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

Cakeday #March17th

Since Miks passing, I’ve never really celebrated my birthday with our birthdays being so close. So ironic because birthdays  are generally a big thing for me.

I do however, use this day to sit back and reflect on the past year. See what character / religious / career adjustments can be made. Sit and decide what worked for me and what didn’t work for me. This year will be no different.

I didn’t achieve wordly things in the past year. I’m still in the same position career wise, as I was last year. But I did achieve religious and character goals. I’ve put to bed some of the very influential demons in my life. I’ve got the answers I needed and I got to verbally say my truth. Confronted people who needed to be confronted and made an effort to physically remove the drama from my life. I’ve made a conscious effort to stop being such a push over and God did it feel good. I’ve blogged more and started writing my book. I’ve respected my mama more, achieved some weight loss and joined an amazing book club. Trying to do things that actually matter. I’ve also completed a year of mentoring and have successfully entered another year.

I’ve made some religious achievement. I read my Quran most days, previously I’d only read in our fasting month. I’ve worn my scarf more in the last year than I have in the last 5 and I’m working on praying more…..all this bythe almightys mercy and permission. The lesson I’ve learnt in the last year is firstly: 

  • success cannot be measured; by any one or anything. It is subject and you get to control what success means to you.
  • Spiritual/ religious achievements are just as, if not more fulfilling that wordly achievements.
  • How you feel matters!
  • Practice what you preach
  • Not everybody riding with you is willing to die for you, keep your circle small, keep it real

There’s tons of work I need to do for the forthcoming year. Which with the help of God I will do.

I just wanna take a moment to thank Allah, thank him for his unconditional love. For guiding me and protecting me even when I was and am unworthy of it. I want to take the time out to thank our creator for all the favors he has bestowed upon my life. I ask that he make me one of his most sincere and consistent servants. May he continue to bless those around me and help me with the transformations of my character and religious goals that I am aspiring towards. Shukr Allah for your infinite mercies. There really is none worthy of worship but you! 

To my family. Gawsh i sometimes look at you all and think “how do they do it”. I’m sometimes too much for my own self to handle and you guys do it so effortlessly. Shukran to each of you for your constant support. To my friends , my sisters , besties, you guys are the reason I am where I am today. My circle may be  very small but I’d have it no other way. You all are appreciated and I pray that my efforts to express my gratitude toward you guys let you know just how much you all mean to me.

Here’s to another year. May we all let God be the center of everything we do. 27 are you ready for me? Well that’s the question I’d like to ask but deep down I’m freaking out at how old I’m getting πŸ™ˆ

Happy 1st birthday to my car as well, my didi pops πŸ’ƒπŸ»πŸ’ƒπŸ»πŸ’ƒπŸ»πŸ’ƒπŸ»my ride or die, literally.

Happy St Patrick’s day to all and a very happy birthday to the many others born on this day 

Love and gratitude always

From just an ordinary birthday girl 

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

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If you know me, you know that I thrive on authentic connections and moments in life. 

I believe in the little things; showing appreciation, saying thank you when somebody does something nice, smiling , lending a helping hand, ear or shoulder. Thank kinda thing. I also believe the world is lacking that and so I’ve made a conscious effort to do more of all of those things. 

I already started sending out my Messages of gratitude, nice and early before networks get jammed. 

The amazing thing with each message I sent back was an even more amazing response! This speaks volumes and validates what amazing connections I have with the people in my life. 

Know that I appreciate every single one of you. For always being ever ready to listen to me and Gawsh we know I can speak a lot! For encouraging me, supporting me, accepting me and my flaws, accommodating me at my lowest and highest moments. For Sharing your thoughts and advice, for never judging me even when I make the wrong choices or decisions. The list can go on for all the things I’m grateful for.

What a beautiful way to end 2016, spreading words of encouragement, well wishes and thank you’s to those who mean the most us? So I’m just gonna end this post with two words: 

THANK YOU and I love you all

…ok maybe that wasn’t two but oh wellπŸ˜πŸ’‹


A heartfelt gratitude from just an ordinary girl 

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My Thanks to you.

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To everybody who took the time
out to read, comment and send well wishes to me and my boy yesterday. THANK YOU!

I realised just how blessed I am and how much God loves me. Each and every one of you are nothing short of a blessing to me. I thank you. I appreciate you and I love you.

May the almighty multiply all your well wishes and prayers sent to me yesterday and return them to you 10 times fold.

It wasnt an easy day but reading your words of comfort, made it all the more easier.

To my mother. Thank you for always being my rock and for being there for me yesterday. I really dont know how I would have gotten through the day without you. My sister, thank you for sharing my pain in your own way and comforting me…I really appreciate it .To my father, showing emotion isnt your thing and whilst you didnt say much, your actions showed me just how much you felt my pain.

PS: I totes enjoyed our coffee date.

To my cousins, Donna, Kashifa and Dosie…I appreciate your’lls support and love. Its so comforting knowing that I can depend on family when I need them the most.

From Mikail and I. THANK YOU TO EACH AND EVERY ONE OF YOU.

loads of love and blessings
XoXO

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motivation and inspiration, personal

Acknowledgement: A gap cover claim, A Friday lunch to die for and a Sunday message : I can and I will.

Its been hella cray of late. So many things going wrong. Back on blood pressure pills, weight fluctuating, drowning in my position, BF leaving for another city…thats just to name a few.

Isnt it amazing how when we feel this way, there are so many little things that occur that helps restore our faith, that says: Its going to be okay, you”re doing great! That validates the person you are and your existance. These 3 little moments is what is my motivation to keep on going: A Gap cover claim, my last Friday lunch and a Sunday evening message.

A Gap cover claim
So, a couple of weeks ago, I was assisting in our walk-in centre. I had the privellage of meeting an elderly, 73 year old man. He was desperate to get a claim of his sorted after receiving a letter from one of the service providers threatening him to put him on ITC. We got chatting and he explained what an issue it is not being able to manage or own an email address. The statement was dated last year June or July and he only received it in Decemeber.

Anyway, with that we required amendments on some of the claims, so we got cracking, called some provides and it was agreed that they would send the claims in within 2-3 days. Mr X, we shall refer to him as, was thrilled but concerned because he needed to submit the shortfalls to his Gap cover and he didnt have a fax or email facility. So, I offered to await the amended accounts and once reprocessed, to send it off to his gap cover. He was ever so appreciative.

After much deliberation and fighting back and forth with them, Mr X came to our walk-in centre last week on Thursday and asked to speak to me, when I got the call, I was anxious, did his claim still not pay? Did I perhaps do something wrong?

I get there and see the most pleasant sincere smile, greeted with a hug and I get handed this.

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My gift

I was super emo, I didnt expect it, I would have done the same for my granparents,he couldnt stop thanking me. He said he had received the funds and had paid the provider and they have acknowledged the payment.

Seeing that smile and knowing that I had assisted in taking one less worry away from a 73 year old man, whose wife is battling cancer, was just so humbling. I felt blessed, that God used me, such an ordinary, to help this family. I can and I will use what God has blessed me with to help others.

Last Friday’s lunch

Last week sometime I received a meeting request inviting me to a TOP PERFORMER celebration. Initially I thought they had made an error, for some reason I dont deem my success by my metrics, which could be bad I suppose, but more so on the impact I have on people and my being able to go the extra mile to assist them.

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Nevertheless, I had accepted. It was for Friday between 2-3 pm. So we enter the Auditorium and are welcomed with food, lol how awesome. A wide-spread of finger foods and gorgeous desserts. If that wasnt enough, we had the privellage of spending that time with the other Top Performers in different departments and with our Service Executive and our Service Managers.

We got to listen to their success stories…and it has never become more apparent how important hard work and perseverance is. These people literally started where we all did, at the bottom. They were not trust fund kids or handed out stuff freely…again, God spoke. He chose me to sit amongst these guys and listen to how at points, they felt like giving up and giving in….but by persevering, they overcame their hurdles. Just what I needed to hear. I can and I will overcome my health, personal and career hurdles. What an inspiration booster.

A Sunday evening message.

At this point, After Fridays lunch, I felt inspired. I thought I would blog about it then, But I was so exhausted from the day. I had a busy weekend and very tiring Sunday morning, got home around 15:00 and decided to nap and put my phone on charge. I woke up to such a beautiful message and had one of the most deliberating conversations with one of Gods Angels on earth. She actually inspired this post. Isnt it amazing to know that by just being yourself, flaws and all, it can impact people. I got acknowledged in a way I hadnt been in ages.

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Isnt it lovely!

I believe that beauty is in the eye of the beholder and inorder to be empowered, you need to empower others. I live by ” be the change you want to see”. Purely to try and better the person I was yesterday. I can and I will continue to use the gift of acknowledgement. It is these little moments that make the biggest difference, atleast in my life it does

Thank you Mr X! Thank you Discovery Health and thank you my Trishy pooh and everybody else that inspires and encourages me.

Blessed week to you all.

Xoxoxoxo
TAYBREEZY

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motivation and inspiration, personal

The real era!

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Its the little things that count.

Spent New year in bed wishing and chatting to all those close and dear to my heart. Sending sincere messages of hope. Love
Positive. Gratitude and God. Lol what more do I need?

If you know me, I hate superficial and am big on being real. This has by far been one of THE most realest, sentimental New Years.

Thank you guys for all of the love and support in 2015. May we all reach new heights in all of our endevours….i hope we all make it. #SeeYouAtTheWinningLine.

Loads of Royalty love
TayBreezy

Happy new year guyzzzz❀

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Food, personal

THANK YOU cupcake!!!!

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Aren't they pweddy!

Aah what an awesome day. Spent expressing myself artistically. If anything, today confirmed what an awesome team my sissy and I make! So the girls cupcakes and cards are done…and they will be carting them off to school tomorrow.

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The product!
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Their cards...they had such a ball making these

Things you will need for these gorgeous cupcakes. (They cost effective AND delicious…they take a Lil time… it would probably be easier to order them…but as I say…nothing that’s easy is ever worth it😆)

So this is what you will need:

● cup cake mix( snow flake)
● 4 eggs
● 300ML Oil
● 1 cup water
● 1 cup milk
● icing suger ( pre-mix one is perfect)
● MnM’s
● Marshmallows
● muffin tray
● Cup cake holders

Cupcakes
Mix your wet ingredients first and then add to the dry ingredients. Spoon em and bake at 180degrees for 10-15 minutes. Allow to cool and vwala.

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The batter
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Line your tray
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Vwala!

Thank you note
These were pretty much simple.

Things you’ll need:
● Tooth pics
● Card board
● project glue
● koki pens

You can cut out any shape you’d like…we did heart shapes. take the tip of the tooth pic and glue it to the back.Β  You can pretty much write any note fitting for whatever the occasion is.

We did these last night, soley for the glue to dry and for the tooth pics to stick nicely!

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The " Thank you" notes

Once these are done and your cup cakes are nice and cooled. You can ice them!

Once iced, place into the cup cake holders, we got these:

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Cup cake holders

Then place marshmallow onto your “thank you” note…and pop into the cup cake.

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The product😆

You can decorate with smarties, 100’s and 1000’s, cherries, MnM’s, crushed chocs or biscuits…it really is your choice.

And there you have it!!! Perfectly presented cup cakes, made with love and loads of fun and it serves as a lovely art experience for the kids as well!!!!

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Yummmmy

They had a ball. We had a ball. The gift of giving and giving thoughtfully is a feeling that no words can explain!

Hope you guys enjoy, be sure to post your attempts or give other ideas.

Loves and kisses
Xoxoxoxoxo
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