Category: appreciate

My weekend and a Mantra

I don’t want to talk about my weekend, not because it was not good but because it was so touching.
This weekend, my belief in goodness of the humankind was restored.
I found out that there people out there who care, people who are truly generous.
People who do not care who is watching, or what popularity they will gain.
I believe that there are truly amazing people in this world.
On Saturday, we had an event where we were asking for help. We did not know how the event would turn out because we were not even sure that people would come. But, to our surprise, it was a successful event, even more successful than we all imagined.
Our entire family was so touched and we are now only beginning to understand the kind of love that was showered upon us on Saturday.
I might not be able to share the details here but I just want to let you know that in this world, there are people with big hearts. People who are not always noticed but people who deserve to be noticed.
On that note, I would love to appreciate everyone who showed up, everyone who called or texted and everyone who is praying with us. I also appreciate those who had the will to help but couldn’t due to one thing or the other!
I am amazed by the kindness and generosity of all of you!
So, today I leave you with one quote that sums up what I feel today!
Those who came to help us, came with all of their hearts and I hope that wherever you go, you go with all of your hearts.

Live this week with all of your heart!Much Love and Appreciation!

Block Party on Friday Fancies

I sometimes wish I were a billionaire so I could just order all the outfits I have created for Friday Fancies. This week, I started by choosing the accessories since that was easy. I wanted to create something colorful yet subtle. So, nude was an obvious choice. However, yellow is my favorite color. I choose many dresses for this outfit but I could not settle on them. Then, I saw this dress and I was like tada!!!!!! I love it and it makes use of my yellow and nude color choices. How much better could I have done. I love this combi n I hope someone else loves it as much as I do and gets it for me!!!! As always, linking up with {av} at Long Distance Loving.

color block

color block by emmyel featuring leather handbags


Its Thursday and Its Ok to be Thankful

Am definitely pumped that this week is coming to an end. Thursday always makes me smile because it is so near Friday. Who wouldn’t love Thursday??? So lets talk about a few things about this week…

Its OK
..To be totally exhausted by the end of each day
…To snooze the alarm for just ten more minutes
…to miss my family so much
…to eat the same food for three days in a row
…to have a song on repeat over and over
…to think that a day does not have enough hours (sometimes) wear the same pair of earrings the whole week
Am Thankful
..for a week full of business
..for the growth of a baby idea that me and b/f are nurturing
…for being alive to see the beauty in this wonderful life
…for being loved and for loving
..for beautiful texts before I sleep
…for bloggy friends 
..for fun link-ups
for life and all it brings

Its Ok Thursdays

What am Loving today

Its midweek already and that means that the countdown to the weekend is on. Today, instead of pinning some beautiful Pinterest finds, I decided to just write about the things that are making me happy this week. I know I have said this in many other posts but I just have to say it again. Sometime, it is just awesome to sit down and look for things that are making you smile, making you laugh or just keeping you peaceful.
So without further ado, these are the things that am loving right now:

1. Am loving the rains. I got rained on yesterday and I know I should be sad but am appreciating the change in weather. Its good fro me but it is even better for the farmers who are planting right now all around Kenya.
2. Am loving that am taking my driving test tomorrow and I know am gonna do very well. I always wanted to learn driving and now I have. Funny enough, I love. Cant wait to have my car and drive it. I love that its been so much fun.
3. Am loving the time we’ve been spending with my b/f. Watching soccer, laughing, watching movies, cooking and just fooling around. Am loving that we miss each other when we are apart. Am loving that we are enjoying each other so much more.
4. Am loving time spent with my best friend. I love understanding one another and sharing things that we could not share with anyone else.
5. Am loving that the stats on my blog have gone up noticeably over the recent past. I love it when people read random things I write. I appreciate you my readers.
6. Am loving my life in general right now. Am loving how I am capable of soothing myself when things don’t go as expected. Am loving how I easily get to see the good in everything.
7. Am loving ME. Just being Millie, everything about me.
8. Am loving this quote;
Love you.



1. Favored by or involving good luck or fortune; lucky.

2. Auspicious or favorable


I have to say that I am fortunate,
To be her today,
To have a laptop, electricity, and internet,
Knowing that there are millions of people who do not even know what a computer is leave alone owning one.
Am fortunate to be literate, to be able to express myself through writing and read what others say about themselves.

I am fortunate to have both my eyes working properly,
I know there are millions of blind people who keep enjoying life even when they cannot see.
Yet I sometimes take my eyesight for granted.
I am fortunate that I can hear,
Oh the sweet sounds of music which sometimes irritate me even when there are people who have never had the ability to hear anything.

I am fortunate that I can walk, jog and even run with both my legs,
There are people who cannot wake up from their beds or their seats.
I am fortunate that I can use both of my hands and yet sometimes I just want them to rest and I complain of how tired they are,
Yet there are people who wish they had them just to make tired for a day.

I am fortunate to be alive today,
knowing that thousands died today.
I am fortunate, Auspicious and favorable because I am a blessed girl and I appreciate it everyday.
This post is dedicated to all of you who are alive today because you are fortunate too and you should always cherish it, no matter what happens.
Love you all.