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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 #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 🛀 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 🙌🏼

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

💗 and 🌈 always , from just an ordinary girl💋

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#QOTD #70: 👌🏼Excellence

Posting today’s quotes was inspired by many things, besides the quote itself

Namely:

  • People always selling themselves short as an excuse not to be great.
  • To create hope that anything is possible if one puts their mind to it.
  • To highlight the importance of a great attitude.

And it reads:

Excellence is not a skill, it’s an attitude

~Ralph Marston

What does this mean?

Not only can it (excellence) not be taught by learning but rather practicing, it also means that it’s something you constantly do and give off. Whenever, wherever, however and with whomever!

There’s a huge difference between an “atti” and a skill

A skill, according to Google, is the ability to do something well. You’re only required to apply yourself for a specific time, when it is required.

An attitude is considered as a settled way of thinking or feeling about something. It is basically you, in every moment, good or bad. There’s no specific required time to flex your attitude like there is for a skill.

Thriving for excellence should be something we constantly aim to achieve with everything that we do. It shouldn’t only be applied, when required (:

Happy CHOOSEday! I choose excellence

❤️ and 💡 always; from just an ordinary girl 💋💋

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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 #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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Looking back at 2017

Last day of 2017… can you believe it!!!

I always take some time out to reflect during this time of year, reflect on the events, people, situations, lessons that year has brought and I have faced.

Some major milestones happened this year. But if I’m honest, it was a year wasted in terms of discipline.

  • I started studying and managed to pass with two distinctions.
  • I was awarded the opportunity to blog on a work platform.
  • I had my first relationship since my divorce.
  • I did more things I said I would do, like car pool karaokes, visiting new places in and around Durban, and through that even got to meet John Legend and Shekhinah.
  • I was more dedicated to my faith and my religion
  • I learnt how to create boundaries and the importance of having a circle of positive friends.

But most importantly I’ve learnt and accepted to be me even in situations where everyone else was against me. That for me was the highlight for This year:

Be you, even if it makes other people uncomfortable because mediocre minds were not made to comprehend great spirits.

– Tay Breezy

It has also however, been a year of financial difficulty and that’s mainly because of me and my unhealthy spending habits, so rest assured 2018 we working on financial freedom. Watch out for more posts on that.

My friends and family have also achieved quite abit in this year and so it’s been a fulfilling year overall .

Over the holidays, my sister and the girls visited, we spent so much of quality time together, I’ll include some pics. I’m mentioning this though because when they left yesterday, my nieces displayed such bravery and are so resilient for their young souls that they’ve actually inspired me;

to always be brave and to always be resilient; to know that all happens for a reason and to trust that the almighty has a plan.

What amazing qualities to leave 2017 with? Whilst there was heartache , friends lost, horrible fights in between, we take the positive and keep moving forward.

We will make be making vision boards over the next few weeks and will be posting about it.

And all I can say is goodbye 2017, it’s been great. And tomorrow, we shall welcome 2018.

May this last day of 2017 be spent meaningfully, be filled with lots of love and light and reflection and be spent with those you love the most.

It’s time to be legendary fam.

Love and light always, from just an ordinary 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