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#QOTD #72: Push your passion 💪🏼

Today’s quote was inspired by an opportunity that recently availed.

Amy Tangerine scripted:

Do what you love and you will inspire and awaken the hearts of others.

I really cannot stress how important and rewarding it is to do what you love; sacrifice for it, work hard at it and never ever give up on it.

We all have dreams of “making it big” and being impactful. That dream starts with doing you love; quite the cliche’, but a true one nonetheless.

You see when you have something that you love to do, it becomes a go-to place when everything else seems to be falling apart.

The opportunity-Gods almost wait for those tried and failed moments and wait to see how adamant we are…before they bless us with that big break and then the rest is history.

Most artists will tell you how difficult it was in the beginning before “their big break” or that “one-person” came along.

I was recently awarded the opportunity to write an article for SA Bloggers

(www.weblogforlove.com)

The post was well received and my oh my, did it feel good.

You’re welcome to check out the post that was featured, on basic and random cooking tips I’ve compiled by clicking Here

This was huge for me because blogging is my go to place, it’s my thing, it’s what I love and every opportunity I get to put my work out there, makes me feel like I’m honoring and am worthy of my passion especially since I’m still figuring this blogging thing out as I go along.

The post and quote is shared in hope that it will inspire at least one person to push their passion.

Love and light always, from just an ordinary girl 💋

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#QOTD #68: You are magic!

How many times have we wished we were other people, living in another city/ country; working our dream jobs, doing different things and being happy?

How many times have we wished a moment, opportunity or event away?

I’m not one for star signs but I’ve read a couple. Being a piscean, the stars deem us as day dreamers. We apparently live in fantasy worlds…

I can’t say that they’re entirely wrong, because I always envision myself at the end of a goal I’d wanna achieve. I think of things that have never happened that I’d like to happen and envision the beautiful and in most cases, cliched endings.

There’s nothing wrong with this provided that it doesn’t consume you and wastes times.

I’ve learnt along the way that there is no perfect life or job. You can’t choose your family and the people you work with will always be. Ive learnt that the grass is only greener on the other side because it is well maintained and not coz the weather is better or there’s something different in the water.

I’ve also learnt that there is no place like home and you literally have the choice to make the best of what you have, when you have it, wherever you have it and with whom you have it.

I came across this quote and boy did it remind me of a lot and put so much into perspective.

It says

” Bloom wherever you’re planted”

Be you wherever life takes you. Bloom and shine like the star that you are. Far too often we feel like we need to conform. Like we’re inadequate. We feel like we’re not good enough and then mimic ridiculous behavior.

It’s okay to dream, it’s okay to envision but not at the expense of you dulling your own sparkle.

It needs to stop. Now.

Be authentic, be-YOU-titul and bloom wherever you’re planted; in school, at that call centre you working at, in retail, at court, on a field, in the board room, heck just bloom.

I cannot stress the importance of learning to love yourself so that you know your capabilities, and then become comfortable enough with them.

Ya dig?

❤️ and 💡 always; some thoughts from just an ordinary girl

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#QOTD #67: A positive attitude

And we’re back with the “Quote Of The Day” thread.

Our first of many for 2018.🍾 🎉

You guys know that I get inspired by the littlest, most random things that I come across and when it triggers the “ah-ha” moments within, I have to share.

Over the weekend we visited my aunt in hospital. Outside of the hospital is a little garden, with a few metal boards pinned into the ground. These metal boards have random phrases on them and this post is inspired by one of them.

The phrase says:

The only disability in life is a bad attitude

-unknown

How true is this?

I can’t imagine any adversity that cannot be approached and overcome with a positive attitude.

Being positive is a choice, it’s a decision you choose to make during every experience, encounter and interaction.

So no matter what it is that you’re going through in life, stay positive for better days are always approaching.

Remember:

Love and light always, from just an ordinary little girl

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Co-operation- lifeguard edition

I feel obliged to write this post and urge every reader to please share. Especially since beach trips are more popular as we enter the hottest periods of our summer season.

My heart is so heavy right now as for me also, this was just another Sunday afternoon trip to the beach to relax…

Sadly it turned out tragically. We witnessed the most devoted, selfless acts of multiple lifeguards, battling a rescue boat to this extremely rough and angry sea, trying to save a child drowning 😦

After multiple defeats to the high and rather rough waves, they managed to bring the little girls body to shore.

It’s been a good 15minutes since and they are still trying to revive her. Doctors that were walking the promenade stopped to assist and multiple rescue teams responded with in minutes, we pray for this little girls survival.

The point of this post is to urge each and every single one of you reading this, to please co-operate with the life-guard teams.

If they tell you to stop swimming, please respond to the command and vacate the water, these guys and girls are highly trained and know the sea and it’s capabilities better than you and I.

Parents, seeing you kids frolicking in the water during our summer season is a delight to the heart and sight however, in a blink of an eye it can turn tragic.

When waves are extremely high, refrain from standing or walking on the piers, a wave swept this little girl off the pier ☹️

Please assist your local life guard team. It really is only yours and your loved ones best interest they gave at heart.

Co-operation is key folks, they really aren’t just trying to spoil your fun.

A heart-felt piece, from just an ordinary girl.

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Me as a full-time working, student #QOTD #59

Every cloud has a silver lining 

English proverb 

How does one deal with being a full-time employee and a student?

Aaah, it’s not easy hey! We all have those moments where we just want to switch -off the alarm and roll over. 

Being a student on its own, is difficult; managing your time, figuring stuff out on your own (if you’re doing correspondence learning) and just being overwhelmed with the very many assignments you have to do. 

All of that, plus juggling a full time job, which comes with stresses of its own, throw in a family and yeah… it’s like being overwhelmed on steroids, like the walking dead personified.

How does one cope? How does one keep the momentum? 


Well.

I envision it, I picture it. Me, receiving that piece of paper called a degree. I envision the honour, gratitude and humility I am going to feel on my graduation day when I put that gown and that 👩‍🎓 hat on. The feeling I’m gonna get when my name gets called to the stage and the look I’m going to see on my parents face.
I envision THE picture! The one that somebody’s gonna snap as I throw my hat into the sky with that “I finally got this shit) smile on my face. 

Yes…. I envision it all.

I envision myself telling my success story when I’m in my dream position, speaking at a conference or road show, talking about how I started off as a call centre consultant and how hard work and determination, late nights and arguments with self , all lead up to me being a profound name in the communication world: print, broadcast and even digital.

I envision telling my success story of me building my brand, my blog and not to brag, oh no! But to inspire and hopefully give people hope to push themselves and their boundaries.

I have an amazing support structure, my God, my family and my few but true friends, always encouraging me to go for the moon. They literally pick my spirits up when its scraping the floor, they  speak words of positivity, love, light, power, encouragement and life into me. Fam, I don’t know what I did to deserve the amazing people in my life, but I’ll take it, take them and remain grateful for as long as I’m alive and kicking.

So you want to know how I do it? How I , even though it’s a struggle, get up to that alarm and even after a hectic day at work, personal problems and dealing with a break up, am able to sit and submit the 10 assignments per semester and still prepare to study? There you have it, by envision the end and having myself an amazing support structure 

That’s all I got. Nobody said it will be easy ya’ll. But nothing that’s ever easy is worth it right! 

Remember! Every cloud has a silver lining. Our turn is coming!

Love and light always 

From just an ordinary full-time employee/ student. 

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Daily affirmation challenge #6

The power is within me. I am courageous. 


Today, I affirm that I am a medium through which love and light flow…even in dark situations, situations of hurt and pain. 

I radiate peace, love and positive vibes. 

I can and I will. You can and you will too.

❤️and 🌈 from just an ordinary girl 

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The Issa birthliuoyday boyyyy: 21st edition 

My brother is living proof that unconditional love exists. He is the one person that I can hate, love, fight with and defend all at the same time. 🙄🙈he drives me batty!

But, today he celebrates his 21st birthday and I felt obliged to write a small tribute to him.

Issy, 21 years ago you came into this world…this absolutely adorable little boy, arriving home in his lime coloureds clothes, white as snow and black black hair if I remember correctly… but then? You turned into the thorn amongst the 🥀👿

Growing up with you was so much fun. You being the only boy in the house at the time, and being the baby…aaah pure bliss. 😈

I’ve watched you grow and do all the things boy’s do. And then, when you got older, I started worrying because school started being a struggle for you. 

Fast forward a few years later… and you stand as an extremely talented 👨‍🍳 chef! You will never know just how proud I am of you. It hardly shows at times because 5seconds after I commend you, you make me regret saying every nice thing I’ve ever said to you… what can I say, sigh sibling love. 😏

Whilst I feel you still have TONS of growing up to do ( I wouldn’t be deemed a true older sister if I didn’t through shade) know that I am extremely proud of all your achievements despite some of the battles you’ve faced.

And on this day, I wish you nothing more that all the success in the world. I make dua that you continue working hard and striving towards your dreams. I make dua that you never forget your creator, family and friends who have always been there for you. May Allah’s mercy, bountiful blessings and favour be upon you always. May Allah protect from the viciousness out there and may he calm your heart through every ordeal you may face, inshallah aaameen.

Happy 21st birthday boytjie. It’s time for you to grow up now and start making your bed hehehehehe (more shade) 

Love you tons smilo 

Love, light and some shade from just an ordinary big sis.