Day 2567: On this day 23 Years Ago…….

“For there is no friend like a sister in calm or stormy weather; To cheer one on the tedious way, to fetch one if one goes astray, to lift one if one totters down, to strengthen whilst one stands.” – Christina Rossetti

It’s 2: 37 PM on day 2567 of my journey towards independence and I managed to pray,  have breakfast, read Habakkuk 2:3, go to church – Thanks to Reverend Howarth for allowing me to spread the word about 50 New Feet for MiracleFeet in the Vincent Methodist church – have breakfast with my family  and promote my 50 New Feet Campaign benefiting MiracleFeet -raised $3 556 only $9 844 more to raise by June 17, 2018 to help 50 kids with clubfoot (thanks to everyone who has helped out so far) .

 

On this day 23 years ago my mommy gave birth to my baby sister I was too young to know it but it was the best day ever my sister is the friend that everybody needs and the sister that every sister deserves brutally honest with you for your own good and always there for you (thinking about it makes me want to cry she left for med school 5 years ago but still makes every effort to make sure we know she hasn’t forgotten us she has called every day twice a day from the first day she was in university. Of all the things I am proud to be I’m proudest to be your sister you are everything this world should be I so admire your courage of conviction and like I told you most days I’m so glad you were born. Happy Birthday Neethu love you lots and lots♥

Day 2566: Rise Above

Bless those who curse you bless and do not curse– that’s what I learned from the Bible

 

It’s 1: 47 PM on day 2566 of my journey towards independence and I managed to pray,  have breakfast, read Lamentations 3:25-26,  and promote my 50 New Feet Campaign benefiting MiracleFeet -raised $3 556 only $9 844 more to raise by June 17, 2018 to help 50 kids with clubfoot (thanks to everyone who has helped out so far) .

 

Today I was reminded that I don’t have to reciprocate the bad behaviour exhibited  towards me instead I can pause and choose to rise above.

 

Day 2565: World Rhino Day and Sides Of A Horn

We are what we stand for– that’s what I’ve realized.

 

It’s 11: 48 AM on day 2565 of my journey towards independence and I managed to pray,  have breakfast, read  Acts 26:28-29,  and promote my 50 New Feet Campaign benefiting MiracleFeet -raised $3 556 only $9 844 more to raise by June 17, 2018 to help 50 kids with clubfoot (thanks to everyone who has helped out so far) .

 

This morning I woke up intending to write about something else entirely until I realized today is World Rhino Day and until I came across Sides Of A Horn – a Kickstarter project created by Toby Wosskow to fund his movie about rhino poaching titled Sides Of A Horn (I know I’m probably confusing people supporting everything from children’s health to conservation but I promise you I’m far from confused my brand is kindness to humans, animals and the planet and my goal is to use all my platforms to serve in every way that I can). If you feel inclined to do so watch the video below and support Sides Of A Horn at https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/tobywosskow/sides-of-a-horn.

Day 2564: Cerebral Palsy – My Blessing In Disguise

Cerebral Palsy just might be my greatest advantage– that’s what I’ve realized.

 

It’s 12: 36  PM on day 2564 of my journey towards independence and I managed to pray,  have breakfast, read James 4:7  and promote my 50 New Feet Campaign benefiting MiracleFeet – Yesterday  Anonymous donated $25 (thanks so much Anon) which brings the total raised to $3 556 only $9 8 944 more to raise by June 17, 2018 to help 50 kids with clubfoot .

 

Today I was searching the internet for physical things I could do to help raise money for 50 New Feet then I had an epiphany because of my challenges wherever I decide to do its impact will be magnified (Cerebral Palsy is totally my blessing in disguise).

Day 2563: Tony Du Preez – An Everyday Hero

“Heroes are ordinary people who make themselves extraordinary.” – Gerard Way

 

It’s 11: 55  AM on day 2563 of my journey towards independence and I managed to pray,  have breakfast, read  Psalm 16:11  and promote my 50 New Feet Campaign benefiting MiracleFeet – Yesterday  Anonymous donated $50 (thanks so much Anon) which brings the total raised to $3 531 only $9 8 969 more to raise by June 17, 2018 to help 50 kids with clubfoot .

 

This morning our helper, Amanda, was telling me about her friend Tony – an elderly gentlemen – who  gives her a lift to and from work ALMOST EVERY DAY expecting nothing in return (apparently she’s not the only one he does that for he does it for another guy too). WOW . If you live in East London (South Africa) and need a welder call Tony Du Preez Welding Works at 072 373 4051 (good people deserve good things to happen to them )

Day 2562: “Find You” by Nick Jonas

Surround yourself with things that make you happy – that’s my message to the world.

 

It’s 12: 06 PM on day 2562 of my journey towards independence and I managed to pray,  have breakfast, read Ezekiel 18:32   and promote my 50 New Feet Campaign benefiting MiracleFeet -raised $3 481 only $9 019 more to raise by June 17, 2018 to help 50 kids with clubfoot (thanks to everyone who has helped out so far) .

 

Yesterday I heard “Find You” by Nick Jonas it’s been on repeat just because it makes me happy. Listen to “Find You” by Nick Jonas below:

Day 2561: Accepting my Eternal State of Imperfection

To expect perfection from oneself is an exercise in futility– that’s what I’ve realized.

 

It’s 1: 07  PM on day 2561 of my journey towards independence and I managed to pray,  have breakfast, read  Ephesians 2:8  and promote my 50 New Feet Campaign benefiting MiracleFeet – Yesterday Liesel and Anonymous made donations (thanks so much to them) which brings the total raised to $3 481 only $9 019 more to raise by June 17, 2018 to help 50 kids with clubfoot .

 

Yesterday somebody asked me why I didn’t go to church and I lied  saying I overslept (I know it was wrong and I still feel guilty about it)  meanwhile I was up working on my 50 New Feet campaign for MiracleFeet but I didn’t want to say that because even though it was true it would have sounded like I was trying to make myself look like a saint and besides most people’s eyes just glaze over when I start talking about my work I don’t think they understand truly why I work so hard on things that I don’t get paid for.

Day 2560: 50 New Feet Campaign Three Months Later

“You have not lived today until you have done something for someone who can never repay you.” ― John Bunyan

 

It’s 8 : 33  AM on day 2560 of my journey towards independence and I managed to pray, read Matthew 19:25-26, have breakfast, and promote my 50 New Feet Campaign benefiting MiracleFeet – raised to $3 452 only $9 048 more to raise by June 17, 2018 to help 50 kids with clubfoot .

 

Today marks the three month anniversary of my 50 New Feet Campaign benefiting MiracleFeet  so far 40 people have made donations to this campaign and between us we’ve donated $ 3 452 – enough to provide clubfoot treatments for 13 kids – I am SO GRATEFUL. Thank you to my parents,  Gaynor Young and B, Priya Thomas, GregThis, BevBern, Stan FarynaDavid BoutinSharon D’Agostino,  A&P, Julie and Don, Simon Magid, Giving Miracles, Meg Guegan, Maya Anne Ninan,Keith, Sendil Devarajan,Bithun Babu, Koshy Thomas, Katy Mannot, Mervyn, Deepu George, Nadine Sander, My paper Parties, Lisa Dewbery, Adel De Meyer, Pearl Shongwe,Teresa Williams, Sarah and everyone else who chose to donate anonymously for your generous donations. Thank you Jacqui Cooks,  Jacqui Mackway-WilsonStephanie YoungYusuf AbramjeeBritt Michaelian, Rema Matthews,  Catherine ConstantinidesStacey HollandStan Faryna,   Nomawethu Masiza, Bianca Rungasamy, Lebogang Mokoena, Lisa Dewberry, Cindy Ross and everybody else for helping spread the word about this campaign.

Day 2559: Aghast Not

Nothing that’s meant for me will pass me by– that’s what I keep being reminded of.

 

It’s 11: 47  AM on day 2559 of my journey towards independence and I managed to pray,  have breakfast, read  Romans 6:23  and promote my 50 New Feet Campaign benefiting MiracleFeet – raised to $3 452 only $9 048 more to raise by June 17, 2018 to help 50 kids with clubfoot .

 

This morning I remembered that all my aghast in life and about life is for nothing because nothing that’s meant for me will pass me by.

Day 2558: I Try

Being proud of yourself and being arrogant are two very different things– that’s what I keep learning

 

It’s 12: 16  PM on day 2558 of my journey towards independence and I managed to pray,  have breakfast, read 1 John 5:13-14   and promote my 50 New Feet Campaign benefiting MiracleFeet – raised to $3 452 only $9 048 more to raise by June 17, 2018 to help 50 kids with clubfoot .

 

This morning looking at my bank statement I had to acknowledge quietly just to myself (and to you apparently LOL ) that although I’m far from perfect I do try to be a good human being  sometimes I succeed, most times I fail miserably but every day I  do try to be the kind of person I can be proud of.