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29 March 2014

Appreciating Positive Women In Your Life

One of God's greatest creations is that of a woman.
She is an awesome example of radiance, magnificence
And stunning beauty.
She is your mother, stepmother, grandmother, wife, sister, aunt or friend-
Always manifesting elegance and confidence that only she can convey.

The world would be an empty place of existence
Without the touch of a woman…
Who would mend your first broken heart?
Who would chase your fears away?
The world is a much better place
Because of a woman's true inner being…
One of courage, determination and that of pure grace.

21 March 2014

Recognizing Bad Friendships

Bad friendships can be hard to spot. We get used to these people acting the way they do, and they usually have at least one quality we find lovable or interesting. After a while, you have a history with your poisonous buddy! So check this brief list of some common types of poisonous friends. Do they sound like anybody you know?

The User:
Keep an eye out for friends who use things that you have. Friends who need your resources are more focused on their own needs than on building the relationship. A good friend will have things to offer you as well, and you won’t feel like the one always stuck with the tab. This poisonous friend never seems to have the cash on hand to pay her share of shared adventures, and she may also steal your makeup, your spare change, or even your boyfriend. None of these actions are likely to feel very wrong to her, since she’s already using you for your things–the red flag of bad friendships.


The Spotlight Lover:
Does your friend need to be the center of attention every single time you’re out together? Everyone likes attention, but in healthy friendships, friends take turns being in the spotlight. In bad friendships,  you can feel as if you’re a minor character in the story of her life. Your Spotlight Lover friend only wants to talk about herself; she won’t bother to ask how you’re doing, and she won’t worry if you seem sad or go missing. After all, it’s all about her. This kind of bad friendship is especially hard on your self image.

20 March 2014

Self Forgiveness And Self Appreciation

Conceptualizing is always the best way to determine each choice that you make. When you do this, you have to visualize the possible outcome or circumstances that might occur if you make that choice.

There are many different possible circumstances to each choice. The best choices are always made when you are being honest to yourself and to others. If you happen to make any other choice, it will surely not flow consistently and in a normal pattern, therefore the results will not be consistent and normal. The determination of these factors is something only you can control at the given moment, and each moment varies in complexity.

We have all made disastrous decisions in our lifetimes and I am sure that there may be some regrets that are attached to those decisions.

You shall not let these past decisions affect you anymore. The energy that is attached to your regrets will encompass any of your future choices and will assure the same type of results. Letting go of such regrets will allow you to move forward by giving yourself a level of self-forgiveness.

The act of self-forgiveness lets you grow forward and even if you affected others with this decisions that you have made, your individual growth and forgiveness will be a positive energy that everyone will notice while in your company.

One will say, "They have changed", and the circumstances of your new, positive, self-appreciating self will only get better in time.

19 March 2014

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I really do not know what to title this post as I'm just putting up random thoughts together...LOL. Any ideas?

Have you noticed that birds do sing? Trees do swing? Have you noticed that trees help you breathe?

Trees provide shade. Trees blossom. Trees shed leaves. Trees are rooted and connected to the vine. What is a tree without branches?

If we as humans are the most perfect creation, liken unto God… What is our purpose? What are we providing? Who are we protecting? Are we blossoming? Are we connected? Are we branching out?

The fullness of life cannot be found in material things, our purpose is not to love God and obtain money, cars, houses, fame, and all of the bling and things. Our purpose is to love God and love his people; protect our youth and provide for the elders and those without.

18 March 2014

RANTING & VENTING - It's Your Right!

Hello lovelies,
I know I've been MIA for some days now...I really have not done this before, just trying to play around and see how things work out.

Ok. It's been a lot of preparation and hopes for the long awaited semester exams after the ASUU strike. It was scheduled to start today 18 March, rumours started flying up, down, and center that the exams have been postponed till further notice... What! It had better not be true!

Confirmed! The exam has been postponed. Why? Till further notice.

08 March 2014

Got A Noisy Neighbour? How Do You Cope?



Problem neighbours who create a noise or nuisance can be a real pain in the neck for people who just want to be left in amiable peace to enjoy their property or garden and get along with everyone.

Some may view complaints about nuisance neighbours as trivial.
There's no doubt that a nuisance neighbour really can make life hell.   The stress of tolerating unwarranted noise or antisocial behaviour by individuals who either don't know they're creating a nuisance or simply don't care can affect your health and sanity, not to mention your property value. So what can you do if you're faced with nuisance neighbours?

So here are a few tips to get you through those not-so-tranquil moments in your apartment, and hopefully restore some peace to your home.

7 Ways to Attract The Right Guy

The best ways to attract the right guy starts off with being the best you! Each of us is unique to this world, and we have matches for this uniqueness. Therefore, there is no need to try to be someone you're not. One of the best ways to attract the right guy is to be the Real you.

05 March 2014

LIEBSTER AWARD


Nkykate's Blog has been norminated for the Leibster Awards by Uje of Uje Speaks.
Thank you Uje For the nomination, I'm most grateful and honoured.

This award is given to new and upcoming bloggers with less than 200 blog followers, it is  a great way to discover new blogs and get to know other bloggers, promoting and supporting upcoming blogs.

The rules are:
You must link the person's blog who nominated you for the award.
Answer the 11 questions given by the person who nominated you.
Pick an additional 11 people to nominate with UNDER 200 blog followers.
You cannot nominate the blogger who nominated you.
You must inform the nominees that have been nominated.

Here are Uje's questions and my answers:
1. What's the purpose of your blog?
Though not really a high tech one, the purpose of my blog is to share my thoughts, feelings, and great internet finds with others and also for people I know to get to know the real me and for people I don't know to get to know me.

2. What is your most priced possession?
My internet...lol

3. What do you love about Uje's blog?
Hmmm...I love a lot of things about Uje's blog, but what I love most is the real life situations being blogged there, always narrative and discriptive that anyone can easily relate with.

4. Where do you see yourself in five years?
I wish I had a time machine to do that... Well, a wife, a mother, and a career woman.

5. Who's your role model in and out of blogville
Though I'm not on blogville (would need a little help on how to join...a link). I actually model Uje Alfred's style of blogging...yes! For real.

6. Describe yourself in one sentence
I am consistent, reliable, thorough and persevering; I can also be socially charming, I am good at managing others at home, in my social circles and at work, I am efficient too, I am somewhat traditional; I like people and I’m generally comfortable with them.

7. If you have the opportunity to meet just one person in the world, who would that be?
Kim Kardashian!(you may not like her, but a lot of people do)

8. What's the favourite post you've written (with the link)
All my POSTS are really favourite to me!

9. What's your ultimate goal in life?
To have my own happy family, and grow old with them.

10.Which human has the largest part of your heart right now?
My mother she's the reason I always strive to be a better me. And my mentor and best friend Prince K. who always sees me through the path of success.

11. How did you get your blog's name?
From my names Nkeiruka Catherine.


MY QUESTIONS FOR THE NOMINEES

1. What inspired and motivated you to start blogging?

2. Do you blog for fun or money? What is your blog all about?

3. How supportive are your friends towards your blog?

4. Which comments on your post excites or gives you a sense of fulfillment {provide links to the post(s)} and by who?

5. How do you promote your blog, and have you promoted other people's blog in a way?

6. What is that thing you can't do without? Who is that person that inspires you? Tell us anything about you.

7. What are the things you like (if any) about Nkykate's blog and would like to be seeing often? Also criticize (if necessary) Nkykate's blog.

8. What is the most embarrassing thing that's ever happened to you?

9. Have you ever slept in your place of worship during sermon? If so, why?

10.Have you ever mutilated a song's lyrics only to be later astounded that you've been singing the wrong words for.
years? If so, how did you mess up?

11.How did you feel when you knew you've been nominated for the Liebster Awards?


MY NOMINEES
Pardon me if your followers have exceeded 200 already as not everybody has the Google Followers gadget on their blogs. So, these are my nominees...accept, and spread the love!
Diana Domain of Lost Disposition
Adetutu Zainab of Zeezee Zone
ROSELYN K of Kazini Daily
Chiamaka Abasilim of Oh My Work
Maggie Pegg of Maggie Wumi Pegg
Jessica Sabastien of Proudly Petite
Shamiya of Miya Loves
Sort of Super Mum of Sort Of Super Mum

Pheew! I'm kinda exhausted...will add more nominees soon.

01 March 2014

So Glad We Made It!

Yeay! It's another month already!

With great pleasure and delight, I proudly welcome you to this month of March.
How days fly, right? Yes! If a day passes by quickly, it was well wnjoyed.

How was the last month? The much talked about 'Val'... Some were fulfilled in the various ways they celebrated it while others felt they didn't have or get enough.

Well, love doesn't end in just that day (Val). You still have a chance to show  love to someone today.

This  day; I will make a difference in anyone's life I cross; only today, and daily, and  that's my mission!
To know in my heart I've touched someone's life is the most rewarding feeling I've ever known! They sometimes are not even aware that's my mission. I want to do things in secret knowing it is pleasing my Father God and Jesus. They are the only ones who will know, for they see my heart.

I sometimes try and carry too much weight for the size I am, but when I set my eyes on making a difference in someone's life, (no matter how small), that's when I find true happiness and fulfilment.

Choose today to look for opportunities to exercise your unique God-endowed,God-ordained gifts and calling. Define and refine your gifts, talents, and strengths.

Never underestimate the power of the gifts that are within you. Gifts and talents are given us to use not only so we can fulfill to the fullest the call in our own lives, but also so we can reach the souls who are attached to those gifts. There are people who's lives are waiting to be affected by what God has placed within you. So evaluate yourself.

I wsh you a happy New Month!