Beautiful People

“The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of the depths. These persons have an appreciation, a sensitivity, and an understanding of life that fills them with compassion, gentleness, and a deep loving concern. Beautiful people do not just happen.”

~ Elizabeth Kabler-Ross

Freedom

“I was young you see. It did not concern me that my neighbor’s father was organizing a riot, or that he was all prepared to start a bloody crisis.

All I truly cared about was the art form of play and the freedom of running around in my underwear. Just letting everything loose.

For I had been tempted many times to take off my clothes and join the local kids my age who daily were free of clothing, and restrictions. They were free to roam and run.”

~ Extract from ‘Advocate for Peace’ Tedx Talk by Sandra C. Obiora

Abuse & Manipulation

A Write-up by Humphery Adun 2018 ©


Humans are relational beings; and thus, we owe our existence to the ability to cultivate relationships that sustain our mental, physical, emotional and psychological tranquility. In every relationship, there are roles played by each correspondence, and these roles are defined by several factors; age, position, class, family, culture, spirituality, and tradition. This plays out in such a way that it creates dominant and subordinate(dependent) individuals in the relationships. Interestingly, as adults we play both roles of being both dependent and dominant at the same time, across different relationships, and thus there is a diffusion of a learned trait from a relationship circle to another one; and this goes on and on, creating a tangle of relationship traits. Continue reading Abuse & Manipulation

If You Need It, Get It

“If you need it, and you can get it, get it. If you simply want it but do not need it, think more about how useful that thing will be to your overall advancement as a person spiritually, physically, socially, psychologically, intellectually. Also, it is really okay to treat yourself from time to time when you have been successful. The trick however is to first achieve something so tangible for which you cannot help but reward yourself even a little bit.”

~ Financial advice by Sandra C. Obiora

Beside the Still Waters

“The LORD is my shepherd, I shall not be in want. He makes me lie down in green pastures, he leads me beside quiet waters, He restores my soul. He guides me in paths of righteousness for his name’s sake. Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for You are with me; Your rod and your staff, they comfort me.

You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies. You anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows. Surely goodness and love will follow me all the days of my life, and I will dwell in the house of the LORD forever.”

~ Psalm 23

Small Trouble

“A Small trouble is like a pebble. Hold it too close to your eye and it fills the whole world and puts everything out of focus. Hold it at a proper distance and it can be examined and properly classified. Throw it at your feet and it can be seen in its true setting, just one more tiny bump on the pathway of life.”

~ Celia Luce

Happy Birthday to Us!

 

picture-of-sandra-obiora-e1556893988793.jpgBirthdays are a blessing. 

For they point us towards realizing those ones we adore.

They make us stop in time to appreciate the wonders of being created for a purpose.

For at one moment God said let there be Sandy, and then there was.

Happy birthday to me! I am growing cooler! 😉


And Wow! it’s already been a year! Happy birthday to http://www.apoetsbrain.com as well. To all Apoetsbrain followers, contributors, and supporters, We love you! thanks for joining us on this fun filled journey of growth and purpose.

We are surely going places 😉 Continue reading Happy Birthday to Us!

The Cold and Timid Souls

“The credit belongs to those who are actually in the arena, who strive valiantly; who know the great enthusiasms, the great devotions, and spend themselves in a worthy cause; who at the best, know the triumph of high achievement; and who, at the worst, if they fail, fail while daring greatly, so that their place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who know neither victory nor defeat.”

— Theodore Roosevelt

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