There is no passion to be found playing small – in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living.- Nelson Mandela
It’s 12 : 30 PM on day 2499 of my journey towards independence and I managed to pray, read 3 John 1:11 have breakfast, and promote my 50 New Feet Campaign benefiting MiracleFeet – raised to $1 775 only $10 725 more to raise by June 17, 2018 to help 50 kids with clubfoot .
Today being Mandela Day – a day during which people all over the world spend 67 minutes of their time in service of others in honour of the late Nelson Mandela’s 67 years of service – and what would have been Mr. Mandela’s 99th birthday I can’t help feeling extremely privileged to have shared this planet with this extraordinary human if only for a short while I never got to meet him but his life taught me so much about forgiveness, humility, integrity and leadership. Happy 99th Birthday Tata Madiba you have left this planet but you will never leave my heart I strive every day to be the kind of human and citizen that God, my family, you and my Superhero Catherine Constantinides would be proud of.
“A fundamental concern for others in our individual and community lives would go a long way in making the world the better place we so passionately dreamt of.” – Nelson Mandela
It’s 12 : 20 PM on day 1768 of my journey towards independence and I’ve managed to brush my teeth, pray, read Malachi 4, publish my Disability of the Day feature, learn one new thing –At around 1,392,000 kilometres (865,000 miles) wide, the Sun’s diameter is about 110 times wider than Earth’s. – have breakfast, make sandwiches for Cynthia’s ( our housekeeper’s) neighborhood with Cynthia’s help as part of Virginia’s Sandwich Run – (thank you sisi Cynthia for all your help) – and promote my Educate Generations campaign – $3 372 raised so far.
Tomorrow is Mandela Day – a day during which people all over the world spend 67 minutes of their time in service of others in honour of the late Nelson Mandela’s 67 years of service – I urge everyone reading this to do something for other people tomorrow and every day after that because in the end what we give is all we have and how we love is what will last.
“At the end of life we will not be judged by how many diplomas we have received, how much money we have made, how many great things we have done.
We will be judged by “I was hungry, and you gave me something to eat, I was naked and you clothed me. I was homeless, and you took me in.” ― Mother Teresa
It’s 12 : 00 PM on day 1403 of my journey towards independence and I’ve managed to brush my teeth, pray, read Psalm 90, publish my Disability of the Day feature, feed myself bran flakes with milk and banana for breakfast and promote my Eradicate AIDS campaign – still on 108% with a day to go.
Tomorrow is Mandela Day let’s serve our communities for 67 minutes it’s the least we can do Nelson Mandela spent 67 years of his life fighting for social justice.
I will get things done even if I cut it a little close – that’s what I keep learning 🙂
It’s 3: 31 PM on day 675 of my journey towards independence and I’ve managed to brush my teeth, work, publish my Disability of the Day feature, feed myself Oats for breakfast, drink Green Tea by myself, work some more and watch TV.
Last night with 1 1/2 hours to spare 10 bed nets were donated as part of my Mandela Day initiative (thank you @RainbowKate, @colettecaddle and @USMMariner, @polipaca and @catvoncat for your contributions and thank you everybody else for spreading the word) I thought I wouldn’t reach my goal not because there wasn’t enough time left on the clock but because my mother wanted to turn off the lights and go to sleep (since I can’t walk my mother has to turn off the light in my bedroom so I have to sleep before she can) it was the funniest thing every time she came into the room I would say ten more minutes mom luckily by the time she came into my room the final time I was informed of a $40 donation made to Nothing But Nets which was all I needed to reach my goal. Do you get things done even if you cut it a little close?
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