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Day 1415: Save 7 lives in less than 10 minutes. Find out how

F“Don’t think of organ donations as giving up part of yourself to keep a total stranger alive.  It’s really a total stranger giving up almost all of themselves to keep part of you alive.”  ~Author Unknown   It’s 9  : 58  AM on day 1415 of my journey towards independence and I’ve managed to  pray,…

Day 1414: A time for everything

There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens: 2          a time to be born and a time to die, a time to plant and a time to uproot, 3     a time to kill and a time to heal, a time to tear down and a time to build, 4     a time to…

Day 1413: Life and Death

Take each day and make it last Cause you turn around and the future is the past Here and now is all we have The beginning and the end mean so little What matters most is what’s in the middle – Lauren Alaina, “The Middle”   It’s 12  : 41 PM on day 1413 of…

Day 1412: “Flashlight” by Hunter Hayes

It’s a sunrise from a lonely night Like a smile in a strangers eyes It’s the moments that save my life, nobody knows about like flashlights there’s just enough hope when it shines, to go one scared step at a time When the world’s too dark I find, your flashlight, yeah I’m glad nobody’s counting,…

Day 1409: The 7 Words My Brother Uttered That Moved Me

“Don’t forget, a person’s greatest emotional need is to feel appreciated.” ― H. Jackson Brown Jr., Life’s Little Instruction Book: 511 Suggestions, Observations, and Reminders on How to Live a Happy and Rewarding Life   It’s 12  : 33 PM on day 1409 of my journey towards independence and I’ve managed to pray,  brush my teeth, feed myself…

Day 1408: Does the world define you by your challenges because you do?

The world will stop defining you by your challenges when you do – that’s what I realized this morning.   It’s 12  : 20 PM on day 1408 of my journey towards independence and I’ve managed to pray, brush my teeth,  read Psalm 95,  publish my Disability of the Day feature, feed myself oats with banana for breakfast, stretch…

Day 1405: A lesson taught to me by a “poor” man

You don’t need money to make a difference – that’s what a “poor” man taught me.   It’s 12  : 00 PM on day 1405 of my journey towards independence and I’ve managed to pray,  brush my teeth,   read Psalm 92,  publish my Disability of the Day feature, feed myself oats with bananas for breakfast and go visit…

Day 1404: Eradicate AIDS campaign over

Great things can be achieved with perseverance and the help of a lot of friends – that’s what fundraising has taught me.   It’s 12  : 53 PM on day 1404 of my journey towards independence and I’ve managed to pray, brush my teeth,   read Psalm 91,  publish my Disability of the Day feature and feed myself bread…

Day 1403: Serve the world for 67 minutes on Mandela Day 2014

“At the end of life we will not be judged by how many diplomas we have received, how much money we have made, how many great things we have done. We will be judged by “I was hungry, and you gave me something to eat, I was naked and you clothed me. I was homeless,…

Day 1401: Feeling deeply

You can’t change who you are – that’s what I realized this morning.   It’s 12  : 00 PM on day 1401 of my journey towards independence and I’ve managed to stretch my hamstrings, practice sitting up straight to strengthen my core muscles,  brush my teeth,  pray, read Psalm 88,  publish my Disability of the Day feature, feed…