THE JOURNEY THROUGH THE SAHARA

IT WAS A VERY LOVELY DAY OUT WHEN I DECIDED TO GO ON A JOURNEY THROUGH THE DESERT, JUST TO HAVE SOME ADVENTURE AND SEE WHAT PEOPLE EXPERIENCE BY THIS KIND OF TRAVEL.

IT WAS A VERY SUNNY DAY WHEN I ENTERED A VEHICLE THAT TOOK ME TO THE BORDER POST AND CROSSED TO THE NEXT COUNTRY WHERE I AM GOING TO PASS THROUGH AND WE GOT TO A SMALL TOWN AND WAS THERE FOR FEW DAYS BEFORE WE CONTINUED TO A LITTLE TOWN CALLED AGADEZ, IT WAS SORROUNDED WITH MUD HOUSES, BUT I WAS EXCITED BECAUSE I WANTED TO SEE MORE , SO I WENT TO MAKE A BOOKING TO ENTER A TRUCK,IT WAS QUITE INTERESTING BECAUSE THERE WERE LOTS OF OTHER PASSENGERS GOING THE SAME WAY,WHEN IT WAS TIME,THE DRIVER AND HIS ENTOURAGE SAID HIIIIAAAAAA MEANING LETS GO.

WE CLIMBED THE TRUCK AND STARTED SINGING WHILE THE VEHICLE MOVED WITH SPEED TO THE ROAD UNTIL IT GOT TO THE DESERT SANDS AND WE CONTINUED ON A VERY EXCITING MOOD AND WHEN WE GOT TO WHERE WE WERE TO EAT WE ALL GOT DOWN AND EACH PERSON BROUGHT OUT THERE COOKING UTENSILS FROM WHERE THEY PUT IT AND LOOKED FOR WOOD TO MAKE FIRE AND WE COOKED THERE ON THE SAND AND AFTER A WHILE WE RESTED ON THE SAND BEFORE WE CONTINUED THE JOURNEY,BUT WHAT WAS EXCITING ABOUT THIS TRAVEL WAS THE MIRRAGE WE WERE SEEING AHEAD OF US ,IT WAS LIKE SEEING A SEA OF OCEAN AHEAD OF YOU AND WONDERING IF YOU WILL BE SWALLOWED BY IT.

AFTER LONG HOURS OF TRAVEL ON THE DESERT WE GOT TO A SMALL TOWN CALLED DURUKU WHERE WE RESTED FOR THE NIGHT AND CONTINUED THE FOLLOWING DAY.

WHILE TRAVELLING WE CAME ACCROSS A VERY BIG MOUNTAIN WHERE WE RESTED TOOK WATER AND FOOD AND WE WERE ALWAYS JUMPING IN AND OUT OF THE TRUCK WHENEVER OUR DRIVER AND HIS CREW SAYS HIIIAAAA…….,BUT THE GREAT ADVENTURE WAS WHEN WE GOT LOST AND WE WERE LOOKING FOR A WAY OUT AND THE VEHICLE WAS GOING ROUND AND ROUND FOR HOURS ON END BEFORE THREE ELDERLY MEN WHO WERE TRAVELING WITH US TOLD THE DRIVER TO FOLLOW THE DIRECTION OF THE SUNSET UNTIL WE WERE ABLE TO LOCATE OUR WAY AND GOT TO OUR FINAL DESTINATION EVENTUALLY ,IT WAS A LOVELY AND EXCITING JOURNEY FOR IT WAS A GREAT ADVENTURE.

Are you good at what you do? What would you like to be better at

How To Improve yourself

goodNaturally we have different talents and knowledge of different kind and we all cannot be good at the same thing at the same time which warrants the question which is what are you better at? are you better at what you do and how can you be better at what you do. I would say that I am good at what I do most of the time. I put in some effort to do things that interest me but sometimes it takes a while to become good at it.  life would be boring and uneventful if you are good at everything you do and then there would be no challenges and there would be no room for improvement, creativity and progress .  Making effort and improving at something is part of the challenges which allows you to grow as a person. Sometimes the process of achieving a goal or getting what you want is more appealing than completing the goal itself because of the challenges that come with it.

 

goodWe all have different areas of Interest and some of us could be could be good engineers, doctors, artist, writers, bloggers, journalists and so on but would like to improve on whatever they do. For instance some people are very good at excel, Microsoft word and other application programs and would like to improve on it. Many of them would want prefer being a better geek at what they do and sometimes could be good at something entirely different. If you are a writer you could improve on your writing skills.  We have a lot that we can improve on and do with our interest, skills and we can increase our proficiency with our communication skills as a writer, all we need to do is to focus, get busy and take action.

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Some people see in us what we don’t see in ourselves which could be a great improvement to what we do and could influence our greatness and improvement. I was talking to someone who said her friends thinks she is a good cook and an excellent mother and she said she loves being a mother and sometimes she behaves like the kids ,playing dancing and coloring.  As a mother she loves cooking and improving herself by trying any recipe that comes her way. As the case maybe, everyone wants perfection at what they do. some skaters like being professionals, some bloggers likes being perfect and some writers want creativity and better write-ups and so does it apply to our other areas of interest. Some say i am not good at anything and some say i was good at writing and every other thing that i do but don’t command that same kind of mastery anymore, but the fact remains that they can meet their goal and be better at what they do.

goodSometimes I just can’t keep up with  the world. I am doing the best i can, but time flies and I often give up. And I have this project i am working on about writing and i find it difficult writing even a word. It is terrible and the reason being that i have always been good at what i do, but i am sure i can get there again.  So in my opinion, having confidence in yourself is the first step forward to handle any situation either disappointment or rejection.  You need to tell yourself that you can do anything you want to do in this world. I know that I have the skills, and abilities to find the perfect job. If you work hard and put your heart into what you do, you can do anything that you want in your life.  especially when you are not far from people who want you to succeed in all that you do.

Season of peace and happiness

Happy Holidays To You

A happy  time is when people get together to celebrate a most important and peaceful time that matters to all.  Christmas is a time when all friends and families leave there jobs and what ever they have to do to celebrate, it is also a time that people get together in harmony to appreciate life,time and unity with happiness that really counts in the life of man and this is a time when families go out to eat and have fun that really counts with friends and relations .

xmas holiday

happy holidays

Christmas at Downton Abbey (2CD)

Christmas is a special time where kids are happy and want to show it by going to Christmas parties and singing carols and Christmas sing and there are lots of important and necessary things happening for everybody. It is really a time that everybody is looking forward to.  i remember as a little kid, this is a time that we are always looking forward to, because we always have fireworks and a lot of fun including going to parties and a lot of eating and drinking, it’s all fun time for all.

holiday

holiday

 

Christmas is a peaceful and mood changing period when everybody forgets about their life challenges, sorrows pains and whatever they are going through. It is a season of great impression on all grounds and it is a wonderful time that needs consideration by both kids and adults, so it’s a season of happiness, song, celebration and joy.  Christmas has always been a holiday celebrated carelessly, both pagans, Christians, millennia and Jews alike have become part of the season’s festivities, and it is only few people who consider the celebration’s intrinsic meaning, history, or origins. The joy of it is what really matters and not its origin.

fun and game

Most of the most popular Christmas customs which  includes the Christmas trees, Christmas presents and Santa Claus.  Most people who are happily preparing for the Xmas celebrations would rather not know about the holidays real origin or significance. even if they know the history or origin of Christmas, they do not care because of the fun and happiness that it brings and that is what really counts or matters.

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I remember the Christmas song:” Happy Holiday Happy holiday, happy holiday While the merry bells keep ringing May your every wish come true.  Happy holiday, happy holiday May the calendar keep bringing Happy holidays to you.  Come To Holiday Inn If you’re burdened down with trouble, If your nerves are wearing thin Park your load down the road And come to Holiday Inn.  If the traffic noise affects you Like a squeaky violin Kick your cares down the stairs And come to Holiday Inn.  If you can’t find someone who Would set your heart a-whirl Take your car and motor to The home of boy meets girl.  If you’re laid-up with a breakdown, Throw away your vitamin Don’t get worse, grab your nurse and come to holiday inn?” It would be a good thing to bring your family and friends together at this time of the year.  “Happy Holidays”.
Santa Toilet Seat Cover and Rug Set (Red)

 

 

The beauty of thanksgiving

Thanksgiving as a way of life

giving thanks

thanksgiving

 The hustling and bustling, the excitement, the preparation, the announcements, the radio and television discussion about thanksgiving makes one to wonder how it would be devastating if there is no Thanksgiving, but for everyday that passes in our lives we always have a thing or two to say thank you for. Is it the job that we got or the birth of our kids or the house that we bought or the new car that we have or our kids graduating from school and we are happy for the blessing of God by giving us good and understanding neighbors or friends that always want to hear us out and listen to what we have to say and the people we have in our lives. We are thankful for all that has transpired in our lives from different angles of our various lives, starting from the beginning of the year till date.

giving thanks

thanks

It was a great and wonderful day when we went out to the salvation army place to appreciate the thanksgiving, the hall was full of people, the kids were playing around, the adults were discussing, the ushers were helping people with food and other activities in this place and the beauty of it all is the interaction and the happiness you see on people’s face on that particular day, the DJ was there doing his thing and the most exciting part of it was the gift that was given out from the ticket that was given out to everybody and to make it more elaborate was the band that played at this occasion, the little children that were singing and playing around and the host and I then said to myself, no matter what your situation is and whatever you are going through, we need to give thanks for every single day of our lives, for every single breath that we breathe and for the lives of our family and friends.

thanksgiving

thanksgiving

some are in the hospital not able to go out or see friends, but the lives that they have is worth being thankful for and it is always a thing of beauty to say Our father in heaven we thank you, if that is the only prayer we have, it is worth it. We have always been thankful for everyday of our lives and when we sleep and wake up, but the most beautiful thing about thanksgiving is being able to say thank you after all our lives experiences on the thanksgiving day is absolutely amazing.  Some families go out on that day to the movies to have fun which is part of the beauty of thanksgiving.  One other thing that i appreciate and value about the thanksgiving is the black Friday, a lot of family is making preparation for this day so they can buy stuff for a moderate price and enjoy the bliss of the thanksgiving ceremony and another thing that i realize is people going out on black Friday despite the cold to buy stuff for their various families.

Love At The Thanksgiving Day Parade

Real Life Testing

Life Experience Test

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real life test

Life always has its own challenges and its own test and Real life testing occurs not when all is going well but when we have challenges and great life experiences.  Life as we all know sometimes has its ups and down which includes different events and issues arising  and that is where our experiences of life comes in, and life experience is sometimes considered Real Life Test, humans being what we are always want to make the world a better place. We always have a purpose to life and committing to that purpose is a necessity and it is the beginning or foundation of every good thing that comes our way in life. whatever we are doing we have to make sure we do it right because time waits for nobody and life waits for no one either and that is why we have to keep moving and doing what we love doing best.

life test

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  There is a particular quotation which i love by an unknown author which says “Life is too short to wake up in the morning with regrets. So love the people who treat you right, forget about the ones who don’t and believe that everything happens for a reason. If you get a chance, take it. If it changes your life, let it. Nobody said that it’d be easy, they just promised it would be worth it.” Author Unknown  I have realized that the earlier you face your goals and purpose in life the better,  for life would be much easier, understandable and this will make achievements and many great things happen. As we all know challenges of life includes financial, relationship, work and many more ,but they all revolve round achievement of life and the more achievement we have of our dreams and goals the better for us.teacher

life test

The past always holds us down and due to this we always have the fear to make a leap of fate or try other things, but many a time this becomes a great hindrance to us and our progress, but as the saying goes “nothing venture nothing gained”, our experience of life is a great instrument or tool that will help us in getting to our destination if used properly and diligently but no matter what the situation and making that leap of fate is our key to stardom, progress, miracle and greatness.

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 For us to get to our goals as a blogger,writer,engineer,lawyer or whatever you are, the process of goal setting is the answer to most of our needs and it helps in focusing on what you want to do or need to do and not what others assume you should do and this will surely help in your life accomplishments. It is always a good thing to instigate change and transformation and if possible be the one to shine the light for others to follow. As we all know life is full of opportunities and getting hold of the best opportunities is the greatest fulfillment of life.

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real life testing

“Often, the most extraordinary opportunities are hidden among the seemingly insignificant events of life. If we do not pay attention to these events, we can easily miss the opportunities.” Jim Rohn  Our abilities and attitude to life is a great factor that could bring about our success in life. The challenges and life experiences could stressful and at the same time challenging and boring, but that does not mean we should give up for there is always joy in the morning.  Try being consistent and persevere no matter how tough and difficult it is.  “Are you bored with life? Then throw yourself into some work you believe in with all your heart, live for it, die for it, and you will find happiness that you had thought could never be yours.” Dale Carnegie

Ability To Do Things We Least Expect

The Ability To Do Things That Are Unique And Beneficial

Ability

Sometimes we do have doubt in our ability to meet our goals and due to this doubt we allow ourselves domination by inefficiency and uncertainty thereby making it impossible to focus .  As we all know “Ability is the confidence to do things and attitude is the ability to get our goals.” but, great ability with a very bad attitude can lead to a lot of things such as doubt in ourselves,procrastination,depression , sometimes lack of confidence and a lot of other things that we cannot comprehend.

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Looking at it critically, confidence in ourselves can encourage us to archive a lot as long as we have the will, zeal and determination to go for what we want. baby step is good  but also it is good to move faster in our motives, goals and inspiration so that we can get to our destination on time.  There are all kinds of abilities but natural abilities are like trees planted by the waters which brings out its fruits in its own season.  Ability coupled with attitude always make room for doing things that are unique and beneficial.

ability

Out of the blue we do things that we list expected and some funny situations arise that we do not know how it came about. ability to do things can lead to creativity, self-consciousness and the right attitude to get this goals. Ability coupled with the right attitude can do a lot of magic. people with the right mindset and the ability to do things can get their inspiration at the least expected moment. they always follow their heart even if they are not convinced of the outcome of whatever they are doing.  Sometimes failure comes their way but they never give up.

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Sometimes we judge ourselves by what we believe we can do or our ability to do things and on the other hand people judge us by our achievements. Growth is sometimes determined by doing things beyond what you already know. I was reading  a quote which kind of interests me and it says “If money is your hope for independence you will never have it. The only real security that a man will have in this world is a reserve of knowledge, experience, and ability.” Henry Ford which I am sure is food for thought.  Ability to do things goes a long way and its all about confidence from my point of view, from the little we know Big and good jobs always goes to men who can prove themselves worthy of that job.

Ability

As humans we always ability to think and plan ahead of time. The way we think and plan are different from each other,Some do plan further ahead than others. There are definitely advantages to planning ahead, but on the other hand flexibility is the other of the day.

The Smallest Step In The Right Direction Can BeThe biggest step of your life

Stepping In The right direction – the biggest step of your life

smallest step

Taking the smallest step in the right direction can go a long way, as we all know life is not always a bed of roses but as we lay our bed is how we will lie on it.  There are times when taking the smallest step in the right direction will go a very long way because that step if taken could be the greatest and best in your life. Whatever takes, taking an action and focus will help you in a very big way.  Sometimes we have a motive or a goal but because of laziness or procrastination, we tend to stay in the same spot, all because we refuse to take that little step in the right direction, but a step taken could have been a win situation but instead we get distracted and overwhelmed with unnecessary issues of life.

my dream

Sometimes you meet the love of your life, but miss or lose that person because you refuse to profess your feelings due to fear and doubt of what that person will say, same goes for a  person that wants to go to college but keep postponing admission because of unnecessary situation.  Sometimes we plan on getting a job but we are lazy about applying and end up losing that job same goes for a business man who has a lucrative business prospect that might change his life for the best, but because of delay, doubt, second thought and not taking action could make everything go wrong.  You need to stop having second thoughts and start taking action because that would be the biggest for you in the right direction.

taking a step

a step

The clock is ticking and the fact that time waits for nobody simply means whatever you need to do, do it quick.  everybody has a dream and wants it to come to pass and we all want a new and better life but the fact remains that our dream to become a star,an engineer,a doctor, an entrepreneur and whatever we want for our selves can never come to pass if that first step needed in the right direction is not taken.  Take that first step in the right direction so that whatever you want may come to reality.  It is almost like that saying ” how you lay your bed is how you lie on it”, So regardless of what your goals or dreams are, believe in yourself and take that first step in the right direction, even if it’s a baby step.  Whatever you wish would be fulfilled in the step taken in the right direction. Step into the world you want by jumping the broom into a new life.

 

 

 

how to make relationships work

Making relationships work

How do we make relationships work?, hmmm! it takes the grace of God and a lot of good notion including patience understand and perseverance and most relationship have stress and crisis, so making sacrifice for that relationship will go a along way, but it is always worth the while if properly applied, there are so many information, prompts and advice out there and sometimes they could be reliable and sometimes it is not worth accepting because they look like junk automatically means it is not a good advice and it is not worth reading because they are most times contradicting and confusing. The unfortunate thing is that most information given is one-sided and   does not apply to everybody because of the fact that different problems needs different solutions and i am being brief about what advice I can give about making a relationship work. There are some elements of truth about stability in a good relationship.  Some factors that make relationships work are:
How to Improve Your Marriage Without Talking About It

 

relationship built on trust

built on trust

  • Trust: A good, healthy and loving relationship relies on trust and faith in whomever you are dealing with which includes marriages and others, for without trust, chaos, confusion and pestilence will arise in that relationship and from a layman’s point of view, a relationship without trust is like telephone without service, which is almost like a relationship without a good foundation.  lack of trust can lead to you checking on him all the time believing in what you imagine which could be baseless. lets say he is away on a conference, you are there worried about what he or she is doing and who they are with and all kinds of thought will be flowing through your mind.  Unnecessary insecurities due to lack of trust will lead to constant quarrel and commotions at home which if looked critically could end up driving both of you apart instead of getting close. I get it, there has been a bad experience about a past relationship. but we need to forget about our past and move on or else you will have trust issue in your relationship which you need to avoid.
    The Relationship Cure: A 5 Step Guide to Strengthening Your Marriage, Family, and Friendships
relationship

relationship

  • communication : Do you communicate with your partner at all? some people have problem expressing their feelings and what they think with their friend and partner, but why? of what value is that relationship when there is no room for proper communication. Lack of communication with your partner is a big problem. It is in your best interest to tell him your opinion, then you can both solve whatever problem you may have and it will create room for understanding which is always the case with communicating to each other and not keeping quiet. improper communication might lead to survival problems in that relationship. There are some factors that needs consideration when communicating and these includes respect and talking calmly and reasonably to each other and this could be a better solution to all problems which will call for understand and therefore solution.
love

love

Why Marriages Succeed or Fail: And How You Can Make Yours Last

  • Love: There is that saying which says “love conquers them all”.  It is the major reason which brings two people together anyways and sometimes some people decide to get together and live together even if they don’t love each other and its an incredible situation and with time they may fall in love with each other and this love situation will help in solving most problems, no matter how tough and if both parties fall apart that same love that brought them together the first time will always bring them back.  For peace, understanding and love to reign in any relationship you must learn to:
  1. Understand your partner at all cost
  2. Give love honor and respect to each other
  3. Try creating moment for connection and communication
  4. Learn to share things in common
  5. Cope with situations and problems wisely and strategically no matter how tough
  6. Learn to dialogue as much as you can