Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Celebrating Women - Part 1

Happy Women History Month again...I had mention here that I will be posting more on women's month but got carried away with spring break trip and NSBE National Convention which was fabulous by the way. For this month I have pretty much been attending women's dinner/get together type of events with my two favorite been the International Women's day on 3/8 and a  Women Appreciation Dinner hosted by male's organization on campus. The appreciation dinner was definitely awesome, I felt so appreciated with the males walking the ladies to their seats, puting the coat away, serving dinner, giving the ladies roses and much more For a moment I was questioning if this was the same school I have been in for a 4 years and if these where the men I knew because they sure act as the opposite of gentlemen 99.8% of the time. My conclusion at the end of the evening was that men can be gentle when they want to. To top everything off my bestie won the student female leader of the year at the event and I was so happy for her because she deserved it.

Now as part of celebrating women I will be dedicating my next 3 post some awesome and amazing women.

Over the course of the month I was opportune to be part of Bead for Life Bead Party at my campus. It was great bonding, making, buying and selling beads knowing it was going  for a great cause.

Bead For Life was Co-founded by three amazing women Ginny Jordan, Devin Hibbard and Torkin Wakefield with a mission to sustainable opportunity for women to lift their family out of extreme poverty by connecting people worldwide in a circle of exchange that enrich everyone. It is really nice seeing people helping one another especially when you may have absolutely nothing in common or live miles upon miles apart.

Eradicating poverty will not happen at once but with  thousands of mini step. It is amazing to see how many lives has been changed just by making beads. Enjoy the video and check out Bead For Life and maybe host your own bead party as well.

Enjoy the rest of the week lovelies


Monday, March 21, 2011

Fear of the Future

Just the other day I was reading Ms. YNC blog and was really capture with one of her statement that at our 20's we tend to focus and worry more about money and  our careers which is so true and I find my-self doing that at most time especially now that I am getting closer and closer to graduation and walking across that stage in my black and blue cap and gown.

The future lies in God's hand but yet we find ourselves worrying more and more about what tomorrow/future have in store for us. With that I thought I'd share some of the things that have help calm me down when I'm tempted to feel trapped and hopeless in fear of the future

1. Life is full of negative things that might happen: If A does not happen then B will, life is hard and temptations are meant to come along our ways so it should not surprise us when we come across disappointment, painful losses or unfulfilled sadness. Even Christ was tempted many times.

2. As long as I choose a path of personal growth, I will face fearful situations: New opportunity brings numerous fearful situation we must deal with, the future is a new opportunity and to get there, there will be challenges.

3. Acknowledging my anxieties is a positive first step: I tend to seek help from expert and discuss fear with good friends, chances are one of those people might have gone through the same thing or knows someone who has. Through my 1st 3 college years all my friends were non-engineers simply because I still stereotype engineers as geek and nerds and therefore never attempt to make friends with them (I know right sad ) its like me denying my very own people but as my school work became tough na I had no choice than to run to the engineers for help and boy did I realize how much suffering I have been doing to myself for the past 3 years trying to do it all alone.

4. Surround myself with positive people: What you speak and hear is what you become so if now I'm surrounded by people who always pour in my head how hard it is to succeed or say things like "even mr. X who had a 4.0 gpa did not get the job what make you think you can?" It is more than likely that I will begin to think the same way and fear the future that I'm yet to see

5. Discover the promise and take it to the Lord in Prayer: When a mother cook, unless the child says I'm hungry or shows sign that he is hungry the food we remain on the pot, in the same way we have been given all things through Christ but unless we know what we are given it is almost impossible to have it which is where the power of discovery comes in. The word is new every morning and the more we search the more our fear of the future becomes a mare issue. We must speak to him to be spoken to so yes prayer always.

PS. Very random, I was home this afternoon browsing the internet je je on my own and the next thing I heard was my aunt planning my wedding colors and all that and then momsy is like its too early lets plan the graduation colors first.
Momsy: We are wearing dresses right
Aunt: mama no na asoebi
Momsy: ok we wear asoebi first and then change to dresses after
Aunt: You trust na it will be latest in town.
I just sat there and laugh see me see trouble o mind you my graduation is not even until may 2012 and all this is already going on I wonder how many years they will use to plan my wedding. Expectation is the mother of manifestation so I guess I should be expecting much for that day.

Have a lovely week ahead every one


Friday, March 11, 2011

You are what you speak

Morning, Afternoon, Evening to all you wonderful bloggers/reader ....Where have I been?...hmm in the land of procrastination, staying away from all the sort of writing (here is why). However I have most definitely been enjoying reading all the blog posts even though I barely make it to comment.

On the bright side YAY to spring break!...HAPPY WOMEN'S MONTH TO ALL YOU WONDERFUL; LADIES ESPECIALLY THE MOTHERS OUT THERE (proper post on this coming soon)

For the past few years I always spend my spring break on a mission trip in California but this year I could barely afford it :( I remember just around this time last on our trip to Cali we had a mini earthquake out in Burbank...I woke up with the windows shaking and I remembered being terrified...My heart goes out to all my brothers and sisters out in Japan, those who lost their life, loves ones, homes etc  may God comfort them all.

Now back to the tithe of this post... What do you speak about yourself? People around you? Your future?You are what you speak!...Yes I say so!

"I don't feel appreciated sometimes. I give all I have, time and effort to people and yet all I get is nothing with every year I start my birthday with depressions"

I was shock to hear these words coming from the mouth of a friend, a strong Christian. It really hurt my heart to see her say these things and  it made me think otherwise. Our tongue is a liquid fire and we should therefore be careful of the things we say mainly because there are angels picking up every single words and you can't say before an angel that it was an error. Now expectation is the mother of manifestation and so lets be careful of what we speak and expect because that is exactly what we get at times.

speaking positively is something that will brings healing, prosperity, joy and love, peace, self-esteem and many. " Pleasant words are as an honeycomb, sweet to the soul, and health to the bones" -Proverbs 16:24

 Now I may not know where you are now or what you are going through but one thing I know is there is a way out for you. Growing up, anytime I was angry I will speak crazy things like "my life is worthless, God has no plans for me, or I don't even want to live anymore" simply because things I wanted where not going right, praise God I have grown out of that by reading His word repeatedly.

Words where spoken by God, Jesus, the disciples, prophets and things happen and so we can do the same as well. Even the simplest proclamations makes a big difference to the things that happens to us. Some of the phrase I use constantly are:
  •  "Even the betrayal was one of Jesus closest friend so who I'm I not to be betrayed"
  • "I'm a brand new person therefor old ways are gone - When I'm tempted
  • "I'm born again" - When I'm asked  "why don't you do that?"
  • " I'm more than a conqueror" - When the devil try to attack
  • "My body is the temple of God and sickness and Diseases has no right to dwell in it - When I'm sick

At times you may wonder....

What if I stumble?
What if I fall?
will He lift me up?
what if I'm not perfect?
what if I go wrong?
will He correct me?
What if I choose to go my own path?
Will He still bring me back?

And then He whispers....

I'm your father
I will always lift you up 
you are not perfect but you still remains my child
I have a plan for you, a hope and a future
and so? if you go the wrong way
I will always bring you back

Lastly all I've got to say is words are powerful and sometimes it is best to leave some UNSPOKEN

How do I feel? - I've got my own Swagger cuz I'm Simply and Wonderfully Assembled by God (S.W.A.G)

 Lately: I have been getting in so much trouble with my facial expressions and hurt a few :( ...alot of people think its funny when I make faces because they are priceless and some pause and then laugh, others get piss and walk away. Now usually your lips/words tend to match with your facial expression but NOT me especially when I'm focus on something and you are trying to talk to me.

What I'm I doing: Packing and traveling for spring break excited.

Have a lovely weekend!