Misc Musings

The Ultimate Judge will decide the Ultimate Truth…

Fear none but the Almighty, for at the end of it all, the only one you will answer to is the ALMIGHTY

Breathe compassion. Walk love. Speak beauty.

We must never forget that our actions have consequences, that when we poison one part of the river, the whole may come back to us poisoned.

You’re beautiful. Don’t let anyone (including yourself) tell you otherwise.

We must dream, yes. And dream big.
But we must also wake up so we can get to realizing our dreams.

If you’re going to do something, do it well. No room for mediocrity here. We accept nothing but your best.
(Note to self, first and foremost)

Question often is whether to paint Africa with a light or dark brush. Why paint it all? Just let it be.

You will be taken for a fool. Let them believe it, but never actually be one.

the monster is only scary up to the point that you face it…then you realize the monster was all in your head. maybe we need to stop living in our heads, and live in reality.

All things happen for a reason. In any case, give thanks.

Unfortunately ambition comes with lots of work. Let’s dust those shoulders and get to it. Breathing in beauty as we do so ofcourse!

Moments when you realize you can never get back those 60 seconds, or 60 minutes, or 60 days….let’s pray we never get to the point where we’ll want to take back our 60 years. May we live every moment meaningfully with no regrets.

Plea to humanity – appreciate life. Breathe compassion. Walk love. Speak beauty. Our time on earth is never guaranteed – not even tomorrow. Cherish those you love. Treat them like the kings and queens they are. And to all who have passed on to the next, may we learn from your passing and may you sleep peacefully.

We must diversify our vocabularies, move away from the ‘lol’s, ‘omg’s, ‘like’s….and so on that seem to punctuate our every other words. Let’s speak so that no translator is needed to bridge the gap between generations. Let’s create new language that doesn’t fade with fashion but remains relevant through times.

…when your instinct tells you one thing, and you tell it another…

use every day as an opportunity to strive for a better you…no excuses, no bs, no nothing…there’s only one way-forward!

We all have infinite possibilities and exponential potential. Let’s begin to explore. Inside – out.

All is possible, if only we dare to believe in the beauty of our dreams. May we always dare and never be afraid of failing to do so. We’ve failed when we’ve stopped trying.

what do you do to bridge the gap b/n pple who not only are not on the same pg, the’re not even reading the same book? in fact, you can’t get them to read each other’s books b/c they don’t speak the same language…!

the moment you tell yourself you can’t do sthg, you close the doors that would enable you to…you become the prophet of your self-fulfilling prophecy…don’t doubt yourself…take can’t out of your vocabulary…

I’m realizing more and more how powerful and intuitive instinct is…don’t second guess yourself..you were right the first time

when fighter jets take priority over all…you know this world is headed for disaster..

no-one has the right to determine whether or not its time for another’s freedom..

EID MUBAREK to my beautiful MUSLIM family…inshALLAH as we sadly usher off Ramadan, may we retain our prayer mats, the dust off our qurans, our behaviors that we adopt during the holy month such as piety, self-discipline, humility and a giving attitude..so that if we are lucky enough to see the next one, we won’t have to make too many adjustments..

a revolutionary munchkin abiot has now entered this world…question is not if he’s ready for the world, but is the world ready for him?! a big congrats to the very new mother Deborah Fatimat Omowunmi Dauda

RAMADAN MUBAREK. That blessed month is upon us again…from dawn till dusk, but really we should embrace the principles in every minute of every day, and carry it forward past Ramadan. May we not forget the essence-humility and empathy, and inshALLAH keep in mind all those whose bellies refuse to stay quiet due to the immense hunger they feel.

the goal of $1000 was not only reached but surpassed!! thank you all from the depths of my soul for contributing…let’s keep it going….no amount is too small, and every bit goes a long way…no one should go to bed hungry, and no one should have to die of hunger…esp not in a word so full of plenty

wishin NELSON MADIBA MANDELA a belated but nonetheless beautiful n blessed bday! one of our AFRICAN heroes….you are truly loved Madiba, may there be other African leaders with your vision..

If not for the Almighty God n the angel beside me, my fate may have been very different, arrested and at the hands of immigration officials. But GOD is good, all the time. Reaffirmation: you can only do to me what God has already decided for me!

The sad truth is more often than not, we believe in others more than we do ourselves..focus on you, as you shine, you become a force that motivates and inspires others to do the same..

the most dangerous “profession” in some parts of the world….being a mother….no mother
should have to give up life in order to give it…

Im told I’m never wrong…only incorrect sometimes.:)

Tribute to all the fathers who not only stick around, but who instill in us the values that make up the backbones of our existence, upmost respect to the man amidst the men. Love u daddy, you’re one in a million. May u rest in peace, n your soul at ease.

We want cleaner neighborhoods, but we keep throwing trash on our streets..

when the drunken love for power trumps any ounce of reason or humanity…

Together, we can move mountains, but only if we believe…

Its a powerful thing to see men coming together to advocate against violence against women and to promote her rights as a whole.. These are the real men. We need more of your kind.. Will the real men pls stand up?!

when bullets are more widely and freely available than is bread…you truly wonder what kind of a world we are living in..

I got money. Watakanini.. What do u want? Some dignity n respect. Can you buy that with ur benjamins? Or with your shillings in this case…

To all my mad black women, and to all my tired black men, keep writing those diaries n sharing your stories..

The potholes seem to be gettin deeper n a roadblock awaits at the end of every block..but still we rise…

don’t sacrifice tomorrow for the pleasures of today but don’t neglect today for there is a fear of no tomorrow..

to all the mama’s out there….who can ever thank u enough for all that u do? this song (dear mama by tupac) eats at the depths of my soul every time i hear it….all the love & respect wouldn’t do justice to u mama….i love u with every part of me..

here’s hopin the power of the peeps can overthrow dictators the world over, jus as they did in tunisia…who knows maybe mubarek is next..impossible is nothing but a big word thrown around by small men who find it easier to live in a world they’ve been given than to explore the power they have to change it.. Jan 27

to all our fallen souljahs-we do not mourn your passing, we simply celebrate your living-praying that the ALMIGHTY continues to shower His Infinite Mercy, that you rest in peace, and your souls at ease. as anniversaries come & go: two phenomenal men stand out in my mind: Daddy & X

The sun may have set on Mubarak, but the moon n the stars r shining on the people!

Alf mabruk ya misr!! The sun has finally set on the mubarak regime n inshallah it will set on many more..

The power of the pple at work once again!!!! Mubarak is out!! 11.02.2011

bread, freedom, & dignity!!!

here’s hopin the power of the peeps can overthrow dictators the world over, jus as they did in tunisia…who knows maybe mubarek is next..’impossible is nothing but a big word thrown around by small men who find it easier to live in a world they’ve been given than to explore the power they have to change it…’

if ever we doubted the power of the people, we need only to look to tunisia…where 23 yrs of corrupt & autocratic rule were overcome by just that. POWER TO THE PEOPLE!

commemorating 365 days since the devastating earthquake that hit HAITI….our thoughts & prayers are with the countless who are still w/o shelter & stability & peace of mind… 12.01.2011

curiosity may have killed the cat….but it hasn’t killed me yet!!

alpha, bravo, charlie, delta, echo, foxtrot, golf, hotel, india, juliet, kilo, lima, mike, november, oscar, papa, quebec, romeo, sierra, tango, uniform, victor, whisky, x-ray, yankee, zulu! there go ur abc’s!

know your status. 1.12.2010. world aids day

when players mess around, they’re usually seeking the 20% thats missin from their relationship of 80%, problem is when infidelity catches up and the initial relationship deteriorates, players are left with 20% as opposed to the 80% they started off with! Any way you look at it, the game is not worth playin….

‘regrets over yesterday and fears of tomorrow are twin thieves that rob us of the pleasures of today’. learn from the past, and look forward to the future, but live in the NOW! carpe diem!!!

what was up with all that booing everytime suarez had the ball…come on pple…as much as i would’ve loved for ghana to win…suarez did what he had to do for his team, for his country…if it would’ve been ghana who had done exactly what he did, we would’ve hailed him as a hero…

why is it that when a player fouls another, he throws his hands up in the air as if to protest his innocence…doesn’t he know there are cameras?? the replays only confirm his guilt and make his audacity to protest it that much more ludicrous…!

black stars…u may not have made it to the next round, but we’re still v. proud, we still stand behind you..inshALLAH you’ll come back brighter & stronger next time..till then continue to shine like the true stars that you are!!

may you not only grant us blessings, but also the wisdom and insight to recognize and appreciate the ones we have!

Lord ALMIGHTY, ‘grant me the strength to change the things i can, the serenity to accept the things i can’t, and the wisdom to know the difference’. and the patience to be at peace with my decisions.

we must never forget that we are always captains of our souls, masters of our own destinies….

God didn’t bring me this far to leave me standing on my own, cos I’m never alone with Him by my side..

dont’ judge a lady until you have walked a mile in her shoes…after that, you have her shoes, and you’re a mile away! 😉 😀 ;P

‘the real you is always better than the fake someone else’..so be you and be true b/c those who mind don’t matter, and those who matter don’t mind..

though they may take all from us, until we allow it, they can never break our spirits, crush our dreams, colonize our minds, or conquer our hearts

for those who may doubt, as long as we exist, we will continue to resist, and as long as we resist, we will continue to exist…

keep your head up, for its always ‘mind over matter’

keep your head up, your feet on the ground, and your sights on the skies…reach for the stars, and once there, shine until your heart stops..

you can only do to me what GOD has already decided for me..omar ibn al khattab

its been a long long time comin, and though the road has neither been smooth nor easy, but i finally feel, i finally hear, i finally see the end approachin…

the future belongs to those who believe in the power/beauty of their dreams..

be like a kite, for ‘a kite rises against the wind, not with it…’

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