Day 189

My disability has made me a better person – that’s what I learned today 🙂

It’s 8: 34  PM on day 189 of my journey towards independence and I’ve managed to brush my teeth, feed myself Batura – deep fried bread – for breakfast,  watch the movie Life as We Know It staring Katherine Heigl, Josh Duhamel and Josh Lucas with my sister (in South Africa March 21st  is Human Rights’ Day so we are given a public holiday)– it was a heart-warming  story of two people who hated each other coming together to raise a child after the death of their mutual best friends I would recommend it to anyone who likes romantic comedies – feed myself rice and curry for lunch,   tweet about my Clean Water For All Campaign for a few hours – two donations were made today: the first one was a $10 from @bonuschief (Frank) and the second one was a $110 donation from @LegalEagleStar (Tom) of EARLY & BALDWIN SOLICITORS   – thanks guys you make me want to get up in the morning and do this all over again 🙂 –    feed myself Chapati – an unleavened flatbread – filled with butternut and mutton gravy – I made a conscious effort not to ingest any meat because I was on lent and it paid off in spite of my brother who was doing everything in his power to get me to take a bite LOL 🙂 – and watch TV.

Today I was watching an episode of The Oprah Winfrey Show titled Sister Wives it was about a man, his four wives and sixteen children and I caught myself thinking what, how, why … this is wrong and in that moment I decided that I would not do to others what others did to me because I knew what it felt like to be on the receiving end of judgment every time I went out people would stare and make up their minds about me before I had even said a word.  Have your limitations been a blessing rather than a curse?


2 responses to “Day 189

  1. Nisha:

    I think it’s a great idea to publicly acknowledge and warmly thank the donors to your cause by name, twitter account and/or website URL.

    I’d like to make the suggestion, however, that you don’t mention the amount of their donation. Unless it’s really big – like $1,000 or more. I suggest this because someone may make a donation of $5 and maybe that means they are skipping a meal to do so.

    But that beautiful giving and sacrifice won’t be understood/known to you or your readers. Some people may even mock a donor for a small donation- even if only privately. People can be like that. It sucks. That’s why I believe it’s best to handle such things in a delicate manner.

    Anyway, do as you think best. This is your blog. [smile]

    Best regards,
    Stan Faryna

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