• Attitude,  Friendship,  Introspection

    Peaceful Neighbours?

    Sometime in 2019, I desperately needed to move out of the apartment I was in for many reasons, two of which were, the services the landlord was providing me were way below par, and my tenancy was long overdue. Before you start to judge me, know that it was not my intention to overstay my welcome. I had initially indicated my intention to new the tenancy on the condition that the landlord fixed some of the obvious issues the property had. However, for whatever reason, he was taking longer than needed to get to it, hence the need to move out urgently. I sat down in my living room that…

  • By Gracilis,  Friendship,  Introspection

    Be Prepared 3

    Wow, January really flew past and it is hard to believe this is the last Friday of the month! Well, that means most of us have been paid and are probably more relaxed. We survived and have found time now to read our favourite blog. And yes, we have missed you too. So we have been talking about being prepared and just as we round up this month, perhaps we should end on the note of being prepared for good things. And when I say that, I mean sometimes the simple things along the way we can do that can just make someone else’s day. Sometimes even a simple hello…

  • Attitude,  Introspection,  Resolutions/Change

    Be Prepared

    …5,4,3,2,1, Happy New Year!!!!” That’s the way some people like to begin the new year; watching the minutes right down to the final seconds of the old, and then a sigh of relief and jubilee – we made it into the New Year! I was dancing around in church at the time like many others do. However you chose to enter this year, I hope you had a wonderful transition.  Now we are here, with our goals and resolutions, we have to get busy and make something of the time we have. I know someone who started the year 2020 with such excitement and anticipation of a new decade, when one…

  • Introspection,  Relationship skills

    Mirror mirror

    You are welcome indeed to another year with us and am sure you are looking forward to reading our posts this year. I must say that it is indeed a time of sober reflection for us here as a team and we are truly amazed and humbled at how our writings over the years have changed perspectives and helped not only our relationships but the relationships of others. I remember reading the story of a lady who always watched her neighbour from her house. She used to see the woman very clearly but noticed as the days went by, her vision of her neighbour was getting blurred. She wondered why…

  • Introspection,  Marriage

    “I am your husband”

    What a comment! I smile thinking about the few guys who introduced themselves to me in this way during my single days. It was enough for me to walk away laughing.  However, this little statement has had a different effect on me since I said ‘I DO’.Marriage is good – it really is, and I’ll defend and support getting married to the right person any day and anytime. However, God in His infinite wisdom has decided that we would not come to each other as perfect beings, but work together to achieve perfection in Him. The process is not a joke. Three weeks after I got married my husband demanded…

  • Chronicles of Corona Virus,  Introspection

    Covid 19-The Journey so far…

    Year 2020 was meant to be an amazing year for everyone. There was a lot of speculation and anticipation about what the year would hold and the crazy things that might happen – US Elections, The Olympics and Paralympic Games, Brexit, to name a few. I don’t think many of us had included COVID taking over the world in our predictions for the year. Nevertheless, COVID-19 rudely came and disrupted our world. Initially most of us in the west underestimated the reach and effect of Covid on us “westerners”. However, by February, seeing the virus unleash its fury on Italy was a wake-up call that perhaps we should take this…

  • Introspection,  Resolutions/Change

    In the beginning

    ♥And so we are the start of a year that so many of us could not wait to arrive.  While a lot of people wished 2020 to be over and done with, there were quite a few others who were of a different opinion because of how the year had turned out for them. There was one viral picture of a lady (why was it a lady) and travelling suitcases with the caption that she was not counting 2020 to her years as she did not use it. The laughter It produced was seemingly contagious, although for me, when the dust of the initial humour settled, I was left with…

  • Borrowing,  Introspection

    Chronicles of Borrowing

    Although it seems like all I read these days is about the Coronavirus pandemic, I have found the time to follow this month’s theme on borrowing. The reason why I have read every post this month religiously is that I also have my share of the high and lows of borrowing. At one point in my life I decided to go into business to support my family, I didn’t want to go look for a 9-5  job because of my spouse’s vocation, I needed the freedom of a business to support him at any time he required. After thinking through what I wanted to do, I decided to go into…

  • Attitude,  Introspection

    Benefits of Lessons

    Although today is the first Friday of the second month of the year, let me start by saying Happy New Year. The New year usually forces us to look back at the lessons from the old. This hopefully should help us become better and I have done my own digging and would love to share my thoughts with you. Whilst our words are a major part of communication. I find that sometimes, my speech is not a perfect translation of my intentions, sentiments, and feelings. When I look back at 2019, I believe that an area I failed in was the use of my words. I  sometimes said things to…

  • In-Laws,  Introspection

    Put your foot down

    Happy New Year all  In  2019, something happened in my home that I learned greatly from although at the time it occurred, I did not see it in the light. I am also very happy with the way I responded to it as it has set a precedent in my home that will continue through the ages except, of course, someone decides to rock the boat.  My home like every other home is not bereft of the interferences of in-laws which understandably is part of the whole marriage business, especially in our African context where you do not only marry the individual but the family. However, it seems like the…

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