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Day 2709: Look to Grow

Look to grow from every experience – that’s my message to the world.


It’s 1 : 58 PM on day 2709 of my journey towards independence and I managed to pray, read Isaiah 54:10,  have breakfast and promote my 50 New Feet Campaign benefiting MiracleFeet –   A HUGE thanks to Beverly who donated $50   which brings the total raised to  $7 481 only $5 019 more to raise by June 17, 2018 to help 50 kids with clubfoot.


After yesterday and hearing that I will be undergoing toe and wrist surgery on February 22nd everybody has been extra to me my dad bought my favourite rusks (that’s what he does when he can’t fix things he buys things I appreciate it sadly he can’t buy me a body with fully functional parts), my mom is being a  tad more clingy and even my brother is less himself than usual meanwhile this morning I found myself waiting for them to get out of the house so I could cry in peace without making anyone feel powerless (I seldom cry in front of my family especially when they are powerless to fix whatever’s happening – imagine being without the power to help that which you  brought into the world I’m not going to let my parents see just how much my life hurts instead I’m going to suck it up and choose to grow from all of life’s experiences).

Day 1949: Be the curious cat

Strive to learn something new every day – that’s my message to the world.


It’s 12: 22 PM on day 1949 of my journey towards independence and I managed to  have breakfast, pray, read Galatians 2, learn one new thing –While they might be bright red when they hit your dinner plate, crabs and lobsters are usually brown, olive-green or gray when alive and in the wild (at least in the mid-Atlantic U.S.; crustaceans farther south come in a variety of vibrant colors).–  and work on my  25 Smiles Campaign –  yesterday Catherine Cook donated $25 and today @Maewmb donated $15  (thanks SO MUCH  Catherine and @Maewmb your support means the world to me really :) )  which brings my total raised to $755 only $5 495 more to raise in 360 days (SO HAPPY :)).


Today I was thinking about the old saying curiosity killed the cat sure the cat died but I’m betting that said cat knew more before it died than all the other cats sitting in the corner would ever know their entire lives… be the curious cat dare to learn and grow and live fully.

Day 1926: Age and Growing in Grace

With age we grow in grace– that’s what I keep realizing.


It’s 8:  48 AM on day 1830 of my journey towards independence and day 22 of our India trip 2015 prayed and read 1 Corinthians 11.


Yesterday we went to Bhima Jewellery people were staring at me like I was going to disappear and I didn’t mind at all I even introduced myself to this little girl who seemed to be fascinated by me with age I think I’ve grown in grace and learned not to take things so personally.

Day 1862: Doing what scares you

If something you’re doing scares you and gives you the I’m-going-to-puke feeling you’re definitely on the right track – that’s what I realized today.


It’s  12 :  31  PM on day 1862 of my journey towards independence and I’ve managed to brush my teeth, pray,  read Acts 7, publish my Disability of the Day feature, learn one new thing –The male great horned owl is smaller than the female and has a much lower-pitched call. – have breakfast, continue working on my local project – it’s no wonder people these days only have a few kids I was checking out the prices I was actually shocked to see that teddy bears and dolls cost R100 or more (I kid you not) but I will make a plan I think I already have – and read Catherine Constantinides… an incredible South African focused on positive change! by  Brent Lindeque – it’s a great article (ok fine maybe I am more than a little biased because  the article is about Catherine but I still say it’s a great article that everybody should read).


Today thinking about the local project I’m currently working on it occurred to me that I’m doing exactly when I’m supposed to be doing because 1) it scares me and 2) it gives me the I’m-going-to-puke feeling – which are the signs that you’re having an experience that is growing you as a person.

Day 1521: Mistakes, Learning and Growth

A mistake learned from is an experience – that’s what I realized today.


It’s 12 : 13 PM on day 1521 of my journey towards independence and I’ve managed to brush my teeth, pray, read Isaiah 8,   publish my Disability of the Day feature, stretch my hamstrings, promote my Educate Generations campaign– I swear this morning I prayed for a donation then I logged on to my fundraising page to see that my friend, Susan Mazza, donated $50 – thank you SO MUCH Susan I really appreciate your support – prayer works people anyway Susan’s donation brings my total raised to $820 only $1 680 more to raise to reach goal 🙂 –  feed myself a peanut butter sandwich and a banana for breakfast  and continue promoting my campaign – still on $820 but the day is still young I’ll keep working on it winners never quit and quitters never win.


Today I realized a mistake learned from is an experience we as people are so afraid to make mistakes but if we don’t make mistakes we won’t grow or learn so from today onwards whenever I make a mistake I won’t beat myself up over it I will simply learn from it and move on. Do your mistakes become experiences because you choose to learn from them?

Day 380

Our job as human beings is to try and be a better version of ourselves than we were yesterday whether we “succeed” or “fail” on any given day is besides the point – that’s what I learned today 🙂

It’s 7: 20 PM on day 380 of my journey towards independence and I’ve managed to brush my teeth, practice writing by hand, prepare and publish my Disability of the Day feature, tweet about my Clean Water For All Campaign – Chrissy (@chrissy_bertolo) made a donation and on top of that I made another donation on her behalf –she accidently sent money to my PayPal account intending to donate it to my campaign – thank you SO MUCH Chrissy 🙂 –   feed myself a peanut  butter sandwich  for breakfast, watch TV  feed myself rice and curry for lunch, watch some more TV, feed myself an oranges for dinner and brush my teeth once more.

This morning I saw an orange on the kitchen counter and decided that I would try and cut it by myself – somebody usually does it for me – but the only thing I ending up doing was stabbing the juice out of it eventually I asked our housekeeper to do it for me because I didn’t what her to get fired if I cut myself in some way in that moment I felt like such a failure but then I thought to myself so what I wasn’t able to cut the orange today a week ago I could hold a glass by myself doesn’t mean I eventually didn’t and that is my message to you guys do something you’ve never done before and if you don’t succeed the first time try, try and try again. Are you doing your job as a human being?

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Stan’s very sweet for saying so, but feel free to write what reflects you best.

Thanks to all my friends out there who are helping me make my dream come true: to make a better world for all of us!