Most of us live with our song unsung — sing it!

Why deny yourself the beauty of the melody that could be sung
When you can savor with relish the taste of sweet harmony by singing
Why should anyone be content with humming in secret
When they can belt out in the open
Why sing the songs of slavery
When you can sing the song of freedom
Why sing to the trees only
When you can sing to the hearts of men
Why die in silence, lying in the shadows of what could have been
When you can renew your youth with a thousand melodies rising from within

This is a call to the unsung woman. Don’t go the grave with your song unearthed. Never call it a day with your song unheard. It’s never over until you have exhausted every musical note written into your genetic code. It isn’t over until you have sung your song!

Be true to your heart and your heart will set you free

Women most especially struggle with the urge to please people
We are often caught between doing what resonates with our authentic self
Or doing what would make the other person happy or pleased with us
When in that space of conflict, we realize that we suffer this unending hurt
Like a knot in our hearts that grows bigger with each time we deny ourselves of true liberty
Liberty to be who we truly are with no apologies to no one
Today I will like you to remind yourself of how wonderful you are
That though you aren’t perfect, you are a good person inside
And that you can be a good person outside
You can be silent when you want to
You can say No when you choose to
You can always be the sunshine of the moment
And you don’t always have to explain yourself to anyone
You owe it to yourself to be true, authentic and sincere
Stop hurting yourself by shutting out your true self and voice

Our greatest glory is not in never failing, but in rising every time we fall. – Confucius

There is no ‘there’
Only progress

There is no ‘end’
Only persistence

There is no ‘close’
Only continuity

There is no ’stop’
Only advancement

There is no time to quit
Only get up and go

A day has not been wasted if a memory has been made

Never let a day go by without imprinting on it
Never let a moment pass by without impressing your sign
Never let a person leave without impacting on them
Never let life become such a bore that you forget to live
Never let a day go by without inscribing your lasting effects

If you can not feed a million people, then feed just one. – Mother Teresa

Stop waiting for your big break
There is no such thing
At least not without a small break
Sometimes we have to start from where we are
And start with what we have
Before Jesus fed the five thousand
He gifted the wedding feast with new wine
There is a place for little beginnings
Plant your seed and do your best, leave the rest
Big gardens grow from little seeds
Just as big breaks are birthed by little steps of faith
Start today. Start now.

We ourselves feel that what we are doing is just a drop in the ocean. But the ocean would be less because of that missing drop. — Mother Teresa

The feeling of insignificance is a disease
It is a growing infection that continues to rob you of your eternal worth
Until you rise up and curse it to wither from its roots
Never let that lie and darkness crowd your space and soul
You have everything to give and everything to add
The big picture is incomplete until you bring your brush and palette
Never let any mediocre mind fill your head with nonsense
That you have nothing to say or that you have nothing to add
Never let them rob-off their guilt of never haven’t tried on you
Let every man bear their cross except that yours would never be one of regret
Of never haven’t tried to bring your own contribution to this great circle of life

Life is just a bowl of cherries

If we must go through life without losing our minds
Then that right there is a good way to look at life
A bowl of cherries
We must constantly paint our own visions
And consistently find ways to encourage our souls
A source of deep resonating truth that keeps us going
And anchor that keeps us from wobbling, gives us stability
Having said that I’m thinking of a bowl of cherries
And the possibilities of having sour, tangy ones among sweets ones
Reminding us of life’s many colors and the grey shades running through
Knowing that however sour an experience, it isn’t always going to be so

It’s good to be on the side of the angels

It is good to be good
It is good to know what is right and to do it
It is good to be the change agent
It is good to condemn what is not good
It is good to be the good example
It is good to lead the way and not lead astray
It is good to break the chain and stop the infection
It is good to be the first point of call and be that change

As women we have a tendency to pull down and tear apart
Just as much as we have the ability to heal and build up
We must however remind ourselves always that as much as it is a virtue
Being good is also a choice
So be determined to choose the side of the angels, come what may

This too shall pass

You must master the fruit of perseverance
And the fruit of long-suffering
It comes with the package called life
You only need to know when to use it
When you begin to say to yourself
“This is too much… this is too much for me….”
That is when you muster the courage
And you call up perseverance and her cousins
Long-suffering and patience
Because as surely as the sun rises and sets
This too shall pass
However dark and gloomy it seems
It will surely come to pass

It’s not about breaking through the glass ceiling, it’s about building your own house.

Isn’t amazing how women have evolved?
The women of this century are so driven, so zealous, so dogged
So that the battle today isn’t so much about liberating women
Rather it is become a war of the titans
Each woman looking to break records, do the extraordinary
Be called the superwoman
There is something more to life other than professional advancement
Our lives are not a box of fragments rather a whole that is almost certainly invisible
Let us then be mindful of how we build and what it is exactly that we are building
Our lives are beyond the edifices we build and the desires we fulfill
Life is about making the entire indivisible whole of our lives count
It is about giving to Caesar what is Caesar’s
It is about taking care of what belongs to us, what has been entrusted into our care
So whilst others may be drunk with competition, contests and with keeping up with the Joneses
Remember to build your house, remember to nurture the next generation