Monday, 31 October 2016

Inspiring Quotes from the Alchemist

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Once in a lifetime a book comes along that you just love. A book that you can’t stop talking about and one that you have to reread over and over again. A book that you have to tell everyone to read because it is that good. However, it’s not a book to be borrowed to friends because it’s that precious to you and you fear it will be lost. 

For me, and many others, 'The Alchemist' is that book. It is filled with so many amazing inspirational quotes and I am going to share my favourite of them with you.

“There is only one thing that makes a dream impossible to achieve: the fear of failure.”
― Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist

“Everyone seems to have a clear idea of how other people should lead their lives, but none about his or her own.”
― Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist

“People are capable, at any time in their lives, of doing what they dream of.”
― Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist

“I don’t live in either my past or my future. I’m interested only in the present. If you can concentrate always on the present, you’ll be a happy man. Life will be a party for you, a grand festival, because life is the moment we’re living now.”
― Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist

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“It’s the possibility of having a dream come true that makes life interesting.”
― Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist

“When each day is the same as the next, it’s because people fail to recognize the good things that happen in their lives every day that the sun rises.”
― Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist

“There is only one way to learn. It’s through action. Everything you need to know you have learned through your journey.”
― Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist

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“And, when you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it.”
― Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist

“One is loved because one is loved. No reason is needed for loving.”
― Paulo Coelho The Alchemist

“There is only that moment, and the incredible certainty that everything under the sun has been written by one hand only. It is the hand that evokes love, and creates a twin soul for every person in the world. Without such love, one’s dreams would have no meaning.”
― Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist

“Everything that happens once can never happen again. But everything that happens twice will surely happen a third time.”
― Paulo Coelho The Alchemist

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“Because, wherever your heart is, that is where you’ll find your treasure”
– Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist

“That at a certain point in our lives, we lose control of what’s happening to us, and our lives become controlled by fate. That´s the world’s greatest lie.”
― Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist

“I’m like everyone else – I see the world in terms of what I would like to see happen, not what actually does.”
― Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist

“Eat when it’s time to eat. And move along when it’s time to move along.”
― Paulo Coelho The Alchemist

“Why should I listen to my heart?” “Because you will never again be able to keep it quiet. Even if you pretend not to have heard what it tells you, it will always be there inside you, repeating to you what you’re thinking about life and about the world.”
― Paulo Coelho The Alchemist

“You must always know what it is that you want.”
― Paulo Coelho The Alchemist

“The secret is here in the present. If you pay attention to the present, you can improve upon it. And, if you improve on the present, what comes later will also be better. Forget about the future, and live each day according to the teachings, confident that God loves his children.”
― Paulo Coelho The Alchemist

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“Sometimes, it’s better to leave things as they are.”
― Paulo Coelho The Alchemist

I don't think i have met anyone who hasn't loved this book. Inccase you haven't read it, grab yourself a copy!

A beautiful week ahead.

Thanks for stopping by,

Friday, 29 July 2016

To my Bestfriend who moved away

''A strong friendship doesn't need daily conversation or being together. As long as the relationship lives in the heart, true friends never part.'' ~ Unknown

 Lord knows how much i would give to have a meal with you. To hug you or even just sit in silence with you. There are days i just want to call you and talk. But i forget about your crazy schedule or call when you're asleep. I am learning to count hours backwards before i call. Sometimes, i forget. We get caught up in our lives and may end up not talking as much as the past week or month. But when we do talk, nothing has changed. We catch up for hours and laugh at the corniest and weirdest of things.

The Separate lives.

I keep reminding myself that we have separate lives every time i watch your snaps having all sorts of fun without me. I know you need to establish relationships there. I actually need you to, for days when you need that friend, who is actually there.. I am not worried of being replaced. But i always wish you were doing all those things with me.I have pretty good friends here as well. I can't wait for you to meet them! 

 The Inevitable Change.

I will probably get this job that demands everything in me. I will get home too tired. All i want is to take a shower and sleep. I will forget about our Tango date. I will call and find you driving. You will call back and find me asleep.

You will want to tell me about this new guy but i will keep ranting about something that happened that really got to me. You will let me be and even forget about your news but still tell me later! I know we’ll stay friends, even as we keep growing.

The Little things.

Oh the little things you do! I do not take for granted. How you follow up on that interview i had. Encourage me when all is going to shit. Motivate me to be a better person. Those little gifts you send mum when she's coming, beautiful words you write to me when I'm having a bad day.. I'm definitely keeping you in my life forever!

The Support System.  

For years, we've had each other's backs. You were there for me as my world crumbled, and you patiently put the pieces back into place. You've never let me push you away, no matter how many walls i build wanting to be alone. You've taken my angry words and returned them with proclamations of love. You understand me in a way that others don't.Wherever you are, i know i have you.

The love.

I love you, no matter how far away you are. I love you even when you read my texts and forget to reply. Even when we try to stay in touch and sometimes fail. Whether we talk once a month, or once in a fortnight, you're still my person! We are Family!

The Countdown.

I can not wait to squeeze the life out of you when you're finally back in town. To take a million pictures with you since we don't get that privilege much. I will ditch everyone else to catch up on the moments we've missed. You keep saying you'll be home before i know it. I don't doubt that. I just cant wait!

See you soon, Colette Wambui

Wednesday, 16 December 2015

2015 Musings

Oh, hello ☺

I know it's been forever you guys but lemme try explain. See, here's the thing. This blog has been my safe haven. Where I come to vent and unwind when am having a rough patch. Yeah? But this year, 2015 has been nothing of that. It's been the best year yet! I kid you not. 

If I were to tell you guys of how good this year has been good to me, how God has had my back and been nothing but faithful, I'd go on and on. I don't want to bore you with any of that especially if you don't share the same sentiments as I about the year. 

I'll just highlight a few memorable things. But before I do that, is it Christmas yet? I mean, why doesn't this holiday feeling go round all year? I am happy and grateful for quite a number of things. Quite frankly guys, I cannot wait for next year! I can't wait to see new opportunities come by and doors open! 

I graduated! 
This by far was the happiest day! And having accomplished this with my friends made it even better. You know, we went through all this things together while in school, it was just the perfect climax, celebrating that day together. I remember when we were taking photos one of my friend was elated, her lips were twitching from all the smiling.. 

Am gonna be an Aunty! 
Yes. One of the things that has me looking forward to next year is holding my niece but most of all, I can't wait to see my brother with her. Yes I know he's going to be a father and all, but seeing is believing. I can't wait to see her face, see who she takes after, watch her sleep.. Yes, I know - I should get my own! But until then, I'm gonna marvel at this one. 

I went Natural ☺
Thing is, when I cut my hair, I wasn't sure what to do with it yet. It's just an impulsive decision I made and cut it overnight because I didn't want to change my mind in the morning. But now, I look back and it's the best decision I made! I have learnt my hair, how to care for it, it's needs, I now understand my hair better and I have grown to love my hair. 

I have grown! 
I have learnt to let go of things that aren't worth it. I have learnt what being single and happy means. I have known who is there for me no matter how rough it gets. I have appreciated my family more and more, everything begins and ends with my brothers and parents! I have learnt to forgive. I have learnt to not worry about things I cannot control. I have learnt to compromise. I have learnt to take a day at a time and to enjoy the little things in life. 

I got to travel! 
It would be ridiculous to leave this out especially because my brother thinks that nowadays my sentences begin with "You know in Dar.." but yeah, that place is beautiful and peaceful. Guys there are very cultured, their food is impeccable and they sure do know how to throw a party! I could write paragraphs about my little stay there but I'll just put it in seven words - I had the time of my life. 

I hope you had an amazing year too!
Make merry this Holidays, don't drink and drive!
Happy Holidays

Wednesday, 11 February 2015

Settling for less

It’s easy to convince ourselves that we should keep our expectations and standards low to avoid getting hurt or let down. It’s easy to look in the mirror and see all our flaws and imperfections rather than all the beauty. It's easy to think that because we have wronged people in the past, we deserve to be wronged in return. It’s easy to make excuses for people that we care about. It’s easy to overlook things we shouldn’t because we want everything to work out as planned. It's easy to ignore red flags because we love someone. It’s easy to fail to see everything that’s wrong when we’ve invested so much of ourselves in making it work. It’s easy to make excuses and live with the disappointment rather than to leave.

When you care about a person, you see them in a way that is often inaccurate. Sometimes what and who we think a person is doesn't match up to who they are in reality. It’s easy to put on rose-colored glasses when we love someone. To overlook their flaws and imperfections. This is not necessarily wrong. No one is perfect, and in order to succeed in a relationship you have to be willing to love someone despite their faults. 

The difference is whether you are overlooking flaws or settling for less than you deserve. If you are failing to see that you are not being treated how you should. It’s okay to excuse the fact that someone never hangs up their towel or fails to put the glass in the sink after using it. It’s okay to excuse even bigger things.
Maybe they have some issues communicating their feelings but are trying to work on it. Maybe they have family issues they are trying to work through. As long as these things do not affect their treatment to you, it’s okay to overlook certain shortcomings. Especially when their faults are far outweighed by their good qualities. The difference is when the person isn’t treating you with the kindness and love you are giving them.

Everyone deserves a person who loves them unconditionally, even at their worst. A person who wants to see them smile and laugh. Who will listen to their complaints, their hopes, and their dreams. Who will laugh at even the corniest jokes. If you aren't being treated like you are amazing and worthy, something is wrong. Because you are beautiful and smart and remarkable. If you’re with someone who doesn’t see this in you, you are settling for less than you deserve. And you should stop.

I know it’s hard. Really damn hard. You make excuses and justifications. You blame yourself. You think if you could just change or try harder then maybe they will see how wonderful you are. Truth is, they won't. Don’t lose yourself trying to please someone else. Because there is someone out there that will not only accept you, but will love you for all that you are. Sure, you really like or love this person. You have a lot of fun with them and you care about them a lot. But if you are often left feeling let down or as if they don't care about you just as much, why settle for that?

More than likely, the reason you are not getting what you deserve isn’t your fault. It has nothing to do with you. That other person probably isn’t ready to give you what you need. Or maybe you just aren’t right for each other. That isn’t on you. That doesn’t mean you’re any less fun. Just because someone fails to see your value doesn't decrease your worth. Remember that. Tell yourself that over and over and then summon up the courage to walk away. It’s going to hurt like hell. You are going to feel damaged and depressed. There will be times you beat yourself up and blame yourself and your shortcomings, but try not to. Remind yourself that all you’re doing is choosing not to settle for less than you deserve.

You are gorgeous. You are smart. You are kind. You are generous. You are fun. You are witty. You are driven. You are creative. You are all sorts of wonderful things. Walk away from someone who doesn’t or can't appreciate these things. That way, when you come across someone who does, you’re not blind to it because you’re settling for less than you deserve.