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Quote: Be Yourself

Figuring out who you are is something nobody can do for you.

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The Rainmaker’s Poem: Come Rainfall!

Do you want to hear the rain howl in the wind? Then you must come to Africa Here the rainfall is a sport to children And a time to count numerous blessings But if you doubt this, I will make it pour! Come rainfall! Come, dear friend! Send this town scuttling for safety, Let the […]

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Africa Changed Me By Nikki Lockwood

The open-air safari vehicle rattled along the golden dirt S-28 road, in Kruger National Park. As the wind whistled through the golden grass, I reached out my arm, letting the grass brush against my palm as I passed it by. Even though I was shaded by the canvas roof from the bright African sun, small […]

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Video: Arnold Schwarzenegger’s Secret To Success

Arnold’s success story taught that hope and resiliency is key to success. Big Fan, Big Lessons… I’m a big fan of Arnold Schwarzenegger. I love his wit, accent, movies and general principles. As a growing kid, I recollect Arnold’s superb acting in Conan – The Barbarian; and the mysticism portrayed in the film astonished me. […]

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Proverb: On Borrowed Oil…

Igbo: Mmanù arîótara arîóta anaghî ezu ofe English: Borrowed palm oil can never be enough for soup Origin: This proverb originated from Southern Nigeria. It is an Igbo proverb. Palm oil (mmanù akwú in Igbo) is a standard cooking oil used in West Africa. In Nigeria’s Yoruba, Igbo, Ijaw, Bini, and Ibibio land, it’s vital […]

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Story On Patience

I received this short story on Whatsapp and thought I should share it. A 40-year-old man visited his old father, who could no longer see very well. As both of them sat in front of his house chatting, a dove flew in and perched on the window. The old man asked his son, “Is that […]

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Proverb: On The Informed Cripple…

Igbo: Agha adìghï eri nwa ngwōrō English: An informed cripple can never be consumed by war Origin: This is a southern Nigerian proverb from the Igbo ethnic group. Usually, when there’s a state of war, cripples suffer most as they find it difficult to escape the war zone. But when such a person is informed […]

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‘Not Suicidal’ Note

For me, I won’t let it end For times, happy and sad, Setbacks and breakthroughs, Or the road winding uphill & down, Teach that storms don’t last forever Thus nothing will cheat me out of this life I remember the smiling faces of loved ones I remember good food, the free air, I remember blue […]

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Hope by Peniel Gifted

Now I know, he’s a seraph In dreams- long ago, Searching the way to home. With beamy winks, the kin Of which bird legs do fly Watching greenie mount. Now I know, he’s a sire Of idols- bearing golden Scions, of which I’m one.

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Night Poem: Rhythm of Hope

I hear drums echo through the vast wilderness I hear the wild dogs cry out in the early night They cheer the retreating Day in the distance Bright galaxies sweep above to show her a path The drums remind me to play with words, Nature is my song, a rhythm of hope for the world

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Video: The Iron Lung Man

Nothing should ever hold back a man from his destiny. Paul defeated polio. Watch the inspiring story of a man who fought the odds to live.

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Daylight

Sunshine Morning inspiration Farm wake up call Of dreamy fields Outspread under clouds Ripen wheat And golden sunlight Glow upon the dirt

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Adumaradan by Niyi Osundare

Your love engulfs me As the harmattan overwhelms the heat I will pledge a thousand favours to the wind To courier my voice to your ears Adumaradan, come close to me So you can behold the honour of my presence Since the day I set eyes on you Since the day I had a glimpse […]

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Valentine’s Day Quote

I have given and received love, but the best love festivity is one observed with the family.

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Genuine Love

There’s no love without sharing For genuine love won’t hold back It doesn’t think anyone less It is a memory that will live on When remnants of life rot away There’s no love without caring No love without devotion and trust Love is accepting and being accepted It is living in submission to another To […]

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Night Poem: Love Is Beautiful

Love is beautiful indeed I call it a fruit brown with ripe Which, when pressed, gives juices It is a little lads bicycle ride Down the lonely dusty road Love is a song that is written On panes of truth and care So I love not because of what one does But because of how […]

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Simple Ways To Overcome Sadness And Depression

A happy family is a sadness killer The English dictionary defined depression as a state of mind producing a severe and long-term lowering of enjoyment of life or inability to visualize a happy future. Many people experience this daily. Depression sucks out the joy and life from an individual even when the person is still […]

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Poem: Remind me again

Why do I feel like a titan When I come home to you? Oh, motherland, I run to you again Remind me of your love, of hope, I feel a tingling breeze upon my bare flesh The kind wind consoles me in many ways Listening to music from pine trees I shall throw my windows […]

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Quote on Love

Love is beautiful. Genuine love gives the power to move mountains.

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Stars

I tell stories of many trees that live far away in forest shelters, Away from harm, that blesses man with delightful airs and nights, That tells of hope in every lovely dream for all that seek tree rights

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African Proverb: On the cud-chewing Goat

When mother goat chews on the grass, her kids watch and learn A goat is generally known as an animal with a unique way of chewing the cud. The kids watch the mother goat as she chew grass and picks the peculiarities. In no time, they will start to chew grass like the mother. This […]

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Anatomy of Actions Challenge: Day 15

Today is the final day of our challenge! We will be talking about Choosing Experiences. How can one add value to life? Lakshay shared the following tips: 1. Engage in experiences and services that add value to your life 2. Find ways to spend time with people that you care about and make you laugh […]

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Poem: A Farmer’s Dream

Night lets the farmer dream on his fields Little crickets hide in cracks on the earth They sing and listen to the wind howl Fairy butter-moths follow candlelight Amazed at the red maiden who was a wild dancer Valleys of ripe corn and golden wheat Are dreams blessed for the diligent farmer, When plates of […]

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Anatomy of Actions Challenge: Day 14

Hey. We’re almost there! 😃 The fourteenth day of our challenge focuses on Enjoying The Journey! We can go on a local trip to discover our hometown. Camp, hike, bike, retreat, and enjoy the beauty all around you. We can watch the sunrise and sunset from our doorsteps or sit at the pool on a […]

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Quote on Humanity

Enjoying the joys of others and suffering with them — these are the best guides for men – Albert Einstein, 1931

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Anatomy of Actions Challenge: Day 13

The important thing is not to stop questioning… Never lose a holy curiosity – Albert Einstein Today is the thirteenth day of challenge and we will focus on Staying Curious. A document shared by Anderson University detailed why it is important to stay curious. Intellectual curiosity is so important! We see that most clearly in […]

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A Grateful African Poem

Now gather by the fireside While we wait on yams to roast, Drying our hands in the warmth This quiet evening, cold and mild We wait to dream A fluffy pillow beckoning, The day tales also waiting, A joyful evening it seems The sweet fellowship Of Nature’s trick and craft Upon the retreat fell, to […]

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Anatomy of Actions Challenge: Day 12

Today is the twelfth day of the challenge, and the topic focuses on Energy Positive Homes. Positive Energy Homes are zero energy homes that are so efficient they produce more energy than they consume, leaving you with extra energy to use in other ways such as powering your mobile devices, power tools, or even your […]

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Plant A Tree…

The little pic story below portrays what happens to man and animals when we exploit natural resources without considering the environmental impact. The picture tells a lot of stories, and I hope we can make meaning from it. Let’s plant trees and be heroes.

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Quote On Hope

We’ve to understand we are a lot stronger than we anticipate that we are. We’re a lot stronger than we believe we are. Believing in yourself, you can overcome the darkest moments. I can’t make up for the past, of course, but I just want to have a healthy future – Mike Tyson

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Anatomy of Actions Challenge: Day 11

Today is the eleventh day in our challenge, and we are focusing on divestment as means to help our environment. Divesting from fossil fuels makes sense environmentally and financially. The purpose of divesting from fossil fuels seeks to protect the planet from severe climate change, which coincides with the United Nations Global Goals.

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Anatomy of Actions Challenge: Day 10

It’s Day 10 of Anatomy Of Action, and today, we focus on Ethical Investing. We can use our principles to guide investing, considering socially and environmentally responsible options. Lakshay believes that “socially responsible investing, social investment, sustainable socially conscious, “green” or ethical investing is any investment strategy that seeks to consider both financial return and […]

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Anatomy of Actions Challenge: Day 9

Green is Clean Today is the ninth day of the challenge, and we are focused on Going Cleaner. We need to reconsider our energy options. As the world is changing, people seek green energy options like solar, sonar, and wind as alternative sources to generate electricity. These renewable sources do not have significant impacts on […]

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Reflection: Keeping The Right Company

Don’t let the world dim your lights. I was just a teenager when I learned that the kind of friends and acquaintance one keeps could either grow or retard him. It took me many years to accept that I can’t support anyone who doesn’t want my sincere help and that life is like a bus […]

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Anatomy of Actions Challenge: Day 8

Today is the eight day of the challenge, and our focus is on Sharing Your Ride. Sharing our ride can reduce much carbon emissions, resulting from having many cars on the road. We can also walk or cycle as this can be beneficial to our health.

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