“So don’t be surprised if God puts strangers in your life to take you to higher places.” – Trent Shelton
It’s 12 : 14 PM on day 2240 of my journey towards independence and I managed to pray, have breakfast, read Exodus 14:13 and work on my 25 Smiles Campaign –raised $8 186.04 only $4 313.96 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 I heard a podcast by Dennis Ngango entitled “If all you had to offer was friendship, who would still be around?” and in it was a spoken word of the same name by Trent Shelton I really needed to hear it (thanks for sharing it Dennis). Listen to “If all you had to offer was friendship, who would still be around?” below:
“The greatest gift of life is friendship, and I have received it.” – Hubert H. Humphrey
It’s 12 : 38 PM on day 1483 of my journey towards independence and I’ve managed to pray, brush my teeth, read Proverbs 21, publish my Disability of the Day feature, publish my Kid of the Week feature, feed myself All Bran Flakes with banana for breakfast and promote my Educate Generations campaign – my friends, Juliet Merrell and Ann Blackburn-Pann, made a combined donation of $40 (thanks Juliet and Ann your support means the world to me) which brings my total raised to $140 only $2360 more to raise 🙂
This morning I was reminded that I have the best friends in the world my friends in the virtual world and in the real world support me in everything I do no matter how unrealistic my goals may sometimes seem. Thanks to all my friends who support me in everything I do I know this girl with a cause thing can get really old really fast but you guys put up with me anyway I appreciate that more than I can say.
A friend is one that knows you as you are, understands where you have been, accepts what you have become, and still, gently allows you to grow. – William Shakespeare
It’s 12 : 58 PM on day 1386 of my journey towards independence and I’ve managed to pray, read Psalm 72,brush my teeth, feed myself peanut butter sandwiches for breakfast, publish my Disablity of the Day feature, go pick out tiles – we’re in the midst of a kitchen makeover hope my mom doesn’t kill us when she gets back from India (she doesn’t know that we are renovating the kitchen) – and promote my Eradicate AIDS campaign – still on $895.54 if any of you have cash to spare please donate it to my campaign at www.justgiving.com/Eradicate-AIDS/ the Elton John AIDS Foundation [uk] does great work.
Yesterday I watched TEDxIowaCity – Mike Berkson & Tim Wambach – Handicap This! – a Ted Talk about the beautiful friendship between Matt who has Cerebral Palsy and Tim, his aide – this talk really touched my heart because I, like Mike, have people in my life who see me and not my disability and I know how important that is to the success of an individual with special needs. Watch TEDxIowaCity – Mike Berkson & Tim Wambach – Handicap This! below:
“To have a friend and be a friend is what makes life worthwhile.” –Unknown
It’s 10 : 20 AM on day 1343 of my journey towards independence and I’ve managed to brush my teeth, pray, read Psalm 30, publish my Disability of the Day feature, publish my Kid of the Week feature, feed myself peanut butter sandwiches for breakfast and promote my Eradicate AIDS campaign – still on 80%.
Last night I was just hanging out by myself when it suddenly dawned on me that everybody in my life is either related to me or paid to take care of me in some way I get to do all these great things but at the end of the day I have no one in my real life to share my experiences with which honestly sucks.
I want friends– that’s what I learned today 🙂
It’s 5 : 19 PM on day 822 of my journey towards independence and I’ve managed to brush my teeth,feed myself toast and baked beans for breakfast, practice typing with both hands, publish my Disability of the Day feature, play board games with my sister and her friends and feed myself pizza for lunch.
This morning two of my sister’s friends came over seeing the three of them together made me wish I had friends when I go to parties and stuff some people say their obligatory hellos and return to their group of friends and those that do stick around become so consumed with helping me that we have don’t get an opportunity to interact one human being to another so instead of forming a mutually beneficial friendship we end up forming a nurse-patient relationship and it’s not like I can say stop helping me because then I would be perceived as being rude it’s really sad I wish people could see the person behind the wheelchair that I try to show them maybe then I would a chance to make friends. Do you have the kind of friends that you want?
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Follow your heart, but be quiet for a while first. Ask questions, then feel the answer. Learn to trust your heart.
— Author Unknown
It’s 9: 06 PM on day 134 of my journey towards independence and I’ve managed to brush my teeth, edit all the information about my campaign on the different social networks – it was a tedious task, but somebody had to do it 🙂 – feed myself bun and chicken nuggets for breakfast, tweet about my Clean Water For All Campaign for a few hours – no donations were made to my campaign today but hey I still 405 days left to go LOL 🙂 – feed myself banana for lunch, exercise for 10 minutes and feed myself rice and curry for dinner.
In today’s society you have to take everything you hear and read with a boat-load of salt that’s way I decided to ask my friend if the rumours of her flunking out of university and going back to India to complete her studies were true or not and her response surprised me she said you’re the first person to ask me that question directly, thank you and in that moment I realized that growing up is taking what your elders say under advisement – my parents had instructed me not to ask her about her educational status – and making up your own mind. Do you follow your heart or other people’s advice? 🙂