Everything is part of a bigger plan…nothing happens at random – that’s what I learned today 🙂
it’s 7: 52 PM on day 480 of my journey towards independence and I’ve managed to watch TV, brush my teeth, drink pineapple juice – from a glass – by myself, try to add a custom header on this blog made for me by my friend, Margot – I gave her the wrong size by mistake and now it doesn’t fit – prepare and publish my Disability of the Dayfeature,feed myself rice and curry for lunch and readLove That Max, Chasing Rainbow and Bird on the Street.
Today I looked back on my twenty five days in India and realized that going to a country where there is so much stigma around disabled people and having to say to people there’s nothing wrong with me every time they pitied me has made me more confident than ever in myself. Do you walk in faith believing that everything that happens is for the best or question every experience?
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!
You know you’re living a great life when you can pat yourself on the back without an audience present – that’s what I learned today 🙂
It’s 10: 43 PM on day 196 of my journey towards independence and I’ve managed to brush my teeth, feed myself a bread and jam sandwich for breakfast, tweet about my Clean Water For All Campaign for a few hours – no luck – feed myself rice and curry for lunch, listen to music, feed myself Chapati – an unleavened flatbread – and tomato curry for dinner, tweet about campaign some more –still no luck – and watch TV.
Today as I was being wheeled from my bedroom to the dining room by our housekeeper I thought to myself with the upmost sincerity the world wouldn’t be the same without me and that I guess is my message to all of you guys do something every day to make sure that the world wouldn’t be the same without you because at the end of the day the feeling you get after helping someone will fill that hole in your heart that you didn’t even know you had. Do you feel the need to tell people of all your achievements because you know deep down that you’re not living a great life?
The whole is more than the sum of its parts. – Aristotle
It’s 10: 31 PM on day 190 of my journey towards independence and I’ve managed to brush my teeth, tweet about my Clean Water For All Campaign for a few hours – no luck – feed myself rice and curry for lunch, tweet about my campaign some more – still no luck 🙁 – feed myself Chapati – an unleavened flatbread – filled with salad and mutton gravy and watch TV.
Several people – my mother included – have told me that I am wise beyond my years and although that this is true to a certain extent I think that they have forgotten that I am just a nineteen soon-to-be twenty-year-old girl trying to find my place in the world with that said I would like to take this moment to introduce you to all aspects of me – from my favourite music, movies and books to my greatest hopes, fears and future travel destinations – like me or leave me I don’t mind either way 🙂
Nisha: The Human Being
I hope to:
Learn how to do things by myself
Become an author
Buy a house
Travel the world
I am afraid of:
The possibility of having to live with my parents for the rest of my life
People who feel insecure within themselves will try to tear you down – that’s what I learned today 🙁
It’s 10: 58 PM on day 187 of my journey towards independence and I’ve managed to brush my teeth, make sandwiches for the people in our housekeeper’s neighborhood (if you have no idea what I am talking about refer to ‘Day 184’) – it was a relatively drama-free morning with the only snag being that there wasn’t enough foil paper but that too was not a problem without a solution we decided to stack the sandwiches on top of each other – a HUGE thanks must go to mom who helped me every step of the way – I LOVE you mommy 🙂 – feed myself a bread and jam sandwich for breakfast while watching TV – food tastes better when you eat after you give to other people 🙂 – feed myself rice and curry for lunch and tweet about my Clean Water For All Campaign only stopping to feed myself Spring rolls for dinner – @sharoneden (Sharon) made a donation of $53.85 – thanks again Sharon 🙂
Today as I sat at our dining table buttering the bread for the sandwiches my mom and I were making my dad came up behind me and said why don’t you do two first and in that moment he made me feel so incompetent so I said if you’re not doing anything shut up and although I don’t regret saying it I do regret the way I said it because those words were unbecoming of me. Are your insecurities causing you to be mean?
If ever there is tomorrow when we’re not together.. there is something you must always remember. you are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think. but the most important thing is, even if we’re apart.. I’ll always be with you. – Winnie the Pooh
It’s 9: 04 PM on day 183 of my journey towards independence and I’ve managed to brush my teeth, feed myself a grilled cheese sandwich for breakfast while watching the Cricket World Cup match: South Africa vs. Ireland – congratulations to The Proteas – our national cricket team – who are officially in the quarterfinals after their victory over Ireland – bring the cup back for Mr. Mandela boys I am sure he’s rooting for you 🙂 – tweet about my Clean Water For All Campaign for a few hours – no luck – feed myself rice and curry for lunch, tweet about my campaign some more – no luck – feed myself Chapati – an unleavened flatbread – and vegetable curry for dinner and continue to tweet about my campaign – still no luck – I’m disappointed but it’s okay I’ll keep trying 🙂
Today I was feeling all kinds of awful my body was sore, my muscles were aching and all I wanted to do was sleep but then I remembered what Will Smith said on Oprah great people do what they do hurt and suddenly I didn’t feel so tired anymore because I could see in my mind’s eye images of children dying of cholera. On a bad day do you give up on yourself or look to harness your inner strength?
Beauty is confidence radiating from within – that’s what I learned today 🙂
It’s 8: 00 PM on day 172 of my journey towards independence and I’ve managed to brush my teeth, feed myself a chicken polony sandwich for a snack, tweet about my Clean Water For All Campaign for a few hours – my cousin made another donation of a $100 – thanks again chechi 🙂 – feed myself rice and curry for lunch, watch TV and feed myself crackers for dinner.
Today as I was watching Style By Jury – a makeover show – I couldn’t help but notice that more than the make-up or the clothes what really made a difference was the ballroom dancing lessons that they’d given her and that’s when I realized that the reason I could face the world – pun intended – without any make-up on was because I knew that I was more than what I looked like. Does your beauty give you confidence or does your confidence give you beauty? 🙂
The creative individual has the capacity to free himself from the web of social pressures in which the rest of us are caught. He is capable of questioning the assumptions that the rest of us accept. – John W. Gardner
It’s 8: 59 PM on day 137 of my journey towards independence and I’ve managed to brush my teeth, tweet about my Clean Water For All Campaign for a few hours – someone promised to make a donation – YAY!! 🙂 – feed myself bun and chicken for breakfast, feed myself rice and curry for lunch, went to physiotherapy – I know there’s no cure for Cerebral Palsy but I feel like I’ve turned a corner with my health before I use to exercise on a daily bases just to tell my physiotherapist that I did but now I do it for myself because I know there’s nothing in it for her 🙂 – watch TV and feed myself Custard for dinner.
Today I was thinking a lot about make-up and beauty and wondering if I was the only woman in the world who felt completely comfortable in my own skin without any make-up on so I asked my followers on Twitter can you go a week without wearing make-up and to my amazement my older more mature followers said I do so quite often whilst my younger more inexperienced followers said I don’t think so which led me to the conclusion that when you have confidence you don’t need to hide behind a mask. Do you go along just to get along or do you ask questions that others wouldn’t even dream of? 🙂