disability

Day 1508: How to learn almost anything

Not knowing how to do something is not an excuse in the 21st century – that’s what I keep realizing.   It’s 1 : 42  PM on day 1508 of my journey towards independence and I’ve managed to brush my teeth, pray, read Song of Songs 3, publish my Disability of the Day feature, stretch my hamstrings, feed…

Day 1504: Problems and Perspective

When you look at the bigger scheme of things the things you thing are important seem so small – that’s what I keep realizing. It’s 3 : 53 PM on day 1504 of my journey towards independence and I’ve managed to brush my teeth, pray, read Ecclesiastes 11, publish my Disability of the Day feature, publish my Kid of…

Day 1502: There is a solution to every problem

To every problem there is a solution – that’s what I keep realizing. It’s 1 : 24 PM on day 1502 of my journey towards independence and I’ve managed to brush my teeth, pray, read Ecclesiastes 9, publish my Disability of the Day feature, promote my Educate Generations campaign – Priya Thomas made a donation of $40 yesterday…

Day 1500: Surrounding oneself with like-minded people

In life not everyone will support the things you do and that’s okay because you want people on your side who share your beliefs and values – that’s what I want the world to know.   It’s 12 : 09  PM on day 1500 of my journey towards independence and I’ve managed to brush my teeth,…

Day 1499: Andrew Solomon: Love, no matter what

“There are vertical identities, which are passed down generationally from parent to child. Those are things like ethnicity, frequently nationality, language, often religion. Those are things you have in common with your parents and with your children. And while some of them can be difficult, there’s no attempt to cure them. You can argue that…

Day 1498: Declining my free pass

Just because society gives you a free pass doesn’t mean you should take it – that’s my message to differently-abled people everywhere.   It’s 12 : 09  PM on day 1498 of my journey towards independence and I’ve managed to brush my teeth, pray, read Ecclesiastes 5, publish my Disability of the Day feature, promote my Educate Generations…

Day 1497: Kelly Hengler’s AMAZING generosity

Some people are generosity beyond belief  – that’s what I keep realizing.   It’s 2 : 31 PM on day 1497 of my journey towards independence and I’ve managed to brush my teeth, pray, read Ecclesiastes 4, publish my Disability of the Day feature, publish my Kid of the Week feature,  feed myself peanut butter sandwiches for breakfast, go to…

Day 1496: Are you blessed with an extraordinary life?

A challenged life and an extraordinary life are often one and the same – that’s what I realized today.   It’s 1 : 14  PM on day 1496 of my journey towards independence and I’ve managed to brush my teeth, pray, read Ecclesiastes 3, publish my Disability of the Day feature, feed myself scrambled egg with bread and…

Day 1495: My thoughts on Oscar Pistorius’s mitigation of sentence strategy

If you’re going to play up the fact that you’re differently-abled do it in good times and in bad don’t just do it when it suites you – that’s my message to differently-abled people everywhere.   It’s 12 : 26  PM on day 1495 of my journey towards independence and I’ve managed to brush my teeth,…

Day 1494: Positive Post-It Day

“Our lives are not determined by what happens to us but how we react to what happens, not by what life brings us but the attitude we bring to life.” -Wade Boggs   It’s 12 : 13 PM on day 1494 of my journey towards independence and I’ve managed to brush my teeth, pray, read Ecclesiastes…