You think you’re alone, but you’re not the only one – Unknown.
It’s 5: 00 PM on day 91 of my journey towards independence and I’ve managed to brush my teeth, feed myself Sweet potatoes with a dip consisting of yoghurt, onion and chilli for breakfast, tweet about my Clean Water For All Campaign for a few hours – something happened while I was tweeting I was stuck by the crushing realization that unless you’re celebrity or someone in a position of power most people will blow you off when you ask for a donation – I thought I would try my luck and ask Alyssa Milano (the actress who played Phoebe on the popular TV show Charmed) for a donation only to find out that she too had started a fundraiser for Charity Water and raised $19 220. 38 with 18 days still remaining till the close of her campaign – don’t get me wrong I am very happy that Alyssa is using her influence to change lives but I just find it frustrating that when Alyssa asks people donate freely whereas, I could ask a thousand people and have no one donate 😦 – feed myself rice and curry for lunch, exercise for 30 minutes – I was in so much pain but I just kept saying without pain there would be no pleasure over and over in my head and before I knew it, it was over 🙂 – and practise picking up the newspaper – every time I picked up the paper I had put my hand on a hot iron – it was like there was a civil war going on between my muscles – not fun at all 😦
We all have days when we want to scream, yell and throw things at the wall and today as I was struggling to pick up the paper I thought to myself who has to practise picking up the paper and then I realized that there are thousands if not millions of people worldwide have Cerebral Palsy and although I wouldn’t wish this on my worst enemy I found great solace in the fact that I was not alone in my struggles and this I guess is the massage I’d like to pass onto to you – whatever you’re going through in your life there’s someone somewhere who’s going through the exact same thing you are. Have you ever had a shared experience with someone who you thought you had nothing in common with? 🙂