Dear You,

I had the most hectic morning in the history of hectic mornings. If Monday blues had a face, I’d be it…to perfect it, I’m even in a blue dress. 😂

Soooooo knowing I had a 9am meeting, I planned to leave home early enough so that I’m in the building at least an hour before my meeting. We left home at 6:30am. Bweyogerere. Fair enough.  Fast forward, the mother of all traffic jams! Mama nyabo kinda traffic.

I have never been so confused at how fast time flies like I was this morning. I watched the clock move from 7:30 to 8am to 8:15 to 8:30am….. until when I decided to jump out of the car and get a boda. Which wasn’t even a SafeBoda. 😭 But thankfully we reached safe. 😂

Jumped out of the car at 8:52am about 3km away & stopped a bike to make it for my 9am and walked into the building at exactly 8:58am…and straight into the meeting. I was more in shock than I was upset and this made it funny. Laughter is riyalle medicine for the soul.

The devil woke up in overdrive this morning but nope. Not today, not this week.

I had two options of handling the situation. 1. Sulk about it and end up in such a foul mood.
2. Laugh about it because it could have been worse.

I’m glad I chose 2. I could have missed the meeting time altogether (which would have been very irresponsible of me) or fallen off the bike or the bike could have run out of fuel. 😂😂 But none of this happened..

(Another) Sooooooo; this week (and each day), in Grace Nakimera’s voice Sitaani strategy yakyuusa….😂 the silliest little things will want to throw you off balance, off course, kill your morning or day, but paraphrasing Zig Ziglar, it’s not about what happens to you…but how you respond to it.

x

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Kintsugi

Thanks to google, I learnt about Kintsugi….I’d read about it in this blog post.

So Kintsugi is a Japanese form of vessel repair. Fixing / joining broken pieces of a vessel with gold or silver; to put the vessel back together. Sometimes, giving it a more beautiful look even.

This post is about life….and how it unfolds. It’s also, about hope.

…there is a crack in everything that you can put together: Physical objects, mental objects, constructions of any kind. But that’s where the light gets in, and that’s where the resurrection is and that’s where the return, that’s where the repentance is. It is with the confrontation, with the brokenness of things. – Leonard Cohen

 

Over time, the cracks will fill in with gold and silver and the vessel that remains will be stronger, wiser, and more beautiful than ever. We are all Kintsugi. – Kathy Escobar

The next time you feel broken…remember, we all can be Kintsugi-d.

Happy new month! May this May, and the rest of the year be aMAYzing! 🙂

x

Superstition

I ran a poll on twitter yesterday about people’s belief in superstition and with 22% voting yes, 44% no and 34% ish ish…perhaps 56% believe in them?

Poll

Seated at a restaurant with a friend one night, a black bird flew in and sat on a truss above us. One of those black birds in the movies. The ones that bring bad news. We both noted this, and subtly joked about how this bird was telling us that someone was dying or going to die. Well, according to this website here, at least 4 people are born every second and 2 die.

The next day, restaurant friend and I got news that a mutual friend of ours had passed on. The bird, we thought out aloud. And then left it at that.

Some nights when my sleep takes longer than usual, and by long I mean 10pm (lol)… a lot goes through my mind…and of recent, this bird has joined that list of a lot. Did it actually come to tell us? Are superstitions A THING? To what extent? And if not, on what basis should they be dismissed?

April

Last Sunday, I went to a different church from my usual; not because I am changing church but because for the last ten weeks, I was doing a life class, a program by Mavuno church, called Mizizi. Mizizi means roots. A foundation. It’s a class that helps one align ones life with God’s purpose for it. And last Sunday, we graduated from that class; so I worshiped at Mavuno. First time. I do have friends that go there regularly but I’d never been…mainly because I’m a hymns kinda person. I love my classics. And yes, it is well with my soul.

I loved Mizizi. I met new people, I can gladly say I made new friends. At year start, I had no idea I would take the class, but one day, I saw a flyer on twitter and thought to myself, I should do this. The ten weeks went by faster than I thought. I looked forward to each week, the sharing, just seeing the people and then the lessons. You can read about the class and other classes that Mavuno runs, here.

So the sermon on Sunday….well, they have a series going on for April called #HeroesWanted. I think each month, they have a different series / theme. It was beautiful! It was about doing stuff, believing WE can do stuff….being super heroes because Greater is HE that is in US! HE makes all things possible and qualifies us to do things; to transform the world. Being fearless. It was power really. I would want to listen to pastor Muriithi more. He speaks so passionately about God and purpose. He also authored the Mizizi program so it was an honor to have him around for graduation.

In his sermon, he told us a story he’d read somewhere about what it’d have been like if Jesus had consulted an HR firm to recruit the disciples. It’s amazing how, by HR standards, they were completely unqualified, and yet, HE chose them and qualified them.

I looked for the story and I think you’ll love it as well.

Resumes of Apostles

To: Jesus, Son of Joseph
Woodcrafter’s Carpenter Shop
Nazareth 25922

From: Jordan Management Consultants

Dear Sir:

Thank you for submitting the resumes of the twelve men you have picked for managerial positions in your new organization. All of them have now taken our battery of tests; and we have not only run the results through our computer, but also arranged personal interviews for each of them with our psychologist and vocational aptitude consultant.

The profiles of all tests are included, and you will want to study each of them carefully.

As part of our service, we make some general comments for your guidance, much as an auditor will include some general statements. This is given as a result of staff consultation, and comes without any additional fee.

It is the staff opinion that most of your nominees are lacking in background, education and vocational aptitude for the type of enterprise you are undertaking. They do not have the team concept. We would recommend that you continue your search for persons of experience in managerial ability and proven capability.

Simon Peter is emotionally unstable and given to fits of temper. Andrew has absolutely no qualities of leadership. The two brothers, James and John, the sons of Zebedee, place personal interest above company loyalty. Thomas demonstrates a questioning attitude that would tend to undermine morale. We feel that it is our duty to tell you that Matthew had been blacklisted by the Greater Jerusalem Better Business Bureau; James, the son of Alphaeus, and Thaddaeus definitely have radical leanings, and they both registered a high score on the manic-depressive scale.

One of the candidates, however, shows great potential. He is a man of ability and resourcefulness, meets people well, has a keen business mind, and has contacts in high places. He is highly motivated, ambitious, and responsible. We recommend Judas Iscariot as your controller and right-hand man. All of the other profiles are self-explanatory.

We wish you every success in your new venture.

Sincerely,

Jordan Management Consultants

This is theeee most hilarious thing I’ve heard in a while. I laughed so loud, and forgot I was among new people even; so I exposed my laughing ways.

Isn’t God amazing???