Love, life & everything's else in between, motivation and inspiration, personal

#QOTD #42

My mission in life is not merely to survive but to thrive; and to do so with some passion🌈 ❤️, some compassion 🤗, some humour 😃and some style 😎💄

~ you got it, Maya Angelou 

This week has been an extremely trying week. Work has been beyond overwhelming, it’s the last few days of Ramadan and my spirits have just been sweeping the floor! 

Whenever I get like this, I pray and then I turn to some of my favorite authors or poets and peruse through their work. This always creates an escape for me, because I get so drawn into their work. 

I came across this beautiful quote and I had to share, because as soon as I read it, my heart smiled! 

THE Maya Angelou! What a creative, talented legend was she. 

This quote reminded me that I shouldn’t just make it through the day, that I shouldn’t let work, or anything else, take “me” out of me, if that makes any sense lol! It reminds me that even when you feel like giving up, you should carry on, for after every rainy, gloomy day, there’s a 🌈that awaits! 

Isn’t this how we should approach life? Let’s think about it:


With some passion, towards the things that warm our hearts. 


Compassion, towards all the wrongs and evils and struggles in this world. Supporting and elevating each other.


Humour, because we know laughter is the best medicine contrary to what professionals may think 


and then style, because that defines us, it’s ours and besides, some fresh swag, kicks and make up can turn any bodies day around! 

Genius I tell you! Maya Angelou was pure genius! 

PCHS: our survival kit to get through this journey called life 

❤️ and 🌈💡 from just an ordinary girl 

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#QOTD #26

What a trying week; preparations for Ramadan, work, work and more work and then having the flu barging in and unannounced. Yeah, yeah (: I know, it could be loads worse! 

So listen. Today’s quote was one that reminded me of a sentiment I hold quite dear. I firmly believe that in order to be empowered, you need to empower. Almost like the “be the change you want to see” kind of vibe. 

Through every interaction, this is what I strive to do. Believe me when I say, that I don’t always get it right because human nature can sometimes spark the judgemental side I’ve been trying to put to rest lol. But nevertheless, I mostly get it right. (I think🙈)

One of my all time favourite poets/ author once said:

If you get, give. If you learn, teach.

You guessed it (: 

~ THE Maya Angelou.


Such a simple concept that is widely underestimated! And I simply love it. 

I mean, what could you possibly lose by giving what you got or teaching what you’ve learnt? 

…Scared someone else may get that job or that they may know or be liked more than you? I suppose I can understand however, when you know that God has a special plan just for you, you kinda just chill hey! 

You know that no matter what anybody tries to do or say or that what anybody doesn’t do or say, it will come to you if it’s meant for you. That should be enough for us. Knowing that God has a plan. 

So I say: Don’t be selfish! Give what you got and share your knowledge even it’s just for the sake of being a force for social good. Be the person that people know they go to when in need because they confidently trust that if you can, you will help. I’m striving to be that person; the one who gives unconditionally and not only when it suites them.

Instead of throwing shade, talking down upon or about others and just being negative, let’s invest that energy in empowering, giving, teaching and sharing 🙂 I mean, Barney ( yes, the purple dinosaur) did say “sharing is caring” right 😃

I don’t call it #thoughtfulthursday for nothing.

May peace and blessings be upon each of you always and may we continue to spread love and light. 

Thoughts from just an ordinary girl

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#QOTD #19

I’m sitting in the car park, waiting for our work shuttle to take us to our offices. And I was just feeling peeved but then I thought, what is being peeved going to do to help my situation?

If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change your attitude.

~ said the beautiful Maya Angelou! 


And I have to agree with her!

if we are not willing to change certain things or if we can’t for any reason, then we need to change or attitudes towards it. No use fussing over something that’s not going to change yeah? 

Happy Wednesday everybody! 

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Quote of the day #QOTD #1

It is undoubtedly amazing how your day can take direction by just reading ONE positive thought in the morning. I stand testament to that. 

I’ve decided to share a/the quote that inspired me for the day in hope that it may help / inspire somebody else out there 

Today’s quote 

I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.

~ The oh-so-amazing Maya Angelou. 


Gratitude is better than regret. Share a positive thought with a special or random person; be it that you adore their smile, are inspired by their work ethic or just thankful for all that they do.

If how a person feels is lasting, let’s try to make that lasting feeling a warm, fuzzy and happy one 😊

Let’s go (: 

A blessed day to you all.

A quote, posted by just an ordinary girl xx