Quote Of The Day #86

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What’s Up With Pooj?

It’s been raining quite a bit these days in Nairobi. Which I absolutely love. And it’s been raining at night which makes it so much better because falling asleep to the sound of rain is amazing. I have also been napping more because this weather just makes me so sleepy. Also, I’m just a sleepy person in general lol.

Not much has happened last week due to my health issues but I look forward to having a better week this coming week. And hopefully I’ll have some fun adventures to share with you guys. And maybe even a YouTube video…

I actually have had pretty good days today and yesterday so now I’m kind of waiting for something bad to happen lol. Because that’s usually how it goes. Hopefully not. Fingers crossed. I read quite a bit this weekend and I am almost done reading Grow Damn It! by Cheryl Oreglia, a fellow blogger on WordPress. If you haven’t read her book yet, please do. It’s as fantastic as her writing always is.

Anyway, that’s pretty much it from me. Like I said, I haven’t had a particularly interesting last few days. I did attend Debi Adams’ book launch which was fantastic. Do also check out her book Winning Over Shame.

How was your week last week? What are your plans for this week? Anything fun going on in your life? Let me know in the comments below because I always enjoy chatting with you guys. Or simply stop by and say hi!

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97 responses to “Quote Of The Day #86”

  1. Am actually reading a book set in Nairobi. It is called The Constant Gardener by John Le Carre

    1. Oh interesting, I haven’t heard of that book but I’ll check it out. I’m always looking for books set in Kenya/Nairobi.

  2. I’m glad that you are sleeping well, Pooj! ☺️😊

    1. Thank you! ❤️

  3. It’s raining here too. Not so good. Looking forward to Summer!

    1. Haha don’t worry it’ll be sunny soon enough!

  4. Let’s celebrate those small steps as well as small victories daily.

    1. Yes, absolutely.

  5. I hope your quote is true. Are you feeling better? I know sleeping is good. That’s mostly what I’ve done.

    I’ve been depressed and feel like a loser.

    And funnily, it’s rained here and that day was a good day.☺️ I love rain.

    1. I hope things get well for you.

      Don’t feel like a loser.

      Look for the good thing.

      Sending you some positive vibes

      1. Thank you so much. I appreciate it.

    2. From my experience it has been true. The small things led to bigger ones.

      Yes, I’m better. Thanks so much for asking. I was a bit depressed too but better now. I love the rain as well. It just makes everything better.

    3. Depression is difficult. I understand. I’ve been there. Our brains internalize the negativity that gets thrown at us, then it regurgitates it. Our spirit believes it to be true, but unfortunately the negativity has been morphed into lies we keep repeating to ourselves. The negative self-talk is far more debilitating than other things that get thrown at us. When I was working on tackling my own depression, I discovered that I really didn’t like myself, and so my self-talk was very harsh and negative.

      I practiced suspending judgment of myself. At first it was very difficult, and I had to take it hour by hour. Then I practiced speaking gentle, supportive and believable thoughts to myself.

      Wishing you all the best as you embark on your self-healing and develop a more positive view of yourself!

      1. Aww, I love how you write. Thank you. I have keep trying.

        1. Yes, please keep trying! Remember that baby steps are great, for they are both very doable and cumulative! Throw away a perception of the schedule others wish you to follow in your growth, and just allow your heart and spirit to guide you!

  6. Last week? Last week was nerve-racking for me; I revised and edited my self-published novella, Reunion: A Story. It takes a good while for the changes an author submits to Amazon’s Kindle Direct Publishing (24-72 hours is the range) and it takes Amazon a week (or more) to update a book’s product page. So…I’ve been both busy and nervous.

    I have a feeling you’d like the book, since the protagonist/narrator loves history.

    1. Wow, that’s a lot. I would love to check out the book. It sounds good. But to be fair I love anything that mentions history lol. Do you have a link to it?

        1. Great, I’ll check it out!

          1. That would be wonderful! Thanks!

            1. Just purchased it and I look forward to reading it!

              1. Oo! Thanks, Pooja!

                Be sure to let friends and loved ones if you like it!

  7. Love the quote! Reminds me of a story I heard. This guy was bummed out because he wasn’t going to get to see his kids at Christmas. His mother sent him $400 to do something fun, but he decided to go get food to feed the hungry. He was part of a church group. Anyway, he ended up feeding this guy, Carl, who asked for a second sandwich so that he would have something eat on Christmas day too. The guy agreed and also gave him a Bible, telling Carl to pay attention to the words in red (Jesus’words.) The next day news came in that Carl had died that night. Six months later, Carl’s son got a hold of the guy who had given him the Bible. In red writing the inside cover was written “I finally believe.” Kind of makes you think. The guy had no idea he was feeding Carl his last meal, and he was orobtine if the last, if not the last person Carl spoke to, and it was about religion! We never know to whom we are making a difference.

    1. Wow, what a story. So true, we never know who we’re helping but it can make the biggest difference to just be kind to everyone and help one another.

  8. My week ended well because I was finally able to purchase some furniture and artwork. I also made vacation plans for next year.

    1. That’s wonderful, where are you planning to go on vacation?

  9. Well good to know you are sleeping well
    Otherwise you are nocturnal 🦉

    Please take good care of your health

    And stop looking and expecting for the bad.
    Give your mind some positive ideas.

    Have a Happy week.

    And hey, love the quote.

    1. Thanks so much, lol I am pretty nocturnal but trying to change that 😅 Have a happy week too.

  10. Last week was challenging but i hope this week will be better. I agree the rains in Nairobi at night makes sleep sweeter.

    1. Hope you have a better week this week. Yes, it’s been so nice sleeping in the rain.

  11. a lovely quote, Pooja,
    We live in hope that those steps lead in the right direction 😉
    take care🤍🤗

    1. Thanks so much and yes we absolutely do 🤗

      1. Always a pleasure 🤍

  12. Great quote!
    It’s raining here too.

    1. Thank you!

  13. Very true. What matters is right direction and not the steps.

    1. Yes, that’s exactly it.

  14. My contribution- ” I try to make sense of things. Which is why, I guess I believe in destiny. There must be a reason that I am as I am. There must be. – Robin Williams.

    1. Love that quote, I agree with it fully. That’s a big part of why I believe in destiny too.

  15. I love the quote. The sound and smell of rain does make sleeping so much sweeter. Sadly, it’s been super hot in Lagos these days.

    1. Thank you so much. I hear Lagos is much hotter than Kenya even in general. Hopefully, you’ll get some rain soon too.

      1. My pleasure😊. I’m sure it is. I can’t wait for the rain.

        1. I’m sure it will rain there soon too 😀

  16. Oh rain oh rain. I hope the mosquitoes haven’t gotten to you.

    Many people hope for and thank a Sunny Day, but I see that you love a rainy day at night and hope for good omens. And I will not thank a sunny day because
    Traveling frayed
    I’d have thanked a sunny day
    if rain had not fallen, and

    I’d have praised an ancient sun
    if bop rain had not plopped,

    a rain dance not done,
    the omen drops

    and then if rain had not brought
    what ought to be hallucinations —
    a vision of a bird on a porch — then I’d have
    praised a sunny empty day, but rain

    seemed like siren music, and
    I knew I had to take an exit ramp,
    had to visit the porch of her ranch.

    In praise of rain, and reigning shelter
    Anastasia cared for me,
    and for a sick bird there
    still wet, still breathing, so

    I’d have thanked a sunny day
    not coming to love
    the chirps and songs of you
    in the reigning beauty of rain.

    A faux pas is such a small step, and I wish us like an astronaut, one small step for a person, one giant leap for the joy of us all, leaping over the moon as easily as does the cow of Mother Goose rhymes.

    1. I always prefer the rain over the sun. It’s just so much more cosy. The mosquitoes have been kept at bay thus far.

  17. one two three four. one two three four

  18. Ah, yeah, the sound of rain is soothing. For me, this week will be busy with a houseguest and a music festival (where the houseguest is playing). Still having winter weather here in western Canada, which is a bit of drag as I want to get out cycling. No chance of rain this week, LOL.

    1. Oh nice, have fun at the festival and hanging out with your guest. Yeah, winter gets a little annoying after a while lol. Hopefully, it’ll get warmer soon.

    2. Also from western Canada. I enjoy the rain here! One reason I wouldn’t live anywhere else.

      1. I’ve only lived in Eastern Canada but I’ve heard it rains a lot more in the West.

        1. The winters aren’t as cold.

  19. I’ve been working on a new book, not of the self-development genre, but a Bio-novel of some of the weird things in my life. It’s challenging to revisit the past, but enough time has gone by that I’m able to see things much more objectively.

    1. Wow, that sounds like a great idea for a novel. Yes, I’m sure some of those memories are difficult but sometimes writing it all down can be therapeutic too.

      1. I’ve written parts of it in the form of a journal and have rewritten other parts, but I’d always reach a barrier when my anxieties would stand up and threaten to overpower me. I know I’ve done a lot of healing since then, because now I can read those old words and not be triggered. Now I can just focus on finishing to write the story.

  20. I love that quote. Thank you, Pooja. I also love sleeping to the sound of rain…so soothing.

    1. Thanks so much and yeah the rain is just so calming.

  21. Gorgeous, greetings from Africa,how can we communicate?

    1. Hi, feel free to email me.

      1. Oh thanks so much,please kindly send me your email address or send me a message in my email address so that we can communicate osasu29@gmail.com

  22. I like the sound of rain too. I can only sleep with rain sounds playing on a speaker, haha.

    1. I play rain sounds while I’m working if it’s raining outside. It’s a very soothing sound.

    2. Yeah, it’s just so nice and calming.

  23. Pooja! I’m doing a mad catch up on the blogs I love because I’ve been out of town all week. And then I come to your post and I’m stopped in my tracks. Thank you. I’m just sitting here smiling like an idiot. I hope you enjoyed the collections of my most beloved essays. Thank you for sharing with your followers. I’m beyond grateful. Hugs, C

    1. You’re so welcome! I always want to share things I enjoy with my readers and your book is one of those 🙂

  24. Loved the quote. So much truth in it.

    1. Thank you so much.

  25. “Sometimes, the smallest step in the right direction ends up being the biggest step of your life.” ❤️
    These two smallest steps I’m taking:
    1. to be flexible in my thinking (less overthinking) and
    2. to be able to encourage & appeal people for a good cause (implement ideas & initiatives).

    1. Good luck with those steps, I’m sure you’ll achieve both goals if you keep working on them.

  26. Nice to hear what you’ve been up to. I enjoy rain as well. Looking forward to planting some flowers when the weather warms up here.

    1. Thank you, that sounds lovely. I adore flowers.

  27. Now that I finally caught up with reading to this post and the week is almost over. My dad’s 93rd birthday is coming on Friday so we have had some focus on celebrating him with dinner. But otherwise I have been just writing and reading a lot and trying to come up with new material. As for the quote, I love it.

    1. Thanks so much and an early happy birthday to your dad. That’s an amazing age to live to.

      1. Thank you. Yes, he enjoyed his special day. 93, I don’t know if I would want to live that long but he is doing the best that he can.

  28. Today’s quote is so real on many different ways.

    Well, there is a way rain makes many sleepy which is a good thing except for those who work at night.

    Before this rainy season it was so hot and I would find it hard to fall asleep instantly. With the current weather, I can say that falling asleep is no longer a problem.😊

    1. Thanks so much. Yes, rain does make you sleepy. I find myself napping more often these days. It was so hot in Nairobi too before the rains. I much rather prefer the rainy weather.

  29. You can’t wait for the other shoe to drop when you have good days you are manifesting bad luck.

    1. Yeah, that’s true. Sometimes we think something bad will happen and end up manifesting it.

  30. I always enjoy reading your posts and your quotes, life does have its ups and downs without a doubt. I try to start my day positive as much as possible, when things are not going so well I try to not dwell on them when they are not in my control to change them

    1. Thanks. Yeah it’s a good idea to let go of things when they are out of our control.

      1. It is important to be able to let go, but for the longest time I struggled to do this. After years of practice, I finally am able to do this

        1. Yes, it’s much harder said than done.

          1. That is true, we just must try to do our best

  31. Love your quote so much. And it is so true. Sometimes you only have a little inkling that something is not quite right. And guess what? Eventually you find that all your relatives are narcissists controlled by a grandma who’s the biggest narcissist of all. And often you don’t know the significance of that little step you took until years later when you look back…

    1. Thanks so much. Yup, it’s always those small things and honestly when you have that kind of feeling never ignore it.

      1. And I used to “perish the thought” so often that I missed most of the signals. Talking about growing up in a narcissistic house of madness.

  32. I love that quote. It’s a great reminder for me as an entrepreneur because it’s so easy to get lost in the mess of stuff I have to do

    1. Yes, so true. When you work for yourself and do everything on your own it’s east to get lost in the mess.

      1. Yeah. I just got notifications for this and two of your other comments, so fingers crossed it is working. There are times when I haven’t got lost though, and one of those was redesigning my site. That was such a victory for me!

        1. Oh good, hopefully it’s fixed. You did a good job, your site look wonderful!

          1. Thank you!

            1. You’re very welcome!

  33. We are a most fickle species we are. Dreaming near out of reach goals, only to lean on an exemption post, when we’ve done what we have, but we’ve fallen short of our planed perfection…. Another post leaner…

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