Learn to live in a vain world without feeling the need to change yourself – that’s my message to the world.
It’s 11: 04 AM on day 2304 of my journey towards independence and I managed to -pray, read Colossians 3:9-10 and work on my 25 Smiles Campaign – Ashwell Gleason donated $5 (thanks Aswell 🙂 ) which brings the total raised to $9 655.04 only $2 844.96 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 ).
Recently I went to an event and this lovely woman approaches us (me and my family) looks at me and asks my mom what’s wrong with her face (I have a few moles and blackheads) I was shocked by the bluntness of the question but I won’t suddenly start wearing make-up to look flawless because some people have a problem with the way I actually look I’m human and imperfect I refuse to put a mask on for the world I’d rather have a flawless heart, a flawless spirit and a flawless soul than a flawless face. Take me or leave me but world I refuse to let you change me.
What you have to contribute to the world matters way more than what you look like– that’s what I’ve realized.
It’s 10: 10 AM on day 2280 of my journey towards independence and I managed to pray, read John 1:9-10 and work on my 25 Smiles Campaign – yesterday Anonymous donated $50 and Daleen Bernard donated $25 (thanks SO MUCH to them both) which brings the total raised to $9 261.04 only $3 238.96 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 was making a video and towards the end of the video I noticed just how awful I looked (I had just woken up) but I finished the video and posted it online because I realized that what I have to contribute to the world matters way more than what I look like.
“It is easy to identify a shallow person by the attention he gives to what will do him absolutely no good.” ― Michael Bassey Johnson
It’s 12 : 49 PM on day 1323 of my journey towards independence and I’ve managed to pray, brush my teeth, read Psalm 14, publish my Disability of the Day feature, feed myself All Bran Flakes for breakfast and promote my Eradicate AIDS campaign – still on $602.85.
A few days ago I was thinking about vanity I don’t consider myself to be vain at all I only notice my physical imperfections if someone points them out to me I think of my body as a place for my soul and spirit to live and I do my best to take care of it but I don’t spend hours in front of a mirror trying to look like someone on an air-brushed magazine cover. Do you pay attention to things that will do you no good?
I am vain – that’s what I learned today.
It’s 3: 38 PM on day 569 of my journey towards independence and I’ve managed to brush my teeth, prepare and publish my Disability of the Day feature, feed myself homemade rice cakes -it’s basically sweetened rice molded into a triangle shape (it’s something our we eat during holy week) – for breakfast, drink tea by myself, work, go to the dentist, watch TV, feed myself vegetable burger for lunch and watch some more TV.
Today my dentist told me she would internally bleach my tooth one last time and that if it didn’t work this time she would try something else the disappointment I felt at the fact that the procedure wasn’t working surprised me considering I had never considered myself to be vain I guess there’s a little part of all of us that is vain which is okay. Are you willing to admit to your not-so-nice qualities?