Day 249

I am unique in that I see the best in everybody – that’s what I learned today 🙂

It’s 7: 13 PM on day 249 of my journey towards independence and I’ve managed to brush my teeth, feed myself a polony sandwich for breakfast, make sandwiches for the people in our housekeeper’s neighbourhood (if you have no idea what I am talking about refer to ‘Day 184’) – we made 3 loaves worth of sandwiches and sent her home with 2 extras loaves we didn’t have time to make sandwiches out of all 5 loaves but it’s really ok life’s too short to sweat over the small stuff 🙂 – feed myself a banana for lunch, finish preparing my Kid of the Week feature for Sunday, tweet about my Clean Water For All Campaign –no luck – go to physiotherapy – I was so stiff I didn’t exercise for three weeks I vow to exercise every day for the rest of my life I know I’ve said that before but this time it’s for real 🙂 – watch TV and feed myself rice and curry for dinner.

Today I woke up and asked my mother if she could buy five loaves of bread so that I could make sandwiches for the people in my housekeeper’s community – I usually did it on Saturday but Nandipha – our housekeeper – told me she wouldn’t be coming to work on Saturday because she had to attend her cousin’s funeral – and the first words out of my mother’s mouth were she probably eats them followed by my sister who said how do you know she doesn’t sell them and in that moment I remember feeling so offended on Nandipha’s behalf because here she was at twenty-one years of age coming to work and helping me in spite of the fact that her one-year-old son had died just a few weeks ago and all my mother could say was she probably eats them. Do you choose to see the worst in people at every opportunity?

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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!


2 responses to “Day 249

  1. You and I are alot a like. I have been called crazy because I always choose to see the best in people…or even crazier I express how I feel. So never worry the world needs more people like you, who have an open heart.

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