Category Archives: My journey towards independence

My journey from utter helplessness to independence

Day 2645: Feelings Vs. Commitments

Feelings fade commitment doesn’t – that’s what I’ve realized.

 

It’s 12 : 42  PM on day 2645 of my journey towards independence and I managed to  pray,  read John 1:9-10 and promote my 50 New Feet Campaign benefiting MiracleFeet –-raised $5 026 only $7 474 more to raise by June 17, 2018 to help 50 kids with clubfoot (thanks to everyone who has helped out so far).

 

Today being my parents 27th wedding anniversary I’ve been thinking a lot about the differences between the West and the East when it comes to marriage my uncle said it best when he said In the West people marry the one they love while in the East people love the one they marry it’s not a choice I think I would make because I’ve lived in the Western World all my life but there’s something to be said for marrying for something other than feelings.

Day 2644: Heavenly Pancake House Review

Pancakes and I are a match made in Heaven – that’s what I’ve realized.

 

It’s 1 : 19  PM on day 2644 of my journey towards independence and I managed to pray,  read John 1:1-3, had breakfast at Heavenly Pancake House and promote my 50 New Feet Campaign benefiting MiracleFeet – A HUGE thanks to Jerrinchachen and Pramela Ramesh who donated $25  each yesterday  which brings the total raised to  $5 026 only $7 474 more to raise by June 17, 2018 to help 50 kids with clubfoot

 

This morning my family and I had breakfast at the Heavenly Pancake House I’m IN LOVE with their Cinnamon Pancakes usually whenever we go out I never finish whatever I order but I actually finished my pancakes the view of the beach was also great even on such a gloomy day. Thanks to Salomie and her team at Heavenly Pancake House for the great food and great service (I’ll be back for more pancakes Salomie 🙂 ). Anyone in East London, South Africa can find  the Heavenly Pancake House at 10 Deary Dr, Gonubie – highly recommend it.

HP

heavenly pancakes view

Day 2643: KFC’s Add Hope Campaign, Recognizing Opportunities and Knowing Your Values

Opportunities to do good are everywhere you just have to be observant – that’s my message to the world.

 

It’s 2 : 15  PM on day 2643 of my journey towards independence and I managed to watch TV with my sister,  pray,  read Genesis 49:9-10, have breakfast, go with my parents to drop my sister at the airport – she’s off to a wedding for the weekend – and promote my 50 New Feet Campaign benefiting MiracleFeet -raised $4 976 only $7 524 more to raise by June 17, 2018 to help 50 kids with clubfoot (thanks to everyone who has helped out so far).

 

Yesterday my sister, my brother, my niece (cousin’s daughter) and I were at KFC and I once again noticed the “Add Hope” signage – in every KFC in South Africa customers have an option to pay extra to help feed hungry kids – and my sister turned to me knowingly and asked how many kids do you want to feed? to which I replied three – one for every Varghese present – sometimes you don’t have to go out of your way to make a difference sometimes the opportunities are right in front of your eyes but in order to recognize them you need to know who you are and what your values are (I know I am a Varghese and I know I stand for kindness, generosity, compassion, honesty, loyalty, justice and fairness and I carry that with me every moment of every day)

Day 2642: “Naked” by James Arthur

I’m not going to wait until you’re done
Pretending you don’t need anyone
I’m standing here naked (naked, naked)
I’m standing here naked (naked, naked)
I’m not gonna try ’til you decide
You’re ready to swallow all your pride
I’m standing here naked (naked, naked)
I’m standing here naked (naked, naked)

James Arthur, “Naked”

 

It’s 12 : 48  PM on day 2642 of my journey towards independence and I managed to  pray,  read Titus 3:4-7 and promote my 50 New Feet Campaign benefiting MiracleFeet –-raised $4 976 only $7 524 more to raise by June 17, 2018 to help 50 kids with clubfoot (thanks to everyone who has helped out so far).

 

A while ago I heard “Naked” by James Arthur I love the vulnerability of the lyrics. Listen to “Naked” by James Arthur below:

Day 2641: Raging Against the Dying of my Light

The difference between success and failure is persistence – that’s what I’ve been reminded of.

 

It’s 2 : 12  PM on day 2641 of my journey towards independence and I managed to  pray,  read Matthew 25:40, and promote my 50 New Feet Campaign benefiting MiracleFeet –-raised $4 976 only $7 524 more to raise by June 17, 2018 to help 50 kids with clubfoot (thanks to everyone who has helped out so far).

 

Today every part of me is saying screw it why am I the only who cares I have problems too but I’m going to rage, rage against the dying of my light I refuse to go gently into the night – I’m not just another number in the population statistic God created me to be extraordinary and I am going to continue behaving accordingly (even when every part of me wants to quit).

Day 2640: “Take Me” by Alex & Sierra

Where do you go when you fall asleep?
I know I know that you’ll find what you seek
Running alone when you hide in your dreams
Can you take me? Can you take me?

– Alex & Sierra, “Take Me”

 

It’s 12 : 00  PM on day 2640 of my journey towards independence and I managed to  pray,  read Revelation 1:18, and promote my 50 New Feet Campaign benefiting MiracleFeet –-raised $4 976 only $7 524 more to raise by June 17, 2018 to help 50 kids with clubfoot (thanks to everyone who has helped out so far).

 

A while ago I heard “Take Me” by Alex & Sierra I love the slightly dark undertone of the song. Listen to “Take Me” by Alex & Sierra bellow:

 

Day 2639: Grateful Faces Unseen

You will not always be able to see the grateful faces in the process of touching lives and that’s okay   – that’s what I’ve realized.

 

It’s 1 : 14  PM on day 2639 of my journey towards independence and I managed to  pray,  read 2 Peter 3:10, and promote my 50 New Feet Campaign benefiting MiracleFeet –-raised $4 976 only $7 524 more to raise by June 17, 2018 to help 50 kids with clubfoot (thanks to everyone who has helped out so far).

 

Yesterday doing community work I realized that you will not always be able to see the grateful faces in the process of touching lives and that’s okay sometimes you just have to settle for knowing that you tried to do good with good intentions.

Day 2638: Expect Not Perfection

Expect everything not to go to plan and prepare to be surprised if everything does go to plan– that’s my message to the world.

 

It’s 12 : 27  PM on day 2638 of my journey towards independence and I managed to spend time with my family doing something special (i will not elaborate as to what it is because some things are just between God, me and my family I’m determined of that – thank you daddy and mommy for driving me there even though it meant you went to work a little late), pray,  read Job 40:1-2 and promote my 50 New Feet Campaign benefiting MiracleFeet –-raised $4 976 only $7 524 more to raise by June 17, 2018 to help 50 kids with clubfoot (thanks to everyone who has helped out so far).

 

Today I was somewhere doing something and things did not work out exactly how I planned but I was okay because I had expected that some things may not work out according to plan

 

Day 2637: Why I Don’t Want A Stress Free Life

A life without a little stress is no life at all – that’s what I’ve realized.

 

It’s 2 : 48  PM on day 2637 of my journey towards independence and I managed to pray,  read Hosea 6:3, promote my 50 New Feet Campaign benefiting MiracleFeet – A HUGE thanks to  Anonymous and  Stan Faryna, author of Francesco Augustine Bernadone  who donated $50  each yesterday  which brings the total raised to  $4 976 only $7 524 more to raise by June 17, 2018 to help 50 kids with clubfoot – and spend time with family.

 

Today it dawned on me that life without a little stress is no life at all because anything worth doing comes with stress.

Day 2636: The Blessing That Was Once A Curse

What is now seen as a curse may later be seen as a blessing – that’s what I’ve realized.

 

It’s 11 : 44  AM on day 2636 of my journey towards independence and I managed to pray,  read 1 Samuel 12: 24 and promote my 50 New Feet Campaign benefiting MiracleFeet – A HUGE thanks to  Anonymous and Anisha Sunker  who donated $25  each yesterday  which brings the total raised to  $4 876 only $7 624 more to raise by June 17, 2018 to help 50 kids with clubfoot.

 

Today I realized that what is now seen as a curse may later be seen as a blessing I was once the one overlooked and the one who most people thought would not make something of herself but now my parents are quite literally known all three of their children it’s so much fun for me to see how happy my mother is about how my life is turning out she saves every newspaper article, every video and every audio about my work  and shares them with EVERYONE almost as if to say see world, you were totally wrong about my daughter .