October writing fest

You’ve got this

I wonder how life would be if we all knew that we were stronger than we would ever know, to know that we have been called to great things. That God has given us unending grace to accomplish all that he has called us to do.

Dear love: You can do all things through Christ who strengthens you, believe it its true. Do not limit yourself, do not look at past failures as a limitation to the future but as lessons learned. Progress, charge forward. YOU’VE GOT THIS.

Stay there, remain persistent, change strategy if you need to but keep doing what you need to do eventually you will reach your destination. I promise.

It will involve work, pain, little victories, discouragement, smiles, tears; a roller coaster. Just keep moving.

Here’s whats up, for the month of october I will be linking up with kate in a challenge is to write a blog post¬† (for only 5 minutes) every day in the month of October.¬† I skipped day 5 of the October writing fest but I am back. Cheers to day 6 (up above) and day 7 which will follow later in the day. So far so good.


October writing fest

A strangers embrace

It was a long drive, a journey that should have taken two hours took three and a half instead. The traffic flow was slow, the sun was blazing hot and the open car windows weren’t helping much in letting any cool air in. There was nothing particularly interesting to look at outside, other than one or two people going about their business. 

She sat next to me we did not say a word to each time other the whole way except for the pleasantries exchanged at the onset of our journey. I didn’t bother to start up a conversation, I wanted some downtime.  This changed when we got to our destination and got off the bus. We were headed in the same direct

ion, I can’t remember who started the conversation but we begun talking. She told me she was a student I told her I wasn’t. We discussed the traffic and the longevity of our journey, housing, hospitals, work. I think we are both fast talkers because all that was covered in ten minutes.

When we  got to the junction at which we had to part ways, I lifted my hand to wave goodbye but to my surprise she stretched both her hands and hugged me instead. We then each went our separate ways. That memory is now one of my highlights for the year: an embrace by a stranger.

October writing fest

Catch me if you can

There are things that can’t be captured in a photo, like how hard your friend had made you laugh right before you posed for that selfie. Or how the different flavours on that salad dressing which is now on your instagram feed were so tantalizing you asked for it’s recipe from the waitress. Or the scent of that beautiful flower you held in your hand.


It smelled nasty just in case you’re wondering. I gave it to my friend with whom I was walking with. A few minutes later this little girl saw it and started crying because she wanted it even though it was already wilted.

Such moments can be experienced and relived in memories and stories.  It’s the back end stories make the pictures worth looking at over and over again.

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