Magical Monday Motivation


From the funniest man who ever lived...

“As I began to love myself I found that anguish and emotional suffering are only warning signs that I was living against my own truth. Today, I know, this is “AUTHENTICITY”.

As I began to love myself I understood how much it can offend somebody if I try to force my desires on this person, even though I knew the time was not right and the person was not ready for it, and even though this person was me. Today I call it “RESPECT”.

As I began to love myself I stopped craving for a different life, and I could see that everything that surrounded me was inviting me to grow. Today I call it “MATURITY”.

As I began to love myself I understood that at any circumstance, I am in the right place at the right time, and everything happens at the exactly right moment. So I could be calm. Today I call it “SELF-CONFIDENCE”.

As I began to love myself I quit stealing my own time, and I stopped designing huge projects for the future. Today, I only do what brings me joy and happiness, things I love to do and that make my heart cheer, and I do them in my own way and in my own rhythm. Today I call it “SIMPLICITY”.

As I began to love myself I freed myself of anything that is no good for my health – food, people, things, situations, and everything that drew me down and away from myself. At first I called this attitude a healthy egoism. Today I know it is “LOVE OF ONESELF”.

As I began to love myself I quit trying to always be right, and ever since I was wrong less of the time. Today I discovered that is “MODESTY”.

As I began to love myself I refused to go on living in the past and worrying about the future. Now, I only live for the moment, where everything is happening. Today I live each day, day by day, and I call it “FULFILLMENT”.

As I began to love myself I recognized that my mind can disturb me and it can make me sick. But as I connected it to my heart, my mind became a valuable ally. Today I call this connection “WISDOM OF THE HEART”.

We no longer need to fear arguments, confrontations or any kind of problems with ourselves or others. Even stars collide, and out of their crashing new worlds are born. Today I know “THAT IS LIFE”!”
― Charlie Chaplin

Love yourself .

Love Life :)

Lea Kilenga

Sickle Cell Warrior #17

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My name is Beverly and I am a class 6 pupil at Shiners Education centre. I learnt I have Sickle Cell Anaemia through my parents. When I was very young, my palms and feet got swollen for no reason and that's when my parents took me to the hospital for a diagnosis. They later found out that this was the "hand and foot" syndrome , a complication that occurs in children living with Sickle Cell.

Living with Sickle Cell disease requires a lot of medication. For instance I normally take Pen V for infection, Folic Acid to build my blood , Palwudrine for malaria and Brufen for the pain. Sometimes when the pain is too much and I can't handle it, I am taken to hospital for more medication. In this case, I am used to the blood transfusions and the drips and most importantly and hard to get used to, the very many injections. What has motivated me to keep going strong during pain is my parents who are always there and understanding that it will always go away.

At times I feel that I am a burden to my family because of the frequent attacks. Other than that I miss school a lot and that makes my teachers and schoolmates treat me like a special case. I know they can't say it but they think I've had some misfortune and my parents did something wrong to deserve me. Besides this, my disease shows in my yellow eyes and slow body development, and as a teenager I always feel different from everyone else.

Though I feel this way, I have learnt to accept myself and take good care of my body. Sickle Cell has a way of making you your own best friend. I hate take a lot of water and green leafy vegetables like Mrenda, Saga, Susa , Dek for my health. Sometimes getting this healthy food is difficult because of the expenses and the climatic area I live in. All in all I try to be the best I can be for myself and family. I am glad I have started now, it will get better as I grow.

Love Life :)