Monday morning inspo

Happy Monday everyone! Here’s a little inspiration for the start of your week. May it be a great one.

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Mich x

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No struggle, no progress

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Happy Monday everyone. How was your weekend? I was at yet another beautiful wedding. Boy, I love my church. So many couples finding happiness and love the right way, and Saturday was an excellent example of that. The church is where I found my husband and I’m so glad I did.

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“If there is no struggle, there is no progress.”

I believe that this is true. We don’t get anything without working hard for it. Blessings don’t just fall into our laps, which is why they taste that much sweeter knowing how hard we had to persevere for them.

It is also the reason why we should never give up. Because once we stop ‘struggling’, the progress we were making grinds to a halt and we become stagnant.

So keep going, no matter hard it is, no matter how many rejections you receive and closed doors slam in your face. The struggle is worth the victory at the end.


From today, I will be off social media and away from all secular entertainment because I am doing a 21-day detox once again. I have done it many times before and it has always been so good for me. I’m sure this one will be much better. So no posts for three weeks and I will be back in September.

Thanks for reading and see you soon.

Mich x

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A Bournemouth photo diary

Last Thursday, I took my hubby to Bournemouth for a weekend staycation for his birthday. I seized the opportunity to use it as a break away from my routine too. It was very much needed.

We left on Thursday morning and upon arriving in Bournemouth, we settled into our room at the Hampton by Hilton.

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Our view from our room.

That afternoon, we went to Nando’s and watched Spiderman: Homecoming in the cinema.

The next day (my hubby’s birthday) is when we really got to explore. We went to the beach and discovered beautiful gardens. Even though it wasn’t as warm as we hoped it would be, and though the waves were quite rough, I loved feeling the cold water on my feet. It was so refreshing. My hubby ran away from it. He said it was too cold for him. I laughed so much. I just loved being there, unable to see where the waters ended. It was fascinating.

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Bournemouth Pier

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I loved these ombre coloured huts. I couldn’t resist snapping pictures of them.

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I loved the view of the pier from above.
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I thought that this hotel was so pretty.
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This was a museum, but we didn’t go in, so I just took a quick pic instead.

Fortunately, we got hungry and took McDonald’s back to our room before the torrential rains began to pour down. We fell asleep in the comfy beds, and managed to make it out again for the hubby’s birthday dinner at Frankie & Benny’s. Unfortunately, it was still raining, but the restaurant was just round the corner, so we didn’t get too wet.

We had to leave on the Saturday, but not before a delicious breakfast. Breakfast at this hotel is just the best. Full english, is there any other way?

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I loved being in Bournemouth. I only wish that that the weather had been warmer, but who could have known. It’s July for crying out loud! But I believe that the hubby and I will be back.

Mich x

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Stronger

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Good morning everyone and happy Monday.

A quick Motivational Monday post for you all; I believe today’s quote is pretty self-explanatory.

We often don’t realise how strong we are, how much we can actually take. We only discover our inner strength when we are faced with certain problems, but we don’t allow them to break us.

So, don’t give in too easily. You never know what you are capable of.

Mich x

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Have a healthy attitude

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Good morning everyone. I hope you had a wonderful weekend, and I believe that you will have an even greater week.

“A healthy attitude is contagious but don’t wait to catch it from others. Be a carrier.”

Yes, having a good and healthy attitude is contagious. So is having a negative one. People can read you and feed off of your energy. If you are always miserable and pessimistic, they will want to stay away from you. If you always have something positive to share, people will want to be close to you.

It may be that they aren’t optimistic and just want to grasp a little of what you have for themselves. That is how much having a healthy attitude matters, because you could influence people.

I learnt something yesterday that changed me: when I choose to stay in the shadows, I’m being selfish because my light could make all the difference for someone who needs it.

Hearing this was a reality check because it described who I have been over the past year. I’d allowed a problem I’d been going through to cause me to fade into the background, and I was happy there in my own space. I didn’t want to be disturbed and I didn’t care. But it was only yesterday, when God used someone to tell me the above message, that I realised that for the past year I have been wrong. And I don’t think my attitude helped anyone. I was only harming myself.

So, today’s Happy Quote is more of a note to self rather than a Motivational Monday quote for you all, and I’m going to be working on this. But hopefully, it helps someone too.

Have a great day.

Mich x

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Be initiative

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Happy Monday everyone! How was your weekend?


“Stop chasing what’s now and create what is next.”

When I pulled this quote out of my Happy Jar, I thought it was so relevant to the here and now.

There is only one way to do the same thing, but so many different ways to be unique. There can be a tendency to copy when you see someone succeeding in a particular area or doing a certain thing that is getting attention.

But instead of trying your hand at what they are doing, why not be initiative? You could be the one to think of the next big thing. Don’t be the same as everyone else. Be a leader, not a follower.

Of course, there is nothing wrong with doing the same thing as everyone else… if that’s all you want to be known for.

I’d rather be known for being initiative. How about you? I hope this post gives you something to think about.

Have a great day.

Mich x

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No one is in charge

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Happy Monday everyone! How was your weekend?

It was my 26th birthday on Saturday, so my hubby and I went to see the Lion King in theatre. I’ve seen it before as a child, but I wanted to see it again, so I told him to take me. I was trying not to compare it to the first time I saw it, because as a child, everything looks twice as big as it is. But I loved it nonetheless.

On Thursday, the hubby is taking me to Burger and Lobster, which I’ve been wanting to go to for the longest while. That was also a personal request. See, men are not mind readers. When you tell them what you want, that is exactly what you get. 😉


“No one is in charge of your happiness except you.”

You and I cannot allow people to dictate the way that we feel. This gives them power over us, and we are worth much more than that.

Don’t allow anyone to make you feel inferior or unimportant. I’ve had my fair share of that and it’s a horrible feeling. That is why I take pleasure in making people feel good about themselves. I enjoy seeing and making people smile because… why not? If I could turn someone’s frown upside down, why wouldn’t I? If I could make a positive impact in their life, why wouldn’t I? Why should I be mean ,or rude, or dismissive?

But the point of this post is that, you should be happy in yourself, despite whether others go out of their way to make you feel good or not. You should know and be content enough to flick your hair and walk with confidence, regardless of whether someone acknowledges you or not. It has taken me a while to get to this point, but I am happy that I’m finally here. If I leave the house and take pride in my outfit, I don’t need a compliment to make me feel better about myself. Hearing one would be nice, right, but it doesn’t mean that my world will fall apart if I don’t get any.

I’ve learnt to be my own person, to be happy with me. That is all that matters.

My husband can make me happy, and he knows how to, but when he is not around, I am completely content in my own company. Because, before I met him, I had learnt to be happy with me.

When you are in charge of your happiness, no one can tell you how you should or should not feel. Be confident in yourself. It will take you a long way.

I hope this has helped someone today. Have a great Monday.

Mich x

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