Tag Archive | Enriching

Midnight Motivations and Musings 65…


At times, out of fear of the unknown, we hold ourselves hostage as we hold on far too long to things that have ceased to work.

Those relationships that leave us ill instead of enriching our lives, no satisfaction from jobs that drain us while on the highway to nowhere, a lifestyle that has gone bankrupt and done more harm than good…there are so many crooked lines.

For as long as we hold onto those crooked lines, we don’t free our hands to draw and hold on to better ones.

It’s not always that a bird in the hand is worth two in the bush. A bird in hand might peck your hands bloody and finish your seeds, yet it’s neither singing nor hatching meaningful stuff.

Sometimes, not holding a bird for a while might be a better deal. It opens your mind to think on how to go after the two in the bush.

© Jacqueline Oby-Ikocha



If I Should Grow A Pair Of Wings…The Great Book Of Lists.

The fascination that other places and people’s culture holds for me, has turned me somewhat into an Oliver Twist, suffering from the ‘I want some more’ syndrome. When La Duchesse Derat sent out this week’s prompt for TGBOL as Dream travels, I told her that she has got me started on a gallivanting affair.

Having tasted the enriching delight and knowledge that comes from visiting so many places, if I say that I dream of the opportunity to travel the World, would I come across as asking for too much? Nah! Not to me.

Yet the truth is that these dreams don’t cost anything, but brings us so much delight when we do have a beautiful day dream and build candy castles in the winds.

Realistically, I know that these are ambitious thoughts, however, if I had the wherewithal to indulge my wanderlust, I would love to visit:

  • Morocco
  • Timbuktu
  • San Francisco
  • Vancouver
  • Czech Republic
  • A tour of Europe again – I totally love Europe 🙂
  • Buenos Aires
  • Bangkok
  • Budapest
  • India
  • New Zealand

And the rest can come after. Ha!

‘I haven’t been everywhere, but it’s on my list.’ Susan Sontag

© Jacqueline Oby-Ikocha