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Day 2661: Experience of Life Breeds Compassion

We can only have compassion for that which we’ve seen and experienced – that’s what I’ve realized.

 

It’s 10 : 26 AM on day 2661 of my journey towards independence and I managed to pray, read Matthew 2:11-12,  have breakfast and promote my 50 New Feet Campaign benefiting MiracleFeet – raised  $6 041 only $6 459 more to raise by June 17, 2018 to help 50 kids with clubfoot .

 

Yesterday I realized that I cannot blame my brother for wanting the same material things that kids his age want because he hasn’t seen what I’ve seen and experienced what I’ve experienced

Day 2314: Compassion and Me

We must have compassion for the fact that people can’t fully understand an experience they’ve never had – that’s my message to the world.

It’s 5: 10  PM on day 2314 of my journey towards independence and I managed to pray and read Deuteronomy 31:6, go to the doctor to get a note to go paragliding in April (i got the note so yay) and go to the mall

This morning I was annoyed that people don’t understand what I go through then I realized they really don’t most people don’t know what it’s like to be so physically dependent on others as an adult because they’ve never had that experience it’s not their fault it just is the way it is and I’m beginning to have great compassion for that.

Day 1743: Life, Judgement and Compassion

People do the best they can with what they have – that’s what I’ve realized recently.

 

It’s 12 : 20 PM on day 1743 of my journey towards independence and I’ve managed to brush my teeth, pray,  read Habakkuk 1, publish my Disability of the Day feature,   feed myself egg with bread  for breakfast, learn one new thing –Despite its name, the polecat is a member of the weasel family, Mustelidae. Mustelids, which also include otters, minks, and honey badgers, are the largest, most successful family of carnivores.-    promote my Educate Generations campaign – $3 145 raised so far (thanks guys 🙂 ) .

 

Recently I’ve realized that people do the best they can with what they have which has made me a less judgmental person when I was younger I used to think my elders had all the answers and get really disappointed when they fell short of my expectations but now I know that everybody’s just feeling their way through life.

Day 1314: Having compassion for people who don’t have compassion for you

I have to have compassion for the fact that people don’t know what it’s like to be me – that’s what I keep realizing.

 

It’s 12  : 54 PM on day 1314 of my journey towards independence and I’ve managed to pray,   brush my teeth, read Psalm 5, feed myself All Bran Flakes for breakfast,   publish my Disability of the Day feature,  promote my Eradicate AIDS campaign – still on 58%

 

This morning something happened that made me realize I have to have compassion for the fact that people don’t know what it’s like to be me people sometimes snap at me only because they’ve never (since infancy)  been in a position where they needed help to do the most basic of things. Do you have compassion for the fact that people don’t know what it’s like to be you?

Day 616

All anyone wants is to be understood – that’s what I keep learning 🙂

It’s 2 : 51 PM on day 616 of my journey towards independence and I’ve managed to  brush my teeth,  drink Green Tea  by myself,  feed myself All Bran Flakes  for breakfast,  publish my Disability of the Day feature,  exercise my right hand –  I  cut  pieces of banana bread and a peanut butter sandwich using a knife with my right hand just a  few more practice sessions and I’ll be able to eat with a fork and knife I am SO PROUD of me :)

A couple of days ago I needed help to go to the bathroom so I asked our housekeeper and she helped without complaint as she was putting me back in my wheelchair she said stating a fact  you’re heavy (I am the normal weight for my age and approximate height but to people carrying me I must still feel heavy) to which I said guiltily sorry what she said next is something that I wish the world understood about “disabled” people she said don’t be I know you didn’t choose to be this way.   Do you make an effort to walk a mile in another person’s shoes?

Day 249

I am unique in that I see the best in everybody – that’s what I learned today 🙂

It’s 7: 13 PM on day 249 of my journey towards independence and I’ve managed to brush my teeth, feed myself a polony sandwich for breakfast, make sandwiches for the people in our housekeeper’s neighbourhood (if you have no idea what I am talking about refer to ‘Day 184’) – we made 3 loaves worth of sandwiches and sent her home with 2 extras loaves we didn’t have time to make sandwiches out of all 5 loaves but it’s really ok life’s too short to sweat over the small stuff 🙂 – feed myself a banana for lunch, finish preparing my Kid of the Week feature for Sunday, tweet about my Clean Water For All Campaign –no luck – go to physiotherapy – I was so stiff I didn’t exercise for three weeks I vow to exercise every day for the rest of my life I know I’ve said that before but this time it’s for real 🙂 – watch TV and feed myself rice and curry for dinner.

Today I woke up and asked my mother if she could buy five loaves of bread so that I could make sandwiches for the people in my housekeeper’s community – I usually did it on Saturday but Nandipha – our housekeeper – told me she wouldn’t be coming to work on Saturday because she had to attend her cousin’s funeral – and the first words out of my mother’s mouth were she probably eats them followed by my sister who said how do you know she doesn’t sell them and in that moment I remember feeling so offended on Nandipha’s behalf because here she was at twenty-one years of age coming to work and helping me in spite of the fact that her one-year-old son had died just a few weeks ago and all my mother could say was she probably eats them. Do you choose to see the worst in people at every opportunity?

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Day 211

Compassion is sometimes the fatal capacity for feeling what it is like to live inside somebody else’s skin. It is the knowledge that there can never really be any peace and joy for me until there is peace and joy finally for you too. – Frederick Buechner

It’s 9: 10 PM on day 211 of my journey towards independence and I’ve managed to brush my teeth, feed myself bun and jam for breakfast, tweet about my Clean Water For All Campaign for a few hours – no luck – feed myself rice and curry for lunch, watch TV, feed myself noodles and vegetable curry for dinner and tweet about my campaign some more – ‘Big Sigh’ made a donation – ‘Big Sigh’ I don’t know who you are or how you came across my page but if you’re out there somewhere reading this right now I would just like to say thank you, thank you, thank you 🙂

Yesterday I read on some website that April was Autism Awareness Month in the US and today I made it my mission to learn as much as I possibly could about this developmental disability by watching Youtube videos about it (see below) and what I discovered was that communicating with a person who had Autism was like speaking English to someone who could only understand Chinese which gave me a tremendous amount of sympathy for all those affected by Autism because I knew how difficult it was to be different without having the added burden of a language barrier. Do you have the capacity to feel compassion for those marginalized by society?