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#QOTD #72: Push your passion πŸ’ͺ🏼

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 forΒ 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 πŸ’‹

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#QOTD #71: Consideration

My sister had this quote up a couple of days ago on her feed.

Let’s just say that I found it to be so profound that days later, I still remembered it.

I think it’s fitting to share It with you all and especially on this #chooseday morning

And our Quote of the day is:

Wash the plate not because it is dirty, not because you are told but because you love the person who will use it next.

~ Mother Teresa

I personally think that you don’t even necessarily need to love the the person who will use it next, you just have to be considerate or respect them enough to make their life or job or situation a little easier.

You can practice the essence of this quote in your every day life.

  • At home and even at work, make the lives of the cleaning staff easier; wash up after yourself, if you spill, wipe it up.
  • If you’re at the printer and you’re almost out of paper, fill the tray once you’re done.
  • If you work in an environment where you have interactions with clients that you need to log, leave clear and precise notes to make the life of the next person easier.
  • In the toilet, replenish the toilet paper if you finish it. keep the condition of the 🚽 and even the 🚿 or the πŸ›€ as how you would use it.
  • You see something in way that could cause harm, pick it up or move it away.
  • Get home early, start the cooking!

And the list really can go on.

It really is the little things that make the hugest impact.

Share this post and add ways that you can make someone’s life easier. Let consideration be the order of this week πŸ™ŒπŸΌ

May the week be filled with loads of love, happiness, peace and opportunity. Aaameen

πŸ’— and 🌈 always , from just an ordinary girlπŸ’‹

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An affirmation for the ladies. Say: I am a queen

I | A M | A | Q U E E N

I don’t need anybody to tell me that because daily, I make conscious choices to try and better myself, for myself, for God and for my loved ones.

I am queen because I’ve overcome hurts and pain that was meant to break me. I turn pain into power!

I am a queen because God made me and because I know I can only do things with his will and permission and hey, I’m okay with that.

I’m a queen because when I do something I do it with love and all things positive. I don’t do it based on condition or because I have to. If it’s well within my soul, it’s the purest and most sincerest.

I am a queen because I treat people with honesty, love and respect, like the kings and queens that they are; Because what’s the use of identifying somebody as a king or queen but never treating them with the honour that they deserve…

I am a queen because I err. I am flaw-filled. But I wear those flaws confidently because we were not born to perfect, we were born to work towards being better than who we were yesterday.

I am a queen because I’m a warrior and not a worrier. Nothing can keep me down for too long. Call me my own knight in shining armor! I soldier on proudly in the constant wars that happen between self and I and those that continue around me. Forget justice, I am in the league of Hercules and Maximus Decimus Meridius

I am a queen because I choose to celebrate the best in people and not compete. Lol you can never compare me to you. Our struggles are different and therefore our battles are different.

I am a queen because I fight for what’s right, irrespective of race, colour or creed so best believe, if you coming for me, you better come correct.

I am a queen because I love to learn. I try different things to widen my perspective and self-growth and mastery is what I’m after.

And hell, I’m a queen coz I brush my hair some days and others I don’t, I listen to rap music one day and then jazz the next. I rock purple orange and green on somedays and black and grey on others.

Point is, I’m a queen in my own right and my soul is royalty! Rest assured, you and yours are too.

Love, light and supreme delight: from just an ordinary queen!

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#QOTD #69: Make every moment count

Every second that passes is time that we’re not getting back.

In one of my previous posts, I spoke about how we wish moments away. We have a bad day and we can’t wait for it to be over.

We get invited to a function that we really don’t want to attend, and then spend more time thinking about how we should have , could have, would have but didn’t and time just passes us by.

Lol, I know you know what I’m talking about.

Today’s quote was a reminder of a message our service executive shared with us a couple of weeks ago and is a popular quote by one of the world’s bests.

I came across the same message today and boom, here we are.

Don’t count the days…

Make the days count

~ Muhamed Ali

We’re all guilty of “Ag I can’t wait for Friday” but why wait till Friday to catch a break or have fun or be happy or become legendary?

Let all the days be days that we push boundaries and achieve smart goals. Let each day that passes fuel you to be and do better than the next.

If anything we should be alil afraid of Friday because it will need to supersede the days that have passed .

Being legendary means being everything and anything but mediocre.

Next time you “can’t wait for Friday” shift your mindset into gear and work on ways of making your days count.

Things that you can do:

  1. Start a gratitude challenge
  2. Set daily, smart goals and work on achieving them.
  3. Set aside time for your books if you’re studying.
  4. Pray
  5. Spread positivity
  6. Give compliments
  7. Do what makes you happy
  8. Listen to your favorite song and sing along on your way to work.
  9. Walk more
  10. Drink more water
  11. Visit your folks
  12. Read a new book
  13. Start dancing
  14. Learn a new instrument
  15. Start a blog.

Heck, the world is your oyster lol.

The things that you can do is limitless.

Remember, every second that passes is time you’re not getting back.

Live life with love, laughter, learning and leave your legacy of being legendary.

Go on, make your days count #2KGR18

❀️, 🌈 and all things nice, 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.🍾 πŸŽ‰

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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#QOTD #66: Friendship

This time of year always exhausts me emotionally and I really can’t tell you why my spirits damper. Maybe it is because this was the month I found out I was pregnant ? I’m not sure.

In times like these, where my spirits are scraping the floor, I often reflect. This year it’s that much worse because my mentee and I spent our last Sunday together (after two years) and also because I’m awaiting exam results.

Anyhow, I came across today’s quote and was forced to reflect on friendship, both on the giving and the receiving end.

  1. What is a true friend?
  2. Can you be 100% of yourself, be it in a good or bad space.
  3. Is there a way a true friend should act or react?
  4. If you’re wrong… do you have friends that can politely tell you to get over yourself coz you’re wrong?

These kinda questions I ask myself.

I came across this quote and it put so much into perspective.

You don’t lose friends, because real friends can never be lost. You lose people masquerading as friends, and you’re better for it.

There’s the answer to all of those questions.

There is no right or wrong way a friend should act in a temporary situation. We human.

Whilst we must always be truthful, the important thing is that we are always there. No matter what.

If you have friends that judge you or pull away from you when you’re way up high or down below… chances are those aren’t your real friends.

If you have friends that get closer to you only or more often when it’s beneficial to them, and when it’s not they disappear, then you need to check your circle.

If you have friends that forget about you the moment another being is more active or resurfaces in their life then you know what you need to do.

They should be able to call you out when you acting like you five and celebrate you whenever you achieve something. They should call you out when you not treating them well and demand that you respect yourself and them. It’s all about building each other up for greatness and respecting each other.

A friend, in my opinion, shouldn’t always have the right answers, say the right things coz then you know something Is wrong! what they should possess is consistency: Always be there during the Good , bad , happy or sad times. Life gets busy, we know that first hand… but people prioritize what’s important to them and what isn’t.

These are qualities I strive to possess. For I wanna be that real friend.

It’s time to be legendary. We need real people around!

Love and light always from just an ordinary girl

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#QOTD #65

This week I was introduced to Rupi Kaur’s πŸ“š! I cannot fathom as to why I’ve only come across her now, nonetheless, I’m glad a friend mentioned her and shared her book!

Today’s quote is actually taken from one of her books : The sun and her flowers. Please go and check it out guys, you will not be disappointed especially if poetry is your thing.

πŸ₯› and 🍯 is also a winner. I’ll put up a link to her website so you guys can check it out. Back to the quote πŸ‘‡πŸΌ

You do not just wake up and become the butterfly πŸ¦‹. Growth is a process!

How often do we forget this? In our selves and in others. We have a tendency of wanting change now. We forget that patience is a virtue and all good things take time, including change!

Lately I’ve been having an extremely hard time battling some of my emotional triggers and when I cave in and lose power, I beat myself up because I kinda know where I need to be and what I need to do but I still lose some of these battles.

I came across this and it was such a needed reminder that I felt obliged to share. Growth is a process. It’s an everyday, every encounter choice to do and be better and whilst we may backslide, the mere fact that we get up and try again is all part of this process.

Let’s never forget this, for us and for family, friends and loved ones too.

Growth is a process, we will soon be that πŸ¦‹, beautiful and free!

To check out Rupi Kaur’s books, please click Here

πŸ’• and πŸ’‘ fam, from just an ordinary πŸ›