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Day 2440: Thoughts on humanity, fame and love | Shah Rukh Khan

“The people of this ancient land embraced me in their limitless love, and I’ve learned from these people that neither power nor poverty can make your life more magical or less tortuous. I’ve learned from the people of my country that the dignity of a life, a human being, a culture, a religion, a country actually resides in its ability for grace and compassion. I’ve learned that whatever moves you, whatever urges you to create, to build, whatever keeps you from failing, whatever helps you survive, is perhaps the oldest and the simplest emotion known to mankind, and that is love. ” – Shah Rukh Khan

 

It’s 12 : 22 PM on day 2440 of my journey towards independence and I managed to pray,   have breakfast, read Acts 4: 31  and learn a new word – Definitions for moggy
British Informal. a cat.

 

Yesterday I watched a Ted Talk by Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan aptly titled “Thoughts on humanity, fame and love” I have watched his movies since forever but until I watched this Ted Talk I never knew how enlightened and genuinely funny he was. Watch “Thoughts on humanity, fame and love | Shah Rukh Khan” below:

Day 2409: Meet Haben Girma – the first deafblind graduate from Harvard Law School

Disability can be an opportunity if you make the decision to be a pioneer – that’s what I know.

 

It’s 11 : 54  AM on day 2409 of my journey towards independence and I managed to pray, have breakfast, read James 5: 16    and learn a new word – Ostensible [os·ten·si·ble] adj. Stated or appearing to be true, but not necessarily so. Being such in appearance, plausible rather than demonstrably true or real. “The ostensible purpose of the trip was for business.”  .

 

 

Yesterday I watched “Why I work to remove access barriers for students with disabilities” – a Ted Talk by Haben Girma, the first deafblind graduate from Harvard Law School – I love that she emphasized that we all have a role to play in creating a more accessible and inclusive world. Watch “Why I work to remove access barriers for students with disabilities” below:

 

Day 2351: “Why you should talk to strangers” by Kio Stark

“When you talk to strangers, you’re making beautiful interruptions into the expected narrative of your daily life — and theirs.” – Kio Stark

 

It’s 9 :  47 AM on day 2351 of my journey towards independence and I managed to pray,  read 1 Samuel 2: 2   and learn a new word –  Definitions for craquelure 1.
a network of fine cracks or crackles on the surface of a painting, caused chiefly by shrinkage of paint film or varnish.

 

Yesterday I watched “Why you should talk to strangers” – a Ted Talk by Kio Stark about the benefit of talking to strangers – I found it fascinating that we as humans could have moments of intimacy even with strangers it seems almost counterintuitive that you could have intimacy with a stranger but apparently if you’re brave enough to be vulnerable it’s possible. Watch “Why you should talk to strangers” by Kio Stark below:

Day 2171: “Amos Winter: The cheap all-terrain wheelchair”

Simple technology that solves complicated problems is magic– that’s what I’ve realized.

 

It’s 10 : 03  PM on day 2171 of my journey towards independence and I managed to   pray, have breakfast, read 1 Chronicles 16:10, learn one new thing – A fortnight is a unit of time equal to 14 days (2 weeks). The word derives from the Old English: fēowertyne niht, meaning “fourteen nights”.-   and work on my  25 Smiles Campaign    – yesterday Seenachechi  donated $250   (thanks SO MUCH  chechi your ongoing support means a lot 🙂 )  which brings the total  raised to $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 🙂   ) .

 

Yesterday I watched “Amos Winter: The cheap all-terrain wheelchair” I loved that this wheelchair solved a complicated problem in a simple way. Watch “Amos Winter: The cheap all-terrain wheelchair” below:

Day 2165: “This Is What It’s Like to Go Undercover in North Korea”

Freedom should never be taken for granted – that’s what I’ve realized.

 

It’s 9 : 51  AM on day 2165 of my journey towards independence and I managed to   pray, read James 1: 27, have breakfast and work on my  25 Smiles Campaign    –   raised $7 225 only  $5 275 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 watched “This Is What It’s Like to Go Undercover in North Korea | Suki Kim | TED Talks” after that I was even more grateful to live in South Africa. Watch This Is What It’s Like to Go Undercover in North Korea” below:

 

Day 2158: “My year of saying yes to everything” by Shonda Rhimes

Play is essential  – that’s what I have realized.

 

It’s 12 : 11  PM on day 2158 of my journey towards independence and I managed to have breakfast, pray, read 119:28  and work on my  25 Smiles Campaign    –  Stan Faryna   donated $25   (thanks SO MUCH  Stan)  which brings the total  raised to $7 200 only  $5 300 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 watched “My year of saying yes to everything” – a Ted Talk by Shonda Rhimes about how the power of play changed her life – I could kind of relate to some of what she said oftentimes we become defined by what we do forgetting that love is what matters most. Watch “My year of saying yes to everything” below:

Day 2135: “A rich life with less stuff” by The Minimalists

“We live in a world in which many people have different beliefs, different faiths. But God or no God, we can all live more deliberately.” – The Minimalists

 

It’s 12 : 14  PM on day 2135 of my journey towards independence and I managed to pray, read Proverbs 3: 5-6 ,    have breakfast, learn one new thing – While General Electric built the first electric toaster for the home in 1909, it was 10 years later when Minnesota mechanic Charles Strite created an easy-to-use toaster designed for restaurants. He received his patent for the slice toaster in 1921 and formed the Waters-Genter Company to manufacture his product.- and work on my  25 Smiles Campaign    –  raised $6 990 only  $5 510 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 🙂 ) .

 

Two days ago I watched “A rich life with less stuff” – a ted talk by two best friends about how minimalism has changed  their lives for the better – I agree with The Minimalist money, things and a fancy job titles won’t make you happy the contribution you make, health, growth, passion and the quality of your relationships are the keys to a truly rich life. Watch “A rich life with less stuff” below:

 

Day 2122: “The art of being yourself” by Caroline McHugh

The key to living an extraordinary life is being yourself and knowing your reason for being.– that’s what Caroline McHugh taught me.

 

It’s 12 : 18  PM on day 2122 of my journey towards independence and I managed to pray, read Romans 12: 9 ,  have breakfast, learn one new thing –It is a common misconception that bears hibernate during the winter. While bears tend to slow down during the winter, they are not true hibernators. Black bears, Grizzly bears and Brown bears do go into a deep sleep during the winter months, known as torpor. Hibernation is when animals “sleep” through the winter.- go visit the Sunshine Childrens Home – special thanks to Nomzamo, Lauren and everyone for being so welcoming –   and work on my  25 Smiles Campaign    – raised $6 545 only  $5 955 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 watched “The art of being yourself” – a Ted Talk by Caroline McHugh – Caroline taught me that the key to living an extraordinary life is being yourself and knowing your reason for being. Watch “The art of being yourself” below:

Day 2098: Teach girls bravery, not perfection

Bravery not perfection leads to progress – that’s what I realized yesterday.

 

It’s 12 : 37  PM on day 2098 of my journey towards independence and I managed to pray, read Isaiah 46: 9, have breakfast, learn one new thing – The nervous system of the starfish is very simple…there is no brain and there are not even any ganglia to coordinate movement. The nervous system is characterized by a nerve ring that surrounds the mouth. A radial nerve branches off of the nerve ring and extends to each arm. – and work on my  25 Smiles Campaign    – yesterday Yusuf Abramjee  donated $25 (thanks SO MUCH  Yusuf 🙂 )  which brings my total raised to $5 900 only $350 more to raise before Jan 10 2017 (SO SO SO GRATEFUL to everyone who has supported this campaign so far 🙂 ) .

 

Yesterday I watched “Teach girls bravery, not perfection“ – a Ted Talk by Reshma Saujani – in the talk Reshma says we need to teach girls bravery not perfection and I wholeheartedly agree with her because truly it is bravery not perfection that leads to progress.  Watch “Teach girls bravery, not perfection“ below:

Day 1866: Temple Grandin: The world needs all kinds of minds

“I am different, not less.” ― Temple Grandin

 

It’s  3 :  35  PM on day 1866 of my journey towards independence and I’ve managed to brush my teeth, pray,  read Acts 11, publish my Disability of the Day feature, learn one new thing –The longest place name in Ireland is Muckanaghederdauhaulia, in County Galway. – have breakfast go shopping with mom to buy things for my local project and go visit family.

 

Last night I watched “Temple Grandin: The world needs all kinds of minds” the message of Temple’s Ted Talk was that different is cool which is one of the messages of my life as well. Watch “Temple Grandin: The world needs all kinds of minds” below: