Think-Thank Challenge 2017 (Abridged Version)

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A-Z Thanksgiving list!If you can think, you can thank!Happy almost New Year! As it’s the Dainty M. tradition, every December is for the Think-Thank Challenge. Unfortunately, I couldn’t kick-start the challenge early enough this year due to school commitments. Anywho, I hope this still helps you in making your thanksgiving list (if you’ve not made one already). More

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Day 5

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Letter E

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It’s the fifth day of the TTC 2016 and I’m sure you’re discovering more things to be thankful for πŸ™‚

What are you thankful for that starts with E?Β 

Remember you could:

  1. Post your list of five items in the comment section
  2. Or tweet at @writersbrain with the five things you’re thankful for
  3. Or post on the Facebook page Dainty MΒ  the things you’re thankful for
  4. Or reblog on your blog and make your own list for other followers to join in

Here’s mine…

My Thanksgiving List for letter E

  1. I’m thankful for an ENLIGHTENING year
  2. I’m thankful for ETERNAL life in Christ Jesus
  3. I’m thankful for helping me learn EFFECTIVE communication skills
  4. I’m thankful for EDDY and how she’s been really accommodating 😘
  5. I’m thankful for ENEMIES who remind you to trust in God always πŸ™‚

Β If a fellow isn’t thankful for what he’s got, he isn’t likely to be thankful for what he’s going to get. -Frank A. Clark

5 down, 21 to go!

Love,

daintym

Day 4

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Letter D

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Yay! It’s day four of the TTC 2016 and the letter is D! It’s not too late to hop on the wagon! πŸ˜‰

What are you thankful for that starts with D?Β 

Remember you could:

  1. Post your list of five items in the comment section
  2. Or tweet at @writersbrain with the five things you’re thankful for
  3. Or post on the Facebook page Dainty MΒ  the things you’re thankful for
  4. Or reblog on your blog and make your own list for other followers to join in

Off we go!

My Thanksgiving List for Letter D

  1. I’m thankful for DANCE, it helped me out of some really gloomy moods πŸ’ƒ
  2. I’m thankful for the constant victory over DEPRESSION
  3. I’m thankful for DELIVERANCE from accidents all year long
  4. I’m thankful for DECEMBER and all the joys that come with it
  5. I’m thankful forΒ  the DEATHS that occurred this year and for God’s comfort to the mourning πŸ’•

Be thankful for what you have; you’ll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don’t have, you will never, ever have enough. -Oprah Winfrey

4 down, 22 to go! Stay strong πŸ™‚

Love,

daintym

Not Okay

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Hi guys!

How’s the weekend going? It’s day 14 of the A-Z blogging challenge and just before we take the Sunday break, I would like to leave you with this little post.Β Β N

I like this song ‘Who you are’ by Jesse J, partly because it talks about identity crisis and stuff. I was listening to it the other day and a line struck me; ‘It’s okay not to be okay.’

Is it really?

Truth is we often pretend we are okay when we are not. We smile outwardly while we die on the inside. Why do we do that to ourselves? Maybe because society has told us ‘big girls don’t cry’ or to ‘grow up’. We’ve also heard stuffs like ‘your tears won’t change anything ‘ or ‘just suck it in’ and a lot more. Society puts so much pressure on us to be perfect. To be so perfect we don’t break. We absorb everything like a sponge. Hide everything so no one knows we struggle with stuff-lest they tag us imperfect, unfit, or different. Heck! No one wants to be called a ‘sissy’ or a ‘loser’.

So people go about wearing masks. A woman could be in a destructive relationship but still use a concealer to hide the wounds and put on a smile so no one knows. A father could be in some deep financial crisis but keep faking a smile just so he doesn’t lose his family’s respect. A boy could be bullied in school but still put up a front so his friends think he’s tough.

But I want you to know it’s okay not to be okay. You don’t have to put up a show for everyone when you feel terrible on the inside. You don’t have to feign a smile when you’re crying inside. Β You don’t have to look like you’ve got it all together when you don’t. Don’t lie and say you’re fine when you’re far from fine. It’s okay not to be okay.

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Whatever it is you may be going through, let it run its course. Cry if you have to. Scream! If you must. Don’t bottle it upΒ ’causeΒ it’ll only lead to implosion.

Hey, stop holding back the sobs because you fear you’ll disappoint them. It’s okay not to be okay- because soon you will be. As I often say, no matter how dark the night is, it doesn’t stop the day from breaking forth when it’s time.

Soon you will be okay. Soon you’ll smile again without pretending. But you only get there when you admit you’re hurt and stop covering up. Let God know your struggles and stop struggling on your own. When you tell Him ‘hey, I’m not okay but I want to be’, He’ll be more than pleased to make you ‘not just okay’ but perfectly and completely whole.

I didn’t plan on writing a long post as I’m usually lazy on the weekends, but He always has His way 😊

I pray for everyone who isn’t okay right now to get to the point of truly being okay with noΒ pretense. God loves you!

Have a super duper weekend! ❀✌

See you on Monday! (as you know the blogging challenge excludes Sundays) 😊

Lots of love,

daintym

 

A-Z Blogging Challenge

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Hi guys!

Hope you’re still enjoying the Easter holidays- ’cause I am! πŸ˜€

April is a perfect month to carry out blogging challenges and I have decided to embark on the A-Z blogging challenge. It’s all about posting each day (except Sundays) using the letter for the day to create a topic.

The blogging challenge starts on April 1st with the letter A and on to the end of the month with Z. Please I’d need all the support and encouragement I can get from you. ❀

And yes! I’ll need topic suggestions as well (especially for letters like X and Q) πŸ˜‰Β . If you’ve got anything you’d like me to write about, please drop it in the comment section below.

I’m super psyched about this challenge! πŸ˜€ And I’d love you to join in!

Love,

~M.

 

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