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Journey to the Goal

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  Imagine a driver is setting off on a journey. She is in a spacious vehicle, perhaps a bus, so she decides to pick up a few passengers on the way. She is travelling from one city to another and her passengers, who she is picking up free of charge, are grateful for the lift. Some of them just want to leave their current locations while others believe such a lovely young woman must be headed to a lovely place and would like to see it too. Then there are those who are heading in the same...

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Eenie Meenie Miny Me!

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The invitations are out The firewood is in She's bout to lay down So please come in Come with your needs Come with your wants Make sure you come needy Because she can only do this once   Gather around Make sure you are alert Get ready to take your pound of flesh She knows it will hurt She's braced herself She's ready for the final fall So come one Kindly come all   You can arrive whenever She will never say 'no' As long as she can respond There's still a chance to catch the glow Have a seat Or stand up close Livestream on social media Anything goes   The bonfire will be large It shall be a blaze of glory Cuz she's throwing everything on the...

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Weather Forecast: A Change is Coming 2.0.1.8.

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Sometimes a day does not end well. Sometimes a week is filled with innumerable trials. Sometimes an entire year can be labeled one giant test or one immense challenge. Sometimes you don't have glowing testimonials and amazing accomplishments to post on your social media or share round the dinner table as the clock counts down. Sometimes you are silent while others speak on what a wonderful life changing year it has been. Maybe it was not wonderful for you at all. Or maybe your life simply did not change for the better. Perhaps it even...

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Mind Your (Own) Business – part 2

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  Mind your business! Most times when we hear this phrase we translate it to mean – do not gossip about others, do not concern yourself with what others are doing, stay in your own lane and focus on what is relevant to your own life. While all this advice is true and wise there is another way to mind your own business. What is it that your hands have found to do? How do you generate income? What goods or service do you provide? How do you think about your business? How do you treat...

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Mind Your Business

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Tina was exasperated. She rolled her almond shaped dark brown eyes as she sprinted up the marble steps and let herself in to the four story palatial mansion. She knew what to expect. And lo and behold, right from the door the mess hit her. There were paw prints where Rex and Andres – the two Dalmatians had tracked mud all across the white marbled foyer. There was a broken crystal vase with drooping damp lilies strewn across the floor. It seemed someone had made a halfhearted attempt to clear up the crystal shards by...

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Eyes on the Prize

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  “Ready, Set, Go!!!”   As the gun went off Zara popped up and sprung into action. She could feel the adrenaline coursing through her veins. She had been training for this marathon – changing her eating habits, lifting weights to strengthen her legs and running; boy had she been running! She went for early morning runs, after work runs, lunchtime treadmill sessions at her office gym (when she could fit them in). She had put in so much and had seen her body, strength and even her thinking change. Today was the day and she was off...

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Mind the Gap (between) Life & Death

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A heart-wrenching scream escaped from her lips as she crumbled to the floor. She could not tell if her legs had given way or if she had landed there on purpose. Her phone, the culprit, lay discarded beside her, screen cracked and a flickering ominous blue light in place of her screensaver. She did not care. She pushed it under the edge of the black velvet couch and held her heavy head in her feeble hands. He was dead. He was gone. Someone, she could not even remember who, had just called to confirm. She had...

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Desperate in the Oasis (part 4)

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“Please Jasmine, just let me explain,” Laurent begged, desperately.   Laurent closed the gap between them and picked up the broken shards from the bowl that had fallen when Jasmine tripped. She stowed them safely under a nearby shrub and came back to where Jasmine was still frozen in place. Then she knelt down and wiped away the congealed porridge on Jasmine’s feet with the hem her robe. She looked up at Jasmine, eyes glistening with tears and pleading for understanding.   “My dearest friend,” she tried again, her voice cracking.   Jasmine sighed a deep sigh and reached down to...

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An Oasis in the Desert (Part 3)

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"'Receive graciously,' he said. 'Give always,' he advised." Jasmine muttered under her breath. Fuming at the thought of Mikhal's parting advice.   She knew none of this was actually his fault, but when emotions overwhelm one it is easiest to become defensive and cast a wide net of blame. Mikhal had been caught in Jasmine’s. After all, he was the one who set her on the path that led to this point. He was the one who encouraged and inspired her to pay the good he had done forward. He was the one who defied the terrible...

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Deserted in the Oasis (Part 2)

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The sun was high in the sky by the time Jasmine regained consciousness. She sat up slowly squinting while she rubbed the sand grains off her face and forearms. She looked around again, dismayed that all her hard work over the last week had been ruined by what was indeed a sandstorm. The temporary shelter she had erected was  scattered everywhere, sand grains had encroached on the space she had meticulously cleared and swept and most importantly that which she had feared had come upon her.   When Jasmine had seen five horses carrying men wearing white robes with...

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