Reading

Today I met a little soul
that told me he has no desire…
To open a book.
Not expecting such comment,
I found myself speechless at first
thinking of a response that would
touch his little heart
right then and there.
And my response 7 seconds later was,
A book takes you around the world and back.
His eyes widened and he queried, ‘really? ‘
Why, yes child, the world is within those pages
if you would just open them and
Read, Read and Read some more.
I pray he keeps what I said in his heart
to experience the truth behind it all
In time.


Jeanette Telusma

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Nominated

I have been nominated for the Ideal Inspiration Blogger Award by Shubhangi, Nawazish. He has some really awesome articles and I am so honored to have been nominated for this award by him. Make sure you go check out and visit his blog and read his work! Thank you so much for this, Nawazish! Blessings to you always!

Rules:

  • Thank the blogger who nominated you and link back to their blog.
  • Answer their questions.
  • Nominate up to 9 bloggers for this award and ask them 5 new questions.
  • Notify your nominees.
  • List the rules and display the ‘Ideal Inspiration Blogger Award’ logo and provide the link to their blog.

Questions Asked

  1. What would you want to change in the world around you. I would want to change back time and take life back to what it use to be before COVID-19. People were free to be around one another, laughing or crying, whatever people did together. But now we are all required to stay in our space. Invasions of space are no longer permitted. I would change that if I could. People – we were created to be around each other to share and receive love!
  2. A lesson learnt from your father that you always keep in mind. My father loved his family a whole lot. He would not let anything or anyone get in the way. He was a family man.
  3. Your biggest achievement till now. My biggest achievement is becoming an educator. This was my lifelong dream. I became inspired by my second grade teacher ❤ Oh what a beautiful soul……….
  4. What does dawn and dusk mean to you? Dawn is when the sun is rising and a new day is breaking through the horizon to shine bright. Dusk is evening, the sun begins to settle in for the night to be rejuvenated for the next new day ❤
  5. Do you believe in the gray in between or everything is black and white for you? Why? Gray will always be one of my prefered colors. I say this because there is an in between. No answer is wrong. The answer is derived by perception.

Questions to me by Nawazish

  1. Best advice by your best friend?
  2. Introvert or extrovert? 
  3. Where do you see yourself in the next five years?
  4. What activities inspire you to feel like you’re living your life to the fullest? 
  5. Is blogging a profession or a hobby for you?

My Nominees

  1. Kally
  2. Shaheen Review
  3. 3. SaaniaSparkle
  4. Margaretlynettesharp
  5. Rachelmankowitz
  6. Dr. Eric Perry
  7. Tapan4evr

Inspiration Blogger Award

August 7th, 2020

Good morning everyone, I pray all is well with you and your family. I just wanted to make it personal this morning in wishing you a wonderful day today and for the rest of your weekend. May joy, peace, love and prosperity be yours always…… May peace reign in all our hearts, homes, neighborhoods and the world at large. Remember, you are not alone! Love you’ll and keep it moving! Dream and dream big, reach beyond the stars. You go it!!!!!

Love <3,

Jeanette

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The Past v.s. The Present

“Nothing has ever happened in the past that can prevent you from being present now; and if the past cannot prevent you from being present now, what power does it have?”

― Eckhart Tolle

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The Mind

“The mind is a superb instrument if used rightly. Used wrongly, however, it becomes very destructive. To put it more accurately, it is not so much that you use your mind wrongly—you usually don’t use it at all. It uses you. All the things that truly matter — beaut…y, love, creativity, joy, inner peace — arise from beyond the mind…”

― Eckhart Tolle

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Amazed

I am amazed at how we could all
Look up at the open skies and see
Something different from each other.
In response to, ‘What do you see? ‘
No answer given would be wrong.
Perception is a way of understanding,
Or interpreting something.
It is a mental impression.
With this said, we ought
To see and accept each other
In spite of our differences.
You Say Potato, I Say Patato
You Say Tomato, I say Tamato
Neither way is wrong.
I’m amazed and I welcome
The experience of another’s mind.
I’m amazed how we view
The color purple
And yet refer to it differently.
God is truly a God of diversity.
I am in awe of His magnificence.
Amazed…


Jeanette Telusma

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God of Diversity

God created the sun, moon, and stars.
He created the universe and all that’s in it.
When He created man, he thought of woman.
Humanity He created in splendid wonder.
He also created the rainbow with its vibrant colors.
When He spoke Words, they became tangible.
When He thought of sounds, He created music.
We would never be able to phantom the Magnificence
of Our Creator.
He is truly a God of Diversity.
How are we able to go on and not see
the true intent of the Almighty.
He is a God of Oneness.
When I think about God’s Divinity and Diversity
I can’t help but look up and recognize…


Jeanette Telusma

Tuesday, July 28th, 2020

“Not to be able to stop thinking is a dreadful affliction, but we don’t realize this because almost everyone is suffering from it, so it is considered normal. This incessant mental noise prevents you from finding that realm of inner stillness that is inseparable from Being.”

Eckhart Tolle

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Surprised is an Understatement

During middle and high school I was known for being a teenage advisor amongst my peers. I would choose to eat my lunch during morning breaks most times with the intent to be totally free during lunch to walk around our school grounds and to be available to talk and pray with any particular fellow student. I came across a vast amount of teenagers with personal problems and I felt very obligated to be used as a positive voice in their lives at such a vulnerable time.

Problems ranged from: some students were being physically abused by family members or friends of the family. Some were being abused emotionally to the point of not feeling good about themselves. There were others experiencing poverty to the point of only eating lunch from school. These are just a few to give an idea of some of the things children go through. A great number of these students were not functioning at their optimum best because of the unfortunate situations they were facing. I didn’t have time to self absorb in my personal issues. I just couldn’t. My peers, my friends, my school mates needed me.

Once lunchtime came around I was ready to search for anyone in need of a listening ear. Most times I chose to listen because I felt this was what they needed. Other times I prayed with them after hearing what their immediate unfortunate circumstance was. I found myself counselling at times and that was ok and accepted by them. They were open to receive and receptive of what I was sharing with them. I felt like this was my duty and a call for that very moment in time. I couldn’t explain why nor did I need to find out why. I simply accepted the call.

One of my most memorable encounters was with a student named Rango. He was very impressionable. He expressed his feelings without reserve. He sought me out at times just to let out pent up feelings that he would not share with anyone else. I prayed relentlessly for him and his future. I prayed that he would grow up to be someone that would easily make right and sound choices that would protect and allow him to experience a stable future. After graduation I moved away to another country. I have periodically thought of him, wandering if he was okay, if he had a family that he loved and cared for, and if he was still alive living as a decent contributing citizen of society. On rare occasions I dread the thought that he might turn out to be the opposite of my well wishes towards him. Being the positive person that I am, I hardly entertained those negative thoughts of him. I always told him about the great potential he had within and it would be up to him to bring it out.

After 25 years of not hearing or seeing him a small part of me thought he was dead, but there he is, right in front of me on the street, smiling at me. Surprised is an understatement. So many emotions came over me. I was not sure what to say or how to say it. I was flabbergast. I happy and grateful, mainly because he is alive and well and if a book could be judged by it’s cover, I’d say he’s a great human being experiencing the best that life has to offer.

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2 Corinthians 10:4-5

For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds;

Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ;

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