Woman! (for Woman’s Month)

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Woman……..

In the beginning God made woman from man, He took a part of the man’s rib and fashioned her and saw that it was good.

Man is made up of pure logic and physical strength, he was made to be the provider, the protector of the woman, the protector of Life.

Now a woman is made up of the pure emotion side of life, she is a complex person, she is the one who has so many roles in life. She is a nurturer of life, she is the protector of life, she is also a provider of life, she is the comforter, the nurse, the educator and so much more.

She will always put those she loves first in her life.

She is full of wonder and light.

She is a mystery to Man.

She is Life.

A woman's heart is a deep ocean of secrets. - Gloria Stuart

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The Bucket List

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The Bucket List………that list that we all have of things we would love to do before we “kick the bucket”.

How many of us get to actually do some of the things on that list? Then again how many of us change that list or even add to it.

I can say that I have changed it a few times but there have been a few things that have stayed. I can also boast of having done a few of the things on my list. I love having a Bucket List, I love adding to it, changing it and even more being able to cross off what I have done or achieved. It is like putting your short-term and long-term goals down on paper and actually working on them.

Some of the things I could cross off:

Sky diving

Open my own small business

Go to gym for more than a year

Start a blog (I have started 2)

Go on a Safari

Some of the things I still want to do:

Go up in a Hot Air Balloon

Fly Business Class

Experience/view a breath-taking event

Travel abroad

Travel locally

 

These are just a few of the Wonderous things that I would still like to do. So share with me some of your Bucket List items……. I would love to hear them.

Not for the faint hearted

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Growing older is definitely not for the faint hearted. It is a time of reflection and for the down grading of one’s physical body. The spirit gets more fired up and excited over all the possibilities that are still out there but the physical body just does not join in with all the fun. The aches and pains are real. It seems just so unfair, doesn’t it?

When you hit the 50 somethings and head down that road, you get to have more wisdom and freedom but then your body starts its slow decline.

When we were young and restless, we didn’t have the wisdom and knowledge that we have now but our bodies were in peak condition to do just about anything.

Go figure!!

It gives new meaning to the phrase “Some much to do, so little time.”

Yip, aging sure ain’t for Sissies…….. the horror of the greying hair, the wrinkles that start (or call them the laugh lines), the sagging of the once firm flesh, the bone aches when the cold winter comes along, the mind that starts to fade, to name but just a few.

But then the upside is that you just don’t give a rat’s arse what people say or think about you anymore, you have more freedom to come and go and do as you please and not what others want you to do. You get to spoil grandchildren (if you are blessed with them) and behave just like them. You have all the wisdom to impart onto the younger generation should they want to actually listen and learn by your mistakes. The only main responsibility would be to get yourself through the day and not bother with millions of little things.

Call the grey hair natural highlights, the wrinkles become your right of passage in life.

So, even though aging is a hard pill to swallow to most folk, it is a time to sit back, reflect and to just let loose and enjoy because time becomes fleeting and so precious. To thank the good Lord for waking up each morning and having another precious day to enjoy.

A five letter word

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Trust…..such a small five letter word that on its own is just a word but when you start to define it and put it together with accompanying words and it gains strength and power.

“I trust you.” or to “put one’s trust” in someone or something shows great faith in the one that is thrusting the trust out there. It puts one at risk to the great pain of disappointment but yet we still take that step and put our trust out there. Some of us have a strong faith in the word Trust and have no fear of having it broken, some of us have a shaky faith in Trust due to having the pain of it being rejected and broken before but we still want to believe in that word. Then there are those that have been so broken and hurt by it that there is no longer any faith in the word.

Yet, we all need it.

We all need to feel it, believe in it and live in it.

Whether we have a strong belief in it or not, Trust is as strong a word as Faith, Hope and Love.

We need to keep cultivating it and to keep on believing in it. It will disappoint us at some time but if we do not trust how can we live

What can’t you live without?

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I thought that this morning I would post something light and airy for a change. The world and its problems are heavy enough.

What would I not be able to live without? I had to think quite hard on it. Technology I can live without as have been without my cellphone and internet for a while and it did not bug me at all. Do not use that much in the make up side so that would be out…… nice creams and nice smelling goodies? Nope I can live without that even my beloved chocolate I can live without.

Then it dawned on me……..2 ply toilet paper! Yip, DO NOT GIVE ME 1 PLY ANYMORE!

Give me my soft (doggy on the cover) toilet paper……. So there you have it! I cannot live without my soft and “fluffy”2 ply!!!

SO, COME ON, WHAT IS YOURS?

Walking a mile in their shoes

How many of us really understand poverty? Most of us tend to say that we understand what it is all about but until you have actually ‘walked in the shoes’ of poverty or extreme hardships you do not really understand the full scope of it. How many of us (me included) say about the unemployed to ‘get a job’ or ‘clean houses’ or ‘cut lawns’ but until recently I have not had the privilege to be amongst the unemployed and truly say that it is a hardship like none other. Trying to start one’s own business to earn an income is even harder. Today I have a new respect for those on the street…..it can easily be me….

How we take things for granted, like even a tube of toothpaste…. How many of you have actually used up a full tube until your fingers have squeezed out the last drop before throwing it away. How many of you have used ordinary soap to wash your hair, counted out every last cent to make it count.

Jobs are scarce and more so for the older generation. Nobody hires folk who are in their middle ages and beyond and heaven forbid that you do not have any specific set of skills then you are even more screwed! Hardship, poverty and unemployment are not just centred on the uneducated, it affects us all. It has no colour creed or gender specifics, it does not matter what your background is or who you are.

Hardships that border on poverty can break you mentally and physically, it humbles you, it takes away all sense of pride and ego. It can either strengthen who you are as a person or else it can break you if you allow it to.

Living hand to mouth on a daily basis has only made me turn to Him in total dependence and ask for His daily strength and wisdom. My faith has not weakened and I will continue to trust in my God for I know He will never forsake me. I have been blessed by never going to bed hungry as He has seen to my bodily needs even if it has just been scrambled eggs on toast. This is about learning to live on His daily Word and trusting in Him completely.

So please, when that person comes asking for food or a job, don’t turn him or her away…..it took greatness of courage to come up and ask for it. And don’t frown on the unemployed standing along the roads…it could be you!

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Chances of Success

 

You only have one life.

Do you want to live it true to yourself?

“I won’t” – 0%

“I can’t” – 10%

“I don’t know how” – 20%

“I wish I could” – 30%

“I want to” – 40%

“I think I might” – 50%

“I might” – 60%

“I think I can” – 70%

“I can” – 80%

“I am” – 90%

“I DID” – 100%

Chances of success