Day 2207: Disability in Rural Areas in South Africa

The things I don’t think twice about are things other people pray for – that’s what I keep realizing.

 

It’s 10 : 48  AM on day 2207 of my journey towards independence and I managed to pray, read Proverbs 12:25, have breakfast and work on my  25 Smiles Campaign    –raised $7 675 only  $4 825 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 read The triple vulnerability of being poor and disabled in rural South Africa which made me conscious of my own privilege I’m fortunate that whenever I need to go to a doctor my parents can pay for the appointment and drive me there which sadly is not the case for most people with disabilities living in rural areas in South Africa they have to worry about distance and transportation I do hope that the solutions mentioned in the article will be implemented because truly South Africa cannot prosper if a segment of the population feels like the general population doesn’t care about them.

Day 2206: Letting Go and Letting God

Let go and let God – that’s what I’m trying to do.

 

It’s 9 : 11  AM on day 2206 of my journey towards independence and I managed to pray, read 1 Peter 4:8,  and work on my  25 Smiles Campaign    –raised $7 675 only  $4 825 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 I’ve been trying extra hard to let go and let God which is harder than one might think even when you do have faith.

Day 2205: Doing My Best Every Day

Just decide you’re going to do your best for as long as you need to regardless of the result– that’s my message to the world.

 

It’s 9 : 47  AM on day 2205 of my journey towards independence and I managed to pray, read 2 Esther 4:14 and work on my  25 Smiles Campaign    –raised $7 675 only  $4 825 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 just decided that I was going to do my best for as long as I needed to regardless of the result (I may or may not get my desired result but no matter what I’m going to work hard every single day).

Day 2204: Getting What You Wished For

Sometimes you get what you wished for and it’s not all it’s cracked up to be – that’s what I’ve realized.

 

It’s 8 : 52  AM on day 2204 of my journey towards independence and I managed to pray, read 2 Peter 3:9 and work on my  25 Smiles Campaign    –raised $7 675 only  $4 825 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 sort of got what I wished for and I found myself wishing I didn’t make that wish sometimes getting what you wished for isn’t all it’s cracked up to be.

Day 2203: Giving Time

Your time is the best gift you can give people – that’s what I keep being reminded of.

 

It’s 10 : 25  AM on day 2203 of my journey towards independence and I managed to pray, read 2 Corinthians 12:9-10, have breakfast and work on my  25 Smiles Campaign    –raised $7 675 only  $4 825 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 time is the best gift you can give people because when you give people your time you give them a chunk of your life you’ll never get back.

Day 2202: Happy 22nd Birthday Baby Sister

“A sister is both your mirror – and your opposite. “ – Elizabeth Fishel

 

It’s 11 : 22  AM on day 2202 of my journey towards independence and I managed to have breakfast, pray, read Habakkuk 2:3, hang out with family and work on my  25 Smiles Campaign    –raised $7 675 only  $4 825 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 is my little sister’s 22nd birthday and this year is extra special because she’s here with us. Happy Birthday Neethu it’s been an honour and a privilege to watch you grow and to grow with you (I would cry to keep you any day).

Day 2201: Dear President Obama: “We Will Give Him a Family”

May we all have the heart of a child – that’s my wish for humanity.

 

It’s 9 : 58  AM on day 2201 of my journey towards independence and I managed to have breakfast, pray, read Lamentations 3:25-26 and work on my  25 Smiles Campaign    –raised $7 675 only  $4 825 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 “Dear President Obama: “We Will Give Him a Family” “ – a letter 6-year-old Alex wrote to President Obama offering a place in his family to a Syrian refugee – I was blown away by the humanity of this young child I’m not the emotional sort but Alex’s letter moved me. Watch “Dear President Obama: “We Will Give Him a Family” “ below:

 

Day 2200: “Little Toy Guns” by Carrie Underwood

I wish words were like little toy guns

No sting, no hurt no one, Just a bang bang rollin’ off your tongue

(I wish words were like little toy guns)

No smoke, no bullets, no kick from the trigger when you pull it

No pain, no damage done

(I wish words were like little toy guns)

Just a bang bang rollin’ off your tongue

(I wish words were like little toy guns)

Carrie Underwood, Little Toy Guns

 

It’s 11 : 31   AM on day 2200 of my journey towards independence and I managed to have breakfast, pray, read Acts 26:28-29, and work on my  25 Smiles Campaign    –raised $7 675 only  $4 825 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 I heard “Little Toy Guns” by Carrie Underwood every time I hear it makes me cry. Listen to  “Little Toy Guns” by Carrie Underwood below:

 

Day 2199: International Day of Peace

We must be peaceful within so we can offer peace to those without – that’s what I keep realizing.

 

It’s 12 : 04  PM on day 2199 of my journey towards independence and I managed to have breakfast, pray, read James 4:7 and work on my  25 Smiles Campaign    –raised $7 675 only  $4 825 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 is the International Day of Peace and in honour of that I ask that all of us find our inner-peace so we can offer peace to those without.

Day 2198: Why I’m Trying Not to Worry

With God in me I can get through anything – that’s what I keep realizing.

 

It’s 10: 46  AM on day 2198 of my journey towards independence and I managed to have breakfast, pray, read Psalm 16: 11     and work on my  25 Smiles Campaign    –raised $7 675 only  $4 825 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 although it’s hard I shouldn’t be so worried about my health because with God in me I can get through anything.