THE FACELIFT EVERYONE NEEDS!

Hi beautiful people! Hope you are staying happy. A happy life after all is what everybody deserves. I for one, I love to see a happy face everywhere I turn. As much as we try to be the happy face that makes another person happy, it’s not always the case. Today for instance, I didn’t wake up so happy. Come to think of it, I couldn’t place my mood on any bad event. I just was not happy. Like it’s said, I probably woke up on the wrong side of my bed.
Things took a different turn sometime around noon. Or better put, my lips took an upward turn and my face got the lift it so needed. What happened you may be wondering, I was paid a very pleasant compliment. I met a friend and he mentioned how beautiful my eyes were. Of course I’ve been told more times than I can count that my eyes are beautiful. Did I think about it before someone mentioned it again? No, I didn’t. That’s to say a lot of people around us forget how beautiful they are, what number of things about themselves they love, and so much more that could make them wear a smile easily.
Now this post is just about that… that smile! It is the perfect facelift you and everyone around you needs.
I didn’t need a compliment to remind me of that. You don’t either. We should all appreciate our bodies more. We are alive and kicking and that is something in itself. Granted, there will be days when this kinda smile won’t come easily. Not to worry, I have a formula that works. I call it my “mirror therapy”. Of all days, it had to be a day I needed it the most I didn’t use it. Well, won’t happen again.
So here’s how it works. You go to your mirror and stand right in front of it and smile at yourself. It works! If you’re so pissed or vexed or in too much of a bad mood, then pick one of your fav body features and tell your mirror self how wonderful it is. What I’m saying here is, PAY YOURSELF A COMPLIMENT. Personally, the compliment makes me smile. Sometimes, it’s just the silliness of it that gives me the facelift I so need. Now if you find this too preposterous, then allow yourself out of your own shell for a minute and pay someone else a compliment. That means intentionally looking for something beautiful about the person and voicing it. This simple act should put a smile on their face and well, you get to smile to and that’s a start.
By simply doing this, you just don’t get the facelift you so need, you also be the reason another person gets theirs. Now go on and carry out this non-surgical procedure on as many people as you can. It will do them good as much as it will do you. Cheers!

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IF YOU CAN VISIT THE POTTY ON YOUR OWN, YOU SHOULD BE GRATEFUL

Hi beautiful people! What I want to share with you right now is kinda gross so buckle up. As gross as it might be, I think it’s important and I just have to tell you. I’m all about sharing with you because I love you. So here goes. Five days ago, I got hit by malaria and it was so not cool. Was so weak, feverish, plus I had tons of drugs to take and I hate drugs! Now whenever I’m down in health like that, water and all other liquid stuff become enemies. I don’t know the factual reason but here’s what I think. I take water, I feel worse. All mushy inside and then I throw-up. Gosh, I hate throwing-up. It’s sickening and hello, someone’s sick already so why make it worse. Asides using water to take my drugs, you won’t catch me with a bottle.
Now that is just the good side. Bad side is, no water, no waste removal, if you know what I mean. So what I’m saying is for four days, had a little difficulty in that area. I should tell you though that the only time I can go three or four days without visiting the potty is if I’m in a new environment and I don’t like their convenience. There’s this weird but quite comfortable understanding my body has with my mind and whatever else that keeps me going without having to visit the convenience until I’m back home or back to a more appealing environ. Now I’m smiling because it’s funny but very true.
Back to my health, one of the first signs I’m better is my ability to take in fluids without that sick feeling in my stomach. By day four, I was getting there. By day five, I was so there. First thing I did in the morning? You guessed right, I drank a full glass of water and no, I did NOT throw up. What I did however is, I visited the potty and it sure felt good. So there I was sitting and thinking how many sick people in the hospitals can’t get up and do what I’m doing right now. Some people are so weak on their sick beds that they need help to sit up, how much more going to the potty. Maybe they can drink as much water as they want, but they can’t get up, they can’t move, I can and so can you.
You may be wondering what I’m driving at. Answer this for me. What is bothering you so much right now that you fail to be grateful for your life? What is that thing you need so bad you feel your life is probably in the worst shape? A lot of the time, we fail to be grateful for what we do have and can do. We fail to see that there’s always so much to be grateful for. Look around you. You can read this post. There are more blind people than anyone can count. Some have never seen the clouds but you have. Some people cannot move about but you can. Some can’t read but you can. Some people have different sizes of tubes running through parts of their body to help them get rid of waste or get the air you breathe in freely. You and I should be more grateful.
So when you wake up in the morning, be grateful you’re up.
When you visit the potty, on your own, be grateful.
As you move around your home, be grateful.
When you step outside your home, be grateful.
As you go about your business today, do wear the most beautiful smile you have knowing you have it good.
Some people have it bad, some have it worse, they still manage to be grateful for it but you, you have your life all good.
Be grateful for it.

Break Free and Be Happy

Hi you! Yeah you, you reading this post right now. Let’s get you thinking about you for a second. What’s that thing you’ve been wanting to do for a while now? That project you’ve been meaning to start. That hobby you so want to create time for but feel you really can’t afford to pause your workaholic lifestyle. Yep, I said it! You’re probably guilty of being a workaholic without even knowing it. You really have to break free of that unhealthy lifestyle.
Now someone’s saying I’m not guilty of that. Well how about that toxic friendship you have? Ooh wait a minute! You didn’t know it was toxic? I think you did but we both know how hard change can be. How hard it could be to break a friendship. Believe me, I’m a firm believer of giving people the benefit of the doubt. Really, you never know if you could be the reason a person chooses to be different. And I mean different good. But sometimes you might be the one changing and I mean bad change. It’s usually not very obvious, little by little you don’t even notice it. You are no longer growing, you begin to enjoy the dirty habits with them, you name it, you know it.
OK! Now someone’s saying I have no toxic friendships. Well, maybe not. How about that poor habit of yours. I’m a defaulter here. I’ve got a really poor eating habit but today, I’ve chosen to change that. What about you? Change can be so hard you say, I know. Still struggling with my choice. Jeez, how hard it can be to break a habit! But hey, we have to try.
Looks like someone still doesn’t see how any of this is his or her business. Well, how about that job you hate so much? Ouch, think I hit a nerve there but it’s true. For some people, it’s a relationship they know for certain they should end. That can be scary. The heartbreak. The hurt. Starting over. Too much to handle? You can do it. For some, it’s an exercise routine they are long overdue to begin. A dress sense they want so bad to embrace but are worried what people will say. It’s your body. You want to start covering up more, go ahead. You want to show a bit more legs, go ahead. If it’s decent, embrace it! Others will too.
So today, please you darling, make the decision to drop that poor habit, change your wardrobe, make that trip, or start that exercise you need.
Today, make the conscious effort to break free from old, boring, and toxic and embrace New, Fresh, and Healthy.
With love, have a healthy and happy day today and tomorrow and always!

It’s Still Exercise…no stress!

         Hi everyone, I really hope you’ve been shielding yourselves enough from the cold. Believe me, I have.  Lately, I’ve had this mild pain around my upper back and for some weird reason thought it was the cold weather. Well the doctor in my head said so but the pain really did not plan on leaving so I called up my uncle who is a qualified doctor to fix an appointment. After I explained why though, he asked if I exercised on a regular basis. I do. Or did. Or well, used to. Anyways, he called some name and suggested I resume exercising, explaining that the pain was as a result of the lack of. Now I can only testify of the relief as I took up exercising again.

         You might be wondering the exact forms of exercise I’ve been doing and I’d be more than happy to share if you would just ask. As for those who see exercise as hard work, it really doesn’t have to be. You’ve heard it before but I have to tell you, the benefits of exercising really can not be over-emphasized. I can only mention a few here for you and some of you even know lots more. Please feel free to share. So here goes –

  • totally good for mood improvements
  • improves oxygen supply to your organs
  • good for your heart, remember you have just one so you want to care for it well 
  • promotes weight loss
  • lowers high blood pressure

and there are lots more. This post is meant to encourage you to begin some work-out routine. Add exercise to your daily schedule and it will do you good. You don’t have to wait until you get some reminder in the form of body pain. It doesn’t  have to be stressful either, exercise is actually a de-stressor. If you feel you can’t fix it in somehow, how about you use the staircase more at work instead of the elevators. You get a chance to walk, take it. There are lots of ways you can exercise.

         Can’t leave without telling you my favourite  benefit though. Exercise is totally anti-ageing. So there you have it, add exercise to your everyday to-do list and live healthier, better and longer.

P.S- there’ll be more on exercise soonest. Until then, ciao!