#OriginalKOFFEE!!!

Let me tell you… I am a huge fan of #Koffee! Her vibes, flow, authenticity and humbleness makes her an amazing entertainer! She is open, honest,
relaxed and well spoken. She was born to be an entertainer. A #Grammy in her future. I hope she remains grounded.

Good job to her mother.

All the best to #Koffee!

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25 Of The Most Powerful Quotes Of All Time

I was on Pinterest (where all the cool shit lives) and came up on these quotes athttp://relaxyglobal.com/25-of-the-most-powerful-quotes-of-all-time/. Knew I had to share…

Take a minute, read, relate and be empowered.

1. “Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.” – Albert Einstein

2. “Before you diagnose yourself with depression or low self-esteem, first make sure that you are not, in fact, just surrounded by assholes.” – Sigmund Freud

3. “In seeking happiness for others, you will find it in yourself.” – Unknown

4. “Love is a verb. Love – the feeling – is a fruit of love, the verb.” – Stephen Covey

5. “Everything can be taken from a man but one thing: the last of the human freedoms—to choose one’s attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one’s own way.” – Viktor Frankl

6. “He who fears he will suffer, already suffers because he fears.” – Michel De Montaigne

7. “Success is stumbling from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm.” – Winston Churchill

8. “You must be the change you wish to see in the world.” – Gandhi

9. “When one door of happiness closes, another opens, but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one that has been opened for us.” – Helen Keller

10. “Challenges is what makes life interesting and overcoming them is what makes life meaningful.” – Joshua J. Marine

11. “If you want happiness for an hour – take a nap. If you want happiness for a day – go fishing. If you want happiness for a year – inherit a fortune. If you want happiness for a life time – help someone else.” – Chinese proverb

12. “Life is never made unbearable by circumstances, but only by lack of meaning and purpose.” – Viktor Frankl

13. “A mind that is stretched by a new experience can never go back to its old dimensions.” – Oliver Wendell Holmes

14. “Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated.” – Confucius

15. “Many people are passionate, but because of their limiting beliefs about who they are and what they can do, they never take actions that could make their dream a reality” – Anthony Robins

16. “True success is overcoming the fear of being unsuccessful.” – Paul Sweeney

17. “The only way that we can live is if we grow. The only way we can grow is if we change. The only way we can change is if we learn. The only way we can learn is if we are exposed. And the only way that we are exposed is if we throw ourselves into the open.” – C. Joybell

18. “If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change the way you think about it.” – Mary Engelbreit

19. “A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable, but more useful than a life spent doing nothing.” – George Bernhard Shaw

20. “Time is too slow for those who wait, too swift for those who fear, too long for those who grieve, too short for those who rejoice, but for those who love, time is eternity.” – Henry van Dyke

21. “I would rather die a meaningful death than to live a meaningless life.” – Corazon Aquino

22. “God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.” – Reinhold Niebuhr

23. “Most people do not listen with the intent to understand; they listen with the intent to reply.” – Stephen Covey

24. “We think sometimes that poverty is only being hungry, naked and homeless. The poverty of being unwanted, unloved and uncared for is the greatest poverty. We must start in our own homes to remedy this kind of poverty.” – Mother Theresa

25. “Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, today is a gift of God, which is why we call it the present.” – Bil Keane

TURMOIL

As I write, I am filled with…

mixed feelings, mixed emotions and conflicts of the heart and soul.

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A new love

An old love

A revived love

A love that must be…

What are your thoughts? No! Your thoughts are not important…

what are my thoughts?

A heart in turmoil…

A soul in turmoil…

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Why, when the answer is obvious… The answer is clear…

I need to let go and give myself

I need to confess my love and fall to my knees

I need you my love…

I need you JESUS!


Things

I think about the things I’ve done

The things I’ve asked of others

The things I’ve asked of myself

The things I’ve done wrong

The things I’ve done right

The things I want

The things I need

I think about the hurt these things have caused

I think about the way forward, after looking at these things

I think about past things and future things

The then things and the now things

A complicated existence of things caused by a complicated life with things but with a clear future of things

Clear… clear as mud or clear as crystal

Clear… things that are clear or not… hmm

Amal

Relationship Lessons

I have learned some truths as it relates to relationships and possible ways to keep them stable. I am by no means saying this is everyone’s truth.  I am by no means saying this is new information.  I am saying, this maybe valuable to some.  Relationships take work…

 

The disclaimer… there is a fine line between love and infatuation.  Some relationships are doomed before they start for different reasons.

  • It’s wrong to start a relationship for physical reasons – Doomed to fail
  • It’s wrong to start a relationship for monetary gain – Doomed to fail
  • It’s wrong to start a relationship for family – Doomed to fail

We sometimes fall in love with the wrong person.  These relationships hurt when they end but life will go on.  Truth be told, sometimes even TRUE LOVE HURTS.  The difficulty is, how do you know what is real and what is infatuation.

Many may say this information isn’t new but many will also admit to not living according to these truths.  How many of us have failed relationships because we didn’t apply the most important of these well known truths.  How many of us have lost loves because we didn’t apply the most important of these well known truths

Real love is like a diamond. It’s rare to find, rough at first and beautiful when cut and cleaned.  After the diamond is cut and cleaned, it becomes desirous.  Protect your diamond…  Protect your love…  Take these well know tips and keep your diamond clean.

  • Take time off to spend with the one you love.  Do regular date nights, drive outs, dinners, movies, plays anything that you both love doing. Note, this is most important, NO KIDS!  Spending time together ensures you both remember how it was when you first fell in love.
  • One car!  Yes, we can afford two or three cars but this can drive a wedge between you and the one you love.  We leave early and get home late.  The reality is, we need to be able to talk everyday.  Life can get very busy and that commute time gets very precious.  Traffic can cause us to get miserable and even angry.  These are the emotions that we take that home.  Travel with your love, bond in conversation and make traffic tolerable.
  • Say “I love you” often and not just say it but feel it.  We all assume that our partner knows they are loved.  NO! Never leave anything to chance.  Tell them everyday… Show them everyday… never assume your partner knows
  • Let the world know he/she is loved.  Be public in your affection.  Hold hands, hug, send special gifts.  Call just to say “I care about you”, “I appreciate you”, “You are my life”
  • Now this is my favourite… Sleep together. Cuddle. Spoon. If it gets hot buy an Air conditioning unit.  A hug/cuddle is the best way to feel your partner, feel their love and allow them to feel your love. Feel them, smell them, touch them, it makes the love stronger, it makes one look forward to the next night.
  • Listen! Sometimes your partner is crying out to you and you are just not taking the time to listen.  Now I will admit this is a failing on my part, so this truth is from the heart.  Listen to your partner.  Hear what is said and what is not said.  Body language! Facial expressions!  Words! Listen…
  • Talk… Talk about your day
  • Talk… Talk about rubbish
  • Talk… Talk about each other
  • Talk… Don’t be afraid to sit in the bathroom with your love and TALK

I CAN NOT EMPHASISE THE IMPORTANCE OF COMMUNICATION… TALK!

When you find your love, hold on…  Please not too tightly.  You do not want to strangle the relationship.  Remember to TALK… TALK… TALK…

My Deressa

God gave us a gift

The gift of an Angel

An Angel we named Deressa Danae Campbell.  An Angel we called Chu-ku, Der Der, Pinky, Pum Pum, Boo, Baby Girl, Mi Baby…

(Yes… way too much for one little Angel)

deressaA pair of the most beautiful deep black eyes that was always filled with attitude, sentiment and tenderness

A captivating smile that filled us with love and happiness

A laugh that filled our hearts, our home and our lifes

A larger than life personality

A gentle giant, trapped in a small stature

Our reason for everything

Our everything everyday

Our everyday, everyday

Returned to our Lord

An Angel by God’s side

THE MASK WE WEAR

The mask we wear to hide the pain

The pain that tears us up inside

The pain that makes the simple tasks unbearable

The pains of love

The pains of loss

The pains of family

The pains

We hide these pains with the mask of a smile

We hide these pains with the mask of a joke

The mask we wear prevents others from consoling us, being there for us, Loving us

The mask we wear that gives the impression that all is well. Leaving us with issues that are never dealt with, leaving a wound untreated, leaving a soul crying

The mask saves us

The mask protects us

The mask is a blessing

The mask is a curse

Words

Words…

So many words from Oxford

So many words from Collins

Yet words aren’t easily found

So much to say

To say you’re important

To say you matter

To say you make me happy

To say you are a friend and confidante

Words…

Words can hurt, cut deeper than any knife

Words can heal, better that any physician

Words can take you to places you have never been

Words can open hearts or tear them out

Seek your words

Choose wisely

Speak clearly

Words…

Thoughts

So many thoughts, none coherent

Should I

Do I

Will I

What happened?

A smile from yesterday

A thought for today

A wonder for tomorrow

I find myself trying to avoid the uncomfortable situations

I find myself trying to avoid showing feelings

I find myself dying

I find myself healing

I care

I love

I hurt

I want

I must let go

I must hold on

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