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Gratitude

It has been one of the toughest weeks of 2017 by far.

Staying afloat and remaining positive has never taken so much out of me. I am however, a firm believer that we all need to have some bad days to sincerely appreciate the good ones 🙂

I am training myself to see the light even when I’m stuck in the middle of what seems to be a never-ending storm. As a result, there are some things that moved me this past week that I really just need to put out there and extend some gratitude for.

Many of you know that I lost my son. Each year, I am overwhelmed by the mothers day messages I receive. The kind words and reassurance that my little soldier is watching over me, always warms my heart. To each and every one of you who took the time out to send me those beautiful messages, I say Thank You and this is from the depths of my heart.

The one wish received however, really touched my heart and will forever remain embedded in my minds’ box of sentimental memories. The wish from my mentee. Many of you would also know that I mentor a beautiful 13 year old little girl at one of the kiddies homes here in Durban. This is done through an absolutely wonderful programme; The Bright Star mentorship programme. This is one of the very many programmes run by the Peace agency. 

You guys should really check the programme out, you can do so by clicking here. You can also check out information on the Peace Agency and other projects linked to them by clicking here. You guys are welcome to comment or message me for more information as well 🙂

I am currently in my second year of mentoring through this programme and you would have seen through  my previous posts just how amazing my mentee is. She made me the most beautiful card with the most heart warming words. God really has a constant way of showing me just how much he loves me. I really feel so privileged being apart of this little one’s life. With each weekly visit, I am constantly fulfilled. #Forevergrateful

I also need to extend my gratitude to my friends, family and significant other. Knowing just how trying this week has been, these guys are always at my side reminding me to keep going, reminding me of God, reminding me that I have been through worse. These guys are always encouraging me and boy oh boy, they never allow me to wallow. I promise you, if it was not for them, I don’t even want to think of the position I would be in and I mean really, what more could a girl possibly ask for? #Mysupportstructureisbetterthanyours

Lastly, my creator. You know how we sometimes have those silent prayers that our hearts whisper but we brush off? yeah those. God always seems to listen and let me know in his own way that he has heard. Me being able to write this post is really only by his will and permission and therefore I have to honor him. #blessedbeyondmeasure

so God, thank you for everything, thank you for my heavenly angel that is there with you, thank you for my mentee and allowing be to be apart of such a phenomenal mentorship programme, thank you for my family, friends and my special person and thank you for never giving up on me. People often ask me how do I remain so grounded and my answer was, is and  will always be: my faith and my God.

So with that done, I will encourage you to give thanks and to purposely remind yourself of all the good things you got going in your life, especially when you have 101 things to complain about. It has worked for me, I am sure it will for you too.

Love and light always,

From just an ordinary girl Xx

 

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Today I am just grateful

So I woke up with probably 101 things to complain about.

But im training myself to see the best in everything….not always an easy task. Hahahaha but…if anything, the goals we need to set ourselves up for are character goals!
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Im so grateful for waking up and seeing another day. Grateful for the roof over my head and food in my tummy. Grateful for family and friends, who no matter how full of eish I get at times, are always there to encourage and push me and who never leave.

Grateful for my faith. For My religion that grounds me. For My job. My health. For my blog, a platform where I can be me, im grateful for everybody who takes the time out to read and connect with me. Im grateful for my team at work, GO TITANS!

Im grateful for my upbringing which always encourages me daily to stay on the side of right ( or atleast try too) the upbringing that taught me to communicate and voice how I feel. The upbringing that validated and validates my existence and suggests that I AM WORTHY of all things great. The upbringing that taught me humility. Respect. That instilled morals and values so strong, that even when the world is heading in another direction and all things that are wrong are condoned, I stay grounded.

Today im grateful for my mentee, the person that in the passed week and weeks coming will remind me to never take anything for granted. What a blessing! Shukr Allah for choosing me to do your work.

Im grateful for my past and my lifes hurdles and pains that are inevitable and demand to be felt…if it wasnt for them, I wouldnt have had the strength to overcome all that I have and will need to and I wouldnt beable to have had the courage to set personal boundaries and to know my worth. Im grateful for love, both giving and receiving. Im grateful that I still allow myself to feel, cry, vent, laugh and appreciate.

Today im grateful for my flaws, without them I’d be plain down boring.#ImperfectlyPerfect. For my parents and for knowing God. Without them Id be nothing,seriously! For knowing that ultimately God’s plan ranks #1 and boy oh boy do I trust it. Grateful for all the oppotunities awarded to me and those missed.

Im grateful for my son Mikail, who even though isnt with me, pushes me to do and be better#MumsHeavenlyAngel

Today I am just grateful!

May peace and blessings be upon you all.

Juma mubarak all 🙂

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