QOTD: On Life

“This life is what you make it. No matter what,
you’re going to mess up sometimes, it’s a universal
truth. But the good part is you get to decide how
you’re going to mess it up. Girls will be your friends
– they’ll act like it anyway. But just remember, some
come, some go. The ones that stay with you through everything – they’re your true best friends.
Don’t let go of them. Also remember, sisters make
the best friends in the world. As for lovers, well,
they’ll come and go too. And baby, I hate to say it,
most of them – actually pretty much all of them are
going to break your heart, but you can’t give up because if you give up, you’ll never find your
soulmate. You’ll never find that half who makes you
whole and that goes for everything. Just because
you fail once, doesn’t mean you’re gonna fail at
everything. Keep trying, hold on, and always,
always, always believe in yourself, because if you don’t, then who will, sweetie? So keep your head
high, keep your chin up, and most importantly,
keep smiling, because life’s a beautiful thing and
there’s so much to smile about.”
― Marilyn Monroe

EB.

QOTD: On Friendships

“I think if I’ve learned anything about friendship,
it’s to hang in, stay connected, fight for them, and
let them fight for you. Don’t walk away, don’t be
distracted, don’t be too busy or tired, don’t take
them for granted. Friends are part of the glue that
holds life and faith together. Powerful stuff.”
― Jon Katz

Happy New Month x

EB.

QOTD: The Paradoxical Commandments

People are illogical, unreasonable, and self-
centered.
Love them anyway.
If you do good, people will accuse you of selfish ulterior motives.
Do good anyway.
If you are successful, you will win false friends
and true enemies.
Succeed anyway.
The good you do today will be forgotten tomorrow.
Do good anyway.
Honesty and frankness make you vulnerable.
Be honest and frank anyway.
The biggest men and women with the biggest
ideas can be shot down by the smallest men and women with the smallest minds.
Think big anyway.
People favor underdogs but follow only top
dogs.
Fight for a few underdogs anyway.
What you spend years building may be destroyed overnight.
Build anyway.
People really need help but may attack you if you
do help them.
Help people anyway.
Give the world the best you have and you’ll get kicked in the teeth.
Give the world the best you have anyway.”
― Kent M. Keith

EB.

To Dunni @ 18

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So it’s Dunni birthday today. I have a couple of things to say so I’m just gonna get it over and done with.

I’ve known Dunni for quite a while now, 9 years precisely and we just got talking last year. Crazy I know, especially since she’s like my only age mate in my neighborhood minus the guys. She’s actually my neighbor. We live opposite each other. When I moved,[she’s grew up there], we didn’t get acquainted with each other as early as I hoped as she was always indoors. Anyways, I made friends with other males and totally forgot about her. I remember yabbing and making fun of her quite a number of times . I always believed any rumor I heard about her and threw jobs at her easily. In all I was quick to judge without even attempting to know her.

Fast forward to 8 years down the line, a mutual friend of ours lodged in my house for a couple of months and somehow somehow, we became friends even after she left. The rest they say is history.

ATM, Dunni is more than a friend. She’s more of a confidant. She’s someone I’ve grown to confide in without worrying about her spilling out. She’s sort of taken the spot of my sister who’s currently MIA. She’s worth more than I can explain. I could pop into her house at any time of the day and vice versa. Even though we might not be on the same level spiritually, I’ve grown to appreciate her. I remember the day I tried to make her up for a wedding, her expression was priceless! I like the fact that she’s gradually rubbing off me. It took a while to convert her to join the Natural sistahs but it eventually paid off. LOL.

Dunni is an awesome human being and I pray that as she clocks 18 today, all her heart desires will be granted. Despite the fact that I’m sorta contemptuous towards her (I promise I’m changed :), I remember we’re not the same age and just simmer down. I expect so much from her but notwithstanding she never seizes to amaze me.

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Happy Bithday Efundunni Adetutu Sowemimo
I wish you all that you wish yourself and more! :*:*
God bless you.

Thanks for being a friend:*:*

Always and Forever
E

BN Spectacular Wedding

BN Spectacular Wedding

Gosh!!! This wedding made me teary. This is my ideal dream fairytale wedding without being preggers of course. LOL. I love that it oozes so much love,beauty,elegance, splendor, class and professionalism. Wow! And not forgetting the photography; exquisite!.

Sigh

See for yourself.

Excerpts from GLDG IV

”The way to get to the top is to get off your bottom”
– How long will you like down, O sluggard? When will you arise from your sleep? Proverbs 6:9 (NAS)

”You are only what you are when no one is looking”
– Not with eyeservice, as menpleasers; but as the servants of Christ,doing the will of God from the heart. Ephesians 6:6
Build well today. You may have to live with the reputation you create.

”There are times when silence is golden, other times it is just plain yellow”
– To everything there is a season… A time to keep silence, and a time to speak. Ecclesiastes 3:1,7
Silence can be good, but never if it’s the result of raw fear or lack of moral fiber.

”Keep thy shop and thy shop will keep thee.”
– He who works his land will have abundant food, but he who chases fantasies lacks judgement. Proverbs 12:11.(NIV)

”Every job is a self-portrait of the person who does it. Autograph your work with excellence”.
– Daniel was preferred above the presidents and princes, because an excellent spirit was in him… Daniel 6:3

” The best things in life are not free”
– Forasmuch as ye know that ye were not redeemed with corruptible things, as silver and gold…but with the precious blood of Christ,as of a lamb without blemish and without spot 1 Peter 1:18,19.
While the Gospel may be ”free” to all who receive it, the giving of the Gospel costs, nd continues to cost, a great deal!

Excerpts From GLDG.

Hey!

So I dug out my ”God’s Little Devotional for Graduates” from my archive, did a quick review and have decided to study it all over again. As you know it’s filled with inspiring quotes, supplementary Bible verses and challenging stories. So I’ve decided to share as many of my fave[aren’t they all?] quotes,verses and occasional bits and pieces as possible.

I hope it inspires you as much as it does me.

” When you were born,you cried and the world rejoiced. Live your life in such a manner that when you die the world cries and you rejoice”
– The memory of the righteous will be a blessing… Proverbs 10v7 (NIV)

”Many receive advice,only the wise profit by it”
– Pride only breeds quarrels,but wisdom is found in those who take advice Proverbs 13v10 (NIV)
Most of us are surrounded by good advice at any given time.
– The books of our libraries are full of it.
– Preachers proclaim it weekly
– People with high varied experiences and backgrounds abound with it.
– Schools give access to it;labs report it.
– Commentators and columnits gush with it.
But all the good advice in the world is worth very little….if it isn’t heeded. Be one of the wise – value and apply it.

I’ll probably use the month of September for the whole book.

xx.

#100Things

Hey guys!
Never thought i’d say this buh TGIFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF!!!!!!. LOL. Even though my weekend’s fully booked and my wash day’s messed up. 😦 :(. Anyways on a lighter note, i’ve complied a list [Did i mention how much i love lists?! There’s this sense of organisation and meticulousness when stuffs are written down or a mental note is made somewhere] of things that makes me happy. Yep! The whole idea is to appreciate every little tiny detail/thing that comes your way. Happiness doesn’t necessarily have to be something grandeur. You don’t have to wait for that endorsement deal until we’re happy. Little things such as giving or receiving compliments goes a long way. Well, it does for me. I dunno bout you. LOL

In no particular order ^_^
1. Shoes.
2. Skater skirts
3. Ice cream
4. Chocolate cake
5. Makeup and makeovers
6. Kinky hair
7. Photography/photo shoots
8. Catching up with old friends
9. Beach house
10. Fashion/lifestyle magazines
11. Fresh fish
12. Crab wings
13.French fries
14. Suya
15. Reading [my old stuff]
16. New books
17. Watching High School Musical and singing along. [I know all the songs by heart :|]
18. Corporate clothing on both sexes. [Sexy!]
19. Twitter
20. Hugs & kisses
21.Doing things my way and having them work out
22. Chats
23. Caramel
24. Writing poetry
25. The sound of guitar strings
26. Writing new stuff
27. Seoul
28. Lee Min Ho ❤
29. Laughter and giggles
30. Manis and Pedis.
31. Tall built guys [e.g Lynxxx]
32. Pearls
33. The British Royal family
34. British accent
35. Eloquence and good diction
36.Thinking about my future
37. Clean & neat fingernails
38. Statement Neckpieces.
39. Paris ❤
40. The Message Bible
41. Karen Kingsbury's books
42. Hair Products [I'm not a PJ, i promise :)]
43. Perfume
44. Apps that make life easier.
45.Long romantic walks
46. Coke [of life]
47. Receiving compliments
48. Walk-in closet
49. Worship songs/sessions
50. Christian-fiction
51. Deitrick haddon's voice & songs.
52. Kierra Sheard's Indescribable
53. Finchel's voice
54. Songs by The Glee cast.
55. Easy convos
56. Weddings
57. Superheroes
58. Blue eyes
59. New York City
60. Front Porches
61. Pancakes
62. Gifts (giving & receiving)
63. Dancing
64. The Cinema
65. Somebody to love (Glee's version)
66. Hezekiah Walker's Moving forward.
67. The Internet
68. Long stares.
69. Floating Lanterns.
70. Flawless skin
71. Love letters
72. Summer dresses
73. Wittiness
74. Ankara fabric
75. Ewa Agonyin & Agege bread
76. Candle-lit dinner
77. French language
78. Spanish laguage
79. Nerd shades
80. Charm bracelets
81.Finishing a book from my “in progress” list on Goodreads
82. The Maldives
83. Ball gowns
84. Hotels
85. Small chops
86. Church and show choirs
87. The colours; Chestnut & Fushia pink.
88. Watching Fast & Furious 6
89. Cookies
90. Sleepovers
91. Waking up before my alarm and realising I have time for extra sleep.
92.The warm side of the pillow
93.Lists
94.Giving/Receiving random surprises or acts of
kindness
95. Happy positive people
96.Staying in
97.Wi-Fi
98.Alone time
99.A fresh bar of soap
100.A well-organized bookshelf.

LOL.
What makes you happy?!

x

20 Things I’ve Learnt.

Hey guys!

You know how we learn new stuff everyday?! Be it a skill,a language, a new word or a life lesson. Undoubtedly, each day comes with it’s own share. So today i’ve complied a list of lessons/guidelines/whatever you call it i’ve learnt and imbibed over my conscious years.

1. Put God first in EVERYTHING you do. God has a plan and purpose for your creation.

2. Attitude is everything.

3. Google is your friend.

4. Be spontaneous – step out of your comfort zone.

5. Be nice- you never know who you’ll meet on ur way to the top.

6. Don’t be fueled with negavitity. Just let go, it way easier.

7. Laugh at loud when you can.

8. Love yourself and your flaws.

9. Be happy- whatever the situation is, just be happy.

10. Read read and read- don’t limit yourself.Besides that’s the only way you can improve and expand your horizon.

11. Make a difference.

12. Smile always.

13. You can do absolutely anything if you set your mind to it.

14. Stand for something – you don’t have to be swayed by the crowd. Its cool to be different.

15. Premarital sex is a SIN.

16. Tattoos are WRONG – our bodies are the temple of God.

17. Choose your friends wisely

18. Death is inevitable and no respecter of person. ANYONE can go @ ANYTIME!

19.Marrying the wrong person is the worst mistake ever! [Apart from going to hell tho]

20. Modesty and decency is forever sexy!

Ok! So what life lessons have you lived by?!

xx.