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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 #48

I got this random message from one of my closest girlfriends the other morning and it just made me realize how important it is for one to choose the people they keep around them. This message literally brightened up my whole day.



Tonight, I got invited by another close girl friend of mine to attend a fundraiser for such an amazing organization. I’m busy working on doing some research on this phenomenal org and will definitely be sharing it with you all. The night comprised local and international acts of singing, poetry and comedy. All in the name of encouraging normal folk like you and I to get involved do our part in making our community a better place to live and grow in. But I will dedicate an entire post to giving the 411 on this amazing org.

Moving along, These two gestures from my girlfriends have inspired the quote of today:

Associate yourself with people of good quality. For it is better to be alone than in bad company

~ Booker T Washington 

I absolutely agree. 

You are, who you hang around with and that’s a fact.

We often hear the old folk say : if you lie with dogs, you bound to wake up with fleas. They knew what they were talking about. 

I’ve got a lot of wrongs to right, but one thing I’ve always been blessed with, is my support structure. My circle of real friends has grown significantly smaller over the years, but the bond between my friends and I, has grown so much stronger. 

We are each other’s strength, courage, sight, logic, comic, sister, stylist, driver, shrink, cheer leader, confidence, entertainment and even a target. The beauty lies in that even when we make each other so mad, when it comes to the wire, we don’t  have to question who will be there and who wouldn’t. 

These are the people we need in our lives, the ones who we can love when they’re down and when they’re up and the ones who can love us at our worst through to us being our best. 

Your friends should ultimately push you to be and do better. And I can confidently say that mine do all of the above, even when I’m stubborn as a Muel. 

So on that note, let’s take some time  to reflect on the people we deem close to us. Let’s look at the character of the people we call friends pay more attention to those whom we let into our circle. It may seem trivial, but it is so important.


❤️and 🌈 from just an ordinary girl 

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#QOTD #45

When women support each other, incredible things happen 

~ unknown 

Right? I don’t even need to dissect this any further but I’ll enhance on it. 

You don’t need to stand and address an arena filled with women to encourage, inspire or support each other . You don’t have wait until you’re an Oprah or mother Theresa of a nation to start valuing and encouraging women to be the best they can be or to “lead” women away from the superficial crap we consume ourselves with.

A few girlfriends and I planned a mini road trip and one night slumber not far from home. People honestly thought that we were in some foreign place because of all of the amazing pics we posted, but those were just BTWs.

The place we visited
Brekkie @ vovo telo

The significance of the trip was to break away from reality and just to recoop. The trip was planned to act  as a reset button. Time to stop. Reflect and then start again.

Sentimental tokens from each other that we left with

Not everybody knew each other however, all were friends of mine. I suggested  these ladies because I know all of them personally and I know the journeys we’ve all travelled and the destinations we all hoping to reach. So with Des’s idea for the road trip and us all confirming, it was a recipe for success!

The weekend was beyond refreshing and went off smoothly, we all focused on the most important things; being our selves and sharing perspectives to enhance each other’s thought processes, sharing each other’s joys and then becoming more sensitive to the battles that us women face. We chilled, laughed, expressed, ate, cooked, embraced and loved! Oh and posed 😜

Because food is life
Girls just wanna have fun ♥️
 

I will be the first to say that I left that weekend away with loads of gratitude, a wider perspective, beautiful memories, fun photos and sisters for life…yes, we’re already planning our next one.
The most beautiful thing for me is that we’re all so similar yet so different. We don’t all belong to the same religion, don’t all have kids, husbands or boyfriends but we had such an amazing time.

Our Sunday in pics, the boys even popped in!

That’s all you need to encourage and support your fellow women; spend quality time with them for the sake of bettering yourself and them and then the rest automatically falls into place. We had no time for gossip, judgment, shade throwing, scandling , fighting or any cattish behavior.

‘Coz what’s a slumber without novelty bedroom slippers

So! Write your fellow women a note, dedicate a status or throw in a motivating hashtag to a pic. Go for a picnic, take a drive , catch a movie or even stay home and cook and for or bake. Pout. Anything! But start.

Imagine a world where our women are dedicated to building each other up as opposed to tearing each other down. It seems beautiful, amazing, strong and all things nice to me.

❤️ and 🌈🔥 from just an ordinary girl

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#QOTD #40

Death is not the greatest loss in life. The greatest loss in life is what dies inside us while we live. 

~ Norman Cousins 


Death. A topic none of us, well atleast many of us don’t like to speak about, even though, to me, it should be discussed a lot more. 

With the world we live in, it’s so easy to get consumed and to forget that this life is temporary, it’s just a test. This life was never meant to be permanent. 

This quote resonated so well with me because death is something guaranteed, it’s something we should expect right? Therefore, it cannot be the greatest “loss” of life because in many cases when you lose something, it’s unexpected, you have no warning that you’re going to lose it.

The greatest loss is indeed one where we have the capacity to do what we love and what’s required of us but we don’t, for whatever reason that may be. The greatest loss is losing our heart, or our fire; that passion that we was once had. We lose our mark and become a thing just existing day after day. 

We lose sight of the career goals we once dreamed of. We lose sight of the essence of family and friends and true relations. We lose the kid in us, we forget how to see fun, colour and happiness in everything that we do. We forget the importance of God and our religious and spiritual obligation, we lose our humanity and moral obligations. We get consumed with things that really don’t matter. 

Why? Isn’t that the greatest loss because we have the time, we have the gift of life. We have the opportunity. 

It needs to all change. 


Let’s use our time on this earth to fulfill all of our religious and spiritual obligations and our hearts desires. So that one day when we pass, we would be remembered for just that. 

Life is all about balance, so whilst it’s ok to lose our spark sometime, it’s equally important to reignite that spark again. 

Don’t let that die whilst you’re still alive. If anything, help be the match that reignites the spark back in somebody else. Be purposeful.

May we all strive harder to reignite that spark within and to leave our mark on this earth. 

♥️ and 💡🌈 and a random 💭 from just an ordinary girl 

*all pictures are courtesy of Google*

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#QOTD #33 – let’s be like crayons

You know, in life you’re going to be broken down. You are going to be hurt, you at some point are going to give more than you receive. You’re going to go through things that will make you question everything; faith, your purpose, people and even your own existence.

We always hear people say that it’s always for the better and that we break so that we can rebuild ourselves to something stronger, a better version of ourself they say. It may seem as though it’s a cliche’ but it’s the truth. Atleast I think it is.

I Came across a picture and it reminded me of a quote. One that I’m actually quite fond of because it suggests that you don’t have to wait to be “rebuilt” after being broken to still impact the world or those around us. It suggests that we don’t have to be in perfect condition to carry out our purposes. 

It goes:

Broken crayons still colour.

~ unknown 


Just like that crayon, when we’re “broken” and when things seem jaded, you have the ability to create something beautiful. You still have something to give, that colour is you(: God has an amazing way of making things work out and just because we go through certain things, doesn’t mean that our essence should change.

In most cases, it’s for us to realize just how intense our colours are, how unique and special we are. It’s Gods way of forcing us to focus on what’s important. 

So even though that crayon is broken, it may not be new, fancy or even appealing to the eye…it still has the ability to carry it out it’s function; to make things beautiful with colour. It’s sole purpose is not affected by it’s break. There’s beauty in every struggle indeed.

So always remember, no matter what life throws at you, peservere and colour on. The world needs you (: The world needs more colour.

Happy humpday everybody. 

Love and light always. From just an ordinary girl 🌈

|colour on|

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He 


He inspires me to write,Leads me to light ,

Although we may sometimes fight And thats all Thanks to the distance between us’ might.

He inspires me to love.

To let go and soar, like the beautiful white dove, to spread my wings and go Up up and above. 

He gets me, feels me, believes in me. He confuses me, challenges me, and sometimes peeves me. He secures me, assures me and respects me. He makes me laugh, he gives me hope. kisses my forward. He makes an effort and holds my hand. He cares for me. 

He is my kind of perfect. 
He. The creation of God himself. Talented, young and full of aspiring goals. He. The son of beautiful parents, and brother to his diverse siblings. He. The well known and well received guy. He, the guy with the colorful friends. He, I now get to call my person of honour. 

I, am not perfect, I’m not always kind. I get scared and I sometimes cry. I get angry and I curse out , sometimes without any reason or without any doubt. I get defensive, I’m scared of being hurt. I’m not always patient or understanding but I’m human. And he. He gets that.

He is love and light personified. He is my blessing in disguise. He is the closest thing to real I see when I look around. He is amazing even when he’s moody or emotional or imperfect but He, he is mine and I am his. 

He. He is…. #PS and I? I love him 

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#DurbanBigwalk 2017


It is exactly one week since the Discovery and East Coast Radio (ECR) big walk. 

The big walk is an annual event that takes place in Durban along side the promenade.  Tens of Thousands of people gather and walk / run all in the name of being healthy and having some fun whilst at it.

It’s a social/health inspired event that quickly gained its popularity over the years. 

Birds eye view of the event. Photo cred📸: ECR
My family and I, amongst many other families, were up at the crack of dawn, setting up refresher stations for the walkers/runners. Yes, we volunteered. And it was amazing. 

Our morning view. Photo cred📸: Me

The theme for the year was “we are solemates”. Seeing a city flock out in numbers and walk/ run side by side irrespective of age, colour or creed was one of the highlights for me. I’ve attended the past 3 annual events however, this year I was amazed at the number of kids that took part in the event. It really was such a beautiful thing to see. 

What was even more amazing was that I got to meet one of my all time favourite radio personalities. THEE Jane Linley.


She is just as amazing in person as she is on radio. 

Our refresher station saw every person that took part in the race/walk and boy oh boy was it a sight to see and a thing to feel. 

We saw people laugh and literally cry but what we didn’t see what people give up! We cheered them on and they did it! 

We came. We laughed. We danced (at certain refresher stations, ECR radio personalities were there to encourage and cheer on the walkers/ runners). We hydrated. We felt. We ate. We were present and it felt oh-so-goooood.

You’re welcome to click Durban big walk for more information on the event. 

Our day in pictures

Some of our stylish walkers. Photo cred📸: Me

Hope to see you there next year. To all the participants, you guys were super amazing. 

Love and light,

From just an ordinary volunteer