Dear Fellow Bloggers, I’m humbly requesting if you could spare a thought and a Prayer for a Dear Friend of mine, Christelle who is battling stage 4 Cervical Cancer right now and is currently getting treatment in India.
I received the news about my friends condition this week and was absolutely shocked about it all. I’ve known Chris for years now and one thing I know for sure is her Love for her 5 kids and that she’s a FIGHTER. We are all helping in our own little way as with every treatment there is a cost. Any penny would be highly Appreciated. Thank you for taking your time to read through her link and story. Please keep her in your Prayers as well. #4#CHRIS#
Over the weekend I offically reached 50 Followers on my Blog Site. I want to take this time to say “Thank You” to you all for following me, liking my blogs, & commenting as well. It means so so very much to me that out of the many thousands of bloggers out there you chose me. Blogging came very late to me just starting in March this year & how things have picked up since then. And a Great Celebration as we enter another new month Today.
So to all my Amazing & Inspiring Followers & Bloggers keep Writing Dont Ever Stop 😀
Today on my blog I dedicate it to one of the most amazing and most cherished friend I met back in 2013 while studying in India.
This is my Dear friend from Durban, South Africa, Darlene Moodley one of the kindest and humblest soul I’m glad to have known and call my friend.
As I write this, Darlz as we normally call her is getting ready for her flight back to India to pursue her masters studies in Pune.
I’m so proud of her after learning of the good news this week and it had to fall on her birthday which was a sign it was all meant to be.
I met Darlz 5 years ago when I left Fiji (home) for the first time to study Journalism for 3 years in Hyderabad, India. I can vividly recall the first day she walked into class on the second week of college and sat in front of me. Later on as I introduced myself, I never knew that would be the beginning of a life-long friendship.
I know how hard it is especially for her family leaving home yet again to pursue her Dreams and I know this was always the initial plan. (having been back home after only 2 years).
I take this time to wish her the very best and as I post this up she would definitely be in Dubai by now waiting for her flight to Pune.
Darlz is a one in a million friend and here’s why, her humility and patience is so unmatched by far all the 3 years I’ve known her she’s never raised her voice to no one. She always put others first no matter how busy her schedule is, if its studying for exams or if other students needed her help she’ll go out of her way to help. Her encouragement and Positive attitude about everything still Amazes me till today. Her commitment and passion in all she does whether its studying, cooking, or helping other people she does it with all her heart I tell you. Her Faith and her Love for her Family above all is just beautiful to watch.
An Amazing role model and inspiration to all she meets and I know for sure she will have many more priceless encounters and impact so many more people while she lives and studies in Pune.
Darlz I just want to let you know how priceless your friendship is to me personally, I’m crying while writing this. This is me being vulnerable and thankful at the same time. Thank you for always being there for me through the ups and downs, encouraging me always that all will work out in the end and you’re right it has.
As you would say “Satakala at the right time the job will come to you” and it has😊 As I write this on a beautiful cloudy Sunday afternoon here in Fiji & you’re on the other side of the world beginning a new chapter in your Amazing Journey, I salute and appreciate you so very much.
My writings won’t be enough to express how two different people from different parts of the world, one from a tiny Pacific island country and the other from another continent, different religion, culture, and ethnicity can create such a beautiful friendship that I would never trade for anything in this world.
Someone once said that if you have 3 life-long friends your whole entire life then you’ve done well for yourself. You are definitely in that category girl. I have done well somehow.
So as you embark on this chapter for the next 2 years may you succeed in all you do and may GOD’s blessings and mercies guide you every step of the way. And when things get tough and challenging know I’m always gonna be here supporting and encouraging you all the way. Keep Smiling and spreading Positive energy in all you do
Sincerely, Much love and respect Always from your Loud Fijian Friend xo 😍
Another month of new challenges, travelling, new opportunities and so much more
As I embark on another new month, personally for me its a new season to landing a new job in a new environment, knowing very well I am finally happy where I belong 😊
GOD has been Faithful indeed a journey that has just begun, and I may not be there yet but I know I’ll get there someday soon
Its only been a week at work & I’m finally settling in even waking up early seems new to me again after 9 months of unemployment & waking up whenever I like, the tasks assigned to me each day, my fellow workmates & just getting into the schedule all seems new thing to me but I have been truly humbled ☺
I prefer to always write about my journey rather than be expressive coz for me I tell it better in the former.
So I wish yoy all my Fellow bloggers an Awesome Jubilant July & may all your Goals & To do List come through this month ☺
And isn’t it a Blessing that the first day of the month had to lie on a Sunday as well 😇 We are all truly Blessed. GOD IS SOOOO GOOD 😇
If you have been following my blog for the past few months, I have been sharing with you all about applying around for a job for the past 9 months and not being successful at all
It has been a challenging and a waiting game indeed and I’m so pleased to tell you all that I finally landed myself a job last week 😀 It really came unannounced as I had applied earlier in the year & nothing really eventuated and so I knew I wouldn’t get the job
But GOD has always been faithful his never late never early but his always on time 😢 I am so overwhelmed right now as I thank GOD for answering my Prayer and just in awe of all his done throughout. A Big thank you goes out to my supportive family especially my grandma’s consistent Prayers, my grandpa, mum, uncle, family Pastor, my Amazing priceless friends (you know who you are ☺) for always staying positive I am so Blessed to have you all in my life & to all the people I know who offered words of encouragement & to you my fellow bloggers as well 😀
Just a few lessons I learnt over the past 9 months:
✳ waiting with a postive attitude in prayer and meditating in his word is powerful
✳ closed doors and & missed opportunities are never dissapointments but moments to be grateful for knowing something much better is on its way 😊
✳ having friends & mentors that I can trust & listen to me during my tough times is crucial who will always keep me encouraged & have my back throughout (I have been Blessed with such Amazing people😇)
✳ inspiring testimonies of people who have been through similar situatuons and quotes are relevant when you’re going through a season of uncertainty
✳ I’ve learnt to revaluate my life and areas of improvements I needed to work on and have been humbled once again knowing I can’t do anything without GOD
✳ keeping the faith and self-believe that I am powerful beyond measure reminding myself daily to be thankful always ☺
✳ Encouraging others who are going through tough times around you is the best thing you can do when you’re going through your own storm
✳ writing about my journey and expressing myself is the best therapy by far
✳ listening to encouraging music helps alot 🎶
✳ having a vision board of your goals & dreams is very important especially when you’re at a pit stop in your life (I tell you it works)
✳ whatever you go through Never Give up on yourself and know you’re the only one that can make your dreams come true believe, stay humble and be thankful always ☺
And yes as one of my fellow bloggers wrote & I quote”WE WILL ALL GET THERE SOON”
It’s been years since he came back, an abandoned home an overgrown compound
Opening the front door to a dark room piled high with boxes and cloth covered furniture
Dust flies with every step he took upon the wooden floor little insects scatter away suddenly from fear an intruder has arrived and invaded their space their home
The young man stands still for a while trying to gather up his memories recollecting moments of his upbringing a childhood he longed forgot or maybe had tried to block out all his life
He seems uncertain why he came back after all this years and why he seems surprised that the town he grew up in had not changed at all
He was the one that changed and as he slowly unpacked the boxes every item had a story a memory both good and bad
The pain of loose a painful memory that still feels fresh if he remembered now and then too painful to remember a relief if forgotten
He made a name for himself through his music a household name a superstar in his own right
But there was always something missing eventually a sense of belonging and inner Peace with all the fame and money though it seemed he was still lost, searching still
Now as he arrives back to a place he once called home a sudden connection is made that his arrival has ignited anticipation and acceptance
A town patiently awaiting his arrival and welcoming him with open arms and joy
For the first time in a long time he seemed happy and that everything might just be alright at last
Maybe this was the missing piece of his puzzle coming home was the answer after all ☺