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Day 2599: Doing My Best

Just decide you’re going to get up every day and do your best– that’s my message to the world.


It’s 12:  19 PM on day 2599 of my journey towards independence and I managed to pray,  read 1 Peter 2:9  and promote my 50 New Feet Campaign benefiting MiracleFeet -raised $4 388 only $8 112 more to raise by June 17, 2018 to help 50 kids with clubfoot (thanks to everyone who has helped out so far)


Today I noticed that I’m hyper-focused on the results of my actions which, as you can imagine, can be deeply disheartening at times so from this day forward I’ve decided to just do my best and let the chips fall where they may.

Day 2254: Try For Others And Yourself

Wake up every day and try for everybody – that’s my message to the world.


it’s 12: 12  PM on day 2254 of my journey towards independence and I managed to pray, have breakfast,  read John 14:2-4, learn one new thing – Opprobrious [op·pro·bri·ous] adj. Disgraceful; shameful. “His actions were opprobrious.” – and work on my  25 Smiles Campaign    –raised $9 011.04 only  $3 488.96 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 ).



Today I realized there’s something to be said for waking up every morning and trying with all your heart and all your spirit for others and yourself because in the end every achievement begins with the courage to try.

Day 1379: There are some things you try that just don’t work out

There are some things you try that just don’t work out and that’s okay – that’s what I realized yesterday.


It’s 12  : 05 PM on day 1379 of my journey towards independence and I’ve managed to brush my teeth,  publish my Disability of the Day feature, feed myself  a banana  for breakfast promote my Eradicate AIDS campaign – still at 88% – pray,  read Psalm 66, and hang out with my sister (she’s back from university for winter break).


As you may know, a few days ago I enrolled to do a course on Coursera , sadly I have had to un-enrol from that course because I discovered that some of the assignments I would have to do as part of the course would require me to go out and do things which is almost impossible for me because I can’t drive myself anywhere (I know you’re probably thinking why don’t you just lie and make up stuff to put in the essay I didn’t want to lie and make up stuff to put in the essay because I truly believe when you cheat you only cheat yourself).

Day 1299: Trying my best

All I can do is try my best and when my best is not good enough I have to get up and try my best the next day – that’s what I realized this morning.


It’s 12  : 20   PM on day 1299 of my journey towards independence and I’ve managed to   brush my teeth,  pray,  publish my Disability of the Day feature, read Job 33, feed myself egg with bread for breakfast,    promote my Eradicate AIDS campaign – still no donations since last week Tuesday but I know that both God and I are working hard so Eradicate AIDS should get a cash injection pretty soon from where I don’t know but I do know it’s coming- practice sitting up straight to strengthen my core muscles and make sandwiches for our sisi’s (housekeeper’s) neighborhood with sisi’s help as part of  Virginia’s Sandwich Run (thank you sisi for all your help).


Last night things weren’t going well for me at all and looking back on it this morning I realized all I can do is try my best and when my best is not good enough I have to get up and try my best the next day. Do you get up every day and try your best regardless of what happened the previous day?

Day 1006: Trying

Sometimes you try your hardest and still fail miserably   – that’s what I keep learning.

It’s 5  :  08 PM on day 1006 of my journey towards independence and I’ve managed to finish reading Cross My Heart by Abigail Strom – the book is about uber-responsible cardiac surgeon Micheal and his rockstar next door neighbor Jenna and how they learns to love each other in spite of their differences I am a hopeless romantic so I liked it if you like romance novels I recommend this book – publish my Disability of the Day feature, brush my teeth,  feed myself All Bran Flakes  for breakfast, go to the doctor – I’ve been coughing for a couple of days so I thought I’d go have it checked out and it’s a good thing I did because it turns out I have Bronchitis I should be fine after I finish my antibiotics  – go visit family and watch Gambit with my sister at the Hamingways Mall – the movie was about an art curator (played by ) who decides to seek revenge on his abusive boss (played by ) by conning him into buying a fake Monet honestly it didn’t like it that much but if you like movies like Oceans Eleven this movie might be for you.

Last night I decided I wouldn’t go to sleep until I raised $100 for the Not For Sale Campaign through my campaign suffice to say I failed miserably I didn’t even raise $1 I just ended up really tired but hey I tried my best and that’s all I could ask of myself. Have you ever tried your hardest and still failed miserably?

Day 525

The least I can do is speak out for those who cannot speak for themselves. ~ Jane Goodall

It’s 7 : 32 PM on day 525 of my journey towards independence and I’ve managed to brush my teeth, work, prepare and publish my Disability of the Day feature,   drink tea by myself,   feed myself a boiled egg for breakfast, work some more, feed myself rice and curry for lunch, continue working, feed myself Batura and mutton curry for dinner and brush my teeth once more.

Today – in between working – I was tweeting Indian celebs hoping that they would help me raise disability awareness in India by sharing my tweets with their audiences of course none of the celebs I tweeted responded to or even acknowledged my tweet but I will sleep well at night knowing that I at least tried to create change. Do you speak for people who can’t speak for themselves even when it seems like nobody’s listening?

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If you’ve given to my cause or you can’t give now, please help me by sharing my cause with others. You can tweet about it like my friend Stan Faryna. This is the tweet he uses: @Nisha360 is a brave, smart young woman trying to make a better world for us all. Please help her do an amazing thing. http://bit.ly/hC7vOu

Stan’s very sweet for saying so, but feel free to write what reflects you best.

Thanks to all my friends out there who are helping me make my dream come true: to make a better world for all of us!