Buckle Up! No Excuses!

Hi everyone! I’m so sorry for going AWOL on y’all. Truth be told, I’ve missed dishing out tips here and sharing stuff with you. So this is me apologizing and hoping you’ll be nice enough to forgive.

Since I’m forgiven, let’s get on.

My absence here is partly due to my crazy workload right now but like I’ve said before, there’s really no excuse when one is committed to something. So well, you get my point. I’ve not been so committed and that’s such a shame.

A friend said to wait until the new year and start afresh. With new commitments. With new decisions. With new hope. With new vibe.

Uhmmmmm nah ah! I’m starting now!

Here’s my new commitment: to share stuff with you at least twice a week; to post something new for you to read; to share my personal experience here, with YOU!

So keep visiting and hold me to my new commitment.

Catch you in a bit!

And ooh

Are you gonna wait until the new year?

Or are you gonna buckle up and make some new commitments yourself.

You just might be headed to the next level and a fresh commitment is all the boost you need.



Where’s your smile?

Hi lovelies, a beautiful day to you! Well, you know I can’t end there so I’m gonna ask, “How are you feeling?” Had to ask because I wish someone would ask me too. We all need that kinda care.
So if you’re feeling good, live it up!
If you’re feeling excited, good for you!
If you’re feeling optimistic, just perfect! Everyone needs that.
Now if you’re feeling down, I’m gonna ask, “Why?” You might have to take a minute to think of why but I don’t. Feeling like I’m at the lowest of lows right now in my life and I could give you a tonne of reasons why I should be feeling down but then again, I’m asking myself that same question, “Why?”
So I don’t know your reasons, crap! I have no idea why you’re feeling down and out. Feeling may be justified but that’s part of the reason I’m here for you. Let’s do the exercise together. I’m on it already but feel free to join.
Take a minute and drop all the negative reasons, we’re picking up the positives starting from the simplest you can think of. There are lots of positives by the way if you would just look.

We both have sight, you can totally see and read this so smile.
We have life and so hope, else you wouldn’t still be reading so smile.
You’ve had your meal for the time of day, there are people starving and definitely not by choice so go on, smile.
This list could go on and on but I trust you have reasons I’m unaware of, so go on and make that list. Share with us here if you may because some may not realise it’s a reason worth smiling for. The point of the exercise is to keep going until you’re wearing that beautiful smile of yours. Mine is still getting broader and here’s hoping you’ll find yours, beautiful and broad.
Do have a very cheerful day!

Friendship: How we cherish it!

Hi everyone, hope y’all have been keeping fit. Today we’re talking about the only people that can comfortably make crazy comments about how fit you are. Yes, you guessed it right – FRIENDS! I mean true friends.
My elder sister is presently with a make-up academy here in PH city and on two different occasions I was chanced, I went with her to play her model and loved every bit of it. It was free professional make-up for the day after all. Anyways, the reason I mentioned this is because very recently, she told me of a little crisis they had. Crisis I say because a number of persons got suspended as a result. I know you can’t wait to get the gist but first, who do you call your friends?
Some people would call just about anyone they chat with a friend. Some on the other hand save the title for just those they truly connect with. I on the other hand, well let’s just say I love to categorize my friends. They all fall under different categories with very beautiful French or Spanish names. I have a thing for those two languages. Plus, the naming is a fun thing for me.
So back to the gist. The two times I was at the make-up studio (name withheld), we were early. By early I mean just some minutes to ten O’clock. They start work by ten. Again ‘early’ I said because by the time we got there, only staff were present. A little while later though, the lady boss arrived and in minutes some other ladies showed up.
While they awaited the rest of the gang, you’ll understand gang later, they started gisting. That’s expected you might say but until ‘the others’ arrived and even about an hour later, the gist continued. It was fun just being there and listening to these ladies talk and laugh and just totally enjoy each other’s company.
Now the crisis. According to my sister, one day a certain Mrs. made a statement as a joke though that some people had been there way past their required training time and did not want to graduate. She said madam was been too lenient letting them stay over two months past what they paid for. Madam called for a general meeting three days later and quoting the certain Mrs, she pleaded that all those who fell under such category stop coming around. She was through with them after all.
Major crisis. These women all turned on the certain Mrs. and gave her serious lashing for the little joke taken serious by madam. They told her if she wanted to stop coming around, she should feel free to and not ruin things for them. Beefing her over the comment she had made some days earlier. Now madam’s reaction was to suspend those women who carried the matter on their head and took it so personally. Suspended them for two whole weeks.
I should tell you now that these women loved each other so much. So the question is, what was the problem in this case? What could have made a lady talk her husband into accompanying her to madam’s house to plead with her? Plead with her to call-off the suspension. I’ll tell you what I think. They loved each other and had found in this gathering of theirs FRIENDSHIP.
Friends in the same age bracket as them.
Friends with similar interests.
Friends who talked about all and everything.
Friends they could comfortably discuss every issue with.
Friends who totally understood them.
Now they could not stand being away from such circle for two whole weeks. I understand that because I have such wonderful friends. Do you?
If you do, cherish them.
If you don’t, find them.
Everyone needs friendship. Some say the more the merrier. Personally, my circle is small and I love it that way. But I say to you that with friendship, any number is just fine as long as you all connect. That’s what is important.
Feel free to share an inspiring friendship story.