Did You Miss Me?

Hi lovelies! How much I’ve missed being here for you all. Well, I missed being here for me too. I have to apologize for my absence, for not being here to deliver those everyday tips for everyday living. Some circumstances beyond my firm control but hey, I’m back now and hopefully to serve you way better.

We’ve talked about forgiveness before so I’m hoping you’ve all been practising it because I  like to think I’ve been forgiven already. I am so sorry for my absence and I sure missed you all more than you missed me. Ok this is  just me hoping that you did.

So I’m back, get ready for a new ride you and I will enjoy. Keep visiting because I’d really hate for you to miss any of the tips we’ll be sharing and discussing right here. Missed you all so much.

 

We feel that what we are doing is just a drop in the ocean but the ocean would be less without that missing drop.

-Mother Theresa

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How Choosing To Forgive Totally Set Me Free!

Hi everyone! Apologies for the break in delivering those words you need to make your golden strides. I’m truly sorry and I must say, you have to forgive me because today, we’re going to learn to practice FORGIVENESS. So yes, you can start by forgiving me. Don’t point any fingers, it’s a start.

Before I go on, allow me share something one of my favourite authors said. Well get ready to forgive me again if I don’t say it just right. Stormie Omartian said, “Forgiving someone doesn’t make them right, it makes you free.” And I believe it. I know you’ve probably heard this before, and maybe in entirely different words but it’s true so I’m bringing it to you again.

Now for those wondering why I’m emphasizing on something that’s almost certain you’ve heard before, lemme help make it clear. This post is about forgiveness and how it sure does free you. It’s not meant to make you believe it any more than you already do but to let you know it is what it is. I know because I’m going to be using a really personal experience.

I love sharing stories with you so here goes mine. The first time I ever left home for longer than two whole weeks, it was for a specific study and I had to stay with my elder sister. Before we go on though, I should tell you she was an idol. My idol. I literally adored her. I imitated almost everything about her. And believe me, that’s not even doing justice to how we really were. I told her everything and she shared pretty much with me too.

Well that took a turn and if you’re guessing already what might have happened, keep trying.

… and then all that adoration seemed to be turning to rage. And anger. And bitterness towards…

To be continued.

Grateful Grateful Grateful me wishing you all a Super Pleasant November

Hi everyone! It’s a new month and here’s me wishing you all the very best from and of it. Yep, that’s just how much I want you to get nothing but the best this sweet November. A month of no regrets I want it to be for me and you. A month of accomplishment to all those who feel “Oh the year is gone already and there’s no way I’m accomplishing all I set out for I haven’t gotten yet”
Well people, this is me saying puleeeeez PUSH THAT THOUGHT ASIDE. Never say never! Keep believing! But most of all, don’t stop trying! Just keep working at it and you will wear that beautiful smile of yours at the end. You are not a quitter. Success does not love quitters.
So a very super pleasant November to you and from a truly grateful heart, thanks for all your likes and follows. Not only do you honour me with them, you also do something amazing for me. You bring your awesome blogs to my notice and for that I’m indeed grateful.
May we all find strength in doing what we love even better this sweet November. That goes to everyone. Cheers to a November to remember.

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!

A Whole Day Of Selfless Deeds Can Do You Good

Hi everyone! I’ve been so busy with my many other commitments that I’ve not had the time to post anything new. Honest apologies for that. This is not my regular kind of post but as always, I just wanna share with you.
So today, I barely did anything for myself. I mean, barely even found the time to eat. I can totally say most of what I did today was for everyone but me. At some point it was tiring, can admit that much, but I really did not feel as tired as I thought I would at the end of the day. If anything, I felt refreshed. Like I could think clearly and see all the bits of everything that was earlier blurry.
All I’m trying to say here is, sometimes, we need to take time out from our own issues and help someone else out. Do stuff for another person that does not benefit you directly in any way. A friend of mine once said, when you think your problems have become overwhelming, keep them aside and help someone else out of their own problem. He said this selfless act of solving another person’s problem will not only do your mind good but just might help you see how you can solve yours.
Granted, I’ve got issues to deal with, bills to pay, let’s just say stuff to keep my mind on me. But today, I left it all and focused on everyone but myself. It felt good. I have to warn you though, that it felt good at the end of the day. No, not when I was so hungry and wanted to abandon the task at hand. Or when I was feeling exhausted and wanted the comfort of my bed. Looking at the people that needed my help, I kept going and at the end of the day I felt good.
So this is more like a challenge for you. Pick a day. A whole day to do nothing beneficial to you directly, just for every other person. There’s always someone around you that needs your help. In whatever form you can give it. It could be just your company, or advice, or a true helping hand. It could be just a joke to help them note again that all hope is not lost. It could be something that’s really simple or something that completely takes you out of your way.
Go ahead and do it. It is rewarding. Not outwardly, but it sure is. I know because no act of kindness is ever wasted. Remember, it could be something really simple. So go on. Pick a day. Do it cheerfully. The way you give is more important than what you give.