“Solar energy is the way of the future as it’s currently the cheapest form of energy generation compared to coal, nuclear and diesel power plants. With the world’s push to cleaner, greener energy generation for transportation and consumption, solar will become the dominant form of energy production. Imagine being able to charge your vehicle and drive for free from your home in Kingston to your vacation spot in Mobay and back. What could possibly beat free?”
I’d choose the folks who are teachers – not necessarily by profession but by character trait. Teachers, the real ones, are willing to learn and adapt as much as they are willing to lead and teach. I learned somewhere once that the greatest leaders know how to step aside and follow. They know how to take instructions and follow accordingly. Leading and being a leader is much more than delegating and parading around with a title.
Life is cyclical and where there is life, death lingers. Like a withering tree in the desert or the end of a season, people’s physical presence on earth ceases to exist because they’ve done their laps. They’ve weathered many storms, seen many a sunrise and sunsets. Then one day, their waking and going will just stop because their time has come.
I snapped at a few people at work. Ive been snapping at the people I work with. Now, I am once again the emotional, hormonally imbalanced woman. Why am I even working while my period is trying to kill me? Make menstrual leave (with acceptable and feasible policies and expectations) a thing! My period is trying to kill me and you expect that Im gonna be optimally funtional. If you really think that then you’re an idiot. Period!!!
If you’re scared, go in same way. Just do it gingerly. Sometimes the “go hard and done” mentality will get you nowhere but hurt. Approaching uncertain situations with calculated steps (and in some cases, missteps) can prevent you from being pinched in the long run.
As I think about 12 while in childhood and 12 as an adult, my mind sits comfortably in the idea that we continue to work for positive life changes by the time the clock strikes the 12th midnight hour for every birthday.
From the friends you’ve had since you were a child to the friendships built in adulthood – the hard truth is that you may not always be friends. Some friendships fizzle, others have an abrupt end, while some last a lifetime. Wherever the pendulum swings, you have to be okay with it and move on.
The semicolon symbolises a continuation of someone’s life. It is a representation of strength in the middle of a storm. The punctuation mark is used as an affirmation of solidarity against a plethora of mental health issues including suicide, eating disorders and addictive behaviours.
It’s amazing how some beautiful creatures and views can make you feel so small. This isn’t even in relation to confidence levels. It’s about being witness to such beauty that you’re reminded how small and insignificant you can be in the grand scheme of things. It reminded me that there’s so much more to life than our existence here in Earth – that despite the beauty at eye level, even greater beauty exists when we look up.
My roots go deep and are plentiful. My trunk and body is just as strong as it is delicate. My branches remind me of my hair – plentiful, strong but also delicate. I go through the seasons and sadly I’m not evergreen. I have dry moments and I have flourishing moments. But the base of my tree?? the top soil – that section of my being is rich and can sprout freshness despite whatever is happening up top. With all of that, I am beautiful in any stage of my life. I am Black and I am beautiful.
I am one of many. So, to say that I change the world or positively impact the world by myself as part of Optimist International would be a gross injustice to what we believe. It’s a collective effort.
Music is therapeutic and orgasmic in one. Music has unspeakable healing powers, motivational powers and ‘zone all the way out’ powers.
When you get sick or drop down and pass away, the people in your life will eventually move on (some more than others) and the list of to-do’s will either sit and gather dust or be passed on to someone else. Take your breaks and identify your spaces of solitude. Use your moments of solitude to get your mind right for you. Sometimes all you need to do that is take a nap or absent-mindedness watch something on a screen. For crying out loud, do not answer your phone in these moments. Resist the urge to be reachable 24/7.
Whatever the best parts of you are, always remember that you need to get from it as much as the world does or perhaps even more. Never let the best parts of who you are go to others who will mismanage and manipulate. You are the top priority here. The rest is secondary.
Even the strongest have extremely weak moments. Don’t let the external appearance fool you.
We must believe in the power of our dreams. If our desires are but a small thought with underdeveloped ideas and plans, keep the fire burning and feed your desires. Turn those desires into passions and keep working at them. Be positively consistent. If you fall off, don’t stay off. Embed it in your brain and engrave it on your heart like you would some other surface. Live a purposeful life and it is almost guaranteed that you will see your dreams come true.
If you think about it, that’s how most of us are. We like to have control over the things we want to control and we all have parts of ourselves and our world that triggers the insecure character traits. Nothing is wrong with that.
“I never saw a wild thing sorry for itself.” So, why should humans, the lesser known ‘wild things ever muster up the audacious entitlement to ever feel sorry for ourselves?
There’s no time like now for me to live and experience what life has to offer. Why travel back in time to experience the injustices of life and the unfair treatment meted out in human-to-human disputes? There’s enough of that happening now.
No matter what image you have of yourself, others will see something else. It may be similar, but it won’t be identical. Why? Well, people’s perception of you differs. Don’t get your panties up in a knot wondering what people see when they look at you. Yeah, it’s true, you will only see a reflection of yourself because that’s how we were made…to only see our own reflection. However, the view others have of you from images that capture will always be a sight to behold. Make it worth your while and their while.