Thursday, 9 January 2020

Cheers to the new decade!!

its 2020!!

to God be the Glory!!

I can distinctly recall the turn from 1999 to 2000....the millennium and the craze that computers would crash etc etc....I had  a friend in IT who had to spend the night at work just incase the worst happens! ai ai ai

Anyhoo....I counted down to 2000 in Carnivore at the fabulous Chaka Demus & Pliers concert, my oh my...I have never ever gone for another concert that surpassed that one!! we had so much fun not to mention the majestic fireworks!! and two things crowned it off...the surprise appearance of none other than Rita Marley!! and of course the singing of Redemption Song ...a song that I HAD NEVER HEARD OF before.....and people around us are singing along and my sis and I are like ....what!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

The turn from 2009 to 2010 is unclear! maybe there was not enough hype around this turn of the decade.


I loved these reflection questions

1. How has your life changed or stayed the same in the last year?
Was it an eventful year? Why or why not? How did your choices lead to or allow any life changes, and will you make these same decisions in the future?

2. What are you most proud of?

Don't forget to pat yourself on the back for any job well done. You deserve it for all your hard work and perseverance. Acknowledging our successes reminds us what we are capable of at any moment.

3. What stressed you out the most?

And what ways can you relieve this stress in the new year?

4. What are five words that describe this year, and which five words do you want to describe 2020?

Take a moment to envision how this year went, and how you want the next year to go.

5. What negative habits do you want to break next year?

We all have negative habits, and we have the power to stop doing them. Are you too negative? Do you indulge in junk food too often? How can you improve? How can you change bad habits to good ones?

6. Were there any opportunities you missed out on?

If so, what moves can you make now to prevent another missed opportunity from happening in 2020? 

7. What did you start and not finish?

And will you revisit this in the new year? (Hint: If it helps lead to your future success and happiness, then you should.)

8. What brought joy into your life this year?

Make a commitment to do more of the things that bring you joy, and less of the things that take joy out of your life.

9. What are you most grateful for?

Despite the challenges we go through, we can always find something to be thankful for. What blessings did this year give you, and how will you stay grateful in the new year?

10. What's the one thing you'd like others to remember about you when you're no longer here?

We can get so caught up in our daily lives that we forget to think about our legacy. With this question, think big picture, and think about how you can make steps next year to bring this vision to life.
https://www.inc.com/peter-economy/10-personal-reflection-questions-for-success-happiness-in-2020.html

CHEERS TO THE NEW DECADE!!




Tuesday, 26 November 2019

10yearchallenge

10 year challenge

so social media has this challenge where one posts pictures that are 10 years apart

December 2009 I was a mother of one toddler and another one had just turned one - and I had my hands full with them. The first one was the playful kind and grew quickly so soon was even difficult to carry him around. I would not have guessed that just 10 years later I would have a third one in my brood! I was working with an NGO.... I was still struggling to clear MBA which I had started 3 years earlier in 2006

December 2019 Am seated here working at a social enterprise that is again not what I thought I would ever work in....dealing with technology. Interesting stuff.

Biggest lesson - one can never tell 100pc what their life would pan out to be

Believe in God

Guard your thought actions and emotions

And all will be well!!

year end

and then november rolled by

and we all wonder where the year went

christmas plans in high gear

no lies on the cash needed

but the memories have to be created

so lets do this!

enjoy

Monday, 4 November 2019

Bucket list.......

Seems like all around me there is talk of bucket lists...so this inspired me to think of my own list...so here goes (in no particular order)

1. attend a major music concert that goes on for like 3 days!!

2. visit Japan

3. visit Disney world with the kids

4. visit hollywood

5. israel

6. visit Victoria Falls (after seeing Niagra falls and hearing its the 3rd largest!!)

7. road drive from Nairobi to Johanesburg

8. climb Mount Kilimanjaro

9. visit Brazil

10. visit Australia

whats on your list???


New way of doing things...

So now am in a co working space

Looks like fun

except for the noise!

goodness gracious!

the shuffling around

the open area discussions

the pulling of sofas

so when i got these 'noise cancelling' headphones

as a birthday gift

I was over the moon!!

now cant even hear the person  next to me

LOL

Friday, 27 September 2019

5 years later

So I started this blog when I turned 40

To jot down what am learning

in this journey called life

This year, I am drawn to the sunflower

and as the song goes

As a sunflower, that follows every movement of the sun

So I turn towards you, and follow you, My Lord!

In simplicity, modesty, I follow!!

In simplicity, modesty, I follow!!

Amen

Friday, 21 June 2019

True wealth!!

Today (Friday June 21) I heard an inspiring sermon

It was based on the fruits of the Holy Spirit

That we spend so much time and energy trying to get material things (money, fame etc), yet at the end of our life.....what really matters was another form of wealth

That the  true wealth that we should be investing in is Love Joy Peace Patience Kindness Goodness Gentleness Faithfulness and Self control...the fruits of the Holy Spirit



Take a moment and reflect on how these shows up in your life and what legacy you wish to leave based on these fruits!