special needs

Day 1447: Less TV = More Life

“I must say I find television very educational. The minute somebody turns it on, I go to the library and read a good book. “- Groucho Marx   It’s 12  : 52 PM on day 1447 of my journey towards independence and I’ve managed  to brush my teeth,   feed myself a peanut butter sandwich…

Day 1446: Giving and Receiving

Those who receive are more likely to give and those who give are more likely to receive – that’s what I realized this morning.   It’s 12  : 36 PM on day 1446 of my journey towards independence and I’ve managed  to brush my teeth, pray,   feed myself a peanut butter sandwich and a banana…

Day 1445: Be Nice to Taylor Swift and everybody else

Be nice to everyone even those you may never meet– that’s my message to the world.   It’s 12  : 50 PM on day 1445 of my journey towards independence and I’ve managed to pray, brush my teeth,   feed myself a peanut butter sandwich and a banana for breakfast,  read Psalm 133, publish my Disability of the…

Day 1444: A Month and Three Days

You never really get over losing someone you love with time you just learn to live with the ache in your heart – that’s what I keep realizing.   It’s 12  : 59 PM on day 1444 of my journey towards independence and I’ve managed to brush my teeth, go back to bed,  feed myself…

Day 1443: “How death changed my life: The buried life at TEDxRoma”

“Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.”― Mahatma Gandhi   It’s 12  : 00 PM on day 1443 of my journey towards independence and I’ve managed to brush my teeth,  feed myself a peanut butter sandwich and a banana for breakfast, publish my Disability of the Day feature,…

Day 1442: The Most Positive Sick Person the World Has Ever Seen

You can’t choose what happens to you but you can choose how you react to it – that’s what I keep realizing.   It’s 12  : 28 PM on day 1442 of my journey towards independence and I’ve managed to brush my teeth,  feed myself a peanut butter sandwich and a banana for breakfast pray,  read Psalm 130,…

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…