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Day 2696: Inside My Head Looking Outward

If people could see inside my head they would be so surprised – that’s what I’ve realized.

 

It’s 12 : 27 PM on day 2696 of my journey towards independence and I managed to pray, read Romans 8:31   and promote my 50 New Feet Campaign benefiting MiracleFeet – raised  $6 926 only $5 574 more to raise by June 17, 2018 to help 50 kids with clubfoot (thanks so much to everyone who has helped out so far).

 

This morning my sister walked into the dining room and asked why are you looking so glum? she naturally assumed I was sad about my possible Osteoporosis diagnoses meanwhile I was staring at my laptop screen frustrated that despite my best efforts I wasn’t moving more people to care about kids with clubfoot (my problems have never been the centre of my life that’s how I get through them).

Day 2686: It’s Not About Doing It’s About Being

Life is not about what you can’t do it’s about what you can do– that’s my message to the world.

 

It’s 10 : 23 AM on day 2686 of my journey towards independence and I managed to pray, read Proverbs 18:10 ,  have breakfast and promote my 50 New Feet Campaign benefiting MiracleFeet –   A HUGE thanks to  Dessy Bo who donated $50   which brings the total raised to  $6 876 only $5 624 more to raise by June 17, 2018 to help 50 kids with clubfoot.

 

Yesterday I was at a very special place and before I go to places like that I usually think what can I do there but yesterday I realized that sometimes it’s not about doing anything it’s about being there to show that you care.

Day 2353: Water, Perspective and my Extraordinary Mommy

Perspective is everything– that’s what I keep realizing.

 

It’s 12  :  00 PM on day 2353 of my journey towards independence and I managed to pray,  read Isaiah 40:30-31  and learn a new word – Definitions for statecraft 1. the art of government and diplomacy.

 

This morning I was whining about how other suburbs in town had water while ours didn’t and my mom said to me at least they have water so we can take from them suddenly I was grateful that other people had water (there are moments I cannot believe my mom is really my mom she is truly extraordinary in every way).

 

Note: Our water is now back (thank you God)

Day 2313: The Good in Every Day

There’s good in every single day– that’s what I’m realizing.

 

It’s 10: 12  AM on day 2313 of my journey towards independence and I managed to pray and read Isaiah 43:19 (will be working on my birthday project benefiting Miss Earth South Africa and Jumping Kids -unfortunately only those living in South Africa can participate in this project (apologies to my friends overseas).

 

Recently I started writing down one awesome moment of every day which is making me realize there is good in every day we just have to pause and reflect to find it.

Day 2239: Will That Matter On Your Deathbed?

When stressed, worried or anxious ask yourself will this matter on my deathbed and if the answer is no then stop being stressed, worried or anxious – that’s what I do.

 

It’s 10 :  49 AM on day 2239 of my journey towards independence and I managed to pray, have breakfast, read Psalm 23:4, learn on new thing – Lugubrious [lu·gu·bri·ous] adj. Looking or sounding sad and dismal; mournful. “The lugubrious country song reminded her of an ex-boyfriend.” – and work on my  25 Smiles Campaign    – yesterday Stan Faryna donated $25 (thanks SO MUCH Stan for always always supporting me) which brings the total  raised to $8 186.04 only  $4 313.96 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 I realized most of the things we worry about and fuss over won’t matter in a year so in moments of stress, worry or anxiousness we should all ask ourselves will this matter on my deathbed and if the answer is no then stop being stressed, worried or anxious.

Day 2216: It’s Okay to Admit It’s Not Easy

It’s okay to admit that your life is not easy even though you know that there are people in way worse situations than you are in – that’s what I learned yesterday.

 

It’s 10 : 31  AM on day 2216 of my journey towards independence and I managed to pray, read Romans 14:17-19, have breakfast and work on my  25 Smiles Campaign    –raised $7 975 only  $4 525 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 ).

 

Yesterday I learned that it’s okay to admit that your life is not easy even though you know that there are people in way worse situations than you are in which is a lesson I needed to learn because I would always tell myself to stop whining whenever I admitted to myself that my life is harder than I let on.

Day 2051: The Reason For My Smile

“If you smile when no one else is around, you really mean it.”  – Andy Rooney

 

It’s 12 : 22 PM on day 2051 of my journey towards independence and I managed to pray, read John 9, have breakfast, learn one new thing – The first ever breakfast cereal was Granola, invented in the USA in 1863 by James Caleb Jackson, a convinced vegetarian, who was the operator of the Jackson Sanitorium in the state of New York. –  and work on my 25 Smiles Campaign – raised $5 540 only $710  more to raise by 10 Jan 2017  (SO SO SO GRATEFUL to everyone who has supported this campaign so far :)  ).

 

This morning as my dad was transferring me from my bed to the wheelchair he caught me smiling and asked why I was smiling (I was remembering a random act of kindness I read about yesterday) a genuine smile is permanently plastered on my face which surprises most people considering my condition of course it sucks royally that I can’t walk but there are plenty of things I can do what a waste my life would be if I focused on the one thing I couldn’t do and ignored all the things I could do.

Day 1516: Problems, Perspective and Gratitude

“Just an observation: it is impossible to be both grateful and depressed. Those with a grateful mindset tend to see the message in the mess. And even though life may knock them down, the grateful find reasons, if even small ones, to get up.” ― Steve MaraboliLife, the Truth, and Being Free

 

It’s 1 : 49 PM on day 1516 of my journey towards independence and I’ve managed to brush my teeth, pray, read Isaiah 3, stretch my hamstrings,   publish my Disability of the Day feature, feed myself a peanut butter sandwich and a banana for breakfast, make sandwiches for sisi’s neighborhood with sisi’s help (thank you sisi Nikiwe for all your help)  and promote my Educate Generations campaign–  still on $770 but someone promised to donate.

 

This morning I was stuck in my own head consumed by my own problems until I saw a photo of a child holding up a piece of paper that read I beat cancer’s butt on 01/10/14 that picture made me realize regardless of the problems I faced I still had a lot to be grateful for.

Day 1504: Problems and Perspective

When you look at the bigger scheme of things the things you thing are important seem so small – that’s what I keep realizing.

It’s 3 : 53 PM on day 1504 of my journey towards independence and I’ve managed to brush my teeth, pray, read Ecclesiastes 11, publish my Disability of the Day feature, publish my Kid of the Week feature,  feed myself Puttu – a breakfast dish of steamed cylinders of ground rice layered with coconut – and chickpea curry for breakfast and chat to friends and family.

 

Today I was freaking out about something and then I thought about somebody who was going through something way worse which made me realize my big problem isn’t so big after all. Does perspective make you realize the big things in your life aren’t so big after all?

Day 1452: Putting things into perspective with sensitivity

Just because other people’s problems aren’t the same as yours doesn’t mean that they aren’t problems – that’s what I keep realizing.

 

It’s 12  : 21 PM on day 1452 of my journey towards independence and I’ve managed to  brush my teeth, go back to sleep, pray, read Psalm 140, publish my Disability of the Day feature,  hang out with my sister, have a feet massage and listen to music

 

Yesterday somebody was whining about something so to put things into perspective I said something along the lines of I would kill to have your problems suffice to say the conversation I was having didn’t end well I tend to look at the bigger scheme of things which annoys the heck out of people and makes them feel like I’m trivializing their problems I want to change the way I put things into perspective.