As others are soaking in the sun and enjoying their summer season, I was looking for sunshine and found it in a double caramel macchiato and carrot cake…the weather has been chilly lately. I really don’t mind it though…the cold weather that is….so I checked into a Cafè for some much needed coffee fix and just to chill and gaze at people and read and just be…
The past few months have been crazy, too much to be done,..going through the motions, the highs, the lows…all these not new to anyone really… But, as usual I’ve come to learn so much. You just have to learn. There is no other way. Life is that way. Not sometimes…. But all the TIME!!
I’ve come to find fulfillment in simple things. That being a minimalist is so much better. That giving is far much better than receiving. That actions will always speak louder than words….That words are only words unless acted upon…
That you give energy to what impacts you positively..
That moving on with life is okay. You don’t need to be stuck up!
That people aren’t what they seem to be and that’s also okay!
That there’s no need to hold on to what you can’t control!
That you can manage your anger when life upsets you…just Whooooosa😜!!
That planning ahead pays up big time!
That dreams do come true!
For me it’s an enlightment as I grow older. Day by day, moment by moment, there’s always a reminder that life is precious. We’re here only once.
Be thankful for life. For peace of mind. Provision. Shelter. Clean water. Clothing. Food. Families. Friends. Laughter. And the list in endless..
And if things are so hard you just can’t stand them…just kneel….PRAY!!
As I sip on my mug of sunshine and eat my cake…I am just thankful for this moment!!!
Minutes turned into hours, hours into days, days into months, months into years….two to be exact since wings were officially fixed on you and you found your way to heaven and now dancing with the other angels. It’s never easy at all, it never has been and it never will. I wish we are prepped long before when someone leaves just how to live without them. Maybe it will make it easy.
As we go on day after day, we cherish the memories and enjoy the time God gave us with you. I keep thinking about you even if it pains…..
There are so many things that we need you to see. Words are inadequate…..
Dad….How ironic is it that people waste moments not listening to or paying much attention to people when they are alive?… But when they are not there, We live yearning for those moments? Life is Tricky at times.
Hard lessons are instilled into us..that you should cherish people who matter in your life. To Find time….Not excuses!!
I want to assure you that in as much as life has it’s twists and turns, we are trying our level best in our èndevours.
In The curve balls that life throws at us, we put our trust in God and somehow we pull through.
My consolation is that I always know that you are smiling down on us.
And as we continue to celebrate your life, we Thank God that He made you for us.
Dance Papa. Dance.
The month of May always has mixed emotions. It’s an exciting start as its my birthday and also so many of my friends celebrate their birthdays on this month. So we end up getting high on sugar and laughter and get togethers. So today I will focus on the good that comes with May.
Its exactly half past May…on a Monday…and as am having my lunch and tea, and having gained 4kgs in only 2weeks (ooops)…. I cant help but rejoice in the fact that being older ain’t that baaaad..lol…. even if my son doesn’t want to hear that am getting older…tihihihi.
When you’re surrounded by positive energy and also by beginning to trust your journey and God’s guidance, you can face life head on!
That’s exactly why its good to have a daily journal to jot down some things that you want to gain or have gained with every added day that you experience!
Here is mine:
- reach new heights
- be uplifting
- be patient
- enjoy the beauty around you
- create your own music
- stay active
- enjoy nature
- stand your ground
- be strong
- know when to slow down
- if it itches, scratch it
- live large
- be clear
- stay calm
- be positive
- make friends
- be full of life
- be free-spirited
- carry your friends when they need it
- aim at greatness
The list can be longer. The most important thing is to live for now.
As I age, I am Thankful for the journey, the lessons and the wisdom gained.
Cheers to many more!!!!
REMINDER: focus on what you can control in LIFE!!
I don’t take for granted all the wisdom and inspiration I get from some of the people I meet in life. While others call you names and talk ill of you, others are there to encourage you and urge you on.
With permission from one of my elderly friends, lemmi talk about why we should not sit and whine…
She is turning 75 very soon and she is as active as a 30 year old. She does what many people won’t do even in their 20’s.
She drives very long distances, she has a beautiful garden with all these wonderful herbs and vegetables (she waters her garden). She does field work as well as office work.
In all the years I have known her, she has broken her back thrice, her ankle, her wrist, shoulder and knee surgeries. (How can one body take all that?). I ask her how she does it. We laugh about it so much. Then recently she was told she had cancer of the stomach, it broke my heart but then after tests and a major surgery to remove part of her stomach, she was told it would not spread….whoop whoop!!!!
All this time, she was doing volunteer canceling at the hospital and also some beautiful embroidery.
When she was discharged she was up and about and back to what she does best….HELPING PEOPLE….CHEERFULLY!!
When she speaks, I listen and listen….
…So I told her she needs to encourage all the young people who give up after they face challenges….She does it (encouragement) so easily. One thing she encouraged me to always do is to PRAY. To Do what I can with the time that I have been given. 🙆
Honestly, she oozes wisdom and just by looking at her you can be challenged to up your game. She always walks fast and when she is walking slowly, she is in quiet mode in prayer.
1. draw my inspiration from people who take time to also value others and themselves.
2: Age is not a limit. You are your own limit.
3: Enjoy what you do!!
4: Friendship is not about age. It’s about those people who tag your heart in a good way.
5: Laughter is indeed medicine. Trust me!!
6: Exercise by reaching out to help those around you.
I am rich in my heart. I look forward to draw wisdom from the experiences I encounter and people I meet and places I go to and from the days as they come.
I am on day nine of my ‘Thirty Things I love’ challenge. So how it goes is, you write down thirty things you love daily for thirty days. So that’s 900 things in total. And no repeating yourself. Yeah!!!
Did you know there are so many things to write down? And the good thing about it is that even if you are having a super bad day, you end up just laughing or smiling. That’s the therapy in it. And it enhances your Gratitude levels. Trust me!!!
So I dare you to try it…. And Thank Me later. 😊
Positive speak is so important. We are what we see, eat and what we think…right?
Our life mirrors back the energy we put out. So don’t let the negative vibes suck out the good energy out of you.
It’s important because it nourishes you in so many ways.
Learn to incorporate into your day: Breathing, being kind to yourself , embracing your imperfections, making yourself happy…amazing things happen when you do!!
One day or day one…you have to decide!!
It’s always good to write down stuff as it’s a form of therapy. So I went ahead and looked up some of my entries of last year. Writing is indeed awesome. Try it. Thank me later.
Simple things in Life with Immense positive effects…
20/06/2016: “Faced with awkward moments can stir you up in the wrong way…it can linger if you allow it…”
I wonder what was happening. But it was a cold day. Evidently, I did not let it freeze me or my thoughts. I warmed it up….warm Thoughts, a book and a Mocha…oh Yum!!!
23/06/2016: I know that if I try to take on much, I can find a way to make excuses…so I make my daily goals Tiny..
Maybe life isn’t about avoiding the Bruises. Maybe it’s about collecting the scars to prove we showed up for it…
What a day that way huh!!?
25/06/2016: Keep Learning and expanding. Life is a continuous learning experience. Take time to embrace the Surroundings. Be Thankful for what you have!!
Basically I was reminding myself of the simplicity of life (if we make it simple that is) and just being Thankful for life.
23/10/2016: Wow, I must have been writing elsewhere. Lol This Was quite a break!!
I quoted C. S. Lewis, “Friendship is necessary, Like Philosophy…like Art…it has no survival Value; rather it is one of those things that give value to survival…..I hear you Lewis!!!
25/10/2016: Practice the art of being all there: give your time, touch, pat on the shoulder…be all there: give! give! give! Make effort!!!!
Uh huh…this was a heart to heart with myself. But basically, in the day to day living and interactions with people who matter you have to be all there!!
26/10/2016: Hebrews 13:5 “Never will I leave you, Never will I forsake You!”
How often do you write? Does it work for you?
It should!!! Really❗️
Lemmi just add a quote, “everything of Value has a Foundation!”
Its a daily Process. It never gets old!
When was the last time you listened to the sound of your own Breathing?
When you’re faced with difficult situations you should learn how to just BREATHE!!
Right! Right! Right!
Admittedly, I often forget. At times I realize I am holding my breathe unknowingly and have to let it out In a slow exhale as I figure out what it is that made me hold it all in the first place…
Ragged.. Unpredictable… Strange… Twisted…. Life can be all these at times…
That’s why we all sometimes need pick-me-ups….. If you don’t need at least one then you’re not human enough…..sorry..LOL!
Feeling down? Going thru a rough time? Need a hug? Or two?
So a good pick-me-up has a wide range. For fresh starts and fab ways to tackle the day…
Take a long shower…
Wear something extremely comfy….I love my black canvas shoes….
Perfume goes a long…
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