Living Life Day by Day

Barbadian mother writing on life while aiming towards God's perfect peace … one day at a time.

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Friendship Friday!


Nathan and friends


Today is Friendship Friday! Celebrate a friend – call them, send a note or card, hug them, love them.  Why? Because a great friend is one of the best things in life. So are you ready? Then get set and go! Your friend is waiting for you to make their day :-)

“Friends can help each other. A true friend is someone who lets you have total freedom to be yourself – and especially to feel. Or, not feel. Whatever you happen to be feeling at the moment is fine with them. That’s what real love amounts to – letting a person be what he really is.” Jim Morrison

Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their labor: If either of them falls down, one can help the other up. But pity anyone who falls
    and has no one to help them up.” Ecclesiastes 4:9-10 (NIV)

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Good, better, best … or average?

Photo by Jackie Vanterpool

Photo by Jackie Vanterpool

This weekend:

“Refuse to be average. Let your heart soar as high as it will.” A.W. Tozer

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You are not perfect …and that’s okay!


I loved this post – not because I think a mirror can be a dangerous thing, but because it’s so ‘me’. I look into my mirror and see age spots, dull eyes, tired complexion – for starters. Further staring leads to arms, stomach, hips and thighs which can all do with some serious toning. My hair is bored to tears from being held hostage daily in a tight bun and my entire persona is screaming: will somebody please please help me!!!
It would be great to have a sexy hairstyle, smooth skin and a runway model body … maybe … realistically – not at my age! But I’m going to love myself, take practical steps and stay teachable; I’m definitely not perfect …and yes, that’s ok because in the meantime I can still try to be a better person. Do you agree?

Originally posted on Inspiring Nuggets:

You are not perfect

I looked at myself in the mirror one morning and told myself these simple words” I am not perfect… and that’s okay. It didn’t end there though, I decided to be a “better me”. I was not out to be better than my friends or anyone around me but simply be the best I could possibly be. That was about 18 years ago, even though I am not perfect, I am a much better person today because of that simple decision.  Here are some of the tips I find very valuable:

1. Love yourself: the first step in the journey to a better you is coming to terms with the fact that you are not perfect and if you think carefully about it no one is. Accept and love “you”.  For me at that point, I was grateful for my strength and looked to God to help me overcome…

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I Hate Bad News


It was a long hard day. Early in the morning, the news was bad. Found out someone lost their mom and someone lost their granddaddy – both loved ones leaving us on Nathan’s birthday. The families in both cases were extremely close knit. I didn’t know how those left behind were going to hold on. I hate bad news. Continue reading


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