“There is no higher value in our society than integrity.” – Arlen Specter
It’s 10 : 54 AM on day 2455 of my journey towards independence and I managed to pray, have breakfast, read 2 Corinthians 4:17 and learn a new word – Precipitousadj. Done rashly: acting too quickly and without sufficient thought. “Excessive spending caused the precipitous demise of the company.”
Yesterday I realized that my integrity is something I value almost above all else it’s really important to me that people know for a fact that I will do the right thing by them even if they will never know if I did or not.
Even the most mundane days become magical when you realize every sunrise is an invitation to brighten someone’s day – that’s what I’ve realized.
It’s 10 : 13 AM on day 2454 of my journey towards independence and I managed to pray, read John 12: 25 have breakfast, and learn a new word – pestilential \ˌpe-stə-ˈlen(t)-shəl\ adjective: likely to spread and cause an epidemic disease.
This morning I was feeling just blah and directionless but that began to change when I thought to myself every sunrise is an invitation to brighten someone’s dayso my mission today is to brighten someone’s day I don’t know how yet but I’m going to focus on what I have and make a plan.
There’s a lot of things we can’t change but there’s a lot of things we can change – that’s what I’ve realized.
It’s 11 : 55 AM on day 2453 of my journey towards independence and I managed to pray, have breakfast, read Revelation 3: 5 and learn a new word – Definition of suborn
transitive verb 1 to induce secretly to do an unlawful thing 2: to induce to commit perjury; also : to obtain (perjured testimony) from a witness.
This morning I found myself thinking about the political situation here in South Africa and to be honest it sucked the life out of me but there’s not much I can do about it so I’m going to do what I can, where I can and when I am because after all nobody needs to be President to make a difference (and sometimes even when you are President absolute power corrupts absolutely and you have no interest in helping people).
It’s 10 : 30 AM on day 2450 of my journey towards independence and I managed to pray, have breakfast, read 103: 17 and learn a new word – Definitions for keysmash
a random string of letters and symbols typed out on a keyboard or touchscreen, used to signal intense emotion in written communication: The photo of the actor was accompanied by a heartfelt keysmash.
Recently I read somewhere love is consistently showing up it’s my new favourite definition of love because it’s so true you don’t quit on people because you’re tired or because they’ve hurt your feelings you keep showing up for them either until they become the version of themselves that you know they are capable of being or until they violate one of your core values (the ONLY time it’s okay to quit on people and wish them the best is when they show no regard for the values you hold dear).
We cannot be functional if we don’t first start at the feet of Jesus– that’s what I know.
It’s 11 : 39 AM on day 2448 of my journey towards independence and I managed to pray, read Proverbs 22: 6, go to church, have breakfast and learn a new word – Extemporaneousadj. 1. Unrehearsed. Done or said without advance preparation or thought; impromptu. 2. Prepared in advance but delivered without notes or text: “An extemporaneous speech.”
Today we want to church and listened to a sermon entitled “Only One Thing Is Needed” it was about how in order to make a meaningful contribution to the world we must first start at the feet of Jesus I could relate because every morning before I start my day I pray and then list out loud all the things I’m grateful for which takes me about eight minutes to do but it’s totally worth it after that I feel centred and prepared for anything that the day has in store for me.
Always focus on the solution – that’s my message to the world.
It’s 12: 50 PM on day 2444 of my journey towards independence and I managed to pray, read , have breakfast, spend time outside – i love the outdoors we as people spend too much time indoors these days – and learn a new word – Feckless adj. 1. Careless and irresponsible. “The kids were feckless during spring break.” 2. Lacking purpose or vitality; feeble or ineffective – unlikely to be successful. “It was a feckless attempt to make the company a success.”
Yesterday in a crisis situation I learned that in crisis situations it’s always best to focus on the solutions instead of fixating on the problems.
Giving was, is and always will be the source of my truest joy and contentment – that’s what I now know.
It’s 11: 36 AM on day 2443 of my journey towards independence and I managed to pray, read 1 Corinthians 2:12, watch myself and my Superhero Catherine Constantinides on TV – thank you to the Expresso Show for sharing footage of my paraglide and allowing us to tell South Africa about the people of the Western Sahara – have breakfast and learn a new word – Definitions for memoriter 1. by heart; by memory. 2.involving or requiring memorization: the memoriter aspects of a college course.
Today I realized that no matter how far I get in this life or whatever else I accomplish giving was, is and always will be the source of my truest joy and contentment I guess every human circles back to that realization sooner or later (the impact of our lives on the world and on other people will be our enduring legacy).
The feelings you’re brave enough to feel will never devour you– that’s what I have realized.
It’s 11: 36 AM on day 2442 of my journey towards independence and I managed to pray, read Romans 5: 5, have breakfast and learn a new word – Definitions for ultracrepidarian 1.
noting or pertaining to a person who criticizes, judges, or gives advice outside the area of his or her expertise: The play provides a classic, simplistic portrayal of an ultracrepidarian mother-in-law. 2. an ultracrepidarian person.
Recently I found myself having to admit to myself that I feel the need to do all these crazy things (ziplining, paragliding, etc) because I probably will never do the one thing I would love to do which is become a mother someday I have always pictured a happy life with an imperfect life partner and a bunch of little ones which is medically possible for me (I think) but even if I was able to find a special person who could see past my body and into my soul I want the best for any kids I may have I want to run after them and tumble in the grass, I want to throw them up in the air and know that my reflexes will be quick enough to catch them…I want for any kids I may have a better mother than I know I can ever be so although it breaks my heart even if things worked out in such a way that I could have kids I’m 75% sure I would choose not to.
Each one of us is so important and yet so unimportant at the same time – that’s what I have realized.
It’s 8 : 50 AM on day 2441 of my journey towards independence and I managed to pray, have breakfast, read John 3: 5 and learn a new word – Definitions for purloin 1. to take dishonestly; steal; filch; pilfer. 2. to commit theft; steal.
Last night laying in bed thinking about the beauty of nature and I remember thinking the sky is so blue the trees are so green the same God who created all that also thought to create me needless to say I felt very special I guess because I am special to God it’s very weird I know the world wouldn’t be the same without me but I also know the world would still keep spinning without me…I am so very important and yet so very unimportant at the same time.
“The people of this ancient land embraced me in their limitless love, and I’ve learned from these people that neither power nor poverty can make your life more magical or less tortuous. I’ve learned from the people of my country that the dignity of a life, a human being, a culture, a religion, a country actually resides in its ability for grace and compassion. I’ve learned that whatever moves you, whatever urges you to create, to build, whatever keeps you from failing, whatever helps you survive, is perhaps the oldest and the simplest emotion known to mankind, and that is love. ” – Shah Rukh Khan
It’s 12 : 22 PM on day 2440 of my journey towards independence and I managed to pray, have breakfast, read Acts 4: 31 and learn a new word – Definitions for moggy British Informal. a cat.
Yesterday I watched a Ted Talk by Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan aptly titled “Thoughts on humanity, fame and love” I have watched his movies since forever but until I watched this Ted Talk I never knew how enlightened and genuinely funny he was. Watch “Thoughts on humanity, fame and love | Shah Rukh Khan” below: