Chase your aliveness– that’s my message to the world.
It’s 12 : 00 PM on day 2654 of my journey towards independence and I managed to pray, read Luke 1:30-31 and promote my 50 New Feet Campaign benefiting MiracleFeet – A HUGE thanks to Be Good To People who donated $100 which brings the total raised to $5 481 only $7 019 more to raise by June 17, 2018 to help 50 kids with clubfoot.
Yesterday I was out doing normal things (of the non-humanitarian kind) and I felt like I was drifting which made me realize I feel most alive when I give and serve which is awesome because now that I know that on a conscious level I am going to consciously constantly try to stay in that lane in big and small ways. Chase your aliveness.
When you have a big purpose you can override obstacles internal and external – that’s what I know
It’s 11 : 28 AM on day 2623 of my journey towards independence and I managed to pray, read 1 Thessalonians 5:18 and promote my 50 New Feet Campaign benefiting MiracleFeet -raised $4 606 only $7 894 more to raise by June 17, 2018 to help 50 kids with clubfoot (thanks to everyone who has helped out so far).
Yesterday I was reminded that when you have a big purpose you can override obstacles internal and external (I have a lot of pride but when I have a big enough purpose I override my fear, my pride and anything else that stands in my way).
Be flexible in your method but stay committed to your purpose – that’s what I keep realizing.
It’s 11 : 35 AM on day 2430 of my journey towards independence and I managed to pray, have breakfast, read Proverbs 31: 10 and learn a new word – Definitions for sophistry
1. a subtle, tricky, superficially plausible, but generally fallacious method of reasoning.
2. a false argument; sophism.
Today my Orthopaedic Surgeon’s office called back answering the question I asked them about whether it would be safe for me to skydive and sadly the answer is no, under no circumstances needless to say I’m super-bummed about it but my goal in life is to make a difference and change perceptions about the differently-abled while having fun I can do that without jumping out of a plane I can do that by writing books, travelling, telling my story everywhere….I can do that just by being myself.
Fear is nothing in the face of purpose – that’s what I’ve realized.
It’s 11 : 26 AM on day 2232 of my journey towards independence and I managed to have breakfast, pray, read Romans 5:1, learn one new thing – Definitions for compunction
1. a feeling of uneasiness or anxiety of the conscience caused by regret for doing wrong or causing pain; contrition; remorse. 2.any uneasiness or hesitation about the rightness of an action. – and work on my 25 Smiles Campaign –raised $8 136.04 only $4 363.96 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 ).
Yesterday my brother asked me how can you go ziplining when you’re scared of little heights (he’s right I’m scared of most things most of the time but I refuse to be ruled by fear) and I said I’m not scared because I’m not doing it for myself I’m doing it for Smile Train fear is nothing in the face of purpose.
“Look yourself in the mirror and ask yourself, what do I want to do every day for the rest of my life…do that.” – Gary Vaynerchuk
It’s 11: 50 AM on day 2172 of my journey towards independence and I managed to pray, have breakfast, read Isaiah 6:3, learn one new thing – Yes, birds have knees (they’re often under the feathers and not easily visible), and they bend the same way our knees bend. The part of a bird’s legs that bends backwards when it walks is the ankle. – and work on my 25 Smiles Campaign – raised $7 475 only $5 025 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 ) .
Recently I was reading my old Bucket List that I created in 2009 and although I didn’t meet the people I wanted to meet (Nelson Mandela, Oprah Winfrey and Barack Obama) I did do #1 (To raise $4 500 for The Water Project Inc through my Clean Water for All Campaign) and I am trying to do #10 (To be healthy and happy for the rest of my life) and #11 (To be able to give every day for the rest of my life) it feels good to know that after all these years I have stayed true to my life’s purpose.
Before you do anything ask yourself why because life is short and every action we take and every decision we make must be one that has a purpose – that’s my message to the world.
It’s 12 : 49 PM on day 1823 of my journey towards independence and I’ve managed to brush my teeth, pray, read Luke 13, publish my Disability of the Day feature, learn one new thing – Didactic [di·dac·tic] adj. (1) Intended to teach, particularly in having moral instruction as an ulterior motive. (2) In the manner of a teacher, particularly so as to treat someone in a patronizing way. “The didactic speech influenced the weaker members of the audience.” – have breakfast, make sandwiches for Cynthia’s (our housekeeper’s) neighborhood with Cynthia’s help as part of Virginia’s Sandwich Run – (thank you Cynthia for all your help today today) – and promote my Educate Generations campaign – $4 730 raised so far and my friend Bruce Sallan will next Thursday dedicate an entire to the campaign (thanks so much Bruce and I apologize sincerely once again that I won’t be able to make it to the chat because of the time difference but I’m sure it will be awesome!).
This morning I realized the older I’ve gotten the more I value my time I no longer watch soap operas and mind-numbing reality TV (because why do that?) now everything from how I spend my time to what I post on social media has a purpose and it’s great when everything you do has a purpose you feel a certain power coursing through you.
You know most of your life is awesome when you wake up some days thinking pinch me this is my life– that’s what I realized today.
It’s 12 : 15 PM on day 1762 of my journey towards independence and I’ve managed to brush my teeth, pray, read Zachariah 12, publish my Disability of the Day feature, learn one new thing –The name “orchid” comes from the Greek word for testicle, referring not to the plant’s flowers but its bulbs, organs that have long been considered to possess aphrodisiac properties. – have breakfast, promote my Educate Generations campaign –$3 301 raised so far (thanks all) – and hang out with my family.
Some days I wake up thinking pinch me this is my life there are times I can hardly believe that God has done the things he has done through me it’s really weird if I tell myself my story it sounds like a movie I feel like me and the person who God is working through to help people are two separate people only I know that we are the same person.
When you use your struggles to help others pain turns into purpose – that’s what I keep learning 🙂
It’s 3 : 24 PM on day 965 of my journey towards independence and I’ve managed to brush my teeth, feed myself sweet potatoes with yogurt for breakfast, publish my Disability of the Day feature, publish my Kid of the Week feature, pray, read Numbers 18, practice typing with both hands and practice sitting up straight to strengthen my core muscles.
Today I woke up to read this question from Anchel Krishna who blogs at Today’s Parent What does it feel like? Specifically I am wondering does it ever feel frustrating because your mind is telling your body or body part to take a specific action but your body just won’t cooperate? Or does it feel differently than that? to which I replied in part yes it’s hugely frustrating you move to do something but somewhere along the line it’s like your brain misinterprets your message. it’s great that I can speak for kids who are in the same position I was in growing up it makes me feel like there’s a purpose for me having Cerebral Palsy. Have you turned your pain into purpose?
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