More Sunshine!

A big thank you to monaminga! for the sunshine blogger award! I’m elated you found my blog befitting for such honour. Thanks for thinking of me and nominating my blog. Guys please do check out her blog. She post amazing posts and quotes, AND the amazing part of it all is she blogs in both in English and French. How cool is that?!

The Sunshine Blogger Award is an award for bloggers who are creative, positive, and inspiring – people who spread “sunshine” to the blogging world!

The Rules:

1. Thank the blogger/s who nominated you.

2. Use the “Sunshine Blogger Award” logo on your post and list the rules.

3. Answer the 11 questions the selector asks of you.

4. Nominate 11 bloggers you want to give the award to.

5. Ask the bloggers 11 questions of your own.

Answer time:

  1. What’s your favorite place in the house, why ?— my bed! My bed! My bed! Lol, specifically, my room. It’s my favourite because it is very peaceful and clean and comfortable. I get to be myself 200% with no judgement.
  2. Do you have a pet ? What is it ? If not why ?—No, I don’t have any pets. It just looks like a lot of responsibility.
  3. What is the first thing that you do when you wake up ?—Pray.
  4. Where do you see yourself in ten years ?–Ooooo. Sounds like a long time from now, but really it isn’t. I see myself in an established career and have obtained my last degree by God’s grace.
  5. Tell us a joke— umm…lets see..why do we tell actors to “break a leg?” Because every play has a cast.
  6. What was the last movie you saw ? How did you like it ?—Ah I can’t even remember. I seldom watch movies. Oh wait…I remember: Black Panther! I don’t remember much about it though because I was so exhausted that I slept off.
  7. What do you think about Woody Allen’s movies ?—Woody Allen? Who’s that? *runs to google*
  8. How do you live your spirituality ?—In action and in practice.
  9. What’s the best advice you’ve been given ? Who gave it to you ?—“Never lose your smile. Don’t let no one or anything steal your smile from you. Keep smiling.” An elder told me so.
  10. What / Who are you most grateful for in your life ? Why ?—Tough one. But, I am most grateful for my niece. She’s a living testimony.
  11. If you could take only one thing on an isolated island, what would it be ? Why ?—A purse filled with all necessities.

My questions:

  1. If you had the power to change one thing, what would it be?
  2. Who is your biggest inspiration?
  3. What’s your favourite past time activity?
  4. How many and what other languages do you speak?
  5.  What’s your occupation?
  6. What moved you to follow and still follow my blog? (Thanks for doing so by the way 🙂)
  7. What’s your favourite fruit?
  8. Greatest pet-peeve?
  9. Favourite snacks and where can I find them?
  10. Tea or coffee?
  11. How are you doing today?

Please, all my new followers especially, do partake in this. I am excited to learn more about you all! Do it!!!

Thanks for reading. Cheers!

#theSunshinethAgain!

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The dancing guy

One faithful day, I was standing in a hallway awaiting someone’s arrival. Now mind you, I wasn’t the only one waiting—and I wasn’t the only one standing. It was a rather crowded hallway.

Within few seconds of waiting, there comes the dancing guy. He was literally dancing his way through the crowded hallway while the bystanders made way for him. With his music loud enough, he smiled from ear to ear while dancing as though he’s the recipient for the mega million lottery.

When he made his way through us, we all smiled and murmured “it must be his birthday or something!” Because we couldn’t fathom how someone could be so happy and in such a jubilant mood at 7:50am. The day barely started, so what else besides his birthday could make him this excited?

After reaching his destination and accomplishing his task, the dancing guy returned back our way–this time even more excited than we last saw him. His moves were larger and his grin bigger. To our surprise, He stopped in the middle, perhaps he had read the perplexed look on our faces and said: “live your life because if you don’t eventually you’ll die!”

That was the message for the day: LIVE YOUR LIFE! It wasn’t his birthday, he didn’t win any lottery–he was just simply glad and happy to witness yet another day. And dancing at 7:50am was his way of living life. He was unapologetically happy—one that was contagious.

Look unto the things that you do have and be less worried about that which you don’t have. Rejoice for what you do have while still working towards that which you don’t have. Don’t let the lack thereof to determine your demeanor and outlook for each day.

Dance. Sing. Rejoice. Be happy! Because all you have is now, and once it’s gone you’ll never get it back! Dance your way through the day—whatever it takes to keep you going.

Love & light.

#thesunshinethagain!

Super-Woman

Their strength is unmatched

Their love never runs out

Their compassion is like none other

While they may not always know it all, they seem to always know it all

Always one step ahead; on what you’ll eat, drink, and wear tomorrow and the day after

Their caring nature fuels the unending cycle of sacrifices for the sake of their child(ren)

They are strong, bold, and phenomenal!

To all the rare gems of the world; to all the beautiful mothers reading this; I wish you a lovely Happy Mother’s Day!

#thesunshinethagain!

I’m a hot mess!

But Cyn, “I’m a hot mess!” she exclaimed. Instantly, I responded “and so what?!” She looked at me with intense surprise and confusion as though I must be out of my sane mind to think God will want anything to do with a hot mess like her. Therein lies the problem.

God can and will bless a “hot mess.” He understands our weakness as a human and is ever willing to work with us. Don’t shy away from Him because the world has someone how managed to convince you that your “hot mess” is beyond repair.

He is constantly looking for a “hot mess” to work with. He is an experienced professional, with many years of experience, when it comes to working with a “hot mess.” All He need from you is to be available and make yours open to Him. He will bless you beyond measures and fix everything you ever thought to be a “hot mess” in your life.

“I’m a hot mess” is yet another excuse to mentally convince yourself to remain stagnant because no one in the world wants to deal with a “hot mess.” But guess what, God is not “no one.” Unlike the world, who condemns and rebukes your “hot mess,” God will welcome and embrace you just the way you are. He judge not like the world does, and will rebuke you not.

In the midst of your “hot mess,” He sees and appreciates the beauty in you. You are the perfect “hot mess” He is looking for to carry out His work…only if you let Him in. He’s the perfect fixer for a perfect “hot mess.”

#thesunshinethagain!

AWARDS!

A big thank you to Mary,  for the awesome nomination for the sunshine blogger award! I’m elated you found my blog befitting for such honour. Thanks again for all your engagement–they’re greatly and deeply appreciated!  It’s a pleasure reading your blog, and do encourage my lovely followers to check her out! Her writings are just as amazing as she is!

The rules :

  • Thank the person who nominated you and provide a link back to him/her.
  • Answer the 11 questions provided by the blogger who nominated you.
  • Nominate 11 other bloggers and ask them 11 new questions.
  • Notify the nominees by commenting on one of their blog posts.
  • List the rules and display the Sunshine Blogger Award logo on your post.

Okay, now to the fun part—questions for me:

1. What is your favorite fruit? – I LOVE banana! I also love sweet mango and pineapple. I am actually reallyyyy craving them as I type, but sadly it’s too late in the day to go get some 😦

2. Are you religious or spiritual?- I am spiritual. My relationship with God is not a rigid structured routine. He is a friend of mine! An awesome and amazing one at that!

3. Name 3 of your favorite things- I love nature. I love basketball. I love exploring new things…very spontaneous! Life is too short to remain in my comfort zone. There’s no fun in that. Yeah?

4. Would you call your eating habits healthy?  Explain- Ah menh! The thing is, there are period where I am eating healthy and all, and then there are days where i’m just eating whatever that’s available. But, overall, my eating habits aren’t extremely healthy nor extremely unhealthy. Does that make sense? But I do try to balance it out with a healthy lifestyle.

5. Who would you consider to be your hero?– my six years old niece and my mother.

6. What is your favorite book?– I have quite a few it’s hard to pick. But momentarily, Same Kind of Difference as Me.

7. What is your highest level of formal education?–I do have a bachelors degree. Working towards doctorate, God’s willing. Pray for me.

8. What part of the world are you from?

9. Who in your life has been the most influential?–Hmm.

10. Explain one defining moment in your life.– The death of my loved one. It was very life altering.

11. When overwhelmed, what is your go-to?–Comedy + pure relaxation with a favourite snacks/meal. Or, I go for a walk/jog.

My questions:

  1. If you had the power to change one thing, what would it be?
  2. Who is your biggest inspiration?
  3. How many siblings do you have?
  4. How many and what other languages do you speak?
  5.  What’s your favourite subject in school/University?
  6. What moved you to follow and still follow my blog? (Thanks for doing so by the way 🙂 )
  7. What’s your favourite Disney/cartoon movie?
  8. Greatest pet-peeve?
  9. Favourite snacks and where can I find them?
  10. Are you a daddy’s girl/boy or mommy’s boy/girl?
  11. How are you doing today?

Please, all my new followers especially, do partake in this. I am excited to learn more about you all! Do it!!!

Thanks for reading. Cheers!

#theSunshinethAgain!

One step at a time!

I often hear people say “I have so much to do but not enough time?”

Figuratively, how do you eat an elephant? Bit by bit.

However big a task may be, it is possible to accomplish it over time if you’ll pick it bit by bit; break it down.

If you’re going to make progress, do one thing at a time–this is the power of focus. Dedicate and narrow your focus on one task at a time. Derive fulfillment, inspiration, encouragement, and joy from accomplishing one task and then transfer that excitement and joy over to the next assignment that way progress becomes a habit.

Making progress requires that you:

  • Take action and evaluate— Do it bit by bit; chunk by chunk; little by little.
  • Have detailed plans. Be specific about your plans and quantify it if applicable.
  • Set goals. It doesn’t have to be grand or long term. Short term goals adds up to  long term goals.
  • Prioritize! Prioritize! Prioritize! Identify the critical items from your to-do list. You have the important, not-so-important, and critical list. When you prioritize and accomplish the important list there will be no critical list. The critical list only arises when the important list aren’t done on time.
  • Never stop learning. Continue to learn. Don’t stop learning. Information is to your soul what food is to your physical body. Information feeds you soul. Read about your field of interest and passion. Read a book that is one level higher than where you are now. When you develop the capacity, the opportunity will show.

The key is to remain focused and consistently making progress. In doing so, ensure to ask yourself what exactly am I making progress in? Because it doesn’t matter how fast you are traveling if you’re traveling on the wrong road. So while you focus on making progress, ensure you’re making progress in the right direction.

God has a plan for you—you’re not a biological accident.

Lastly, pray about it. Ask the creator to guide you—to show you—to lead you.

#thesunshinethagain!

Little big act of kindness

My little sister shared with me how she was just casually chatting with a friend of hers, in a public setting, that she’s short on money to do her hair.

A few minutes on, a lady poked for her attention and handed her a folded token amount and told her “here, have this. You deserve it.” My sister, stuck in awe, was left speechless and just didn’t know how to begin to thank the kind lady. She gave her just enough for her hair and some change left. Mind you, this is a lady she has never met or spoken to before.

Her little big act of kindness immensely blessed my sister who was filled with joy and excitement.

Wherever you are, whenever you can, be the little big act of kindness in someone’s life, and in doing so the almighty God will reward you bountiful.

What little big act of kindness have you experienced yourself or done for someone else?

Share with us! Let’s us tap into your blessings and celebrate you!

#thesunshinethagain!