Tag Archives: Children

Day 2612: Dagger through the Heart a Billion Times

However you feel it’s ok – that’s the lesson that keeps coming back to me.

 

It’s 10 : 48 AM on day 2612 of my journey towards independence and I managed to pray,  read 2 Thessalonians 3:16 and promote my 50 New Feet Campaign benefiting MiracleFeet -raised $4 488 only $8 012 more to raise by June 17, 2018 to help 50 kids with clubfoot (thanks to everyone who has helped out so far).

 

This morning as I looked at a picture of a family with a new born baby be happy for them I commanded myself and I genuinely was but even as I type this my right hand is on what will probably never be my womb I feel so empty and it hurts so bad few people in this life will ever know what it’s like to be stared in the face every day by that which you may never have it’s a dagger through the heart being twisted a billion times, taken out and being put back in only you have a smile on your face because you are genuinely happy for the new family and wish them nothing but the very best in life.

Day 2439: Children and Our Responsibility Towards Them

“Children are our most valuable natural resource.” – Herbert Hoover

 

It’s 11 : 04  AM on day 2439 of my journey towards independence and I managed to pray,   have breakfast, read Acts 2:4  and learn a new word – Ephemeral adj. 1. Lasting for a markedly brief time: “The ephemeral nature of fashion trends.” 2. Living or lasting only for a day, as with certain plants or insects.

 

Recently there have been three wonderful new additions to my extended family (I’m a proud aunty to a niece and two nephews (so overjoyed about that)) which has got me thinking about the future of our world and the responsibility we have to the youngest amongst us it’s up to us to teach them that nothing they become will ever be more important than being good human beings.

Day 2297: My letter to those not yet born

We owe the present and future generation the best of ourselves – that’s my message to the world.

 

It’s 10: 05 AM on day 2297 of my journey towards independence and I managed to pray, read Hebrews 12:28-29 and work on my  25 Smiles Campaign    –raised $9 461.04 only  $3 038.96 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 ).

 

Yesterday feeling guilty about the state of our world I wrote a letter to those not yet born. Take a look:

 

My letter to those not yet born:

December 27, 2016

Dear child,

My name is Nisha Varghese as I write this I’m 25-years-young with more questions than answers every day I try so that your future is better than my present.

 

 

I hope in your present there’s less waste, less inequality and less hate. I hope being different is seen as a strength and not as a weakness. I hope your technology has not overtaken your humanity. I hope planet Earth is not completely destroyed.

 

 

If your present is far from what you wish it to be please act to create the world you desire to live in – try for me and those who will come after you. Always remember: There’s a superhero inside you just waiting to come out.

 

 

Yours sincerely,

Nisha

PS. Please forgive my generation for the ways in which we have failed you.

Day 2078: Teaching Children the Right Ways in Life

Start children off on the way they should go, and even when they are old they will not turn from it.

– Proverbs 22: 6

 

It’s 12 : 42  PM on day 2078 of my journey towards independence and I managed to have breakfast, pray, read Proverbs 23: 14, learn one new thing – There are approximately 6,900 distinct languages in existence today, though there may be languages spoken in remote areas that we have yet to discover. No matter how many new languages we find, though, this number will be much lower in 100 years.– and work on my  25 Smiles Campaign   – raised $5 774 only $476 more to raise before Jan 10 2017 (SO SO SO GRATEFUL to everyone who has supported this campaign so far 🙂 ).

 

This morning my brother stood in the middle of our sitting room with his back to me I watched him trying to figure out what he was doing after a while he made a cross in that moment I realized he was praying of his own accord before he left for school I was SO PROUD just goes to show if you tell kids to do something for long enough eventually they’ll do it of their own accord.

Day 1758: The Way Kids See It South Africa – A Unilever #brightFutureSA film

“Children are the keys of paradise.” – Eric Hoffer

 

It’s 12 : 20 PM on day 1758  of my journey towards independence and I’ve managed to brush my teeth,  pray, read Zachariah 8,    publish my Disability of the Day feature, learn one new thing -The biggest wave ever recorded topped more than 90 feet high. The monster wave—which was higher than a ten-story building—was spawned as Hurricane Ivan passed over the Gulf of Mexico in 2004. It never reached land. –   and promote my Educate Generations campaign –  $3 271 raised so far (thanks so much to everyone who has donated and thanks also to my friends who have changed their Facebook cover photos in support of my campaign)  .

 

Recently I watched “The Way Kids See It South Africa – A Unilever #brightFutureSA film” and I can honestly say if we all saw the world like children did it would be a better place. Watch “The Way Kids See It South Africa – A Unilever #brightFutureSA film” below:

Day 1258: Are you starting off the children in your life on the way they should go?

Start children off on the way they should go,

and even when they are old they will not turn from it.

– Proverbs 22: 6

 

It’s 12  : 00 PM on day 1258 of my journey towards independence and I’ve managed to pray,  brush my teeth,    read Esther 2, feed myself egg with bread for breakfast,  publish my Disability of the Day feature,   promote my Eradicate AIDS campaign – nobody donated so far today – and watch the South Africa vs. Australia Cricket test match – you may not know this about me but I LOVE watching Cricket and Rugby.

 

Yesterday someone told me that a child who I love was rude to her the day before needless to say I apologized profusely on his behalf and told her that I would have him apologize to her and I did just that I think we, the adults, tend to treat kids like they can do no wrong and as a result they grow to be destructive adults. Are you starting off the children in your life on the way they should go?

Day 342

You can’t make choices for anyone else – that’s what I learned today.

It’s 7: 47 PM on day 342 of my journey towards independence and I’ve managed to brush my teeth, sleep some more, feed myself corn flakes for breakfast, publish my Kid of the Week feature, finish reading A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini – a book about extraordinary love and sacrifice I would recommend it to anyone who needs perspective – feed myself rice and curry for dinner and brush my teeth once more.

This morning we were discussing what we were going to eat for breakfast and I almost had a heart attack when my sister said she was making hamburgers and putting an egg on top of it – my brother is 17kg’s overweight according to his pediatrician – but after much begging, pleading and suggesting alternative foods I realized that he was going to have to make the decision to lose weight by himself so although I feel like I’m watching a train crash in slow motion I’m going to back off. Do you sometimes wish you could make choices for those you love?

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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 223

The most important thing that parents can teach their children is how to get along without them. – Frank A. Clark

It’s 10: 05 PM on day 223 of my journey towards independence and I’ve managed to brush my teeth, feed myself Appam – A bread made of rice batter – and beef curry for breakfast and spend Easter lunch and dinner with my family (see pictures below).

Today lying on a mattress in my aunt’s TV room I heard that my cousin’s nine-year-old daughter was getting her father’s ‘old’ BlackBerry and in that moment I couldn’t help feeling as though my cousin and her husband were missing a trick with regards to their parenting because in the twenty years that I’ve been alive I’ve never owned an ordinary cellphone let alone a BlackBerry and not because I didn’t want one either but because I wanted to wait until I could pay for it myself. Are you spoiling your children by giving them everything they want on a silver platter?

My geandma and I

My grandma sleeping (I love this picture it's so cute)

My cousin's son – Shaun

My cousin’s daughter – Shannon

My sister – Neethu

Day 191

The media is making parenting very difficult – that’s what I learned today 🙁

It’s 9: 16  PM on day 191 of my journey towards independence and I’ve managed to brush my teeth, feed myself rice and curry for lunch,  tweet about my Clean Water For All Campaign for a few hours – no luck – and watch TV.

This evening I was watching my brother watching WWE – World Wrestling Entertainment – and I realized with great sadness that the media was responsible for the increase in violence and promiscuity amongst kids having said that I would like to tell all the boys and girls out there that you don’t have to get into fights and have sex to be cool and have fun just ask my friends Sophie (@SophieBrown95 on Twitter) and Kendall –Sophie is a 16-year-old from the UK who’s raising money to raising money to build a school for village children in South-West Uganda while Kendall from the USA founded Kids Caring 4 Kids – an organization which aims to raise awareness and money for AIDS orphans and other highly venerable kids in Africa and to inspire kids to care for others in need – in 2004 at the tender age of 11. Are you parenting on autopilot or do actively seek out positive role models for your children?