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A November to Remember!!
November was a glorious month. It started on a good note with me hanging out with one of my closest friends for almost a full day as we talked about ourselves in full measure over a delicious meal. November was also that month where I left everything to God because I realized there is nothing I can do on my own. And oh mehnnn, God showed up massively. I was also able to share lessons I have learned from the men my life as it was been Men’s health awareness month. Feel free to check out thee lessons in parts one, two and three for your learning pleasure🤗
To tell more of the story, here is how the glorious month unfolded;
Loving: My time with God. It was an interesting one where I showed up crying sometimes, laughing on other days, and all serious with a zillion questions on some days. I feel like my conversations with God are very honest to an extent that I find myself repenting because I mentioned something that I felt was a bit too hard (problems of us who are blunt). Nonetheless, God is loving and He patiently listens to all I have to say and always speaks back to me. He answers my prayers and I am grateful.
Making: More time for myself. Yes, I withdrew from the public abit and spent more time with J. Only a few people could access me. Being alone is a form of self-care and I enjoyed it to the maximum. It helped me restrategize for the new year.
Eating: Lots of matooke (bananas) with groundnut paste. My lover believes this is my best food because each time we have a call, I tell her that that’s what I had for dinner. However, it’s not my best. It is just the easiest meal to access and prepare this side of my world.
Drinking: Lots of water and bushera- a drink made from millet flour. You want to buy me something simple, get me millet flour. I take bushera for health purposes.
Listening: To lots of sermons, worship music, and most definitely the TMI podcast. I have also been listening to myself especially my heart and body, these have so much to tell me each time we interact.
Following: Hillary Bamulinde for his wisdom, Gelax Chatroom for the Tangerine series, Janet Machuka for insights on digital marketing, Ps. Sarah Jakes for her sermons and Lynette Awat for her dope content via Instagram and YouTube. These a great gifts to the world.
Creating: Lots of content for my blog, Instagram, and Twitter. I was also creating plans for the events I am managing. One successfully happened on 28th November and it was a luncheon. The other two which include a wedding and a book launch are for next year. Yes, I love events planning and management.
Wanting: To travel out of Uganda. And for starters, I want to either go for a road trip or picnic or staycation within Uganda as I prepare for the bigger travels.
Wasting: No time on unreliable people. I let you go as first as I can because it is hard to do life fully with a person you cannot trust. Inconsistency is also another sign of unreliable people.
Hoping: That our human bodies shall conquer COVID-19 and it will no longer be a threat. All this is by God’s grace.
Wondering: Why some of my African friends fuel Black tax🥺. There is this friend of mine who keeps saying we can’t go have a nice meal at Cafe Javas because my family needs that 50,000Ugx. I keep wondering whether I am not supposed to enjoy my life because of my family.. Like yes, one may have some financial struggles at home but that shouldn’t be the song someone sings each time one talks of going to have a good time within their financial capacity.
Bookmarking: Life lessons from the books I am reading and verses in my Bible.
Thankful: For the photochromic eyeglasses that have given me a peaceful life as I no longer have headaches and pains due to strong light. I am also grateful for constant provision and opportunities in form of gigs where I earn some money to help the world. I also thank God for healing me from the flu, chei it was tough.
Making a Toast: To the soft launch of the This is me book by my friend Patricia Opio. It narrates a story of growth and embracing your story. You may read more about this and make pre-orders for the book here. It is a book that will change your life or help you change the life of another generation. It also has a beautiful cover so you would want to own a hard copy too.
Marveling: At how much that is time, skill, and energy I have invested into becoming me. Chei, I am proud of myself and surely I shall reward myself for the work well-done. I will come back here to tell the story.
Noticing: How God protects me daily from harm and shields me all the way. I use a lot of motorcycles when running errands and I can testify that it is God who has kept me safe from accidents. My heart is glad!
Knowing: That I am loved by God through family and friends. One notable event that brought this to life was; One Saturday evening when I was too stressed, my friend texted asking how I was and I told him that I was not okay. He did not bother asking why but instead said that he was coming to take me for a drive so we talk about this. He showed up and we talked heart to heart plus giving me a warm cushy hug. What touched my heart was the truth that he too had had a long tiresome day but he still created time to come check on me, if that’s not love, then I don’t know.
Smelling: Lots of love, more opportunities for me to become and create wealth. I also smell good news, favor, new shoes, and an abundance of blessings for me.
Asking God: For perfect health, opportunities to create wealth, peace within myself, and protection over His people in Uganda and the world at large.
Looking forward to: The Wami foundation outreach to 60 families within Kamwokya ghetto in Kampala, Uganda. Feel blessed to send through your contributions as indicated on the poster below🤗🤗🤗. I also look forward to my friend’s traditional wedding ceremony where I am a bridesmaid, my end-of-year meetups with some of my friends, and the Royal Celebration, a Christmas production that will be at my church on the 12th December 2021.
… is here and all I can say is, “Thanks be to God for bringing us thus far.” Thank you too my reading audience for hanging with me on this blog every week, you are my MVPs. I am glad you are alive to see another sunrise.
To you my lovelies;
As we start the end of 2021, I speak wholeness, perfect health, and abundance in your life. You shall live. As per your convictions, I also pray you find an opportunity to be a blessing to another person within your community. Share what you have been blessed with, it is one of the ways we can care for each other
Until then, stay safe, wear your masks and avoid crowds. Besides that, live each day and make it count!
I LOVE YOU!
I am the Lioness Arising
©Words from the Pot