Focus on love– that’s Jodene Shaer’s message to the world.
It’s 1 : 34 PM on day 2675 of my journey towards independence and I managed to pray, read Isaiah 42:9 and promote my 50 New Feet Campaign benefiting MiracleFeet – raised $6 816 only $5 684 more to raise by June 17, 2018 to help 50 kids with clubfoot .
Yesterday in a vlog entitled “I Don’t Know Much” Jodene Shaer suggested that instead of making New Year’s Resolutions and To-Do Lists we should make a list of what we love and although I’ll continue to keep my 2018 Goals list I have also decided to list of things I love as per Jodene’s suggestion. Take a look:
Everything and Everybody I Love 2018
I love God
I love myself
I love every member of my family
I love my friends
I love Gerda
I love my Superhero Catherine Constantinides (my Superhero is so special her kindness, thoughtfulness and humility continues to warm my heart and it’s something I aspire to every day)
I love my favourite women in green glasses Ella Bella (she’s so herself all the time it makes my heart smile)
I love giving, serving and being kind – I LOVE making a difference and being the difference (nobody has truly lived until they’ve seen wonderment in a child’s eyes I would give every last cent I had and even the shirt off my back to see that look again)
I love MiracleFeet and the work they do (with $250 and no surgery they change the trajectory of a clubfoot-affected child’s life it’s really extraordinary)
I love being outside and looking trees, flowers, birds and the clouds
I love writing
I love reading
I love listening to music
I love learning new things
I love meeting new people
I love being healthy
I love counting my blessings
I love doing things I’m afraid of
I love doing things people say I can’t do
I love showing parents of differently-abled kids that their kids have within them infinite potential )
I love French Toast, Cinnamon Pancakes, Bran Muffins, Peanut butter-banana sandwiches, Custard Apples and Lunchbar
Focus on love and ignore the hate and angst– that’s what I’ve learned.
It’s 12 : 33 PM on day 2652 of my journey towards independence and I managed to pray, read Isaiah 25:9, and promote my 50 New Feet Campaign benefiting MiracleFeet – A HUGE thanks to Bithun Babu donated $80 which brings the total raised to $5 306 only $7 194 more to raise by June 17, 2018 to help 50 kids with clubfoot.
Recently I’ve learnt to focus on love and ignore the hate and angst if you focus on hate and angst it will change the lens through which we see the world.
34 “A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. 35 By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.”
– John 13:34-35
It’s 4 : 14 PM on day 2630 of my journey towards independence and I managed to pray, read Isaiah 12:4 and spent time with family – this weekend is reserved for family work and the world can wait.
Yesterday in a beautiful ceremony we welcomed into the family Mrs. Shwetha Varghese, my cousin’s wife, I’m just so very happy I have a new person to love and to be loved by I have a feeling my new sister and I are going to get along famously.
“Maybe all of life is a school of love to prepare us for a life of eternal love.” – Reverend Ian Howarth
It’s 12: 41 PM on day 2602 of my journey towards independence and I managed to pray, read Romans 8:15, go to church and promote my 50 New Feet Campaign benefiting MiracleFeet -raised $4 388 only $8 112 more to raise by June 17, 2018 to help 50 kids with clubfoot (thanks to everyone who has helped out so far)
Today at church it was basically said that love is the core of Christianity and that without a love of God and a love of others anything we do or say is meaningless and I have to say I agree with that wholeheartedly we were literally born out of love (the love of God and the love between our parents) and our duty in this life (and probably in the next) is to be the embodiment of that love.
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.
The true meaning of love is not to possess – that’s what I realizing
It’s 1 : 14 PM on day 2524 of my journey towards independence and I managed to pray, read Habakkuk 3:17-18, have breakfast and promote my 50 New Feet Campaign benefiting MiracleFeet – raised to $2 875 only $9 625 more to raise by June 17, 2018 to help 50 kids with clubfoot.
Today I was reminded that to love truly is to love without conditions or expectations – people, like you, are flawed and prone to mistakes so the best way to love them is to love them as they are without conditions or expectations and if you can’t then choose to let them go because really life is too short to hold anyone a prisoner of your conditions or expectations.
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.
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.
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).
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.