Tag Archives: Gratitude

Day 2587: “Can’t doesn’t fit in the dictionary”

Can’t doesn’t fit in the dictionary.” – Gerda Bence

 

It’s 12 : 18  PM on day 2587 of my journey towards independence and I managed to pray,  read 2 Samuel 22:29 and promote my 50 New Feet Campaign benefiting MiracleFeet -raised $4 337 only $8 163 more to raise by June 17, 2018 to help 50 kids with clubfoot (thanks to everyone who has helped out so far) .

 

Yesterday I was at physiotherapy appointment exercising my core muscles and I said to her  (feeling a bit sorry for myself) I can’t sit without raising my arms [for balance] to which she said  “can’t” doesn’t fit in the dictionary and that was that I did what she asked in almost complete silence because I was so touched that even after all these years she was still trying to teach me  to believe in myself (I shudder to think where my life would me without her who has always refused to let me squander my potential). Thank you Gerda I LOVE YOU (sometimes you’re a pain but you’re the kind of pain that reminds me that my life and my potential matters and so I will be keeping you around forever and a day)    

Day 2536: Embracing Where I Am

I am exactly where I’m supposed to be at this time in my life – that’s what I know.

 

It’s 12 : 15 PM on day 2536 of my journey towards independence and I managed to pray, read 1 Chronicles 16:10, have breakfast  and promote my 50 New Feet Campaign benefiting MiracleFeet –Yesterday Anonymous  donated $30 and My Paper Parties donated $50 (thanks so much to them) which brings the total raised to $3 205 only $9 295 more to raise  by June 17, 2018 to help 50 kids with clubfoot.

 

 

Today I realized that although sometimes I feel like I should be travelling the world and meeting new people I am exactly where I’m supposed to be at this time in my life literally there’s nobody else in the world doing what I do the way I do it (for the international non-profit work I do I never leave the house all I have is God, a laptop, an internet connection and a bit of time) if I didn’t live my story I would think the person who told it to me was either lying or completely insane.

Day 2531: On World Humanitarian A Thank You To All Trying

“There is a myth that those who do humanitarian work have a saviour mentality, but the relationship is reciprocal.” Meghan Markle

 

It’s 10 : 59 AM on day 2531 of my journey towards independence and I managed to pray, read Romans 1:17, have breakfast, and promote my 50 New Feet Campaign benefiting MiracleFeet – raised to $3 125 only $9 375 more to raise by June 17, 2018 to help 50 kids with clubfoot .

 

Today being World Humanitarian Day  I’d like to pause to thank all the good, kind and honest people of the world for everything that they do (both seen and unseen). Thank you Catherine Constantinides, Ella Bella Constantinides-Leite, Sebastian Schütte and the Panda CrewBrent Lindeque, Kerri Stein, Yusuf Abramjee, Carolyn SteynSusannah Schaefer, Malala Yusufzai, Shiza Shahid Kayan Leung, Dave Batstone, Chesca Colloredo-Mansfeld and all the other good, kind and honest people of the world you make the world go around. I salute every one of you and I thank you so much.

 

Day 2516: The Miracle of Being Alive

Never lose your sense of wonder– that’s my message to the world.

 

It’s 10 : 49 AM on day 2516 of my journey towards independence and I managed to pray, read Romans 5:8,  have breakfast and promote my 50 New Feet Campaign benefiting MiracleFeet – raised to $2 602 only $9 897 more to raise  by June 17, 2018 to help 50 kids with clubfoot .

 

This morning sitting at our dining table I couldn’t help thinking what a miracle it was to be alive sometimes we get caught up in the day to day tasks of life that the miracle of being alive is lost on us (think about it: there were a lot of people who were alive yesterday who didn’t wake up today and yet you and me get another chance to get things right).

 

Day 2434: Thank You Mommy

If every human being loved like a mother this world would be a better place – that’s what I know.

 

It’s 10 : 57 AM on day 2434 of my journey towards independence and I managed to pray,   have breakfast, read Exodus 31: 3  and learn a new word – Definitions for superlative
of the highest kind, quality, or order; surpassing all else or others; supreme; extreme: superlative wisdom.

 

Today is Mother’s Day and in honour of that I would like to say to all moms and to my mom thank you for the love, thank you for the care, thank you for the sleepless nights, thank you for the cooked meals, thank you for the washed clothes, thank you for the rooms cleaned, thank you for the words of wisdom that sometimes fall on deaf ears… thank you for everything and thank you most of all for showing me a little of how God loves me. Happy Mother’s Day mommy love you forever and a day.

Day 2369: My Birthday Month Gratitude Project

“Gratitude is a currency that we can mint for ourselves, and spend without fear of bankruptcy.” – Fred De Witt Van Amburgh

 

It’s 11 : 20 AM on day 2369 of my journey towards independence and I managed to pray, have breakfast, read Ephesians John 1: 16 and learn a new word – Definitions for stravage 1.Scot., Irish, and North England. to wander aimlessly. 2. to saunter; stroll.

 

A few days ago I decided that in honour of my birthday month I would contact everybody who’s had an impact on my life so far just to say thank you it’s been remarkable to see just how much simple expressions of gratitude mean to people (being kind and seeing the impact of my attempts at kindness makes me feel high on life truly there’s no better feeling in the world than knowing you made someone else feel good about who they are and whatever it is that they do).

 

Day 2288: The Dream We Live

The lives we live are other people’s dream – that’s what I keep realizing.

 

It’s 12: 19 PM on day 2288 of my journey towards independence and I managed to pray,  have breakfast and work on my  25 Smiles Campaign    –raised $9 261.04 only  $3 238.96 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 ).

 

Recently I watched videos created by a man living in Aleppo he spoke of the fear and uncertainty of living in a warzone and I was overwhelmed by this feeling of (I feel guilty for even typing this)  gratitude for the fact that my family, friends and I were happy, heathy and safe (most of us forget how blessed we are even with all our challenges).

Day 2256: Thank You Real-Life Superheroes

Thank you to the good, kind and honest people of the world –  that’s what I’d like to say.

 

it’s 12: 06  PM on day 2256 of my journey towards independence and I managed to pray, have breakfast,  read Proverbs 29:11,  and work on my  25 Smiles Campaign    –raised $9 011.04 only  $3 488.96 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 ).

 

Today I feel bombarded by the negativity going on in the world so I’d like to pause to think about and thank all the good, kind and honest people of the world for everything that they do (both seen and unseen). Thank you Catherine Constantinides, Ella Bella Constantinides-Leite, Sebastian Schütte and the Panda Crew, Brent Lindeque, Kerri Stein, Yusuf Abramjee, Carolyn Steyn, Susannah Schaefer, Kayan Leung, Nazia Peer, Dr. Rema Matthews and all the other good, kind and honest people of the world you make the world go around.

Day 2250: The Thank You Project A Mother Finds The People Who Saved Her Son’s Life

“Make it a habit to tell people thank you. To express your appreciation, sincerely and without the expectation of anything in return. Truly appreciate those around you, and you’ll soon find many others around you. Truly appreciate life, and you’ll find that you have more of it.” – Ralph Marston

 

It’s 11: 01  AM on day 2250 of my journey towards independence and I managed to pray, have breakfast,  read 1 Chronicles 16:35   and work on my  25 Smiles Campaign    –raised $8 961.04 only  $3 538.96 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 ).

 

A few weeks ago I watched “The Thank You Project A Mother Finds The People Who Saved Her Son’s Life” it just warmed my heart. Watch “The Thank You Project A Mother Finds The People Who Saved Her Son’s Life” below:

 

Day 2237: Embrace the Present

Embrace the present– that’s my message to myself and the world.

 

It’s 10 :  13 AM on day 2237 of my journey towards independence and I managed to have breakfast, pray, read Romans 8:15 and work on my  25 Smiles Campaign    –raised $8 161.04 only  $4 338.96 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 ).

 

This morning laying in bed staring at the ceiling I wondered what would become of future everything about my life is so up in the air sometimes that’s trilling and other times it’s scary as hell but however I feel I’m so grateful for this life and this day October 29, 2016 will never come again.