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#QOTD #49

Been having a particularly tough time managing my stresses, especially at work. Generally, positive thinking is what I do, it’s my natural approach to anything I face. 

However, of late it’s becoming more and more difficult for me to do. This is a very dangerous space to be in, especially for me because I’ve worked so hard to get out of a verg negative era of my life. 

So amongst other things, I’ve been perusing online in hope to come across something that would spark some sought of positivity within… 

Bubblegum characters always lighten up my soul

… to shed some light in what seems to be a very dark space, I came across these bubblegum figures and this quote: (God bless the written word and the writers who write them)

” The darkest hour has only 60 minutes “

~ Morris Mandel 

Right?! 

This quote got me pondering instantly. It reassured me that nothing in this life time is ever permanent and that even dark times have their expiry dates. #aameen

I remember reading that actions derive from thoughts. This stuck with me and will continue to stick with me as I journey through this thing called life. 

This is why, when I think about more negative than positive things, I frantically search for something, anything, just to change my thought process.

I think it’s essential that we do this before we get consumed. Seems like this quote and my bubble gang are  my life lines for today, tomorrow shall see for itself.


โ™ฅ๏ธ and ๐ŸŒˆ from just an ordinary stressed out girl! 

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#QOTD #47


Today I had a rather interesting and rather challenging interaction with somebody. This interaction inspired the quote of today and I hope this quote will help you, especially in situations that may evoke anger.

I say an Interesting interaction because it’s amazing to see how an ego trip can literally make a person feel entitled to the point of belittling a fellow human being, one whom they’ve never met…

I say it was an Interesting interaction because we’re so consumed with being “seen” in a certain light amongst other people, that we would literally go to extreme lengths to achieve a specific label or just to prove a point… to somebody who you probably never speak to again in your life! ( pathetic I know! )

I describe the interaction as Challenging, because those who know me, know that I am very verbal. Because I hate bottling things in, I say how I feel then and there… and well then it’s done, no festering of volatile emotions, no venom infecting my spirituality, zilch! 

This isn’t always helpful in situations and over the years, I’ve learnt that there’s a time and place for everything and also that not every battle needs to be fought. 

I’m generally a no-nonsense kinda girl and still have emotional triggers that can cause me to become temprimental. One of these triggers are idiots who feel patronizing somebody else just to execute power is ok by speaking to folk in a condescing tone. I promise you! I can literally go from lady to a savage  beast in 0.5seconds when I witness this. 

Today? I was on the receiving end. But I was pleasantly surprised at how I handled the situation. I suppose it comes with the numerous attempts of trying to be a better, stronger version of myself. A version that plays this game called life by God and my rules only

My intellect was questioned, my competencies were faulted, I was insulted and this person was just a rude, arrogant, shovenist who couldn’t get his own way and so typically started throwing his toys out the cot.  ..this is an example of a typical “man” in our generation. #sigh

And How did I respond?

With a smile and  “it’s your opinion and I respect it”

I think this ticked him off even more because he realized that that’s all it is, an opinion. One he clearly felt strongly about. I suppose I challenged him because he didn’t respond to what I was actually saying, but rather responded by insulting my capabilities. 

And it was actually ok. Even though i had to work harder at some points during our interaction to keep my composure. All I wanted to do was tell him exactly what I thought of men of his caliber.

I finally learnt what is it not to be  reduced by others. I experienced what victory  felt like because as much as he left that convo feeling like he was the don…it had to take him numerous blows to try to get the reaction he was looking for, which he didn’t end up getting.

And this brings us to the quote of the day:

“He who angers you, controls you”

~ Prophet Muhamed ( may Peace and blessings be upon him) 

It’s an amazing feeling seeing the fruits of my spiritual journey. I love the woman I’m evolving into and whilst it may not always be ๐ŸŒนs and ๐ŸŒˆs, this feeling of the victory I felt is one I can enjoy getting used to.


No person is worth you dropping your standards, especially when you’re being used to brush their ego. You deserve to sit on your throne and to not be shaken or moved by irrelevant people. 

…Because he who angers you,  literally controls you and really, they  don’t deserve that kind of power over you! 

Love and light always, from just an ordinary girl h

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#QOTD #30

Through out our lives, we’re destined to deal with folk speaking ill of us. It’s the way of the world; you will never be able to satisfy everybody and because of that, people will talk. 

Sometimes, it’s difficult having to deal with the things they say. For the longest of time, I would get consumed by it, lose sleep over it, wonder: but how could they possibly say that. . . I wasted so much of time, that I’m never getting back, worrying about what irrelevant folk had to say. So here’s my quote of the today, it speaks brilliantly to this topic:

Honey, folks are gonna talk about you till the day you die. And ain’t nothing you can do. LET FOLKS TALK. It ain’t about what they call you, It’s about what you answer to.

~ the oh-so entertaining Madea! (I love this character) 

What people say about anything, defines them. How we respond to it and what we respond to, defines us. 

I wish I had learned this concept and put it into practice earlier, it would have really saved me tons of time to focus on things that actually matter. 

I once read that what people say about you is not your business. And that’s the truth, it isn’t. It’s an opinion which we’re all entitled to! 


Smile and wave kings and queens , we never leave our thrones to address peasants throwing stones ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ’‹

Love and light on this beautiful Sunday, from just an ordinary girl ๐Ÿ’‹

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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 think๐Ÿ™ˆ)

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 ๐Ÿ™‚ I mean, Barney ( yes, the purple dinosaur) did say “sharing is caring” right ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

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 #5

Sometimes in life, we become so overwhelmed with situations we’re dealing with that it becomes so easy to just become complacement.

We lose our drive , our tenacity and that X factor that we were once known for when we were younger.

We get so consumed by mistakes that we make, that we forget how to constructively move pass them. 

It is at these moments that we should persevere to do something different; that’s out of our comfort zone. It is at this point that we should make a conscious decision to look at the situations from a different perspective and mentally prepare and encourage ourselves to do so.

As the ever-so intelligent Albert Einstein has said:

Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new.

And 

Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.

Let us challenge ourselves and try something new always. For any expereince makes for a great teacher ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ’‹

These quotes inspired me on this beautiful Sunday morning.

Love and light,

From Just an ordinary girl 

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#QOTD #3

Quote of the day. This is inspired by one of the most remarkable messengers of God. 

For those of you who know me, know that I live by the saying have courage and be kind.

Kindness is a mark of faith, and whoever has not kindness has not faith.

~ Prophet Muhamed (may peace be upon him)


Came across this quote and it is just a reminder that we have an obligation to be kind. So be kind always. 

Juma Mubarak /happy Friday everybody 

Love and well wishes always,

Just an ordinary girl

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#QOTD #2

Quote of the day.

Yesterday is gone. Tomorrow has not yet come. We have only today. Let us begin.

~ the most humble women to walk this earth. Mother Teresa 


We sometimes get so consumed with the events that occurred or are to occur that we miss our current gift which is the present. 

A 1000 mile journey starts with a single step. Let’s begin to start appreciating what God has blessed us with in the here and now. 

Can we?