N – Neighbourliness is Noble #AtoZ 2018

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Neighbourliness is noble
Who is my neighbour?
Anybody, but me
Good friendship, little chats,
A little kindness, and empathy,
Great support when needed
No one has got a halo but
Anyone can say, “Hello”
In this little room called earth
Ain’t we all neighbours?

Neighbourliness is noble

see #atoz challenge

#virtues, vices & stuff

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Quill Commander Award by Dronstad

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🌺Now let’s begin.
The purpose of this award is to promote patriotism. Along with it, this reward is created to unify bloggers from different countries through tolerance and appreciation of their nationality. We are already unified by our love for writing and reading, so this is a token of that love.

🌺 Roll of Honours
I feel honoured and privileged for getting nominated for another award by the lovely Ankita. She has uniqueness and freshness in her writing, a peachy inspirational lady that writes in such a way that draws you deeper into a coven of thoughts and reflections. I would encourage you all to visit her beautiful blog.

🌺The rules are as follows:
1. Thank the blogger who nominated you and post a link of their blog
2. List the rules of the award
3. Post a photo of your National flag and anthem
4. Leave a favorite quote
5. Nominate a few loyal bloggers

🌺(Optional rules: General Dronstad is the creator of this award. You can link him to the Award, and decorate your blog with the “Dronstad Wings” 😀😀)

🌺 Below is my favourite verse

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🌺Below is a photo of my National Flag and Anthem.

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🌺 I follow a lot of wonderful blogs with rich and beautiful content. Nevertheless, my strategy for the nomination is based on blogs with lower follower-ship. Hence, I nominate:

🌺 Covert Novelist

🌺 All About Me LP

🌺 Walk With God

🌺 Clumsy and Silly

🌺 Bajezen

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Put A Bow On The Rain

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Put a bow on the rain,
Bid the floods farewell,
Say to the sun, “Spring up!”

Add silver linings to clouds;

A spoonful of hope,
A spice of sanguine,
A sprinkle of love,

Stir, stir; believe, believe;

A blink, another blink,
A thousand sleeps,
And when dreams come true,

Dance like no one is watching.

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Happy New Year!! Happy 2️⃣0️⃣1️⃣8️⃣

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From the last seconds of an old time
To the first minutes of a new time;
From the dim shadows of one sunset
To the bright rays of another sunrise;
From the dusk of the evening
To the dawn of the morning,
From the fall of an old era
To the rise of a new era,
A New Year emerges!

New hopes, dreams, visions, resolutions,
New opportunities, second chances,
New loves, couples, friends, families,
An exciting thrilling newness to life!

Happy New Year to everyone!
Happy 2️⃣0️⃣1️⃣8️⃣

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Hitting the 500th Mark!

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500 followers!! What a perfect Christmas present to my blog!

Thanks to everyone for all your support, comments, likes, jokes, advice and friendship. I’m truly grateful. 💝💝🌺🌺🌺🌷🌷🌷

On this note, after much deliberation I’ve decided to leave my blog name as it is. For the moment I will not be using my name. Thank you everyone who commented and advised me on the matter when I wrote it (Gone Are Days… Now I’m Here.). I’m truly grateful.

Thanks to you all once again and God bless you all immensely, richly, abundantly and generously. 👍🏾👍🏾💝💝🌺🌺🌷🌷

Make a Wish

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We were nothing, no one knew our name.
We were written off, we were forgotten…

Until like shooting stars,
We flew out of darkness into the limelight,
Into our little world of stardom,
Where anyone and everyone is a star…

We dream again, we hope and believe again.
As we work and excel in what we do,
We are like shooting stars in the skies…

Telling our stories,
Showing men that wishes and dreams do come true.

Notes:
These were my thoughts when I wrote this poem: Shooting Stars

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An Unfinished Story, I Am

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An unfinished story,
I am,

Musings deep
Yet unexpressed,
Thoughts on life,
Yet unwritten,
Identity,
Unidentified, I am

Passion, hunger,
to be

A great story
A life changing tale
An indelible identity
For many others
Coming behind me

This is my Dream
This is my Desire
This I will Achieve

Placed on my shoulders
A great obligation
To live fully this life
To finish my race
To write my story well

We are unfinished stories
Written everyday
Stories to be retold
By generations unborn
When our final chapters
We would have penned down
With a final full stop.

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Though Like A Tortoise

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To keep fighting
And keep trying
Fate favours not
The indolent;
One life
One opportunity
My chance
To make it count;
The journey is on
Purpose- my Driver;
I may be walking like a snail
But, I’m moving;
Afar off, others ahead
They ran too fast
And burned out;
Rather to keep moving
Like the tortoise,
Than to run faster than a hare
And burn out
My limited resources;
The finish line is always
For those that never stopped moving.

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Be Like A Child… Believe

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We can reach for that peak but…
We must

First become like children again;

For doubt and unbelief
Has no resting place,
On the pure soil
Of a child’s heart,
To believe, to trust and to rely
Completely and unreservedly,
Is no coincidence to them,

Rather an inherent nature, it is;

Be like a child…
Believe
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Mystery Blogger Award & Versatile Blogger Award

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I was nominated by Dronstadblog for the Mystery Blogger Award, and I was nominated by Tachispeaks for the Versatile Blogger Award. I want to express my thanks to both of them for their thoughtful gestures and kind words. Dronstad (or General as we call him) writes with passion and insight about war. His blog is always a good reminder to me of how tenacious I should be with my own convictions. Tachispeaks brings nature, the sea, the sand and all its glorious beauties to us. Please let’s all check out their blogs and enjoy their inspirational insights.

The rules are basically the same-
* Feature the award logo/image on your post
* List the rules
* Thank the blogger that nominated you
* Tell the readers 3 things about yourself
* Answer the questions provided
* Nominate 10-15 bloggers and notify them by commenting on their blog
* Ask the nominees 5 questions of my choice with one weird/funny question (specify)
* Share and link to your best post(s)

Three things about me:
1. My name Obioma. The literal translation is heart (obi), good (oma) = “heartgood”; the inverse (which makes more sense) is “good heart”. Other variations is kind-heart, good-mind, kind-soul, it can also mean happiness and joy to an extent.
2. I love music. I have a good ear for music and sometimes my inspiration to write comes when I listen to music. I currently have at least 300 downloaded songs on my phone.
3. I’m a Formula One fan. It’s actually the only sports I follow closely. I’ve been a fan since 2008 when Hamilton won his first Championship. My team is Mercedes because my favourite racing F1 driver is Lewis Hamilton. Other drivers I support include Alonso, Bottas, Massa, Ricciardo and Lance Stroll.

The questions I was asked:
1. What were you like as a child? As a child, I was the quiet one. Didn’t talk much but was very observant. I kind of noticed things that other kids wouldn’t normally see.
2. What is your favourite dish? My favourite dish is one of my native food- it’s called Vegetable Soup. It’s a traditional dish that consists of lots of 3 different vegetables.
3. What is your favourite vacation destination? My favourite holiday destination would be Paris. Would love to go there one day.
4. What makes you feel accomplished? I feel accomplished when I do what I’m supposed to do. When I do little things like teach, or write or any project I set out to do.
5. Wierd question: What would be your weapon of choice if you were presented with a bad person in front of you? Weird indeed. Well, I think my weapon of choice will depend on how bad the person is. But I’m learning to love everyone regardless. Love is always the best weapon.

My Nominees. There are many beautiful blogs out there but I want to use this opportunity to recognise new bloggers and encourage them.

1. https://everythingbylauren.wordpress.com
2. http://allaboutmelp.com
3. https://sharinggodsstory.net/
4. https://thebenlessard.com
5. https://aimglobal541.wordpress.com
6. https://shubhu23.wordpress.com
7. https://pcblogscom.wordpress.com
8. https://moosmosis.org
9. https://bookmeetsgirlblog.com
10. https://www.musingican.com/blog/
11. https://boywithcurlhair.wordpress.com
12. https://refilldiaries.wordpress.com/
13. https://issuesfromtheheart.com/

These are your questions-
1. What were you like as a child?
2. What is your favourite dish?
3. What is your favourite vacation destination?
4. Describe a perfect moment with a loved one.
5. Wierd question: What would be your weapon of choice if you were presented with a bad person in front of you?

Thank you for all your support on my blog. I’m truly grateful.
#Shalom.

Nothing Good Comes Cheap

Big Gift

Glory.
We all want it.
Glorious future.
We all desire it.
But,
It comes at a price.
Hard work.
Seizing moments.
Dedication.
Positive attitude.
Passion.
Opportunity costs.
Patience.
Tenacious mind.
Glory.
Be prepared.
Nothing good comes cheap.

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Dare to Dream

Dare to dream, dare to let your thoughts run wild.
Dare to go on an adventure of the mind and let your fantasies carry you into the bubbles of creativity and a million possibilities. Don’t hold back, dream!
Create a new world in your mind, where everything is just as it should be; escape the stresses, worries and imperfections of this world and enter into the realms of your dreams where everything is serene, orderly, and perfect.

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There you are free to sing, dance, laugh, jump and to fly away to your heart’s content. There you are free to realize that you are important, that without you, your dreams will remain only… dreams. For when you stop dreaming, when you stop believing, you stop living.
Dare to close your eyes, and Dream

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Daily prompt: Dream
Originally published on 23/05/2016

Easy Starters

It is always easy to start something
To begin a task is not always that hard
But,
To maintain it, to sustain it
That is the real work
To improve with fresh ideas
To bring in creativity, fresh imaginations,
To keep the crowd running back to you,
To keep the hunger afresh in your audience
Well, that is the real hard work,
A penchant for success,
A drive for progress,
An inner passion to be the best,
A desire to be better each day,
Always make this hard work appear easy.

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Z – Zip it

 

Zip it. Sometimes in the euphoria of excitement, we are too quick to share our thoughts, our dreams, our projects and plans that are still in their conception stage.

Most times, it’s not good to tell everyone what you want to do. Instead, first quietly nurture it, brood on it, pray about it, do some of the things I mentioned in the course of these series. Then, speak in hush confidential tones to a minimum of 2 people who you know will believe in you and support you all the way. We have to use wisdom and know that not everyone who smiles with us is actually happy with us. So, objectively find a minimum of two people who will not be afraid to support or criticise you objectively.

We need to learn to reduce the talk and walk the walk. We should be at liberty to only announce it or go public when we are well into it, at the point of no return, when it’s ready to be released or published as the case may be.
Let’s protect our future by zipping our lips in the present.

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Y – You, You Are Unique

You. You are an important factor in this project. It’s all about you. It’s what you want, it will make you happy and fulfilled. It brings joy to your heart, it’s the air you breath and it’s sweeter than your favourite delicacy. It all revolves around you.
You can start it, you can continue it, modify it, or quit on it.

No matter how everyone wants you to do it, if you don’t do it, it’s not done. And, no matter how people criticise and discourage you from it, if your heart is set on it, you will achieve it. Don’t underestimate the power of you.

Your uniqueness. There’s something original and different about you, about the way you write, talk, think, etc. bring that into your project and own it. I call it “your zing”. Each of us think and process information differently, we have our specific unique zings. Find yours, inject it into your project, and own it. There are many copycats these days, try not to be one. Get ideas from people but add your uniqueness, your own originality to it and that’s what will make you stand out.
You are important. You are unique. You have a zing. Find it. Use it. Stand out from the crowd.

“Always be yourself and have faith in yourself. Do not go out and look for a successful personality and try to duplicate it.” –Bruce Lee

Previous: X X-Ray Your Motives

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X X-Ray Your Motives

Always put your motives under the X-ray of objectivity. Why are you doing it? Why do you want you do it? What’s the driving force?
Your motivation factor is key.
Your motivation is your strength.
Your motive is your fuel.
Your motivation is your saviour.

In many days to come when you don’t just feel like it, when setbacks has hassled every plan you have or when everyone criticises you and writes you off; in such times you will feel a lot of negative energy-draining emotions. You may face physical, personal and emotional pressure. What will keep you from giving up and from quitting is your motives. Take marriage for instance, despite the arguments, struggles and differences of opinions we face as couples, many of us have realised that we love our spouses. Our love for our husbands or wives drives us to find ways to help the relationship. When that love is weakened, to stay committed, to fight, to endure becomes a struggle. When the tensions and the heat is down, we realise that we are still madly in love hence, walking away is never an option. In every facet of life, motive is an important key to progress, growth and expansion.

So what’s the motivation? To please people? To prove a point? To compete out of jealousy? To be a celebrity? To make money? To inspire the younger generation? To heal the world? To be a better person? For a better future? To leave a legacy?
What’s your motivation? What’s your motive? So many bloggers we began with have faded away. They are not writing anymore and their blogs have become abandoned projects. I don’t know why but I know that partly the reason is that they couldn’t cope with the pressure, and probably their motive was not strong enough. Hence, they caved in to procrastination and eventual abandonment of their blog sites.

Do you have a dream, a desire to do something? To achieve a goal or an objective? What’s the motive behind it? X-ray your motives and do an objective inward search to find out. When you do, nurse it, guard it and preserve it. Make sure not to lose it. Your motive is your saviour.

Previous: W – Write Down Your Mantra

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W – Write Down Your Mantra

Write down your motto, mantra, slogan or declaration. It could be a board of motivational quotes and clips, book of motivational stories and words/verses of faith that help you believe. It could be a faith corner. Words, audiovisuals, picture collage of words, etc. It’s got to be something written down that you can read everyday to yourself. There is power in spoken words, but you’ve got to have the right words to speak. You may say, I will remember. I guarantee that you will not. The pen is mightier than the sword.

Let your mantra be the daily milk you drink every day, the constant fuel that ignites your fire and passion. Write it down, say it daily. Keep it handy or clip it by your mirror. You will discover how positive you will be. Writing it down always helps you articulate your thoughts to what’s really important. Check every successful company you know, you will find their motto. For countries you will find an anthem, for faith/religion you will find a creed. Don’t underestimate the power of repetition. What you say everyday will gradually become what you believe. What you do everyday will eventually become who you are.

I’ve discovered by experience that there’s something about spoken words of declaration. I have several of them written in a book and I cannot explain the energy, the positivity and the can-do spirit that fills my heart each day since I started it. It’s so refreshing and invigorating.

Previous: V – Visualise, Visit And Volunteer

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