Have the courage to ask and more often than not you shall receive – that’s what I’ve realized.
It’s 11 : 22 AM on day 2366 of my journey towards independence and I managed to pray, have breakfast, read Psalm 25:9 and learn a new word – Definitions for middlescence
the middle-age period of life, especially when considered a difficult time of self-doubt and readjustment.
Recently I emailed Laura Schroff asking if I could either meet her in person or Skype with her and to my surprise she actually replied agreeing to a Skype chat yesterday we made it happen it was just incredible spending almost twenty minutes talking to the woman whose words have changed me for the better I was so blown away by her humanity and humility I’m so glad I reached out to tell her what kind of impact she has had on my life because nobody deserves to know of her own impact more than Laura does (one gets the feeling she walks through the world completely unaffected by the impact that her life has had on the lives of many others and that to me was just AMAZING hopefully someday when I have something to be humble about I’ll be as humble and as kind as Laura is).
The more chances you take the luckier you get – that’s my message to the world.
It’s 11: 20 AM on day 2332 of my journey towards independence and I managed to pray, read Psalm 3: 2-6 and learn a new word – Surreptitious [sur·rep·ti·tious] adj. Kept secret, particularly because it would not be approved of. “His surreptitious drug habit could land him in jail.”
Recently I emailed Laura Schroff, author of one of my favourite books An Invisible Thread: The True Story of an 11-Year-Old Panhandler, a Busy Sales Executive, and an Unlikely Meeting with Destiny, I emailed her saying I loved the book and would love to meet her in person or Skype with her I didn’t expect her to read my email or reply so you can imagine my utter shock when I saw an email from her this morning saying she could Skype with me early next month (it’s amazing what can happen when you have the courage to risk being ignored and rejected).
Maybe just maybe we are who we are because of the things we’ve been through not in spite of it– that’s what I keep learning 🙂
It’s 1 : 50 PM on day 1030 of my journey towards independence and I’ve managed to publish my Disability of the Day feature, pray, sleep – my brother, sister and I stayed up the whole night watching Madea’s Witness Protection I liked it, it was hilarious – stretch my hamstrings, try to clean myself in the bathroom, brush my teeth, feed myself All Bran Flakes for breakfast, read Joshua 13, tweet and Facebook about my campaign – still no luck it’s enough to depress a person I’ve asked almost all the people I can think of if they could make a contribution most of them flat out ignored me how can people not care that 30 million people are enslaved today could we really be that apathetic – and spend time outside – I LOVE spending time outside it gives me such peace it doesn’t hurt that our garden is absolutely beautiful with lots of trees and flowers my mom spends a lot of time tending to her roses and it really shows our yard is one of my favorite places in the whole world 🙂
Last night after I finished reading An Invisible Thread: The True Story of an 11-Year-Old Panhandler, a Busy Sales Executive, and an Unlikely Meeting… by Laura Schroff and Alex Tresniowski – a heart-warming book about the friendship between two people from two different worlds – it dawned on me that maybe just maybe we are who we are because of the things we’ve been through not in spite of it because Laura (the busy sales executive) grew up in a very volatile household she saw herself in Maurice (the eleven-year-old panhandler whose whole family was hooked on drugs) and was moved to help. Do you believe you are who you are because of what you’ve been through not in spite of it?