COURAGE-REBLOGGED

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I am slowly realizing that not many people read the posting that I write daily, that hurts, they are after the comments. I dedicatedly sit and do this everyday, and I think I bring good subjects often times to the table, am I wrong? real question, please answer me, truthfully. I really look forward to our interactions daily. The peepers are many, but that is all they are, peepers. Recently one peeper had the nerve to email me for the words for my poem which I wrote when I was eleven years old entitled “Spike Heel Boot”. I wrote half of the lyrics on the Honorable Louise Bennett post, she peep and ah send mi email fi Miss Lou poem (my own enuh), when I clearly wrote on the post that I wrote it, and want lyrics to other works of Miss Lou. She never comment here yet, but waan come reap, bright an outta order! oonuh must read the posts!

It takes courage to bawl out smaddy whey waan teef mi lyrics and nuh business! It takes courage to get every morning when you want to sleep and write these post with dedication, (lol, I am throwing shade at you all, ah so mi tan). It takes courage to do many things in this life, and so I urge you all to share your courageous moments with me today, or add to this post.

Courage Reposted -by Obara Meji

It takes courage to make Spiritual decisions. It takes courage to face the worlds challenges everyday. It takes courage to adjust your lives. It takes courage to stand up for yourself, in a world which is so critical of you. It takes courage to continue daring for better, and actively pursuing it. It takes courage to love. It takes courage to forgive. It takes courage to release and let go. It takes courage to make sacrifices. It takes courage to embrace anything which society believes is not the norm. It takes courage to learn to drive. It takes courage to go back to school. It takes courage to raise your hand in class. It takes courage to tell someone you love them and mean it. It takes courage to believe that you are loved. It takes courage to ignore the frailties of the world. It takes courage to let others know that you read this blog. It takes to be yourself, which at times is the hardest to do. It takes courage to have a voice and use it. It takes courage to not give into fear. It takes courage to cut your loses and get on with your life. It takes courage to step through the front door.

It takes courage to admit your flaws or your faults. It takes courage to see your inner beauty and strength, looking beyond superficiality. It takes courage to stand up and speak out for another. It takes courage to attack life on behalf of others. It takes courage to be present in your life. It takes courage not to bend to pressure. It takes courage not to make the power of money ruin you. It takes courage to leave a toxic relationship. It takes courage to look at being fired from your job as God’s way of telling you that greater is to come. It takes courage to believe that your chaotic life will change one day and all be well. It takes courage to embrace your spirituality. It takes courage to begin a new relationship. It takes courage to move away from your comfort zone and begin life on your own. It takes courage to be a parent. It takes courage to be a single parent. It takes courage to face your detractors. It takes courage to sleep alone, feeling lonely and sad. It takes courage to get a reading, some people don’t want to know. It takes courage to dare to dream higher than what others expect. It takes courage to be defiant in the face of adversity. It takes courage to remove the limitations placed on you because of your race, or ethnicity. It takes courage! It takes courage to own your freedom and explore all your possibilities. It takes courage to let go off your mothers hand. It takes courage to refuse time to non essential activities. It takes courage to stand up to a friend. It don’t mean you are weak if you turn the other cheek, walk away from trouble if you can the song says…It takes courage to walk away from a fight. It takes courage to stand up and speak. It takes courage to sit down and listen. It takes courage not to be a victim of anything. It takes courage to free your mind. It takes courage to step aside. It takes courage to trust. It takes courage to explore and accept things that you learn from the Bible or the Koran or your faith. It takes courage to change. It takes courage to accept change!

“The two hardest tests on the spiritual road are the patience to wait for the right moment and the courage not to be disappointed with what we encounter.”
― Paulo CoelhoVeronika Decides to Die

“Whatever you do, you need courage. Whatever course you decide upon, there is always someone to tell you that you are wrong. There are always difficulties arising that tempt you to believe your critics are right. To map out a course of action and follow it to an end requires some of the same courage that a soldier needs. Peace has its victories, but it takes brave men and women to win them.”
― Ralph Waldo Emerson

“I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear.”
― Nelson Mandela

“Have courage for the great sorrows of life and patience for the small ones; and when you have laboriously accomplished your daily task, go to sleep in peace. God is awake.”
― Victor Hugo

“Courage isn’t having the strength to go on – it is going on when you don’t have strength.”
― Napoleon

Ẹni tó bá ní tòún bàjẹ́, tó bá rí ti ẹlòmíì á yin Ọlọ́run lógo. /

Whoever feels his case is deplorable will thank God on learning of another’s…..Yoruba Proverb!

[Contentment and an attitude of gratitude are crucial.]

All religion are valid as long as it teaches peace and love…..Obara Meji!

There are no disappointments in life, only lessons learned…..Obara Meji

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5 years ago

This website was… how do I say it? Relevant!! Finally I have
found something that helped me. Appreciate it!

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Your skirt is beautiful and it suits you so so well !

Ty
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Ty
5 years ago

Hey Nunu…we going to buss some clappers…will be back for class…

NuNu
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5 years ago

Good evening folks! Almost time to go to class

Courtney
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5 years ago

Good evening guys popping in before work .

Obara throwing shade today lol I love it.

I read most of the time (no shade) often times depends what’s happening at that moment I will come back at a later time when my mind is more at ease.. I appreciate the writings because when I ultimately need a pick me up or word of encouragement, I always find the blog and nestled In these posts is exactly what I need at the present time.

MTH
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MTH
5 years ago

Courage, courage, courage. Courage is going after your dreams inspite of what others/anyone thinks. On Saturday Big M came in and was telling a story that an African man was on the bus and he spoke, the ppl heard his accent and took him off the bus. Courage, is being bold in telling my children that they will not get Ebola and it will pass quickly. I heard Little M telling her friend emphatically that we will not get Ebola (cause my mother says so and my knows a lot of things). Yes, her mom learnt her stuff right here… Read more »

Cami
5 years ago
Reply to  MTH

Gwan Mama Bear, baby cub proud of mama bear. It sweet you when you overheard the confidence your daughter have in you don’t, MTH?

Now, whey dem tek the man off the bus? lol

Ty
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Ty
5 years ago
Reply to  MTH

We can Choopid sometimes u see…di man should a cuss out dem claat…

Ty
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Ty
5 years ago
Reply to  MTH

I am so proud of little M, she so sweet …. I love her confidence…

MTH
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MTH
5 years ago

Teach, it tek courage fi a laugh offa yu wiked joke dem an know sey mi naah wear nuh pampas…Teach, nuh tell mi sey yu guh as far as toput on the red dat inna d imiggle a far-rid. Now, it tek courage mi nuh falla fashion a guhh red up fi mi face.

MTH
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MTH
5 years ago

Mi fambily mi sey unno mek mi pred wey. YW yu nuh easy a fall-e-tee. AMH or Ham, longtime mi nuh si yu mi girl. Cami and Bubblez, Lion paw. Unno is de bestet people.

MTH
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MTH
5 years ago

Love and light all mi chargies. It takes courage to share your story and I am sharing a part of mine. Its not the surgery that my dad did that made me so hopelessly depressed. My dad did his surgery onTuesday and was in serious pains. Yesterday, I could not go see him and my sister went. My sister had a little difficulty finding him as Idid not give her the full info and she could not have called me. My sister told me that it took her a very long time to find him. When our uncle was in… Read more »

Cami
5 years ago
Reply to  Obara Meji

I have a very close friend, I told her when she want to have “skin color conversations” to speak to me freely. I rather she ask and talk about what’s on her mind with me than with a person who’ll take offense. She is a sweet person and I would hate for someone to offend her while she seeking answers to questions that people want to take as taboo.

Other than that, 2 bottles of red and we laugh at the stupidity of mankind.

Cami
5 years ago
Reply to  Obara Meji

Too bad you have to make a disclaimer before stating your facts. lolol. But it is what it is…All that sin from the past cannot go unaccounted for, and I cannot understand why the whites prolong this act of supremacy knowing the evil history of it…oh well I guess we’ll see the outcome when we move on from this realm.

I know me and Yw ago share a seat and a buss joke inna de hall a judgement…don’t bro? lolol

Cami
5 years ago
Reply to  Obara Meji

lol, since yu a browning you’ll just look like a Hindu-British, lol

Subtract cultural practices and the Euro dipping in India…I can’t understand why the darkest of the darkest Hindu think they are above dark skin Black people…dwrln

Yw
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Yw
5 years ago
Reply to  Obara Meji

yuh mean saying is sensi im planting?

Yw
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Yw
5 years ago
Reply to  Obara Meji

Cause im sey im is the don inna di juggling. Ah bear rumors ah gwan…

Cami
5 years ago
Reply to  Yw

De world seems to be built on rumors, lol

Yw
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Yw
5 years ago

Nuh chue, as yuh sey dat…ah wha mi a go nam? Dis sweet ting fi divali aren’t no joke

Yw
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Yw
5 years ago
Reply to  Obara Meji

Is not NYAMaste is Namaste

Yw
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Yw
5 years ago
Reply to  Obara Meji

It tek courage fi tap nyam meat and have it start register now…ever notice that AMH spell HAM. It sad when you start to see food name in people name….no sah, sad…

Cami
5 years ago
Reply to  Yw

lolol… it can pronounce said way to. Hi AMH.

AMH
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AMH
5 years ago
Reply to  Cami

love n light Cami

AMH
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AMH
5 years ago
Reply to  Obara Meji

mi nah missin teach jus hush hush

kiabubblez
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kiabubblez
5 years ago

Hi AMH long time….It take courage to face those fears and insecurities and still like yourself…it can be done tho

AMH
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AMH
5 years ago
Reply to  kiabubblez

much love Kia

Yw
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Yw
5 years ago
Reply to  AMH

AMH: It takes courage to let me see you after all this time and think that I will not chuble (trouble) you :).

AMH
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AMH
5 years ago
Reply to  Yw

Though you have not seen much of me I have taken a lot from our wonderful teachers daily posts during this potentially overwhelming time.

Opposite sides of a similar coin.

Yw
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Yw
5 years ago
Reply to  AMH

Look at your avatar’s glasses. It is mine in reverse: upside down and cornea instead of pupil.

Yw
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Yw
5 years ago
Reply to  AMH

Time passages. Indulge me in a little song: “Ooooo girl, things are going to get easier. Oooo child things will get brighter…” Seriously, though, light, love and positive energy to you.

AMH
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AMH
5 years ago
Reply to  Yw

Thanks YW we will take all we can get!! love the tune btw

Yw
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Yw
5 years ago
Reply to  AMH

You say that because you don’t hear my voice wid it 🙂 but is the thought (keep telling yourself that Yw)

AMH
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AMH
5 years ago
Reply to  Yw

my dear mother can’t hold a tune in a cup but I still think every note is pure gold, all music with joy is beautiful

Yw
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Yw
5 years ago
Reply to  AMH

Listen 3 little birds

AMH
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AMH
5 years ago

Thank you once again Obara for putting yourself out there for us. I feel more confident after reading today that I am courageous and I am so grateful to you for the reminder not to fall prey to my fears and insecurities.
Many blessings to you. To all of you.

Yw
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Yw
5 years ago
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Yw
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Yw
5 years ago

It tek courage fi tell ah…..person….GWEH!!! Yu mussi mad, ah try come tek mi tings…

kiabubblez
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kiabubblez
5 years ago

Cho it take courage just to get outa bed daily wid bill and sam a hunt mi dung 😀 😀 dem pesky isi kmt

Yw
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Yw
5 years ago
Reply to  kiabubblez

Dem two mussi serial stalker, dem really pesky fi choot.

kiabubblez
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kiabubblez
5 years ago
Reply to  Yw

Yu zeet smh

kiabubblez
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kiabubblez
5 years ago

It takes courage to believe that your chaotic life will change one day and all be well…Thank yu Obara for help with this… Mi did a spin like gig 😀

Yw
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Yw
5 years ago
Reply to  Obara Meji

It takes courage to DARE to be who you are when everyday people try to label and cause doubt within you. Like yu quote from Mandela, courage is facing fear not the absence of it.,,,,,,,,,,,,,, (just some comma special for you)

kiabubblez
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kiabubblez
5 years ago

Greetings ES fambo glad to hear Baba M is recovering. Obara Charles YW Nunu hail

It takes courage to be ME everyday but I wouldn’t want to be anyone else in the world… LOL

Yw
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Yw
5 years ago
Reply to  kiabubblez

This is for you Kia B (of course, change the man to ooman)
“Happy the man, and happy he alone,
He who can call today his own:
He who, secure within, can say,
Tomorrow do thy worst, for I have lived today.
Be fair or foul or rain or shine
The joys I have possessed, in spite of fate, are mine.
Not Heaven itself upon the past has power,
But what has been, has been, and I have had my hour. ” – John Dryden

Yw
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Yw
5 years ago
Reply to  Yw

“Not Heaven itself upon the past has power” – Always curious bout this line….

kiabubblez
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kiabubblez
5 years ago
Reply to  Yw

Thank you bredda YW.
Happy the ooman, and happy she alone,
SHe who can call today her own:
SHe who, secure within, can say,
Tomorrow do thy worst, for I have lived today.
Powerful…

Yw
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Yw
5 years ago

Obara Meji: It takes courage to share all that you do with us each and everyday. To all the ES bloggers it takes courage to share your thoughts and beliefs in this amazing forum set up by Teach. By doing so you all become like teachers. Here is a story: I was talking to a man yesterday who was sharing his devout faith in Jesus Christ and the Church. Now, of course, most of what he was saying was like pointed sticks stabbing my eardrums, hot oil on my cranium, and tiny needle sticks all over my skin. However, I… Read more »

Yw
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Yw
5 years ago

Morning Obara Meji, Cami, Charles, Nunu, Mth (doe I is are do not sees yu), and anyone I may have missed. Well,,,,,,,, I read the post – just ah show mi courage. Kenny sey courage to walk away and courage to stand and fight. The cowardly lion have courage all along but just don’t realize it. It takes courage to cure your rage and to cope with age…

Cami
5 years ago
Reply to  Yw

Good morning, brother Yw…see you are in your usual mood of cheer. Blessing bro.

Yw
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Yw
5 years ago
Reply to  Cami

Big up, mi sister. Internet hugs and nuff light and well wishes for you; yu done know…

NuNu
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5 years ago

Good morning Obara, Charles and M. Right in this moment I identify with it takes courage not to give in to fear and it takes courage to trust

charles206
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5 years ago

Gud evening Obara and ES crews.

Cami
5 years ago
Reply to  charles206

Good evening (your time zone) Charles, Love and Light to you and family. Hope you’ve overcome or nearing the end of your obstacle. Ase.

Morning NuNu, hope all is well.

NuNu
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5 years ago
Reply to  Cami

Howdy Cami

Yw
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Yw
5 years ago
Reply to  Cami

Ase.

charles206
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5 years ago
Reply to  Cami

Yea Cami! My time zone. It’s 4:53pm my local time. I trust n believe Oludumare n obatala are discussing on how to get me out. He has never failed. I have courage. (smiles) anyway how are you doing?

Cami
5 years ago
Reply to  Cami

I’m doing well, thanks Charles. Glad that you are being courageous and that Nelson Mandela quote is for you.

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