Category Archives: My journey towards independence

My journey from utter helplessness to independence

Day 2716:  Live for the moment and LIVE IN THE MOMENT

The present moment is all you have live in it– that’s my message to the world

 

It’s 1 : 40 PM on day 2716 of my journey towards independence and I managed to pray, read 1 Samuel 2:2, read my brother’s project and promote my 50 New Feet Campaign benefiting MiracleFeet – raised  $7 706 only $4 794 more to raise by June 17, 2018 to help 50 kids with clubfoot (thanks so much to everyone who has helped out so far).

 

This morning I found myself wishing that Thursday would come and go so that my surgery would be over and down with and it was in that moment that I realized that if I didn’t think differently I would waste today and tomorrow waiting for Thursday

 

Day 2715: Burning Up

Burning yourself up to keep the world warm is not good for anybody– that’s my message to the world.

 

It’s 2 : 12 PM on day 2715 of my journey towards independence and I managed to pray, read Zephaniah 3:17,  have breakfast and promote my 50 New Feet Campaign benefiting MiracleFeet –   A HUGE to Anon who donated $25  which brings the total raised to  $7 706 only $4 794 more to raise by June 17, 2018 to help 50 kids with clubfoot.

 

Today I realized that burning yourself up to keep the world warm is not good for anybody so from today onwards it’s God first then me everything else has to come 3rd for my own health and overall sanity.

 

Day 2714: The Opposite of Fear

The opposite of fear is faith more than courage – that’s what I have to keep reminding myself

 

It’s 2 : 28 PM on day 2714 of my journey towards independence and I managed to pray, read Zephaniah 3:17,  have breakfast and promote my 50 New Feet Campaign benefiting MiracleFeet –   A HUGE thanks to Ciya and Riya who donated $50  which brings the total raised to  $7 681 only $4 819 more to raise by June 17, 2018 to help 50 kids with clubfoot.

 

 

Recently I read somewhere the opposite of fear is faith this quote has come at the right time for me I’ve been afraid a lot lately and I’ve realized I’m most afraid when I rely on my humanness instead of relying on God’s divinity which we are all connected to by faith.

Day 2713: 50 New Feet Campaign Eight Months Later

“Help others without any reason and give without the expectation of receiving anything in return.” ― Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart

It’s 11 : 34 AM on day 2713 of my journey towards independence and I managed to pray,  have breakfast, read Jonah 2:2 and promote my 50 New Feet Campaign benefiting MiracleFeet – A HUGE thanks to Remaaunty who donated $100   which brings the total raised to  $7 606 only $4 894 more to raise by June 17, 2018 to help 50 kids with clubfoot.

Today marks the eight month anniversary of my 50 New Feet Campaign benefiting MiracleFeet  so far 95 people have made donations to this campaign and between us we’ve donated $7 606 – enough to provide clubfoot treatments for 30 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, Dessy Bo, Julia, Rosly Renil, Piyuse Thomas, Rema Matthews  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 CummingsHalla 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 2712: Turning my Crappy into Happy for MiracleFeet #50NewFeet

Turn your crappy into happy – that’s my message to the world.

 

It’s 1 : 07 PM on day 2712 of my journey towards independence and I managed to pray, read Zephaniah 3:17,  have breakfast and promote my 50 New Feet Campaign benefiting MiracleFeet –   A HUGE thanks to Anonymous who donated $25  which brings the total raised to  $7 506 only $4 994 more to raise by June 17, 2018 to help 50 kids with clubfoot.

 

As you may know I will be undergoing minor surgery on my hand and foot on February 22nd it is what it but I’d like to make something good come out of it so I’m asking all those who can to donate to my 50 New Feet campaign benefiting MiracleFeet (we only need $4 994 more to treat a total of 50 kids with Clubfoot) https://www.crowdrise.com/50newfeet

Day 2711: A New Dawn in South Africa #ZumaResigns

“It’s new dawn, it’s a new day and I’m feeling good.” – Nina Simone

 

It’s 1 : 20 PM on day 2711 of my journey towards independence and I managed to pray, read John 3: 16, support the Water Ambassadors programme launch  and promote my 50 New Feet Campaign benefiting MiracleFeet – raised  $7 481 only $5 019 more to raise by June 17, 2018 to help 50 kids with clubfoot (thanks so much to everyone who has helped out so far).

 

Last night Jacob Zuma (South Africa’s then President) finally resigned I feel like a cloud has lifted off the entire country he was corrupt, selfish and just generally without honour I’m so glad he no longer has the power to disgrace the Republic of South Africa which I have always been proud, honoured and humbled to call my home. May this be an end of an error and a beginning of an era. Nkosi Sikelel’ iAfrika

Day 2710: Proud Moment

Kids grow up when we are not looking– that’s what I realized today.

 

It’s 1 : 09 PM on day 2710 of my journey towards independence and I managed to pray, read 1 Corinthians 13:4, read my brother’s project and promote my 50 New Feet Campaign benefiting MiracleFeet – raised  $7 481 only $5 019 more to raise by June 17, 2018 to help 50 kids with clubfoot (thanks so much to everyone who has helped out so far).

 

This morning I was reading my Life Orientation project  and I came across this nugget of wisdom  I feel if I don’t respect those who don’t respect me I will feel as if I am on the same level as them which is something I don’t want as this will deter me  from my path of trying to build a positive relationship the boy is only seventeen and the fact that he already knows that absolutely BLEW MY MIND, made me SO PROUD and made me wonder how I missed the fact that he has grown up.

 

 

Day 2709: Look to Grow

Look to grow from every experience – that’s my message to the world.

 

It’s 1 : 58 PM on day 2709 of my journey towards independence and I managed to pray, read Isaiah 54:10,  have breakfast and promote my 50 New Feet Campaign benefiting MiracleFeet –   A HUGE thanks to Beverly who donated $50   which brings the total raised to  $7 481 only $5 019 more to raise by June 17, 2018 to help 50 kids with clubfoot.

 

After yesterday and hearing that I will be undergoing toe and wrist surgery on February 22nd everybody has been extra to me my dad bought my favourite rusks (that’s what he does when he can’t fix things he buys things I appreciate it sadly he can’t buy me a body with fully functional parts), my mom is being a  tad more clingy and even my brother is less himself than usual meanwhile this morning I found myself waiting for them to get out of the house so I could cry in peace without making anyone feel powerless (I seldom cry in front of my family especially when they are powerless to fix whatever’s happening – imagine being without the power to help that which you  brought into the world I’m not going to let my parents see just how much my life hurts instead I’m going to suck it up and choose to grow from all of life’s experiences).

Day 2708: My Life is Irony

My life is irony – that’s what I’ve realized.

 

It’s 2 : 20 PM on day 2708 of my journey towards independence and I managed to pray, read Ephesians 4:2, go see my orthopedic surgeon, and promote my 50 New Feet Campaign benefiting MiracleFeet – raised  $7 431 only $5 069 more to raise by June 17, 2018 to help 50 kids with clubfoot (thanks so much to everyone who has helped out so far).

 

Today I found out that on the 22nd February I will have surgery on the big toe of my left foot and on my right hand I’m not exactly jumping for joy but I’m grateful we can afford the surgery. How’s that for irony: I’m helping to fix feet meanwhile I myself have foot issues (God has a sense of humor).

Day 2707: Time: The Age-Old Excuse

Time is just an excuse people use when they don’t want to do something – that’s what I’ve learned.

 

It’s 1 : 17 PM on day 2707 of my journey towards independence and I managed to pray, read 1 John 4:7 and promote my 50 New Feet Campaign benefiting MiracleFeet – raised  $7 431 only $5 069 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 became a part of something then wondered where I was going to find the time to do everything but it matters so I’ll make the time.