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Day 2628: Life is Change

Life is a constant state of change  – that’s what I’ve realized.

 

It’s 12 : 45 PM on day 2628 of my journey towards independence and I managed to pray,  read 1 Timothy 4:4-5  1 Timothy 4:4-5, promote my 50 New Feet Campaign benefiting MiracleFeet -raised $4 681 only $7 819  more to raise by June 17, 2018 to help 50 kids with clubfoot (thanks to everyone who has helped out so far) and have breakfast with family.

 

Recently with some great changes happening in my family I have realized Life is a constant state of change.

Day 2606: Reflections on Day 2 of the Obama Summit

“Change is hard.” —Barack Obama

 

t’s 1:  11 PM on day 2606 of my journey towards independence and I managed to watch  the end of the Obama Summit, go to sleep [i’d been up since yesterday again], get up, pray,  read Colossians 3:15, continue reading The President’s Keepers: Those keeping Zuma in power and out of prison by Jacques Pauw 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 I watched the livestream of Day 2 of the Obama Summit the speakers came from different backgrounds and professions but all were working towards the common good which gave me hope for the future and I really appreciated that in his closing speech President Obama reminded everyone that creating real change takes time, work and tenacity.

 

Day 2068: Change and Inspire Change in Others

You can’t change people you can change the way you treat them and hope that that inspires them to change the way they treat you – that’s what I realized today.

 

It’s 11 : 19  AM on day 2068 of my journey towards independence and I managed to pray, read Proverbs 7, have breakfast, learn one new thing –6 The 6-year-old child typically has a 2,600 word expressive vocabulary (words he or she says), and a receptive vocabulary (words he or she understands) of 20,000–24,000 words. 12 By the time a child is 12 years old, he/she will understand (have a receptive vocabulary) of about 50,000 words.– and work on my  25 Smiles Campaign   – raised $5 724 only $526 more to raise before Jan 10 2017 (SO SO SO GRATEFUL to everyone who has supported this campaign so far 🙂)

 

Today I realized that you can’t change people you can change the way you treat them and hope that that inspires them to change the way they treat you so often in life we try to change people when we should be trying to change ourselves because truly the only person each of us will ever control is ourselves.

Day 1680: Thou shall not change for other people

I can’t change myself for other people – that’s what I realized yesterday.

 

It’s 12 : 20 PM on day 1680 of my journey towards independence and I’ve managed to brush my teeth, pray,    read Ezekiel 39, publish my Disability of the Day feature, learn one new thing – A tiger’s roar can be heard as far as 2 mi (3 km) away–  feed myself  for an avocado sandwich and a banana  breakfast  and  promote my Educate Generations campaign–$2 700 raised so far SO GRATEFUL :) .

 

Yesterday I was interacting with someone and I debated with myself about whether or not to mention my campaign because I know some people tune me out when I do in the end I decided to mention it because it is what I’m currently passionate about and I couldn’t change myself for fear of being ignored.

Day 1668: Life and Change

Life is change – that’s what I keep realizing.

 

It’s 12 : 25 PM on day 1668 of my journey towards independence and I’ve managed to brush my teeth, pray,    read Ezekiel 28, publish my Disability of the Day feature,   learn one new thing –Aloe produces two substances, gel and latex. Aloe gel is the clear, jelly like substance found inside the leaves. Aloe latex is yellow and comes from under the plants skin. –    promote my Educate Generations campaign– $2 578 raised so far – have breakfast and have fun (watch movies, listen to music, read books, etc).

 

Recently our regular housekeeper quit which sucks because now we have to teach our new housekeeper how to help me I hate change but I’ll make the best of it.

Day 1551: Want to change the world for the better faster? Talk Less and Do More

We need to talk less and do more – that’s my message to the world.

 

It’s 12 : 00 PM on day 1551 of my journey towards independence and I’ve managed to brush my teeth, pray, read Isaiah 36,   publish my Disability of the Day feature,  feed myself egg with bread for breakfast and promote my Educate Generations campaign–my friend, Vincent Ang owner of OArtTee, a company that creates printed original art fashion t-shirts, donated $100 yesterday (thank you God and thank you SO MUCH Vincent your support means the absolute world to me) if any of you out there are looking for one-of-a-kind gifts to give to family and friends check out the t-shirts at OArtTee on the t-shirts are basically printed original artworks it’s really cool 🙂 – make sandwiches for sisi’s neighborhood with sisi’s help  -(thank you sisi Nikiwe for all your help) – and  continue promoting my campaign – still on $1 190 but I am grateful for the world’s support I am grateful to have raised $1 190 for the Malala Fund so far 🙂

 

Today I was thinking about the state of the world we talk about hunger, poverty, HIV/AIDS and other issues facing the world and yet things are changing at a snail’s pace which leads me to the conclusion that we need to talk less and do more because at the end of the day things don’t change when we talk things change when we do.

Day 1518: Why the change?

Change is good– that’s what I keep learning.

It’s 12 : 57 PM on day 1518 of my journey towards independence and I’ve managed to brush my teeth, pray, read Isiah 5, publish my Disability of the Day feature,  feed myself Puttu – a breakfast dish of steamed cylinders of ground rice layered with coconut – and chickpea curry for breakfast, go to church, publish my Kid of the Week feature and promote my Educate Generations campaign – still on $770.

As you may or may not have noticed I moved my blog to a different domain the URL is different but I’m still me and I look forward to growing with this blog. Do you embrace change or shy away from it?

Day 1488: Do you embrace change or avoid it?

In life the only constant is change – that’s what I keep realizing.

 

It’s 1 : 00  PM on day 1488 of my journey towards independence and I’ve managed to  brush my teeth, pray, read Proverbs 26, publish my Disability of the Day feature, stretch my hamstrings, practice sitting up straight to strengthen my core muscles, feed myself a peanut butter sandwich and a banana for breakfast,  promote my Educate Generations campaign – no donations so far today on the plus side I just found out that Malala shares the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize with Kailash Satyarthi (you can read more about it here) I am SO HAPPY for her she truly deserves this honour.

 

Recently my parents decided to renovate our bathroom and at first I wasn’t happy with the changes at all but now it’s kind of growing on me I figured things are going to change whether I want them to or not so I might as well make things easier on myself and embrace it. Do you embrace change or avoid it?

Day 1048: Change by Carrie Underwood

Don’t listen to them when they say

“You’re just a fool, just a fool to believe you can change the world”

Oh, the smallest thing can make all the difference

Love is alive, don’t listen to them when they say

“You’re just a fool, just a fool to believe you can change the world”

Carrie Underwood

 

It’s 12  : 24 PM on day 1048 of my journey towards independence and I’ve managed to brush my teeth, try to clean myself in the bathroom,  pray,   read Judges 7, publish my Disability of the Day feature,   feed myself  a boiled egg and All Bran Flakes for breakfast and  tweet and Facebook about my campaign – still no luck but something’s bound to happen I’m doing my part and I know God’s doing his part even though I can’t see it people have to care that that there are more than 30 million people enslaved in the world today they just have to otherwise where’s the human in humanity.

 

Yesterday I heard Change by Carrie Underwood and I just fell in love with it it’s a song for anybody who has ever been told that they can’t change the world. Listen to Change by Carrie Underwood below:

Day 845

Change is neither good nor bad it just is what it is – that’s what I keep learning 🙂

It’s  6 : 37 PM on day 845 of my journey towards independence and I’ve managed to brush my teeth, go shopping for clothes for my sister to take to university – it was confirmed yesterday that my sister has been accepted into the University of Cape Town for medicine we are all SO proud of her 🙂 – prepare and publish my Disability of the Day feature,    feed myself rice and curry for lunch and try to help myself in the bathroom – I keep trying  to help myself in the bathroom and my mom keeps getting in the way I don’t think she gets that by “helping” me she’s helping me right into helplessness I tried to explain that to her on numerous occasions I don’t know what to do anymore if things keep going the way they are going when i’m older i’ll either be put in a home or I’ll be living with my siblings which is my worst nightmare I want to travel the world (I most want to go to Paris), help people and live a full life 🙂

Today as we were shopping for clothes for my sister to take to university it dawned on me that she was leaving I still think of her as the little girl who spat up yoghurt on my cousins I suppose that’s what happens if you’re lucky you grow up and you move away. Do you resist change?

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