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Day 1966: Happy Birthday Mommy

“There is no one who takes care of us as lovingly as our mother does. She is our living God.” ― Mohtasham Usmani


It’s 12 : 58 PM on day 1966 of my journey towards independence and I managed to pray, read Colossians 3, learn one new thing –Dry thunderstorm refers to thunder and lightning that occur without bringing rain to the ground. In fact, the thunder-bearing clouds do produce rain but the rain droplets have evaporated in the air before reaching the ground. – have breakfast  and work on my  25 Smiles Campaign –  yesterday Athira chechi and chachen donated $50 and today Liesel donated $16 ( thank you SO MUCH to chechi and chachen and Liesel your support means A LOT :) )  which brings my total raised to $1 682 only $4 568 more to raise by 10 Jan 2017  (SO  GRATEFUL to everyone who has supported this campaign so far :)  ) .


Today is my mother’s birthday she and I have our moments like any other mother and child but for the most part I feel like my siblings and I won the mom lottery she has more faith and strength in her one pinkie than most people will ever have. Happy birthday mommy. Thank you for everything you have done and continue to do for us. Your legacy is the three of us and the countless lives you have impacted in your career as a teacher. I strive every day to be a good reflection of you and dad and to live out the values that you have tried to instil in us.

Day 1836: Happy 21st Birthday to my Baby Sister

“If you don’t understand how a woman could both love her sister dearly and want to wring her neck at the same time, then you were probably an only child.” – Linda Sunshine


It’s 12 : 21  PM on day 1836  of my journey towards independence and I’ve managed to pray, read John 2,    publish my Disability of the Day feature,  learn one new thing –Leatherbacks are the largest turtles on Earth, growing up to seven feet (two meters) long and exceeding 2,000 pounds (900 kilograms).– and promote my Educate Generations campaign – $5 025 raised so far with 9 days still to go (thanks everyone :) ) .


Today is my sister’s 21st birthday (where has the time gone?) my sister and I definitely have our moments sometimes we want to kill each other but when push comes to shove we have each other’s backs. Happy Birthday Neethu I can honestly say something would be missing from the world if you weren’t in it.

Day 1808: Happy Birthday Catherine Constantinides

“My message to women during Women’s Month and every day of the year is simple; “Women empower, girls compete!” Strive to empower and inspire other women and remember that by lighting somebody else’s candle, it takes no light away from the one you are holding. Never be scared to give credit and praise where it is due.” – Catherine Constantinides, [#WomenInBiz] Nurturing nature, Q&A with Catherine Constantinides


It’s 12 : 11 PM on day 1808  of my journey towards independence and I’ve managed to pray, read Mark 14,    publish my Disability of the Day feature,  learn one new thing – Tigers live alone and aggressively scent-mark large territories to keep their rivals away.  –   have breakfast,  and  promote my Educate Generations campaign –Tom Baldwin of Early & Baldwin Solicitors   donated $20 yesterday (thanks Tom you’re ongoing support means the world to me) which brings my total raised to a staggering $4 621 so far (thanks SO MUCH God and everyone I don’t know what I did to deserve such amazing support from everyone around the world I am sincerely humbled by the world’s generosity the amount somebody donated is of little importance to me (although the more the better LOL 🙂 ) the fact that people give the money they worked hard for to help me make a difference is what really means a lot to me 🙂 .


Today is the birthday of the extraordinary Catherine Constantinides she’s a business mogul, humanitarian, environmentalist, Lead SA Executive and Executive Director of Miss Earth South Africa by day and a mother all the time Catherine’s accomplishments are probably ten pages long but what I admire most about her is the way she lives I am constantly inspired by her passion, sense of purpose and focus and humbled by her humility. Happy Birthday Catherine I think you’re very kickass (whenever you decide to run for President of our beautiful country please know that I will be first in line at the polling station voting for you because I truly believe that your intention is to make South Africa and the world a better place).


Day 1790 Happy 15th Birthday Baby Brother

“There’s no other love like the love for a brother. There’s no other love like the love from a brother.” -Terri Guillemets


It’s 12 : 16 PM on day 1790  of my journey towards independence and I’ve managed to brush my teeth,  pray, read Matthew 22,    publish my Disability of the Day feature,  have breakfast,  learn one new thing –Enervate [en·er·vate] tr.v. 1. To weaken or destroy the strength or vitality. 2. Lacking physical, mental, or moral vigor. “Prolonged exposure to the sun and dehydration enervated the desert racing team.”– and  promote my Educate Generations campaign – $3 441 raised so far (thanks all :) )


Today is my brother’s 15th birthday (goodness I feel old I still remember visiting my mother in hospital after she gave birth to him) there’s nothing like having a brother sometimes I want to strangle him and other times I want to hug him. Happy birthday Kevin I know I’m like nails on a chalkboard sometimes but please know that mommy, daddy, Neethu and I will never intentionally steer you wrong in life we love you so much and only want the best for you.

Day 1749: 18 For 18 in Honour of Malala’s Upcoming Birthday

“I don’t want to be thought of as the “girl who was shot by the Taliban” but the “girl who fought for education.” This is the cause to which I want to devote my life.” ― Malala Yousafzai, I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban


It’s 12 : 01  PM on day 1749 of my journey towards independence and I’ve managed to brush my teeth, pray,  read Haggai 1, publish my Disability of the Day feature, publish my  Kid of the Week feature,   learn one new thing – Only male humpbacks produce the species’ distinctive song, the most complex in the animal kingdom. Some scientists believe the song is meant to attract females, but others believe it may be an “acoustic display,” serving the same purpose as horns or antlers. – and promote my Educate Generations campaign– Simon Magid and Wayne Mansfield donated $36 and $18 respectively yesterday ​ (thanks so much Simon and Wayne) which brings my total raised to $3  199 :) .


As you may or may not know Malala Yousafzai turns 18 on July 12 I’m hoping to get 18 people to donate $18 to my campaign benefiting the Malala Fund in honour of Malala’s upcoming birthday (Simon donated $36 and Wayne donated $18 so we only need 15 more people to donate $18 each to reach the 18 For 18 goal). Please contribute if you can your ongoing support is very much appreciated as always https://www.classy.org/fundraise?fcid=355198 .

Day 1654: My 24th Birthday

“Count your blessings.

There are many beautiful things in life to appreciate.

The gift of life is a priceless.”

― Lailah Gifty Akita


It’s 12 :  03 PM on day 1654 of my journey towards independence and I’ve managed to  brush my teeth,  pray,  read Ezekiel 14, publish my Disability of the Day feature, learn one new thing – Despite their menacing appearance and fierce name, dragonflies cannot sting and are harmless to human beings –promote my Educate Generations campaign– yesterday  Stan Faryna  donated $24 and this morning  Caryn Gootkin did the same (thanks Caryn and Stan for making this one of my best birthdays ever 🙂 ) which brings my total raised to $2 558   -feed myself egg with bread  for breakfast, chat to family and hang out with our neighbor – our neighbor, Marion, is the sweetest person you’ll ever meet she remembers all our birthdays and brings us gifts this time she brought cupcakes what means more to me than the cupcakes is the fact that she thought of me I aspire to be like Marion she has this way of making everybody in her presence feel like they matter 🙂 .


Today is my 24th birthday I am so grateful for all the years that I have been alive to live, love and serve. Thanks to God, my family, friends, medical team and even strangers for standing on the balcony of my life and rooting for me I am deeply humbled by the support and love that I receive on a daily basis.

Day 1602: Happy 49th Birthday Mom

“My mother… she is beautiful, softened at the edges and tempered with a spine of steel. I want to grow old and be like her.” ― Jodi Picoult


It’s 12 : 09 PM on day 1602 of my journey towards independence and I’ve managed to  brush my teeth,  pray,  read Jeremiah 19,publish my Disability of the Day feature, publish my Kid of the Week feature, learn one new thing –1st Mother’s Day: May 10, 1908; Founded by Anna Jarvis; made a national holiday in 1914 by President Wilson  –   promote my Educate Generations campaign– on $1 730 – feed myself egg with bread for breakfast and continue promoting my campaign my campaign – still on $1 730 and still grateful 🙂


Today is my mother’s (mom don’t kill me for revealing your age) 49th birthday which is an important day to me because I owe everything that I am and ever will be to God and my parents. Happy Birthday Mom thanks for the love, laughter and lessons.

Day 1472: Happy 20th Birthday Neethu

“Having a sister is like having a best friend you can’t get rid of. You know whatever you do, they’ll still be there.” ~ Amy Li


It’s 1 : 28 PM on day 1472 of my journey towards independence and I’ve managed to pray, brush my teeth, read Proverbs 10, publish my Disability of the Day feature, feed myself egg with bread and a banana  for breakfast and work on my upcoming campaign – I’ve been asking people for donations before this campaign even starts so far I’ve been touched but people’s generosity so far only a few people have said no and they weren’t even proper nos those nos were more like we’ll see I have never had as much hope in humanity as I do right now 🙂


Today is my sister’s birthday on this day twenty years ago my sister was born and although I don’t remember the day of my sister’s birth I can honestly say my life wouldn’t be the same without her from her I learned to be bold and fearless I wish for her a life filled with meaning and happiness. Happy Birthday Neethu we love you.

Day 1425: 5 Life Lessons for My Brother On His 14th Birthday

“Birthdays are good for you. Statistics show that the people who have the most live the longest.” – Larry Lorenzoni


It’s 1  : 55  PM on day 1425 of my journey towards independence and I’ve managed to  pray, read Psalm 113, feed myself a peanut butter sandwich and bananas for breakfast,  publish my Disability of the Day feature and help my friend Ramon Thomas promote his event – on August 21 Ramon will be interviewing entrepreneurs if you like to attend this online event RSVP here https://plus.google.com/events/c6crpfi3qqk2i7o1unfht5abke8 .


Today is my brother’s 14th birthday (happy birthday Kevin) and in honour of that I wrote down 5 life lessons that I’ve learned that I’d like to pass on to him. Take a look:

5 Life Lessons for My Brother On His 14th Birthday

  1. Always say please and thank you because nobody on this planet is here to serve you if they do it’s because they want to not because they have to.
  2. Always be grateful for everything you have because there are people out there who have less than you who still manage to smile.
  3. Listen to your elders because although they don’t know everything they do know more than you because they’ve been alive longer than you.
  4. Never give up because the difference between winners and losers is that losers quit when winners carry on.
  5. Do everything you can and more to help people because when all is said and done people won’t remember how much money you had or how many cars you had but they will remember all the things you did to help others.

Day 1237: Happy Birthday Mom

An ounce of mother is worth a pound of clergy. – Rudyard Kipling


It’s 1  : 22 PM on day 1237 of my journey towards independence and I’ve managed to brush my teeth, pray,  read Ezra 4, feed myself eggs with bread for breakfast, promote my Eradicate AIDS campaign – my aunt and uncle donated $100 (thank you aunty and uncle)  which brings my total raised to $233.85 I am so happy and grateful :)– publish my Disability of the Day feature,  help our housekeeper make scones – it’s my mom’s birthday today and I really wanted to do something nice for her so I enlisted our housekeeper’s help and we made scones (I read out the recipe and instructed her on what to do and she did it)  hopefully mom will enjoy the scones when she gets back – and chatted to our neighbor – she came by to drop off the pudding she made for mom’s birthday she’s the sweetest woman she remembers all our birthdays and brings us all something people like her make me want to be a better person.


Today is my mother’s birthday which is an important day to me because I wouldn’t be who I am without her she has taught me faith, love and strength. Happy Birthday mom thank you for all the lessons you’ve taught me and all the things you do for me I hope I’m the kind person you can be proud of.