Life is simple and simple is life

Not usually do I feel the need to write about what happens in the loo (ladies’ toilet) but today I just have to share because I was really touched.

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I walked in, as you do, to get my business done and was met by two other ladies. The facilities at work only allow for 2 people to use at a time and thankfully one lady was already done.

My first cackle was when the lady (now outside by the basin) commented about the basin. New discovery indeed 🙂 So I am done and head out to wash my hands, she’s standing with a huge grin on her face looking at the basin.

The second lady then also walks out to wash her hands but seems to be battling with the tap. The taps are sensored but there is a knack of putting your hand just at the right angle for water to come out. So the first lady starts giggling.

I invite the lady to come and use the basin I was using, as I am now done; and explain to her exactly where to put her hand. She’s now giggling too and asks the other lady, “So how did you figure it out?” to which her reply was ,”I touched the whole tap until water came out”.

I walked out of the loo with a huge smile on my face after seeing how proud these two ladies were with their new discovery.

Leonardo da Vinci said it best “simplicity is the ultimate sophistication” . This is very true!

 

Keep things simple…always 🙂

 

Make time to pray

After having my faith re-ignited by Magis and World Youth Day in Poland recently (what a blast it all was!), I have come to the realization that in order for my life to flow smoothly, I have to ALWAYS have God as my guide.

He has given me so many loving friends and family, friends who are family and family who are friends 🙂 because He knows that life is not meant to be experienced alone. What I am most grateful for is that within these good relations there is a common good; most of us are “prayer warriors“.

Now I’m not saying if you aren’t a prayerful someone we can’t be friends – sure we can and I’ll pray that you believe too. We will both just have to accept and respect each other’s choices in beliefs.

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How often in our days do we get so busy with life that we forget to even say, “Lord I thank you for waking me up today”?  An attitude of gratitude is the best thing to have (and yes, even in the hardest of times, we need to remain faithful and always grateful because someone out there is having things a lot harder than we can even imagine).

As St Ignatius of Loyola’s teachings tell us, let us find God in everything.

So my challenge to you is to make time (even if it’s just 5mins in your day) to say a prayer, not only for yourself but for others too.

Stay blessed always and say your prayers 🙂

 

 

Serious countdown…

Exciting times are now! I can’t say I’ve ever been more excited about a countdown than I have been of late. The countdown began at 100 days (ok, 102 because somewhere along the line I added an extra 2 days lol).

Every Sunday has allowed me the opportunity to share and discuss how the past week had been and from those #Magis Circles I got to know new friends and also understand that all I am going through is as normal as could be.

Then came the cultural dance routine which we’ve rehearsed and rehearsed and re-rehearsed (guys I’m confident we can all “pesvuu” in our sleep now 🙂 and come the day we have to showcase our talent, we’ll be just fine. Midweek practice actually was great for us to de-stress and concentrate more on other things rather than work and our daily routines.

What really sparked my excitement was the day I got news that my visa was ready (Poland I see you) and even more was the fact that I’m going with the best group ever. #Magis Zimbabwe just have a way about them that really makes me want to do more, as the Latin meaning of Magis states!

We wrapped up our preparations with a retreat to Makumbi Mission which was so well worth every moment. With an injured knee, not sure if I’d make it all the way up the rocky terrain, my fellow brothers and sisters were magis and urged me on, at some point even allowing me to use them as crutches all the way up.

On top, we finalized our hike (it was more than 10kms but not sure how many exactly) with a lovely  celebration of mass. Our God is surely an AWESOME GOD for He enables us to persevere by faith in Him.

To my brothers and sisters leaving for Germany in a few sleeps time – y’all have the best time ever! I’m excited with and for you all and will see you in a few more sleeps in Poland.

#Be Magis

#Magis is more

#I am Magis

#Zimbabwe

#Germany

#Poland

#AMDG