Monday, February 28, 2011


Hi everyone I am so sorry for my the silence. This last few weeks has been long, busy and emotional for me. What triggered the emotional side of me was the death of my beloved uncle (my mother's younger brother).

Let me tell u a little about my mum's family.
My mother is the first born and only girl. She has three younger brothers. She was brought up in a house full of love. My mother and her brothers are very close. When one person sneeze everyone sneezed with him. They got each other's back. My mother, the ideal sister in law. didn't give her brother's wives any trouble and they all loved her.

With this little story I am sure you understand how close they are.
All the children, the nieces and nephews are also very close, and I am so close to my uncles, for they are like my second father, if you know what I mean.
In 2008 my uncle was diagnosed with cancer. He went to Switzerland, where he had a bone marrow transplant. He survived it and was told to come every year for a check, which he did in 2009 and 2010. Only for him to become ill again after christmas. Without hesitation he was sent to India, where he died. In fact the week he died, he was to be discharged from the hospital.

I have asked God a lot of questions: "why do bad things happen to good people?"
Why is it that it looks as though the enemy has won the battle?
Why did he have to die so young at age 54?

Well I know he is in a better place but at least he should have stay with us, with his family, his wife and his son longer...
He had some many dreams, a lot of things he wanted to accomplish but he cannot, for he is no more...

I have decided to do a lot of things in this life, whether I can finish them or not I will try
1. I will try my best to fulfill some of the dreams he had(My uncle) a family holiday in one of the islands where all the uncles, aunties, nieces and nephews will come together and have fun.
2. I will try and be there for his son for he is family and very dear to my heart.
3. I will learn to play a musical instrument ( learning to beat the drums) in memory of him, for my mother (who had always wanted to learn to beat the drums but because of the times she didn't learn and finally for myself, for I have fallen in love with the drums.

Life is so short and one never knows...Please all that you have decided to do, start it now, even though you don't accomplish all, but at least you will be satisfied that you tried.

Do take care and chat with you later.

Saturday, February 12, 2011


Monty Roberts is definitely a man who has found his passion. He is a horse trainer on a mission to show people that violence is never the answer. He believes that horses are trying to teach people that if they could get violence out of their lives, they will find a much happier existence. His work has produced 8 national champions in the show rings of the world and more that 300 international stakes winners in Thoroughbred racing. He's written several books, including "The Man who listens to Horses", which spent 58 weeks on the New York Times Best-Seller List.

Extracts of Monty's interview: " knowing my goals and setting my course allowed me to follow a road map, which introduced me to a life free of work-or work as most people know it. Sure, I worked hard, but it was always to follow the tingle that set me on a course doing exactly what I wanted most to do. This means that I could execute the most grueling schedules imaginable without considering them to be work. I am 69 years of age, and I have a schedule that would choke down most people in their thirties and forties. I read many inspirational and self-help-type books that we should work hard so as to earn the right to retire young and enjoy "free time". By following my strongest desires and seeking my greatest goals, I have created an environment filed with the joy that feee time and work time are the same"....

Trust me when I read this story I said to myself what am I going to do with a passion as lame as the love or horses? But as I continued it dawned on me that no matter how stupid your passion may be you can succeed in it and draw people into your own world.

Note this from his passion he was able to breed thorough breeds, which are used for racing, very expensive in the market, he has also become a writer earning him 58weeks on the New York Times Best-Seller list, and he has become a teacher, a mentor for i am sure he would have students...

P.S. " you can succeed in anything if you have the passion. as laziness in contagious so is Passion..

"The biggest mistake people make in life is not trying to make a living at doing what they most enjoy" Malcolm S. Forbes
Have a lovely weekend.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Worried Himself To Death

Welcome omolara thank you for becoming a follower and looking forward to having a lovely time with you.

Today will post an extract from a book I have been reading. (THE SUCCESS PRINCIPLES How to get from where you are to where you want to be by Jack Canfield). I hope you learn a lot from this as I have.


Nick Sitzman was a strong, healthy and ambitious young railroad yardman. He had a reputation as a diligent hard worker and had a loving wife and two children and many friends. One summer day, the train crews were informed that they could quit an hour early in honor of foreman's birthday. While performing one last check on some of the railroad cars, Nick was accidentally locked in a refrigerator boxcar. When he realized that the rest of the workmen had already left the site, Nick began to panic.
He banged and shouted while his fist were bloody and his voice was hoarse, but no one heard him. With his knowledge of "the numbers and the facts", he predicted the temperature to be zero degrees. Nick's thought was if I can't get out, I'll freeze to death in here. Wanting to let his wife and family know exactly what had happened to him, Nick found a knife and began to etch words on the wooden floor. He wrote, "it's so cold, my body is getting numb. If I could just go to sleep. These may be my last words".

The next morning, the crew slid open the heavy door of the boxcar and found Nick dead. An autopsy revealed that every physical sign of his body indicated he had froze to death. And yet the refrigerator unit of the car was inoperative, and the temperature inside indicated 55 degrees Fahrenheit. Nick had killed himself by the power of his own thoughts.

You, too, if you are not careful, can kill yourself with your limiting thoughts-not all at once like Nick Sitzman, but little by little, day after day, until you have slowly deadened your natural ability to achieve your dreams.

Notez Bien: when I read this story it spoke to me. This is me for I worry a lot. Why did Nick Sitzman worry himself to death, leaving his wife and kids behind?
Newly added Goal: " stop worrying about everything, for, most at times they all fall into place at the end of the day".


Monday, February 7, 2011


Hello everyone its been a while we had a good chat. How r u? I hope good. Hmmm last week had been a hectic week for me good excuse why i didn't blog...loll. Despite the hectic schedule I had fun...
Sunday was very interesting for me for I had two invites one for a 1 year old birthday party and the other a friend's party. Oh my my friend Mandy does cook very well. I was tempted to take a second helping, anyway I didn't take though, but wished I did..
Enough of my gisting..
I have to take my leave for u will not believe it, I am feeling very sleepy this afternoon...loll..Oh my God I hope I don't become lazy..

Do take care of yourself and have a lovely week ahead.

P.s: " please join me to read a book a week. its good for your soul"

Note: " You are the same today as you'll be in 5 years except for two things, the books your read & the people you meet", Charles "Tremendous" Jones.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Book Review Continues

IMAGINATION.... "The workshop of the mind"
It is a common saying that if you can imagine it, if you can visualize it, then you can achieve it. Guess what we are back to the power of the mind and faith...loll....

What I Will Do If I Had a Million Dollars.....

A true story about a beloved educator and clergy man, late Frank W. Gunsaulus who began his preaching career in the stockyards region of Chicago. While Frank W. Gunsaulus was going through college he observed many defects in the educational system, so he envisioned, imagined, made up his mind to have a college where he would be the head and he can change the educational system, without being handicapped by orthodox methods of education. Good idea, and a well thought out plan, but he had one hurdle he needed a million dollars for his project. Where was he going to get that money? This was his question, every day. Every night he went to bed thinking of how to accomplish his plans. He took it with him wherever he went.. He imagined it every time he had then opportunity, he was obsessed by it.

Gunsaulus realized that definiteness of purpose is the starting point from which one must begin. He recognized, too, that definiteness of purpose takes on animation, life, purpose when backed by a burning desire to translate that purpose into its material equivalent.

Knowing that in truth there was no way he was going to get that money. The natural proceedure will be for him to quit.......oh well its a good idea but you have to just leave it alone, but he didn't. He set out to preach a sermon the following morning entitled... " What I Would Do If I Had A Million Dollars". For him it wasn't hard for he had spent almost 2 years thinking, imagining, envisioning his dream. The next day he went into the bathroom, read the sermon, then knelt on his knees and asked that the sermon might come to the attention of someone who would supply the needed money. While praying he had the assurance that his request will come through. In his excitement he forgot his sermon, and didn't realize the oversight until he was on the pulpit. It was too late to go and get the sermon papers........his subconscious mind came into action. He closed his eyes and spoke from his heart and soul of his dreams. According to him he not only talked to his audience, but he fancied he talked also to God. He described the plans he had for the school. A school where young people would learn to do pratical things, and at the same time develop their minds.

After his sermon a man walked up the pulpit and said, " Reverend, I liked your sermon. I believe you can do everything you said you would, if you had a million dollars. To prove that I believe in you and your sermon, if you will come to my office tomorrow morning, I will give you the million dollars. My name is Phillip D. Armour.

Gunsaulus went to Mr Amour's office and the million dollars was presented to him. With the money he founded the Armour Institute of Technology, now known as IIIinois Instutute of Technology....

Note this: " Gunsaulus got the million dollars within thirty-six hours after he reached a definite decision. "Imagination, visualization + definiteness = Goals or dreams achieved...

Do have a nice week and remember everything you set your heart to do is possible...Anyone can do anything, become anything either good or bad.....