HELLO JULY!!!

Hola!


Welcome to JULY.

What’s the rush though?

2017 is going really FAST *sniffs*

And for some reasons I have started to feel like I’m actually older than I really am. ๐Ÿ˜’๐Ÿ˜Ÿ

Maybe my staying mostly indoors has something to do with it, because thanks to MDCN, yours sincerely has been living a pretty domesticated life lately.
Like I’m almost always home all day, everyday, and I have actually started reading articles for stay-at-home mums (just because), only that I’m neither married nor with kids yet. Sigh.
So my domestic roles cut across being a personal trainer to my parents (in our amateur morning stretching exercises ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚), 

#FitFam Squad

to helping to plan and prepare Family Meals (because I love Food Time Tables),

and also playing the House Doctor, especially prescribing antimalarial drugs (because if it looks like and feels like Malaria, it’s likely Malaria, right? I know WHO now recommends testing before treating Malaria, but with the ceaseless rainfall and relentless mosquitoes at home, there’s no time to waste time).


Just so you know, in the last week of June, I was also a victim to what I suspected to be Malaria and it rendered me almost useless to myself and those around me. I stayed in bed for days and even suffered a bout of depression (not clinically ofcourse). It was while recuperating that I wrote this poem LIFE 101.

Sickness of any type is especially frustrating for me because not only is it distressing, I also find it depressing and distracting. Bottomline is I don’t like to be sick, because it puts me out of CONTROL. Medical doctor or not, Sickness is Terrible!
Anyway, I’m so thankful I’m back on my two feet without having to go into the Emergency room. Hallelujah!

Now let’s roll into the JULY VIBES!

1. Song on replay:

Love me too much (Travis Greene)

2. Scripture for the month:

Habakkuk 2:2-3

Picture Perfect Scripture!

This is a much needed WORD for my season of wait! 

3. Currently reading:

The four loves (C.S Lewis)

“Friendship can be a school of virtue but also a school of vice. It makes good men better and bad men worse.”

Lioness Arising (Lisa Bevere)

“If God has spoken, believe him. Go where he asks you to go; listen to what he says to you. Follow this lion as he leads, and trust the “knowing” even when others might not understand.”

Unstoppable (Christine Caine)

“Faith is always one generation from extinction and we are the ones entrusted with carrying the baton for this generation and handing it off to the next.”

Innovation & Entrepreneurship (Peter F Drucker)
“Innovators should not be rewarded for failure but certainly not to be penalized for trying. An innovation is expected to start small but end big.”

Passing It On (Myles Munroe)
“Mentoring has more to do with association than with instruction.”

The Bible: The book of 2 Kings

Elisha!!! Powerful in death as in life!
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– The 30-31-30 Devotional by Eziaha.
In one word, the devotional is DEEP! You need to read it to understand what I’m saying. God bless Coach E as always! Pls download the FAB E Reader App here and look up the devotional too, even if it’s the free version.
4. Still learning:
Spanish and Igbo languages.

5. Just completed:

An 8-week StoryCrafting Course Online, and I’m so glad I participated.

Among other things the course has helped me to pay a closer attention not only to what I write, but also how I write. Another class is coming up soon, so if you’re interested you can check out this link.

6. Recent Adventure:

So I bashed my Dad’s car while driving into our compound one sunny afternoon ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚
insert *Tony Tetuila’s You don hit my car*

Thank God nothing was broken and no one was injured!
My parents were kind enough to laugh it off, and everyone began to recount their bashing experiences too…lol

7. New Muse

I started keeping a Goodness Journal from the first of July. 


This beautiful journal is a gift from my mum and I love how colorful it looks.
So basically it’s like A Book Of Remembrance for every good deed done (or kind word spoken) to me each day, whether by a loved one or a total stranger. The idea is to be able to reflect on these, when things get a little bit tough and also to keep my benefactors in prayers. So for every good thing you do to me this month, I get to treasure it foreverSo what are you waiting for?๐Ÿ˜œ๐Ÿ˜…

8. Inspiration from around the web:

i. Me, Myself and Lies 

ii. Stop Confusing Physical Attraction with Chemistry

iii. The Ministry of home-making 

iv. Eggshells

PS: You can now follow me on Instagram @eunice_smiles.

Thank you for reading, 

And have a Fabulous July!
:::requ1ne:::
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BEAUTIFUL MINDS -1

This post is not about me per se.

It is about those who have contributed to sharpen my mind into what it is today.

The biblical saying “Iron sharpens Iron” rings true.

Here’s to all the wonderful people that make it such a honor to participate in the blogging community.

I call them the BEAUTIFUL MINDS. They are my favorite bloggers.

Theย ones who have chosen to lend their voices and be heard across the globe irrespective of race, culture, education,ย social status or religion.


I’ve sat again and again, to drink from their wells of wisdom and I keep going back for more.

To be honest, my life has been enriched in every way by these BEAUTIFUL MINDS.

Kindly visit their blogs:
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1. Adroitmedic’s blog.

He’s my mentor in the Blogville who deserves a special mention for introducing me to a world so beautiful. He’s an amazing writer, a skilled photographer and dedicated doctor.

2. The F.A.B Sister’s blog.

I can’t get enough of what this woman writes. The joy and love Eziaha pours into each of her posts is epic. She is a wife and a mother who portrays how to love and serve God in a practical way.ย 

3. BeautyBeyondBones.

A real life with real issues. Such an amazing testimony her story is. I love how she writes of her faith ย in God at every opportunity.

4. Just us girls Naija.

She makes wifehood, motherhood and ministry look on FLEEK, all to the glory of God. I like that she’s open about her story, struggles and victories.

5. Dr. N’s musings.

Her ongoing fiction series: THE WOMAN I DESERVE keeps me in suspense. Plus she’s a Doctor, a Wife and a Mother too!

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Thank you ALL for doing what you know how to do.
You inspire me.

:::requ1ne:::