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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 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 2450: My New Favourite Definition of Love

“Love is consistently showing up.” – Unknown

 

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).

Day 2383: Love

Love, much like energy, cannot be destroyed it can only be transferred and transformed   – that’s what I’ve realized.

 

It’s 10 : 53  AM on day 2383 of my journey towards independence and I managed to pray, read Joel 2:12-13, have breakfast  and learn a new word – Definitions for esoterica
1.things understood by or meant for a select few; recondite matters or items. 2. curiosa.

 

A while ago it dawned on me that the love I pour into the world always returns to me not necessarily from the people I love but from other sources some people I love have busy lives it would be virtually impossible for them to be calling, emailing and messaging me as much I do them but I continue just filling them up with love knowing it will come back to me from place and people I least expect.

Day 2346: My Evolving Relationship with my Elders

How we treat our elders is a reflection of the people we grow up to be – that’s what I’ve realized.

 

It’s 11 :  38 AM on day 2346 of my journey towards independence and I managed to pray,  read John 3: 16. set my weekly and daily goals – lots to do this week and today –  and learn a new word – Mellifluous [mel·lif·lu·ous] adj. Sweet or musical; pleasant to hear. “She had a mellifluous voice.”

 

Today I realized that how we treat our elders is a reflection of the people we grow up to be my parents and I often butt heads on a variety of issues but as I’ve aged I’ve grown in reverence of them because I’ve realized that no two people in the world want better for me and my siblings than they do so now even when I disagree with their methods I so appreciate their intention which is always and forever to protect and help me and my siblings.

 

Day 2345: Valentine’s Day and Me

A celebration of the different forms of love – that’s what Valentine’s Day is to me.

It’s 11 :  09 AM on day 2345 of my journey towards independence and I managed to pray,  read 1 Corinthians 13:4  and learn a new word – Peripatetic [per·i·pa·tet·ic] adj. Traveling from place to place, esp. working or based in various places for relatively short periods. “He maintained a peripatetic lifestyle.”

Today is Valentine’s Day which to me is not just a celebration of romantic love but also of all other forms of love it’s a celebration of the love I have for God, my parents, siblings, extended family, friends and humanity at large. Happy Valentine’s Day everyone you are so loved and valued.

Day 2315: Love and Sacrifice

Love and sacrifice are inseparable from each other – that’s what I realized yesterday.

 

It’s 11: 21  AM on day 2315 of my journey towards independence and I managed to pray, do my first ever Facebook Livestream – that was cool 🙂 – read Jeremiah 29: 11 and have breakfast.

 

Yesterday I realized that love and sacrifice are inseparable from each other  sometimes the people we love make sacrifices for us that we will never know about because they don’t want us to feel like we are a burden to them (blessed are those who love us in ways we will never know).

Day 2253: Memories

Memories are weird that come flooding back unannounced – that’s what I keep realizing.

 

it’s 11: 12  AM on day 2253 of my journey towards independence and I managed to pray, have breakfast,  read  Psalm 23:6 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 was listening to this song titled “Angel” and suddenly all these memories of my paternal grandmother came rushing back I know she lived a full life I’m just sad she isn’t here (physically) to see all that I have done and have become and all that I will do and will become.

Day 2208: Family and the End of the School Term

“Family is not an important thing. It’s everything.” – Michael J. Fox

 

It’s 10 : 18  AM on day 2208 of my journey towards independence and I managed to have breakfast, pray, read 1 John 4:18-19, 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 is the end of the third school term here in South Africa and since my parents are both teachers and my brother’s still in high school end of term means that the house is going to be full and noisy but I wouldn’t have it any other way I love my family.

Day 2175: Say I Love You

Say the words I love you more often it won’t kill you – that’s my message to the world.

 

It’s 12 : 03  PM on day 2175 of my journey towards independence and I managed to   pray, have breakfast, read Revelation 1:7, learn one new thing –Although kopi luwak is a form of processing rather than a variety of coffee, it has been called the most expensive coffee in the world with retail prices reaching €550 / US$700 per kilogram.-   and work on my  25 Smiles Campaign    – yesterday Meg donated $25   (thanks SO MUCH  Meg your ongoing support means a lot 🙂  )  which brings the total  raised to $7 500 only  $5 000 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’ve started forcing myself to say the words I love you more often it’s uncomfortable because I am not the mushy sort but since people can’t read my heart I’ll keep saying it hopefully with time it will feel less uncomfortable.