I have recently been facing some personal tough situations, and I'm so worried about the future. This blog is to help not only me, but us all to take it a day at a time with hope. ❤️As we try and find a small ray of sunshine of something small to be grateful for! 😇 (I am also a foodie). 😄
Happy Belated (sorry) Sacred Heart of Jesus, and Immaculate Heart Of Mary to all who celebrate!❤️
This year, has been difficult for many of us. 😔 My prayer and hope, is that the year will get better for us all, that all who are unwell recover. May we also hold in prayer, that we all have a new beginning where we continue to grow more loving, caring, compassionate, forgiving towards others, no matter their differences, and towards ourselves too as we are trying our best. ❤️
Happy Belated (sorry) Madaraka Day Kenya!!!😍 🇰🇪 Happy New Month of June!!!😍 And Happy New Week!😍
This has been a challenging year for us all, 😔 but I pray and hope with all my heart, that things will get better for us all, that we will be okay and healthy (and for those of us unwell, we will get better).
I pray and hope many of us facing income deductions and/or job losses will find support and/or new jobs soon. May this month, and the rest of the year get better for us. May we try and be more kind, forgiving, loving, and compassionate towards others, and ourselves as we are doing our best. ❤️
This quiet evening, I would like to hopefully write, more of a brighter remembrance for sweet Paws the cat, whom I’ve known as a little kitten from 2013, and passed away in the morning of Monday 4th May 2020.
The last couple of days, I’ve been caught in a whirlwind between guilt, of not getting a vet faster enough on Sunday afternoon when I noticed Paws sudden struggle in breathing (there was limitation of transport due to the looming covid-19 government curfew), and of deep sadness of missing sweet furry family – Paws since he passed away on Monday.
Although I’m deeply sad and I miss you sweet Paws, I’m also so, so, very grateful you have been with me since 2013, 💗 filling my life these years with your veeeery loud ‘miaows’, and sweet antics, that brightened the day! 🌞☀️
I miss you sweet Paws; may you always be filled with happiness in the next life too! ❤️
😍 Happy Labour Day / May Day!!! ❤️ Also, happy Saint Joseph The Worker Day Too to all who celebrate!!! ❤️
Today we commemorate even the stay-at-home parents, all the people who are unemployed and are trying to find work, especially now there is the covid-19 / coronavirus (remember, nobody’s worth is determined by their employment and/or job status), and all the people still able to work during this pandemic, especially healthcare providers, cleaners, etc. ❤️
Here is a small quote to commemorate today…
No One, But Love, Can Fuel The Diligent Work That Awaits You.
Wishing everyone a better month of May, and sending so much love to all! ❤️ 😘
Happy (belated 🤭) Foodie Friday!! 😍💗 For today’s food appreciation day, is a flash back for maaany weeks back, to suuuuuper out of this world delicious Roco Double Vegetarian Mushroom Swizz Burger from Roco Mamas Nairobi, (with extra added-on carmalized onions I had requested as I love onions!! 😍🌰). The deliciousness experienced can brighten any day!☀️
The lovely restaurant has the option of beef and chicken burgers too, in addition to the vegetarian option, which I opted for!😍💗 Hoping I’ll be able to visit again once the coronavirus gets a cure or diminishes. 🌻
Wishing everyone a deliciously lovely weekend!😍 Please continue to stay mostly at home if you can. 💗
🌟 Please note that these ‘foodie’, food posts are not advertisements (aka ‘adverts’ or ‘ads’). I am just randomly posting on food I try out and love! 😍😍❤️
🥰 Happy Divine Mercy Sunday And Second Sunday Of Easter To All The Various People Who Celebrate!!💗 It has been a bit difficult for me the last few days, 😔 mostly because I have been a bit more tough and harsh on myself on some current failings, and dealing with anxiety concerning my health and those of my loved ones, and various economical and financial concerns for all of us. 😔 Meanwhile, here are some of my favourite divine mercy quotes combined…told by Jesus to Saint Faustina Kowalska, that gave me some solace.😇
“Look into My Heart, and see there the love and mercy which I have for humankind” …
“Lay your head on my shoulder, rest, and regain your strength”…
“I am Love and Mercy Itself. There is no misery that could be a match for My mercy, neither will misery exhaust it, because as it is being granted – it increases. The soul that trusts in My mercy is most fortunate, because I Myself take care of it”.
-Various favourite quotes from Jesus to Saint Faustina. 🌻
Happy Very, Very, Belated (sorry) Saint Patrick’s Day!!!😍 ☘️
These few couple of days have been very tough for me, and even more so for many people around the world. 😔 Many people have been suffering with their health physically, mentally, emotionally, and/or have a combination of two or all three especially with the increase of the coronavirus (COVID-19) cases. On my first day of being home bound (although my kind family with whom I live with still occasionally have to go out, which also fills me with worries for them too), I thought I could commemorate last week’s Saint Patrick’s day with a quote written by him, that I found on Goodreadsthat is giving me a little bit of ‘prayer-meditative’ comfort, each time I recite and remember it when I feel anxiety and overly worried, as we ask sweet God to help all people in the world…
🌺 Like so many of us, there are times I too have fallen down, 😔 and even spent time on the ground feeling very broken as I got covered in sadness, worry, anxiety, and hurt caused by myself/my mistakes or caused by others… 😔
🌞 Here is a spark 💥 🌟 of divine Love 💗 of encouragement to help us remember not to give up hope 🥰 (it is okay to be imperfect)…and to keep on trying 😍…
… to keep on, and rise up with the light of Love, Kindness, Forgiveness, Gentleness, and Compassion towards others and towards our sweet selves as we also try to heal! 😇
For today’s food appreciation day of foodie friday, I thought I would write a bit about my experience with sweet and delicious Manuka Honey!😍😇
I am a person who sadly used to frequently get tonsillitis once or twice every month, ranging from mild tonsillitis to severe tonsillitis. 😔 In addition, I recently discovered through some tests that I also have anaemia and low white blood cell count too, which may have been contributing to the frequent tonsillitis as my body’s immunity was low. 😔
As sadly I have not yet been able to have a tonsillectomy (to have my tonsils removed), I decided to ask my friends for advice on what they take to help boost their immunity. One friend recommended Aloe from a fresh Aloe Vera leaves, where he told me how his farm animals always recovered when he gave them fresh aloe. This lead me to an adventure online, where when researching on the internet on where to get fresh aloe, by chance I got to a CNN article on how manuka honey helps people who are unwell get better, prevents severe infections (as it has antibacterial, antimicrobial, and antiviral activity), and sometimes it is even applied on wounds to help them heal.
This lead me to go looking for manuka honey in health shops. Sadly, many of the health shops did not stock manuka honey, except for two I found within Nairobi; namely Healthy U Shops and Elixir Health Shop in Village Market. (There may be more shops out there that I may not know of, but I will update once I hear of them).
I discovered the higher the MGO Methylglyoxal in the manuka, the more effective the manuka’s antibacterial, antimicrobial, and antiviral, properties.
Due to the cost of manuka honey (the higher the UMF/MGO, the higher the cost), I tried with buying and taking Manuka honey with an MGO of 354 + (equivalent to UMF of 12+) and above; a full teaspoon at least three times a week, so that the manuka honey in the bottle would last longer. I took the manuka honey plain where it passed nearby my tonsils, or in slightly warm water so that the antibacterial, antimicrobial, and antiviral, properties did not diminish in very hot liquid.
So far, this has helped me have less frequent tonsillitis to having it about twice or thrice a year (although the end of last year from November, I had frequent tonsillitis though I had not taken Manuka honey for several days to some weeks). I have bought various brands depending on what is available in my country Kenya, ranging from Manuka Doctor, Manuka Bay, and Comvita. It is always a good idea to Google for the brands available online, to see the reviews if they are genuine, or just regular honey being masqueraded as ‘manuka honey’ with an expensive price tag.
One of the main thing to check after we buy a certain brand of the manuka honey, is the texture of the honey. The honey does not look as ‘liney‘ or ‘completely smooth‘ like regular honey, but has a sort of a ‘very small tini-tiny bubbles‘ texture, which I tried showing by increasing the brightness of the photo I took above of the manuka honey. ❤️ In my experience, the manuka honey I get usually has this texture, but I could be mistaken and it could also be having the other usual honey texture sometimes. 😇
Although very pricy, manuka has helped me from getting frequent tonsillitis, and an unhealthy intake of too many antihistamines, painkillers, and antibiotics when I used to get tonsillitis too often. In some of the articles I read online, they mentioned that manuka not only has strong antibacterial, antimicrobial, or antiviral properties, but is is also effective against bacteria that is antibiotic resistant (even when taken with antibiotics too).
Please before trying anything new, like manuka honey, please talk to a health care professional/nutritionist especially if you have some underlying issues. I thought I would share how Manuka has helped me, however this can vary from person to person on how manuka has helped them in their health management. I haven’t yet gone for further tests on whether my red and white blood cell counts have improved, but physically I’m glad manuka honey has helped me so much in having less frequent tonsillitis. 😇
Have you ever taken manuka honey and has it helped you in any way?
Sending much love to everyone! 😍 😘
NB: I am not a health professional, I am just trying to experiment on healthy alternatives here and there and sharing some of my experiences. 😇