Thursday, 27 September 2012

You Mustn't Quit :By Edgar A. Guest

When things go wrong, as they sometimes will,
When the road you're trudging seems all uphill,
When the funds are low and the debts are high,
And you want to smile but you have to sigh,
When care is pressing you down a bit
Rest if you must but Don't You Quit!

Life is strange with its twists and turns,
As every one of us sometimes learns,
And many a fellow turns about
When he might have won had he stuck it out.
Don't give up through the pace seems slow
You may succeed with another blow.

Often the goal is nearer than
It seems to a faint and faltering man
Often the struggler has given up
When he might have captured the victor's cup
And he learned too late when the night came down
How close he was to the golden crown.

Success is failure turned inside out
The silver tint of the clouds of doubt,
And you never can tell how close you are,
It may be near when it seems afar
So stick to the fight when you're hardest hit
It's when things seem the worst
That You Mustn't Quit!

Friday, 21 September 2012

I’m Woman!

I'm every woman, it’s all in me, anything you want done, baby I do it naturally …..  singing in Whitney’s voice….
Thinking of the challenges women face every day, celebrating women should be a daily routine… being a woman is not easy as a pea.  I’m 100% certain all women can attest to this!

Woman’s strengths are not easily defined and are truly boundless:

·         Dealing with dreadful period pains EVERYMONTH accompanied by moodswings and crazy cravings …. Pregnancy…. Giving birth is a matter of life and death. It's definitely the hardest thing a woman should endure.
·       Walking/Running in 6-inch stilettos
·         Spending countless hours are the beauty salon
·         Endless hours doing house chores
·         Mother our men and our children, hold the fort at home  and work work
·         Doing all this while looking like a million bucks!

I think it’s safe to say that Superman has been given way too much honor, fame and recognition!!!!!

·         Oh and let’s not forget about the pressures to be the ‘acceptable’ weight

Women are kind, sensitive, survivors, caring, warm, compassionate, loving, emotional, nurturing, many are broken, battered, bruised and alone amongst so many other things but above all…Women are strong!

I’ve found myself curled up and crying my eyes out… asking “why me??” and wishing I was a man but have managed to rid myself of that absurd notion ‘cause why would one want to be a man when women are beautiful objects of desire, women bring life into the world, people are more likely to rush to the aid of a helpless woman

It’s been said that
·         We live longer
·         We get aroused without the whole room knowing  
·         My personal favourite … we can always blame our mood swings on PMS!
·         We can wear any kind of clothes and any colour of our choice without looking odd.
·         We can wear men's clothes without them calling us lesbians.
·         We can stroll around with t-shirt and short and still look cute and cool.
·         We can have as many hairstyles as you want, as long as we can carry and manage it.
·         We can wear light and heavy make-ups. Make-up enhances our natural beauty.
·         We don't need to pay for bills (dinner, snacks, drinks etc.). What's the use of our charms?
        Let men pay for your dinner.
·         We can be emotional and cry your heart out.
·         We can take advantage of "Lady's first" rule.
·         We can be with our girl friend without anybody thinking we are lesbian.
·         We can loudly scream when watching horror movies. Nobody cares!
·         We can freak out over mouse, cockroaches and snakes without looking so foolish.
·         We don't need to change your flat tire. Just wait until someone comes and show your damsel in distress expression to them, they will sympathize with you and do the repair for free.

Earlier I posted about Maya Angelou’s; here is a snippet of “Phenomenal Woman” is a mantra ALL women should live by. The core concept of this poem is the value of inner beauty, charisma and personality as tools of beauty compared to physical beauty. Throughout the poem she explains what makes this woman charming, but mostly, why this woman is phenomenal,


Phenomenal Woman
I walk into a room Just as cool as you please,
And to a man,The fellows stand or Fall down on their knees.
Then they swarm around me, A hive of honey bees.
I say,It's the fire in my eyes,
And the flash of my teeth,The swing in my waist,
And the joy in my feet.
I'm a woman
Phenomenally. Phenomenal woman,That's me

Dr. Maya Angelou

Dr. Maya Angelou is a remarkable Renaissance woman who is hailed as one of the great voices of contemporary literature. As a poet, educator, historian, best-selling author, actress, playwright, civil-rights activist, producer and director, she continues to travel the world, spreading her legendary wisdom. Within the rhythm of her poetry and elegance of her prose lies Angelou's unique power to help readers of every orientation span the lines of race. Angelou captivates audiences through the vigor and sheer beauty of her words and lyrics.

 I read this, thought it was quite interesting and as a fan and admirer, wanted to share. I also encourage you to visit the website for Dr. Maya Angelo.

Maya Angelou was interviewed by Oprah on her 70+ birthday. Oprah asked, what she thought of growing older. And, she said.


"I've learned that no matter what happens, or how bad it seems today, life does go on, and it will be better tomorrow."

"I've learned that you can tell a lot about a person by the way he/she handles these three things: a rainy day, lost luggage, and tangled Christmas tree lights."

"I've learned that regardless of your relationship with your parents, you'll miss them when they're gone from your life."

 "I've learned that making a "living" is not the same thing as "making a life."

"I've learned that life sometimes gives you a second chance."

 "I've learned that you shouldn't go through life with a catcher's mitt on both hands; you need to be able to throw some things back."

 "I've learned that whenever I decide something with an open heart, I usually make the right decision."

 "I've learned that even when I have pains, I don't have to be one."

"I've learned that every day you should reach out and touch someone. People love a warm hug, or just a friendly pat on the back."

 "I've learned that I still have a lot to learn."

 "I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel." Wise Love Quotes

Friday, 14 September 2012

MUSIQ SOULCHILD - LOVE CONTRACT : My Wedding Song #Hint to future hubby

Ah ho, yeah, uh ho...

Never thought I'd be the one to, wanna have this one girl that I can run to.
Spend most of my days trying to fight the feeling.
Then out of nowhere the thought is so appealing.
I used to spend my days trying to run my game on some beautiful face with a nice tight frame.
Didn't matter if it's love, didn't think about the pain. But now I'm grown and I'm sexy and I'm ready to change.

Baby....I, I'm thinking it's time I stop the running around settle down and give my heart to you.
Cause I finally found out there's no one in the world who can love me the way you do.
And I just wanna say thank you baby.

For the record girl I love you (I love ya). And in my heart there's no one else above you.
And I'm so thankful that you stuck beside me (yeah).
Cause without you girl I don't know where I would be.
Thru all my silly talk, arguments I made, all the nights I left you lonely so I could play.
Didn't matter if it's love, didn't think about the pain but now I'm older and wiser, it's a brand new day.

Baby I, I'm thinking it's time I quit the running around settle down and give my heart to you.
Cause I finally found out there's no one in the world who can love me the way you do. [repeat]

I'm gonna love you, I'm gonna love you, I'm gonna love you (better),
I'm gonna love you, I'm gonna love you (forever) girl (hey) and settle down give my heart to you.
Cause I finally found out there's no one in the world who can love me like the way that you do.

Thursday, 13 September 2012


We women live in hope that things will change a particular situation / person by merely holding onto someone who usually or often shows signs of no interest.

ANY woman can get caught up in a bad relationship - be it the  Ms CEO or the cleaner who sweeps up after you in the ladies room.

So let's break down those stereotypes and figure out why women - all KINDS of women - stay in bad relationships.

1) Fear of being alone. I know in this day and age, we women are supposed to be tough and fearless, but it's not always the case. We can behave as though we're tough and fearless, while inside, we long to be wanted/ loved by our partner.

2) The devil you know versus the devil you don't. There's something comforting in staying with your partner - bad relationship and all - because at least you know what's next.

3) Fear that this is the best there is out there. A lot of women who have been in bad relationships, especially - have their self-esteem eroded slowly by their partner (and life) so much that they honestly believe their current partner IS the best they'll ever get.

4) "It's not that bad." I don't know how many times I've run across those words on my life. We women believe mistakenly that because our story isn't as graphic or as horrible as someone else's, it's not really worth it to talk about our partners who really only get upset when they "do something wrong."

5) You're a perfectionist. Everything you do is the BEST out there. Therefore, your relationship must not be broken; it's just facing "challenges." The idea of failure is so tremendous that leaving never even crosses your mind.

6) You LOVE HIM - plain and simple.

7) You believe he will change. He says he will. He's TRYING to change. You just make him SO MAD. If only you STOPPED making him SO MAD!

8) He makes you feel special beyond compare. Even if you're not quite good enough (his words), he'll manipulate you into feeling grateful that someone like him could be with someone like YOU.

9) You can't see how truly bad it is. Whether it's because you've been isolated from friends or family or you don't want to see how bad things are, you don't have any idea things have gotten this dire.

How do I know all this? I've been there, too. Until I decided to take matters!!!!!