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Day 2595: People’s Stories and Me

Once you know people’s story how they walk through the world suddenly makes sense – that’s what I’ve  realized.

 

It’s 9:  11 AM on day 2595 of my journey towards independence and I managed to pray,  read 1 Kings 8:61 and promote my 50 New Feet Campaign benefiting MiracleFeet -raised $4 337 only $8 163 more to raise by June 17, 2018 to help 50 kids with clubfoot (thanks to everyone who has helped out so far)

 

Yesterday I met someone for the second time and while new people are usually uncomfortable around me she wasn’t at all and I figured out that it probably had a lot to do with the fact that she is a physiotherapist (if the person I’m writing about is reading this please note: I like you very much thank you so much for being so nice)

Day 2573: Raising the Consciousness of Our Fellow Human Beings

Our job as humanity is to help increase the consciousness level of our fellow human beings– that’s what I’ve realized.

It’s 1: 03 PM on day 2573 of my journey towards independence and I managed to pray,  have breakfast, read 1 John 4:18-19, hang out with family, help out my friends,  and promote my 50 New Feet Campaign benefiting MiracleFeet -raised $3 681 only $8 819 more to raise by June 17, 2018 to help 50 kids with clubfoot (thanks to everyone who has helped out so far) .

 

Yesterday my brother came to me and asked how much does it cost to help 1 kid with clubfoot I answered R3 300 ($250),why to which he  replied I want the new Xbox  – it costs R4 400 and in that moment I realized  that he felt a twinge of guilt and I was so touched and filled with pride because even in his desire for the Xbox he thought about how the money could be better used to help others I saw that and gave him my blessing to ask our parents for the new Xbox (he earned it – he worked really hard in school this term to become 2nd in the grade out of 120 students).

Day 2551: Me and My Wide Range of Interests

A diverse range of interests makes one an interesting person– that’s what I’m realizing.

 

It’s 12: 16 PM on day 2551 of my journey towards independence and I managed to pray, read Ecclesiastes 5:18, have breakfast  and promote my 50 New Feet Campaign benefiting MiracleFeet – Sarah donated $100  (thanks so much Sarah) which brings the total raised to $3 452 only $9 048 more to raise by June 17, 2018 to help 50 kids with clubfoot.

 

Today as I was reading a website about stocks I realized that my wide range of interests makes it possible for me to converse with and relate to people from all walks of life (when I’m doing something I try to be 100% focused on that but I also try never to be one dimensional).

Day 2540: Some Days I just Want To Be Like You

The not-so good days makes you appreciate the great days – that’s what I keep realizing

 

It’s 1 : 03 PM on day 2540 of my journey towards independence and I managed to pray, read Revelation 1:7, have breakfast  and promote my 50 New Feet Campaign benefiting MiracleFeet – raised to $3 230 only $9 270 more to raise by June 17, 2018 to help 50 kids with clubfoot .

 

 

Today I wake up and all was well until out of the blue I had tummy troubles which can be humiliating when you can’t get to the bathroom fast enough (at least I now know it’s impossible to die from humiliation) the people in my life are so nice they try to make me feel better about it which only adds to my humiliation I know that by giving me Cerebral Palsy God wanted to show people  that He can work through anyone but being the tool in that plan is at times most heartbreaking some days I just want be like you who can feel the grass underneath your feet when you step outside,  you who has a choice whether to use the elevator or the stairs,   you who doesn’t have a designated parking spot in every public place,  you who can enter and leave a place without being noticed…. some days I just want to be like you and I feel so guilty because I know how blessed I truly am to be me.

Day 2529: The World Is But A Mirror

The world simply mirrors back to you how you see yourself– that’s what I’ve realized.

 

It’s 11 : 26  AM on day 2529 of my journey towards independence and I managed to pray, read 1 Corinthians 13:12,  have breakfast and promote my 50 New Feet Campaign benefiting MiracleFeet –Yesterday Anonymous  donated $250 (thanks so much Anon) which brings the total raised to $3 125 only $9 375 more to raise  by June 17, 2018 to help 50 kids with clubfoot.

 

This morning I was thinking about my attitude of years gone by I had a giant chip on my shoulder because I thought the whole world pitied me but now I realize that what I saw in others was a reflection of how I saw myself because the truth is the world didn’t pity me; I pitied me I pitied my fragile body and the words that didn’t come out fluently but the moment I stopped seeing myself as somehow broken and less than and the moment I stopped making Cerebral Palsy the centre of my universe I saw something different in most people’s eyes I saw love and sometimes even admiration (though I still don’t get what there is to admire I’m just me doing what I do that hardly deserves a medal) now I hardly mention that I have Cerebral Palsy because it has no bearing on most of the things I do in life. I will always have Cerebral Palsy but I am determined that Cerebral Palsy will NEVER EVER have me!

Day 2527: Warning: Exploiters Will Not Be Tolerated

Recognize when you’re being manipulated and call people on their bluff – that’s my message to myself.

 

It’s 12 : 23  PM on day 2527 of my journey towards independence and I managed to pray, read Psalm 147: 3,  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 felt like I was in a situation where somebody was trying to manipulate me but unlike before I didn’t beg or plead with her instead I called her bluff and that stopped her in her tracks (people know that I’m in need of their physical help and some of them use it to their advantage I will be kind to them nonetheless but gone are the days where my physical needs will be exploited – I deserve the best in life because I try my best to be good and do good I won’t accept anything but the best treatment from all people in my life).

Day 2525: Kindness is…

“Kindness is just love with work boots on.” – Britt Michaelian

 

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.

Day 2524: Just Love

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.

Day 2522: Do Unto Others

If you wouldn’t want it done to you don’t do it to someone else  no matter how good your reasons – that’s my message to the world.

 

It’s 11 : 31 AM on day 2522 of my journey towards independence and I managed to pray, read Lamentations 3:31-32,  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 .

 

Yesterday I realized that if I wouldn’t want it done to me then I shouldn’t do it to anyone else no matter how good my reasons (sometimes I rush to do things with the best of intentions and I find that I’ve crossed boundaries that I shouldn’t have crossed).

Day 2504: God is Everywhere

God is in every moment and in every human you just need to pay close attention– that’s my message to the world.

 

It’s 12 : 07 PM on day 2504 of my journey towards independence and I managed to pray, read Daniel 6:26-27,   have breakfast, and promote my 50 New Feet Campaign benefiting MiracleFeet – raised to $2 230 only $10 270 more to raise  by June 17, 2018 to help 50 kids with clubfoot .

 

This morning I saw God in someone I love very much which reminded me that God is in every moment and in every human you just need to pay close attention.