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Futile

She finally realized that sometimes,

even when you give it your absolute best,

the greener pastures will come and sweep it all away.

Sometime it doesn’t matter what you could have done.

It will all go up in flames and the flames will take you too…

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Anonymous: An Open Letter

Suprise! Yes, I’m still on a quest for bloggers interested in writing something anonymously on this here blog of mine! If you’re interested, drop me a mail on:

noloyiso.l@gmail.com

Enjoy this month’s post!

Dear life

It is me, a Liver. It has been 20 something odd years on this journey together and the experiences are a ton and a half. I could write a book but words alone are not fully capable of expressing the depth and extent of what I have witnessed in this journey with you.

Through it all, I have learnt to become a survivor. I am not easily discouraged even in the bleakest of situations. I have stared depression, stress and anxiety in the eye but I am still standing. I have had the angel of death visiting a couple of times taking with it my loved ones, but my faith has remained unshakeable. I have lost friends who promised me infinity and beyond but here I am; the curve that accentuates my smile has never diminished. I have had my heart broken several times, but my belief in love has never faded.

Through these ups and downs, I have learnt to be grateful, I have also learnt that I was made to last and that what is in me is bigger than these stumbling blocks. I have learnt to tell my story the best way I know and don’t know how but it is a story of strength. Dear life, as we continue on this journey together, I look forward to all that you will throw my way.

Warmest Regards
Lifer

Well, I’ll see you on Sunday, my friendlies!😘

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Obsessed

Hey erbody! It’s Sunday! One of my favourite days, partly because I get to catch up with you guys! I hope you had a fantastic weekend!

Today, I wanted to tell you about my new dress, but I’m going to save it for Wednesday. I have something else in mind for today and it has been bothering me for a long time and I neeeeed to get it off my chest!

So, I’ve been working out for a few years now. And I’ve watched my body plateau over the last few months. So I’ve been killing myself to get back on track. But the more I tried, the more I backslid. It’s been rough!

I developed this obsession with my body. But in pursual of that body, it lead to negative thoughts about my body as it is. And that’s where I almost spiraled. I spent the last few months in a great deal of frustration. Trying to control my diet and how my body was sculpted. This resulted in binge eating and skipping gym sometimes.

I started to hate what my body looked like. That’s when I realised I was in trouble. I needed to take a step back and realise that I wasn’t being good to myself.

I hope that you never hate your body. I hope you love yourself more than others. Because trying to lose weight should never lead you to dislike yourself now.

I hope you were encouraged by that. I Hope you realise how worthy you are!

Thank you for popping in! Have a great week😘

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Reflections: On Being Each Other’s Angels

One of the posts from Noloyiso’s blog that stayed with me long after I read it was when she wrote of an incident: I Need A Hug

It’s weird how sometimes, we are so wrapped up in our own worlds and our own sorrows and it feels as if we are the only ones laboring through great difficulties but around us, are people with equal or even heavier burdens. You never know what a simple word or gesture can mean to someone else.

I believe in angels. They walk amongst us wearing a stranger’s face, sometimes even a more familiar face and we call them friends and family.

In the spirit of reflections, which this post is themed upon, when we look back on the year, may we focus on the good: the good we did, the good that happened and between that all the connections that made us keep moving forward.

Here’s to beginning the year onwards and upwards. Sometimes all we have is each other.

~B

A digital storyteller immortalizing himself the best way he knows how, by writing.

Blog: Becoming the Muse

Twitter: Beatonm5

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Awesome Impact Award

Happy Sunday Everyone!

It’s good to see you again and I trust you’ve had a great weekend!

I’m so excited to be nominated for the Awesome Impact Award! Thank you so much, Tashnee V Mavee for the nomination! Check out her blog here. She’s really great!

The rules for the challenge are very simple:

1. Tag and thank the person who nominated you;

2. Post your Awesome Impact Award picture and post it;

3. Talk about an incident that impacted your life in a postive way;

4. Nominate other awesome bloggers for the award.

I Need A Hug

I was having a particularly difficult day and I bumped into one of my students who had decided that I was her favourite teacher and had been calling me bestie for years -eventually, I gave into the affection.

“Bestie, I need a hug”, I blurted out without thinking. She looked up at me, eyes filling with tears, “I need a hug too!” I pulled her into an embrace, forgetting my own problems for a moment. Her cousin had passed away the night before and she was sad. We both stood in that embrace, both in need of the comfort. My spirit was lifted that day and I hope that hers was too.

In our time of need, we need each other and we should never back away from an opportunity to comfort others. Therein lies our own comfort too.

My nominations

Joseyphina

Beaton

Alyazya

Thank you for popping in! Have a beautiful week filled with nothing but good things! See you on Wednesday😘

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Love is…

Happy Sunday! I hope your weekend was relaxed and filled with all your favourite things😊

I think the world needs a big hug; love, support, a word of encouragement. Today, I feel like sprinkling some love to warm the cockles of the heart. So I wrote some beautiful words…

“Wait… listen”, he stopped everything in that moment and cupped her face, compelling her to look into his eyes. “I am in love with you. I… am in love with you.”

She smiled stupidly. She couldn’t contain it. “I love you too and I’m not going anywhere”,she said, in between giggles.

It was that simple. He loved her. And she loved him in return. And neither of them would let the other go.

I hope your day is filled with pure unbridled love for no better reason than that you deserve it! Thank you for popping in! Have a beautiful week! I will see you on Wednesday😘

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Forward

Happy Sunday erbody!

How’s the weather in your corner of the world? It’s been raining in Joburg since last night. It’s the perfect weather for staying cooped up in bed with a good book, a stew on the stove while in the arms of a bearded Nubian King! Wow! That escelated so quickly😂

Today I’d like to share what vaguely resembles poetry, but prefer calling prose… I’ve learned this week that moving on and getting over is dependant on me and not always on outside factors. I tend to play victim a great deal of the time to excuse my own holding on…

Anyway! Here you go! Enjoy the read!

So we’ve been sitting here.

Hunched over this mess,

throwing blame back and forth as though in a tennis match.

I’m tired.

Of sitting.

Of wallowing.

Of spewing accusations at you and wiping upthrown bile from my own face.

I’m moving forward.

You’re welcome to move with me.

Or you can stay behind and wallow on your own.

As always, I appreciating your dropping by for my posts! Your support means the world to me! Have a beautiful week! I’ll see you on Wednesday😘