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Day 2633: 26 Days to Christmas

“Christmas is the spirit of giving without a thought of getting. It is happiness because we see joy in people. It is forgetting self and finding time for others. It is discarding the meaningless and stressing the true values.” – Thomas S. Monson
 

It’s 11: 22 AM on day 2633 of my journey towards independence and I managed to pray,  read  Colossians 3:17  and promote my 50 New Feet Campaign benefiting MiracleFeet -raised $4 801 only $7 699  more to raise by June 17, 2018 to help 50 kids with clubfoot (thanks to everyone who has helped out so far).

 

Today marks 26 till Christmas I’m so excited Christmas is my favourite of all holidays because it’s about family and giving.

Day 2294: Merry Christmas

“Christmas is the spirit of giving without a thought of getting. It is happiness because we see joy in people. It is forgetting self and finding time for others. It is discarding the meaningless and stressing the true values.” – Thomas S. Monson

 

It’s 8: 17 AM on day 2294 of my journey towards independence and I managed to  -pray, read Luke 2: 1-20 and work on my  25 Smiles Campaign    –raised $9 311.04 only  $3 118.96 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 ).

 

Today is Christmas Day one of my favourite days of the year because it’s about giving, family, friends, food and fun I’ll be having lunch with the family. Merry Christmas everyone.

Day 2292: Kindness – an all-natural drug that gives you a forever high

“Life is made up, not of great sacrifices or duties, but of little things, in which smiles and kindness, and small obligations given habitually, are what preserve the heart and secure comfort.” – Humphry Davy
 

It’s 11: 18 AM on day 2292 of my journey towards independence and I managed to  -pray, read Galatians 4:4-5, have breakfast and work on my  25 Smiles Campaign    –raised $9 311.04 only  $3 118.96 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 ).

 

This morning I called some people who’ve made a difference in my life just to say happy holidays and thank you it made me (and still makes me) feel so good inside (kindness is an all-natural drug that gives you a forever high).  

Day 2291: What is Christmas really about?

You’ve succeed at Christmas if you can make someone feel like they matter– that’s what I’ve realized.

 

It’s 12: 53 PM on day 2291 of my journey towards independence and I managed to  -pray, read Luke 1: 68, have breakfast and work on my  25 Smiles Campaign    –raised $9 311.04 only  $3 118.96 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 ).

 

Today I realized that Christmas is not about food or gifts it’s about making people feel loved and important (thank you to everyone who has answered my calls, come to visit and given me gifts I truly feel loved by you and important to you).

Day 2285: Remember the Unloved and Forgotten this Festive Season

Remember those who feel unloved and forgotten this festive season– that’s my message to the world.

 

It’s 10: 28 AM on day 2285 of my journey towards independence and I managed to pray, read Isaiah 9: 6 have breakfast and work on my  25 Smiles Campaign    –raised $9 261.04 only  $3 238.96 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 ).

 

This morning I read a post which reminded me that me that Christmas is not a happy time for some so I ask that all of us remember those who feel unloved and forgotten this festive season.

Day 2284: Why Christmas is my Favourite Time of Year

Christmas is my favourite time of year because it’s the only time of year I can be as kind as I want to be without being thought of as weird – that’s what I’ve realized.

 

It’s 12: 24 PM on day 2284 of my journey towards independence and I managed to pray, read Romans 12: 15 have breakfast and work on my  25 Smiles Campaign    –raised $9 261.04 only  $3 238.96 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 ).

 

Today I realized that Christmas is my favourite time of year because it’s the only time of year I can be as kind as I want to be without being thought of as weird (my kindness sort of makes sense to the world during Christmas time they assume it’s because of the time of the year, whereas at other times of the year my kindness may seem weird to some).

Day 2272: Christmas Appreciation Challenge

“The roots of all goodness lie in the soil of appreciation for goodness.” – Dalai Lama

 

It’s 11: 20 AM on day 2272 of my journey towards independence and I managed to pray,   read   Hosea 6:3 and work on my  25 Smiles Campaign    –raised $9 161.04 only  $3 338.96 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 ).

 

Last night I challenged my friends to call at least three people who help them or love them with no expectation of gratitude and tell them how much they appreciate them and now I’m challenging all of you to do the same. Tis the season for giving and gratitude so give your love.

Day 2258: My Christmas Project

“Christmas is not a time nor a season, but a state of mind. To cherish peace and goodwill, to be plenteous in mercy, is to have the real spirit of Christmas.” – Calvin Coolidge

 

it’s 12: 07  PM on day 2258 of my journey towards independence and I managed to pray, have breakfast,  read Thessalonians 5:18,   work on my  25 Smiles Campaign    –raised $9 111.04 only  $3 388.96 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 ) – and spend time with family.

 

Today I decided that in the lead up to Christmas I would call, message or email people who’ve had an impact on my life this year (I apologize in advance if my expression of appreciation is a bit much for some I promise i’ll make it quick and painless).

Day 1928: Merry Christmas

“Don’t let the past steal your present. This is the message of Christmas: We are never alone.” – Taylor Caldwell

 

It’s 1:  40 PM on day 1832 of my journey towards independence and day 24 of our India trip 2015 prayed  thing read 1 Corinthians 13 and Luke 2, had breakfast, visited my parents friends and visited some churches

 

Today is Christmas Day which is my favourite day of every year because unlike all the other days of the year the emphasis is on family and togetherness.   Merry Christmas everyone.

Day 1564: Merry Christmas Everyone

“The spirit of Christmas is the spirit of love and of generosity and of goodness. It illuminates the picture window of the soul, and we look out upon the world’s busy life and become more interested in people than in things.” – Thomas S. Monson

 

It’s 10 : 49 AM on day 1564 of my journey towards independence and I’ve managed to pray, brush my teeth,  read Isaiah 49 and John 2,   publish my Disability of the Day feature and promote my Educate Generations campaign– still on $1 255 I may ask my parents for a donation as a Christmas present but I think I would feel bad if I did because my sister and brother didn’t ask for anything this Christmas.

 

Today is Christmas Day – my favorite holiday – on this day may we all value the presence of our loved ones more than we value the presents under the tree. Merry Christmas everyone.