SMILE

             (A GIFT TO SHARE “☺ “)

How do you respond when you are given a beaming smile?, you mostly smile back and probably feel happier too. 

Genuine smiles, whether from friends, a family member or total strangers are infectious and evoke good feelings. A sincere smile indicates positive emotions such as amusement, happiness and pleasure. 

Smile, indeed is built into our nature. You do yourself a favor when you smile, it increases your confidence and reduce feelings of stress. 

Perhaps, you may feel that life’s anxieties give you little cause for smiling. Remember, though, that feelings are usually preceded by thought. (Philippians 4:8,9).

As hard as it may seem, try dwelling on positive and pleasant things whenever possible. Do not wait for others to smile at you. Take the initiative – add a little happiness to someone else’s day. 

See your smile for what it really is; a divine gift that enriches you and the people around you. 

KEY: the words “Happy” and “joy” and their derivatives occur hundreds of times in the Bible. Try reading a page or two, who knows? You may also find yourself smiling more often.

  • Matthew 5:3,10
  • Philippines 4:6,7.

©Elynjay, 2017.

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So long had I travelled the lonely road

I stopped for a moment in my lonely way under the starlight.

I find my place

The lonely road, no longer I roam

We met, and were one in the heart’s desire.

You feel like home to me

Like a comfortable easy chair

A place where I can be myself

Where I can go to be free

In between the warmth of your embrace and the fierceness of your touch, I find my place lost inside your soul.

A place I can call mine.

A place where I can grow old.

(Your soul feels so much like home, that when I met you, I finally understood what they mean when they say Not all who wander are lost. For I always find myself wandering back in your arms… [‘Cynthia Go’] ).

©Elynjay, 2018

(Joycelyn Baah)

POLISH TILL YOU SHINE FOUNDATION PARTIES WITH CHILDREN WITH NEEDS

The festive season is a time for merry making and jollies. It is also a time where love is spread to make others who are less privileged have a beam of hope in their life. The Polish Till You Shine team this week put smiles on the faces of disabled kids of the Salvation Army Rehabilitation Centre when they went out there to throw a party for them. The CEO Augustus Koranteng Kyei a.k.a Kobby Kyei together with his team visited The Salvation Army Rehabilitation Centre, Begoro in the Eastern Region where they went to feed over hundreds of kids and their mothers This is the second time Polish Till You Shine Foundation has embarked on such projects. Several items such as rice and beverages were present together with other items to celebrate with the kids The administrator of the Centre, Mr. Raymond Badu who was overwhelmed by the generosity showed by The P.T.Y.S team couldn’t hide his joy, thanked Kobby Kyei and his team for such a tremendous gesture and happiness they brought to the kids. He added that, there’s an annual Xmas party which the Centre celebrates for the children but with the party Kobby Kyei and his team brought they needed to use that as an opportunity to have that big party for the kids. Prince of comedy, Lekzy DeComic with his manager, Daniel Attoh were there to support and also bring more smiles to the kids.

Source : Fenuku Augustine

HEAVEN’S VERY SPECIAL CHILD (PART 2)

Children with special needs are children first. They have the same needs as all children thus; a place where they feel physically comfortable, loved and secure…. They have opportunities to play and learn; people who care about them and activities that allow them to be successful.

I call them Heaven’s Very Special Kids. Though they may need more time to learn and practice certain skills, they may need specific adaptations to help them succeed at certain activities. These children are not so different from typically developing children, they have lots in common and that’s the most important thing to remember.

Kobby kyei who is the C. E. O of #PTUS foundation in support with his team brought smiles on the faces of these kids, having a party for them and donating as well. In his speech, he made it known that kids may need more praise and encouragement to gain the skills typical for their age group. He went on to say kids with special needs need to learn about individuals with disabilities who have become successful in life, advising them to study hard, in this way they can become great leaders and role models to others.

I therefore encourage us to learn how to support these kids with the little we have and to respect them .

I am happy to be in support of the team….

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©Elynjay, 2017

(Joycelyn Baah)

HEAVEN’S VERY SPECIAL CHILD 

The poem I’m about sharing is going to be on cerebral palsy. Before then, I would like to define cerebral palsy. 

Cerebral palsy commonly referred to as “CP” and described by loss or impairment of motor function. Cerebral palsy is actually caused by brain damage which could be of brain injury or abnormal development of the brain that occurs while a child’s brain is still developing before birth, during birth or immediately after birth. 

     HEAVEN’S VERY SPECIAL CHILD 

It was time again  for another birth

A child cried and everyone smiled

This child was heaven’s special 

She grew up and the whole world saw her. 

She was not broken but beautiful 

Challenged not challenging 

Her progress may be slow, accomplishments she may not show. Though she will require extra care, she is not a burden, she is Blessed. 

At the play ground she will see her folks run here and there. She may not be able to run or laugh or play. 

Her thoughts may seem quite far away. So many times she will be labelled “Different”, helpless and disabled. 

Yes she may be Different but not less. 

To the world’s eye, she may never be normal but she can be better than normal. We all have the same smile on our face. 

She is strong not because she wants to be but because she has to be. 

Cerebral Palsy is not a choice but Acceptance. Though it can be defined, having cerebral palsy does not define the person that has the condition. 

PS: It is their disability and not who they are. 

This is Kobby kyei, CEO of ptus_foundation, a new NGO. 

He is a strong advocate for cerebral palsy and physically challenged children. Let’s help in supporting him. 

©Elynjay, 2017.

(Joycelyn Baah). 

LOST GIRL (LETTING GO) 

     I am trying to find my way back to myself, I had to let go and keep my distance because you were never mine. I fell in love when we were together and even when we were no more, I fell deeper in love in the months we were apart. 

But I guess you do not understand. The worst of it all, I am finding it hard to be with someone else. My heart never seem to trust my mind. I have come to love you so much, even when I tried so hard not to. I could not help but to love. No matter  how much I wanted to be dissapointed, I could not. But then my soul wants to be free, free from the pain inside of me. 

I feel like you have a hold of me. This is not me, my heart is out my chest, wondering about, looking for a solution. I do not even know  what I feel anymore. IF IT IS FEAR OR LOVE. I want to be happy again. 

* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * 

Surprisingly, my mind started telling my heart; 

If you expect the worse, you are only denying someone a chance to be better. 

Some things can be fixed, lots of them but unlike relationships, just like an egg, cannot be put together, when broken. 

Many times, relationships between people cannot be fixed because they should not be FIXED. We are just too stubborn to let go of the things that is long gone. 

I think all ex’S  should be given a second chance, but with somebody else. 

Letting go does not mean you love them any less, it shows that you value yourself more than they did. 

LETTING GO

©Elynjay, 2017.

LIFE IS EXTREMELY FAIR 

There are reasons each of us are born. You just have to find those reasons. 

Life is just playing by different rules. Life owes you nothing but instead you owe yourself, your own life. The problem is not that life is unfair, it is your broken idea of fairness. 

I cannot tell you how often people prove themselves deserving of what ”LIFE”gives them by responding horribly to what life gives them. If you think life is still being unfair to you, then I think it is time for you to look inward and begin to ask yourself big questions; 

       *Who Are You 

And *What Do You Want? 

You have a choice of how and what you make out of every situation. There is nothing wrong with a life of peace and prosperity. I suggest you think about what it is that you want from your life and why. 

You have light and peace inside you. If you let it out, you can change the world around you.

 If you constantly blame life for being unfair, then, I think you are ironically being unfair to your life. 

©elynjay1, 2016.