Author Archives: Nisha Varghese

Day 2688: Life Lesson in a Milkshake Tasting

May you have the courage to try different milkshakes– that’s hope for the world.

 

It’s 12 : 16 PM on day 2688 of my journey towards independence and I managed to pray, read Philippians 4:13   and promote my 50 New Feet Campaign benefiting MiracleFeet – raised  $6 876 only $5 624 more to raise by June 17, 2018 to help 50 kids with clubfoot (thanks so much to everyone who has helped out so far).

 

Yesterday I tried Rum & Raisin Milkshake in keeping with the promise I made to myself that I would try things that I  often don’t  and having  previously tried Peppermint Milkshake,  Oreo Milkshake, Mocha Milkshake, Coffee Milkshake and Strawberry Milkshake I have come to the conclusion that I have outgrown milkshakes (my poor father has spent so much money on milkshakes that I didn’t even finish needless to say he was not impressed ) sometimes you have to try everything to realize that the things on the list re not what you want and that maybe you re destined to forge your own path (yes, I realized all that from tasting milkshakes)

Day 2687: Visiting Breath of Life in East London, South Africa

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The meaning of love is not to possess – that’s what Michelle Rielly reminded me.

 

It’s 1 : 35 PM on day 2687 of my journey towards independence and I managed to pray, read Psalm 29:11   and promote my 50 New Feet Campaign benefiting MiracleFeet – raised  $6 876 only $5 624 more to raise by June 17, 2018 to help 50 kids with clubfoot (thanks so much to everyone who has helped out so far).

 

Two days ago my sister and I were blessed to visit Breath Of Life – a place of safety for infants in our city whose parents are unable to take of them (to-date 125 kids have been loved and looked after by Breath of Life and 18 000 women in crisis have been counselled  by Breath of Life councillors ) – Breath of Life is able to accommodate six infants at a time though when we were there only three were present (Allister, Alec and Aaron, all under the age of one) the kids are taken care of by House  Parents Michelle and Andrew Rielly and the lovely ladies who employed by Breath of Life. Before I arrived there I thought I would be most enamoured with the infants (I LOVE babies they represent hope and possibility) but when I got there I couldn’t stop watching Michelle with the babies I saw in her so much love and gentleness and I could not imagine loving other human beings so much knowing I would eventually have to hand them over to their adoptive parents it would absolutely break my heart but being in Michelle’s presence has reminded me that the meaning of love is not to possess. Thank you to Breath of Life and to the Rielly family for their extraordinary service to our city it is noticed and much appreciated. To find out more about Breath of Life and how you can help visit http://www.restoretrust.co.za/projects/breath-of-life/ ,

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Images supplied by Michelle Rielly (who is pictured above )

Day 2686: It’s Not About Doing It’s About Being

Life is not about what you can’t do it’s about what you can do– that’s my message to the world.

 

It’s 10 : 23 AM on day 2686 of my journey towards independence and I managed to pray, read Proverbs 18:10 ,  have breakfast and promote my 50 New Feet Campaign benefiting MiracleFeet –   A HUGE thanks to  Dessy Bo who donated $50   which brings the total raised to  $6 876 only $5 624 more to raise by June 17, 2018 to help 50 kids with clubfoot.

 

Yesterday I was at a very special place and before I go to places like that I usually think what can I do there but yesterday I realized that sometimes it’s not about doing anything it’s about being there to show that you care.

Day 2685: Positivity and Me

Promote what you love instead of bashing what you hate– that’s my message to the world.

 

It’s 11 : 49 AM on day 2685 of my journey towards independence and I managed to pray, read  Psalm 119:114  and promote my 50 New Feet Campaign benefiting MiracleFeet – raised  $6 826 only $5 674 more to raise by June 17, 2018 to help 50 kids with clubfoot.

 

Today I was reminded that what we put out is what we get back if we went positive lives than we should speak positively, act positively and share positive content with those around us

Day 2684: How to Never Truly Fail

All I can do is my best I can’t control what other people do or don’t do– that’s what I keep being reminded of.

 

It’s 11 : 39 AM on day 2684 of my journey towards independence and I managed to pray, read  Habakkuk 3:19 and promote my 50 New Feet Campaign benefiting MiracleFeet – raised  $6 826 only $5 674 more to raise by June 17, 2018 to help 50 kids with clubfoot.

 

Today I was reminded that all I can do is my best I can’t control what other people do or don’t do (I find comfort in knowing I do my best every day and because of that I will never truly fail no matter what the end results of my actions are).

Day 2683: “The Champion” by Carrie Underwood featuring Ludacris

I am invincible, unbreakable
Unstoppable, unshakeable
They knock me down, I get up again
I am the champion
You’re gonna know my name
You can’t hurt me now
I can’t feel the pain
I was made for this, yeah, I was born to win
I am the champion

– Carrie Underwood featuring Ludacris, “The Champion”

It’s 11 : 57 PM on day 2683 of my journey towards independence and I managed to pray, read  Isaiah 26:3 and promote my 50 New Feet Campaign benefiting MiracleFeet – raised  $6 826 only $5 674 more to raise by June 17, 2018 to help 50 kids with clubfoot.

 

Recently I heard “The Champion” by Carrie Underwood featuring Ludacris I felt like the song was written about my Superhero Catherine Constantinides she just keeps going no matter what life throws at her it’s amazing she is the champion and my champion which inspires me to be one every day. Listen to “The Champion” by Carrie Underwood featuring Ludacris below:

Day 2682: 50 New Feet Campaign Seven Months Later

“To get the full value of joy you must have someone to divide it with.” — Mark Twain

 

It’s 11 : 09 AM on day 2682 of my journey towards independence and I managed to pray,  have breakfast, read Psalm 46:1-3 and promote my 50 New Feet Campaign benefiting MiracleFeet – raised  $6 825 only $5 675 more to raise by June 17, 2018 to help 50 kids with clubfoot .

 

Today marks the seven month anniversary of my 50 New Feet Campaign benefiting MiracleFeet  so far 86 people have made donations to this campaign and between us we’ve donated $6 825 – enough to provide clubfoot treatments for 27 kids – I am SO THANKFUL. 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 PartiesLisa DewberyAdel De MeyerPearl Shongwe,Teresa Williams, Sarah, Lisel, Alex Forshaw, Russell Williams, African Greek Godess, East London Malayalee Association, Jose Mammen, Vijay Mammen,Maya’s Papu, Lissy and Shajan, Jindalee Foundation, Debbie Gleason, Laissa Thomas, Captain Cactus,  Asafika, Divine Illunga, Justine Perry, Anisa Sunker, Jerrin Mohan, Pramela Ramesh, Sebastian Schütte, Zarina Walele, Be Good To People, Kevin,Tim Fargo (founder of Social Jukebox), Shahrina Ramphaul, Matt (founder of We Make Good Things Happen), Melise, Mario, Dr. Jacob Mathai, Inna Valesquez Shaun Francis and Family,Tess Thomas, Air To Air Africa Ballooning, and everyone else who chose to donate anonymously for your generous donations. Thank you  Jacqui Mackway-WilsonStephanie YoungYusuf AbramjeeBritt Michaelian,  Catherine ConstantinidesStacey HollandStan Faryna,  Ryan Cummings, Halla Tomasdottir,  Bianca Rungasamy, Criselda Dudumashe Kendall Rayburn,Lisa Dewberry,  Brand South AfricaMelissa JavanDaily Dispatch, Barbara Hollands, Ashraf Gerda and everybody else for helping spread the word about this campaign.

Day 2681: Inspiration’s Condition

Inspiration definitely comes to you on condition that you’re working while you’re waiting for it to arrive – that’s my message to the world.

 

It’s 12 : 47 PM on day 2681 of my journey towards independence and I managed to pray, read  Isaiah 41:10 and promote my 50 New Feet Campaign benefiting MiracleFeet – raised  $6 826 only $5 674 more to raise by June 17, 2018 to help 50 kids with clubfoot.

 

Today I was reminded that inspiration definitely comes to you on condition that you’re working while you’re waiting for it to arrive (some people keep whining about how uninspired they are while they do nothing – well duh inspiration comes to those who work).

Day 2680: The Effects of Time

Time stands still for nobody– that’s what I want the world to know.

 

It’s 12 : 42 PM on day 2680 of my journey towards independence and I managed to pray, read  Jeremiah 29:11 and promote my 50 New Feet Campaign benefiting MiracleFeet – raised  $6 826 only $5 674 more to raise by June 17, 2018 to help 50 kids with clubfoot.

 

Yesterday I realized with a tinge of sadness that my parents are growing old at the exact time it feels like my life is just starting which makes things complicated for me because I need a lot of physical help to survive and thrive (I want to travel, meet new people and continue making a difference I don’t know how that’s going to work in this situation it’s nobody’s fault it just is what it is).

Day 2679: Act In Accordance With Your Prayers

May our actions match our prayers– that’s my wish for the world.

 

It’s 12 : 40 PM on day 2679 of my journey towards independence and I managed to pray, read  Isaiah 43:19, go to church, promote my 50 New Feet Campaign benefiting MiracleFeet – raised  $6 826 only $5 674 more to raise by June 17, 2018 to help 50 kids with clubfoot.

 

Today I was reminded that it doesn’t help for me to pray to God to help me do the right thing even when it’s hard if I don’t choose to do the right thing when it’s hard.