Life as we know it

Thinking…

Life has taught me to take several breaks.  Breaks from work, relationships and people. Many times we get so cumbered with “activities ” that we don’t get the chance to step aside and take care of ourselves. Too busy making everyone else happy and laughing. 

But, what about you? What about me? We work for hours at our jobs and then spend couple more hours with “friends” at the end, we only give ourselves bedtime and bath time just to go do it all over again. 

Take a break. Am taking a break, not that I have friends as such but to get refreshed from within. To prioritize the things that matters most and to step away from the distraction. 

ūüėô thatafricangurl 

All in Belize · Uncategorized

July 25th Bus

July 25th today. I took the bus to work, not because I enjoy the public transportation but mainly because the battery of my car decided it no longer wanted to serve me. As I climbed onto the bus, the only concern I had was the ability to get to work still smelling like me. Am so very familiar with the horror stories of getting hit over the head, toes stepped on and armpits over faces bus experience.

Image result for belize signToday was different, I was bright and bubbly on the inside. I enjoyed this morning’s ride, it was a beautiful and sunny 6:45 am unlike the others I have had. In Belize, its summer everyday and that’s what makes me do it all over again. It’s a beautiful country!

 

Bubbly girl – thatafricangurl

Life as we know it

Just Do

You are enough..

To That person who sits and wonders why, how can I make them see me for me… maybe if I tried a little more, worked a little harder maybe, just maybe I can bring myself to be enough. Enough to be loved, enough to be comfortable with.

To that teenager who feels no one understands what goes on in their minds, the daily, hourly struggles. You are good enough.

that girl who got pregnant at 16, shame flushed her face and her heart died slowly within her, because she though all hope was lost and she was no a nobody. You are loved, more than you will ever know. You ARE enough.

be enough for yourself. Stand tall and DO, do for your future, you’re past will thank you for it.

 

-thatafricangurl

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Mental Trip to Friday

Each day comes with challenges. sometimes, the problems we face often feels like the sky has fallen. Oh but five O’clock seems so far away as I sit constantly sighing and peeking to see if my colleagues are doing something more “exciting” than I am. ¬†Yes, it’s work but can I get just a little break to – do that secret dance that I do when no one’s watching? that was Friday.

Today is Monday. A new day with new challenges and problems. ¬†But my mind has slowly begun to gather the problems of Friday for a continuation today. The dreadful mental trip to Friday, suddenly tightened my shoes to my feet, the pain felt confusing. I was not sure if it was really my shoes or maybe because am hungry…

I think I will go buy some shoes. After all, it does have a smoothing effect for both the mind and the feet.

 

-thatafricangurl

Life as we know it

Live again

Just a little longer, I sat and waited for the right words, the ticking of the clock so loud, loud enough for me to hear 1,2,3,4,5 each second as it passed by.

The words you spoke did no justice to my aching ear. oh how my ears bled to your indecent words. Must you speak this way? I asked. My heart ran far away, as it fought to escape the grips of a naughty mind.

Away from me you fowl person! speak life into me, build me up, encourage my growth… as you walked away, my heart returned and my soul smiled once more.

 

-thatafricangurl

All in Belize

Relaxed Piano….

Where are the days going? time flies by so fast which makes me wonder if I was granted the same 24 hours a day as the universe. It’s crazy I tell ya! anyway, I have been so tied up with many things lately. My intentions when I restarted this blog page was to constantly post every two days tops. However; we know things do not really work out the way we plan all the time.

Joggling between work, school and a newly addition activities, such as the new youth leader in my church and I also joined a music school to learn how to play the piano. So you can imagine the busyness. I had also want to learn how to play that darn instrument, a colleague encouraged  me to make the move and sign up so I did.  I made the the commitment to register and stick to it until I become good at it.

I pray God gives me more grace to pull through all these responsibilities gracefully.

 

If anyone of you guys play the piano, please feel free to advise, or forward me to resources that can help in my learning. Thanks mucho!

 

-thatafricangurl

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No Frogs

I hate frogs to the extent I think, I think I fear those creatures too. you know the ¬†type of ¬†hatred that makes your skin itch and heart beat fast? Hmmmm, that’s fear. Truth is, frogs never did anything to me in the past, other than being their froggy-self jumping on anything and anyone. But this had me thinking, having strong dislike towards something will soon turn into hatred of it if care is not taken. ¬†And hatred turns to fears as well, Like my frog situation. God I despise those things!

You see dear friend, The devil plants fear into our hearts from things or people we strong dislike because of one thing or the other. But In 2 Timothy 1:7 says “For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.” We must therefore always remember what God has given us, Power- over the devil and his devises. Love – towards ourselves and everyone around us whether we find them agreeable or not. If we truly love one another, there will be no room for malice, anger, and bitterness towards the other. 1 Peter 4:8 ”¬†Above all, keep loving one another earnestly, since love covers a multitude of sins.” Love blindly towards all men because God loved and died for us still while we were yet sinners (Romans 5:8)¬†

Sound mind, God has given us sound mind over the noises of the enemy. Over his evil reports concerning our lives and ¬†the lives of our loved ones. Sound mind over anxiety, sleepless night. I find myself been very anxious at times over situations that is clearly beyond my control. Paying my tuition, ¬†I can only do so much, but I trust God to see me through. Why loose sleep over what you can not change? 1 Peter 5:7 “¬†Casting all your care (Worries, Anxiety) upon him; for he careth for you.”

Be encouraged, God is interested in every little thing about you.

-thatafricangurl