Posted in affirmations

Affirmation Monday!

Introducing! Affirmation Mondays!

If you’ve noticed, I have consciously tried to name our weekdays recently, to help me with consistency. Of course, I can no longer do 7/7 posts. At least not at the moment, but…

Onto today’s affirmation!

Today, we affirm;

This week, I am taught of the Lord, great is my peace and undisturbed composure.

Emem ye ifure! 💜

From: your GJ. ✌️

Posted in Poetry

On processing pain

… Because it’s poetry Thursday.

Though I’d not particularly call myself a poet, I do love poetry. My favorite poet is Pierre Jeanty and I absolutely love his collection of works, Watering your soil.

Find below beautiful poetry from that collection. One of my favorites from Pierre.

Even in the toughest seasons,
you must learn to spring back onto your feet on your own,
but you must also give room for the people who deserve to hear your silent cries .
Allow  them to  be there, don’t  fall in the  shadow of assumptions  and  believe they don’t  care. 

The people who love us, care for our well being; it’s the easiest thing for us to forget.

In learning who you are ,
you become unwilling to be taught who you need to be by people who aren’t you.

©Pierre Jeanty.

Emem ye ifure!

Your GJ. 💜

Posted in Healthup with GJ

Lent and health

It’s a beautiful Wednesday morning in Calabar. I woke some hours ago and thought to write to you, because I did try to write yesterday, but, my device malfunctioned.

If you’re catholic, you know today is Ash Wednesday, and marks the beginning of lent. Lent is a 40-day period of fasting that culminates in Easter.

As we step into the season of lent, I write to remind you of the tremendous good that the principles practiced in this season will do for your health.

First off, what principles are practiced?

  • Prayer
  • Abstinence
  • Almsgiving
  • Fasting

Bottom to top, we’ll go:

Fasting: This period is a time to abstain from food. Remember my #nofoodafter6pmchallenge? I’ve been unfaithful, so, I’m beginning again. I’ve also become abnormally attached to cornflakes. I want to stop this too. Do you have habits you want to fast from too?

Almsgiving: Unlike other times, this is not a season for giving random and useless things. What yo give out now are things you love. The essence is to gain, from this loss, a supernal joy.

Abstinence: The rule is to abstain from eating meat. During these days, it is not acceptable to eat lamb, chicken, beef, pork, ham, deer and most other meats. However, eggs, milk, fish, grains, and fruits and vegetables are all allowed. Starve appetites too and refrain from excesses.

Prayer: This is last because it’s most important. Take out time to commune with God daily. No time is better than the present. Set reminders in your day for short bouts of prayer if you cannot take stretches and probably have tightly wound schedules.

May this year’s Easter celebration be most profitable for you, Ufan. 💜

Emem ye ifure! (Peace and serenity).

Your GJ.