Having a story to tell

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Having a story to tell. where do you actually start? what do you say? and to whom are you saying it to?will they even be interested to hear you out. It is so amazing how everyone actually has a story to tell, but what becomes unconvincing is the fact that there is no assurance that people will be interested in hearing or reading what you have said. Our daily routines, experiences, interests, background,trials and tribulation, just to name the few, are the once that builds up to the plot that an individual can construct in order to tell the sequence of events that are apparent in his/ her life.

Our stories differs, from one person to another, we come across different situations and even circumstances, the method being used by one to solve those encountered problems differs from one person to another, hence at the end of the day everyone will end up having a story to tell, but the fact remains will people be interested in reading or listening to what you have to say?

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(PolitiComments.com, 2016)                     Photo:  Frabz, J.

We live in a world were status, fame, and money are the most important aspects that can be noticed, considered and even given credit. It doesn’t matter how hard one can work, it maters how famous one can be, having the best contacts ever that can put you in places and to end up being famous, being screamed at wherever you go and wherever you appear, at the end of the day people can be interested in hearing and reading stories of people whom are famous, having very good status, and money.

We live in the world where materialistic things are the one that matters most to the eyes of people, if one is able to produce high status, being a celebrity and having all the kind of money, that’s only when the public or the community becomes interested in knowing about your story, but if you have worked very hard and being an expert in the field of accountancy, for an example, to people you have no interesting story to tell because to them for as long as you do not appear on the media more frequently you are as useless as the once that suffers from poverty.

 

Reference list

Politiccomments.com, (2016). Comments of poverty in politics. In: http//www.povertycomments-politiComments.com.politics-blogs-news. Accessed:  14th October 2016.

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😰A King had a male servant who, in all circumstances always said to him; My king, do not be discouraged because everything God does is perfect, no mistakes. One day, they went hunting and a wild animal attacked the king, the servant managed to kill the animal but couldn’t prevent his majesty from losing a finger. Furious and without showing gratitude, the King said; if God was good, I would not have been attacked and lost one finger. The servant replied, ‘despite all these things, I can only tell you that God is good and everything He does is perfect, He is never wrong’. Outraged by the response, the king ordered the arrest of his servant. While being taken to prison, he told the king again, God is Good & Perfect. Another day, the king left alone for another hunt and was captured by savages who use human beings for sacrifice.

On the altar, the savages found out that the king didn’t have one finger in place, he was released because he was considered not “complete” to be offered to the gods. On his return to the palace, he ordered the release of his servant and said; My friend, God was really good to me. I was almost killed but for lack of a single finger, I was let go. But I have a question; If God is so good, why did He allow me to put you in prison? His servant replied; My king, if I had not been put in prison, I would have gone with you, and would have been sacrificed, because I have no missing finger. Everything God does is perfect, He is never wrong. Often we complain about life, and the negative things that happen to us, forgetting that everything happens for a purpose.

My dear friend, a good attitude will determine your altitude.  When you look at your life, career, job or family life, what do you say?  Do you praise God? Do you blame the Satan?  A good attitude towards God makes Him move on your behalf.  Just sit down and say, Today , I am thankful I had a peaceful sleep, I am thankful I am alive with possibilities, I am thankful I have a roof over me, I am thankful I have a job, I am thankful that I have Family and Friends.  Above all, I am thankful that I have God in my life .  Be blessed and don’t be envious or shocked when others are prospering because you don’t know what they have been through to get there (test, trials and tribulation) so thank God for what you have.  “Little is much when God is in it. It Is Well With God’s grace. Touch someones life with this message if God is for us, who can be against us?   God has seen you struggling with something.  God says it’s over,,,,,if u believe it is over everything happens because of the powerful faith that we have,,,,,,

Reference list

Bhatt, S (2015) A king had a male servant. Public: online. https://plus.google.com/108768789583592379715/posts/PfVKyTYDSeE. Accessed: 7th October 2016.

Image source: @ladiesletspray . Photo by: Molter, P.  2010 .

Ways of managing stress levels

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many people feel there’s nothing they can do about stress. The bills won’t stop coming, there will never be more hours in the day and once the day passes by without doing anything productive, well that’s a huge loss, your work and family responsibilities will always be demanding. But you have a lot more control than you might think. Stress management is all about taking charge: of your lifestyle, thoughts, emotions, and the way you deal with problems, circumstances and trials that just arise unknowingly.  No matter how stressful your life seems, there are steps you can take to relieve the pressure and regain control.

Stress Management: 8 tips for reducing stress ( Robinson, 2016)

We all respond to stress differently so, there’s no “one size fits all” solution to managing stress. But if you feel like the stress in your life is out of control, it’s time to take action.

  1. Identify the sources of stress in your life
  2. Learn healthier ways to cope with stress
  3. Get moving
  4. Connect to others
  5. Practice the 4 A’s
  6. Make time for fun and relaxation
  7. Maintain balance with a healthy lifestyle

Tip 1: Identify the sources of stress in your life

To others It’s easy to identify sources of stress following a major life event such as changing jobs, moving home, or losing a loved one, but pinpointing the sources of everyday stress can be more complicated. It’s all too easy to overlook your own thoughts, feelings, and behaviors that contribute to your stress levels. To identify your true sources of stress, look closely at your habits, attitude, and excuses (Robinson, 2016).

Tip 2: Learn healthier ways to cope with stress

Think about the ways you currently manage and cope with stress in your life. Your stress journal can help you identify them. Are your coping strategies healthy or unhealthy, helpful or unproductive? Unfortunately, many people cope with stress in ways that compound the problem (Robinson, 2016).

Tip 3: Get moving

Physical activity plays a key role in reducing and preventing the effects of stress, but you don’t have to be an athlete or spend hours in a gym to experience the benefits. Just about any form of physical activity can help relieve stress and burn away anger, tension, and frustration (Robinson, 2016).

Tip 4: Connect to others

Social engagement is the quickest, most efficient way to rein in stress and avoid overreacting to internal or external events that you perceive as threatening. Expressing what you’re going through can be very cathartic, even if there’s nothing you can do to alter the stressful situation  (Robinson, 2016).

Tip 5: Practice the 4 A’s

While stress is an automatic response from your nervous system, some stressors arise at predictable times—your commute to work, a meeting with your boss, or family gatherings, for example. When handling such predictable stressors, you can either change the situation or change your reaction. When deciding which option to choose in any given scenario, it’s helpful to think of the four A’s: avoid, alter, adapt, or accept (Robinson, 2016).

Tip 6: Make time for fun and relaxation

Beyond a take-charge approach and a positive attitude, you can reduce stress in your life by carving out “me” time. Don’t get so caught up in the hustle and bustle of life that you forget to take care of your own needs. Nurturing yourself is a necessity, not a luxury. If you regularly make time for fun and relaxation, you’ll be in a better place to handle life’s stressors (Robinson, 2016).

Tip 7: Maintain balance with a healthy lifestyle

In addition to regular exercise, there are other healthy lifestyle choices that can increase your resistance to stress (Robinson, 2016).

Eat a healthy diet. Well-nourished bodies are better prepared to cope with stress, so be mindful of what you eat.

Reduce caffeine and sugar. The temporary “highs” caffeine and sugar provide often end in with a crash in mood and energy.

Avoid alcohol, cigarettes, and drugs. Self-medicating with alcohol or drugs may provide an easy escape from stress, but the relief is only temporary.

Get enough sleep. Adequate sleep fuels your mind, as well as your body. Feeling tired will increase your stress because it may cause you to think irrationally.

Reference list

Robinson, P. (2016). Ways of managing stress levels, International journal.

Stress management strategies

Exercise Fuels the Brain’s Stress Buffers – Explains how regular exercise helps reduce and manage stress levels. (American Psychological Association)

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My slide shows presents all the picture that I have used in most of the blogs, it also shows the pictures that I have used for the web page assignment when creating the business cards, and when using the images to edit them in Photoshop, in creating the non-destructive elements using levels, Hue and saturation as well as curves. While some of the pictures are of great memories that will always stay precious in my life, hence decided to blog using such images that will forever be treasured.

The greatness of God 

The greatness of God                                                               Photo: Maseko,R 2016

 I will share with you on the heading that says God time is perfect. The word of God teaches us that his ways are not our ways. It also says he is not a son of man to lie not change his mind . God is not surprised about what you are going through some of you may think God has forgotten about you. Some we have been going through lack for better part of our life and you might be asking God why when will this end exactly . I came to tell you God never forgets he has no amnesia God is not blind he sees your situation and he is not deaf that he doesn’t hear your inner prayer. He will never be late nor early his time is perfect.

The only thing you do not allow is the devil to move you away from your position by doubt an sin stay were God has left you an when he come back he will easily find you in the good standing with him. Isaiah 43 says when you go through the water I will be with you. when you go through the rivers they won’t drown you. when you go through the fire they won’t consume you because I am the Lord. today I came to say hold on to the blood of Jesus the only blood that hold better promises Psalm 27 say when the enemy encamp against me thou war may arise against me my heart shall not fear IN THIS I Will BE CONFIDENCE. In this God will be confidence even though we facing stuff I our life In this God we be confident.

something very inspirational and proves what I have just said above reads as follows:

*FROM GRASS TO GRACE! :*

*Today I set my foot to the bank by the ATM to get some cash because I dearly needed the money.*

*As I started to transact, the ATM showed me an inscription which said; Please insert your card.*

*Likewise I did insert the card*

*And then another message came-please enter your pin code*

*Which I did*

*Another message came …select the amount,*

*I did that too*

*After I had done all this…the ATM showed me a message in BOLD letters*

*YOUR TRANSACTION IS BEING PROCESSED, PLEASE*

*WAIT !*
*Allow me to say..likewise, you have done all these things, you have prayed, you have fasted, you have even asked others to pray with you and for you but it seems as if nothing is happening in your life.*
*Allow me to say to you, wait patiently don’t give up, don’t move because your request is being processed. WAIT!*
*Let me tell you ..What made me wait is because my card was already in the ATM machine, I had already entered my pin code.*
*If I give up now and walk away..Lord have Mercy…*
*The next person will get all that I had requested*

*Not because your messages aren’t heard, not because your prayers are irrelevant, not because your fasting is meaningless..but because*

*YOUR TRANSACTION IS BEING PROCESSED*
*Wait and murmur not. Do not think you were born to suffer..*
*Your prayers are being processed*

*Wait upon the Lord🙏*

*I Know it’s not easy but I encourage you ..WAIT!!*…as mentioned in
Isaiah 40:31 but they who wait for the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint.

 

Reference list

Image source: Maseko< Refilwe, (2016). The greatness of God Image, using: Samsung Tablet.

INSPIRATIONAL  VIDEO

This is an inspirational video by a Pastor from Uganda, in Africa. As he share the word of God, that always gives hope to the broken souls and as it is the food of the spirit to all those whom believe and trust in him, the Lord God All Mighty. The Pastor shared a word from Jeremiah chapter 6 verse 14-15.

 

Modernisation theory

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Modernisation theory symbolises the process of change. Is the theory that actually aims at balancing the inequalities that are apparent at social, economic and political factors, Modernisation theory is the theory that is used to simplify the concept of modernisation within societies. The theory looks and explains the process of internal factors of a country while having the assumptions that the ;traditional’ countries can be ranged at the same level with countries that have already developed. Countries that can be identified as developed countries are United States of America, Western European countries and the United Kingdom, while the poor and underdeveloped countries are found in Africa, Asia and Latin America.  Modernisation theory also seeks to identify the social factors which are considered to be the contributors in the social progress as well as in the development of societies.

Modernisation theory

In the text “The fundamental mark of the shift in the global landscape of power today may not be the rise of emerging economies but the growing role of private individuals and a host of non-state actors. Some may well be far more resourced than states.”

In response to the above text, hence Modernisation theory seeks to explain the process of social evolution. The theory is subject to criticism originating among socialist and free-market ideologies, globalisation theory , world-systems theorists, and as well as dependency theory among others. Modernisation theory is not only concern about the whereabouts factors that will contribute to change but also the response that change is to come with. It focuses at the internal dynamics while considering social and cultural structures and how new technologies will be adopted (Rostow, 1960).

Modernisation theory should be understood as the school of thought that emerged in the early years of the 1950s, this theory did not last due to the fact that there were critiques of modernisation theory which were based on the dependency theory of development, and hence modernisation theory began to disappear in the 1970s. Its disappearance could be due to the fact that the weaknesses of the theory outnumbered its strengths. Modernisation theory was presented mostly in the Western societies with developed qualities and characteristic that made the third world to be in need of acquiring the characteristics of such a society for them to also progress (Shelly, 1970).

The developing countries are countries that formed part of the third world, while on the other hand the Western countries formed part of the theory of modernisation as it was seen tom bring development. In the third world, development makes a clear way of classifying and differentiation the countries of the world, by placing them in a hierarchy of affluence. The hierarchy will draw the image that can be analysed and telling which country is the top, middle and the lowest. For a country to be considered a third world, it is because of its high infant mortality, high levels of poverty, low economic development with economies dependent on the developed countries, lack of middle class, a very large foreign debt , low utilization of natural resources and development an technology are less advanced.

Reference list

Rostow, W. (1960). (ed). An explanation of modernisation theory. Cape Town: Juta. pp29-51.

Shelly, S. (1970). The theory of modernisation development, International Journal of modernisation theory and development, vol. 20, pp483-498.

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Everything happened for a reason,,,,

I quote “Call it fate, call it luck, call it Karma I believe everything happens for a reason.” As being said by Gecko and Fly.

I really don’t know where to start or what to say, but to tell the truth it is sometimes hard to relate to the term that says everything happens for a reason, I mean I have been having this terrible headache since I was a child and while growing up and consulting my parents were told that eventually when I grow older this headache will fade away, as they referred to the growing part they mentioned the age in which I am going to be able to see my cure and that age was 18 years old. I have passed the age long time ago but is seems like this headache is growing more and more stronger, as grown as I am I am still consulting  to the professional doctors for cure they tell me that is migraine, it is so painful to me because I barely concentrate and even find it hard to even do my daily tasks at the arrival of this headache,now it had been 7 days and I am still feeling the pain and the pain graduates every single day.

I sometimes even forget that I am a christian that believes and a prayer worrier to, as this headache automatically sometimes makes me to have  nagative thoughts and just be powerless and meaningless about everything that exist around me. It is a true story and is painful because I no longer even relate to the term that everything happens for a reason, if it happens for a reason well I sometimes hate why was I born in the first place if I always need to suffer like this. This pain is even more painful and strikes you down when it comes to the point that some of the things you are being forced to do whether bing sick or not because no matter how ill or sick you can be you are ought to do your tertiary work, like for instance every week I have to blog, what more can I think about or be concern about either than this headache, it really pains me because at the end of the day when I lose marks the lecture won’t say that I understand that you were ill,  though they are not to be blamed is just the matter of following the protocol and adhering to it, as they are also employees.

I sometimes lose  faith in prayer but i believe in the man upstairs and i pray that things can be or happen differently but I guess that I have to live life as it comes, every day as i approach it. I truly don’t know the cause of this headache but I still have that faith that my prayers will one day be answered,,,,,,

What u mean to me,,,,,,

I was not a dreamer until I met a dream and didn’t wanna wake up from it,it was fifty shades of love and in that dream I was falling then I saw a hand reach out to me and all suddenly all kinds of feeling came through and saw your face the darkness seemed so bright,I was not scared no more and a boy met his world because I orbited you like earth because your my sun without you I would fall again,I need you like the air we breath and you give me gravitational force enough for me to stay afloat,I thought about life without you but I don’t see any happiness in it,most people spend their entire life searching for the perfect love am just blessed God gave me one at a younger age because you motivate me and this words are motivated by you,when you left me I swear I never felt so much pain in my life I died inside because you gave me the reason to live again because you are my heart and the first in history that is called angel.

Sometimes curiosity creeps in like a thief in the night,I got to ask if the feeling is mutual because I love you like man love drugs,I met you once and got addicted to you,its bad I need to go to rehab but your my rehabilitation center,nose bleeding of love but I rather die, if Adam could stand with Eve through bad times,then who am I to forsake you, even if you bad for me I guess you must have came from Colombia,your highness it’s like  Colombia’s cocaine leaf got me feeling like Pablo,I could kill just to have a moment with you all I need is one line every night could also be your mule,just tell me where you want me to go spain,tokyo,bahamas everywhere I could colour the sky red for you,overdosed couple of time and the feeling is amazing,I tried to stop loving you but I relapsed again,you will land me in a tomb but you make me feel like a pharaoh,I feel like I could build you a pyramid,your a forbidden fruit I guess you didn’t fall far from the tree,watched you hanging from a branch like a pervert and had to be persistence because you are a ladybird that traveled couples of latitudes to my lagoon,you killed my membranes but you love my lunatic ways,you turn luminous in my sheets this is my oath to you because you got me obedient like your henchman.