When Death, Time & Love Write Back 

I don’t like movies that make me cry.

Watching Collateral Beauty starring Will Smith had me squinting my eyes.

collateral_beautyHolding my tears back with my eyelids.

It’s been a while since I’ve watched a movie like that.

Evoking so much emotions then throwing me out of wack after it was done with me.

It was Mr. Smith’s best performance to date.

Enjoyed listening to the story behind the scenes on how he also experienced loss during the making of the movie.

How he just went all out in giving it all through the film.

Can’t wait until it’s out on Blu-ray.

It’s worth the watch.

Please forgive me.

I’m sorry.

Thank you.

I love you.

~ Musa

How Was Your Average, Perfect Day?

I read a beautiful blog post, shared by my team leader in the work group Whatsapp (how I despise these groups) titled The Perfect Average Day.

Like the English saying, I walked a mile in her shoes.

Or was it her high heels.

It was relatable.

Well written.

I loved it.

But some of my work colleagues didn’t.

Commenting about how she should use the opportunities within her company to better her living conditions.

To better HER perfect, average day.

Another commented about how there’s nothing special about her day since there are others who go through worse.

Another commented on what kind of response did the writer want? Compassion?

In the back of mind I thought, guys…it’s not a competition.

It’s not about compassion.

Why the hostility?

Is it shame, or embarrassment?

Having some parts of your life displayed like that for all to see, maybe making you feel intimidated?

Or was it because it was a woman who wrote that story?

Did she struck a cord maybe?

This was because I believed she wrote that just to share a part of her life with a receptive audience.

Just because she writes and that’s what writers do.

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No hidden agendas.

Maybe that’s the writer in me talking.

Maybe they are acting this way because it’s one of those photos that don’t make it to their Instagrams.

Because it has no filter.

Too real.

In the world of the Internet, there is no such thing as over sharing.

So instead of pointing out their insecurities, I decided to blog about it here.

I do my best to avoid an argument.

It’s like what this book I’m re-reading says,

“A man convinced against his will is of the same opinion still.”
How To Make Friends and Influence People. 

I’m sorry.

Please forgive me.

Thank you.

I love you.

~ Musa

PS. By the way here’s the link to the blog I’m talking about http://conversationswithaesha.blogspot.co.za/2017/04/the-perfect-average-day.html?m=0

“Leave Your Baggage Behind” by Dr John Demartini

Dr John Demartini wrote on Facebook:

“Many people walk through their lives dragging their emotional baggage because of a misperceived past and events they have never appreciated and loved.

Just in case you’re carrying any unnecessary loads, I encourage you to do this one thing now.

Make a list of every single thing in your life that you resent, or anything you have not loved, anything you think you made a mistake on, whatever you think you could have done ‘better.’

Then go through those items, one by one, and ask yourself:

How did it serve me?

How did it serve others?

Respond to these two questions again and again, until you discover the benefits of these actions and events, and see the balance, the order, and the gifts resulting from them in your life and in the lives of others.

Click on the link to receive your FREE Gift: Audio Download on Leave Your Baggage Behind: http://bit.ly/KYjafq

I love you.

Thank you.

Happy Holidays!

Merry Christmas!

~ Musawenkosi Tshoaele

Is Taking Time Out & Giving Himself A Gift, In The Present

Spending the next week at the coast on a planned vacation with some fellow co-workers.

I’m an inlander and the ocean is a luxury for me.

Witnessing the waves crashing against the rocky beach of the Durban south coast, especially if you take in, or attempt to take in, her beauty in its entirety, listening with all of your body and spirit, the mediocre experience can become one of extraordinary enlightement.

I’m on the level of attracting any excuse of experiencing joy.

And this happens easiest when I’m of present mind, because I’m losing energy when I hold on the past turned out (a period which I cannot do anything about in any case).

And the only way I can influence the future is from what I am and do right now.

That’s why the Present is a Gift.

If you do facebook see if this group tickles your fancy.

Yours in abundant love,

Musawenkosi Tshoaele

PS. I know I know I’ll get you the pics for durbs 😉 I owe ’em!