Don’t sweat the small stuff– that’s what I learned today
It’s 7: 21 PM on day 277 of my journey towards independence and I’ve managed to brush my teeth, feed myself an egg sandwich for breakfast, go to the Home Affairs office to apply for my passport it is said to expire on the 26th of this month – I had to go back to the photographer because I smiled in my pictures the first time around and apparently you’re not supposed to do that for your passport… weird, right? – feed myself chicken biryani for lunch, go to physiotherapy – it was super uncomfortable and yet again it was my fault for not exercising for the past two weeks – email Pick n Pay – a big chain store in South Africa – a sponsorship proposal – I tweeted them asking them if they would be interested in donating supplies to Virginia’s Sandwich Run and they emailed me asking me to send them a formal letter (see below) – I am SO excited – feed myself chicken biryani for dinner while watching TV, brush my teeth once more and tweet about my Clean Water For All Campaign – still no luck –
Today as I stepped up to take my thumbprint because apparently the signature on my passport application wasn’t good enough I realized that all the time I spent in the car depressed over the fact that I couldn’t sign my own name was because I didn’t want to be different which was stupid because I was different. Are you risking your health, wealth and emotional happiness by obsessing over your small disabilities?
My name is Nisha Varghese, I am a 20-year-old from East London who started making sandwiches for my housekeeper’s neighborhood in an effort to end hunger in my community and I would like Pick n Pay to be the chief sponsor of this initiative which currently feeds 17 people a week. Any assistance you could provide in this regard would be greatly appreciated.
Are we connecting on Twitter? If not, say hi at http://twitter.com/Nisha360
If you’ve given to my cause or you can’t give now, please help me by sharing my cause with others. You can tweet about it like my friend Stan Faryna. This is the tweet he uses: @Nisha360 is a brave, smart young woman trying to make a better world for us all. Please help her do an amazing thing. http://bit.ly/hC7vOu
Stan’s very sweet for saying so, but feel free to write what reflects you best.
Thanks to all my friends out there who are helping me make my dream come true: to make a better world for all of us!