THE SMELL OF MY CHILDHOOD NEVER FADES

SO MANY YEARS HAVE PASSED AND YET IT SEEMS LIKE IT WAS ONLY YESTERDAY ,THAT I RAN THROUGH THE STREETS OF WESTBURY, BAREFOOT WITH NO CARE IN THE WORLD. RECENTLY I’VE BEEN THINKING A LOT ABOUT MY CHILDHOOD MEMORIES, THEY SEEM TO FORCE THEMSELVES INTO MY MIND LIKE LIGHTNING FLASHES.

I REMEMBER THIS ONE PARTICULAR DAY, THE SUN WAS BLAZING HOT,WITH A LIGHT BREEZE OF WIND. KOEKOE AND I DECIDED THAT WE WERE GOING TO PLAY “POPPEHUISIE”,WHICH IS KNOWN TO MANY AS DOLLY HOUSE. WE NEEDED A VENUE AND EVENTUALLY ENDED UP UNDER AN OLD TABLE IN THE YARD, WHICH HER UNCLE AND HIS FRIENDS USED TO PLAY DOMINO’S ON, SO THEY MIGHT NEED IT LATER. WITH OUR HOUSE IN PLACE,WHICH WAS THE TABLE, WE THEN NEEDED FOOD,SO WE WENT SHOPPING FOR SWEETS,CHOEPAS(ICED JUICE) AND CRISP(OUMA TANDE TO BE EXACT).

WITH THE SHOPPING DONE,WE CREPT INTO OUR LITTLE HOME AND STARTED IMITATING OUR PARENTS. WE ALWAYS PRETENDED TO BE AUNTIES. OUR IMAGINATION GAME WAS STRONG, WE IMITATED THE AUNTIES ENTIRE BEING, FROM THE WAY THEY DRESSED, SPOKE AND WALKED. ONCE OUR CHARACTERS WERE SORTED WE THAN LOOKED FOR OUR BABIES, WHICH WAS THE BUILDING BRICKS WHICH WE FOUND IN THE YARD.THE BEST THING ABOUT HAVING A BRICK BABY, WAS THE FACT THAT WE MADE THEM CRY WHENEVER WE WANTED THEM TO. NOW WE ALSO KNEW THAT BABIES FELL SOMETIMES BECAUSE THEY WERE SO HEAVY FROM ALL THE SAND COOKIES. SO YOU’D RANDOMLY HEAR OUR BABIES CRYING “NYEEEEE, NYEEE” AND I’D SAY “SHHHH MAMA SE BABY”.

THE ONE THING I MISS THE MOST ABOUT THAT TIME, ABOUT BEING A CHILD, WAS BEING CAREFREE. LIVING EACH DAY WITHOUT ANY STRESS ABOUT WHAT’S TO COME AND KNOWING THAT OUR PARENTS ALWAYS GAVE US THE BEST,EVEN THOUGH IT DIDN’T SEEM LIKE IT AT THAT TIME.

FROM MY WORLD TO YOURS, BYE FOR NOW.

MY DIGITAL FOOTPRINT

 ALLOW ME TO STEAL A FEW MINUTES OF YOUR TIME BY REFLECTING ON THE JOURNEY THAT I HAVE TRAVELLED IN THE DIGITAL WORLD…

LET ME START OFF BY SAYING THAT IT HAS NOT ALWAYS BEEN EASY BUT IT SURE HAS BEEN WORTH IT.THE PAST FEW MONTHS I HAVE JOURNEYED THROUGH DIFFERENT APPLICATIONS,THAT HAS BEEN ENTICING IN ALL ITS FORMS.THESE APPLICATIONS PROVIDED ME WITH FREEDOM TO EXPRESS MYSELF ON A PERSONAL LEVEL ASWELL AS A PROFESSIONAL LEVEL.

THE MOST VALUABLE LESSON THAT I HAVE LEARNED IS THAT EVERYTHING I POST ONLINE IS RECORDED SOMEWHERE AND KEPT FOR THE FUTURE GENERATION TO WITNESS.SO EVERYTIME I POST SOMETHING ONLINE IT ENHANCES MY BRAND AS A PERSON ON A PERSONAL LEVEL ASWELL AS A PROFESSIONAL LEVEL,WHICH TO ME IS EXCITING BECAUSE I AM CREATING A FOOTPRINT FOR MYSELF THAT WILL EVENTUALLY CHANGE MY COMMUNITY.

I WOULD LOVE TO DO MORE DURING THE COURSE OF MY LIFE,BUT ALL IN GOOD TIME…

LASTLY I WOULD LIKE TO ADD THAT YOU SHOULD ENSURE THAT YOUR ONLINE PERSONA REFLECTS THE REAL YOU,DON’T EVER TRY TO BE SOMEONE ELSE BECAUSE YOU’RE AMAZING JUST THE WAY YOU ARE.

LOVE AND BEST WISHES FROM MY WORLD TO YOURS :-)…

REGRET

DO YOU LIKE MANY OTHERS FEEL SORROW OR REMORSE FOR AN ACT,FAULT OR DISAPPOINTMENT???

HAS IT RESULTED  IN YOU LOOKING LIKE THIS???

WELL IF IT HAS,THAN I’M APPEALING TO YOU TO SNAP OUT OF IT…. I FOR ONE, DON’T BELIEVE IN REGRETS.I BELIEVE THAT  ‘THINGS WITHOUT ALL REMEDY SHOULD BE WITHOUT REGARD,WHATS DONE IS  DONE’ -LADY MACBETH.

WE NEED TO START APPRECIATING OUR FAULTS,WE NEED TO LEARN TO LIVE WITH WHATEVER WE DID WRONG AND SEE IT AS LESSONS WELL LEARNED.

THERE’S NOT A SINGLE THING THAT I REGRET,FOR EVERYTHING THAT HAPPENED DURING THE COURSE OF MY LIFE,HAD TO HAPPEN.IF I NEVER EXPERIENCED WHAT I HAVE,THAN I DON’T THINK THAT  I WOULD HAVE BECOME HALF THE WOMAN I AM TODAY.

SHOULD’NT  REGRETS REMIND US OF THE THINGS  WE DID RIGHT,INSTEAD OF THE THINGS WE  DID WRONG???

THAT WILL ULTIMATELY RESULT IN YOU LOOKING LIKE THIS???

I THINK IT SHOULD!!!

SO LETS GO OUT THERE AND LIVE THE LIFE WE’VE ALWAYS IMAGINED,LOVE UNCONDITIONALLY,FIND PERSPECTIVE,PAMPER YOURSELF,GET IN TOUCH WITH YOURSELF,FACE YOUR FEARS,SLEEP PEACEFULLY,FOCUS ON CREATING YOUR DESIRES,BE GRATEFUL, AND ULTIMATELY THIS WILL RESULT IN A HAPPIER YOU…LOVE AND BEST WISHES FROM MY WORLD TO YOURS…

FULFILLMENT

OPTIMISTS TEND TO BELIEVE THAT LIFE IS MOSTLY GOOD,PESSIMISTS BELIEVE THAT ITS MOSTLY BAD…I THINK THAT IT’S A BIT OF BOTH...FOR IF ONE EMBRACES THE TRUTH,IT WILL LEAD TO TRUE FULFILLMENT.

IN ORDER TO SUCCEED IN THIS LIFE ONE HAS TO BE PROACTIVE IN BAD TIMES AS WELL GOOD.I RECENTLY DISCOVERED THAT  SUCCESSFUL PEOPLE DO WHAT’S RIGHT NO MATTER HOW THEY FEEL AND BY THEM DOING RIGHT THEY FEEL GOOD WHILE UNSUCCESSFUL PEOPLE TEND TO WAIT  TO FEEL GOOD BEFORE THEY ACTUALLY DO WHAT’S RIGHT.ITS STRANGE BUT TRUE.FOR OFTEN ONE   FEELS LIKE DOING THE RIGHT THING,BUT CIRCUMSTANCES SOME HOW FORCE YOU TO DO THE EXACT OPPOSITE.

IF YOU STRIVE TOWARDS DOING WHAT’S RIGHT-DESPITE YOUR CURRENT SITUATION,DESPITE HOW YOU FEEL,DESPITE WHAT OTHERS MAY SAY OR DESPITE PEOPLE’S REACTION-I BELIEVE YOU WILL BE SATISFIED WITH YOURSELF.AT THE END OF THE DAY IT’S WHAT YOU THINK OF YOURSELF THAT COUNTS AND THAT LEADS TO YOUR FULFILLMENT…BEST WISHES FROM MY WORLD TO YOURS…

WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN LIVING AND EXISTING???

THE DIFFERENCE IS VERY BIG…HERE’S HOW…

THERE’S MANY THINGS THAT EXIST IN THE WORLD AND MANY OF THOSE TEND TO BE NON LIVING THINGS…THEY MERELY THERE TO OCCUPY A SPACE AND THEY TO ME ARE OF NO VALUE.ON THE OTHER HAND WE HAVE LIVING THINGS,THE WORLD DEPENDS ON THESE THINGS AND THERE’S NO WAY THAT THE WORLD COULD FUNCTION WITHOUT THEM…

THE SAME APPLIES TO HUMAN BEINGS,BOTH YOU AND ME.THERE ARE PEOPLE WHO EXIST AND THERE ARE PEOPLE WHO LIVE…

EXISTING…THEY ADD NO VALUE TO OUR LIVES,THEY DO MORE HARM THAN GOOD AND IN THE PROCESS MAKES OUR LIVES UNBEARABLE.THEY NEGATIVE,ABUSIVE, DE-MOTIVATING ,SPIRIT BREAKERS AND DESTROYERS.THEY HAVE FAILED WITHOUT EVEN ATTEMPTING TO CHANGE AND IF YOU NOT WISE ENOUGH TO SPOT THEM,BELIEVE ME THEY WILL DRAG YOU DOWN WITH THEM.

LIVING…THEY ARE THE THE KIND OF PEOPLE THAT TAKE RISKS AND THEY BELIEVE IN THE BEAUTY OF THEIR DREAMS.THEY REMIND YOU TO GO IN REACH OF YOUR GOALS AND TO MAKE THE IMPOSSIBLE,POSSIBLE.THEY CONSTANTLY VENTURE AFTER THEIR GOD GIVEN PURPOSE.

I CHOOSE TO LIVE RATHER THAN EXIST.I CHOOSE TO LIVE BECAUSE I WANT TO LEAVE MY MARK AND NOT EXIST…I REFUSE TO  BE FORGOTTEN WHEN I’M GONE…BEST WISHES FROM MY WORLD TO YOURS…

TIME OR MONEY???

TIME IS MORE VALUABLE THAN MONEY,YOU CAN GET MORE MONEY BUT YOU CANNOT GET MORE TIME

TIME-A particular period or part of duration, whether past, present, or future; a point or portion of duration; as, the time was, or has been; the time is, or will be.The period at which any definite event occurred, or person lived; age; period.The duration of one’s life; the hours and days which a person has at his disposal.A proper time; a season; an opportunity.

MONEY- Anything that is generally acceptable as a means of exchange and which at the same time acts as a measure and store of value.Any kind of object or secure verifiable record that fulfills these functions can serve.Money is what Money does.

TIME OR MONEY????

HERE IS A COLLECTION OF COMMENTS I FOUND ONLINE…

“Time. You can get more money, but when time is gone, it’s lost forever”.

“Given enough time you will have money. But money will never buy you more time”.

“In some instances money can buy you time – ask any really poor person who has to wash clothes by hand, walk miles to school and fetch water far away. However, there is a point past which money fails to buy quality time”.

“Money will enhance the passing of time but time alone won’t lower the price of petrol”.

“I can tell you for a fact you will never have them both together”.

 THESE COMMENTS LED ME TO MY DECISION,WHICH IS TIME OVER MONEY. FOR EVERYWHERE I LOOK,I SEE PEOPLE SELLING THEMSELVES SHORT FOR A FEW RANDS.ISN’T LIFE WORTH MORE???YES MONEY IS AN ENTITY THAT WE CANNOT LIVE WITHOUT BUT WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU START BELIEVING THAT MONEY WILL CHANGE YOUR INTERNAL MAKEUP???IT REALLY SCARES ME TO THINK THAT MONEY HAS THE POWER TO TEAR HOMES,THE POWER TO DESTROY FAMILIES…LETS LEAN TOWARDS THE JOYS OF LIFE,THE WORK AND THE DAILY STRUGGLES.’THE HAPPINESS OF HARD WORK,NO MONEY CAN BUY THAT’.LET US LEARN TO BE CONTENT ABOUT WHAT WE HAVE AND LEAVE THE REST TO GOD…BEST WISHES FROM MY WORLD TO YOURS…