Day 2171: “Amos Winter: The cheap all-terrain wheelchair”

Simple technology that solves complicated problems is magic– that’s what I’ve realized.

 

It’s 10 : 03  PM on day 2171 of my journey towards independence and I managed to   pray, have breakfast, read 1 Chronicles 16:10, learn one new thing – A fortnight is a unit of time equal to 14 days (2 weeks). The word derives from the Old English: fēowertyne niht, meaning “fourteen nights”.-   and work on my  25 Smiles Campaign    – yesterday Seenachechi  donated $250   (thanks SO MUCH  chechi your ongoing support means a lot 🙂 )  which brings the total  raised to $7 475 only  $5 025 more to raise to reach my second goal of raising $12 500 for Smile Train before Jan 10 2017 (SO SO SO GRATEFUL to everyone who has supported this campaign so far 🙂   ) .

 

Yesterday I watched “Amos Winter: The cheap all-terrain wheelchair” I loved that this wheelchair solved a complicated problem in a simple way. Watch “Amos Winter: The cheap all-terrain wheelchair” below:

Day 2170: Love Completely

Love people with all your heart even when you know they don’t love you back as much – that’s my message to the world.

 

It’s 12 : 33  PM on day 2170 of my journey towards independence and I managed to   pray, have breakfast, read 2 Corinthians 12:9-10, learn one new thing – Known prey of the Megamouth Shark consists entirely of planktonic animals, including euphausiid shrimps, copepods, and the Pancake Jellyfish (Atolla vanhoeffeni). Yet most plankton is found near the surface, so it is something of a mystery how Megamouth manages to find enough to eat. –   and work on my  25 Smiles Campaign    –   raised $7 225 only  $5 275 more to raise to reach my second goal of raising $12 500 for Smile Train before Jan 10 2017 (SO SO SO GRATEFUL to everyone who has supported this campaign so far ) .

 

Today I realized that some people don’t love me nearly as much as I love them it’s neither good, bad, right or wrong it’s just the way things are (or maybe it’s just my perception) if I didn’t love these people I would probably just call it quits but since I do I have decided to put in as much love as is necessary to keep my relationships afloat.

Day 2169: Focus and Miracles

What we focus on is EVERYTHING  – that’s what I keep realizing.

 

It’s 12 : 41  PM on day 2169 of my journey towards independence and I managed to pray, have breakfast, read James 2: 17, learn one new thing – Crabs that have lost legs can regenerate them over time. The leg breaks off at a special joint. Before molting, a new limb bud, with all the remaining leg segments, grows out of the joint. After molting, the new leg is smaller than the others. –   and work on my  25 Smiles Campaign    –   raised $7 225 only  $5 275 more to raise to reach my second goal of raising $12 500 for Smile Train before Jan 10 2017 (SO SO SO GRATEFUL to everyone who has supported this campaign so far ) .

 

Recently with the bunch of infections I’ve had I was finding it hard to be grateful but I keep realizing what we focus on is EVERYTHING when we live as though everything is a miracle things start going in our favour.

Day 2168: Show Up For Life

Show up for life even when it’s hard, even when it’s uncomfortable and even when it hurts  – that’s what I was reminded of today.

 

It’s 4 : 18  PM on day 2168 of my journey towards independence and I managed to   pray, read John 8:12,  have breakfast,attend the Indian Independence Day celebration put together by our community – learned a lot about India’s struggle for independence and enjoyed watching people take part in Tug-Of-War –  and work on my  25 Smiles Campaign    –   raised $7 225 only  $5 275 more to raise to reach my second goal of raising $12 500 for Smile Train before Jan 10 2017 (SO SO SO GRATEFUL to everyone who has supported this campaign so far ) .

 

Today I was reminded that all of us should show up for life even when it’s hard, even when it’s uncomfortable and even when it hurts (people often give me a pass and say I can opt not to do stuff if it’s too hard but at that rate I would be laying in bed every day doing nothing because everything is hard for me).

Day 2167: Compassion, Wheelchairs and Other Stuff

Practice compassion for yourself and others – that’s my message to the world.

 

It’s 10 : 33  AM on day 2167 of my journey towards independence and I managed to   pray, have breakfast, read Revelation 3:21,   and work on my  25 Smiles Campaign    –   raised $7 225 only $5 275 more to raise to reach my second goal of raising $12 500 for Smile Train before Jan 10 2017 (SO SO SO GRATEFUL to everyone who has supported this campaign so far ) .

 

Today I was thinking about motorised wheelchairs I wasn’t keen on getting one when I was younger because I thought it would be a failure on my part to use one when one of my hands was perfectly functional but now I realize it would be hard to push myself on a manual wheelchair with only one hand so I’m going to swallow my pride and get a motorised wheelchair in a few years (it will be easier for my family as well – they won’t have to push me around all the time).

Day 2166: To live to carefully

To live to carefully is not to live at all– that’s what I realized today.

 

It’s 9 : 20  AM on day 2166 of my journey towards independence and I managed to   pray, have breakfast, read Romans 1:17  and work on my  25 Smiles Campaign    –   raised $7 225 only  $5 275 more to raise to reach my second goal of raising $12 500 for Smile Train before Jan 10 2017 (SO SO SO GRATEFUL to everyone who has supported this campaign so far ) .

 

Recently since my infections I’ve been so careful not to re-injure myself it’s almost ridiculous but today I realized that to live to carefully is not to live at all.

Day 2165: “This Is What It’s Like to Go Undercover in North Korea”

Freedom should never be taken for granted – that’s what I’ve realized.

 

It’s 9 : 51  AM on day 2165 of my journey towards independence and I managed to   pray, read James 1: 27, have breakfast and work on my  25 Smiles Campaign    –   raised $7 225 only  $5 275 more to raise to reach my second goal of raising $12 500 for Smile Train before Jan 10 2017 (SO SO SO GRATEFUL to everyone who has supported this campaign so far ) .

 

Yesterday I watched “This Is What It’s Like to Go Undercover in North Korea | Suki Kim | TED Talks” after that I was even more grateful to live in South Africa. Watch This Is What It’s Like to Go Undercover in North Korea” below:

 

Day 2164: Try

To fail in life is inevitable not to try is inexcusable   –  that’s my message to the world.

 

It’s 11 : 56  AM on day 2164 of my journey towards independence and I managed to   have breakfast, pray, read 1 Corinthians 13:12,  and work on my  25 Smiles Campaign    –   raised $7 225 only  $5 275 more to raise to reach my second goal of raising $12 500 for Smile Train before Jan 10 2017 (SO SO SO GRATEFUL to everyone who has supported this campaign so far ) .

 

Today I realized that whether people succeed or fail is inconsequential to me as long as they try their very best at all times.

Day 2163: Trying to be patient

Patience is a virtue that I clearly do not have –  that’s what I’ve realized.

It’s 9 : 28  AM on day 2163 of my journey towards independence and I managed to   have breakfast, pray, read James 1- 2-4 ,  and work on my  25 Smiles Campaign    –   raised $7 225 only  $5 275 more to raise to reach my second goal of raising $12 500 for Smile Train before Jan 10 2017 (SO SO SO GRATEFUL to everyone who has supported this campaign so far ) .

Today marks twelve days since the start of my second foot infection and the wound still has not healed I’m really growing impatient.

Day 2162: Trying to Chill

Nothing in life is permanent so be grateful and chill – note to self.

 

It’s 11 : 30  AM on day 2162 of my journey towards independence and I managed to   have breakfast, pray, read Psalm 147: 3 ,  and work on my  25 Smiles Campaign    –   raised $7 225 only  $5 275 more to raise to reach my second goal of raising $12 500 for Smile Train before Jan 10 2017 (SO SO SO GRATEFUL to everyone who has supported this campaign so far ) .

 

This morning I realized that stressing about anything is pointless nothing in life is permanent  so I’m going to try and not be in so much angst about things.