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Day 2579: World Cerebral Palsy Day and Making Lemonade

Cerebral Palsy is a medical condition not my definition – that’s what I want the world to know.

 

It’s 1: 02 PM on day 2579 of my journey towards independence and I managed to pray,  have breakfast, read 2 Thessalonians 1:11-12  and promote my 50 New Feet Campaign benefiting MiracleFeet -raised $3 831 only $8 669 more to raise by June 17, 2018 to help 50 kids with clubfoot (thanks to everyone who has helped out so far) .

 

Today is World Cerebral Palsy Day – a day to raise awareness about Cerebral Palsy and to celebrate those living with it  and their families – life with CP is different in that I have challenges with movement but I am intelligent and I have feelings (Cerebral Palsy affects different people differently but for me it’s mostly a mobility impairment). Happy World Cerebral Palsy Day to all those living with it and their families I humbly ask that you please take your lemons and make lemonade the world is dying of thirst.


 

Day 2432: Bring Your Own Sunshine

Bring your own sunshine– that’s my message to the world.

 

It’s 11 : 40 AM on day 2432 of my journey towards independence and I managed to pray,   have breakfast, read Job 33: 4  and learn a new word – Definitions for imprimatur 1.
sanction or approval; support: Our plan has the company president’s imprimatur.
2. an official license to print or publish a book, pamphlet, etc., especially a license issued by a censor of the Roman Catholic Church.

 

Today is a rather gloomy and miserable day in my part of the world but that is inconsequential because I’m going to bring my own sunshine by being the sunshine in other people’s day.

Day 2421: Good Days, Bad Days and Attitude

The only difference between a good day and a bad day is your attitude – that’s my message to the world.

 

It’s 12 : 13 PM on day 2421 of my journey towards independence and I managed to pray, read Exodus 23: 25 have breakfast,   and learn a new word – Anachronism
Anachronism [a·nach·ro·nism] n. One that is out of its proper, chronological, or historical order, especially a person or practice that belongs to an earlier time. “A sword is an anachronism in modern warfare.”

 

Today something small happened that caused me quite a bit of physical pain and I just decided that whether the pain subsided or not I would have a good attitude the whole day because the only difference between a bad day and a good day is my attitude (from my adventuring I learned to push through my fears and in much the same way I push through my pain).

Day 1494: Positive Post-It Day

“Our lives are not determined by what happens to us but how we react to what happens, not by what life brings us but the attitude we bring to life.” -Wade Boggs

 

It’s 12 : 13 PM on day 1494 of my journey towards independence and I’ve managed to brush my teeth, pray, read Ecclesiastes 1, publish my Disability of the Day feature, stretch my hamstrings,  feed myself oats with banana for breakfast, read and comment on Four Years Later: A Metamorphosis and promote my Educate Generations campaign  – still on $360 but things could be worse I could still be on $0 🙂

 

Today I came across Caitlin Haacke’s story Caitlin created Positive Post-It Day after a cyber bully urged her to die I LOVE that Caitlin turned a potential negative into something so beautiful and positive. Watch Positive Post-It Day below:

 

Day 1442: The Most Positive Sick Person the World Has Ever Seen

You can’t choose what happens to you but you can choose how you react to it – that’s what I keep realizing.

 

It’s 12  : 28 PM on day 1442 of my journey towards independence and I’ve managed to brush my teeth,  feed myself a peanut butter sandwich and a banana for breakfast pray,  read Psalm 130, publish my Disability of the Day feature and have a foot massage – only I would be told to have a foot massage as part of treatment (sigh)

 

This morning I was feeling awful due to my foot infection until I decided to be the most positive sick person the world has ever seen I figured whining about being sick won’t make any less sick so why bother whining.  Do you always try to react to negative situations in a positive way?

Day 1312: Is your attitude keeping you from being all that you can be?

My attitude determines my altitude– that’s what I keep realizing.

 

It’s 12  : 23 PM on day 1312 of my journey towards independence and I’ve managed to pray,   brush my teeth, read Psalm 3, feed myself a peanut butter sandwich for breakfast,   publish my Disability of the Day feature,  promote my Eradicate AIDS campaign – still on $582.85 my prayers are taking a while to be answered and I understand there are wars going on everywhere I can’t expect him to give me what I pray for when I pray for it but I’m sure he’ll answer my prayers eventually – practice sitting up straight to strengthen my core muscles and stretch my hamstrings.

 

This morning I was having one of those nobody-understands-what-it’s-like-to-be-me days but now I realize my attitude determines my altitude I can either whine about the fact that my life is difficult because I can’t walk or I can thank God for the abilities that I do have and use those abilities to make this world a better place. Is your attitude keeping you from being all that you can be?

Day 784

Those who make lemonade out of lemons will always end up on top – that’s what I keep learning 🙂

It’s  3  : 30  PM on day 784 of my journey towards independence and I’ve managed to brush my teeth, stretch my hamstrings,  practice sitting up straight to strengthen my core muscles, feed myself a peanut butter sandwich for breakfast, practice sitting some more and  practice typing with both hands.

Today I watched LOOK AT YOURSELF AFTER WATCHING THIS – a video about Nick Vujicic a guy who has no arms or legs but has a great a great attitude (thanks to my friend, Laura, for tweeting me the link to this video) – I could really relate to Nick’s attitude of gratitude because I, like him, choose (and make no mistake about it, it is a choice) to be grateful for all the things I have instead of focusing on the few things I don’t have. Watch Nick’s amazing story:

(Note: This post was meant to be published on 5 November 2012 but that wasn’t possible due to technical difficulties)

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Day 255

Everybody is a microcosm of their country – that’s what I learned today 🙂

It’s 6: 32 PM on day 255 of my journey towards independence and I’ve managed to brush my teeth, started prepare my Kid of the Week feature for Sunday, feed myself a polony sandwich for breakfast, tweet about my Clean Water For All Campaign –no luck –practice wheeling myself around – I could have made it over the small ramp that separates the kitchen and the dining room but I thought the wheelchair would topple over and fall and since I didn’t want to ruin my pretty face LOL I thought it would be better to do it when my parents were around – exercise for fifteen minutes, watch TV, feed myself rice and curry for lunch, watch some more TV, feed myself Pizza for dinner and brush my teeth once more.

Today while I was exercising I heard our housekeeper, Nandipha, singing and it almost brought tears to my eyes because I knew that nowhere else in the world would I find a woman singing while she was scrubbing the toilet when you witness something like that it really makes you think about the possibilities of your own life. Are you a fair reflection of your country?

Are we connecting on Twitter? If not, say hi at http://www.twitter.com/nisha360

if you’ve given to my cause or you can’t give now, please help me by sharing my cause with others. You can tweet about it like my friend Stan Faryna. This is the tweet he uses: @Nisha360 is a brave, smart young woman trying to make a better world for us all. Please help her do an amazing thing. http://bit.ly/hC7vOu

Stan’s very sweet for saying so, but feel free to write what reflects you best.

Thanks to all my friends out there who are helping me make my dream come true: to make a better world for all of us!

Day 254

Before you eat breakfast be aware of 5 things you are grateful for & set the tone for the day. – Marion Ross

It’s 7: 06 PM on day 254 of my journey towards independence and I’ve managed to brush my teeth, tweet about my Clean Water For All Campaign –no luck – feed myself a boiled egg for breakfast, practice wheeling myself around –I managed to place one foot inside the kitchen even though my wheelchair couldn’t move over the small ramp that separates the kitchen and the dining room – I am so happy 🙂 – exercise for twenty minutes, watch TV, feed myself rice and curry for lunch, tweet about my campaign some more – still no luck 🙁 – feed myself a bread and jam sandwich for dinner and brush my teeth once more.

Lying on my stomach in my large bed taking a moment to breath before I continued with my exercises I realized that although it really sucked not being able to walk I had to look at my life as a whole I could still see with my eyes, hear with my ears and talk with my mouth. Are you so focused on the things that you do not have that you’re blind to your blessings?

Are we connecting on Twitter? If not, say hi at http://www.twitter.com/nisha360

if you’ve given to my cause or you can’t give now, please help me by sharing my cause with others. You can tweet about it like my friend Stan Faryna. This is the tweet he uses: @Nisha360 is a brave, smart young woman trying to make a better world for us all. Please help her do an amazing thing. http://bit.ly/hC7vOu

Stan’s very sweet for saying so, but feel free to write what reflects you best.

Thanks to all my friends out there who are helping me make my dream come true: to make a better world for all of us!

Day 158

The greatest discovery of all time is that a person can change his future by merely changing his attitude. – Oprah Winfrey

It’s 10: 28 PM on day 158 of my journey towards independence and I’ve managed to brush my teeth, tweet about my Clean Water For All Campaign for a few hours – no luck today :(– edit the questionnaire I’m using for my book and send it to my friend in Portugal for her to fill out (if you have no idea what talking about refer to Day 153) – listened to music, watched TV  and feed myself Nina’s Pizza  for dinner – it didn’t taste as good as it did the last time probably because I wasn’t all that hungry to begin with.

A couple of days ago @angels510 (Angie) asked me why I chose nisha360 to be my Twitter username and I suddenly had a flashback to the exact moment when my life changed I was sitting on my wheelchair in my room thinking to myself well this is stupid I’ve been waiting all my life for God to give me something in return for taking away my legs and nothing’s happening I am going to flip my life and use the fact that I am in a wheelchair to inspire people and when I snapped back into the present moment I replied it symbolizes how my life has changed since I was 16   I had really low self-esteem and thought the world would be better off without me… what a difference 4 years makes 🙂 and that I guess is my message to all of you use your life to help others and you will forever be happy as a human being. Is your attitude holding you back from living your best life? 🙂