Friday, May 22, 2015

Three Things To Inspire Your Weekend (9)


Quote of the day:
Get love, become love, and share love, or die trying.
-Nityananda Das



Image: HuffingtonPost
Nadirah Muhammad (pictured right), a dance teacher in Detroit's West Side Academy, donated one of her kidneys to her student-18 yr old A’Ja Booth. She has been hailed as a hero, but the teacher insists that she only did what she knew she had to do.


image:NPR
American street artist from Baltiore, David "Nanook" Cogdill, travelled to Liberia to create a welcoming mural for a school that had been damaged by riots during the Ebola outbreak, with funding from German Agro Action, one of the organizations that helped rehabilitate the school.

image: Lockerdome
The Canal & River Trust, which preserves over 2,000 miles of waterways throughout England and Wales, has created lanes exclusively for waterfowl in London, Birmingham, and Manchester according to CityMetric. It is a temporary initiative as part of the Trust’s “Share the Space, Drop your Pace” campaign, which encourages awareness among people -- and now, animals -- using the narrow pathways.


Have a cheerful weekend!

Peace.Love.Light*
@iamblogoratti



Current Listen: Whitney Houston -I Will Always Love You


Wednesday, May 20, 2015

May Book Reading (1)


Quote of the day:
Books wrote our life story, and as they accumulated on our shelves (and on our windowsills, and underneath our sofa, and on top of our refrigerator), they became chapters in it themselves.
-Anne Fadiman

My first and current read for the month of May is British novelist J.K. Rowling's crime debut (writing as Robert Galbraith) and titled 'The Cuckoo's Calling'.


The story revolves around the death of a model who fell from her balcony, it is assumed she committed suicide, however the brother thinks otherwise and calls a private detective to investigate...


So tell me, what book are you reading?

Peace. Love. Light*
iamblogoratti 



Current Listen: Bon Iver -Perth


Sunday, May 17, 2015

Plans For The Week (7)


Quote of the day:
Be the one who nurtures and builds. Be the one who has an understanding and a forgiving heart one who looks for the best in people. Leave people better than you found them.
-Marvin J. Ashton


A new week yet again, and my plans for last week went really great, except I had little time to pick out a book, hopefully this week I will as I plan to achieve the following.

1. Read a book.
2. Motivate myself always.
3. Focus on my goals and not procrastinate.
4. Continue work on a project.
5. Experiment with new ideas and thoughts.
6. Start work on a short story.
7. Treat myself.
8. Be a better manager of time.
9. Keep dreaming big.

Those are my most important goals for the week, have you made yours yet?
Here's wishing you a productive week ahead!

Peace & love always*
iamblogoratti 



Current Listen: Jill Scott -Golden 


Friday, May 15, 2015

Three Things To Inspire Your Weekend (8)


Quote of the day:
The most intriguing people you will encounter in this life are the people who had insights about you, that you didn't know about yourself. 
-Shannon L. Alder


Getty Images
B.B.King, the Mississippi guitarist who indelibly influenced rock and blues music and who inspired a host of musicians including Eric Clapton, has passed on aged 89. 

A stacked paperback wallpaper to inspire your home...as seen on Buzzfeed

 Image: AP
Google's self driving cars are confirmed to hit the roads near its California headquarters this summer, travelling at 25 miles per hour, while helping in learning how the community perceives and interacts with the vehicles, and to uncovering challenges that are unique to a fully self-driving vehicle.



Have a wonderful weekend folks, do something different!
Peace and love*
iamblogoratti 


Current Listen: Lana Del Rey -Summertime Sadness


Thursday, May 14, 2015

Thursday Photography (2)


Quote of the day: 
We see the world, not as it is, but as we are-or, as we are conditioned to see it.
-Stephen R. Covey

 There is something about black and white photography that gets me every time. Here are some random photos I took recently, do enjoy!

Trees, and a plane in the sky

Christopher Wren riverside masterpiece in London.


Early sunrise peeking through the clouds.


Light and shadows reflecting through


Enjoy the rest of the week!

Peace. Love. Light*
iamblogoratti 


Current Listen: Coldplay -A Sky Full of Stars



Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Foreigners


Quote of the day:
Since nothing is absolute There is no absolute silence, Only an appearance Of temporary peace.
-Dejan Stojanovic

                                                             image: Rabindranath Tagore

She inhabited his subsistence.
The very moment he accepted her flaws.
Past and present entwined in a sleepy cleanse.
She was ready to live without any laws.

He didn't have much to offer.
So he gave her the word blossom.
So she could imitate the flowers in her garden.
And not spend her days lonesome.

And so they ran away from humanity.
She put aside her timidity in obedience.
Embracing new boldness to last till eternity.
Two Lonely figures covered in radiance.


Peace & Love always*
iamblogoratti 


Current Listen: Sam Smith - Make It To Me


Sunday, May 10, 2015

Plans For The Week (6)


Quote of the day: 
The greatest gift you can ever give another person is your own happiness.
-Esther Hicks


Hope you are having a great start to the new month so far. As usual I have my plans for the week sorted out and here is a glimpse of thing I hope to achieve.

1. Continue with my personal project.
2. Show kindness to everyone I come across.
3. Show appreciation to people that matter the most.
4. Read a book.
5. Sleep and exercise more.
6. Attend an entrepreneurship event.
7. Smile always.
8. Keep dreaming Big.



There are my plans, have you made yours yet?
Happy Mother's Day to everyone. Have a nice week ahead!

 Peace. Love. Light*
@iamblogoratti



Current Listen: Hans Zimmer -Red Warrior


Friday, May 8, 2015

Three Things To Inspire Your Weekend (7)


Quote of the day:
Life's most persistent and urgent question is, 'What are you doing for others?” 
-Martin Luther King Jr.


image: WRAL
Elvis Summers built a tiny house on wheels for a homeless woman who had been sleeping on the streets and also launched a crowdfunding campaign to construct similar shelters for other homeless people in his South Los Angeles neighborhood.



image: National Geographic
The first stage of the world's largest Rhino airlift from South Africa to Botswana to protect the dwindling population of the animals and offer better protection from poachers. The relocation project which is called Rhinos Without Borders, aims to move 100 rhinos by 2016.


image: Telegraph
As seen on the Telegraph UK, the world's cheapest place to visit on a tight budget is Iran, followed by Egypt, Indonesia, Gambia, Malaysia, and Tunisia. A ranking of 141 countries in terms of price competitiveness,  compiled by The World Economic Forum's biannual Travel & Tourism Competitiveness Report takes into account air taxes and airport charges, the price of hotel accommodation, fuel prices and the cost of living.


Have a lovely weekend folks.
Peace & Love*
iamblogoratti




Current Listen: SZA -Babylon


Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Not All Debts Are Equal (You Owe No one)


Quote of the day: 
An honest man is a debtless man, he doesn't owe anyone anything. 
Amit Kalantri


We are all debtors in life- we've all but walked down the dark path of being indebted to an individual or institution- tied down till the last repayment is squeezed out. But as soon as one debt is payed, a new one arises.

Sometimes we get chased by debtors, and other times we do the chasing. If you've ever given out a loan and had to practically fight to get it back, you'd understand. But I digress...

In essence there are always debts to be repaid. You may owe people or vice versa, but you don't owe anyone for living the life that you have chosen for yourself. You owe it to yourself to be a success, to dream, to fall down many times and get up as many times too. You don't owe anyone for the path that you have chosen, the goals that you have set...you owe no one any explanation on your looks, religion, taste, your sex life, your honesty, your race, your passions and life experiences.

We are all debtors in life. But there are some debts we don't owe.

Peace.Love.Light*
Iamblogoratti



Current Listen: Wiz Khalifa -See You Again


Sunday, May 3, 2015

Plans For The Month (2)


Quote of the day: 
Life should only be a competition between your new and old self, with the motive of creating a better you in the future.
-Edmond Mbiaka

Hello and happy new month.
I appreciate the warm birthday wishes and all the love shown in my previous post.

Here are a few plans for the month ahead, best wishes.

1. Continue work on a business start-up.
2. Read at least three books.
3. Workout about twice a week.
4. Engage with mentors for support.
5. Go over my long term life plans.
6. Be thankful daily.
7. Eat healthy and sleep on time.
8. Keep dreaming big.

Those are some of my plans, hope you have made yours as well.
Happy new week ahead!


Love & Serenity always*
@iamblogoratti



Current Listen: John Legend -Ordinary People



Friday, May 1, 2015

Three Things To Inspire Your Weekend (6)


Quote of the day: 
Moving forward without honest efforts is moving backwards in disguise.
-Constance Chuks Friday



                                                               image: World Travel Guide
Finca Bellavista tree house community of Costa Rica (pictured above) which is a self-sustaining community, including having its own fruit and vegetable gardens, biodigesters for sewage and zip-wires for transport. Costa Rica has been ranked as the greenest destination in the world by World Travel Guide, and over 90% of its energy comes from renewable sources. 



                                                                          image: CNN
A 5 month old baby, Sonies Awal was rescued from Nepal earthquake rubble after 22 hours, and suffered only minor bruises. His unlikely rescue giving hope to a nation devastated by so much loss.



                                                                      image: NASA
A messenger spacecraft belonging to NASA has crashed into the surface of Mercury and ending its historic eleven-year mission that provided valuable data as well as thousands of images of the planet.


Happy new month, a special one for me as it's my birthday tomorrow!
Peace.Love.Light*
iamblogoratti



Current Listen: Hozier -Cherry Wine


Monday, April 27, 2015

April Book Reading (2)


Quote of the day: 
You are remembered for the rules you break.
-Douglas MacArthur


I have finally picked a book to read for the week, good to go for a planned long trip. I've been meaning to read this for a long while, its titled Purple Hibiscus, a novel by Nigerian-born writer Chimamanda Adichie.


The book appears to be a compelling and intriguing story of one family, while exploring the complexities of life within.

So tell me, what book are you reading?

Peace & Love*
@iamblogoratti



Current Listen: Ed Sheeran -Thinking Out Loud


Sunday, April 26, 2015

Plans For The Week (5)


Quote of the day: 
All the world's a stage and most of us are desperately unrehearsed.
-Seán O'Casey


This new week that is upon us is special in that it wraps up the month of April. Time to take stock and plan for the month ahead. As always, my plans for the week are highlighted below.


1. Conclude travel plans.
2. Wrap up any pending tasks for the month.
3. Plan for a scheduled group meeting.
4. Read a new book.
5. Embrace positive thoughts when stressed.
6. Sleep much earlier.
7. Go for long walks.
8. Keep dreaming big.


There goes my plan, for the last week in April. A new month is upon us, that'll hopefully usher in newness of mind, body and soul. Have a splendid week!


Peace, love, & serenity*
@iamblogoratti



Current Listen: James Bay -Hold Back The River



Friday, April 24, 2015

Three Things To Inspire Your Weekend (5)


Quote of the day: 
Trust yourself. You know more than you think you do.
Benjamin Spock



 image: discovery
Construction workers in the southern China city of Heyuan noticed something unusual in the ground -a stash of dinosaur eggs...43 in total. The discovery is an addition to an already impressive collection of dinosaur eggs discovered in the city, which prides itself  as the 'Home of Dinosaurs'.


image: wtvr
Loretta Lynch, a 55-year-old two-time U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of New York, has become the first African-American female attorney general in U.S. history.



image: BBC
Switzerland is the world's happiest country...topping the 3rd annual World Happiness index, an initiative under the United Nations. Closely followed by Iceland, Denmark, Norway and Canada in the rankings that measured happiness and well-being levels in 158 countries.


Happy Earth Day...and do have a wonderful weekend-do something different!

Peace & Love*
iamblogoratti



Current Listen: Coldplay -Paradise


Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Develop Yourself First, Before Trying to Change the World


Quote of the day:
Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself. 
-Rumi

image: Motivosity

I think the above quote by Rumi is very apt. When change is elusive...look within.
I grew up wanting to change the world (didn't we all?) but over the years my perspective and reasoning has taken a different path. One which leads me to believe that everything happens for a reason, and that change cannot come unless the seed is grown within...blossoming into a beautiful flower.

It is a valuable lesson to learn, and through the darkest of trials and brilliance of victories, it makes a lot of sense. Before you change something, you have to change yourself. Before you decide to talk about people's bad habits, deal with yours first. Before you start trying to get people to love you or care for you, or respect you...you have to love, care and respect yourself first.

Let us all be a great and shinning reflection of change...but let it start from within. This week is a good time to re-examine your life, and reflect on things. What do you think?



Peace & Love always*
@iamblogoratti



Current Listen: Imagine Dragons -Its Time


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