Category Archives: My journey towards independence

My journey from utter helplessness to independence

Day 2480: Don’t pray your problems away

Some of your problems will not disappear with prayers because those problems are preparing you for a life better than you ever imagined – that’s what I want the world to know

 

It’s 12 : 50 PM on day 2480 of my journey towards independence and I managed to pray, read John 8: 36, have breakfast and promote my 50 New Feet Campaign benefiting MiracleFeet – Anonymous  donated $40 (thanks to him) which brings the total raised to $1 400 only $11 100 more to raise  by June 17, 2018 to help 50 kids with clubfoot .

 

 

Recently I was having a conversation with a few people about how sometimes we as people try to pray our problems away not knowing that those problems are preparing us for an extraordinary future it’s so true we can’t see into the future so we assume we will always see situations the way we see them in the present moment.

Day 2479: “Attention” – Charlie Puth [Alex Goot + Jada Facer COVER]

“Music is love, love is music, music is life, and I love my life. Thank you and good night. “ – A. J. McLean
 

It’s 12 : 09 PM on day 2479 of my journey towards independence and I managed to pray, read 1 Timothy 6: 17, have breakfast and promote my 50 New Feet Campaign benefiting MiracleFeet – A&P donated $25 (thanks to them) which brings the total raised to $1 360 only $11 140 more to raise  by June 17, 2018 to help 50 kids with clubfoot .

 

Recently I heard Charlie Puth’s “Attention” sung by Alex Goot and Jada Facer I’m totally obsessed with this cover of the song. Listen to “”Attention” – Charlie Puth [Alex Goot + Jada Facer COVER] “ below:

 

Day 2477: Assumptions and Life

Don’t assume everybody’s like you– that’s what I have learned.

 

It’s 1 : 03 PM on day 2477 of my journey towards independence and I managed to pray, read Joshua 24: 15 have breakfast and promote my 50 New Feet Campaign benefiting MiracleFeet – total raised  $1 335 only $11 165 more to raise in 357 days to help 50 kids with clubfoot.

 

Recently I realized that my flaw in all my relationships is that I assume everybody is like me so I going through life thinking everybody is honest, kind, generous and compassionate suffice to say I’m disappointed most of the time I have to train myself to assume most people are not like me.

Day 2476: God, Faith and Desperation

Where there is God desperation is not– that’s what I realized.

 

It’s 11 : 56 AM on day 2476 of my journey towards independence and I managed to pray, read Isaiah 40: 31,go to church, have breakfast and promote my 50 New Feet Campaign benefiting MiracleFeet –  total raised  $1 335 only $11 165 more to raise in 357 days to help 50 kids with clubfoot.

 

Yesterday I realized that where there is God desperation is not and since I can’t have faith and be desperate at the same time I’m choosing to have a lot of faith.

Day 2475: Humanity Is Good

Humanity is more good than bad– that’s what I want the world to know

 

It’s 10 : 17 AM on day 2475 of my journey towards independence and I managed to pray, read James 1: 20, have breakfast and promote my 50 New Feet Campaign benefiting MiracleFeet – yesterday Sharon D Agostino  (Founder of  SayItForward) donated $500 and Simon Magid donated $25 (thanks  Sharon and Simon) which brings the total raised to $1 335 only $11 165 more to raise in 358 days to help 50 kids with clubfoot (won’t be easy but again i say very doable with God in me) .

 

 

Today I realized that being in the philanthropy space gives me a front row set to the best of humanity admittedly all of us are a bit of a mess of contradictions but I’m telling on this planet at this time walks some of the kindest, gentlest and most generous people ever I’ve been privileged enough to see it, feel it and often be on the receiving end of it.

Day 2474: Her life, My Life and A Country of Two-Halves

The life I live is someone else’s dream– that’s what I’ve realized

 

It’s 11 : 03 AM on day 2474 of my journey towards independence and I managed to pray, read Ephesians 5:25, have breakfast and promote my 50 New Feet Campaign benefiting MiracleFeet – between today and yesterday Anonymous 1 and Anonymous 2 donated $150 between them (thanks to them them both) which brings the total raised to $810 only $11 690 more to raise in 359 days to help 50 kids with clubfoot )won’t be easy but very doable with God in me) .

 

 

This morning our housekeeper described to me something horrible that happened to her friend’s son and she said her friend just laughed off the heinous abuse of her son in that moment I realized that although our housekeeper and I live in the same country we live in two different worlds she’s told me of gang rapes and other stuff I can neither unhear nor unimagine I’m surprised I sleep at all her stories are in my head and when I’m with her I’m acutely aware of my middle-class privilege I try not to feel guilty about it but it’s hard knowing that had I been born to different parents that would have been me.

Day 2473: Stay informed and GET INVOLVED

Stay informed and get involved – that’s my message to the world

 

It’s 1 : 25 PM on day 2473 of my journey towards independence and I managed to pray, read Joshua 1: 9 have breakfast and promote my 50 New Feet Campaign benefiting MiracleFeet – Anonymous  donated $250 yesterday (thanks to them him) which brings the total raised to $660 only $11 840 more to raise in 360 days to help 50 kids with clubfoot .

 

 

Today was one of those days I couldn’t help noticing the evolution of my interests and my growth as a human being I now watch and read the news with interest as to what’s going on in the world I want to know all that’s wrong with the world so that although I didn’t create the world’s problems I can do my small part to fix them I can’t stick my had in the sand and pretend I live in a utopia it does not solve anything we must all face the world’s problems and strive every day both in small and big ways to become the solutions to those problems.

Day 2472: Be the Human Ladder

“The best way to happiness is to invest in the happiness of others.” – Andy Mashaile

 

It’s 12 : 29  PM on day 2472 of my journey towards independence and I managed to pray, read 1 Corinthians 16: 13 have breakfast, learn a new word – Vexatious adj. 1. Full of annoyance or distress; harassed. 2. Causing or creating vexation; annoying. “Her ex-husband put her in a vexatious situation.” and promote my 50 New Feet Campaign benefiting MiracleFeet – raised $410 only $12 090 more to raise in 361 days to help 50 kids with clubfoot (it won’t be easy but we can do this i know it).

 

This morning I realized that although it’s great to have personal success it’s even greater to create and unlock opportunities for others to succeed I’m so happy to be the human ladder on which people climb to reach their dreams.

Day 2471: World Refugee Day and the #WesternSahara

Nobody chooses to be a refugee – that’s what I want the world to know.

 

It’s 11 : 44 AM on day 2471 of my journey towards independence and I managed to pray, read Revelation 3: 17 have breakfast and promote my 50 New Feet Campaign benefiting MiracleFeet – Anonymous  donated $25 yesterday and Beverly  and Anonymous  donated $50 each today (thanks to them all) which brings the total raised to $410 only $12 090 more to raise in 362 days to help 50 kids with clubfoot (it won’t be easy but we can do this i know it).

 

 

Today is World Refugee Day and in honour of that I would like to take a moment to think about the people of the Western Sahara some of whom are currently living in refugee camps on the borders of Algeria because Morocco has been illegally occupying the Western Sahara for the past 41 YEARS which to me is SIMPLY UNACCEPTABLE there shouldn’t be a colony in Africa in the 21st century. To the UN: A promise was made that a referendum would be held in 1991 to deal with the issue of the Western Sahara and 26 years later still no referendum I mean really does it take you guys 26 YEARS to organize a referendum show some teeth for crying out loud use your voices to speak for the unheard (I did).

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Day 2470: “Teenage Heart” by Lady Antebellum

Remember when the night turned up

And sun went down

If just for a moment

We were falling at the speed of sound

Yeah, the moon played a part

Two shadows in the dark

Beating with a teenage heart

Beating with a teenage heart

– Lady Antebellum, “Teenage Heart”

 

It’s 12 : 05 PM on day 2470 of my journey towards independence and I managed to pray, read 1 Samuel 2: 6-7, have breakfast, and promote my 50 New Feet Campaign benefiting MiracleFeet – GregThis, Stan Faryna, David Boutin and Anonymous together added added $135 to my fundraising total which brings it to $285  (thanks to them all )  only $12 215 more to raise in 363 days to help 50 kids with clubfoot ( we can do this i know it).

 

Recently  I heard “Teenage Heart” by Lady Antebellum and now I think I’m obsessed with it it’s literally been on repeat for days. Listen to  “Teenage Heart” by Lady Antebellum below: