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Day 1610: “How little people can make a big difference” by Charlie Cooper

12 Don’t let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith and in purity.

– 1 Timothy 4:12


It’s 12 :  00 PM on day 1610 of my journey towards independence and I’ve managed to  brush my teeth, pray,    read Jeremiah 27, publish my Disability of the Day feature,  learn one new thing – History’s shortest war lasted 38 minutes. It was fought between Great Britain and Zanzibar –   promote my Educate Generations campaign – $1 820 raised so far with God’s help and yours the goal will be reached in no time I just know it – feed myself a peanut butter sandwich and a banana for breakfast and continue promoting the campaign – $1 820 raised so far but the day is still young 🙂


Last night I watched “How little people can make a big difference” which is a Ted Talk by 9-year-old Charlie Cooper about how he ended bullying in his school by creating a buddy bench I was amazed how something so simple could make such a huge difference. Watch “How little people can make a big difference” below:

Day 1375: Bars and Melody take on bullying

Please help me God, I feel so alone
I’m just a kid, how can I take it on my own
I’ve cried too many tears yeah writing this song
Trying to fit in, where do I belong?
I wake up every day, don’t want to leave my home
My momma’s askin’ me why I’m always alone
Too scared to say, too scared to holler
I’m walking to school with sweat around my collar
I’m just a kid, I don’t want no stress
My nerves are bad, my life’s a mess
The names you call me, they hurt real bad
I want to tell my Mom
She’s havin’ trouble with my Dad
I feel so trapped there’s nowhere to turn
Just goin’ to school
Don’t wanna fight I wanna learn
So please mister bully
Tell me what I’ve done
You know I have no Dad
I’m livin’ with my Mom

Bars and Melody, “Hopeful”


It’s 12  : 38 PM on day 1374 of my journey towards independence and I’ve managed to pray, brush my teeth, read Psalm 62,  publish my Disability of the Day feature, feed myself a peanut butter sandwich for breakfast, promote my Eradicate AIDS campaign – still no  donations since 12 June but a few people have promised to donate which is very good – practice sitting up straight to strengthen my core muscles, stretch my hamstrings and continue promoting my campaign – still no donations with 29 days to go I will not panic my hope is in the Lord,  I will not panic my hope is in the Lord.


A couple of weeks ago I came across Bars and Melody’s Britain’s Got Talent audition and I was really moved by the anti-bullying message of the song which I’m sure has helped millions of kids around the world. Listen to “Hopeful” by Bars and Melody below:

Day 1135: A Lesson in Courage Taught To Me by Shea Shawhan

Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgement that something else is more important than fear –that’s what I keep learning.


It’s 12 : 20 PM on day 1135 of my journey towards independence and I’ve managed to brush my teeth, pray, read 1 Kings 14,   publish my Disability of the Day feature,  feed myself  Bran Flakes  and boiled egg for breakfast,  practice sitting up straight to strengthen my core muscles and stretch my hamstrings.


Today I read ‘Shea should just have one of her seizures and die’: Special needs girl tormented with dozens of vile texts from bullies – and the abuse is so bad her mother has to sit with her at lunch for protection I was both heartbroken and inspired by this story heartbroken because anyone would bully someone just because they had special needs (not that there’s ever any good reason to bully someone) and inspired because Shea chooses to go to school every day knowing there are people waiting to torment her can you imagine how much courage that takes the next time I feel afraid I’ll think of Shea. Do you have courage?

Day 897

Stand up for what you believe in wherever you are– that’s what I learned today 🙂

It’s 3  : 34 PM on day 897 of my journey towards independence and I’ve managed to stretch my hamstrings, take off my dirty t-shirt and put a clean t-shirt on, practice sitting up straight to strengthen my core muscles, brush my teeth, pray, read Exodus 17, publish my Disability of the Day feature, practice typing with both hands, work, feed myself rice and curry for lunch and drink juice by myself.

This morning I was tweeting back and forth with this guy who thought (thinks) the solution to bullying is the victim beating up the bully suffice to say we had a robust exchange since I believe in non-violence, equality and freedom we should all stand up for what we believe in both in the virtual and real world. Do you stand up for what you believe in wherever you are?

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