Activities, am writing, Interests, Lifestyle, Love & War, Uncategorized

Love Love Love

It’s February, the month of loooove! The shops are nothing but Valentines cards and chocolates and teddy bears and Twitter, abuzz with debates about gift ideas, while the singles ask each other what they will be doing on the day!

Me? Well, I’m somewhere in between! I don’t bash love- well, not since 2015 anyway. In fact, now I think love is a beautiful thing. And while I won’t be harping on about how the day is a money making scheme ( it is!) nor will I be shooting my shot on any social media platform ( I did that successfully in juniour high, thank you!) I do believe that love of all forms is worth celebrating!

So grab the nearest thing to you: your job, gym life, your friends, your family or even your solitude and tell it you love it! Seriously! The world can be a morbid place and we can never spread too much love into it!

I’ll be at home eating all the chocolate I will have solicited from dem boys because I deserve nice things😂

Have a beautiful evening, dear readers, thanks for visiting! Have a beautiful week!

Interests, Lifestyle, Love & War, Soul Stuff

Growth

Spirit lead me where my trust is without borders.

Let me walk upon the water wherever You would call me.

Take me deeper than my feet could ever wonder and my faith will be made stronger...

This time last year, I couldn’t find the voice to sing these words. They would literally get stuck in my throat.

It isn’t God I don’t trust in all situations, it’s me. Trying to survive a storm gets messy. I rage against the world, the people around me, God. I’m less patient than normal and I’m certainly not grateful that this is for my ultimate good. If I had it my way, I would avoid the storms, to be honest, and I wish God would cut me some slack. It’s not pretty and I sit in the shame of that fact the entire time. But, whether we are willing to go through it to get through it or not, the storms still come, we stumble through the mess land the other side, sometimes in shambles.

The good news is that the thorn was eventually removed and I’m experiencing some relief. Life isn’t necessarily what I’d like it to be now, but I must say that I am stronger now because of the storm. This morning, this song came up on the projector and I belted it out! I felt no dread or resentment for what may or not lie ahead or what I had been through already. Yes, the storms seem unbearable at the time, but it feels good to be on the other side of it, still intact and better. And that is the beautiful ebb and flow of life: no matter how bad things get, it will pass and you will get to the other side; you will survive. I hope you remember that no matter what is going on in your life. Hang in there!

Thank you so much for popping in! Its always a pleasure to have you here! Have a beautiful week ahead, erbody!

Activities, Interests, Lifestyle

Reflections: Christmas

It seems meant to be that I write the last reflection post for this series because, like last year, this week’s guest couldn’t make it.

Christmas lends itself to reflection. It’s the last Wednesday of the year, most of us are surrounded by family and a new year looms so we often find ourselves looking back on the year that has been and plan for the year ahead. I appreciate social media for this because I get to look back on the year that was and get a reminder of the accomplishments and the obstacles overcome.

I still can’t really find the right word to describe this year, but I can say that I was much stronger this year than I was in years gone by; much more resilient, but it costs a great deal to be this strong and I still don’t appreciate the hardships I had to go through to get here quite yet, maybe it will come when I’m older…

We had Tshirts made this year for my family’s annual Christmas lunch which is pretty cool aaaand next year is going to be the 10th annual family Christmas lunch. Saneliswe ( my cousin) and I are really proud of ourselves for birthing and cultivating this family tradition.

Chinua Achebe once said, “A man who calls his family and friends to a feast does not do it to save them from hunger. They all have food in their own homes. When we gather at the village in the moonlight, it is not because of the moon. Every man can see it in his own compound . We meet because it’s good to do it. If we smile together, it is not because we do not have problems, but because we are stronger than the problems.”

So Merry Christmas to you and your loved ones. May your festive season be filled with love and nurture and peace…

Thank you so much for popping in! It’s always a pleasure to have you here! We’ll chat again on Sunday😘

Activities, Interests, music, Uncategorized

Jam: No Fear

I like to find a good jam every morning for my daily drive to work. A pick me up of sorts to get my spirits up and my mind focused on the day ahead. Then I found this video👇 which led me to the song!

I love this guy’s deposition! It’s like he’s just in a great mood for no reason! Every day must be Friday for him! I only ever get like that after sweating it up in the gym! It’s like the world is as it should be and none of the woes matter! I needed this feeling every morning at the time, mostly because I’m a bit of a grumpy gill in the morning! So I went and found the song:

I love the guitar riff that grooves like 90s bump and Dej’s voice that is kind of lazy and carefree despite the huge declarations she’s making! This jam is just fun – music to my ears😂 It just makes me happy!

Don’t be shy

Don’t be scared

Get up!

So if you need a song to put a skip in your step and lighten your mood, this one is for you! Go get it! You won’t regret it!

Thanks for popping in! Enjoy what’s left of the week! We’ll chat soon😘

Interests, Prose

Poetry

Has anyone ever written you a poem? Well, until the other day, I haven’t had this privilege!

I shared the first posted picture from my modelling stint the other day and my good friend Jay Jay responded in poetry and I thought I would share it with you today 😊

A Positive Poem for the Lady in Positive Pants

Strength.
What is in you is stronger than what they see.
I see stories written in the palms of your hands.
Relating of struggle, strength and victory.

The lines accentuating your feet
Tell stories of journies traversed.
Tears that attempted to form rivers but above all achilles.

If ever you doubt yourself,
May nostalgia take you back on a journey.

The ghost of struggles past

show you what you overcame to be here.
May that which tries to strip you of your smile
be less than the strength which flows in you.

Thank you for your kind words, Jay! This poem is beautiful😊

Check out Jay Jay’s blog here

Have a good week erbody! Thanks for popping in❤

Interests, Uncategorized

Shout out

Hello erbody!

I’m was at book festival today, but I promise I’ll tell you all about it on Wednesday.

I just thought I’d pop in today to tell you how much I appreciate you. Yes, you reading this right now, I appreciate you. This blog wouldn’t be what it is without your engagement every week. The Chronicles is growing and gaining new followers all the time. I almost always have content to share and I really couldn’t have done any of this without conversations with you, be it when I run into you out in the streets or in the social media streets or even reading your blogs. Trully, no man is an island. I love hearing your feedback at any given time about any of the posts I share. It is often the only thing that keeps me writing! You, yes you are the best!

Now go have a beautiful week! I have some reading to do😉