Life moves quickly. So swiftly, that it’s easy to miss the things, people and events that make life worthwhile. I’ve decided to create a new section of my blog, to share, appreciate and reflect on each month.
I’m grateful for:
- My Nyamz– Count yourself lucky if you enjoy enriching friendships. Friends who sit down with you when you are down. Friends who rise to the heavens with you when it’s time to celebrate. Angel friends. I’m thankful for my girl Nyambura who continues to support, love and lift me up in my time of need. I’m lucky to have you.
- Sitting at The Table– Solange released her gorgeous body of work, A Seat at The Table, at the end of September and I’ve spent almost every day of October meditating on it. I’m so in awe of her artistry, her vision, her execution. Album favourites: They keep changing but currently loving ‘Don’t You Wait’, ‘Borderline’ and ‘Don’t Wish Me Well‘. Inspiring and beautiful.
- Bible Study– I’ve been fortunate to attend a bible study this month hosted by my lovely sister. This has been the first time I’ve been part of a bible study fellowship and it’s truly the most incredible experience. We share, connect and pray for each other. I’m going to try and make this a habit.
- Social Media Cleanse– I returned to social media in October after a month long break. I noticed I had inadvertently been spending a lot of time on social media, just scrolling and scrolling until the ends of the earth. Social media can be important and constructive. But I realised I needed to spend some time away to a) see what else I could do with my time b) get away from virtual energies c) cultivate more mindful practices like intention-setting and prayer in the morning d) rearrange my life so that social media serves my life, and not the other way around. I’ve since re-established my social media practices and it’s working well so far. Will keep you updated.
- Victory– October ends on an incredibly positive note for me. It’s important to work hard and keep your head down, but once in a while you’ll get a reminder that keeps you going despite how difficult and exhausting it gets. October reminded me that I don’t have to be the most talented or the most able person. If I am committed to learning and growing and expanding myself, I can achieve anything I set out to. If not today, tomorrow. Failure will always inform a later part of your life- it never ends there. Everything adds up. There will be a meeting point for the failures of your life. You will realise each experience was important and instrumental in shaping the victory you experience. So be encouraged- push yourself, stay inspired and focus. Cover yourself in prayer. Commit your journey to the most high. It will always be worth it.
“Walk in your ways so you will wake up and rise” – Solange in ‘Rise’ | Sheffield, England
Thank you, October.
© Tessy Maritim