Monthly Archives: July 2013

Mood Swing

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I wake up Monday morning and take a bath
I’m made late by taking an hour and a half
To the bedroom I then beat a hasty path
Leaving behind me a watery aftermath

No make-up applied, don’t do much with my hair
From the wardrobe I pull out an outfit to wear
After putting it on, turn to the mirror and stare
I look plain and pre-menstrual but I don’t really care

At breakfast I find I’ve no coffee salvation
So my hunger feasts on needless frustration
I leave the house for today’s destination
But outside I’m greeted by a curious sensation

The warm morning sun unfreezes my frown
Melts hard, dark eyes to a softer brown
It’s Monday, a day where in my sorrows I drown
But I decide that today is not a day to be down

© Women Mentoring Women

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Thank you!

Saying thank you can be a difficult thing to do. Doing so means admitting that you are in another’s debt. I am admitting that another individual did something for me. I am not all powerful, I need the help of others to survive. The reality is that the human race is interdependent. We cannot live life alone. We are constantly relying on each other for all kinds of resources, both physical and emotional. When I say thank you I am acknowledging that I have received something from another human being.


We all have a story, what’s yours?

I recently came across Ryan’s story. The story came about from Ryan’s desire to solve the world’s water problem. What started as a wish by a Grade One pupil in 1998 has grown into a Foundation that has played an immense part in solving the challenge of clean water in some parts of the world.

Ryan currently speaks around the world on the importance of making a difference no matter who you are or how old you are. He believes each of us has to find something we are passionate about and take the required steps to make a difference.

There are so many people in the world today who have found what they are passionate about and have made an impact in many lives. I would like to highlight three examples below:

Malala Yousafzai

16-year-old girl who at the age of 11, spoke out for the right of girls to an education. She escaped a near assassination by the Taliban and has been featured by the Times as 1 on the 100 most influential people in the world.

Nelson Mandela
Fought apartheid in South Africa, he was imprisoned for 27 years and instrumental in ending Apartheid. He became the first black president in South Africa and has inspired the world.

Nick Vujicic
He was born without arms and legs. He dealt with his depression and loneliness.
He is an author, musician, actor, and his hobbies include fishing, painting and swimming. Nick says, “If God can use a man without arms and legs to be His hands and feet, then He will certainly use any willing heart!” He is now a proud dad! He advocates the need to ‘live above your circumstance!

These analogies demonstrate age, colour, limitations can be overcome and we can make an impact no matter the obstacles.

What’s your story now and what will your story be with the passage of time?

Below are ten concepts to make your story noteworthy

 Find your life purpose and run with it
 Understand life is not a bed of roses
 Increase your strength
 Remember there is always an end
 You are not a victim but a victor
 Think of your reward
 You need people in your life
 Don’t dwell on your past
 Take time out to meditate and pray (for those with a ‘Faith’)
 You are not alone (others have walked this path)

As you progress in this journey, sometimes you would encounter setbacks, disappointment, frustrations but the key is to keep going and not give up!

Breaking Point or Break Free Point

The term ‘stuck in a rut’ seemed so real to me recently. I am currently in a role I consider transitional. However my efforts to move into my preferred role have not yielded the expected results so far. After a very challenging day, it dawned on me this was not where I wanted to be and it was up to me to get myself out of there. I chose to move from a stance of powerlessness to power, from being dejected to becoming happy, and from waiting for things to happen to making things happen. I decided my current pay offs were not worth me holding on and it is time for a new chapter to begin.The moral I learnt from this experience is, it is up to me to break free despite the setbacks encountered and step out of my comfort zone!