29 December 2013

No Ordinary Present

A present that changes things
It's no ordinary present 
However it did'n come wrapped in fine wrapping paper, 
none was it covered in fine tinsels, 
From the outside it looked plain, undeseriable, unattractive, 
It exteriors lacked any lure
It looks dull as a grey morning sky
This present is nonetheless important,

This present changes things; this present was a baby, born in a stable, where animals lay. 
Lives were taken on account of its birth
Kings trembled at the thought of its arrival
It's presence was announced to the world,
A star appeared when he was born, this star led many to him
An ordinary present? Think again.
Hope was kindled at his birth, 
Fears banished
Sorrow turned to joy. 
Wise men gave him gifts, odd as he was a gift himself.
This present was given to all, 
If accepted and unwrapped, it will become yours, 
it's light will brighten your life 
it brings joy which makes everything beautiful
It gives hope which gives a reason to live.

This present? JESUS. 

Merry Christmas. 



15 December 2013

Heartbreak

I listened to the story and a tear drop from my eyes
Her core was split, left bare, bleeding,
I saw a longing
For understanding,
For hope,
For rekindled friendship
But the expressions says it all
The relationship is over....
Accusations have been made....

This left me thinking, for all the beauty of a relationship, people can become rotten when they feel  hurt or misunderstood.
I am still trying to understand how something so nice and friendly can turn sour....

Heartbreak doesn't just happen in initiate relationships between lovers and spouses, it also happens when a friendship ends, when a son or daughter leaves, when a sister remains distant... regardless of the circumstances...
Yes, you've been talked about, lied about, cheated on by a good friend, left to hang dry, they were absence in your most dire need....
You've both tired to work things out, there's a stalemate...
There's a misunderstanding, you are heart broken cos the relationship seems to be over.... It hurts I know the feeling...
I've been there....

Straight from my heat is this encouragement:
Sour grapes are still needed, It soothes in a weird way
Lemon though stings, still has lots of health benefit...
Broken and disappointed you may be,
Suck on your lemon and hold on to the hope of what can still be
Be the better person and still extend your hand of hope and love in the mist of your heartbreak.
For love is what this season is about.

31 October 2013

Moving time

Every year, in October the British time moves backwards by one hour, and moves forward in spring by one hour. 
Each year We are reminded to move our clocks back by one hour, it was as if something major was going to happen if we fail to do so. 
Moving the clocks back enables us to gain an extra hour in Bed. Although if like me, you have a toddler you wouldn't noticed the extrac time gained. 
Thankfully, most of the appliances in my house changes authomatically so we didn't need to physically move the time. 

This got me thinking, 
imagine it was possible for us to turn back time for real, to go back and change things In our past, to make amends, to right wrongs, to fix regrets, to go back not just by one hour, but by 2 or more years, say 5,10,15, or 20 years. 

What would you change? What are you happy to leave the same?

Will you marry the same person?
Will you have the same career?
Will you incur the debt you have now? 
Live in the city you are in now?
Have the same friends? 
Will you still remain enstrange from your love ones?
Will you still hold on to that grudge or forgive?
Will you actually change anything or use the years gained to lie in bed, do nothing and just remain you?
What will you change? 

I thought of a few things I would do differently, value my relationships more, 
Live less for myself and more for others, be more loving, be ready to serve, willing to give, be kinder, more forgiving, more hopeful, less fearful, move adventurous more thankful.

You know what, I can be those things now! I don't need to go back 10 years, I can be now what I would have been if I were to go back 10 years. So can you. 

You can be today, what you wished you should be if time were to go back. 

So start from today, mend fences, build bridges, forgive readily, make excuses for people, love generously, laugh out loud. Live fully today. Be thankful. 

For today is an hour, a day, a month or even 10 years backwards.. 

10 August 2013

Heartbreak

I listened to the story and a tear drop from my eyes
Her core was split, left bare, bleeding
I saw a longing
For understanding
For hope
For rekindled relationship 
But the expressions says it all 
The it is over....
Accusations have been made.... 

This left me thinking, for all the beauty of a relationship, people can become rotten when they feel  hurt or misunderstood.
I am still trying to understand how something so nice and friendly can turn sour.... 

Heartbreak doesn't just happen in initiate relationships between lovers and spouses, it also happens when a friendship ends, when a son or daughter leaves, when a sister remains distant... regardless of the circumstances...
Yes, you've been talked about, lied about, cheated on by a good friend, left to hang dry, they were absence in your most dire need.... 
You've both tired to work things out, there's a stalemate... 
There's a misunderstanding, you are heart broken cos the relationship seems to be over.... It hurts I know the feeling... 
I've been there

Straight from my heat is this encouragement:
Sour grapes are still needed, It soothes in a weird way
Lemon though stings, still has lots of health benefit...
Broken and disappointed you may be,
Suck on your lemon and hold on to the hope of what can still be
Be the better person and still extend your hand of hope and love in the mist of your heartbreak. 
For all have sinned, remember?



20 July 2013

My thought, my life

I've been thinking a lot lately, about what?
 you may wonder. 
About everything thing.
My successes, failures, about the successes and failures of others. 
World events, hurricans, wars, economic and political issues.
 Some of my thoughts gives me Joy, others bring real sadness and tears. 
This got me thinking: we can change a lot by our thoughts. We may not be able to change the situation, but our attitude can determine our peace.
So now I am on a deliberate mission to refine my thoughts. I have decided to deliberately stop, and nip every negative thoughts in the bud. To think about what i am thinking about. And if my thoughts are causing me sadness to rethink my thought. 
If it means saying them aloud to hear what they are, then that's what  I will do,  I am determined to live out my thoughts which means they have to be positive. 
Ever heard the phrase..... As he thinks so he is? 
So what do you want to be? A better friend, sister, mother, wife, leader.... Name it. Begin in your thought process
Our relationships will improve alot if we strive to be better people, by thinking the best of others and ourselves. 
So straight from my heart is an invitation to join me on this journey on thought refinement, 
Strip bare negativism, wash the pages clean, lay them out to dry. See through the windows of your thought, are they pure,  honest, delightful or negative, regretful, wasteful, vengeful?
Remove the vale of fear, by thinking pure and simple, bright thoughts, 
Define your day by what you think,
Emit love, grace, mercy in all you do. 
Remove the vale of negative thoughts and bask in the glow that a clean thought can bring......

10 March 2013

Mother's song


A source of encouragement,
A constant stream of wisdom.
The rhythms of you are sweet
The sight of you is calming.
You personify grace,
In adversity, you grow in strength
Charming and stern, all are elements of you.
First, you are a woman then became a mother.
You perform both roles so well.
Which makes you special.
You are truly unique
I celebrate you today and every day
Happy Mother's Day

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Her role constantly changes,
but one of constant joy
She cooks, cleans and provides care
a nurturer she's become,
She's schooled in the art of law
but ney, her role is all in one,
teacher, nurse, doctor, singer, dancer, account and all things she's become
when meadow falls on flowers and as evening rolls to night
She smile as she gaze through her kitchen window
and prepare For another day.
Though she may sometimes becomes overwhelm by it all,
one look at her most precious possession soon fills her with joy and warmth.
At life's closing, may it be said that her school was the best there was.
Happy Mother's Day....