Top of the Elevenses/Brunch #9

Here at last,  our Elevenses/Brunch is a little bit of a far memory.  I had almost the same as yesterday except I had Apple juice not Water.  We were all complimented today for the spike in traffic on this site and I am sure it’s reflected in our individual sites.  Do you feel like you are taking a bow before the blogsphere?

I have been filling forms for different things today and it does take a while, the important thing is that I got it done. Sure, we now have to make more online applications than paper ones.  For those who have access to the internet it’s fine otherwise I can imagine even getting a job becomes more difficult than normal.

Having to make appointment at the Doctor’s Surgery and order medications may soon be by internet which would so terrify many people for all sorts of reasons.

I believe as we get more and more digital, we need to consider to help those who are not.

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Sunshine Blogger Award

Well folks, we have two posts on one page.  Although it’s not what I planned for this evening, my morning post has decided to make an appearance too.  I couldn’t get the ‘Publish’ to work.

Top of the Elevenses/Brunch #8

I am having problems today with publishing this post, so I’m going to copy the title on to Word, paste the completed writing and hope it works.  Be blessed where ever you are and we are thankful for our food and drink today.

I am having Natural Yogurt with Pumpkin seeds, dried Dates, Wholemeal Pitta bread with Flora and a glass of water.  I am thinking of the many things I need to do, apart from the writing, those I have started and need to be finished, start the autumn cleaning.

Having read a post on Reader ‘Blackout’ by Brendon, he had a Motor Vehicle Accident and do take a look at how he was feeling before and after it happened.  I am happy he is well but should get some rest.  I am sure I speak for all to wish you good health.

 

 

 

sunshineThank you Keith Haney of revhead.org for nominating me for The Sunshine Blogger Award.  It’s truly great to receive an honour for doing something I love.

The rules:

Thank the person who nominated you.

Answer the questions set.

Nominate bloggers for the same award.

Set the questions for your named bloggers.

Show the logo with the post.

 

What do you love about blogging?  

I love sharing inspirational stories from my personal and work experiences.  I’ve met some wonderful people who write on  varied and interesting materials.  Through my writing I am able to let my Christian faith touch other bloggers.

What is your favourite song?

I’ll give two songs- ‘Respect’ by Aretha Franklin and Psalm 23 as a song

What is your dream job?            

A Wedding Planner who likes to write on health and well living for all, couples and families.

If you could exchange your life with anyone for one day, who would that be and why?

Ban Ki Moon and I would decree a ‘Build not Ruin’ for the whole world and every delegate, person and country have to listen, obey and never change back to wars, conflicts and persecution.

 Your secret romantic fantasy?

A trip on the Orient Express through Europe and it would be a bonus if it was a honeymoon.

What are your habits that you hate most or want to change?

Procrastinating, which I have been working on.

Your most embarrassing thing that happened to you?

Being desperate to pee.

Your favourite colour?

Red

Your motivation in life?

To guide my children, grandson and any youth to achieve their potential.

Craziest thing you would like to do in life that you were not able to?

Experience the landing of a Harrier Jump Jet.

 

The bloggers I nominate are-

Mr Ngobesing Romanus

shandraeats

rubiescorner

kindergartenknowledge

ohitsonlysteven.wordpress.com

kerala.live

Zainain Shah

simpledimple

widinstoun.wordpress.com

weggieboy

Please answer the same questions.

What Story Does Your Sidewalk Has To Tell You? — Michael J. Fite

“Sidewalks are like people: they have a story to tell about their past and current situation. If you ignore them, you will miss out on the story. If you pay attention to them, you can learn something new.” -Michael J. Fite

For today’s inspiration, I want to share with you how your sidewalk and other sidewalks that you walk on have stories to share with you. Your sidewalk has seen weather, people, animals, trash, buildings, bicycles, and a host of other things over its lifetime. Some of the things that your sidewalk would tell you, if it had a voice, would blow your mind.

Remember that a sidewalk may look plain on the surface, but if you take the time to understand it, it has a past and present to help us appreciate its true value.

What story does your sidewalk has to tell you?

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What Story Does Your Sidewalk Has To Tell You? — Michael J. Fite

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-Michael J. Fite

LOL

Sidewalk

Things I have heard when I was on the sidewalk/pavement minding my own business.

“You look gorgeous”

“African Princess”

“Beautiful gal”

“You look so well”

“You’ve made my day”

It sure made me feel good and I also wish someone had called out,

“Watch it, the sidewalk is so uneven, the Council forgot to make it smooth and  even.”

LOL.

Friendship of my Father

Friendship that cannot be bought

Friendship that cannot be taken for granted

Friendship that cannot be considered cheap

All from your lessons of life

All from your diligence to the Lord

The world doesn’t owe you a thing

It’s better to give than to receive

And you will be surprised where the abundance comes rolling from.

 

Written Guest Author for Success Inspirers’ World

www.coldhandswarmheartsblog.wordPress.com

 

 

Friendship of my Mother

Friendship comes

Friendship stays

Friendship leaves

All depends on its qualities

All its quantities matter too

So don’t take it for granted

Soon you will be evaluating its purposes

‘Hand go hand come”The right hand washes the left and the left washes the right’

Sometimes giving time, advice, help and companionship are valuable assets

Much more than money, gold, silver and diamonds

Saying sorry is hard to do but when done

It is strong enough to lift burdens and pain.

It is like a seed sown to show the right path

Lit for future generations to carry on.

 

 

 

Written by Guest Author for Success Inspirers’ World.

www.coldhandswarmheartsblog

Writing Prompt: Letter to a Stranger

Thought I’d share this with you all also blogged on my own site…

I looked through my word writing prompt book this evening as I felt like writing and wanted some inspiration. I found the below  writing prompt in my book and  noticed it fits in nicely with  the WordPress writing prompts I’ve missed over the last few days: expert, mistake, witness and learning. So I’m combining  all the writing prompts into one!

Writing Prompt: Write an anonymous letter to a stranger detailing the things you’ve learned about life.

29th August 2016, London

Dear stranger,

Hey, hope all’s well and life is treating you well? I hope this letter reaches you well and in good health. You don’t know me but I want to reach out and write to a total stranger so pull up a chair grab a coffee or something stronger and let’s talk.I want to talk to you a bit about what I’ve learned in my 33 years of life so far, touching on some of the things I’ve witnessed and mistakes I thought I made.

 Now, I don’t claim to be any kind of expert in anything in life, hold on no I’m an expert at painting my nails and applying my make-up I know what suits me,but that aside I’m not real expert but here’s a few things I’ve learned.

Stranger, no matter what happens in life promise me one thing, you’ll always be yourself no matter what and at all costs. I mean this, really I do. I’ve always been a believer in people being themselves whether its how they dress, talk, sexuality whatever just do you is my motto. Just over a year ago, I learned to be myself I let go of the 20 year battle I had with my curly hair. For 20 years  I chemically straightened my hair! I loved it nice and sleek.This time last year I had a chin length nice slick straight graduated bob, but when I was pregnant with my son in 2013 the curls fought back and no matter how much I tried to chemically touch up my roots my kink remained.So for 6 months of my 9 month pregnancy I did not touch it just wrapped my hair up in colourful scarfs or pinned it up it actually looked rather cute. When my son came along I carried on the battle, but  I just decided f*ck this, be you Kim and  last July I stopped chemically straightening my hair,with the aim to grow it out and chop the ends each month.

I got to December 19th I was looking toward 2016 with a new attitude as certain things were happening in my life and one day I woke up I  head to the nearest salon and said ” chop it off  get rid of the straight ends”.I walked out with hair less than 1 inch long and I don’t regret it at all. I loved it! And still do. Lucky I’ve had short hair before ( but straight) so I knew I’d be OK with such short hair,but I never knew how I’d manage my curly hair I hadn’t seen it for 20 odd years!  That said I just wanted to be me.So that’s what I’ve learned when it comes to the outside and being yourself, just do it and forget what others think or say dress how you want, whatever just be yourself externally.

When it comes to your personality, stranger do me another favour will you? Never apologise for who or what you are. I mean it. Never EVER say sorry for who you are as long as you’re not hurting anyone, committing a crime, putting yourself or others in danger just don’t-ever. I have learned , not everyone will like you, get you or bond with you and it really does not matter at all that’s just life. Don’t try and fit in, by changing you. That is a mistake. 

If you’re a women reading  (if you are either a man or women reading this sorry to just focus on one gender as this can relate to any sex really),stranger I’m not a relationship expert at all and I would not want to be but if you look back at any of your ex-boyfriends(s) or ex-husband(s) ex-girlfriend(s) or wives and all you think is ” sh*it he/she was a God damn mistake” then you’ve not learned anything from the relationship or him/her for that matter. And you’ll  probably make the same mistakes you did  again. Or end up with another version of him/her again. Hold on, don’t pull that face, it’s true. Why? Why? Do I say this? Well your eyes are still closed! If he/she was a mistake -why, what,how,where, and when were the mistakes? Can you answer? Good  then you have learned and your eyes are open.If you can’t you need to think and then open them up so you know for next time you are swept off your feet.

In general, I have learned there are no mistakes in life, it’s only a mistake if you can’t look back and see what you’ve learned, not just in love,with everything.Work,friendship you’ve dropped, whatever.

Never be bitter stranger, ummm no it takes too much energy I’m telling you just let it go  in life in general. Don’t hold on to it. It will stop you from moving forward and thinking clearly so you can move forward. Just look back see what you learned and move on. This relates to EVERYTHING in life.

Always have plan B…. C and D  if need be too. I have learned and witnessed that if you fail to plan that is a sure plan to fail. I witnessed someone close set out to achieve something and just messed it all up,because of the lack of focus and planning and to be honest, it’s better to be organised rather than walk through life with your head in the clouds- time waits for no man, remember that PLAN.

Be positive, the glass is always half FULL not empty,where  there’s a will there’s a way, never be work shy, start from the bottom and work your way up. Be nice to everyone you meet, remember your manners  and that karma is real! All things I have learned, witnessed and feel I am expert enough to say,as I have lived most of my life by these sayings.

So in a nutshell stranger, be you and be happy being you, don’t be bitter about anything, plan and have a vision -execute it the best you can and stand up and say I f*cking rock baby! be positive, and learn from every experience good or bad.

Well, stranger, take care I hope this letter brings you some kind of new outlook or positive feeling or motivation to achieve or do something you have been sitting on the fence about. Or given you some kind of encouragement.

Yours faithfully,

Anonymous

PS

I hope you’re over 18 as I swore – my bad…. but with me  there is never a filter! Everything is from the heart.  Take care!

National costumes

Come see what the world wears, its all happening in London .  I would say at Celebrations and on Sundays are the times to see an array of beautiful costumes in London.  We have a wide diverse population, there are 270 nationalities, the variety of styles that can be seen as beautiful as it is culturally unique.  In their homes lots of people wear it to relax in .

We can’t help but turn to look at beautiful lady or an elegant gentleman or children dressed in their national costumes feeling proud and connecting with their heritage.  Compliments abound and national costumes have become sort after gifts of value.

Of course, each continent has many nations but I am not going to list each one.  In order not to bore everyone, I am going to group certain areas together and leave you to visualise, that the Western European wear of Top Hat and Tails and Pin-Stripe Trousers, Two or Three Piece Suits for men and the elaborate Gowns and Dresses bring out the oohs and aahs just like clothes of the different African, or Indian or Asian or Latin American or Eastern European or Oriental or Arabic and Indigenous Tribe Celebration Wear. Dress code apart, it is not unusual for a guest to wear a costume of the host’s country or any other national costume.  It is the feel-good factor at work.

Don’t take offence if you feel a nation should be mentioned specifically and I haven’t.  Yeah, this is a happy and celebratory post?  So when did you last wear your national costume?  For relaxing at home I wore an African print Kaftan.

 

Written by Guest Author for Success Inspirers’ World

www.coldhandswarmheartsblog.wordpress.com

 

Solidarity followers and following

Uncountable successes  awaiting and awarding,

Many more happy faces a smiling.

1000 likes a ticking,

Many more mouse a moving.

50 posts a writing,

Many more eyes a reading.

7 earth continents a rotating,

Many more people a connecting.

1 blog a posting,

Many more minds a thinking.

 

Written by Guest Author for Success Inspirers’ World,

www.coldhandswarmheartsblog.wordpress.com

 

 

Smile

You have a beautiful smile,

How do you do that?

Everyone around can’t help but join in,

Its like a little star,

Shining bright and spreading,

Lighting up everyone in its way,

We mustn’t be shy to smile,

So smile and light up someone near you.

 

Written by Guest Author for Success Inspirers’ World

www.coldhandswarmheartsblog.wordpress.com