Hi my amazing friends. Hope you are well. I wanted to tell you guys that I won’t be able to write for a few weeks. I am going home to South Africa and I get some time with all my family; I feel a child on Christmas morning! This trip is huge for me I have no had my whole family together in one room in years so you can understand that feeling! Yes, I have a great family here and I love that my close friends have become my family and I could not be more lucky enough to have friends who think of me as their family I love them more than I could say! But it’s a different feeling going home. And I can not tell you how happy I am! Remember love is everywhere.

“Somebody needs what you have to give. It may not be your money; it may be your time. It may be your listening ear. It may be your arms to encourage. It may be your smile to uplift. Who knows? Maybe just like that little baby, putting your arm around somebody and letting him or her know that you care can help begin to heal that person’s heart. Maybe you can give a rescuing hug.”— Joel Osteen in “Somebody needs what you have to give

Love this quote,  its so TRUE.  Love can be a light to someone who is going through a hard time more than you may realize!  Maybe you are the only friend they have or by you be a support they don’t feel so alone!   Love that we give may mean more to them than we could never know!

The greatest gift

A family is a given gift but some are different from others meaning in a way that you can decide that friendship is more than just a friend.   Your family is those who take you no matter who you are,  they can’t change you.   They are what help grow into your own person.   Yours does it if you have a good relationship or how much you see each other,  they are yours!   You move around the world,  missing them but start to learn that you can have a family outside of your own family and it does not mean that your family doesn’t matter because they should always be first in your world.   But having friendships who became like family,  means that they would do anything for,  they are there.   You don’t have to be something you are not,  that kind of friendship is the greatest gift besides from your true family.

How many times a day,  does someone tell you that they love you?   Do you feel loved?   We don’t think about how much love can make life better, or even just knowing that someone is there for you no matter what time.  We all have hard times,  hurting or feel as if we are alone.  We need to feel loved so much,  I think that is more than ever.  Look around and see how different our lives are now;  love is not at the top as it should be.   If you are depressed or goes through something;  it seems like you get pushed away like no one cares when you should feel loved and that you are cared for.   Its like we are too busy trying to have a good job,  enough money to make us happier,  but somehow the thing which could really make us happy we have forgotten that it is all we need that is love.

“Make a gift of your life and lift all mankind by being kind, considerate, forgiving, and compassionate at all times, in all places, and under all conditions, with everyone as well as yourself. This is the greatest gift anyone can give.”— David Hawkins
in “Lift all mankind by being kind

We forget that the best gift of all;  is the relationships we have.   People who in our lifes.  We think a gift is something we buy,  but the best gift we can get is each!   Each relationship we have has something different that only you and that person share which makes it special it’s yours,  nothing else is the same as that one relationship with that person!   We could have everything in life the right job,  a huge home, and money but that is not what makes us truly happy it is the people who make us feel like we mean something to their world!

Life changes all the time but a TRUE friendship does not!

I have always said that family, love are two things that never change.  If they do then it was not meant to be or maybe it has changed but if the friendship matters the way you feel never will!   You may not talk or have seen a family member or a friend in some time, and I know that can be hard to feel like they still love you.   But I realized that shouldn’t matter.   When you really need them that is what matters!  I have talking to old friend who I met in high school we met on one of my walks with my dog Skye I was trying to get back on the sidewalk and I started watching kids , it was the first time I got to babysit!  She was home but doing house work but I could keep them busy and she would have to do her stuff I really loved the opportunity to have a job,  then she started helping me with homework and other things.   It was great to have some where to go after school,  we became friends which I loved the two kids were so cute!  We did a lot together;  then they had to move and somehow we didn’t talk as much but she came back for my high school graduation which meant so much to me.   But then we got busy with life and didn’t talk forever,  but somehow a few mouths ago we started talking and it’s like nothing ever happened;  our friendship is the same awesome I feel closer to her now actually.   But all that to say when any kind of relationship is meant to be,  it will always be there!  I am so happy that we are close again!

Going for a walk, when you are disabled

Last Thursday it was a great sunny day outside so I decided to go for a walk with my dog Simba.  I had just got a new phone holder for my wheelchair,  I wasn’t used to it yet and it didn’t have the sticky stuff that I use on everything I use because of my movements it helps if stuff does not move.   But my mom and I thought with the kind of holder it is I would be fine.   So I started on my walk with Simba, I went a longer way because I was enjoying being outside;  my foot pad had dropped off my chair I was trying to pick it up myself because there was not one around and when trying I dropped my phone.   I saw a car drive by I got them to stop and they came over to help,  now I was moving a lot and they tried to hand me my phone but I couldn’t hold on to it,  so they thought I couldn’t have a phone or be out on my own.  So they started texting the first person in my message box I had no idea that they had texted my friend who is in an another state, they got her freaked out that something happened to me.   Then they called my mom and said they found me that was all oh and where to come,  the other lady called 911!  While I am saying I could walk home (I do this all the time) they had my phone which has a talker app I use if I need to have people understand what I am saying but I couldn’t,  they could understand me some;  but when I could go on.  They said they knew I could get home but they would not let me go like a was a chance that couldn’t be on their own,  so just as I could see my mom walking towards me the fire truck came I started crying thinking they would take me away,  like my mom couldn’t take care of me.   Don’t know why I thought that but I did!  So the firemen saw my mom and I and that I wasn’t hurt,  he said that the ladies made this bigger than it needed to be.

I think the didn’t know anything about disabilities and I was moving so much,  thinking that I was hurt but if they knew what I was saying they shouldn’t have called the firefighters just asked me what I needed.

“To make a difference in someone’s world, you don’t have to be amazing, rich, talented beautiful, or perfect. You just have to be you and care.”— Rebecca Fox
in “Make a difference in someone’s world

I love this saying because I am always trying to find ways to be there for others.   Not realizing that I don’t need to do something big.  Don’t have to get them gives just so they know you are there for this, you can message, call just let them know how much they mean to you. Helping someone who you love is not hard at all.

By being beautiful and kind you are given favored status and opportunity in life. Love can take you from any depth, and place you on the highest mountain. Choosing beauty and love does not mean being uninformed or weak; it means you clearly see the ugliness, but choose love anyway. Beauty is so simple, and it is all around you if you look. Beauty is reaching for you if you will hold out your hand in good faith. A blessed life will not come and force you to receive its blessings; receivership is a handshake requiring your earnest reach. Spirituality is very much about putting yourself in proper order. Strive to become a beautiful person. Live with kindness, integrity, and care. Comport yourself with grace under pressure. Don’t hurt people! Be an asset in the lives of others. Put people before things and live from your heart. Be intelligent but know it is better to be kind than smart. Be a peacemaker who values peace and takes peace everywhere you go. Learn to understand your energy and how you create with your energy. Have among your priorities the characteristics of politeness, compassion, and patience. Avoid making rash assumptions. Be a believer in true love. Have faith in people. Seek deep communication with others and with yourself. Laugh and make the best of every situation and understand that life is not perfect.
— Bryant McGill