Category: Hope

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When failure is our best gift

All endings are also beginnings. We just don’t know it at the time. – Mitch Albom, The Five People You Meet In Heaven I remember the morning I went to Kirimara High School (Kenya) to check for the results of  my Kenya Advanced Certificate of Education (KACE). I was excited as I took a public bus to the school, I was very sure that I had … Read More When failure is our best gift

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The journey you are going through is worth it, don’t give up yet.

“You are diabetic,” my doctor told me, reaching over to show me the lab results for the blood work done a few weeks before. I looked at him. “We have tried exercise and dieting but it didn’t work,” he looked at me again, then sat to his chair. I waited and waited for the longest three minutes, “what does this mean?”  I could not … Read More The journey you are going through is worth it, don’t give up yet.

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Death doesn’t have the final word

When I am afraid, I put my trust in you. In God, whose word I praise— in God I trust and am not afraid. What can mere mortals do to me? — Psalm 56:3-4 (NIV) As I walk in my journey of life, I get to ask myself the question whether I am prepared to die and how well I want to face my death. … Read More Death doesn’t have the final word

Things to Remember When Fear is Holding You Back

There are three main fears that can hold you back ~ fear of failure, self doubt and fear of the future. These fears will seem like real insurmountable obstacles. Most of the time they are not. Rise above and you will see them for what they are. Choose courage (Joshua 1:9).     You might experience some or all of these symptoms if you … Read More Things to Remember When Fear is Holding You Back

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Controlling Anger — Before It Controls You

Controlling Anger — Before It Controls You  “I took a deep breath and listened to the old brag of my heart: I am, I am, I am.” — Sylvia Plath, The Bell Jar   Inside Out is a funny, witty, and clever movie portraying the role of human emotions in a very touching sensible story. The story is about a life of a girl who … Read More Controlling Anger — Before It Controls You

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Everything is possible. The impossible just takes longer.

I was born in Kinangop Plateau in Kenya. Kinangop Plateau is a region in Kenya that lies between the Kenyan Rift Valley to the west and the Aberdare Range to the east. It takes its name from Kinangop Mountain, which rises in the Aberdares to the east. Growing up poor in Kinangop Plateu meant that I did not travel to see other parts of … Read More Everything is possible. The impossible just takes longer.

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Taming monsters in your life: Your Journey to The End of The Rainbow

It was 8 PM. I was riding Toronto Subway from Spandina to Lansdowne. As reminisced through all that had taken place during the day, I started to notice some hand unusual hand movements of the woman sited across from me. “Don’t be like your dad, ” she shouted at her three year old son, who was trying to free her grip, wanting to walk … Read More Taming monsters in your life: Your Journey to The End of The Rainbow

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Go Shark Mentality, keep going forward.

Sharks by nature are loners, huge fish, have thousands of teeth. What we don’t often hear about is their intelligence, their thoughtful strategies in catching prey, and their patience in doing so; along with their highly developed senses allow it to detect prey from miles away. One of the most important shark facts is that they have to keep moving forward to stay alive. … Read More Go Shark Mentality, keep going forward.

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Choose Your Battles Wisely

Most of us have been advised at one time or another to choose our battles.  We know it’s good advice, yet rarely stop and think about the criteria for passing up one battle and choosing to engage in another. This famous saying is often not attributed to its rightful author, Sun Tzu.  As a brilliant Chinese military strategist, Sun Tzu was a highly respected … Read More Choose Your Battles Wisely

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Simple And Fun Ways To Fill An Emptiness In Your Life

If you are starving but can’t find food you will feel hungry. The feeling of emptiness is like emotional hunger where you become hungry for a something that you can’t get. For example the feeling of emptiness related to loneliness results from needing an intimate relation without being able to find it. Depression is another one of the strongest reasons that can make you … Read More Simple And Fun Ways To Fill An Emptiness In Your Life

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How to Deal With Embarrassment

Forgetting people’s names and unsightly sweat patches are among the most common faux pas that leave Britons blushing with embarrassment four times a day. Tripping in public and getting food stuck between teeth are also humiliating moments that most try hard to avoid and one in seven say a relationship has ended because something embarrassing happened. A study of 2,000 adults found that burping … Read More How to Deal With Embarrassment

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You are Not a mess,you Are a masterpiece

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 work. No one would buy it.  “What a mess,” they said. “My two year old could do that.” Then, one day art collector Peggy Guggenheim looked at a painting and said, “Not a mess, people. You’re looking at a masterpiece.”  In … Read More You are Not a mess,you Are a masterpiece