It Started With a Hello…personal

Angels walk in our midst each day as strangers and this past week has been one of my best so far health wise due to a brief encounter and discussion with a total stranger.Image result for thank you image angels

My fibromyalgia has given me a lot of pains these past few months and just last week Wednesday, I had an encounter with a lady on a staircase where I was holding onto the railings and trundling down gingerly and by just saying hello to her as she walked past me in her ripped jeans and paint-splattered T-shirt we got into a brief conversation.

She recommended that I should try some Magnesium tablets that she believes would help. I was skeptical because I have a cupboard filled with x,y and z vitamins all promising what they don’t fulfill. I had done a full bloodwork recently and the doctor gave me another shovel of vitamins, so you can see why I was skeptical.

However, a little voice reminded two days later when I had a poor night due to pains to just try what the lady had told me. To cut a long story short, it works! I found it and right from the next day, I felt a lot better. For four straight nights in a row, I have slept soundly without waking to stretch or massage my aching body, so you can understand my pleasure.

To this stranger that I may never meet again, thank you with all my heart. I am grateful.

It all started with a hello. I always say that all good things around us are sent from Heaven above and I thank the Lord for the beautiful stranger who is an Angel sent to me on that staircase.

I am learning never to take anyone for granted because I never know when I might have a divine encounter because life has shown me that the angels who walk amongst us are just like you and me.

© Jacqueline Oby-Ikocha

If you wish to participate in a gratitude challenge, there are several gratitude/thankful platforms in the blogosphere that you can tune into and get your ithankful going on. I can’t express in words the enormity of Joy and fulfillment that comes from having a heart of gratitude. Please check out Maria’s blog, Colline’s blog and Bernadette’s for thankful/gratitude challenges.

Have you been to my new blog? Please visit and say hello 🙂

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Midnight motivation and musings

Midnight Motivations and Musings #103

Inspiring others

Each awakening moment of our lives offers us two main choices.

A choice on how to  treat and relate to others and a choice on how to treat ourselves.

Think about it for a moment and you will realise that everything we do is centred on these two main player’s; ourselves and others.

I’ve found that a bid to make a positive impact on other people’s lives never leaves the giver empty handed. In caring for others, we inadvertently care for ourselves.

The rewards are life changing and sometimes beyond your expectations.

May the lamp that  you carry not only cast light on your path. Let its flickers offer some brightness to those you encounter on your way.



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“Beautiful Poetry of Life and Love.” Amanda

Out of the silent breath


The Daily Post

Ever faithful…


Countless times she forgot
but he reminded her
that His love
is free.

Countless times she doubted
but His steadfastness
was forever

Countless times she fell
but His right hand
propped her

Countless troubles called
but he remained
a tower of



© Jacqueline Oby-Ikocha

P.S. You are invited to our monthly blog party this weekend. It’s fun and you get to meet fantastic folks:-)

Below is my first just published Poetry Book “Out of the silent breath” which is available on Amazon and Smashwords.

When you buy my book, you support me in an invaluable manner.

Out of the silent breath

Fiction · Friday Fiction in Five Sentences · Hope · Short Stories

The Bill…Friday Fiction In Five Sentences.

She counts the coins over and over again.

It would barely be enough to purchase meaningful grocery.

‘Dear Lord, where will the next meal for the babies come from?’ She wonders in despair.

Hearing a shuffle of feet and a rap on the door.

She rises wearily to check who it is, but there is no one at the door, just a little note wedged into the space under the door, with a 50 dollar bill nicely folded inside.

© Jacqueline Oby-Ikocha

Life · Writing

Save Me From Myself…Help! This is torturous.

I am not crazy and I am not exaggerating.

Sometimes, my muse runs off into the wild winds not to be found.

But that sometimes is very, very rare.

As a matter of fact, I am wishing that the muse would run off for some days and let me have peace.

How do you quieten the thousand voices of characters in your head, with ideas racing from pillar to post and vying for your attention.

A lot of times my body is tired but my brain remains supercharged and the voices just won’t keep quiet.

It’s totally driving me mad.

Even when I say that I am not going to think. I STILL THINK.

Hey! Is anybody out there? I need good tips of how to kill a muse and get some sleep.

What do you do to keep the voices in your head shut? Short of hitting my head with a sledgehammer!

© Jacqueline Oby-Ikocha

Blogging · Uncategorized

Help Somebody!.. I know WordPress Engineers are hibernating, so I am turning to you.

Please can someone tell me where Freshly Pressed has run off to?

I can’t seem to find the freshly pressed articles anymore or is it no longer part of WP platform?

I know it was re-baptized sometime ago but where is it?

Is something wrong with my blog?

I think there might be a worm chewing up my stuff ‘cos,

– I have lost my Re-Blog button somewhere. Could you check to see if it came over to visit at your end and is still stuck there?

HELP ASAP. If you know how I can find my re-blog button and Freshly Pressed, do share your advise.

Pretty Please. With a cherry on top.

Thank you.



Tweeting on my mind.. HELP

Hello neighbor,

Pretty please with big moon eyes, can someone/anyone kindly help me break down information in respect of Twitter?

Like the basics for a dummy learner 😉

I have a twitter handle quite alright. I have some followers and I follow others but honestly speaking for the life of me, I really don’t understand how it all works and what tweeting etiquette is (if such exists).

I tried to self educate but the information overload is so much…..

With a cherry on top please 🙂
Thank you and I love you back too.