Monday, October 20, 2008

Quintessence of Me

These kind of encouraging notes never get old to me. And I just had to post this one 'cos it's an original one, written by a dear friend of mine.


Don’t Ever Forget That You Are Special… Don’t ever forget that you are unique. Be your best self and not an imitation of someone else. Find your strengths and use them in a positive way.

Don’t listen to those who ridicule the choices you make. Travel the road that you have chosen and don’t look back with regret. You have to take chances to make your dreams happen. Remember that there is plenty of time to travel another road – and still another in your journey through life. Take the time to find the route that is right for you. You will learn something valuable from every trip you take, so don’t be afraid to make mistakes.

Make friends who respect your true self. Take the time to be alone, so you can know how terrific your own company can be. Remember that being alone doesn’t always mean being lonely; it can be a beautiful experience of finding your creativity, your heartfelt feelings, and the calm and quiet peace deep inside you.

Be open minded, "shamelessly" copy whatever qualities/character/style/swag you admire (cos in the end no ones gon say 'hey, you got that from Elle magazine'; i love your style is the only punishment you'd probably be getting!) Be careful not to loose yourself, pick out the good and be disciplined enough to discard the bad. Sow seeds of time to your endeavors; you are guaranteed to get results, always remember that time wasted can never be regained. Learn from the mistakes that those around you have made, make up your mind not to follow the same path.

Don’t tell your problems to just about any ear that cares to listen, only share it with those who will be part of the solution, give you good counsel, or who truly and genuinely care about you. Learn to heal yourself in private, forgive and move on.

No1 priority-my heart must always be at peace, if it isn’t, find a way to fix it, life is too short. Give of yourself, compliment freely, and eXpRess yourself cos unexpressed feelings never die (4real sha, they’re a pain in the neck!). Don’t get it twisted, love is a beautiful thing....:o), you’re never too old for butterflies…Make your home your sanctuary, let it exude warmth, my bed is the best place on earth...

True values are priceless. No amount of gain can make up for the loss of values. The most precious things in life are things that money just can’t buy. People with character, integrity and values are not for sale....

Most ImPoRtantly; Never leave home without a word from God, prayer and praise is ALL you need to achieve anything... AnyThinG!!

Sunday, October 12, 2008

At this moment...

...I'm curled up in bed listening to my Love Jones soundtrack. (I can't get enough of this album)
I'm clean. I smell like Johnson's baby lotion.
I'm thinking that I am tired of putting any form or manner of effort into this thing called dating. I just want to be.
I'm Okay.
I'm adding more songs to my 'happy days' playlist. My favorite song on this playlist is 'Just dance' by Lady Gaga. It really makes me wanna drop everything and...just dance.
I'm contemplating buying that dress off the old navy website. Nyeh..maybe not.
I'm reliving the weekend and thinking that I had a blast.
I feel kinda optimistic about the future.
I'm re-evaluating some relationships.
I'm replaying Xscape's 'In the rain' for the 3rd time.
I'm wondering what destination I'll pick for my next vacay trip.
I'm thinking that i should unpack. But I don't feel like it.
I'm nursing a slight headache.
I'm missing my sister dearest.
I'm missing my heartbeat.
I'm wishing both of them were closer to me...geographically.
I'm making a mental note to blog more often.


Friday, October 3, 2008

'A God Fearing Man'

Typical question:- 'What are you looking for in a man?'
Typical answer:- 'He must be tall, handsome, God fearing.....'

Which leads me to ask. What is a God fearing man? Is a God fearing man= A Born again christian?
And I only ask because half the Individuals that be requiring God fearing men don't necessarily appear to be God fearing women themselves. So you want a 'God fearing man' that will fear God and still be kpanshing you every night?
I mean...I'm confused.
Then again, I've been accused of approaching the matter of religion in a strictly black or white way. There are no gray areas for me. It is what it is...

For instance, when people ask me why I don't go to church...this is always my reply---> I don't see the point of going to church if you're not a born again christian/do not plan on giving your life to christ any time soon. Very black POV, I imagine but like I is what it is.
I mean, you go to church on sunday and you praise God, pray for forgiveness, dance and show off your new shoe and bag. Go home and fall into your same ol', same ol' routine and round and round we go. What's the point?
Make I kuku sleep in on sunday morning na....
Oh yeah, people have tried to counter that lil argument of mine with 'Going to church uplifts your spirit and you just never know, you might be touched that day and turn your life over to God'...True that! I can't argue could happen.

So as you can imagine..a 'God fearing man' has never been my top 10 of must have characteristics in a man if God fearing indeed= Born again Christian which I only imagine that it can.

The end.