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Day 2674: Always Be Reaching

Goals are dreams with a deadline – that’s what I know.

 

It’s 11 : 10 AM on day 2674 of my journey towards independence and I managed to pray, read 2 Corinthians 5:17 and promote my 50 New Feet Campaign benefiting MiracleFeet – raised  $6 816 only $5 684 more to raise by June 17, 2018 to help 50 kids with clubfoot .

 

Today is day 9 of 2017 and so far I’m actively working on 7 of 22 goals (most of them are things I’m hoping to do every day the whole year) I’m pleased with the progress made so far but not nearly satisfied (I’ll always be grateful for progress made but never content I plan to stay hungry and foolish for the rest of my life – ABR (Always Be Reaching)).

Day 2340: 8 Dreams and Goals I’d like to help others achieve

There’s joy in helping other people make their dreams come true– that’s my message to the world.

 

It’s 1 :  28 PM on day 2340 of my journey towards independence and I managed to pray, have breakfast read Mark 12:30-31 and learn a new word – Rapier [ra·pi·er] n. Quick and incisive. A sharp-pointed sword used for thrusting. “Rapier combat was not for the meek.” “Rapier wit.”

 

Yesterday I was making a mental list of the dreams and goals I would like to help my family and friends accomplish I wrote them down today so I don’t forget. Take a look:

 

8 Dreams and Goals I’d like to help others achieve

  1. Give my mother a day off (I feel so bad other women my mom’s age are almost empty-nesters and but for me she almost would be I cannot imagine what it must be like to work full-time and have to take care of a fully-grown 25-year-old in your 50s it must be breaking her heart and her body)
  2. Earn money to give to dad so he can invest (he loves investing he gets so excited talking about it although I think he invests to ensure that my siblings and I will be well taken care of when he’s not around (dad I appreciate it but I know deep within myself that money won’t be a problem for me in the future I don’t know how I know I just do God will take care of me because I try every day to take care of others))
  3. Buy my brother a pair of Havaianas (R700 is a ted expensive for slippers and we’ve always tried to teach my brother that life is not about material possessions but he’s a good kid works hard in school and helps anyone whenever he can so I’m going try and get him those slippers)
  4. My sister works really hard, is nice to everyone and asks for nothing I want to get her something awesome when she graduates from med school (I’m still trying to figure out what that something will be but it will be awesome)
  5. Organize a TV for Sisi Amanda (her TV got damaged and she’s been wanting another ever since)
  6. Help Superhero Catherine Constantinides free the Western Sahara (the Western Sahara is a country that has been illegal occupied by Morocco for the past 41 YEARS it’s shocking to me that only a few people are raising hell about this. Please take a minute to read and share Catherine’s articles about this issue In the Quest for Climate Justice, Who’s Left Out? By Letting Morocco Back In, The African Union Ignores Colonisation   )
  7. Help Jodene Shear meet the pre-order sales target of her book The Holistic Entrepreneur: How to Succeed by Focussing on Self-Worth, Intuition, and Happiness (if any of you have a Kindle please do pre-order the book)
  8. Help Steph visit her kids in Australia (or have them come visit her)

Day 2097: Believe in your Dreams

Believe in your dreams and capacities if you don’t nobody else will –that’s my message to the world.

 

It’s 12 : 35 PM on day 2097 of my journey towards independence and I managed to pray, read 1 Chronicles 16, learn one new thing – “Deer are essentially red-green color blind like some humans. Their color vision is limited to the short [blue] and middle [green] wavelength colors. As a result, deer likely can distinguish blue from red, but not green from red, or orange from red.”- have breakfast and work on my  25 Smiles Campaign   – raised $5 875 only $375 more to raise before Jan 10 2017 (SO SO SO GRATEFUL to everyone who has supported this campaign so far 🙂 ).

 

Yesterday I felt like my dreams were being ground into the dust but today is a new day and I’ve just decided that I’ll believe in all my dreams no matter how impractical or far-fetched I know myself best if I don’t believe that God has given me enough talent, skill and ability to turn my dreams into reality then nobody else will either so I’m officially backing God working through me now and forevermore.

Day 1025: My Dream

“I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.” ― Martin Luther King Jr.

It’s 12  : 14  PM on day 1025 of my journey towards independence and I’ve managed to sleep – for some reason my brother and his friend didn’t want to sleep so I had to stay up with them past midnight the things we do for the people we love 🙂 –  pray, stretch my hamstrings, try to clean myself in the bathroom – I can’t do it to completely on my own just yet but every day that I try is one day closer to reaching my goal 🙂 –  brush my teeth, feed myself  boiled egg and All Bran Flakes for breakfast,  read Joshua 8, publish my Disability of the Day feature, tweet and Facebook about my campaign – still no luck – and practice typing with both hands.

Last night laying in bed remembering Martin Luther King Jr’s I Have A Dream speech I thought about my dream I have a dream that one day people will be judged by their abilities rather than their “disabilities” right now people look at someone who is different and see what they cannot do it is my hope that one day people will look at someone who is different and see what they can do. What is your dream?

Day 177

You should dream for as long as you live – that’s what I learned today.

It’s 9: 29 PM on day 177 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 – two donations were made today: the first one was a $21.54 donation from @HappyOddGirl (Ruth) and the second one was a $53.85 donation from @Marie_Ang (Marie) which if my math is correct brings the total raised today to $75.39   – thanks guys 🙂 –  feed myself rice and curry for lunch, spend some time with my siblings,  feed myself  Chapati – an unleavened flatbread –  and vegetable  curry  for dinner and watch TV.

A lot of people have called me inspirational but today I met someone WAY more inspirational than me his name is Brennan and this is his story:

Wish comes true for cancer-stricken 10-year-old inducted into Army

By Zachary Roth 

 

(Photo: Capt. Gabriel Araujo swears in Brennan Daigle at Fort Polk, Louisiana. www.thefortpolkguardian.com)

Most kids might hope to get an Xbox or an iPod Touch for their 10th birthday. Brennan Daigle got a reception from a formation of soldiers, a ride in a camouflaged National Guard Humvee–and induction as an honorary member of the Army.

Since October 2009, Brennan, from Sulphur, Louisiana, has been battling embryonal rhabdomyosarcoma–a rare form of cancer in which muscular tumors attach themselves to bones, writer Rachel Reischling reports in the Fort Polk Guardian. Last month, doctors told his family there was nothing more they could do, and gave Brennan just weeks to live.

Brennan has always loved the Army.  His mother had created a Facebook page–Brennan’s Brigade–to keep family and friends informed of his condition. People from around the world, including soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan, have left comments of encouragement and support. One group of soldiers in Afghanistan posted a picture of themselves holding an American flag, and told Brennan: “We’re flying this flag in honor of you; we’re here to back you. Stay Army strong.”

Becky Prejean, who runs a charity for sick kids called Dreams Come True of Louisiana, heard about Brennan’s illness, and got in touch with his mother, Kristy Daigle. Brennan’s greatest wish, Daigle told Prejean, was to meet some soldiers in person, before his illness worsened. So the two women contacted the Fort Polk Community Relations Office, which put out a call for a few soldiers to attend Brennan’s tenth birthday on Feb. 26.

Forty showed up.

Brennan had been told he was going fishing with his father. But when he got out of his dad’s truck, he was greeted by a formation of 1st MEB soldiers, standing at attention in front of a National Guard Humvee. After a moment, they all shouted “Happy Birthday, Brennan!,” and broke into applause.

Brennan was speechless, according to his mother. “All he could do was giggle,” she said.

Brennan and his best friend Kaleb were invited to check out the Humvee, and Brennan sat behind the wheel. Then soldiers took the two boys out for a spin. Afterward, Brennan and Kaleb put their heads out the hatch on the vehicle’s roof, while the crowd snapped pictures.

But it wasn’t over. Brennan got out of the Humvee and was led to the front of the formation, where he shook hands with each soldier. He was inducted into the Army as an honorary member, then given a coin symbolizing merit and excellence, as well as a military jacket with his name on the pocket, and other Army-themed gifts.

“Brennan, you exemplify what personal courage means,” Pfc. Kamesha Starkey, 1st MEB, told him.

Finally, the mayor of Sulphur, La., gave Brennan a key to the city, and the title of Honorary Mayor of the Day.

“Words can never express what I felt seeing all those soldiers there, knowing some of them had just come back from Iraq and still took time out for just one little boy,” Kristy Daigle said. “Just to know that they care enough to give their all, to give their love and support to a little boy is phenomenal. It says so much about our men and women who serve our country in the armed forces.”

Some of the soldiers said the event helped put things in perspective for them. “It was good to be able to give back,” Pfc. Kyle Frederick said. “It opened my eyes to a lot of things: How I take my kids for granted, how lucky we are, how we complain on a day-to-day basis and we really have it good compared to others.”

As for Brennan, it took a while for his new honor to sink in. The next day, he asked his mother, “Am I really in the Army?”

“You most certainly are,” she answered. “They don’t swear in just anyone.”

“That’s awesome,” said Brennan.