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Day 2480: Don’t pray your problems away

Some of your problems will not disappear with prayers because those problems are preparing you for a life better than you ever imagined – that’s what I want the world to know

 

It’s 12 : 50 PM on day 2480 of my journey towards independence and I managed to pray, read John 8: 36, have breakfast and promote my 50 New Feet Campaign benefiting MiracleFeet – Anonymous  donated $40 (thanks to him) which brings the total raised to $1 400 only $11 100 more to raise  by June 17, 2018 to help 50 kids with clubfoot .

 

 

Recently I was having a conversation with a few people about how sometimes we as people try to pray our problems away not knowing that those problems are preparing us for an extraordinary future it’s so true we can’t see into the future so we assume we will always see situations the way we see them in the present moment.

Day 2477: Assumptions and Life

Don’t assume everybody’s like you– that’s what I have learned.

 

It’s 1 : 03 PM on day 2477 of my journey towards independence and I managed to pray, read Joshua 24: 15 have breakfast and promote my 50 New Feet Campaign benefiting MiracleFeet – total raised  $1 335 only $11 165 more to raise in 357 days to help 50 kids with clubfoot.

 

Recently I realized that my flaw in all my relationships is that I assume everybody is like me so I going through life thinking everybody is honest, kind, generous and compassionate suffice to say I’m disappointed most of the time I have to train myself to assume most people are not like me.

Day 2474: Her life, My Life and A Country of Two-Halves

The life I live is someone else’s dream– that’s what I’ve realized

 

It’s 11 : 03 AM on day 2474 of my journey towards independence and I managed to pray, read Ephesians 5:25, have breakfast and promote my 50 New Feet Campaign benefiting MiracleFeet – between today and yesterday Anonymous 1 and Anonymous 2 donated $150 between them (thanks to them them both) which brings the total raised to $810 only $11 690 more to raise in 359 days to help 50 kids with clubfoot )won’t be easy but very doable with God in me) .

 

 

This morning our housekeeper described to me something horrible that happened to her friend’s son and she said her friend just laughed off the heinous abuse of her son in that moment I realized that although our housekeeper and I live in the same country we live in two different worlds she’s told me of gang rapes and other stuff I can neither unhear nor unimagine I’m surprised I sleep at all her stories are in my head and when I’m with her I’m acutely aware of my middle-class privilege I try not to feel guilty about it but it’s hard knowing that had I been born to different parents that would have been me.

Day 2473: Stay informed and GET INVOLVED

Stay informed and get involved – that’s my message to the world

 

It’s 1 : 25 PM on day 2473 of my journey towards independence and I managed to pray, read Joshua 1: 9 have breakfast and promote my 50 New Feet Campaign benefiting MiracleFeet – Anonymous  donated $250 yesterday (thanks to them him) which brings the total raised to $660 only $11 840 more to raise in 360 days to help 50 kids with clubfoot .

 

 

Today was one of those days I couldn’t help noticing the evolution of my interests and my growth as a human being I now watch and read the news with interest as to what’s going on in the world I want to know all that’s wrong with the world so that although I didn’t create the world’s problems I can do my small part to fix them I can’t stick my had in the sand and pretend I live in a utopia it does not solve anything we must all face the world’s problems and strive every day both in small and big ways to become the solutions to those problems.

Day 2472: Be the Human Ladder

“The best way to happiness is to invest in the happiness of others.” – Andy Mashaile

 

It’s 12 : 29  PM on day 2472 of my journey towards independence and I managed to pray, read 1 Corinthians 16: 13 have breakfast, learn a new word – Vexatious adj. 1. Full of annoyance or distress; harassed. 2. Causing or creating vexation; annoying. “Her ex-husband put her in a vexatious situation.” and promote my 50 New Feet Campaign benefiting MiracleFeet – raised $410 only $12 090 more to raise in 361 days to help 50 kids with clubfoot (it won’t be easy but we can do this i know it).

 

This morning I realized that although it’s great to have personal success it’s even greater to create and unlock opportunities for others to succeed I’m so happy to be the human ladder on which people climb to reach their dreams.

Day 2469: Humanity and Our Eventual Return to Love

All of us are made in love and eventually we return to love – that’s what I realized

 

It’s 1 : 07 PM on day 2469 of my journey towards independence and I managed to pray, read Matthew 6:21 have breakfast, and promote my 50 New Feet Campaign benefiting MiracleFeet – Priyachechi donated $25 yesterday and Anonymous donated $25 today (thanks to them both) which brings the total raised to $150 only $12 350 more to raise in 364 days to help 50 kids with clubfoot (it won’t be easy but we can do this i know it).

 

Recently I realized that all of us are made in love and eventually, no matter how distracted we get along the way, we return to love I think there comes a time in everybody life where we sort of realize money, power and fame are all nice to have but meaningless unless you use them to live in love and in service of others because in the end love is the only thing we can both leave behind and take with us.

Day 2466: When you share your struggle

When you share your struggle you also share your strength, courage and hope – that’s what I want the world to know.

 

It’s 10 : 34 AM on day 2466 of my journey towards independence and I managed to pray, have breakfast, read Malachi 3: 10 and learn a new word – Intrepid adj. 1. Resolutely courageous; fearless. Persistent in the pursuit of something. “A team of intrepid explorers.”

Yesterday I made a video and I’m  choosing not to edit out the parts where I stuttered, forgot my words and moved awkwardly because I realize that when I  share my struggle I also share my strength, courage and hope  (there’s perfection in imperfection you just have to get your ego out of the way to see that with clarity).

 

Day 2463: Act Don’t React

Act from a place of love, compassion, kindness and generosity – that’s my message to the world.

 

It’s 12 : 56 PM on day 2463 of my journey towards independence and I managed to pray, have breakfast,  read Isaiah 46:9 and learn a new word – Definitions for prelapsarian 1.
characteristic of or pertaining to any innocent or carefree period: a prelapsarian youth.
2. Theology. occurring before the Fall: the prelapsarian innocence of Eden.
3. supralapsarian.

 

Today I realized that in life to react is a very dangerous thing because often our reactions to that which has happen to us or that which has been done to us come from a place of hurt, fear or frustration so this morning I just woke up and decided that no matter how I am treated I’m going to act and feel from a place of love, compassion, kindness and generosity.

Day 2458: Love Covers Over a Multitude of Sins

Love covers over a multitude of sins – that’s what I’ve realized

 

It’s 11 : 22 AM on day 2458 of my journey towards independence and I managed to pray, have breakfast,  read Proverbs 10: 17 and learn a new word – Definitions for notabilia
matters, events, or items worthy of note.

 

Recently I realized that love, whether it flows from me or flows towards you, covers over a multitude of sins although I’m still trying to figure out if my intense love for some people is making me a walkover.

Day 2457: Chronicles of An Aspiring South African Humanitarian

Do all the good you can as often as you can because it’s the right thing to do not because you think people will thank you – that’s my message to the world.

 

It’s 12 : 20 PM on day 2457 of my journey towards independence and I managed to pray, have breakfast,  read John 4: 16 and learn a new word – Definitions for brinkmanship
the technique or practice of maneuvering a dangerous situation to the limits of tolerance or safety in order to secure the greatest advantage, especially by creating diplomatic crises.

 

This year has been somewhat different from previous years in that I’ve be working much more in my own town suffice to say it has been both challenging and rewarding sometimes at the same time my family is ready to have me committed for dragging them to a place in town that everybody else is scared to enter I know that I’m putting myself and my parents at risk and yes sometimes the community I work in responds in ways even I don’t expect but my job is to help however I can how they receive that help and what they do with it after I leave is something that  I have relinquished control over (if I could walk I seriously probably would have been killed by now I have no fear at all I will go into any township in town and feel totally safe).