Thank you Gander! Thank you Canada 150! Thank you Tombolo multi cultural. The concert was successful. God is faithful, video clips coming soon…
This presentation was delivered at the arts and culture centre, Memorial University of Newfoundland as a part of Cultural celebration sponsored by the Government of Canada, Canadian Heritage, Arts NL amongst many others! Music: Colorful_Final (House) Music provided by Top Shelf Sounds
Come join me on Saturday July 8th 2017 at the arts and culture center St. John’s NL on my workshop/speech presentation titled “THE ARTISTIC INSPIRATION OF AN IMMIGRANT AUTHOR”
Time: 11:30AM. My books will be on sale and there will be book signing as well.
Come and feel and get inspired! its going to be a blast! A speech like never before!
I am also one of the Mc’s/Show presenter at the 2017 St. John’s tombolo multi cultural festival on Sunday July 9th at the arts and culture center, St. John’s Newfoundland
TIME: 11:30AM TO 5PM.
Not minding the consequences of my actions, I knew I was a wreck. As he stared down hard at my face, I imagined what was going on in his mind. Hurting each other wasn’t the solution to the problem.
I discerned it was time to sort things out, clear the air and move on with him. I was ready to forgive him all the way and same with him as well. We have been through a lot together, I wasn’t ready to leave him for someone else.
However, from experience there are no saints out there, so why not stick with the “devil” you know and resist the “angel” you know nothing about. “I thought to myself”. I was ready and willing to give “us” a chance again over and over again as long as it wasn’t an issue of physical violence.
What makes a relationship firm and strong is not the amount of issues and trials it has encountered, but the ability to turn those issues and trials to your advantage and pick the moral lesson capped from that problem and implement steps taken to resolve that issue for future occurrences together as a couple.
In relationships, you do not dodge the blow of confusions, misunderstandings, miscommunication, and anxieties, you take the blow and punches. The healing process will make you a better and wiser person. Near to perfect relationships have endured tremendous pain, confusion, misunderstandings and anxieties.
A lot of long term relationships have suddenly collapsed and there hasn’t been any meaningful explanations from the parties involved. Rather each blaming each other for the collapsed union. “Why”? Because they have spent years dodging the blows and punches of confusions, anxieties, misunderstandings and communication. “How”? By simply walking away or become invisible each time an issue arises or problems come up.
When the blow/punch finally unexpectedly lands on parties involved in the relationship they collapse. Unable to manage the relationship, they give up by going their separate ways. Be wise my friends! Be wise!
We all need some form of guide and morals to get pass each day. Even life has its own rules, we all need to make personal rules that govern our each day in order to help us emerge our best as long as life permits. I am happy to share with you some simple life rules that keeps me going:
- Basic facts of life and general understanding
- You are now ready to unleash the negative state of mind and turn it into positive thinking.
- You have that ability and principles
- You are now in control and can organize and plan constant activities in your life
Giving up something for something greater.
- Being where you want to be at exactly the right time and place
- You have the inner zeal to make impossibilities to become possible (“Woo, how did you do that”)
- You make things happen, things work in your favor(positive mindset)
Old things have passed, a new you has emerged.
- You see and experience a new you from making right choices
- Exploring the magnificent feeling of discovering yourself
- You are willingly to accept new challenges
- You are on top of your feelings
- You are ready to draw strength from your weakness
- It is like desperate measures require desperate actions
Live to die another day
- Some people are already dead while they are still alive(being afraid of everything, afraid to try)
- You have the strong will to live at all cost, then live.
- Nothing can pull you down
- One day at a time and get the best of each day
Meditate and act: Think”
- You are ready to act fast without delay
- You see a bright light in the midst of darkness
- You are sustained by your inner passion to succeed
When there is a will there is a way
- You are not thinking of giving up, or are you?
- You see a road in the midst of troubling waters
- You have planned steps in improving your life
- You are way ahead of the game
- You got your head around it all
- You are willing to take measures to purge your negative thoughts
Positive visualization technique
- You are now ready for a new you
- You are ready to conquer
- You are fully aware of the good and the odds
As I staggered towards the front door, I knew it was too early for the postman to be banging the door that morning. I raced down the stairs half asleep and partly awake bumping my left leg on the couch opposite the front door.
It was Nerine my fast paced proactive neighbor. What could it possibly be this time? I asked silently as I flung the door open. She stared at me with popping red blood shot eyes.
Those eyes definitely signified something which meant trouble in the air, but why this early? I thought, as I twitched and rubbed my eyes while finding the right words to soothe the rather awkward moment.
Nerine pushed her way into my apartment looking scared and defensive like she was getting ready for a physical fight or just finished one.
I was very confused because it had been barely a day after valentine, I saw Nerine and Bobby kissing their way into their abode and couldn’t get their hands off each other. Barely 24 hours later, was Nerine looking like a female wrestler waiting for her opponent? Yes!
Bobby again this time? I asked as I kept my pace further out enough to avoid the punch that was meant for Bobby. Her blood shot eyes signified she had been crying all night and her fierce looking facial gestures showed a fight had just taken place, no doubt!
How I wished it could be valentine every day because the Nerine and Bobby I saw some nights ago wasn’t the same Nerine standing right here with me, outwardly so much show of love enough to get one deceived, inwardly so much hate and disgust for one another.
Valentine is a time to renew and rejuvenate a long lasting bond of love and friendship that have and still exist within us. That is the kind of love to be shared with one another, and with others as well to reach out showing act of kindness, unconditional love to the hopeless, lost, and forgotten ones. Everyone deserves to be loved!
Every day is valentine for me! I mean the true and real definition of valentine, not a temporary show of love. What about yours?
All characters are fictional!
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Vanished and gone, unbelievable! This insanity was getting out of control. I thought to myself as I raised my fifth glass for that day. The fifth bottle in a row, I knew it was unhealthy but I couldn’t let go of the dazzling sensation it stirred up in my mouth.
Something had to be done and fast. I didn’t know how long my body was willing to put up with this, it wasn’t just about the addiction it was about being selfish to my own very self. I knew the drunkenness was bad for my body but I couldn’t give up the sweetness.
I paced around the kitchen hallway breathing heavily and yelling at the top of my lungs at my undesirable quest for the bottle. However, if I didn’t know better I would think that I was under a spell. Something or someone must be responsible for my drunkenness, “I imagined”.
I blamed everyone around me except myself. I knew it was time to take responsibility for my actions. It was time to dance to the rhythm of the music, the music of self-control. It was time to sober reflect on my life style, all that I have done and what I could do to make it better.
The time to rewrite my destiny and give myself a chance again, a phase to define my existence and be that person that I want to be, to boldly take a step forward In confidence and attain that milestone set aside to achieve.
The time for a new you is now, take it and run! Do not look back. We are responsible for our actions in life. The night time has dwindled away, the morning is here for a fresh new start of your life, turn things around and find that fulfillment within you.
“Just keep walking,” I encouraged myself as I dragged my feet along the wasted land. I took a long deep breadth which I imagined would be my last as I was already exhausted from the long walk under the hot scorching sun with less to drink and on burning desert white sands.
I didn’t plan on coming this far, it just happened that the car broke down in the wrong place at the wrong time, a place where camels and donkeys moved about in pride and anguish from the hot scorching sun.
I probably needed to walk another 20 km before there could be any chance of help, something that was meant to be a vacation for me was turning out to be an unplanned fitness program. The locals were very helpful, they helped me carry my luggage, and also attempted fixing the car as well all to no avail.
“How do you do this”? I asked one of the locals who was making this walk with me, he walked as though the distance didn’t matter at all, he seem not to be exhausted or bothered about the distance we had to cover to reach help. “He just smiled at me and said nothing” “I guess he was used to such life style” I imagined.
As we pushed further, we approached a farmland that seemed like a little settlement with few children and women scattered around and few men going about their businesses. A span of hope consumed me as I knew we were close to something, water and maybe food and someone that can help fix my car.
Night was fast approaching and I knew making it back to my hotel was not an option. I had to take my chance eating and dining with strangers in their humble abode. I noticed everyone there lived happily as if nothing mattered.
They had no mansions, not even a proper house, no fancy dresses, and no cars, absolutely nothing to brag about or show off with, they went about like none of those existed. I noticed what they had was a close family tie and human relationship.
As soon as morning approached, I set out to find my way back. I thanked the strangers for their hospitality. As I pushed further into the morning, I saw a brick house which read “ST. Mathew’s Chapel” I knew that I was finally close to something, something that felt like my destination. It was indeed a miracle, from a desert feeling of emptiness to a feeling of accomplishment.
I knew my hotel was around the corner, it was just a matter of time for me to find it. I sure needed a bathe after a night in the desert. Getting lost on the trip was not part of the plan, it just happened and it happened towards a good cause which was meeting such wonderful people in the little desert settlement.
However, that is what life should be, one day at a time. This I know is the true meaning of what Christmas is all about, that feeling of togetherness in love and humility.
Literally speaking, the road to success may seem like a desert with endless stretch of land but walking through it one day at a time can be the answer to our unending inner thoughts and feelings.
We are sure to encounter donkeys and camels on the way to success, what matters most are those people in our lives genuinely ready and willing to help carry our luggage and with determination we can walk those kilometers to get to our destination.
In conclusion, we all need each other. Success is not meant for certain people, it is meant for everyone. Giving up is not an option, understanding risks can help to lighten the burden of fear. Life can be simple if lived in simplicity and humility.
On behalf of my family and friends, management and team at Busyhandz, I wish you all merry Christmas and a joyous new year.
The intense silence of chattering lips
The undermining gestures of the pretty dam
Awakens the sleepy stallion
To gesture towards her unbeatable beauty
The cadence of her neigh strengthens the bond
And relinquishes the burden of abhorrence
The enviable mindset
Of a vibrant horse; embracing the tide
Like a roaring lion,
The passion intense
Mystified with valour
Like a frozen ocean waves
That melts at sunrise
As firm as a rock
Gentle but indomitable
The mind, where love lies
Waiting to be woken by defined ambience!