Day 2444: Focus on Solutions

Always focus on the solution – that’s my message to the world.

 

It’s 12: 50 PM on day 2444 of my journey towards independence and I managed to pray, read ,   have breakfast, spend time outside – i love the outdoors we as people spend too much time indoors these days – and learn a new word – Feckless adj. 1. Careless and irresponsible. “The kids were feckless during spring break.” 2. Lacking purpose or vitality; feeble or ineffective – unlikely to be successful. “It was a feckless attempt to make the company a success.”

 

Yesterday in a crisis situation I learned that in crisis situations it’s always best to focus on the solutions instead of fixating on the problems.

Day 2443: The Source of my Truest Joy and Contentment

Giving was, is and always will be the source of my truest joy and contentment – that’s what I now know.

 

It’s 11: 36 AM on day 2443 of my journey towards independence and I managed to pray, read 1 Corinthians 2:12, watch myself and my Superhero Catherine Constantinides on TV – thank you to the Expresso Show for sharing footage of my paraglide and allowing us to tell South Africa about the people of the Western Sahara –   have breakfast and learn a new word – Definitions for memoriter 1. by heart; by memory. 2.involving or requiring memorization: the memoriter aspects of a college course.

 

Today I realized that no matter how far I get in this life or whatever else I accomplish giving was, is and always will be the source of my truest joy and contentment I guess every human circles back to that realization sooner or later (the impact of our lives on the world and on other people will be our enduring legacy).

 

Day 2442: My Secret Heartbreak

The feelings you’re brave enough to feel will never devour you– that’s what I have realized.

 

It’s 11: 36 AM on day 2442 of my journey towards independence and I managed to pray, read Romans 5: 5,   have breakfast and learn a new word – Definitions for ultracrepidarian 1.
noting or pertaining to a person who criticizes, judges, or gives advice outside the area of his or her expertise: The play provides a classic, simplistic portrayal of an ultracrepidarian mother-in-law. 2. an ultracrepidarian person.

 

Recently I found myself having to admit to myself that I feel the need to do all these crazy things (ziplining, paragliding, etc) because I probably will never do the one thing I would love to do which is become a mother someday I have always pictured a happy life with an imperfect life partner and a bunch of little ones which is medically possible for me (I think) but even if I was able to find a special person who could see past my body and into my soul I want the best for any kids I may have I want to run after them and tumble in the grass, I want to throw them up in the air and know that my reflexes will be quick enough to catch them…I want for any kids I may have a better mother than I know I can ever be so although it breaks my heart even if things worked out in such a way that I could have kids I’m 75% sure I would choose not to.

Day 2441: Important Yet Unimportant

Each one of us is so important and yet so unimportant at the same time – that’s what I have realized.

 

It’s 8 : 50 AM on day 2441 of my journey towards independence and I managed to pray,   have breakfast, read John 3: 5 and learn a new word – Definitions for purloin 1. to take dishonestly; steal; filch; pilfer. 2. to commit theft; steal.

 

Last night laying in bed thinking about the beauty of nature and I remember thinking the sky is so blue the trees are so green the same God who created all that also thought to create me needless to say I felt very special I guess because I am special to God it’s very weird I know the world wouldn’t be the same without me but I also know the world would still keep spinning without me…I am so very important and yet so very unimportant at the same time.

Day 2440: Thoughts on humanity, fame and love | Shah Rukh Khan

“The people of this ancient land embraced me in their limitless love, and I’ve learned from these people that neither power nor poverty can make your life more magical or less tortuous. I’ve learned from the people of my country that the dignity of a life, a human being, a culture, a religion, a country actually resides in its ability for grace and compassion. I’ve learned that whatever moves you, whatever urges you to create, to build, whatever keeps you from failing, whatever helps you survive, is perhaps the oldest and the simplest emotion known to mankind, and that is love. ” – Shah Rukh Khan

 

It’s 12 : 22 PM on day 2440 of my journey towards independence and I managed to pray,   have breakfast, read Acts 4: 31  and learn a new word – Definitions for moggy
British Informal. a cat.

 

Yesterday I watched a Ted Talk by Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan aptly titled “Thoughts on humanity, fame and love” I have watched his movies since forever but until I watched this Ted Talk I never knew how enlightened and genuinely funny he was. Watch “Thoughts on humanity, fame and love | Shah Rukh Khan” below:

Day 2439: Children and Our Responsibility Towards Them

“Children are our most valuable natural resource.” – Herbert Hoover

 

It’s 11 : 04  AM on day 2439 of my journey towards independence and I managed to pray,   have breakfast, read Acts 2:4  and learn a new word – Ephemeral adj. 1. Lasting for a markedly brief time: “The ephemeral nature of fashion trends.” 2. Living or lasting only for a day, as with certain plants or insects.

 

Recently there have been three wonderful new additions to my extended family (I’m a proud aunty to a niece and two nephews (so overjoyed about that)) which has got me thinking about the future of our world and the responsibility we have to the youngest amongst us it’s up to us to teach them that nothing they become will ever be more important than being good human beings.

Day 2438: Right Where I’m Supposed To Be

I am right where I’m supposed to be at this stage in my life (even though sometimes it doesn’t feel like it) – that’s what I know.

 

It’s 12 : 09  PM on day 2438 of my journey towards independence and I managed to pray,   have breakfast, read Acts 1: 8  and learn a new word – Definitions for slacktivism
actions taken to bring about political or social change but requiring only minimal commitment, effort, or risk: students engaging in slacktivism by signing an online petition.

 

This morning I realized that I am right where I’m supposed to be at this stage in my life because every experience is preparing me for the greater plan that God has had for my life even before I was conceived.

Day 2437: Intentionally and With Love

“It’s never crowded along the extra mile.” – Wayne Dyer

 

It’s 11 : 51  AM on day 2437 of my journey towards independence and I managed to pray,   have breakfast, read Luke 24:49  and learn a new word – Definitions for zugzwang
Chess. a situation in which a player is limited to moves that cost pieces or have a damaging positional effect.

 

Today I realized that there’s nothing better than doing things intentionally and with love it really touches the heart because very few people in the world go the extra mile these days.

 

Day 2436: Africa Month

You always learn a lot more when you lose than when you win. ~ African proverb

 

It’s 12 : 51  PM on day 2436 of my journey towards independence and I managed to pray,   have breakfast, read Joel 2:28-29  and learn a new word – Definitions for forgettery
a faculty or facility for forgetting; faulty memory: a witness with a very convenient forgettery.

 

As you may or may not know May is Africa Month and living in Africa it’s an opportunity for me to show the world things about Africa that they seldom get to see this continent is so much more than poverty and disease it’s hope, it’s love, it’s compassion , it’s generosity, it’s joy, it’s diversity, it’s untapped potential … Africa is me I am Africa.

Day 2435: Blessed and Protected

I’m blessed beyond measure– that’s what I know.

 

It’s 1 : 03  PM on day 2434 of my journey towards independence and I managed to pray,   have breakfast, read Exodus 31: 3  and learn a new word – Definitions for holus-bolus
all at once; altogether.

 

Today a person with criminal intent jumped over our fence and was roaming around our yard (I saw him walk across our yard but he did not see me) thankfully security was called and nobody was harmed but I continue to be amazed when I escape these situations completely unharmed it’s like there’s a veil of protection that surrounds me I am forever grateful.