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It is less than 48 hours to my birthday and I am just here wondering where all the time went to? Ever since I hit the big 21, the consciousness of growing older, and living a purpose-filled life has been hitting me like never before. By the time you read this, I am pretty sure it is going to be the 16th of October already but right now I don’t even have any major plans to go out and celebrate which is so unlike me except I get pleasantly surprised.

Life has been happening and the 22nd year has been one rollercoaster of a year but hey I am still standing by His grace. In this year, I have been forced to learn the hard way and it did stick and change me for the better may be best. I will be sharing what I learned in the 22nd year and the years thus far;

  1. God is ever present even in those trying times
  2. Gods’ love is unconditional
  3. Try praise when prayers seem like a herculean task
  4. Be optimistic even when it seems like it will never get better
  5. Make peace with the past / strained old relationships
  6. Constantly reassure you that it is not too late to give it another try
  7. Look for the good in every situation
  8. It is better to stand alone than be affiliated with a crowd and still feel alone
  9. It is okay not to have it all figured out
  10. Know what you want and stick to it
  11. Know when to let go and walk away
  12. You are more capable of things than you think
  13. Whenever it gets too overwhelming, walk away and come back later to face it again
  14. It is very okay not to see things from other peoples perspective but forcing them to see things from your perspective is wrong
  15. You can’t ultimately try to right the wrongs of your parents by living a certain way but the more you try the more you come close to making the same mistakes so why not just be unapologetically you?
  16. Now is the time to face those fears and DO IT AFRAID!
  17. Life won’t always go as planned by you but has planned by God
  18. No matter how scary it may seem that family and great friends will always be that shoulder to lean on
  19. Protecting your happiness and trying to stay happy is KEY
  20. Beauty resides even in the most mundane things
  21. It doesn’t hurt to genuinely support other peoples dreams and cheer them on
  22. That looking at yourself via the mirror and speaking specific strong affirmations to yourself every morning or every other morning helps to change your thoughts/mind and subsequently have an impact on your life.

And chapter 23 begins in a little bit… Saying a little prayer for me in your quiet time will be most appreciated and a gift sounds fantastic also.

Cheers to 23!

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If you were born in the month of October, please drop your birthdate so I can send my best wishes. And what life lessons have you learned thus far? Please share with me.


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  • Debs
    October 16, 2018

    Happy birthday my darling. Continue to grow in the grace and blessing of the Lord.

    • 'FUNKE
      October 21, 2018

      Thanks hun. Thanks for the birthday wishes 🤗. I really appreciate it

  • Rachael Tay
    October 16, 2018

    Well done ma!

    • 'FUNKE
      October 21, 2018

      Thanks dear Rachael! And thanks for stopping by the blog. I really appreciate it and hope you come by again 🤗

  • jovisnotsosecretdiary
    October 16, 2018

    Happy Birthday Funke. May this new year bring you pleasant surprises and may all your dreams come true.

    By the way, I’m Oct 12. That was Friday.

    • 'FUNKE
      October 21, 2018

      Thanks dear Jovi! Thanks for the birthday wishes. And happy birthday to in arrears 🤗