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…

How to Overcome Disappointment with Gratitude

“Gratitude can transform common days into thanksgivings, turn routine jobs into joy, and change ordinary opportunities into blessings.”—William Arthur Ward A week ago I was speaking with a single mum who felt like things in her life were going out of control. She felt overwhelmed with her teenage daughter’s behaviour towards her, she talked of…

Loving the Inner Child Within

“Your true passion for life is hidden away within you. Your inner child holds the key to this. What did you enjoy doing as a kid before all the adulting began? Take time for yourself, recharge, and let your inner child come out to play every once in awhile.” -Christine E. Szymanski “My quest these…

Enjoying childlike moments…again

“Growing old is mandatory, but growing up is optional.” – Walt Disney “We don’t stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing” – George Bernard Shaw “If you open your heart and become like a child, you will always be blissful, always content.” – Dharma Mittra Do you remember long…

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…