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Day 2603: Lessons in Kindness Taught To Me by My Superhero Catherine Constantinides

It doesn’t cost much at all to be kind– that’s what my Superhero Catherine Constantinides continues to teach me.

 

It’s 12:  36 PM on day 2603 of my journey towards independence and I managed to pray,  read 1 Peter 3:14 and promote my 50 New Feet Campaign benefiting MiracleFeet -raised $4 388 only $8 112 more to raise by June 17, 2018 to help 50 kids with clubfoot (thanks to everyone who has helped out so far).

 

Yesterday my Superhero Catherine Constantinides called me from the airport on her way to the USA to speak at the Obama Foundation‘s Obama Summit just to say I carry you in my heart whatever I go I was just blown away and so touched I’m usually not the mushy sort but anyone would have to be made of stone not to be moved by that (it’s not just what she said and did that touched me so deeply but the context in which it was done I mean there she was ready to board a plane to go and be amongst the best minds and hearts in the world and she chose to call me to say I carry you in my heart whatever I go…simply extraordinary actually). Thank you Superhero for showing me what kindness looks like and sounds like and for teaching me that it is always necessary to be kinder than necessary (I love you more than Peanut Butter and French Toast).

 

 

 

Day 2539: A Superhero’s Life Through A Supersidekick’s Eyes. Happy Birthday Catherine Constantinides

“A mentor enables a person to achieve. A hero shows what achievement looks like.” – John C. Mather

 

It’s 11 : 54 AM on day 2539 of my journey towards independence and I managed to pray, read Zechariah 2:11, have breakfast  and promote my 50 New Feet Campaign benefiting MiracleFeet –Lisa Dewberry  donated $25  (thanks so much  Lisa ) which brings the total raised to $3 230 only $9 270 more to raise  by June 17, 2018 to help 50 kids with clubfoot.

 

Today is my Superhero Catherine Constantinides’s birthday and for her who humbly serves the world every day in every way I made a movie entitled A Superhero’s Life Through A Supersidekick’s Eyes-   A Tribute to Catherine Constantinides I made the movie because I wanted to show her what she looks like through my eyes today and every day. Happy Birthday Superhero thanks for all that you are, all that you do and all that you’ve taught me but most of all thanks for always always showing up for me I still can’t believe you excused yourself from a meeting with some of the country’s most influential names to come paragliding with me  I can’t tell you how much it meant to me to be chosen by you nobody ever picks me when something comes up I’m usually the first thing to be dropped but you chose me and continue to choose me every time you include me in all the moments of your life….. THANK YOU I will always love you to the moon and more than the stars.

Day 2467: “June 16 Youth Day Drawing Tribute (Time-Lapse)“ by Michael Cost

“Our youth are the crucial stakeholders as we address our challenges and work towards building our future with a shared vision.”  – Catherine Constantinides

 

It’s 9 : 58 AM on day 2466 of my journey towards independence and I managed to pray, have breakfast, read Proverbs 3:9 and learn a new word – Definitions for expostulate
to reason earnestly with someone against something that person intends to do or has done; remonstrate: His father expostulated with him about the evils of gambling.

 

Today is Youth Day here in South Africa – a day that honours the youth of 1976 who fought against the introduction of Afrikaans as the medium of instruction in local schools – and in honour of that I’m sharing a video made by Michael Cost to pay tribute to all the young people who fought and died for many in South Africa. Watch “June 16 Youth Day Drawing Tribute (Time-Lapse)“ by Michael Cost below:

Day 2447: A HUGE Thank You to the Expresso Show

Whatever makes you different will be your calling card – that’s what I know.

 

It’s 1 : 38 PM on day 2447 of my journey towards independence and I managed to pray,   have breakfast, read Luke 1:46-47 and hang out with family.

 

Recently I went paragliding and I’m so grateful that the Expresso Show was there to share my story and to help my Superhero Catherine Constantinides and I raise awareness about the Western Sahara. Thank you Expresso Show you made my parents’ century now they can show the world that their child who was once labelled “the sick one” has a lot of good things to add to the world. Watch “Youth Leader, Nisha Varghese Goes Paragliding” below:

Day 2398: Wind Direction

Things don’t always work out as planned– that’s what I keep learning.

 

 

It’s 5: 55  PM on day 2398 of my journey towards independence and I  spent the day with my Superhero Catherine Constantinides and other special guests on Signal Hill – it was a beautiful day but the wind was not in our favour today we shall try again tomorrow (Superhero  had to go but I shall try to paraglide tomorrow (please God may the weather conditions be favourable tomorrow)

 

Today I was meant to paraglide off Signal Hill but alas the wind was not in our favour which sucked but we shall try again tomorrow and on the plus side I did get to spend a few hours with my Superhero Catherine Constantinides (she surprised me by showing up at the hotel’s meeting room – I was so touched and humbled (thanks Superhero you’re incredible)

Day 2378: Beautiful Interruption

Be a beautiful interruption in someone’s day – that’s my message to the world.

 

It’s 12 : 40 PM on day 2378 of my journey towards independence and I managed to pray, have breakfast, read 2 Thessalonians 2:15   and learn a new word – Genteel (gen·teel) adj.  1. Refined in manner; well-bred and polite.  2. Free from vulgarity or rudeness.  3.Elegantly stylish: genteel manners and appearance.

 

Last year on a day when I was sick Catherine Constantinides called to check on me I was so touched by that (in that moment I knew how sick kids felt when Batman or Spiderman called) and ever since then at least once a month I call someone I love or someone who has helped me in some way just to hi or thank you I’ve spoken to people from all walks of life and it was interesting to note their similar reactions to my phone calls all of them were so touched that I called I think because my phone call was proof that they mattered to someone. Be a beautiful interruption in someone’s day make a call just to say hi or thank you.

Day 2370: Catherine Constantinides at the Saharawi Refugee Camp

“If people are not listening to you as individuals, it’s always good to get together and make a stand for something.” – Tinie Tempah

 

It’s 12 : 08 PM on day 2370 of my journey towards independence and I managed to pray, have breakfast, read Genesis 1: 26 and learn a new word –  Definitions for fusillade
1.a general discharge or outpouring of anything: a fusillade of questions. 2.a simultaneous or continuous discharge of firearms. 3.to attack or shoot by a fusillade.

 

Yesterday I was privileged to share Catherine Constantinides’s recent visit to a Saharawi refugee camp on my YouTube channel – the Saharawi People are from a country called the Western Sahara which has been illegally occupied by Morocco for the past 41 YEARS – every time I watch Catherine’s video I’m struck by how hot and dry the refugee camp seems it’s a wonder that human beings are able to survive there. Thanks to my Superhero Catherine Constantinides for being a voice for the Saharawi People and for allowing me to share the footage (you are truly unlike any other human being I’ve ever met remarkable in your passion, purpose, focus, humility and courage of conviction).   Watch “Catherine Constantinides at the Saharawi Refugee Camp” below:

 

Day 2190: Catherine Constantindes – MWF2016 Impact Story

“Leadership is not about your title, it’s about your behaviour.” Yet how many forget this so easily. People are people, are people.” – Catherine Constantinides

 

It’s 11 : 01  AM on day 2190 of my journey towards independence and I managed to have breakfast, pray,  read Psalm 128:2   and work on my  25 Smiles Campaign    –    raised  $7 625 only  $4 875 more to raise to reach my second goal of raising $12 500 for Smile Train before Jan 10 2017 (SO SO SO GRATEFUL to everyone who has supported this campaign so far ) ..

 

Recently I watched “Catherine Constantindes – MWF2016 Impact Story” – it’s basically a summary of Catherine’s Mandela-Washington Fellowship journey – and I think everybody should see it so I’m sharing it. Watch “Catherine Constantindes – MWF2016 Impact Story” below:

Day 2174: 10 Things I love about Catherine Constantinides

“Maybe life isn’t about avoiding the bruises. Maybe it’s about collecting the scars to prove we showed up!” – Catherine Constantinides

 

It’s 12 : 33  PM on day 2174 of my journey towards independence and I managed to   pray, have breakfast, read Zechariah 2:11, learn one new thing – The colour of the tongue is best described as black, blue or purple with a pink base/back. It is generally assumed that the front part of the tongue has such dark colouration to protect it during frequent sun exposure while eating and prevent the tongue from getting sunburned. –   and work on my  25 Smiles Campaign    –  raised $7 475 only  $5 025 more to raise to reach my second goal of raising $12 500 for Smile Train before Jan 10 2017 (SO SO SO GRATEFUL to everyone who has supported this campaign so far ) .

 

Today is Catherine Constantinides’s birthday and because she is my first and last forever and always superhero I wrote down 10 things that I love about her. Take a look:

 

10 Things I love about Catherine Constantinides

  1. She’s the most humble person anyone will ever meet
  2. She has more courage in her one pinky than most of us have in our whole body.
  3. She works really, really, really hard
  4. She does everything she does with passion and purpose.
  5. She’s a great mom, daughter, sister and friend
  6. She strives every day to be a better version of herself
  7. She lives to serve the planet and its people
  8. She’s very kind
  9. She lifts others as she climbs
  10. She’s always selfie-ready LOL 🙂

 

Happy Birthday again superhero – I’m glad every day that you were born I hope you live to be 100 at least 🙂

 

Everyone check out the great work that Catherine and her team do at Miss Earth South Africa www.missearthsa.co.za/

Day 2136: Catherine Constantinides on Starting Point

“You will turn out ordinary if you’re not careful!!!” – Catherine Constantinides

 

It’s 12 : 36  PM on day 2136 of my journey towards independence and I managed to pray, have breakfast, read Philippians 4:6-7, learn one new thing – Rum is a distilled alcoholic beverage made from sugarcane byproducts, such as molasses, or directly from sugarcane juice, by a process of fermentation and distillation. The distillate, a clear liquid, is then usually aged in oak barrels. –     and work on my  25 Smiles Campaign    –  yesterday Nay731 donated $25 (thanks Nay) which brings the total  raised to $7 015 only  $5 485 more to raise to reach my second goal of raising $12 500 for Smile Train before Jan 10 2017 (SO SO SO GRATEFUL to everyone who has supported this campaign so far 🙂 ) .

 

Recently I watched an episode of Starting Point featuring my first and last forever and always superhero  Catherine Constantinides and I just have to share it (I’m so in support of everything Catherine does because although our lives are so different our beliefs and values are the same (I love the people in my life really I do but when I start talking about my crazy plans to make a difference their immediate reaction is to redirect me onto a path that they think my life should follow Catherine is one of the only people who  does not do that she will never know how much I truly love her for that)). Watch “Catherine Constantinides on [ED]” below: