Nostalgia

Happy Sunday everybody!

It was a scorcher of a day on my side of the world! I hope you’ve a had a great weekend and looking forward to an even better week🙂

I spent my week up to my ears in marking – the joys of being a teacher! Something I’ve always enjoyed about English language papers, even as a high school student myself, was how thought provoking the texts always are and as I marked and read some of the answers the students gave, I was given much to think about.

This particular text was about nostalgia and how human beings have the habit of holding on to a belief that life was simpler and better in the past. We’ve all been there. We go back to our home towns and see how everything has changed. We see how young people behave and wonder what barn they were raised in that made them so disrespectful and if you are South African, you look back to when the petrol price was lower and you could afford more things than you can now! We all look back and wish we could go back!

Alas, we can’t go back to the good ole days. They were simpler and sometimes better, but you know what? Right now is simpler and in some respects, better too. We have to learn to take the bad with the good and know that in all situations, there is some good too.

Thank you for dropping by! May you have an awesome week! See you on Wednesday😘

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Diamond

Happy Humpday, Dear Readers!

It’s always good to have you here. I hope you have had a good week so far!

November is just flying by and soon it will be 31 days of Saturdays: December! I cannot wait for sun and family and mommy food and endless days! Until that glorious time, yours truly is up to her ears in work so I’m going to keep today’s post short😉

I heard a beautiful saying yesterday and thought I should encourage everybody today:

No matter what flaws you believe you have, remember that therein lies your beauty. Your flaws enhance you and make you all the more dazzling! You are worth knowing and worth having in this world so keep going!!

Thank you for dropping by! Please share any encouraging quotes you have heard this week. I would love to hear from you! I’m sorry I couldn’t stay longer but I call my posts short and sweet for a reason😉 have an awesome week! We’ll talk again on Sunday😘

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😘

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😘

Intruders

Happy Sundays Everyone!

What a stressful week! But it’s over and it came with its rewards! I hope yours had some colour in it too🙂 Anyway, let’s get to the day’s topic!

It’s official: I am in love with South African literature❤ I especially love, Mohale Mashigo. I wrote about her debut novel, The Yearning almost a year ago. Come to think of it, I didn’t do that post justice! I adored the novel so much that I gave my copy away to a colleague I met- Bittersweet because I want to revisit that story, but I digress! Mashigo recently released a collection of short stories titled Intruders.

I seldom read more than one novel by any author, but Mashigo has stolen my heart! Her writing is alluring, her stories intriguing and her characters, all people I’d like to call my friends.

In this particular collection, she introduces the reader to a genre of literature called Afrofuturism. She, however expresses a need to tell stories that lie somewhere between a dystopian and a utopian future Africa. She explains it much more eloquently in her notes before delving into these different worlds where everything is familiar in its South African contexts but with completely different, sometimes supernatural and sometimes strange features.

That’s how she has me hanging on her every word in every story of this collection of short stories! I found myself eagerly turning the page and the next story in anticipation for how each tale will unfold all the while dreading (because short stories always tend to be too short) the end which comes all too quickly!

In a nutshell! I’m loving this novel! I’m not done yet, bu I look forward to the rest of it! Find it and give it a try!

Well, that’s all I had to share today! I’m praying for a warrior mentality this week! I hope you too resolve to reach your goals and not to surrender!

Thanks for popping in and have an awesome week, my friendlies😘

Life Lessons

Hey everyone!

How is the week going? I have been fluctuating, but I look forward to our dates so I have remained consistant in this regard if nothing else! Small mercies!

Can you believe there are 2 months left in the year?! Like I always say: Time flies whether you’re having fun or not!

Speaking of time, am I the only one who’s noticed that there is less and less time to do things lately or am I a fully fledged adult now?

This time of year gets me thinking about my life; what I have or have not yet accomplished. I guess December comes with some kind of stock take of the year. There’s a sense of finality in the air as though someone is going to check in our travel bags to see what we have done with our time. And so October feels a bit daunting as it leads up to the end of the year!

The biggest promise I made myself this year was not to experience the pain of yesteryear.

Yes!! Your worth is not defined by anyone! So stay strong in the knowledge of what you are worth! I vowed not only to know my worth but to act it out, say it out loud and own it! I’ve also come to see that no one celebrates you for doing this. After all, how will they rise if they are not standing on you slouched back? This rang true for me especially yesterday.

Finally, remember that you matter no matter what, even if you only matter to yourself and your Creator!

Well, that’s all the wise words I have for today! Keep your head up, drink your water and love yourself no matter what!

Thanks for dropping by and have a fantastic week😘

Positive Vibrations

Happy Sunday everyone! I don’t know about you but this particular week was extremely long and equally exhausting! It’s a good thing it’s over, though🙂

Remember when I shared My Afroblogger Experience ? Well I was fortunate enough to meet a fellow blogger that day and he consequently invited me to guest write on his blog for his Positive Vibrations series and mine was posted yesterday!

Please check it out,comment, like and share! I enjoy his writing too so help yourself to his other posts as well, he’s great! Enjoy the read! Here’s the link👇

https://www.wordsbyjayjay.com/2018/09/29/adulting/

Thank you so much for popping in! Have a fantastic Sunday and a beautiful week ahead! I’ll see you on Wednesday😘