Monday, September 17, 2012

Day 15 - Music on shuffle

A list of the first 10 songs on my iPod when in shuffle mode.

1. Adele - Someone like you
2. Fred Hammond - He is not just a man
3. Philip, Craig and Dean - Pour my love on you
4. K-ci and JoJo - Tell me its real
5. Casting Crown - Praise Him in the storm
6. Boogey ft DJ Clem - Beautiful mind
7. Imohtal - Praise Him
8. Whitney - You'll never stand alone.
9. Rihanna - Te Amo
10. Casting Crown - Slow fade


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Sunday, September 16, 2012

Day 14 - Weekends are for....family

Nope, its not a typo, I actually skipped day 13 cos I was supposed to write a letter to someone who had hurt me recently, and since the last hurt I could remember was months ago, I decided to skip that post.

This challenge requires me to post a lot of my pictures, hmm,  i think I'll default a lil bit today. I'm supposed to share a picture of me and my family, but instead lemme introduce you to my parents football team of grandkids :).


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Friday, September 14, 2012

Day 12 - How I met .....Blogger

The first day I met you, it was “raining”, not in the physical sense but inside.

My heart was heavy with longing and I hated that I was bogged down by this, I needed to breathe... I needed to immerse myself in something that could take me away, even if for just a while from the realities of life. 

You did that for me, you helped me create a new world, a world in which I could get lost, a world in which I met a family I never knew I had, a world in which I finally found a way out of my storm.

My friendship with you led me to a lot of amazing relationships; three have stood out the most through the years. Rita, the soft spoken yet amazingly strict, yet sweet one, Enkay, the outspoken, strong and wise one, and Writefreak, the outgoing, warm and straight to the point one whose arms are always open...So many others, but these one strike a chord.
I met you, when I needed a place to hide away, a place to force myself to think of other things, I stuck with you because I found you could be more than a hiding place, with you, I could share the beauty of the journey called life.

We would part someday, but even then, I’d always be glad I met you...
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Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Day 10

I hardly have favourites, I love variety in almost all aspects of life, so today's question take style hard me small :) - What songs do you listen to when you're happy, bored, sad, hyped or mad.

As there are no specifics to be given, let me go ahead and share a song I really love.


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Monday, September 10, 2012

Day 9 - Proud of us

Day 9- What is something you're proud of in the past few days?....


My darling Miss K has grown madly in love with the word "AGAIN", She's got this toy that plays rhymes when you press a variety of buttons, so our favorite game is "sing-along".
Its always so adorable when she claps and screams "EH-GAY"! (her own version of again). She growing in leaps and bounds and I'm so proud of her. I see a bit of mischief in her already, and that kindda scares me. Lord help me let her not turn out to be like her mom was....lol

Myself, my attitude to a whole lot of things have changed for the better and I find myself in a calmer place. I guess I cant exactly say I'm proud of me in this aspect, cos its mostly God's doing and I'm thankful. 

On a non-related note, this 30day challenge is beginning to feel like a diary session...lol. Anyway, I've started so I will complete the journey. ;)



What are you proud of in the past few days?
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Sunday, September 9, 2012

Day 8 - In This Month....

Today is about my short term goals for this month. Hmmm, I'd be starting a new business this month. I always knew I would diversify business wise but if anyone had mentioned this move some years back, I'd have laughed in their face, yet here I am, about to take the plunge.

So planning is in progress and targeted take off period is next week/weekend. Some decisions are yet to be finalised and that's mostly because I kinda need more clarity, but God willing, this would happen and it would be the starting point to a new phase for me.

I'm excited. Some nights (like tonight), I'm slightly apprehensive as I think "what if..." , but hey, I'm doing this, whichever way.

I'd like to call September my month of conception, its going to be an amazing month. May all our goals and all out visions come to fruition, may we live our dreams and enjoy the journey along the way.

Have a fulfilling week fam.

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Saturday, September 8, 2012

Day 7 - You Inspire Me

Because of how strong she is, how focused and determined, how she's able to juggle a her roles as wife, mom, boss lady, sister , friend, entrepreneur and academic, this woman inspires me.

In the midst of it all, her warmth and sincerity just warms my heart. You just can't help but love her. Thanks for impacting my life big sis.

His cockiness had and still has a big impact on me. He lives live with an air that shows how much he believes in his awesomeness irrespective of what anyone else thinks. But what impacts me the most is how large his heart is.

Who or what has had the biggest impact in your own life?



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Friday, September 7, 2012

Day 6- No favourites

Unfortunately, I dont have an answer for today's question....Who is my favourite super-hero? I dont have one.

I thought of scheming through the listof super-hero's I know in my head and picking out the one I like the most but it was a struggle so instead, lemme ask you...Do you have a favourite super-hero? If yes? Who and why...I'm sure it'll be fun getting your responses...cant wait :)
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Thursday, September 6, 2012

Day 5- About places....

So today i'm suppose to put up a picture of somewhere I've been to.

Dont have personal pictures showing the resort, emm....hardly spent time outdoors :). So enjoy these ones i got online, and one of me trying my hands at shooting pool...







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Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Day 4 - I wish you were gone already

So today, I'm supposed to talk about a habit I wish I didn’t have....hmmm, well, if I can call a mindset a habit then, this is the one we should be talking about....dissatisfaction.

I know its kindda normal for us to have a desire for more and better things in our lives, but when it gets to a point where you can hardly even enjoy where you are, I think that’s a problem, and therein lays my struggle.
In this matter, I’d call myself a work in progress, and that’s because, I’m learning. 

I stumbled on Ann Voskamp’s blog sometime last year and it was a breath of fresh air for me. I’ve learnt practical ways to encourage thanksgiving, I’ve learnt how to consciously decide to rejoice in the things I have, I’ve learnt how to see the beauty in the imperfect situations and I’m still learning with each passing day.
Some days, I have to whisper “Lord help me remain in that place of peace, Help me stay in your rest, help me be quiet within and trusting of You” over and over again. Other days I have to confess to Him that I’m being covetous and I hate that me, I want to be a different me.

Just last week, while taking a shower, I started saying out loud “I am who God says I am, I am grateful, I live a life of thanksgiving, I am amazed at what God has brought into my live and excited for where He is taking me to, I am not covetous, I am not bogged down by other people’s journey, I would not compare myself to others because our journeys are different....and on and on I went. Once again, I felt that someone else was being blessed but not me, and I hated that I felt that way ‘cos when I wrote in my gratitude journal that day (yes, I keep one..lol), I listed a whole lot to be thankful for and it was more than being thankful for life and shelter and food, God had really been great, but just ‘cos I didn’t get this one thing that someone else got, my knickers got in a twist.

In all though, I’m learning that sometimes, even those with the best of intentions, have the silliest and sometimes nastiest of thoughts, but what is important is what we do with those thoughts. So yes, I’ve decided, regardless of what I feel, I would speak the word and the word WOULD renew and transform me because it is life. :)

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Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Day 3- My friends and I

 Today, I'm supposed to share a picture of me with my friends.

So here we are :)

Yup, I know some fine ladies...I know ;)

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Monday, September 3, 2012

Day 2 - Girl next door

So day 2 questions the meaning behind my blog name.

I like to think its quite explicit, Lord help me if I'm wrong...lol.

Its a blog that hopes to capture the depth of profound greatness in the simple things we do. 

It celebrates the everyday struggle, victory, laughter, tear, discovery....cos its in the accumulation of these experiences that we see profoundness being birth.

Its also a journey for me, through the different phases life has and is bringing me through. The hope is that as I live my life, and share a part of it, as simple and ordinary as it may seem, it'll be a source of encouragement to someone else . I believe so much in the beauty of the seeming ordinary things, cos I've learnt some big lessons from people I believed to be just....well....ordinary.



Also its a blog that hopes to show YOU, how amazing you are, right where you are.

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Sunday, September 2, 2012

30-day Challenge - Day 1

I stumbled on this 30day challenge, I honestly don't remember where but somewhere along the line, I hope to put up the link. Its suppose to help you blog everyday for a month so lemme see how well I can do this :).

Day 1 :

A recent picture and 15 interesting facts about me.

1. I LOVE to dance, it invigorates me.

2. Singing is like eating to me, even without an audience I love to sing.

3. I've got a great sense of humor and I love to goof around.

4. I'm a sucker for deep relationships, I don't do a lot of casual relationships (I'm thinking I should change that).

5. I think I've said this before but I love playing dress up at home :).

6. My dream is to someday own a stream of businesses and partner with orphanages.

7. I love playing games, especially in the bedroom (that one is from the hubs, lol).

8. I love to push myself to the limits, kinda an off shoot from always trying to prove myself as a kid.

9. I know there are lots more bout me but I really dislike these things.

10. I hardly take things to heart, life is too beautiful to waste on petty offences, but if you hit a deep nerve, then we're sure to have "a talk"

11. I'll stop real soon.

12. Gosh, I almost left out the part of my family being the best, EVER.

13. Yipee, I'm almost done.

14. The person I love the most is the same person that annoys me the most, but I won't change that for the world.

15. I love life cos I love God and I saved this best for last :D


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