Tag Archives: Gratitude

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.

Day 2212: The One Thing I Keep Reminding Myself That Keeps Self-Pity at Bay

Someone else is happy with less than what I have– that’s what I keep reminding myself.

 

It’s 10 : 35  AM on day 2212 of my journey towards independence and I managed to pray, read Judges 5:31, have breakfast, learn one new thing – in 1999, Astronomers focusing on a star at the center of the Milky Way measured precisely for the first time how long it takes the sun to complete one orbit (a galactic year) of our home galaxy: 226 million years.- and work on my  25 Smiles Campaign    –raised $7 675 only  $4 825 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 figured out why I never wallow in self-pity for too long and it’s because I hold tightly to this knowledge that someone somewhere is happy with less than what I have.

Day 2179: Appreciate Life

Life is short appreciate every moment– that’s my message to the world.

 

It’s 12 : 00  PM on day 2179 of my journey towards independence and I managed to pray, read 2 Chronicles 15:7, listen to Catherine Constantinides on DJ Sbu Breakfast – she was talking about her adventures in the U.S. and other stuff –  have breakfast, learn one new thing –A male lobster is called a cock and a female a hen or chicken (when it weighs about one pound). A one-clawed lobster is called a cull. If it has no claws, it’s called a pistol.-   and work on my  25 Smiles Campaign    –    raised $7 600 only  $4 900 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 ) .

 

Last night someone very dear to me passed away it’s been shocking and heartbreaking but I know that the pain I feel pales in comparison to what his family must be feeling he was such an amazing man so full of laughter and life and he could talk to just about anyone I will miss visiting him and just knowing he’s around.

Day 2108: Why I am grateful for my wheelchair every day

Be grateful even for the things you sometimes wish you didn’t have to have– that’s my message to the world.

 

It’s 12 : 15  PM on day 2108 of my journey towards independence and I managed to pray, read John 1: 16, have breakfast, learn one new thing – Timeline of Women’s Suffrage Granted, by Country. Learn the year in which women’s suffrage was granted, organized by year. New Zealand was the first country to allow women to vote (in 1893), while the King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia granted women the right to vote in 2011. -and work on my  25 Smiles Campaign    – raised $5 910 only $340 more to raise before Jan 10 2017 (SO SO SO GRATEFUL to everyone who has supported this campaign so far 🙂 ).

 

This morning as I was listing out loud all the things I was grateful for my mom heard me say wheelchair it surprised her she repeated the word almost as if asking a question and I said something like yes, wheelchair because although I would rather not need one I am grateful to have one because I know there are people who need a wheelchair but don’t have one we must all be grateful even for the things we sometimes wish we didn’t have to have.