Taking Stock Three

I get so excited when a month comes to its end and a new one begins. I love new beginnings. They always fill me with HOPE and you know what the bible says,Hope does not disappoint. Even with the ongoing pandemic,I`m still hopeful about April being a great month.

Take stock with me today and I challenge you to do this on a daily or weekly basis. This will keep you productive in this lockdown phase.

Let’s dive in….

Making: Time to pray and pray some more, read and catch up on series.

Eating: healthier meals because we have health goals to achieve. The pandemic is no excuse to eat whatever.

Drinking: water and tea.

Reading: Buy the Future: Learning to Negotiate For a Future Better than Your Present by Mensa Otabil. This read has been enlightening and had me writing down nuggets for future use. What was on your March read list?

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Wanting: Stability in Uganda and the world at large.

Playing: music,I`m proud to say this Corona situation has me creating playlists for everything.

Wasting: no time complaining about the Corona virus and its effects on Uganda.

Creating: future content,this sounds like the content is for 2024.LOL!!

Wishing: for 2020 to overwhelm me with money, books, travel and every good thing.

Wondering: how April will look like.

Hoping: for good news.

Marveling: at people’s perceptions in times of crisis.

Smelling: a calmness in the neighborhood;no one is in a rush to do anything,not even the air we are breathing.

Wearing: my hair in bitutwa aka knots because the lockdown happened before I visited the salon.

Following: people who bring me joy and happiness on social media.

Noticing: how God is at work.

Knowing: that this too shall pass.

Bookmarking: nothing in particular.

Feeling: rested and happy.

Happy new month.

In April,your moving from glory to glory,

Love on Love

Kizza❤️

Can you embrace seasons?

In 2017, I was involved in a terrible accident with my immediate sister and we spent that whole year between hospital and home.

It was January and graduation fever was in the air. My sister was unwell so mother asked me to go with her to Makerere University so she would go through the clearing process. For anyone who has been to Makerere university, you know it’s hilly and within no time, my sister was tired and we had to go back home. We took a boda boda, used the northern bypass to get to Busega and that’s where the accident happened. Our boda guy collided with a car or the other way round. I don`t remember the details to this day.

All I remember is being taken to Mulago hospital and later transferred to Mengo where we attained our treatment. My right leg was badly injured, the leg turned right or out (no pun intended). For anyone who touched it, I felt pain. My sister`s right leg was severely damaged. She was also pregnant but didn`t lose the baby- story for another day. Long story short, we went through the process of treatment, physiotherapy and encouragement. Our doctor, a one Dr. Okello was a constant point of encouragement in that trying time.

It was such a dark season for I as one and for the entire family. I was in-between places emotionally.

Some of the people who visited us in hospital kept on saying, “We can’t wait for your blogs in this season. They’re going to be deep.” Because depth of words is found when the soul is in a dark place. The irony!!

I was on pressure to write and measure up to these expectations. I penned down a few things but I eventually gave up on this endeavor.

We all go through seasons; summer, winter, autumn and spring and Jesus is the maker of them all. Therefore, we need to learn to enjoy each season because we know Who is with us.

In my winter season, only God sustained me. I was mad at God but that never stopped Him from being God. I saw His sustenance through friends who visited us in hospital and at home, bought us food and drinks, friends who gave money, prayed, called in and made sure we laughed.

Enjoying where you`re at is a valuable lesson I learnt during the winter season. Don’t be on pressure to run away from the season, the pain. Find out what God is saying to you. There are lessons in all seasons, find them. A new side of you is revealed, meet her/him. In short, choose your focus.

Even in this season of the Corona virus, it’s a winter season for so many individuals and nations at large. Do what the doctors have said. Keep away from news and conversations that will cause you panic attacks. Rest in God.

This too shall pass.

Inspired By Love: Prossy Namulindwa

If you were here last week, you probably know we are loving on some businesses through a blog Series- Inspired by Love. If you missed last week`s business, find it here- http://tiny.cc/o243jz

Today, I put the spotlight on Yonja Multipurpose Liquid Detergent run by Prossy Namulindwa, a hands-on firebrand lady fascinated by chemicals and is commonly known as chemical by her peers. Here is what Prossy had to share about her business.

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They say cleanliness is only next to godliness. As a child, I was nurtured to adore cleanliness. It is one of the instructions that is always repeated all over again. And naturally, clean spaces are always inviting. They beckon you to come and stay. Have you ever cleaned a house and felt unworthy of entering it because you will make it dirty again? Yet it is also human that at times we fail to bring to ourselves the things we dearly want.  That is where we at Yonja come in. We come into your usually busy lives to help you put “the house to order”. Yonja Multipurpose liquid detergent helps to ease your cleaning, leaving your space sparkling clean.

Origin of Yonja
Yonja was birthed when I was referred by one of my former bosses to work with a particular company given my academic background in chemical engineering. It’s from there that I picked interest in the various cleaning products and cosmetics, a couple of which I got trained in. I later decided to start making liquid soap. At first, it was for pleasure and I freely gave out liquid soap to my neighbors, friends and relatives. This to me was a season of experimenting until I decided that I wanted to make money from my new skill.
I started out with producing one and five litre Jerry cans of Yonja and have now expanded to producing 10 litres and 20 litres. The prices are as follows-one litre- 2000 ugx, five litres – ugx 10,000, ten litres –ugx 20,000 and twenty litre -32,000 litre. We are also working on producing Yonja Shower Gel and Yonja hand wash soon.

Meaning of Yonja
When you listen to yourself speak, you realize the word Yonja has an onomatopoeic reference to its literal version; to clean. And as thus, like they say, the apple doesn`t fall far from the tree. Yonja is simply all about cleaning; to clean and make clean. The name was born out of the desire to be unique with a global goal of cleaning and being clean.
2020 plans
Yonja is a young brand with intentions of growth. Hopefully into a household brand that goes on to live in every household. The dream is that big. However, we had to start somewhere and that is exactly what we are doing; creating cleaning detergent and making it available for consumption. To this we are casting our net even further, by training others on how to make simple detergents like liquid soap in March.
However, we are also tirelessly working to make our new products readily available on the market. Be on the lookout for our shower gel and hand wash all branded with the boldness that is the Yonja logo. 

Where can the products be found?
The products are produced in Lugala along Philip Morris road and one can place an order of any volume via a call on 0781838040/0703211939 and the order can be picked or delivered.

People can also connect with us on Facebook @Yonja Multipurpose Liquid Detergent
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Life hacks for 2020

Happy New year.

How is 2020 so far? Are you ready with your resolutions? Have you started on them? The month of love is about to knock out January.

I usually watch hacks on the internet, especially clothes hacks and I used to do some of the things in the videos until I got busy with life. They were fun. These days I pay attention to facial mask hacks, because we gotta maintain the glow in 2020.

So today, I want to share with you a few hacks for a great 2020.

Life hack  according to Wikipedia is any trick, shortcut, skill, or novelty method that increases productivity and efficiency, in all walks of life.

  • Know what you want. Define it and Go after it. It`s not enough to know what you want but you`ve got to be committed to it too.
  • Be a person of your word. Let your yes be yes and your no, a no. Be willing to say yes to your goals, as well as to things, and people that challenge you. In the same breath, be willing to say no to anything toxic and doesn`t add value.
  • Keep time. In Uganda we have a belief that time keeping is for white people. Try to be early for everything this quarter, if the year is a stretch. lol!! To all my friends, I shall keep time this year too. hehe.
  • Ask questions and gain understanding. I’m that chic who always asks for clarity because who likes grey areas?
  • Have a financial talk with yourself. I have already had my financial talk with two amazing friends and I feel ready to fulfill my 2020 financial goals.
  • Invest in yourself: this looks different for different people. In my world, I plan on attending trainings or workshops that will add value to my life, hang out with people I love, travel, practice self-care.
  • Take a break. Last year, I had to take breaks often to rejuvenate, gain strength for the journey because you can`t run for 365 days without rest. I took a break from social media, blogging, usual routines, slept in more, people, traveled here and there. We all need that rejuvenation.
  • Create patterns but like Tony Evans says, leave room for God to interrupt them.

When most people set resolutions, it’s more of a wish list for what they desire to accomplish in the new year. But we all know that wishes never unlock any kind sustainable accomplishments. So instead of wishing, develop patterns to support your goals. These are the following patterns you should consider developing:

-Morning routines (wake up time, first things you do and a consistent time to leave the house if possible.)

– Day patterns (Segment your day into sessions, plan for periodic breaks, water breaks, social media time & time to connect with loved ones…)

– Evening routines (consistent patterns that you follow before you sign out for the day e.g journaling, reading…)

Remember the key to developing patterns is consistency.

-Noeline Kirabo (Follow her on Facebook for daily inspiration https://web.facebook.com/Noeline.Kirabo/ )

  •  Pray over everything. I have been reading Sophia`s heart by Lori Wick and it reminded me so much about praying about everything.

 

Share with me some of your life hacks for 2020.

Day 18 of #BOTY2019: Travel experience(Place you went)

Kutambula kulaba is a common phrase coined by baganda whose literal translation is to travel is to see or traveling is seeing. hehehe!!

When you travel you see the other side of life,how people live,experience different cultures,eat food that might not exist where you come from. There`s so much learning that happens when one travels.

This year, my friends and I planned a trip to Fort Portal,which according to Wikipedia is a designated “Tourism city of Uganda”, located in the Western Region of the country. It is the seat of both Kabarole District and the Toro Kingdom.We visited the female and male hot springs-they are so hot that they let you boil an egg and you take it for eating later. We visited Amabere ga Nyinamwiru caves-these caves are shaped inform of nipples, Toro Palace-they have a king though we didn`t find him there,various waterfalls and so much more. The land is beautiful,the people are hospitable and the weather is perfect. Add it to your 2020 bucket list,already.

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Which places did you travel too this year that you loved-they could be places in your country or outside your country? Share in the comment section.

Day 6 of #BOTY2019: Album

What is an album?

According to Collins dictionary,An album is a collection of songs that is available for download, or as a CD or record. You can also refer to the CD or record as an album.

On that note, the award goes to;

Long Live Love -Kirk Franklin

This man is a musical genius and this album speaks and shows that off . The lyrical content is rich,the instrumentals and melodies are to die for. I love every song and I`ve had the album on replay since I got it.

How can it be that you love the most unlovable part of me, of me?
How could you see your life was the only gift I’ll ever need to be free?
It’s amazing with you, I win even if I lose
Everything’s working for my good for always
He saved the day
He will come through
He won’t doubt, that’s not what super heroes do (Hallelujah)
No greater love makes my heart beat
All I wanna do is make you proud of me (that’s why)
-Love Theory
Sanyu by Sanyu
Sanyu is one of the best albums I`ve listened to this year. Every song has a story to tell and my favorite off the album is Beauty but again,I like all the 10 songs. She has mad vocal strength. If you love India Arie, like me,you will love everything about Sanyu.
Follow her on Facebook: https://web.facebook.com/SANYUSINGS/

 

Share with me your best album this year.