‘I never hated a man enough to give him his diamonds back.’ Zsa Zsa Gabor
Shopping’s done, but not completed without her trying out that earring 🙂
A little sparkly bling can bring some shine to the eyes 😉
Most times we are told to look at our areas of strength and to capitalise on them and in so doing leave our weak areas to lag behind.
Have we considered that our weak areas could be our diamonds in the dirt, waiting on us to dig them out?
Have we considered that our weak links could be focused on, strengthened and become sources of a positive turnaround as well as a source of inspiration for other people?
A lot of times, we spend time trying to hide our flaws and weaknesses so that others won’t judge us, that we fail to see the good sides of them.
I am learning to look at every cracked piece of me. To take it apart piece by piece and see them as truly are.
Who knows, I might just discover several raw gems and beautiful flaws in the buff.
Have a good go at it!
© Jacqueline Oby-Ikocha
Whenever someone asks me what the best purchase I ever made was, I wonder why my mind simply drifts to the books that I have read and those that I look forward to reading?
Books are such ordinary things to call prized possessions, yet no gemstones like them have I found. Does this happen to you too?
My mind traces back to those books that have imparted valuable knowledge and fed my eclectic taste and senses.
I am always hard pressed to think of other material belongings that give me as much pleasure as my books and my Kindle does.
Is it my diamond encrusted ring? I do love it so and it always glows on my finger and makes me smile.
They say that diamonds are a girls best friend but I am still not yet so sure if it is truly mine. I appreciate it’s value but it is yet to speak to me.
Is it my latest pair of LV slippers? Yes they are certainly popping beautiful feet candy but not my prized possession.
I have no idea what the name of the perfume means, since it is written in Arabic, but I must tell you that the fragrance is divine.
The list could go on and on but if the truth be told, none of these other things gives me the depth of satisfaction that books I have read gave me.
When I buy a book, it’s like I found a new friend. I usually can’t wait to curl up on my sofa or bed to get acquainted.
I always think that the cover of a book is like a door. Which gives me delightful glimpses of where I have not been before.
Sometimes it casts a spell, tickles, teaches or chastises. I always wonder when I knock what welcome there will be.
This little poem I wrote a while back will tell you more of my thoughts about books.
So what’s your best purchase of recent? Do share the fun, whatever that may be 🙂
© Jacqueline Oby-Ikocha
NaBloPoMo prompt – Friday, November 27
What’s the best purchase you ever made?