Day 2383: Love

Love, much like energy, cannot be destroyed it can only be transferred and transformed   – that’s what I’ve realized.

 

It’s 10 : 53  AM on day 2383 of my journey towards independence and I managed to pray, read Joel 2:12-13, have breakfast  and learn a new word – Definitions for esoterica
1.things understood by or meant for a select few; recondite matters or items. 2. curiosa.

 

A while ago it dawned on me that the love I pour into the world always returns to me not necessarily from the people I love but from other sources some people I love have busy lives it would be virtually impossible for them to be calling, emailing and messaging me as much I do them but I continue just filling them up with love knowing it will come back to me from place and people I least expect.

Day 2382: “How To Find The Courage To Do Anything” by Marie Forleo

Nothing you could do will be worse than doing nothing at all  – that’s my message to the world,

 

It’s 12 : 22  PM on day 2382 of my journey towards independence and I managed to pray, read Hosea 6:1-2, have breakfast  and learn a new word – Bifurcate; bifurcation (bi·fur·cate) v Divide into two branches or forks: “The river bifurcates at the base of the mountain.”

 

Recently I watched “How To Find The Courage To Do Anything” by Marie Forleo i learned so much from the video from now on in moment of fear I will ask myself what’s the worst that could happen if I don’t do this which will hopefully embolden me. Watch “How To Find The Courage To Do Anything” by Marie Forleo below:

 

Day 2381: Being Present and the Gift of our Full Presence

Being present makes every moment more beautiful – that’s what I keep realizing,

 

It’s 11 : 25  AM on day 2381 of my journey towards independence and I managed to pray, read Psalm 27: 4 , have breakfast   and learn a new word – Pernicious (per·ni·cious) adj Having a harmful effect, particularly in a gradual or subtle way. “The hostile takeover will have a pernicious effect on the business.”

 

Yesterday someone came by to visit and in that moment I chose to put my laptop away and be in that moment with him and it actually added something to the interaction I believe when people make an effort to show us that we matter to them the least we can do is give them our physical, mental and emotional presence. The world is alone together let’s stop the epidemic of disconnection by making and maintaining connections in real-life.

Day 2380: Human Rights Day 2017

Just living is not enough… one must have sunshine, freedom, and a little flower. Hans Christian Andersen
 

It’s 10 : 47  AM on day 2380 of my journey towards independence and I managed to pray, read Leviticus 20:8, have breakfast   and learn a new word – Halcyon (hal·cy·on) Adj 1. Calm; peaceful; tranquil: “Halcyon seas.” 2. Rich; wealthy; prosperous: “Halcyon times before the recession.”

 

Today is Human Rights Day here in South Africa – a day commemorating the 1960 Sharpville Massacre which killed 69 people – the freedoms that I currently enjoy were bought with the blood of those 69 people and many others I am ashamed to say that sometimes I forget that. Thank you to the fallen heroes of  the1960 Sharpville Massacre.

Day 2379: “See Through Me” by Alex Goot

And It’s a long way down
It’s a long way
But the view up here is amazing

Alex Goot, “See Through Me”

 

It’s 10 : 09  AM on day 2379 of my journey towards independence and I managed to pray, have breakfast, read Psalm 37:8-9   and learn a new word – Definitions for anthophilous 1.attracted by or living among flowers. 2.feeding on flowers, as certain insects. Also, anthophagous .

 

Recently I heard “See Through Me” by Alex Goot there’s just something about that I absolutely love. Listen to “See Through Me” by Alex Goot below:

Day 2378: Beautiful Interruption

Be a beautiful interruption in someone’s day – that’s my message to the world.

 

It’s 12 : 40 PM on day 2378 of my journey towards independence and I managed to pray, have breakfast, read 2 Thessalonians 2:15   and learn a new word – Genteel (gen·teel) adj.  1. Refined in manner; well-bred and polite.  2. Free from vulgarity or rudeness.  3.Elegantly stylish: genteel manners and appearance.

 

Last year on a day when I was sick Catherine Constantinides called to check on me I was so touched by that (in that moment I knew how sick kids felt when Batman or Spiderman called) and ever since then at least once a month I call someone I love or someone who has helped me in some way just to hi or thank you I’ve spoken to people from all walks of life and it was interesting to note their similar reactions to my phone calls all of them were so touched that I called I think because my phone call was proof that they mattered to someone. Be a beautiful interruption in someone’s day make a call just to say hi or thank you.

Day 2377: Flow with Life

Sometimes you’ve got to flow with life and stop trying to make life flow with you – that’s what I learned today.

 

It’s 12 : 40 PM on day 2377 of my journey towards independence and I managed to pray, have breakfast,   read 3 John 1: 4, go grocery shopping, spend time outside   and learn a new word – Epicurean (ep·i·cu·re·an) adj.  Devoted to the pursuit of sensual pleasure, particularly the enjoyment of gourmet food.

 

Today I had a plan about how things were going to go and although I still achieved my goal things didn’t exactly go the way I planned and from that I learned that sometimes I’ve got to flow with life and stop trying to make life flow with me.

Day 2376: “Kindness Boomerang – One Day”

“Kindness, like a boomerang, always returns” – Unknown

 

It’s 11 : 27 AM on day 2376 of my journey towards independence and I managed to pray, have breakfast, read Proverbs 11: 30-31 and learn a new word – Definitions for smaragdine
1.emerald-green in color.2. of or relating to emeralds.3.Rare. smaragd.

 

Yesterday I watched “Kindness Boomerang – One Day” by Orly Wahba the short film is absolutely beautiful in its simplicity and truth. Watch “Kindness Boomerang – One Day”  below:

 

Day 2375: Flexible in Method

All of us can do anything once we let go of wanting to do it like everybody else– that’s what I’ve realized.

 

It’s 11 : 14 AM on day 2375 of my journey towards independence and I managed to pray, have breakfast, read Psalm 1: 1 and learn a new word – Definitions for code-switching
1. the modifying of one’s behavior, appearance, etc., to adapt to different sociocultural norms: For many female Muslim students, code-switching from their home environment to that of school requires forgoing the hijab.

 

This morning I realized that all of us can do anything once we let go of wanting to do it like everybody else does it I for the longest time wanted to do everything the way people who could walk did it and sometimes it still breaks my heart that I can’t but I have come to accept that if I am to live the full life that I want to live I have to be committed to my goals but flexible in my methods.

 

Day 2374: The Bi-Products of Kindness

The good we try to do somehow always always comes back to us– that’s what I’ve realized

 

It’s 10 : 35 AM on day 2374 of my journey towards independence and I managed to pray, have breakfast, read 2 Corinthians 4:6, make birthday videos for people – i make a huge deal of everyone’s birthday everyone just wants to know they matter and they do if only to God, me and their families – and learn a new word  – Nexus (nex·us) n.  A means of connection; a link or tie: “The nexus between the mob and gambling.”  2. A connected series or group.  3. The core or center.

 

Yesterday I had any epiphany and that was that every good thing that has happened to me so far has been a bi-product of me trying to do something good or kind for others without expecting anything in return.