Let it burn…..

I have succumb to the bug that is…….the burn out. I confess I am a workaholic, perfectionist and proudly idealistic in my thinking. I want to save the world everyday but the only thing is that I am one person. In the space of trying to prove my worth I have done the unspeakable and subconsciously taken on the role of someone else as well as myself and now I am burnt ooouuut…say what?! I didn’t see that coming.
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I know it’s not mothers day but…..

Humility came in unfamiliar forms,

she prowled then stood tall,

proud that she could purchase shoes,

wear boots and heels and recycle her wardrobe from the old to the new,

She could always stand firm knowing that being the first of many put her in a position of…great power.

Her step announced her entrance and her voice issued commands,

her mouth could utter contemptuous similes to invoke guilt…but alas she stood tall,

then she grew impatient….quit her job and had to settle for pennies for breakfast,

life became difficult and clothes became undesirable…funny how perception of beauty can be influenced by money and purpose.

She became desperate…..and dreadful but resisted asking her mother for money like she was 15,

for a moment she was reminded of the great wonders of being a child to a mother

you are never too far from a mothers love

a mothers love is something that is scornful yet gentle, harsh yet forgiving, sharp but never without purpose

I only write this to celebrate the beauty that I have observed in my mother who is perhaps the most judgemental yet gentle human being I’ve ever known. I was jobless and she scorned me for being unemployed, I was penniless but she gave me more  money than I needed. She was confused when I got a new job because she wasn’t paying attention but brought my food to my bed when I was sick. Tomorrow she may act very different but she will always be my number 1, I know it’s not mothers day but meh…..okasan..suki

My Inspiration…..MUM

My Topic……Love

My Opinion…..Stated

Beautiful package, beautiful gift…..

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I couldn’t help but share this with the world after seeing this passage today from “Woman thou art loosed” edition KJV Bible by T.D Jakes, it’s so encouraging to anyone who may feel lost in themselves for a moment or for a long time. Based on Colossians 1:9-11….

The greater part of your attractiveness — the part that draws or attracts other people to you – is on the inside, not on your flesh. Our society spends billions of dollars a year to convince you to buy hundreds, even thousands of dollars worth of clothes and make-up in order to fix  up something that doesn’t really matter all that much. We spend countless hours at beauty salons and spas and malls in order to buy, acquire, or create the things we think will draw other people to us, but which actually have very little drawing power. What you create or design on the outside of yourself may  turn a head or two, but it is powerless to turn a mind or a heart.

You are bombarded daily with messages that tell you that if you will only go to the right weight-loss centre and get down to the right size, dye your hair the right shade, go to the right spa, use the right toothpaste, put on the right make-up, wear the right outfit at the right time, and be seen in the right places with the right people, then you will most certainly be able to attract the right man and have the right children and  live in the right neighbourhood and enjoy the right kind of life!

When we do this and nothing “right” happens for us, we are puzzled. We sit back and ask, “What went wrong?” This is what went wrong: We became the merchandise for those who tried to sell us the merchandise.

We’ve been had! The average woman, Christians included will spend thousands of dollars this year on hats and hair colour, earrings and evening dresses. Sadly, they will make no real investment to build or support those inner qualities that truly attract others to us and to Jesus Christ our Saviour. If you are only concerned with what you look like, you are going to be very shallow, superficial person. People are going to find that once they have quite playing with you, the box you came in was beautifully wrapped, but empty.

Go back to the source of your attractiveness—the Holy Spirit of God. He is the one who woos and wins the heart. When you are His woman, He will draw you to the right people for the right purposes at just the right time

All around me I see images and adverts showing me, friends and family telling me what I should look like when what I should look like makes me feel even more self conscious. To that I say “I am fearfully and wonderfully made” and “my worth is far above rubies”. A woman’s self-worth is impossible to crack if she knows how much of value she is when God is her creator. Enjoy your day people people and share the love.

My Inspiration…..a rough morning

My Topic…..value

My Opinion…..stated

Slow down baby…..

It has been a minute since I’ve been back here. Inspiration came and went and I had no time to write it all down. That’s how life has been since. Amidst all that we do sometimes we have so much going on that we forget we have other commitments. We forget to look after our friends, check on our family and even spend time with ourselves and before we know it, life has happened to all. Your friend lost a friend and you were not there to comfort them, a family member was in a situation that you could’ve helped out in and your face has gained a few lines with the addition of a few pounds. India.Arie said it…slow down baby you’re going too fast. Continue reading “Slow down baby…..”