You are not a mess, you are a masterpiece

God takes a broken heart and turns it to a Masterpiece- Malika E Nura God is always able to use our brokenness to create something beautiful- Shelley Hitz, Broken Crayons Still Color When the abstract paintings of Jackson Pollock were first introduced people said, that’s not art. It’s too weird, too chaotic. Everyone hated his…

Celebrating New Life in the Spring

Spring is nature’s way of saying LET’S PARTY! -Robin Williams. Expect to have hope rekindled. Expect your prayers to be answered in wondrous ways. The dry seasons in life do not last. The spring rains will come again- Sarah Ban Breathnach. I am going to try to pay attention to the spring. I am going to…

Finding Hope in the Darkness

“So live as if you were living already for the second time and as if you had acted the first time as wrongly as you are about to act now!” ― Viktor E. Frankl, Man’s Search for Meaning In early 1980s the producers of Sesame Street faced a dilemma. Will Lee, the actor who played Mr. Hooper,…

FALL DOWN SEVEN TIMES, GET UP EIGHT

by Joe Gacheru I would like to share a story that I heard when visiting Nairobi Giraffe Centre in 2016. According to the story teller, a baby giraffe never go to school, but they learn a very important lesson rather early in life. The birth of a baby giraffe is quite an earthshaking event. The…

Hope is a phoenix rising from ashes of shattered dreams

“Hope is being able to see that there is light despite all of the darkness.” — Desmond Tutu “Hope rises like a phoenix from the ashes of shattered dreams.” — S.A. Sachs “The wings of hope carry us, soaring high above the driving winds of life.” — Ana Jacob “Hope is important because it can…

Light After Dark

“There is no denying that there is evil in this world but the light will always conquer the darkness.”― Idowu Koyenikan, Wealth for All: Living a Life of Success at the Edge of Your Ability “Life throws challenges and every challenge comes with rainbows and lights to conquer it.”― Amit Ray, World Peace: The Voice of a Mountain Bird…

When Other People Let You Down…..don’t stay down

Be Brave and Take Risks: You need to have faith in yourself. Be brave and take risks. You don’t have to have it all figured out to move forward.”― Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart “Go back?” he thought. “No good at all! Go sideways? Impossible! Go forward? Only thing to do! On we go!”…

It is so important to listen to other people’s (Whole) stories

“Power is the ability not just to tell the story of another person, but to make it the definitive story of that person. The single story creates stereotypes, and the problem with stereotypes is not that they are untrue, but that they are incomplete. They make one story become the only story.” – Chimamanda Ngozi…

Do not let break ups redefine your future

2021 is a year of reflection. I plan to write a blog per week on things that touch my heart, I hope to share my heart with others because our journeys are connected. I hope to share stories from my life that have meant a lot and I hope to find meaning in those stories. …