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 · Uncategorized

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.



Life as we know it · Uncategorized

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.





Hold on

It’s not as bad as it looked, although it looks bad
Hold on to hope and believe that with just a little understanding, everything will work out for the best.
It always does in the end. And those things you thought you’d never survive, you will be on top.

Hold on to hope and never loose faith.

thatafricangurl~ be encouraged

Life as we know it · Uncategorized

Shadow Neighbor

What is seem within a smile, does it truly come from the heart?  is the frown deep enough or does it just linger momentarily between the brows. My eyes I was told gives me away. Vain efforts to conceal the hidden, yet the dull shadow neighbors my footsteps exposing the cloudy thoughts which my mind is yet to understand.

Still I smile, without the crow’s feet pattern, without the sparkle which brightens a gloomy morning. ” Is something on your mind?” she asked, as I struggled to  perfect the fake smile hoping that soon enough it might be real, to be seen and in my mind to believe, still the eyes gave me away.





Customer Service: Make Customers not Sales!


“People makes the world go around” a reality that many businesses fail to take seriously. Business Industries needs people on a whole to survive. People = potential customers= loyal customer.

Having a good customer service relationship with your “customer” is the way to keep them coming back! Regardless of the quality of your product or the awesome brand it carries, if you treat the people walking into your business in a crappy way, it will come back to bite you hard real quickly.

Each person  walking into your business doors is a potential customer, you will have them based on the way you interact with them. Am honestly tired of walking into a business place and the receptionist is looking and speaking to me as if i came to beg or am being a nuisance. ” ARE  YOU KIDDING ME?? ” you need my business, my money in order for you to remain in this business competition.

The other thing, Oh Gosh! Phone manners… Can someone please tell me why when you call a company, the tone on voice that your call is received is so depressing and sad?? Like  ( Jane) is having a bad day? When personal problems are transferred to customers, you will definitely lose that client.


Bottom line is this: Make your customers happy, make them develop a trust in you, and NEVER EVER LIE TO THEM because when you do.. well you don’t need a ghost to tell you that you will be screwed for a very long time. A bad experience spreads like wild-fire.



Does Having an Education make us Happy?


Was in a conversation today with a friend concerning certain issues, there was something that she said that had me thinking…. ” you see what education does, it makes us to analysis everything…. get to the tiny details  of everything before taking one step forward into the unknown….. ” Oh well, am just going to live my life”

Thinking…. What does your education do for you? Do you feel that you have the ability to live your life in a wise but, yet fulfilling way? Do you feel restricted sometimes because you know too much?

Please share your thoughts…. comment.