Tag Archives: Giving

Day 2443: The Source of my Truest Joy and Contentment

Giving was, is and always will be the source of my truest joy and contentment – that’s what I now know.

 

It’s 11: 36 AM on day 2443 of my journey towards independence and I managed to pray, read 1 Corinthians 2:12, watch myself and my Superhero Catherine Constantinides on TV – thank you to the Expresso Show for sharing footage of my paraglide and allowing us to tell South Africa about the people of the Western Sahara –   have breakfast and learn a new word – Definitions for memoriter 1. by heart; by memory. 2.involving or requiring memorization: the memoriter aspects of a college course.

 

Today I realized that no matter how far I get in this life or whatever else I accomplish giving was, is and always will be the source of my truest joy and contentment I guess every human circles back to that realization sooner or later (the impact of our lives on the world and on other people will be our enduring legacy).

 

Day 2137: Giving and Selfishness

Giving is selfish on my part – that’s what I realized yesterday.

 

It’s 12 : 00  PM on day 2137 of my journey towards independence and I managed to pray, read Psalm 91: 4, learn one new thing –The term sand dollar (or sea cookie or snapper biscuit in New Zealand, or pansy shell in South Africa) refers to species of extremely flattened, burrowing sea urchins belonging to the order Clypeasteroida. –   have breakfast,  and work on my  25 Smiles Campaign    –  raised $7 015 only  $5 485 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 realized that giving is actually selfish on my part it’s sort of a coping mechanism it takes my mind off my challenges and forces me to look outward.

Day 2032: “Tony Robbins Key to Success, Wealth, and Fulfilment with Lewis Howes”

“The secret to living is giving.” – Tony Robbins

 

It’s 1  : 01 PM on day 2032 of my journey towards independence and I managed to pray, read Revelation 9,  learn one new thing –Number of letters: 28 (in Arabic) – some additional letters are used in Arabic when writing placenames or foreign words containing sounds which do not occur in Standard Arabic, such as /p/ or /g/.- have breakfast,  and work on my 25 Smiles Campaign –  My Paper Parties donated $125 and Tim Fargo, author of Alphabet Success – Keeping it Simple. My Secrets to Success and founder of TweetJukebox  (soon-to-be Social Jukebox), donated $1 000 (thanks so much to My Paper Parties and Tim :))  ) which brings the total raised to $5 271  only $979  more to raise by 10 Jan 2017  (SO SO SO GRATEFUL to everyone who has supported this campaign so far :)  ).

 

Yesterday I watched “Tony Robbins Key to Success, Wealth, and Fulfillment with Lewis Howes” and in the interview Tony said the secret to living is giving he went on to say we need to give the most when we have nothing to give I have found those two things to be so true in my own life I absolutely loved this interview. Watch “Tony Robbins Key to Success, Wealth, and Fulfillment with Lewis Howes” below:

Day 1978: “You Found Me” by The Fray

Lost and insecure

You found me, you found me

Lyin’ on the floor

Surrounded, surrounded

Why’d you have to wait?

Where were you? Where were you?

Just a little late

You found me, you found me

The Fray, “You Found Me”

 

It’s 2 : 00 PM on day 1978 of my journey towards independence and I managed to pray, read 1 Timothy 3,  learn one new thing –While it is not technically a “heart,” the aortic arch of the earthworm performs a similar function and is commonly referred to as one for the sake of simplicity. An earthworm has five arches/hearts that are segmented and pump blood throughout its body.–have breakfast, go visit family, do my #RAK16 (more about that in an upcoming post)  and work on my 25 Smiles Campaign –  yesterday Adam Butler donated $5 and today Deepuchachen donated $250 (thanks SO MUCH  Adam and Deepuchachen your support means the world to me :)  )  which brings my total raised to $2 387  only $3 863 more to raise by 10 Jan 2017  (SO SO SO GRATEFUL to everyone who has supported this campaign so far :)  ).

 

Yesterday I heard “You Found Me” by The Fray again after a long time there’s just something about that song that I absolutely love. Listen to “You Found Me” by The Fray below:

Day 1727: Why I Believe Everything Happens by Design

Everything happens by design – that’s what I keep realizing.

 

It’s 12 :  20 PM on day 1727 of my journey towards independence and I’ve managed to brush my teeth, pray,  read Amos 9, publish my Disability of the Day feature, learn one new thing  –  Australia, the world’s most arid inhabited continent, is confronting the limits of natural resources in an era of climate change. Years of drought in the last decade have been the most devastating in the country’s 117 years of recorded history. feed myself a peanut butter and banana sandwich  for breakfast,   promote my Educate Generations campaign– $3 025 raised so far so grateful :)

 

Recently I found myself wishing I could do more by myself just so I wouldn’t have to inconvenience my parents so much but then I realized that God gave me more heart than ability by design my parents are all about saving for a rainy day but because I need help with some things they’ve sort of gotten roped into giving it’s an ingenious plan actually God gave me more heart than ability so that I could get more people involved in being the change they want to see in the world.

Day 1714: Sebastian Schütte and the PandaCrew

There are genuinely good people in the world– that’s what I keep realizing 🙂

 

It’s 1 : 20  PM on day 1714 of my journey towards independence and I’ve managed to brush my teeth, pray,  read Hosea 13, publish my Disability of the Day feature, publish my Kid of the Week feature, learn one new thing – Lava can reach 2,140°F. A candle flame is around 700°F; a popcorn kernel is 356°F, and an egg-frying sidewalk is 158°F.  –  go to church, feed myself a peanut butter and banana sandwich   for breakfast and  continue reading Animal Farm by George Orwell (we had loadshedding again on the bright side it’s good for the planet)

 

A few months ago I got in touch with Sebastian Schütte via Twitter and right from the start I thought he was just one of the most amazing human beings ever he and his friends (the PandaCrew) just go out into the world and do good deeds it’s really awesome I’m so proud to know them even if it is only through the internet. Thank you SO MUCH Sebastian and the PandaCrew for all the good you do you guys represent the best in humanity. Watch Sebastian talk about his life and the genesis of the PandaCrew in the video below:

Day 1706: How being on the receiving end of generosity has changed me

Giving changes both the lives of the givers and the receivers – that’s what I have realized.

 

It’s 12 :  05 PM on day 1706 of my journey towards independence and I’ve managed to brush my teeth, pray,  read Hosea 5, publish my Disability of the Day feature, learn one new thing –Egyptian hieroglyphs—a system in which pictures represent sounds—first appeared around 3100 B.C. Cuneiform writing emerged in Mesopotamia not too long after, around 2400 B.C. –  feed myself egg with bread for breakfast  and promote my Educate Generations campaign– $2 919 raised so far so grateful (thanks everyone 🙂 ) .

 

Last night I was thinking about how being on the receiving end of the world’s generosity has changed me as a human being people from all over the world (most of whom I’ve never met in person) have really shown up for me they’ve donated money, time, social media platforms…. you name it they’ve given me their all and perhaps because of that I want to help everybody that I can it’s very hard to be stingy after you’ve been on the receiving end of overwhelming generosity. Thank you to everyone who has supported me you gave of your resources and in the process forever changed me as a human being.

Day 1546: My reason for giving

Giving does more for the giver than it does for the receiver – that’s what I keep realizing.

 

It’s 12 : 45 PM on day 1546 of my journey towards independence and I’ve managed to brush my teeth, pray, read Isaiah 31, publish my Disability of the Day feature,    publish my Kid of the Week feature, feed myself  Idli and Sambar    for breakfast and promote my Educate Generations campaign –on $1 090 but I’m grateful to be this far so far 🙂 – continue reading Leaving Time by Jodi Picoult – we had another power outage –  and continue promoting my campaign – still on $1 090 but that’s okay things could be worse.

 

Today I was thinking about why I give and I came to the conclusion that I give because I want everyone to have as much or more than me I truly believe that opportunity shouldn’t be a lottery of birth.

Day 1540: Forgoing Christmas Gifts for the Malala Fund

Christmas is about Jesus and giving– that’s my message to the world.

 

It’s 12 : 21 PM on day 1540 of my journey towards independence and I’ve managed to brush my teeth, pray, read Isaiah 25,   publish my Disability of the Day feature, promote my Educate Generations campaign– my friend, Nisa Thomas,  donated $40 today (thank you SO MUCH Nisa 🙂 ) which brings my total raised to $940 only $1560  more to raise to  reach goal – feed myself egg with bread for breakfast and continue promoting my campaign – still $1560 more to raise but I’m working on it I really need more people visiting the page the more people that visit the page the higher the probability of getting more donations crowd-funding is basically telling the story of why you are doing what you’re doing and getting people to pay attention.

 

Yesterday I decided to forgo all my gifts this Christmas and ask my family and friends to donate to my Educate Generations campaign benefiting the Malala Fund instead so if you were planning to get me a gift don’t I am fortunate enough to have everything I need and more rather visit www.classy.org/EducateGenerations and make a donation the Malala Fund will use the money raised to educate girls in Pakistan, Kenya, Nigeria and Jordan (to educate Syrian refugees).

Day 1497: Kelly Hengler’s AMAZING generosity

Some people are generosity beyond belief  – that’s what I keep realizing.

 

It’s 2 : 31 PM on day 1497 of my journey towards independence and I’ve managed to brush my teeth, pray, read Ecclesiastes 4, publish my Disability of the Day feature, publish my Kid of the Week feature,  feed myself peanut butter sandwiches for breakfast, go to church – today’s sermon was about how how we, like Jonah, are given a second chance to answer God’s call I liked it – go visit family – I love my family and it’s a good thing too because my family is huge I have 22 first cousins and a whole bunch of aunts and uncles suffice to say things get crazy at Christmas time LOL 🙂 – and promote my Educate Generations campaign –  my friend,Clare Donaldson, made a donation of $15 yesterday (thanks Clare your support means the world to me) which brings my total raised to $420 only $2080 more to raise :)

 

Yesterday my friend, Kelly Hengler, told me that she would match the first $2500 raised for my Educate Generations campaign in October 2015 I was (and still am) blown away by Kelly’s generosity (thank you SO MUCH Kelly). Help me raise $2500 for my Educate Generations campaign so Kelly can match it in October 2015  www.classy.org/fundraise?fcid=355198