Let her gather among sisters.
Dropping her cape at the door.
Here, she can be in her natural element.
Soft, vulnerable, open and beautifully feminine.
Her feelings, welcome
Her thoughts, unlimited.
Her laugh, as loud as she wants.
Her words, healing.
She’s a young African woman.
Finding her voice.
One story at a time.
Betty the Bean
So a few weeks ago, I planted Betty the bean in the backyard. She is a special bean because she can produce about 300 beans even in a tiny space!!! I had to search for a safe place for her to grow and I found it. But it took her longer than an ordinary bean to germinate.
I was afraid that she wouldn’t make it. The rains fell upon the ground for a number of days and I kept checking up on her every morning and evening. At last, she sprouted off the ground but some ants ate up one of her food reserve on her cotyledon.
Still, I kept watering her and feeding her some organic manure. Monday morning this week, as I brushed my teeth I went straight to the backyard and saw Betty standing tall and strong with two whole leaves 🙂
She’s now a strong little seedling!!!
In my journey to discovering my purpose, I keep facing challenges that make me doubt if that great purpose is really for me. But even when the time takes longer than usual, even when stormy seasons almost drown me, even when adversity tries to bully me… I still believe that by standing my ground, I’ll break through the tough times.
I’ll soak up the good from all that’s around me and turn it into a motivation to help me get to the next part of the journey.
It’s not easy, but after coming this far, it’ll only be silly to give up hope when everything in me is already showing that little by little I’m almost there.
Do you feel like a Betty bean today?
Be strong, courageous, and believe in your able roots.
I’m sitting at the top of a high crater that surrounds Lake Naivasha like a cylindrical tower studded with lush greenery. In silence, I absorb the magnificent sound and scent of nature in its glory.
Below, beautiful ripples over the Lake Naivasha and Rosa a lonely flamingo standing on one leg in a distance.
Over the crater, welcomes a carpet of green fertile land with cows grazing and their shepherds guiding them.
The wind blowing, leaves rustling, I sense the comfort of new friends around me.
Suddenly, I realise that I am right where I need to be in this moment.
Ready to start a new chapter of my life that gives me permission to obey the longing voice in my heart – PURPOSE.”