2016, Make it count 

I took off the last 7 days of 2015 to enjoy and revitalise my mind. You know often we work so hard and forget holidays. This is often common from where I come from, a holiday is seen as luxury and only enjoyed by the “well off to do persons”.

During this time I have enjoyed the gift of family, taken time to do all those activities I have never got time to do ever since July 2015. I have read books, I am now on my second, soaked in sun, baked, gone sightseeing, enjoyed sunset and sunrise among others.

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It’s the 2nd of January, 2016 and I am compelled to write and share some of the ways I am going to incorporate into my life or continue doing as often as I can during this new year.IMG_0340

  1. Put GOD first and seek HIS counsel. Heard of that verse: Seek first the Kingdom of GOD and the rest will flow in line? Yes that’s exactly what I am talking of. I have seen GOD work in my life and HE can still work in yours because HE makes everything beautiful.
  2. Mind your flock: Associate with people above you and try to exploit every relationship in a good way so as to learn and grow. Birds of the same feathers flock together, you know.
  3. Acceptance: Accept my current situation because I often times live in denial. I have learned that he best way to change is to accept what I am, who I am and the situation I am in. After this I can work towards being what I want / who I want to be and where I want to see myself.
  4. Change your perception on things. There is no such a thing as born lucky. Quit saying so and so is lucky because luck just doesn’t happen, it’s something you generate by organising your life in a way that maximises every opportunity that comes your way. Change your mindset and chase that which your heart yearns for.IMG_0557
  5. Buoy up yourself:  Try as much as possible to encourage yourself. To be honest courage boosts confidence. There things I did in 2015 that were as a result of courage. Without breaking through our comfort zones we can’t change.IMG_0592.JPG
  6. Save: Save time to do what you love to do, save money as much as you can, save electricity, save water and save food. Be a saviour of sorts.
  7. Spend with a plan: Document your finances and have a plan on what you are to spend. Quit buying quantity and cheap but rather buy durable and only that you need not what you want. I am learning to spend after researching and stop the impulse buying.
  8. Be in control: Take charge of your emotions and learn from failed relationships. Move on when need be.IMG_0688
  9. Listen and be slow to judge.
  10. Happiness: Search happiness and make merry, do something that makes your heart leap with joy. Doing things because of bandwagon and persuasion is so yesterday. So if it is a book, read it, a holiday take it, quitting your job because its not satisfying then you have the green light. At the end of the year, you will thank me.IMG_0397
  11. Plan your life out: Have a plan and a timeline. Say if you are saving, save for a solid item, be it a wedding, buying your first house. This way, you can keep keeping on.
  12. LIVE: Choose to live. Let there be days when you just breath in, leave the hustle and LIVE. At the end of the day, its your life to live and let know one hold you down.IMG_0080
  13. Groom yourself: Wear that fancy dress, spoil yourself with a nice perfume, that pedicure you have kept off for months, that hair cut/ hair do, you know..
  14. Make new friends: Go out and be social, meet new people, network and build your circle of friends because life is better when shared.
  15. Invest: Start a new hobby. start a new business and start something worth investing in your time. It may not count at the start but as time goes on you will see results.
  16. Healthy living: Work out and eat healthy. Health is wealth.

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Quote: The pages of yesterday cannot be revised, but the pages of tomorrow are blank and you hold the pen. Make it an inspiring story- Billy Cox

HAPPY 2016. I wish you the very best of this new year and keep stopping by,

Love and LOVE

Faye

Behind FAITH

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My name Faith has a story to it. My mama says I was born with complications that she was admitted in hospital earlier than expected. I was born with complications that saw me spend the first of weeks of life and my first Christmas in hospital as doctors tried to figure out how they would save my life. My body was pricked in all parts in order trace a vein, on little arms, legs and somewhere on my head. Today I look at these giant scars on my body that have never faded despite the years and I am reminded that GOD knew me even before the foundations of the earth were laid. HE indeed had me in HIS plan and that I would live and be a living testimony.

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A letter to Freedom- 10th August, I celebrate you,

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10th August is a very special day to me. It is the wonderful day that she was born. From the beginning of this all, I knew there was something special about you.. That something about you that touched my heart that I would not let go. I have learnt a lot about you. It’s unlikely that I have people who support me. That special someone who’s stood with me in all. Continue reading

GIRL TALK- The TYPE to SETTLE For- My Random Thoughts

“I am not picky, I just don’t settle for less than I deserve”

I am not the best when it comes to relationship advice but I have an opinion that I want to air out, cause someone asked me to. My take when it comes to settling. You find that we all look for different thing in a relationship but the ultimate goal is happiness. If you ain’t happy, then thats not the best for you.

There are many things we may settle for in life: the meal that has fewer calories, the bad job in the right city or maybe the clothes on the sale rack. The one thing we should never settle for, however, is love.There are many average things in life, but love should not be one of them. Through the masses of mediocre, common and run-of-the-mill things that we experience day by day, love should certainly defy them all.

We should never settle for someone who could walk away and not turn back, one who doesn’t recognise what he is holding when embracing our hands or someone who doesn’t remind us every day of how much we mean to him.

What you deserve is someone missing you the moment you walk out the door, even if you’ll only be gone a moment. You deserve someone who may not believe in fairytales, but who treats you like a princess simply because that’s what you are to him.

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You deserve someone who will challenge you instead of just giving in. Someone who will share his honest thoughts with you because you’re going to share your honest lives together; yet, someone who knows how to forgive and to be happy instead of being right always.

Whats that type you look for? Whats that type you choose to settle for.

thanks for stopping by,

Faye

A friend who sticks closer than a brother 

 

Why I love the bible it has word in every situation of life: proverbs 18: 24 “a man of many companions may come to ruin, but there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother. Recently I had a chitchat with my in-circle reminiscing about how we have come as friends. One of them ( I won’t mention the name but she is in these pictures) said that,  “when you reach that age at which making new close friends is hard, you know you have grown.” Not to freak out on this matter, but gone are the days when we changed close friends as cloths. That said, there friends who will stick closer than a brother, those that will stick with you no matter what situation you are going through, the type that ain’t “fair weather friends,” a term I recall using many years ago in high school.

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