“The best way to happiness is to invest in the happiness of others.” – Andy Mashaile
It’s 12 : 29 PM on day 2472 of my journey towards independence and I managed to pray, read 1 Corinthians 16: 13 have breakfast, learn a new word – Vexatious adj. 1. Full of annoyance or distress; harassed. 2. Causing or creating vexation; annoying. “Her ex-husband put her in a vexatious situation.” and promote my 50 New Feet Campaign benefiting MiracleFeet – raised $410 only $12 090 more to raise in 361 days to help 50 kids with clubfoot (it won’t be easy but we can do this i know it).
This morning I realized that although it’s great to have personal success it’s even greater to create and unlock opportunities for others to succeed I’m so happy to be the human ladder on which people climb to reach their dreams.
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 never crowded along the extra mile.” – Wayne Dyer
It’s 11 : 51 AM on day 2437 of my journey towards independence and I managed to pray, have breakfast, read Luke 24:49 and learn a new word – Definitions for zugzwang
Chess. a situation in which a player is limited to moves that cost pieces or have a damaging positional effect.
Today I realized that there’s nothing better than doing things intentionally and with love it really touches the heart because very few people in the world go the extra mile these days.
Don’t engage with hate– that’s my message to the world.
It’s 10 : 33 AM on day 2429 of my journey towards independence and I managed to pray, have breakfast, read Micah 7:18-19 and learn a new word – Specious [spe·cious] adj. 1. Having the ring of truth or plausibility but actually fallacious. “A specious argument.” 2. Deceptively attractive
Recently I realized that in the real world and on social media it’s best not to engage with hate if you know a conversation that you choose to start or engage in is going to end badly why start or engage in the conversation in the first place – don’t engage with hate.
People before things ALWAYS – that’s always my message to the world.
It’s 11 : 07 AM on day 2428 of my journey towards independence and I managed to pray, have breakfast, read Isaiah 26: 12 and learn a new word – Quixotic
adj. 1. Idealistic without regard to practicality; impractical. 2. Impulsive: tending to act on whims or impulses. “It was clearly a quixotic case against the defendant.”
This morning, like every other morning, I prayed and counted my blessings I noticed that on my gratitude list I always mention the people I am grateful for and health before I mention the things I am grateful for because I know that people and health, unlike things, are irreplaceable.
Labels limit people– that’s what I know.
It’s 11 : 20 AM on day 2425 of my journey towards independence and I managed to pray, have breakfast, read Matthew 6: 9, and learn a new word – Acerbic [a·cer·bic] adj. Sharp or biting, as in character or expression. “The director occasionally allowed an acerbic tone to an otherwise subtle dialogue.”
This morning I was thinking about my evolving relationship with labels first I thought of myself as disabled, then I thought of myself as differently-abled and now I will say my movement and speech are affected because I have a neurological condition called Cerebral Palsy it will probably take a lot longer to say that than just to say I’m disabled or differently-abled but it’s more factual and has less negative connotations than the words disabled or differently-abled do.
Be your first choice for everything – that’s my message to the world.
It’s 10 : 48 AM on day 2423 of my journey towards independence and I managed to pray, read Jeremiah 17:5, have breakfast and learn a new word – Definitions for minatory
Recently I found myself wishing that just once I was somebody’s first choice and thankfully I was to that person who showed up for me but now I’m realizing I should be okay even if I’m everybody else’s second choice because I should be my first choice for everything.
Being present makes every moment more beautiful – that’s what I keep realizing,
It’s 11 : 25 AM on day 2381 of my journey towards independence and I managed to pray, read Psalm 27: 4 , have breakfast and learn a new word – Pernicious (per·ni·cious) adj Having a harmful effect, particularly in a gradual or subtle way. “The hostile takeover will have a pernicious effect on the business.”
Yesterday someone came by to visit and in that moment I chose to put my laptop away and be in that moment with him and it actually added something to the interaction I believe when people make an effort to show us that we matter to them the least we can do is give them our physical, mental and emotional presence. The world is alone together let’s stop the epidemic of disconnection by making and maintaining connections in real-life.
Never forget the people who saw you when you were invisible – that’s my message to the world.
It’s 11 : 36 AM on day 2355 of my journey towards independence and I managed to pray, have breakfast, read 138: 8 and learn a new word – Glower [glow·er] v. Have an angry or sullen look on one’s face; scowl. “The librarian glowered at her for talking too loud.”
Recently I’ve been thinking a lot about the people who saw me when I was invisible those who were my friends when I had not a title to my name and only friendship to offer they are the people I will work to keep in my life because they don’t change with the seasons they will be there for me no matter what.
“What can ever equal the memory of being young together?” ― Michael Stein, In the Age of Love
It’s 11: 38 AM on day 2308 of my journey towards independence and I managed to pray, have breakfast, spend time with family, read Lamentations 3:25 and work on my 25 Smiles Campaign –raised $10 005.04 only $2 494.96 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 ).
This morning my family and spend some time reminiscing and looking at old photos it was nice (it’s the simple things that mean the most).