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Day 1440: When in doubt go check it out

When it comes to matters of health it’s best not to delay– that’s what I learned this morning.   It’s 3 : 20  PM on day 1440 of my journey towards independence and I’ve managed to  pray,  read Psalm 128, publish my Disability of the Day feature,  feed myself egg with bread for breakfast,brush my teeth, and go to…

Day 1439: Life and the Stock Market

Life is like the stock market – that’s what I realized this morning.   It’s 1  : 33  PM on day 1439 of my journey towards independence and I’ve managed to brush my teeth, pray,  read Psalm 127, publish my Disability of the Day feature, stretch my hamstrings,  practice sitting up straight to strengthen my core muscles,  feed myself a…

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

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 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 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

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…

Day 1428: NatGeo “My Brilliant Brain” featuring Susan Polgar

Sitting on your shoulders is the most complicated object in the known universe. – Michio Kaku   It’s 12  : 39  PM on day 1428 of my journey towards independence and I’ve managed to brush my teeth, stretch my hamstrings,  feed myself a peanut butter sandwich and an orange for breakfast,  pray, read Psalm 116,  …

Day 1427: The moment I truly appreciated being South African

The things we take for granted are the things that other people pray for – that’s what I keep realizing.   It’s 1  : 29  PM on day 1427 of my journey towards independence and I’ve managed to brush my teeth, go back to bed, pray, read Psalm 115, feed myself egg with bread for breakfast, read…

Day 1425: 5 Life Lessons for My Brother On His 14th Birthday

“Birthdays are good for you. Statistics show that the people who have the most live the longest.” – Larry Lorenzoni   It’s 1  : 55  PM on day 1425 of my journey towards independence and I’ve managed to  pray, read Psalm 113, feed myself a peanut butter sandwich and bananas for breakfast,  publish my Disability of the Day feature…