Nisha Varghese

Nisha Varghese

Nisha Varghese was born and raised in East London, South Africa. She blogs about her life with Cerebral Palsy and promotes different causes through her writing and Tweets.

Day 1438: Your word is your bond

Day 1438: Your word is your bond

Your word is your bond – that’s what I believe.   It’s 1  : 06  PM on day 1438 of my journey towards independence and I’ve managed to brush my teeth,watch TV, publish my Disability of the Day feature,  pray,  read Psalm 12,       feed myself all bran flakes with banana for breakfast and help my friend promote…

Day 1437: “Do Something” by Matthew West

Day 1437: “Do Something” by Matthew West

If not us, then who If not me and you Right now, it’s time for us to do something If not now, then when Will we see an end To all this pain It’s not enough to do nothing It’s time for us to do something   – Matthew West, “Do Something”   It’s 12…

Day 1436: The First Phone Call from Heaven by Mitch Albom

Day 1436: The First Phone Call from Heaven by Mitch Albom

“Fear is how you lose your life…a little bit at a time…What we give to fear, we take away from…faith.” ― Mitch Albom, The First Phone Call from Heaven   It’s 1  : 20  PM on day 1436 of my journey towards independence and I’ve managed to brush my teeth,pray, finish reading The First Phone…

Day 1435: The Best of the Ice Bucket Challenge

Day 1435: The Best of the Ice Bucket Challenge

Fun, creative and purpose-driven ideas cannot fail – that’s what I learned this morning.   It’s 12  : 39  PM on day 1435 of my journey towards independence and I’ve managed to brush my teeth, go back to sleep, watch TV, stretch my hamstrings,  practice sitting up straight to strengthen my core muscles, pray, read Psalm…

Day 1434: The Ordinary Extraordinary Things That Make Life Worth Living

Day 1434: The Ordinary Extraordinary Things That Make Life Worth Living

Ordinary things can be made extraordinary if done with the right people – that’s what I realized today.   It’s 2  : 06  PM on day 1434 of my journey towards independence and I’ve managed to  pray, read Psalm 122, feed myself Puttu – a breakfast dish of steamed cylinders of ground rice layered with coconut…

Day 1433: The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference by Malcolm Gladwell

Day 1433: The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference by Malcolm Gladwell

“That is the paradox of the epidemic: that in order to create one contagious movement, you often have to create many small movements first.” ― Malcolm Gladwell, The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference   It’s 12  : 28  PM on day 1433 of my journey towards independence and I’ve managed…

Day 1432: What’s with the selfies?

Day 1432: What’s with the selfies?

Taking pictures of myself, self, self Taking pictures of myself, self self Guess I’m reaching out to be assured All I wanted was to be adored – Nina Nesbitt, “Selfies”   It’s 1  : 17  PM on day 1432 of my journey towards independence and I’ve managed to brush my teeth, pray, read Psalm 120, feed…

Day 1431: Life, Death and Urgency

Day 1431: Life, Death and Urgency

Death gives urgency to life– that’s what I realized today.   It’s 12  : 10  PM on day 1431 of my journey towards independence and I’ve managed to brush my teeth, pray, start reading Psalm 119, feed myself bran flakes with banana for breakfast, finish reading Psalm 119 – Psalm 119 was the biggest Psalm…

Day 1430: Are you ashamed to ask for help?

Day 1430: Are you ashamed to ask for help?

There’s no shame in asking for help– that’s my message to the world.   It’s 1  : 19  PM on day 1430 of my journey towards independence and I’ve managed to brush my teeth, pray, read Psalm 118, feed myself bran flakes with banana for breakfast and go to the doctor – there’s nothing seriously wrong…

Day 1429: Rest in peace Robin Williams

Day 1429: Rest in peace Robin Williams

Don’t judge someone else’s life because you don’t know what they’re going through behind closed doors – that’s what I learned today.   It’s 12  : 35  PM on day 1429 of my journey towards independence and I’ve managed to brush my teeth, pray, read Psalm 117,   publish my Disability of the Day feature,   feed myself…