Day 366

Anger and hate against one we love steels our hearts, but contempt or pity leaves us silent and ashamed. – Edgar Rice Burroghs

It’s 7: 26 PM on day 366 of my journey towards independence and I’ve managed to brush my teeth, drink Milo – chocolate milk – in a glass,  practice writing by hand, feed myself a peanut butter sandwich  for breakfast – it was funny I actually used a fork and knife to eat the sandwich because I was determined to learn how to use a fork and knife –  feed myself rice and curry for lunch, tweet about my Clean Water For All Campaign – no luck –  watch TV, feed myself spaghetti bolognaise for dinner and brush my teeth once more.

This morning I asked my mother to get me Milo – chocolate milk – in a glass and she did as such but while I was drinking it she said it would have been easier for you to drink it from a mug and I responded so as to reassure her with something along the lines of I practiced doing this yesterday and she said with pity in her voice something I only usually hear from strangers pavaam – in translation from our native tongue of Malayalam it means poor thing – I don’t know what I expected but I know it wasn’t pavaam because pity is wasted on me why am I telling you this to remind you not to pity people because whatever our abilities we are all equal in our humanity. Are you silent and ashamed?

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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 366

  1. Hi Nisha

    I’m so sorry your mom said that to you.
    I don’t think any parent should say any thing
    like that to there child.

    One reason I’ve not wrote about me and my
    disability is because i don’t want people to pity
    me or feel sorry for me. I want mine to inspire others
    that no matter what your disability is that we are still
    humans and still have feelings.

    i’ll be having 2 blogs coming out soon. One about people
    with disability’s and what its like. The other is about me and
    my disability. i might have a video to go with it haven’t really decided
    on that yet.

    Thanks for posting this
    hugs Bonnie

    • It happens I know she didn’t mean to hurt my feelings and as I said in the post I only wrote it to remind people not to pity others. I can’t wait to read both your new blogs 🙂

      Yours truly,

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