21 Out of 29 Things To Do!

Hello and welcome back to my blog! It’s been an exciting 21 days doing this challenge.

Today’s Challenge: Read a Classic

At first I was going to read Western classics written by the likes of Charles Dickens or Jane Austen. But as I looked at my book shelf, I saw the famous ‘Things Fall Apart’ by Chinua Achebe which I had been procrastinating.

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19 Out of 29 Things To Do!

10 days to go!! Yes! It’s been such an inspiring journey doing the 29 Things in 29 Days Challenge!

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Today’s Challenge: Start a Long Term Project

I first thought, hey, this is easy; I’d write a book. But I had started that project long before now, and I hope to complete it soon . So for this challenge, I thought of something else! Something more daring. Something that would challenge me to get it done.

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M’s Musings on Mental Health

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I hope you remember to show more empathy,

I hope you try to listen without prejudice,

I hope you’re there when your friends tell you they want to end it all.

I hope you’re not afraid to open up about your struggles,

About the demons you’ve faced, and the ones you’ve destroyed.

I hope you are a safe space for others,

I hope love flows out of you, unforced.

I hope you are someone’s sunshine,

I hope you’re a light that beckons to others,

A light that reminds them that the darkness isn’t forever.

I hope you heal,

I hope you laugh again,

And I hope you find the reason to enjoy life again.

As we recognize World Mental Health Day, I hope you recognize that you matter more than words can say.

Love,

M.

Finding the beauty in pain

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Do you ever wish God could just take away something you’ve been dealing with? Like a health challenge or a weakness, where you’re just like “Urghh!!! Why can’t I be alright?” Well, sometimes all he says in those situations is “My Grace is sufficient for you” which translated in our parlance would be “Buck up! I’m gonna show out even in what seems to you like a weakness.”

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Need a corner to vent?

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I was mindlessly scrolling through my Instagram timeline when I noticed some posts which were both mood boosters and drainers. I saw one that was like, ‘You have to force yourself to wake up early, you have to take care of your responsibilities, you have to be honest with yourself, you have to evaluate your priorities. Nobody is going to do it for you, these are your goals and dreams. Everything you want starts and ends with you.’ To be honest, I was logged out at the second ‘You have to’. I’m at a point where my entire body is screaming ‘Do I have to? I’m sick and tired of it all!’

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The Year that Made Us

I’m sure that if I asked you to describe the year 2020, a few negative adjectives would pop in. It was turbulent, challenging, tempestuous, damn right difficult, tough, and filled with hurts. We’ve had/seen losses either from the corona virus or from other things. Worst part is that it all happened just at once… so overwhelming!

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