Wednesday, 25 January 2017

WHAT I KNOW FOR SURE.


I have great admiration for Oprah Winfrey, so I took note that whenever she’s interviewing guests on her show she always ask them the question, "What do you know for sure?" and it’s always so enlightening and thought provoking listening to some of the answers people come up with, as a result of that I’ve never stopped asking myself that question.
And with that I came with my own list of some of the things I’ve come to know for sure in my own life and this is not to say I know everything

  1. God's grace is sufficient.
  2. I am wonderfully and fearfully made.  
  3. To always live my truth. 
  4. To Believe in what I pray for.
  5. Faith is a living thing.
  6. I am not for everyone.
  7. Always own who you are. (unapologetically so)
  8. Always trust and follow my intuition. (that shit don't lie)
  9. I am terrified of love because I'm afraid it will consume and fool me.  
  10. To always remember who I am, even when others forget. 
  11. All those places that rejected me were places that were never meant for me.
  12. To respect my time.
  13. Expectations are going to be the end of me.
  14. To be grateful for all my troubles, for there are many who carry heavier loads than me. 
  15. To always show up for myself.
  16. You cannot be powerful until you become unbothered. 
  17. Words are dangerous.
  18. There are alot of broken children walking around in adult bodies. 
  19. Human beings are trouble.
  20. Not everything is about me. (well not always)
  21. Don't let people know too much about. 
  22. Never settle for potential.
  23. We are not meant to be perfect, we meant to be whole.
  24. I have so many unresolved issues. 
  25. There are people who will love and know me only for what they can get out of me.
  26. I create my own Blessings.
  27. Sometimes the people with the worst past, create the best future.
  28. Things will show up and they will look like failure but its really life trying to move you in a different direction. (Oprah taught me this) 
  29. We live to learn
  30. Always enjoy the little things.
  31. I don't have alot, but I have ME and that's everything!!!!!
  32. Self love is the best love. 


Monday, 12 December 2016

BOOK REVIEW: I Can't Believe It's Not A Dream - Dr. Ronnie Masilela

After reading I CAN'T BELIEVE IT'S NOT A DREAM I was reminded of two powerful quotes by Robin Sharma.

·  “My love for books is what saved me.”

·   “It’s not what you will get out of the books that is so enriching – it is what the books will get out of you that will ultimately change your life”.

For me this book is a detailed version of what Robin Sharma was talking about in those two quotes.

The writing is amazing, it's unpretentious, lucid and poignant, I really enjoyed it and the story-line is astounding and relatable. 

Never have I been so touched by a book to a point of tears, I am not sure if it’s because I know the author personally hence I was able to relate and empathize with him in such a vulnerable and humane manner or if it was purely based on how disheartening his circumstances were but I believe it was a bit of both. 

I found his experiences so testing yet incredibly humbling and inspiring. 
I have the utmost respect for the author’s late grandparents because despite being poor and uneducated they were able to teach him how to set alight his abilities and potential, they were able to instill worthiness inside him and that’s powerful! Their passing racked me but I took comfort in believing that we are meant to lose the people we love, that’s how we know how important they are to us.

The Robertson’s, the other families that took him in, his friends and every single person who helped him, I sincerely believe that was God extending a helping hand to him. 

His mother, I really tried not to judge her too harshly but I was so angry with her for the most part of the book, I failed to understand some of her choices.  I found her to be rather imprudent and callous but regardless of my feelings towards her she was still the woman who gave birth to the author, so I had no choice but to offer her some level of respect and lenience. The defining moment for me in his relationship with his mother was when he went looking for her in Cullinan, I mean looking for a woman he barely knew and who he had not seen for so many years but still believed  that she was the piece  to complete him, now that is an act of faith.


 "It is said that to forgive is to set a prisoner free and only to discover that the prisoner was you".

I love how he found self – importance, dignity and purpose in God and not in worldly things and how pride never got in the way of him asking for a helping hand when he really needed one. I am in awe that for someone who endure such hardship and poverty not once did he use that hindrance as an excuse for him not to purse his dreams and be the person God created him to be. 
Dr. Masilela is indeed fearfully and wonderfully made.

This autobiography serves as testimony and assurance that God is with me regardless of what I maybe experiencing in life at the moment. And at times when I feel like God is far from me, this book will always afford me comfort as a reminder that God is forever present and aware of my problems and needs.

I also realized how much I’ve spoken about my own dreams but how I’ve never really taken the time to pray about them and that’s the difference between the author and I.

My conclusion is that the author was healed from every sad thing he went through the day he fulfilled his destiny and it is not many who can say that, therefore he is one of a kind. 

He is his own blessing. 


P.s. He who finds a wife finds what is good and receives favor from the LORD. 



To Order The Book:

Contact: 083 459 0838

Email: info@littlebook.co.za
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  • Price:R320 (Incl. postage) - Order
  • Author:Dr Ronnie Masilela
  • Publisher:Biblaridion BK
  • Language:English
  • ISBN:978-1-920648-12-1
  • Pages:291 pages


Wednesday, 13 July 2016

Plus-Size Daredevils



For many years we were sold the idea that being a woman with a voluptuous shapely figure was some what wrong and shameful, it is that mentality that  inturn breeded a generation of women with body image issues infact it did not only end with body image issues but impacted their self esteem that led to constant self-doubt, self-criticism, social isolation and nagging insecurities.    
And in 2016 one would assume things are different because we are a more  urbane  and informed society, but there is still no rapid change in how the image of curvaceous women are viewed, adulated and most importantly accepted.  

 Being a plus size woman in modern society is a continuous struggle but in spite of that, there are women out there who are  dedicated in promoting positive perceptions about plus size women through self love and fashion, by proving to the world that being curvaceous does not limit or prohibit anyone from living their best life but it actually makes it little bit interesting. 

Therefore i salute these plus size bloggers for being courageous, confident and beautiful in a world that promotes mediocrity and the none-existent, unattainable idea of perfectionism. 

.What a time to be alive!!!!



These are the Founders/Bloggers of  all things Plus Size.They are pictured here dressed in all  black with statement accessories and headpieces, a campaign they've created to solidify their message of unity, diversity and women empowerment.













You can follow them on: 
 Instagram
Facebook
Blog addresses are found on their bios respectively.



PROUD TO INTRODUCE.........



                                                      

                                                   Zukiswa Jamine Olifant
                                                          IHEARTBOOTYLICIOUS


                                                  Simphiwe Zama Mthethwa
                                                                        BIG GIRLS 





Mabontle Portia Mphosi
    SDUDLA CHRONCILES
                                                       

                                                              Gugu Guzana Zulu
                                                                              PLUS DIVAS



                         Nhlanhla D Shabangu and Tshepiso Milcah Kekana
                                                                     FOREVER CURVY




                                                               Boitshaka Gasebone
                                                                   THICK GIRL SUPREMACY






Behind The Scene Team 

Stylist and Accessories: The Tuku Affair 
Make Up: BeautybyNokuzola
Clothing: Kepekee clothing




Wednesday, 8 June 2016

CHANEL No. 26


                      HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ME.




Celebrating my birthday is one of the highest favours God can ever afford me, hence I continue to be thankful for each year I get to celebrate because I'm reminded of God's grace and mercy into my life.


I also take pride in saying I'm my parents' wildest dream not because I'm perfect or have a graduation gown to validate just how amazing and intelligent I am but because I'm a living testimony of God's generousity and love for them, and that he created a child so flawed and stubborn yet so incredibly special, who has turned out to be a decent human being and who has not fallen into the trappings of worldly things.


I am blessed, beautiful and most importantly I am everything (well partly lol...) what my parents' prayers consists of and my sole purpose at 26 is to be everything God wants me to be.



I had a Coco Chanel Themed birthday dinner party at my parents' house and I invited "26" of my       friends, i honestly can't remember the last time i felt so content and appreciated for just being myself.







































































                                THE MC WAS THE BEAUTIFUL MS LINDA LINDANI














Lunga Seele serenaded us with beautiful music.
did i mention I've been rolling with her since Primary School. 

video











                                                          The Bestie AKA Lebogang Tlhako
















                                                      SQUAD DEEP!!!!!
























I guess this was the biggest delight of  all, when my boyfriend who i had not seen in months came to surprise.





You are the only reason I am. 

You are all my reasons.























Thank you so much for the birthday wishes, the presents, the smiles, the laughter and the beautiful moments you shared with me.   ❤️❤️❤️ you guys are amazing.

A special thank you to my beautiful sister Zukiswa Jasmine Olifant who captured all these images and Khosi Tsotetsi for the Decor.