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I Just Had To Share This.

Yesterday I waded through tons of messages from friends and well-wishers on my Facebook page and I came across this lovely and heartwarming message from Booky. I can’t help but share it.

 

Dear Jacqueline Oby-Ikocha,

Happy birthday to you!

It’s another year and I am opportune to celebrate with you. When I met you on WordPress, I had no idea to what extent you would influence my poetry. I didn’t know I had it in me to love a person I have never met.

You have taught me how to speak my truths, you’ve encouraged my amateur words and when I didn’t know my way around WordPress you were there to give me advice. You’re my sister.

May God bless you with all the blessings you seek
May he love you and may he answer your prayers
May he keep your family
May his joy and peace fill your heart each time you are tempted to worry.
God bless you Nne!

Ogologodu jisike!

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When we start our blogs, we assume that we are blogging just for ourselves, but the truth behind blogging is that it is a phenomenon that goes way beyond us. We have absolutely no idea how much our words affect, influence and shape others. We tend to undermine how much of an inspiration and encouragement we can be to others and how much we are inspired by others as well.

Keep doing what you are doing. Do it with pleasure. Do it from your heart.

The results are beyond expression. For me, blogging has healed me in ways that I can’t even put into words. Believe me, the common saying that words are cheap is a blatant lie. Words are not cheap.

Dear Booky, thank you for this smile-inducing and heartwarming message.

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Can You Contribute A Badge For Featured Posts?

I’ve been thinking of revamping this badge below for something fresh.

 Sharing, Blogs, Networking, Growing Readership, Connection, Bloggers, Blog Posts

Initially, I thought that I would produce the badge by myself, but an afterthought to throw it open to others came to me – after all, ‘featured posts’ is primarily to share and promote posts from other bloggers. It’s for all of you.

So, what do you think? Can you muster up something snazzy in the next one week?

All badge entries will be displayed and votes cast for the favourite. The selected badge will be used for featured posts series for the year and the contributors will receive credit with their sites URL link constantly attached to the badge.

Let’s have fun! Share so others can participate. Thank you.

Today’s featured blogs are:

People forget kindness is free

This is guaranteed to make you smile/chuckle and there are lots of nuggets of wisdom tucked in there as well. I like wisdom.

I just want to go home but I’m already home

Deep, short and reflective post. Where’s home to you?

Tuesday chatter

Believe me, you’ll enjoy these throwback facts and Eugenia’s wise and witty poems. Tune in for Tuesday chatter.

A lens of gratitude releases negativity

Lovely little post. Appreciating the little and even mundane things of life builds happiness within.

Novembers featured blogger – Jacqueline

Yes, it’s all about me. Shameless attention seeker 😉

Do step in, explore these blogs and show some love.

Do you want more eyes on your words?’

Well then, add your LINK TO THIS LOOP.

‘Remember, we create a cohesive community when we come together.

Share Your Posts With Us

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Let’s keep the loop going.

‘Do you want more eyes on your words?’

Well then, add your LINK INTO THIS LOOP.

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Thank you for your understanding and regards.

‘We create a cohesive community when we come together.

Posts That Caught My Interest #6

I was reading Danny’s post this morning: I call this surviving by sheer grits. It couldn’t have been easy, to say the least. An amazing journey of survival. Please read.Image result for images of sharing

When the enemy stands by the sidelines waiting for you to fail, you make sure you don’t give him/her the pleasure, hang on by the tentacles and succeed.

A Letter To Someone

Though the letter is fictional I quite enjoyed reading this letter written by Damyanti ‘I’ll be your father’ and here’s my comment below:

What a letter! Blunt yet loving, empowering and liberating. I enjoyed reading this.

Today’s Inspiration

An awesome quote and here’s my comment:

Some would love to hold people’s mistakes over their heads like a sword of Damocles for the rest of their lives.

What’s In A Name?

Grab this quickly. Sally Cronin’s book ‘What’s in a name,’ is available for free; offer ends Sunday 13th. I got me a copy and will be doing a review soon 😉

What do we teach our children?

One of my nightmares in life is the thought of failing to raise my children well. It bothers me. I know that there are no perfect parents and that children will still express their individualities, but it’s alarming when you observe how some parents are not even concerned with the fact that they pass on some nasty attitudes on to their children.

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Regards,

Jacqueline

Weekend Tea Party Invitation

 

Well there you go, with Daily Post sending out a prompt for tea, it seems they are in sync with me.

Y’all know that this girl here loves a good party even if it’s a virtual one, so consider this an invitation to the monthly blog party 🙂

These days I’ve reduced my coffee intake to just a cup of decaf in the mornings. For now, I am imbibing more of Chai Latte or Karak Chai, especially in the evenings when I kick back to read blogs and round up for the day. Drinking more coffee would only make my hyper active mind and insomnia worse because my mind has been consumed with thoughts of my book projects and how to make my second poetry book a success.

Let’s get together for tea and scones this weekend.

Party Time: Saturday 29th – Sunday 30th July

Look forward to seeing you.

Jacqueline

Featured Post – Share Your Post Links

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‘PLEASE SEND IN YOUR LINKS.’ 

Today’s featured blogs are:

Hear me when I say my poem 

A poem full of fire and spirit. Makes me want to stand tall.

This song is for you

This one echoes for many of us. Positive and uplifting

Hey, I’m a bird

Sonorous and light. If I had the wings of a bird, I would fly free and sit on the clouds.

Gaia reclaiming her land

The words of Woody Guthrie makes you think of home and it matches the empowering poem from Deborah.

V. J. Knutson

The byline of her blog ‘passion for writing ignites my soul’s momentum,’ has a richness to it that’s just a snippet of interesting posts – Tender hearts fall   Step in and say hello.

Message in a bottle

A light, short and lovely read. Here’s my comment below:

A lovely read. The sea carried it back and forth and decided it had had enough of the bottled passenger. I enjoyed this 🙂

Good people doing good things

What an amazing couple! This is awesome and inspiring. Selfless people like the Geraldi’s don’t come too often in this society of ours. This is the sort of news I like to read. It gives one hope.

Please read

Do step in, explore these blogs and show some love.

Do you want more eyes on your words?’

Well then, add your LINK INTO THIS LOOP.

Comments are disabled here to keep the loop tidy. Any comments or link you want to send can be added through the link in the post.

Thank you for your understanding and regards.

‘Remember, we create a cohesive community when we come together.

Posts That Caught My Interest #4

Now and again, I stumble on posts that resonate with me. I find myself nodding along in agreement as I read them and wish to share with others.Image result for images of sharing

This episode of posts that caught my interest, I am offering these few. I found sense, laughter, reflection, inspiration, admiration, and love. Do take a peek.

I am disabling the comment button to encourage you to visit the blog sites.

Each day a gift

He captures my thoughts in this brief poem. We need to remind ourselves of this, especially on the hard days.

Wall

Brief and full of wisdom.

Friday super short story

Less than a minute read with nuggets of wisdom.

Feeling empty inside 

Insightful article

 “I have a simple philosophy — Fill what’s empty.  Empty what’s full.  Scratch where it itches.” Alice Roosevelt Longworth

Ten reasons to be happy

Her list made me smile 🙂

Enjoy a good weekend and thank you for stopping by.

Jacqueline