Friday, 16 October 2015

Loving the Real Me

Learning to be grateful for what makes you unique.

I can think back to countless times in my younger days when I picked myself apart and found everything wrong with me. From my height, to my facial features, and even my personality. One thing that bothered me the most was the fact that no matter where I went, I always felt different. But now that I've settled into my 30s and have children of my own, I'm so grateful for the things about myself that I once despised. Because it's those very things that make me special and unique.

I came across a TED Talk by a beautiful young woman named MaameYaa Boafo, who tells her story of pursuing her dreams. I hope it inspires you to appreciate the unique gifts you have even when no one else understands them. Check it out below!

Monday, 10 August 2015

The Will Birthed through Adversity

 As women, the weight we carry often threatens to overpower us. There was a time when I couldn't completely comprehend the concept of a mental/nervous breakdown. But life as taught me that pain is real, and it has the power to claim your right mind.

I've always believed that adversity can create a passion and will that is so strong nothing can extinguish it. And every now and then, I come across a story that solidifies that belief all over again. Enter Michaela DePrince  -- also known as " # 27." Her story is so inspiring and her beauty is so radiant. Listen to her tell her story of struggle and adversity in the clip below.

Friday, 3 July 2015

What Burns in your Heart

I often wrestle with believing in my dreams. Today is one of those days, but I found this inspirational video that motivated me to continue to believe even when things don't seem to be working out - when the rational side of me wants to give up. I hope this video speaks to you the way it did to me.

Monday, 2 February 2015

Maybe, just maybe...

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Suffering was her middle name. 12 long years of pain, disappointment, disgrace, shame, and loneliness. No one wanted to be around her, for fear that her uncleanliness would rub off onto them. Nobody could help her. She went from one recommendation to the next, and each one failed her. No one understood what she was going through because her condition was incomprehensible. She invested all she had on remedies and experts who she thought would relieve her from her suffering. She tried and tried. But each time she always ended up worse off than before. But then she heard about Jesus.