Four Things I 🖤 – 12th February 2018 | Gratitude Journal

⊱ཞ🖤 No. 1: Taro Root ཞ⊰

Guys! I just found out nduma aka arrow roots is the same as taro root… now you know we out here trying to keep up with the Joneses Kardashians, so from this moment moving forward, I have erased the words nduma and arrow root from my vocabulary and I will only be referring to this tasty root as TARO ROOT NNNKAYYY?!

My God! Thank you! Thank you for creating such perfection… Waaaaaaa! These Taro roots taste like what I imagine nectar from the heavens would taste like… I am enjoying having these boiled with my morning coffee, and for the few minutes I am devouring these… all is well in the universe, I don’t have any problems fitting in my jeans; The Mugabe Shuffle challenge is not a thing and he can walk upright without a cane; Kalonzo is not asking every Tom Dick and Sally to hold him back before he spontaneously swears himself in as Vice President (wasee nishike! nishike nabla nijiswear in! NISHIKE!)… I mean everything is PERFECTION!!!!

I can only imagine what would happen if I turned these into a Taro root curry!!! Guys hold me back! Hold me back before I attempt diving into my plate… its shallow and I’ll hurt myself!


⊱ཞ🖤 No. 2 & 3: Living In The Now & My Maasai Choker ཞ⊰

I am loving being present, I don’t always excel at it (Pinterest is the devil!) but I am consciously trying to be fully present whether thats when I’m working, as a parent, as a wife, in my friendships, I am cultivating showing up 100%, so say if I’m having a lunch date with a friend, I am not going to be thinking about how much content I need to be creating or a meeting that I have later in the week or how good the trip I just took was ( which by the way was awesome! I was in Amboseli and I don’t know what I should be more excited about the new Maasai bead Choker ⇓⇓ ⇓⇓ I got or the memories we made as a family! P.S: I have the best husband ever!)


I digress, which I get is quite contradictory to the point I was trying to make! Being fully present in the present moment! I have a tendency to distract myself ( curse Netflix…Note to self: renew the Netflix subscription)…. well if you can’t tell being present in a world full of distractions is not the easiest thing!! Ever heard of this ⇓⇓ ⇓⇓??

Life is what happens to you while you are busy making other plans – John Lennon

It’s so true, don’t get bogged down by what happened in the past (if you do catch yourself and snap out of it real quick!) because you cannot change anything in the past, learn from it and move on. In the same breath while it’s good to envision your future don’t get engrossed in the ‘when’…you know ‘when will it ever happen?’. What I am doing is focusing on the ‘now’  and being fully present in all your relationships (including my relationship with myself.)

Realize deeply that the present moment is all you will ever have ~ Eckhart Tolle

PSSSSSTTTTTTT: I would highly recommend reading Eckhart Tolle’s The Power of Now.

⊱ཞ🖤 No. 4: Wooden Utensils ཞ⊰

I loooove wood (that’s what she said!)… all kinds of wood! I’m especially loving my wooden utensils! They photograph like a dream!! The bowl to the right is actually bamboo, so is the lantern…thought technically not a utensil, it makes a good prop! As I was rounding up all the pretty wooden utensils I have I realised that I have quite the penchant for bone utensils as well… I love the bone salad mixers! to your left!!

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Oh and you see that chest, its filled with love letters from my real life taro root, from when we were dating till now, It’s literally filled to the brim, a good chunk of those are apology letters 🙆🏾‍♀️ 🤷🏾‍♀️ 🖤  🤷🏽‍♂️ 🙆🏽‍♂️!! #marriage!

⊱ཞ🖤 No. 4: Green Tea with a hint of Jasmineཞ⊰

I looooove  my jasmine green tea!!! and I am yet to find one that compares to the Safari Lounge Jasmine Rain tea… both aesthetically and taste wise….. I just never thought I would wax lyrical about tea but here I am!

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Last year in April I actually reached out to them, here’s a screen shot of my request plea to them ⇓⇓ ⇓⇓:

Screen Shot 2018-02-12 at 15.04.18.pngIf you were in doubt that manifestation works then tell me what this is?! because they now retail their tea tents and the packaging is beautiful ⇓⇓ ⇓⇓!!!! it’s like a teepee for their tea tents!! I love it when a company puts in as much consideration into aesthetics as well as function …or in this case taste!

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I love having my jasmine rain in the afternoon as I wind down on my workday!

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