November 2019 | MÉLÒDÝ JACÒB

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Wednesday, November 27, 2019

Little things that cost nothing but can make you really happy.

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Happiness is a choice but sometimes some factors influence how happy we can be. Happiness has lots of impacts on the way we live, handle responsibilities, and communicate with people around us. A happy person is more attractive than an angry human being. Staying happy is very important for our mental health. Some factors can improve or make us happy which have been listed below.


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1. Staying away from negative and angry people.
Unhappy people promote only a bad vibe, we are not ready for them and will never be, so the best way to promote happiness and contact happiness is by staying around happy people. Some people enjoy being unhappy so do yourself the favor of staying away from such people. Always create an environment that makes you happy and relaxed because when you are happy you channel your productivity in the right direction, give your best, and work more effectively.


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2. Keeping your house and Environment clean.
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 If you didn't know about this then welcome and start putting this into practice. A dirty or scattered environment causes unhappy living which affects our mood. Arrange your space, keep your corner neat and well arranged. This promotes good health and good health brings about happiness.
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Monday, November 25, 2019

Positive picture quotes to help you kick start on Monday.

Positive quotes are words that uplift us and gives us a fresh idea or push on how to stay strong and be a better version of ourselves.

sometimes you don't even have the strength to carry on but that picture quote on the wall can just speak to you and give you a new insight.

Quotes can be much more helpful than we think, tho there are lots of positive sayings that people hardly put into practice, but nevertheless, positive quotes are good for the soul.

Here are positive picture quotes that can help kick start your Monday perfectly.
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Saturday, November 23, 2019

8 things you should not do in Abuja,the capital city of Nigeria

Abuja is the capital of Nigeria which also made it to the list of the most popular cities in Nigeria. Abuja is the capital city of Nigeria located in the centre of the country within the Federal Capital Territory (FCT). It is a planned city and was built mainly in the 1980s, replacing the country's most populous city of Lagos as the capital on 12 December 1991 #wiki. While in Abuja here are things you shouldn't do.
1. Do not pay for any hotel in Abuja without seeing it physically and checking for the location.
This is one common trait associated with hotels in Nigeria generally. When looking for a hotel in Abuja don't be fooled by the photos you see online. I have visited over 20 hotels in Abuja and none was the same as what they showed online. Fortunately, I had time to change to a better hotel. Before you pay for any hotel in Abuja be sure to have asked around about that hotel, don't follow the reviews you see online because some of the booking reviews were written by the hotel management. I will never recommend the New City hotel at Wuye. This is the worst hotel ever.
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New City hotel reviews from Jumia travel.
Here is a Verified Review wrote on 2016-11-22 from another customer about New City Hotel Abuja Wuye. 
*Briggs S: says AWFUL NEW CITY HOTEL EXPERIENCE"
New City Hotel is totally below par. Their customer service is non-existent. The rooms were not cleaned and dusted in anticipation of guests even though we booked in advance. There is no alternative supply of power during the day. The food is unappetizing. Do not be surprised to find cobwebs and cockroaches in your room, I did. I had to switch rooms several times due to the absence of basic necessities: wardrobe, toilet faucet that doesn't leak, functional fridge and AC. The list is endless. My entire stay was laced with regrets and disappointment. I definitely won't be visiting again.




*WILLIAMS O.
Verified Review wrote in 2016-10-06
"two days stay at the New City Hotel, Abuja. I was given room 203"
I was given room 203. Some things were biting me which I don't know, but each bite produced lumb on tighs and buttock. My room was changed the second day to room 201. The room was good, the toilet window has no mosquito net. I had to battle mosquitoes till daybreak.

2. Do not move around with your bank card.


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This is not so comfortable but after a close experience with the mess going on in Abuja, I will strongly advise that you always move around with the cash you need instead of your bank card. Kidnap and theft has been a very big issue in Abuja which happens to be the federal capital of Nigeria. Let me share a brief experience with you all. A friend of mine was on her way back from the office, she stopped a roadside taxi, entered inside and sat. There were three men inside the cab but the only space left was close to the door (back sit), she was the last person to enter the cab. On getting to her junction she asked the driver to stop but he didn't stop instead he continued moving. She was asked to stop shouting and stay calm but she refused and kept struggling with the men. They began to hit her with rods to keep her calm. She saw she could do nothing and stayed calm. On reaching a police checkpoint the Nigerian police as she narrated was stopping commercial vehicles and collecting money from some drivers. The kidnappers pressed her down and held her strongly on her throat, she could hardly breathe. The policemen were too engaged and didn't stop the car and that was how they passed through the checkpoint. She was taken to an uncompleted building, tied up and asked to sit on the floor. They took her bank card and all the money with her. They also took her phone and later asked her to go. She couldn't call anyone it was a lonely area, she found her way home very late at night. On getting home she was so weak and injured. They withdrew money from her account using her phone and bank card. We all went to the bank together the next day to block her cards. We were told of the ATM which was used in withdrawing the cash but as usual, she reported to the police but nothing has been done up until now. As I write more victims are being kidnapped in Abuja.

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Thursday, November 21, 2019

Christmas gift for annoying people.


Even Santa can't be happy with everyone because not everyone has been good for the whole year. Without wasting much time, just in case you are being pressured to get a gift for a sibling or friend who has been really naughty, here are Christmas gift ideas to purchase for the naughty ones.

A pair of ugly Christmas socks:😴

 They need their legs covered in shame for being so naughty. So get them this Donald Trump Santa Hat " make Christmas great again".

A ball pen and a sheet of paper:📝
 Cut out a sheet of paper and write a subheading titled my new year resolutions to help rewrite my wrongs. 


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Wednesday, November 20, 2019

The best mini electronic deals from Jumia.com.ng black Friday sales

Although we know that not all Black Friday deals are really cool deals but let's all act like they are all cool deals. Yes, it's almost black Friday and everyone is getting ready to shop. Here are 5 items with a good purchase price from Jumia Nigeria Black Friday sales. Cheap and very affordable.




Are you shopping online? you might want to check out the items below.Woman Holding Card While Operating Silver Laptop Infocus Vibe 1 Dual SIM FM Radio, Torch Light, Camera Phone - Blue

Price:₦ 2,990 was ₦ 6,000

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Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Valentines gifts for him

Happy Friends With Arms Outstretched in City during WinterWho is excited about valentine day which is on the 14th of  February 2020. Are you getting ready? do you have any plans for valentines day?  which is in less than three months. This post is strictly for the men. There are lots of reasonable gifts that you can gift your boyfriend or husband. These are gifts that are not so romantic to some people but I consider them useful and practical gifts. Be creative when giving out valentine gifts to your lover. Guys appreciate cute handmade items and it brings a lot of sentimental feelings.

The truth about gifting is that we gift according to your pocket and so your gift ideas might not be the same as mine because you have less or more money than me.

5 Valentine's day gift ideas for men.

An art piece of any kind
The purpose of artworks is to express one's self and this is a way to express your love. You can hand paint it yourself if you know how to do it or get someone to draw or paint something which signifies and makes a whole lot to him.

Body care products.
Body and beauty care products help enhance our appearance and this is a means to show you care about everything. Little things count.

INTERESTING READ--> 9 OUTFITS TO WEAR ON VALENTINE'S DAY.

Clothing
 Make sure you buy him clothing items that suits his style.

Electronics gadgets.
You can gift him a gadget he really loves but never got or replace a gadget of his that is faulty.

Books 
If he loves reading you can gift him books from his favourite authors.

Attribution: Pexel photos.
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Monday, November 18, 2019

What are you grateful for this Thanksgiving season? 2019

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While you are setting the table for Thanksgiving, filled with lots of salads, bread, rice, wine, stuffing
cranberry sauce, butternut squash, gravy, pumpkin pie, Mashed Potatoes, and the big thanksgiving turkey do not forget the essence of gathering together. 

We started with God at the beginning of the year and we must finish well by coming back to thank him for all that he has done.

This is the season of thanksgiving and it is a great season to be alive. It has been all God from the beginning of the year and to the end of the year 2019. God is always expecting thanksgiving. He looks forward to it. In the Bible, it was recorded in Luke 17:11-19 (Kjv) the importance of being thankful.

11 Now on his way to Jerusalem, Jesus traveled along the border between Samaria and Galilee. 12 As he was going into a village, ten men who had leprosy met him. They stood at a distance 13 and called out in a loud voice, “Jesus, Master, have pity on us!”

14 When he saw them, he said, “Go, show yourselves to the priests.” And as they went, they were cleansed.

15 One of them, when he saw he was healed, came back, praising God in a loud voice. 16 He threw himself at Jesus’ feet and thanked him—and he was a Samaritan.




17 Jesus asked, “Were not all ten cleansed? Where are the other nine? 18 Has no one returned to give praise to God except this foreigner?” 19 Then he said to him, “Rise and go; your faith has made you well.”

Ungratefulness is a big tool that can hinder you from getting the best from God. In all situations be thankful. A lot of people think or feel there are no reasons to be thankful in the year 2019, but we have lots of reasons to be thankful. Some people weren't even able to secure a job in 2019 but they never went to bed hungry, for some it's was divine healing. This is a season to thank God. God is expecting thanksgiving from everyone.

Interesting read: Thanksgiving outfit idea.

If you are still searching for reasons to be thankful here are 5 reasons to be thankful to God.

1. Be thankful for the disappointments
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 There are stories of people who were supposed to board a flight and they did everything to get to the airport on time but weren't able to but a few minutes later they found out that the flight crashed few minutes after takeoff. Sometimes disappointment is a blessing and we might not understand it but it becomes clearer with time. Be thankful for those sad times that made you rediscover yourself. God is watching over us and for the disappoints he has set for us to be here today we should be thankful. When God delivers you from something and you don't give thanks to him, you are being ungrateful which might be because you feel that what God has done for you is nothing major. Some people think all that happened to them is by their power. 

2. Be thankful that you can blink
You never know how important the little things you have are until you lose them. Most times when we talk about Thanksgiving we write lots of things that involve money and provisions by God in general but we forget that there are people with money that can't solve their health issues. The fact that you can blink your eyes is too much reason to be thankful. Be thankful for good health.

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Saturday, November 16, 2019

Why bloggers don't get the best from articles shared to improve their blog.


Reading is very important and a lot of bloggers have missed that. Each time bloggers go searching for a particular solution about how to improve their blog, they find lots of articles, some well written while some without any proper answer.

Read in between lines
Some bloggers do not get the best out of articles shared to improve their blog because instead of taking time to read and understand what the writer has written before the solution, they go straight to the solution hoping to get the best. Most times it all ends up in getting a poor result. Writers who teach a particular skill tend to share important tips/pieces of information before sharing the answer to what you are looking for that gives you a clear and wider insight on how to use that content and channel it in the right direction.

Multiple tab opening promotes improper reading and anxiousness
When you search on google about a particular topic, and all the possible solution to what question you are searching for comes up, don't open more than one tab at a time from the search result. Opening lots of tabs make you read in a not detailed way. It makes you read really fast, you jump into the next article and sometimes you end up not getting the best solution. Find the topic that best suits what you are looking for and read through properly. If you are not getting what you need close that tab before opening another one. It helps reduces anxiousness, this is a very practical reading solution.

Use your google dictionary
Don't rush the article, check the meaning of words that you are not familiar with. Quickly use google dictionary or Wikipedia to search for the meaning of any word you don't understand or know the meaning.

Click on those links
I know some website insert too many links while trying to give out needed information but believe me in between lies the answer to what you are looking for.  Click on the links and read the articles also. Remember, no knowledge is lost and it is a win-win situation.

The comment section has solutions
 Check the comment section. Read through the comments to see if anyone was able to get a solution from the article shared. If they left their website link or any form of contact. Contact them and find out more.

Test before sharing
When you read about a subject or blogging solution make sure you have used it practically before sharing it to your audience. There are lots of empty contents online about getting traffic and we just happen to click on it each time we search on google about how to generate traffic because they used the right keywords.

There is always a free solution shared by somebody online, all you need to do is carefully read and apply what you have read to get results.

Have a lovely week. Photo by Alexander Dummer from Pexels Photo by Startup Stock Photos from Pexels
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Friday, November 15, 2019

Bloggers struggling with poor traffic, this is how to generate traffic.

So we all know that traffic is one of the biggest targets of a blog or website owner. This is a major challenge for so many bloggers and we can all relate to it. Ever since google plus shut down, it's been a bit difficult to find a similar open free platform with high traffic that you can easily share your articles on. I went ahead and began to search if I can find a platform like/similar to Google plus because I used Google plus a lot and it worked really well for me, same with other bloggers. There are lots of social and article sharing platforms to share your articles and blog posts on but none can ever be as good as Google plus. Google plus has been shut down but it was indeed a very brilliant platform.

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Google plus was open to everyone and it had a high Seo ranking. We didn't need to log in to view or access articles and all shared articles were also linked to top search engines. There was also a setup for automated share, immediately you share your blog post it automatically shares on google plus and since it was a busy platform the articles kept receiving lots of views daily. Now it's gone and people are searching for a better platform to share articles. Instagram isn't the best place to share an article, that isn't even the purpose of Instagram, it is more a photo app and marketing platform so you need to have a very high influence to be able to get a good number of clicks. Meanwhile, Instagram doesn't open your website on a browser it opens directly on Instagram so I doubt if the traffic coming from Instagram actually counts.

Google plus shut down

Factors are limiting the traffic gain to your blog and these are the factors you need to put into consideration and correct.

Be your number 1 content promoter: Some bloggers find it difficult to share their articles. The competition in the google ranking market is so high and you have to do your best to get your articles to the right audience. What's the aim of writing an article that won't get to the right audience? Getting traffic means putting much effort into sharing your content. You are the boss of the content and so share as many times as you can. Encourage your friends to share your articles on any social platform they are registered on.

Understanding the reason why your website has little or no traffic is a step to solving your poor traffic issue. Share as many times as you can to different social platforms. Joining good social platforms is very important. Some platforms do not permit direct sharing but instead, they ask that you submit the article for review before it is published. If you have to do that make sure you insert lots of clickable links that will re-direct readers back to your website.

Copywrite is a killer: Write your article and always check for Plagiarism. If you copy and paste the content that doesn't belong to you or let us just call it what is it, steal content you are harming your blog or website searchability. Write original content, be creative with your words, and post title. Most people in the blogging business share fashion tips and lifestyles but there are lots of topics yet to be shared. Do not underrate the title of your article, write it down as it comes. It should be unique so when readers visit your blog they read a catchy post title that makes them click on the next post.

Be patient, you are doing just fine. Be informed that traffic grows with time and that is why your choice of word is very important. In other words, using unique searchable words, catchy descriptions, top-ranking keywords, top trendy topic searches, following seasonal trends is totally required to influence the traffic drive to your blog over time. Some articles do not skyrocket immediately some take time and then boom it's receiving thousands of views per day. These are seasonal articles.




Copycat blogger: There are lots of copycat bloggers. It is not wrong to copy the writing style of another blogger as far as you aren't hurting anyone but what happened to be unique? Learn from others but create space for creativity. Some bloggers tend to copy the writing style of another blogger but what you don't know is that sometimes it is better to be original at grade one than appear to be in grade 2 without a proper clue as to what you are doing there. People want to visit your website and read your articles and feel the authenticity of it, not when they read your article it feels similar to another blog they always visit.

Share your article on different social platforms: Monitor the structure of a platform before joining and sharing your article. When you join a social platform or before using any social media platform to share your article, always understand the structure of that social platform and how it works. Monitor usage preference such as do people share more travel content here? is this a DIY network? or a general platform for sharing just any kind of article? This helps you share the right article to the right audience who will, in return, click to view the shared article, thereby increasing your traffic.

Note: Posting regularly increases your traffic.
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Learning sharing patterns:  The are specific sharing tactics to help encourage clickability. Are you aware that different social platforms and follower base require a particular sharing system and pattern to promote your article and increase the number of clicks? The tactics to improve your blog traffic and increase your readers is by sharing and using the right keywords, hashtags and for example, 
*Sometimes it is better to share an article title alongside the link only.
*Post a few catchy words and the link.
Or
*Post half of the article to get readers engaged and put a link for them to continue reading.

Here are different social platforms to join that will help increase your traffic. 

*Pay good attention and read carefully*.

Medium: Before joining a social platform read about it and check how many visitors it gets in a month. I don't advise joining platforms that have premium and free versions. I joined medium for free even tho it has its premium version but I realized that the content about (HOW NZU AFFECTED MY SKIN AND MENSTRUAL CYCLE) which I shared on the medium platform is still generating views back to my website.

Feedspot: Feedspot features all websites and blogs in one place. It rates and ranks blogs from a particular country. For example, if a brand is looking for bloggers from Nigeria, feedspot shows a list of all the bloggers available and registered on their platform making it easy for bloggers to get reached out by brands.
For traffic, feedspot comes in handy in search that patterns people searching for blogs/bloggers/websites from a particular location. Feedspot also automatically shares your content. It shows your post frequency, how many articles you share in a week. You can add your blog, tho it also has a premium version. 


Note: You have to request to add your website or blog. You can add your blog under any country of your choice. For example, look at Top 50 blogs in South Africa.

Here is a picture showing how you can add your blog.

Feedspot


Me.we.com is a social platform for sharing different articles. It is just like Facebook. 
There are open and closed groups you can share your article with. I just started using it.



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Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Cuffing Season: Tips for a Successful First Date

Hot boy summer is gone, but not forgotten. As the temperatures start to drop and the days get
shorter, dating slumps might be hitting us a little harder than usual. If you’re getting back into the
dating scene, use these steps to be fully prepped for #CuffingSeason.

1. Get to know your date.
  Most people — 75% of women and 59% of men check out their date on social media before a first date.
 Use social media as a tool to get to know your date beyond what’s in their Tinder bio.
 Reference it if you need to break any awkward silences, but don’t be creepy!
 For example, if you saw that they went recently went camping, maybe ask if they like the outdoors.

2. Location is everything
 The first date is your opportunity to get to know that person and for them to learn more about you.
 Find a quiet restaurant or bar that has areas where you can escape the noise.
 Don’t meet in a nightclub where you are doing more shouting than communicating.

3. Present your best self
 It’s okay to be nervous, but make sure to smile and be positive and friendly.
 Prioritize personal hygiene, get a fresh haircut and use an acne treatment to prevent any breakouts before the date.
 Put on your favourite outfit, but don’t overdress for the occasion.

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Monday, November 11, 2019

The negative influence of Instagram on youths




Everyone on Instagram is rich, does it ring a bell? Social media use to be a place of friendship, educational forums, and learning but in recent times it has become a place for show off and fake high-class lifestyle. I have been functional on different social platforms, and I have come to understand a lot of things. Media has done so much damage as well as positive outcomes. Everyone on Instagram is rich and doing well, what a big scam. Just maybe the non-Instagram users are the only poor people in the world?

Meaning of SHOW OFF: To boastfully display one's abilities or accomplishments.
According to the Cambridge English dictionary show off means, to behave in a way that is intended to attract attention or admiration, and that other people often find annoying.

Peer pressure is affecting youths and leading many astray. I logged into Instagram and found out that a popular social media personality called Mompha, an Instagram big boy was arrested by the Nigerian Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) for an issue related to fraud. He hasn't yet been proven guilty to the public, but here's my thought when I saw the news on a popular page called instablog.

The average youth spends at least 3-16 hours a day on Instagram doing the following:

1. Influencers. Share Religious and Business contents.

2. Cyberbullying. Fight and use abusive words.

3. Pick up bad habits. Learn bad habits and sleep on pages of boys and girls showing off expensive cars and clothes wondering how they made their money.

4. Crushing on a male/female

5. Begging for money.

6. Marketing.

7. Show off and leave a fake lifestyle.

8. Hacking. Fraudulent activities in general.

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Friday, November 8, 2019

The latest most loved free stock photos on Pexels this week: 11/8/2019

Get inspired by this week's greatest hits
Hi Godisable, From lush landscapes to moody portraits, find your creative spark in these beautiful shots. These are just some of the most popular photos on Pexels this week. Explore more popular photos here.


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Thursday, November 7, 2019

3 free Christmas and new year countdown widgets for blogs and websites.

Who else is counting down to all the holidays remaining in 2019? most people are counting down to 25TH December being Christmas day and some New year, 1 January 2020. Whichever holiday you are looking forward to celebrating, as a blogger or website owner adding a countdown widget to your blog or website is a great way to share the festive holiday fever with your readers.


The best countdown Widgets for Blogs and Websites
3 different countdown widgets perfect for blogs and websites to use for Christmas countdown. Very easy to use. All you need to do is to follow the instructions.

Photo by Suganth on Unsplash
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Wednesday, November 6, 2019

Dress styles to wear to Christmas Dinner, party and homecoming.

Where to buy dresses for Christmas events 

When I think of Christmas I think of a cold white Christmas. Christmas is coming and I am super excited about the season. Some Christians recognize Christmas as the period given to honor the birth of Jesus Christ and so while enjoying the season don't forget the reason for the season.

Are you getting ready for Christmas? what are you wearing on Christmas day? do you have any ideas on what to wear to your Christmas party, dinner, and gala?. Here are different ideas and styles to wear on Christmas holiday special occasion events.

Sequin: Wearing a sequins dress to Christmas dinner or party is a good idea. It reflects the season.
Sequins are made with shiny plastic and they are fancy to wear to dinner. They are pretty easy to style. 


Metallic dress: Mettalic fashion trends are trending and are sparkling and shiny. If you want to sparkle and shine then wear a metallic dress to your Christmas party or gala. Glittering and shiny metallics look great. Metals are great for evening events, they are stylish and classy. They add sophistication to your look. You can incorporate metallic footwear or makeup.

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Lace dresses: are pretty feminine and with the floral pattern, it creates an eye-catching look. A  lace dress is stylish and has the ultimate sophistication.
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Tuesday, November 5, 2019

Pain is not just a physical sensation.

Pain is a bad emotional experience that no one wants to feel.
Pain is a slow killer. Pain can eat deep into our minds. Pain can bring about positive or negative influence.

Everyone is striving for the top. Everyone wants to be the best and move as fast as they can to get to the top but not everyone is achieving that goal. You might be going through tough times, you are struggling just to keep your head above and breath. You are trying but things do not seem to be walking out the way you planned. You probably should be in a different place in this time of your life but you are here wondering why it has to be this way. You are smiling for the sake of appearance and it really hurts deep down but well what can you do?.



For some everything is working so well but they have a broken heart, relationship, marriage or family causing them constant pain. You feel the void of true love and you are constantly in a wondering state and asking yourself different questions. It hurts to feel alone, to be in a dark place and feel like no one cares about you.

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Saturday, November 2, 2019

cute mugs to gift an acquaintance : Christmas

Gifting doesn't have to be seasonal, you can decide to be good for goodness sake. It doesn't hurt to be nice to someone at your workplace, church, small groups, schools, or any organization you find yourself. Showing an act of love sometimes goes a long way than we see or can even imagine. We all have nice acquaintances that deserve a mug or even more.  They might have been there unknowing to them. A little thank you won't hurt.

Mugs are gifts that are not so practical to me, but I can also say they are the best gifts to give to a not so close person. Gifting is a choice and should come from the heart. Here are cute mugs options to gift an acquaintance.




















Blue mugs






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Friday, November 1, 2019

54 days to Christmas and so what?

The year is already coming to an end. I am counting down.
Today which is the 1st of  November 2019 marks 54 days to December 25, 2019, Christmas. Are you excited?.

Who else is getting the Christmas fever like me?. The year ran so fast but I am pretty excited for 2020 and my new journey and career path. 

Are you still thinking of what to do this Christmas? I have one tip for you 

JUST RELAX AND ENJOY THE HOLIDAY SEASON.






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