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Day 2525: Kindness is…

“Kindness is just love with work boots on.” – Britt Michaelian

 

It’s 2: 41  PM on day 2525 of my journey towards independence and I managed to pray, read Isaiah 33:2, go to church – this morning we attended a Syriac Orthodox Service – two and half hours long (without consuming any food so that we could be as pure as possible before communion) it was a nice service (we are Syriac Orthodox we just go to Methodist Church sometimes because Father S can only come to our town every 3 months) – and have lunch

 

Yesterday I came across a quote by Britt Michaelian that read kindness is just love with work boots on I loved that she’s absolutely right kindness is just love with work boots on….. kindness is love in action.

Day 2514: Be Kind Anyway

Being kind and courteous may lead to more trouble than there was originally but do so anyway – that’s my message to the world.

 

It’s 1 : 48 PM on day 2514 of my journey towards independence and I managed to pray,  have breakfast, read Luke 18:42-43  and promote my 50 New Feet Campaign benefiting MiracleFeet – Yesterday  Katy Monnot donated $10 (thanks so much Katy) which brings the total raised to $2 565  only $9 935 more to raise  by June 17, 2018 to help 50 kids with clubfoot.

 

Today I learned that being kind and courteous may lead to more trouble than there was originally but i have decided to do so anyway.

Day 2426: 4 Different Ways To Be Kind

There are different ways to be kind – that’s what I have realized.

 

It’s 10 : 25 AM on day 2426 of my journey towards independence and I managed to pray,  have breakfast, read Nehemiah 1:5 and learn a new word – Odious (o·di·ous) adj. Extremely unpleasant; repulsive. Deserving of hatred or repugnance. “The detective said it was the most odious crime she had ever seen.”

 

Recently I realized that there are different ways to be kind kindness is not always donating money or even volunteering sometimes kindness is patience or giving a genuine compliment.

Day 2378: Beautiful Interruption

Be a beautiful interruption in someone’s day – that’s my message to the world.

 

It’s 12 : 40 PM on day 2378 of my journey towards independence and I managed to pray, have breakfast, read 2 Thessalonians 2:15   and learn a new word – Genteel (gen·teel) adj.  1. Refined in manner; well-bred and polite.  2. Free from vulgarity or rudeness.  3.Elegantly stylish: genteel manners and appearance.

 

Last year on a day when I was sick Catherine Constantinides called to check on me I was so touched by that (in that moment I knew how sick kids felt when Batman or Spiderman called) and ever since then at least once a month I call someone I love or someone who has helped me in some way just to hi or thank you I’ve spoken to people from all walks of life and it was interesting to note their similar reactions to my phone calls all of them were so touched that I called I think because my phone call was proof that they mattered to someone. Be a beautiful interruption in someone’s day make a call just to say hi or thank you.

Day 2374: The Bi-Products of Kindness

The good we try to do somehow always always comes back to us– that’s what I’ve realized

 

It’s 10 : 35 AM on day 2374 of my journey towards independence and I managed to pray, have breakfast, read 2 Corinthians 4:6, make birthday videos for people – i make a huge deal of everyone’s birthday everyone just wants to know they matter and they do if only to God, me and their families – and learn a new word  – Nexus (nex·us) n.  A means of connection; a link or tie: “The nexus between the mob and gambling.”  2. A connected series or group.  3. The core or center.

 

Yesterday I had any epiphany and that was that every good thing that has happened to me so far has been a bi-product of me trying to do something good or kind for others without expecting anything in return.

 

Day 2354: All we want in this life

All we all want is to know that we matter to people– that’s what I keep realizing.

 

It’s 11  :  23 AM on day 2354 of my journey towards independence and I managed to pray, have breakfast, read 1 Timothy 4: 7 and learn a new word – Luddite [lud·dite] n. A person opposed to increased industrialization or new technology, and is often someone who is incompetent when using new technology. “He was a luddite that preferred his typewriter over a computer.”

 

This morning I woke up to find that someone had done something really kind in my honour which totally made my day because she thought of me and took it upon herself to act on my behalf (small-big-things always make my heart skip a beat).

 

Day 2302: Small Acts of Heroism

Heroism is also in the small acts – that’s what I’d like the world to know.

 

It’s 9: 50 AM on day 2302 of my journey towards independence and I managed to  pray, read     Isaiah 65: 17  and work on my  25 Smiles Campaign    –raised $9 625.04 only  $2 875.96 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 I realized heroism is also in the small acts it’s letting someone else have the last piece of cake, it’s giving someone right of way in traffic, it’s letting someone go ahead of you in line at the grocery store… it’s putting other people’s needs and wants before your own.

 

Day 2292: Kindness – an all-natural drug that gives you a forever high

“Life is made up, not of great sacrifices or duties, but of little things, in which smiles and kindness, and small obligations given habitually, are what preserve the heart and secure comfort.” – Humphry Davy
 

It’s 11: 18 AM on day 2292 of my journey towards independence and I managed to  -pray, read Galatians 4:4-5, have breakfast and work on my  25 Smiles Campaign    –raised $9 311.04 only  $3 118.96 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 I called some people who’ve made a difference in my life just to say happy holidays and thank you it made me (and still makes me) feel so good inside (kindness is an all-natural drug that gives you a forever high).  

Day 2284: Why Christmas is my Favourite Time of Year

Christmas is my favourite time of year because it’s the only time of year I can be as kind as I want to be without being thought of as weird – that’s what I’ve realized.

 

It’s 12: 24 PM on day 2284 of my journey towards independence and I managed to pray, read Romans 12: 15 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 ).

 

Today I realized that Christmas is my favourite time of year because it’s the only time of year I can be as kind as I want to be without being thought of as weird (my kindness sort of makes sense to the world during Christmas time they assume it’s because of the time of the year, whereas at other times of the year my kindness may seem weird to some).

Day 2258: My Christmas Project

“Christmas is not a time nor a season, but a state of mind. To cherish peace and goodwill, to be plenteous in mercy, is to have the real spirit of Christmas.” – Calvin Coolidge

 

it’s 12: 07  PM on day 2258 of my journey towards independence and I managed to pray, have breakfast,  read Thessalonians 5:18,   work on my  25 Smiles Campaign    –raised $9 111.04 only  $3 388.96 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 ) – and spend time with family.

 

Today I decided that in the lead up to Christmas I would call, message or email people who’ve had an impact on my life this year (I apologize in advance if my expression of appreciation is a bit much for some I promise i’ll make it quick and painless).