It’s the little things we do that make the biggest difference in life–that’s what I’ve realized.
It’s 11 : 11 AM on day 2414 of my journey towards independence and I managed to , pray, have breakfast, read Ecclesiastes 3:14 and learn a new word – Definitions for synesthesia a sensation produced in one modality when a stimulus is applied to another modality, as when the hearing of a certain sound induces the visualization of a certain color.
Today I realized that not logging on to the internet as soon as I wake up has made a HUGE difference in my life I feel so much more centred and at peace I used to be on my laptop as soon as I was awake now I wake up, spend at least thirty minutes in silence, pray, have breakfast and then get on with things.
Technology at its best transforms people’s lives – that’s what I keep realizing.
It’s 12 : 30 PM on day 1841 of my journey towards independence and I’ve managed to brush my teeth, pray, read John 7, publish my Disability of the Dayfeature, learn one new thing –They’re a climacteric fruit.Yes, avocado is a fruit and is climacteric, meaning it matures on the tree but ripens off of the tree.– and promote my Educate Generations campaign– yesterday Anonymous donated $15 and today S.S donated $100 (thanks so much Anonymous and S.S really appreciate the support from both of you 🙂 ) which brings the total raised to $5 147 with 4 days still to go [thanks so much everyone for your support I’m sincerely humbled and deeply touched].
Yesterday I was researching portable electric wheelchairs and I came across the KD Smart Chair I just think it’s THE COOLEST THING EVER MADE. Take a look:
In a time when it is so easy to connect we are more disconnected from each other than ever before– that’s what I keep realizing.
It’s 12 : 35 PM on day 1457 of my journey towards independence and I’ve managed to brush my teeth, go back to bed, pray, read Psalm 145, publish my Disability of the Day feature, stretch my hamstrings, practice sitting up straight to strengthen my core muscles, feed myself a peanut butter and banana sandwich for breakfast, spend time outside – being in nature makes you feel so small and makes you realize the big things you’re going through aren’t so big after all 🙂 – have a feet message and read Tension grows between Palestinian Authority and Hamas – this situation in Gaza would make a great movie if it wasn’t so tragic all the leaders over there need to grow up fast.
This morning I was thinking about the fact that in a time when it is so easy to connect we are more disconnected from each other than ever before nowadays when most people want to communicate with you they either do so via Facebook or text message whatever happened to picking up the phone and calling someone or just visiting maybe it’s just me but I believe there is no substitute for actual human interaction.
“It has become appallingly obvious that our technology has exceeded our humanity.” – Albert Einstein
It’s 1 : 20 PM on day 1419 of my journey towards independence and I’ve managed to pray, feed myself bran flakes with banana for breakfast, read Psalm 107 and back up my files – the laptop I’m using right now is on its last hinges so I figured I better back up everything I need I’m not going to ask my parents for a new laptop because it’s a waste of money some people don’t even have food to eat I’m not going to ask my parents to spend R6 000 on a laptop when I could just use my brother’s laptop while he’s at school.
Today I realized humanity hasn’t evolved nearly as much as technology has just because we can share everything on the internet doesn’t mean we should some things should be kept sacred.
Kids are losing their ability to interact socially– that’s what I realized yesterday.
It’s 12 : 29 PM on day 1195 of my journey towards independence and I’ve managed to brush my teeth, pray, read 1 Chronicles 28, publish my Disability of the Day feature, feed myself boiled egg and bran flakes for breakfast and listen to music.
Yesterday my brother’s friend came over for a sleep over I thought they would spend every minute together playing so imagine my surprise when I heard that one was watching something on the laptop while the other was playing Xbox 360 it scares me to think that kids today define spending time together as being in the same room at the same time. Are the kids in your life connected to technology and disconnected from people?
Technology can play a huge role in me gaining my independence – that’s what I realized today.
It’s 1 : 02 PM on day 1178 of my journey towards independence and I’ve managed to pray, brush my teeth, read 1 Chronicles 11, feed myself boiled egg and All Bran Flakes for breakfast, publish my Disability of the Day feature, practice sitting up straight to strengthen my core muscles, listen to music – I love Cassadee Pope that girl can sing – stretch my hamstrings and hang out with my family.
This morning my mom had to drop my brother at school and my sister was sleeping so I used the remote to open the gate for our housekeeper which got me thinking about the role that technology could play in me gaining my independence currently the gate is the only thing in the house that you can open and shut with a remote but I did some research and found out that there are systems you can install which would allow you to open and shut doors and windows with a remote heck there’s even a driverless car which will be out in the U.S in 2015 so it looks like I will be more independent than I thought I could be thanks to modern-day technology.
It has become appallingly obvious that our technology has exceeded our humanity. – Albert Einstein
It’s 7: 19 PM on day 236 of my journey towards independence and I’ve managed to brush my teeth, feed myself a banana for breakfast, prepare my Kid of the Week feature for tomorrow only stopping to feed myself Chapati and chicken curry for lunch, go visit my aunt and uncle at my cousin’s house – God I love my family… shortly after we arrived my aunt disappeared and when she returned we asked her where she had been it turns out she was turning my father’s car upside down looking for the gold chain I’d lost while on vacation isn’t that the sweetest thing you’ve ever heard 🙂 – and feed myself Chapati and chicken curry for dinner.
Today my sister and were sitting in the same room and I said annoyed by her incessant texting it is a general rule that when someone is in the room with you that you should be talking to them and not be looking down at your phone and my sister being the smart-alack that she is responded by saying something along the lines of there’s a simple solution for that I’ll just switch the TV on for you that way both of us will be staring at something and in that moment I realized that technology was tearing us apart rather than bringing us together. Is technology stripping us of our ability to communicate effectively?
“Where there is a will, there is a way. If there is a chance in a million that you can do something, anything, to keep what you want from ending, do it. Pry the door open or, if need be, wedge your foot in that door and keep it open.” – Pauline Kael.
It’s 5: 15 PM on day 75 of my journey towards independence and I’ve managed to brush my teeth, feed myself Sweet Potatoes and Yoghurt for breakfast, spend two hours tweeting about my Clean Water For All Campaign – I know people want to give but obviously I’m asking the wrong people 🙁 – feed myself rice and curry for lunch, wheel myself around the dining room and into the sitting room – at first I just wanted to make it to the fridge – took a little break drank a glass of water by myself – after which I began to wheel myself to the first chair to my left and then the second and pretty soon I’d come full circle and I thought to myself I’ve come this far why not go all the way and wheel myself to the sitting room and so I did – I’m freaking AWESOME!!! 🙂 – and exercise for 30 minutes – my hamstrings were killing me and I was sweating like a pig – it wasn’t a pretty sight – kinda like my life really LOL 🙂
Do you remember a few weeks ago I was in tears because my parents wouldn’t take me to my cousin’s wedding in India? Well thanks to the wonders of modern technology and a brilliant suggestion from my friend @DianaRusso I might get to go to the wedding after all – I am going to ask her to ask somebody else to set up a high-speed internet connection and a laptop with a webcam on it at both her engagement and her wedding – I know it won’t be the same but I didn’t want to go to the wedding just to take photographs with her I just want to see her tie the knot and know that she’s happy and if this works out I will get to do exactly that – I made a decision about 3 years ago that I wouldn’t let my disability or other people’s prejudges against me stop me from doing something I really wanted to do and this situation is just a prime example of that 🙂 Is your circumstance stopping you from doing something you really want to do? – If the front door closes try coming in through the back 🙂