Taking care of myself

Wow. This is one beautifully written post, that I can relate to on all levels. Thank you for sharing.

Emerging From The Dark Night

Self care

Taking care of myself doesn’t always come naturally to me.  I have been thinking a lot lately of the times I gave in to other’s requests or demands and in the process I ended up abandoning myself and my own needs, not being fully aware at the time.   I am not sure if it was totally motivated by people pleasing or a desire to be liked or more so that as a soft person I am often overpowered by those with a strong will, or have been in the past.  Anyway what ever happened in the past are mistakes that I need to learn from and leave firmly in the past.

I am aware that one of the consequences of emotional neglect or abandonment in childhood is that we don’t learn to know our needs and wants and value those or even feel we have the right to have them. …

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I can relate to the poem as I also have lived in a prison of darkness. I have also written a poem about a prison, but not as well written as this one. Thank you for sharing your feelings in this beautifully written poem

TRUTHS MY SISTERS TOLD ... Raising Mental Awareness

Don’t be fooled by me.

Don’t be fooled by the face I wear

For I wear a mask, I wear a thousand masks.

Masks that I am afraid to take off

And none of them are me.

Pretending is an art that is second nature to me

But don’t be fooled … for God’s sake don’t be fooled.

I give you the impression that I’m secure,

That all is sunny and unruffled with me,

Within me as well as without,

That confidence is my name and coolness my game,

And that I need no one.

But don’t believe me.


My surface may seem smooth but my surface is my mask.

My ever varying and ever concealing mask

Beneath which lies no smugness, no complacency.

Beneath dwells the real me, in confusion, in fear, alone.

But I hide this.

I don’t want anyone to know.

I panic at the thought…

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You are who you are by Russell Keller. 

A Poem: You Are Who You Are by Russell Kelfer


You are who you are for a reason.

You’re part of an intricate plan.

You’re a precious and perfect unique design,

Called God’s special woman or man.


You look like you look for a reason.

Our God made no mistake.

He knit you together within the womb,

You’re just what he wanted to make.


The parents you had were the ones he chose,

And no matter how you may feel,

They were custom-designed with God’s plan in mind,

And they bear the Master’s seal.


No, that trauma you faced was not easy.

And God wept that it hurt you so;

But it was allowed to shape your heart.

So that into his likeness you’d grow.


You are who you are for a reason,

You’ve been formed by the Master’s rod.

You are who you are, beloved,

Because there is a God!


(By Russell Kelfer, Adapted from The Purpose Driven Life by Rick Warren)

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POEM: Don’t Quit


Poem – Don’t Quit



When things go wrong, as they sometimes will,
When the road you’re trudging seems all uphill,
When the funds are low and the debts are high,
And you want to smile, but you have to sigh,
When care is pressing you down a bit,
Rest if you must, but don’t you quit.

Life is queer with its twists and turns,
As every one of us sometimes learns,
And many a fellow turns about
When he might have won had he stuck it out.
Don’t give up though the pace seems slow –
You may succeed with another blow.

Often the goal is nearer than
It seems to a faint and faltering man;
Often the struggler has given up
When he might have captured the victor’s cup;
And he learned too late when the night came down,
How close he was to the golden crown.

Success is failure turned inside out –
The silver tint in the clouds of doubt,
And you never can tell how close you are,
It might be near when it seems afar;
So stick to the fight when you’re hardest hit –
It’s when things seem worst that you must not quit.


Poem – Be Thankful

Be Thankful

Be thankful that you don’t already have everything you desire.
If you did, what would there be to look forward to?

Be thankful when you don’t know something,
for it gives you the opportunity to learn.

Be thankful for the difficult times.
During those times you grow.

Be thankful for your limitations,
because they give you opportunities for improvement.

Be thankful for each new challenge,
because it will build your strength and character.

Be thankful for your mistakes.
They will teach you valuable lessons.

Be thankful when you’re tired and weary,
because it means you’ve made a difference.

It’s easy to be thankful for the good things.
A life of rich fulfilment comes to those who
are also thankful for the setbacks.

Gratitude can turn a negative into a positive.
Find a way to be thankful for your troubles,
and they can become your blessings.

~Author Unknown

Your Happiness Matters (1 min read)

Love and friendships should bring out your best qualities and make you grow, so you have positive self-esteem and confidence. If you spend more days unhappy than you do happy, then you are in the wrong relationship. or have the wrong set of friends.

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Written By Millionaire’s Digest Team Member: Ola Oluwanifemi

Founder & Owner of: The Love Minds

Millionaire’s Digest Team, Contributor, Family & Life, Stories and Successful Living Writer

A lot of people prefer to remain in their relationship at the expense of their happiness. Some just think it’s gonna get better with time while some have accepted it as fate and they are living with it. I must tell you, “In everything you do, whether in your relationship, with your daily life, in your place of work, anywhere you find yourself, your happiness matters.” No one is destined to live an unhappy life neither is it fate for your relationship to be an unhappy one. What are you still doing in a relationship that only brings out the worst out of you? What are you still doing in a relationship that makes you shed tears like a baby? Also, what are…

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