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ALIGNING OBJECTIVES – Lessons from a 4 years old

How often do you clearly define the objective for a task, agreement, or business? This evening my 4 years came to me with a request – Seddie: Mummy, Didi (his sister aka Buddie) wants to take this toy from me, can you keep it safe for me and away from her? Me: oh yes! Please leave it by my bedside table and I will watch over it (I was already on the bed watching a favorite soap). Seddie: Okay mum.…

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CHILDREN INSPIRATIONAL life lessons Motherhood

THE SIMPLE JOYS OF LIFE

I was cornered into reading the kid’s devotional with my 4 years old son this morning and I enjoyed the experience! With the second term holidays in full swing, the girls are savoring the long and uninterrupted morning sleep; and waking up late is gradually becoming the norm. Seddie being an early riser is mostly on the lookout for activities to keep him engaged till the sisters’ are awake. In his bid to stay engaged this morning, he suggested ‘abi!’…

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INSPIRATIONAL life lessons Motherhood

SURVIVING TO THRIVING – This motherhood journey

I recently rewrote my meal plan to accommodate my 4year old who can now eat a variety of meals with the rest of our family. The peace my brain has received from planning evening meals in a ‘jifi’ has been heavenly. Our initial food plan incorporated our toddler’s need for frequent feeding and selected meals Planning healthy meals from a tired mind is one job function you don’t want to battle when you come back dead tired from an 8…

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HIS WAYS ARE NOT OUR WAYS

There was a new role advertised in the office – one that I and everyone else agreed that I was the best fit. So, I went on to apply and waited for the shortlisting process to be complete. As expected, I cut alongside six others who got invited for a chat – I was excited! I went for the chat and aced it from the feedback received. Then, I took my eyes off the ball and forgot to prepare for…

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THE BLESSING CALLED FOOD

Today I watched a street urchin hungrily devour the left-over snack flung out from a moving car. Gratitude washed over me like morning dew. It is one sight I will not forget in a hurry, at least not in this season of many uncertainties. That street urchin reminded me to be grateful for food and many other necessities of life which are readily available whenever the needs arise -these privileges should never be taken for granted. I silently reprimanded my…

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GRATITUDE – AN EXTRACT FROM A MEDICS DIARY

Gratitude is all my heart holds this season because 2020 has been an EVENTFUL year for everyone. The gift of life and mental sanity has been topmost for a number of us who have had to live with constant anxiety, fear of the unknown, and trying to adapt to new experiences like working from home. It has been a year where my emotions have been on a rollercoaster and almost on the brink of a mental breakdown because my job…

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INSPIRATIONAL life lessons quiet assurance

LIFE IS LIKE A BISCUIT RACE 

 I can never forget my very first experience of an actual competition. It was in nursery class; I must have been about 3 or 4 years old. For a couple of weeks, the teachers had been preparing us for a short distance race for the upcoming school inter-house sports day. The race was named the Biscuit Race – it required contestants to eat a handful of biscuits at the starting line once the whistle was blown and then race to…

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GUEST POST – REMEMBER

Steve Goodier is one man you all should read and follow as his articles are always thoughtful and inspiring. I love the lesson learnt from my last read and will share below with his permission. One woman complained to a friend that she couldn’t remember anything from one day to the next.“Let me get this straight,” he said. “You can’t remember anything from one day to the next. How long has this been going on?”She said, “How long has what been going…

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Make Your Heart a Safe Place for His

TSPOON93 is an email address I subscribed to. They send me inspiring mails daily. Sometimes after reading through I feel obligated to share, like this piece below. You’d think I would know everything by now. Or at least everything about him. But here we were married for over 20 years and I was finding out something I never knew. A story he’d never told another living soul. Not until me. Not until now. We’d simply been sitting there, quietly cuddling and chatting…

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INSPIRATIONAL LIFE MOTIVATIONAL

THE UNPLANNED PREGNANCIES OF LIFE

Last week I got a call from my good friend Tricia, she sounded so frantic and on the verge of tears. Her respond to my – “hello darlyn” was, ‘its three (3) days late! It is always on time! It’s never late! Am so scared! As the words rushed out I recalled having this same conversation with her two years ago and the result was – Joy (Tricia’s second child). What is late? I asked feigning ignorance. My cycle, Tricia answered…

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