Wednesday, April 20, 2011


Hello guys how r u? I have missed you guys so much. I can't imagine how someone can get addicted to blogging... and I am loving every bit of it.
Today I will like to write a love story I read a while ago. This story is so dear to my heart as I am a romantic at heart.

A boy and a girl where speeding down down a road on a motor bike..

Girl: " I'm scared please slow down?
Boy: " No , this is fun!"
Girl: " No its not. Slow down
Boy: " Then tell me you love me!
Girl: " Fine, I love you. Slow down.
Boy: " Now give me a big hug?

the girl hugged him.

Boy: " Can you take my helmet off and put it on yourself. Its bugging me.
the girl does so.

Girl: " alright slow down.
Boy: " I love you babe.

In the paper the next day a motorcycle had crashed into a building because of brake failure. Two people were on it, but only one survived. The truth was that halfway down the road, the guy realized that his brakes broke but he didn't want to let her know, instead he had her say she loved him and felt her hug one last time. Then he had her wear his helmet so that she would live even though it meant he would die.

Everyone deserves someone who would love them that much.

I hope you find your "Someone".

Do have a lovely day.

PS. " don't forget to grab a copy of Myne Whitman's novel " A LOVE REKINDLED".


Monday, April 11, 2011

Kemi Adetiba

Hello everyone.. you will not believe what happened to me.. I had finished typing and then was ready to post, all of a sudden my write up just vanished....
I mean it vanished into thin air...
Secondly I can't find the blogs I follow on my page. Where did they go to?
How frustrating can this be ehhen?
I am so pissed right now, but you know what? " this will not deter me from telling my story for today...

Kemi Adetiba, a young girl born of an Akwa Ibom mother and a Yoruba father.
Attended Atlantic hall secondary school in Lagos.
A law graduate from university OF Lagos, Unilag.

I am sure after a while she said to herself: "what's all this...I am dying inside not doing what I like..... throwing the stiff collar she flees LAW in search of her passion.

She is the only female Nigerian who shoots and directs music videos. She directed TY Bello's new song "The future". ( Please everyone should go on YouTube and listen to the song, I love it).

She has done so well for herself that she surprises even herself, I am sure. LOL. She is also DJ, can you beat that...

Now I am sure your are asking why am I getting all that excited.?
well I know if I had told my parents I wanted to be a DJ instead of a LAWYER they would have taken me for

I know we all have some passion hidden inside of us... or maybe locked away somewhere, with the keys missing... I think it is time to unlock IT and let it fly.. Fly with it and see what life has to offer....

My secret:

" the first day I got on a plane I knew I was born to fly planes. I didn't want to be an air hostesses, I wanted to be the pilot. The more I flew, the more fascinated I became, but I was timid. I wasn't bold enough to tell my parents MY DREAM. I wasn't bold enough to defend my passion. I wasn't ready to get uncomfortable to achieve my dream. And then secretly I was scared that they will reject me once they found out that I was partially deaf. So in other not to face this humiliation, I killed my dream. I killed it so fast that you will never have thought that I had a dream....

Coming across Kemi Adetiba, my dream is rekindled. I don't know if I can be bold enough to go 4 IT, but one thing I know is this: I will try my best to achieve it. Maybe now, maybe in 15 years, but I will do it, even if I fly once in my lifetime...

I have shared my secret, what's yours?
What passion, dream have you buried inside of you. Maybe cos of society or the fact that women can't be found in that field, or a disability etc.
What is it?
Please let me know and together I am sure we can fulfill our dreams.


P.S : " don't forget to grab a copy of Myne Whiteman's new book: " A LOVE rekindled".

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Grandma Moses

Grandma Moses didn't start painting until she was 75years old. In fact she actually started cos her arthritis pain wouldn't let her do needle work anymore. Married, she had 10 children, lost 5. Described as a woman who was strong willed.

At age 88 Madmoiselle magazine named grandma Moses a "Young Woman of the year".

For more information about grandma Moses check WIKIPEDIA....

When I first came across this story I was surprised. Could people really fulfill their dreams even when they have clocked 70?

What kind of determination did she posses?

Not only did she become a painter, she died at the age of 101 a renown painter, with beautiful works to her name.

As we celebrate mothers this month I will like you to do me a favor..

I know a lot of us have mothers, aunties, female friends, who have had dreams and have let them die maybe because of society, lack of encouragement or lack of funds etc....

We can encourage them to start whatever it is they have a passion for. Help them fulfill their destiny, their dreams. Show them that they can do it, with your strong belief in them.
Encourage them. Work with them...

For if grandma Moses could become a painter at age 75, our mothers can be anything they want to be, no matter the age.

I have vowed to help my mother fulfill her dream of having a school and a bookshop...
I don't know how its going to work, but I know one thing: " once there is life, there is hope.

Do take care and have a lovely day.

P.S: "My write up just got accepted for an international mag... Thanks to a special friend of mine....
SAYING a big welcome to the newest member of secretlilies..." nutritionalert".. I love the name. Thank you.

Myne Whiteman's second novel " A LOVE REKINDLED is out. Please grab your copy now.

Friday, April 1, 2011


Happy new month and a BIG HELLO to the new followers of secretlilies...It gives me joy every time I check my follower's list and I spot a new follower. Thank you guys, I really appreciate.

Mothering Sunday is around the corner, if I am correct it will be celebrated this coming Sunday. I have decided to dedicate this month to dishing out inspiring stories and motivational messages from influential, strong interesting women, all over the world.
Today, I will start with Mary Kay Ash. From her book " the MARY KAY WAY", I will dish out some motivational extracts.

"Most books on leadership have been written by men-and for men. Although I believe women can learn a great deal from such books, I also believe it isn't possible for us to clone ourselves from our male counterparts, because we are different. Women can no more duplicate the male style of management than American businessmen can exactly reproduce the Japanese style. This is not to suggest that Americans and Japanese cannot learn from one another-they can and do. Similarly women gain considerable leadership know-how from men. By the same token, men can also learn much from women. To me, P and L doesn't only mean PROFIT and LOSS-it also means PEOPLE and LOVE.

People come first at Mary Kay-independent sales force employees, consumers and our suppliers. We pride ourselves as a company known for the people it keeps". Our belief in caring for people, however, does not conflict with our need as a corporation to generate a profit. Yes, we keep our eye on the bottom line, but it's not an overriding obsession.

Many view us as an enigma, but the MARY KAY success story is no mystery to me". This remarkable Company and independent sales force have succeeded not through " dog eat dog" competition so commonplace in "big business", but through sensitivity for the needs of others. We could never have grown to where we are today without the enthusiasm of thousands of women and a committed staff. Our secret is a unique leadership concept, based on the Golden rule, that allows fairness to flourish in business

My story begins with what others may regard as a conclusion. In 1963, before starting my own company, I retired after twenty five years in direct sales. I loved my work and as a national training director of a large corporation I had achieved many of my goals, but as I reflected upon my career I was still disheartened.

As a mother strives to protect her children, I wanted to help other women so they wouldn't have to suffer what I had endured.

Once I made my decision, I needed something to sell. I wanted a top-quality product-one that could benefit other women, and one that women would be comfortable selling. I also wanted to offer women an open-ended opportunity to do anything they were smart enough, and motivated enough to do.
After spending days and nights trying to think of such a product, it finally dawned on me one evening, while I was getting ready for bed-my skin care products. I had been introduced to them 10 years earlier by a local cosmetologist I had called on during my direct-selling days. Using formulas created by her dad, she developed creams and lotions for customers of her small, home operated beauty shop. So when the cosmetologist died, I bought the original formulas from her family. From my own use and the results I had personally received, I knew that these skin care products were tremendous; with some modifications and high quality packaging, I was sure they would be big sellers! And they did.

Every person is special! I sincerely believe this. Each of us wants to feel good about himself or herself, but to me it is just as important to make others feel the same way. Whenever I meet someone, I try to imagine him or her wearing an invisible sign that says: " MAKE ME FEEL IMPORTANT! I respond to this sign immediately, and it works wonders.

Hmmm I will stop here for now: will continue later...

Notez Bien: One thing that made me fall in love with this lady was her ability, her drive help, motivate, encourage and empower women.. Mary Kay Ash's slogan was : " God first, Family second, Career third"...

Ponder on these words and have a lovely weekend.