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I am still recuperating from my knee op. I am slowly getting back into the swing of life again. I will be resuming to post soon.
A big thank you for all your get well messages they brought a smile on my face knowing that there was so much love from all of you I appreciate it very much.
Just to let you all know that I will not be posting for a while as I have had a knee operation which was very successful. I am now recuperate for at least two weeks. I will be reading your all your posts.
I regret that I have not been writing any posts lately due to a couple reasons first health issues and secondly governance issues in my home country. I am now trying to do a little of catching up with the word prompts I have missed for a while now.
In response to the one word prompt : Confused I thought on reflecting on the whole issue of governance which has prompted me to write this post. In my simple understanding as a lay person as far as politics is concerned, government is the system by which a country is ruled making sure every one is governed justly.
When a nation goes to the polls either to change a government or to put in place for the first time one after a long period of being governed by un democratically elected government it has certain expectations. The whole exercise of elections is about putting in place leaders who will work flat out to address the issues which affect people’s lives.
Here is what has since been confusing me: people who aspire to be elected into government will say the right things as you listen to them throughout their campaign rallies they are so convincing that you can almost visualise things changing as soon as they are in power. I can only talk about the experience we had in my own country Zimbabwe, when the current government which has been in power for 36 years was campaigning we were promised, better standard of living. sound provision of education facilities, good health systems, jobs and many other things which were part of our expectations in 1980 and went to the polls in our thousands to put in place a government of our choice.
The first five years you could see that the heart of the government leaders was in the right place but as power got into their heads they began to lose the plot it is no longer about the issues which were important to the people. 31 years on all we can see are repressive laws, loss of jobs education standards deteriorating the list is endless it feels like what P. J. O’Rourke said, “Giving money and power to government is like giving whiskey and car keys to teenage boys” power has completely corrupted our leaders to a point where they no longer care what happens to people’s lives – that is confusing because you wonder what happened to those ideals they promised they would work towards improving people’s life.
What is confusing is the purpose of going to the polls, it feels like you are giving them another mandate to make your life a misery on all fronts. Looting the national purse for their benefit yet they see how people struggle to feed their families every day yet that does not seem to bother them.
What people wanted was to have a right to have a vote, now that right seem like a license to suffering if that is not confusing I do not know what is. I hope one day those who govern will remember the purpose why governments are put in place in the first place, to govern justly.
Hello? Can anyone hear us? Or have we become an echo.
Once upon a time.. Zimbabwe was a beautiful tourist destination. Covered in flowers, an overwhelming heat and one of the seven wonders of the world. We have always been here and it has not been easy but we have always remained. Strong. Together. As one. What stands now is cruelty, devastation and inhuman living standards. Are you scared to leave your house to drive down a main road? I am. Are you in lock down due to the inhospitable environment? I am.
There’s not much one young girl can do but I figured it’s as good of a time as any to express my pain filled heart and depression. I used to walk the roads with my mother, chat to pedestrians and wave at cars. I couldn’t do such a thing now, would I be ‘stoned’, lit alight or…
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Day twenty: ‘Wrap It Up’ I was very enthusiastic when I joined this challenge twenty days ago and was determined to do it all. Today’s prompt is about wrapping up what I was supposed to have done in the past twenty days. Unfortunately I had problems with the technical side of my blogging so I only managed to write three posts so wrapping up becomes a bit of a challenge. As I did not do all the prompts so I did not have any writing session which I can say gave me ‘a penny dropped’ experience but there was one writing experience which I enjoyed writing very much.
Day nineteen was about writing a post based on a map, I chose the map of Zimbabwe which is my country of origin specifically I wrote about the town I was born and brought up Gweru which is right in the middle of the country. Writing about Gweru gave me an opportunity to go back the place where I was born and brought up in my mind. It was life affirming musing about the environment which shaped my value systems and influenced the way I perceive life. The reason I enjoyed writing this post was the fact of me revisiting in my mind memories which are close to my heart. Gweru as I knew it then was a very loving and caring community there was never a difference between different types of families. Single parents were supported by the entire community children were disciplined by every adult in the community. My own father had left my mum and us children but there was always a father figure who played as a male role model within the community.
Despite the fact that I did not do all the challenges I really enjoyed writing the three posts I did write. I will certainly look back on them to inspire me as I continue to blog. I see myself still blogging in 20 years time because writing gives me a voice.
Hi everyone, the past two weeks have been very challenging for me because I had difficulties with logging in. You think you have learnt how to get round technology until you have a little mishap then all hell is let loose. I was unable to write posts or respond to comments form most of you. I would particularly want to express my gratitude to swo8 who I was able to communicate with in the time I was cut off from everyone he continued to e lifeline THANK you Leslie.
Please take note that the blog name will now appear as http://www.mydailyencounters06 instead of handikwani02. I have a lot of catch up on I will do the best I can. My sincere thanks to the happiness management at WordPress for helping me sort out the problem. I am glad I am back.
There are many things I like so it hard for me to decide which ones I list and what I leave out. I have decided that I will have two lists under these two headings (i) Things I really like and things I like. The difference is that the things I really like are the things I will make time to do and see, and the things I like are those which I will not loose sleep if I do not do them or see them.
Things I really like
1.Sun rises and sun sets
2.singing/listening to music
3.Studying the Bible
5. spending quality time with loved ones and friends
6. clean and neat tidy house
7. visiting different places/going on holidays (when I can afford it)
Things I like
1. watching television
3.going to watch movies
4. making things i.e. crotcheting, and sewing
5. going for walks
7.clothes and shoes
8.mentoring young people (especially young women)
I am a little behind with this challenge I will try and catch up, the first day’s challenge is to write the reasons I write.
I am a reflective person I have lot of things going on in my mind so first writing enables me to think aloud and share those thoughts with people who may be interested in my thoughts. In every human being there is an inherent need to want to express oneself. This may be through music or art, for many including myself it is through writing. I started by keeping a spiritual journal where I wrote my thoughts after reading scripture during my daily devotional time. Then I moved to capturing my daily experiences by writing my reflections on those experiences now I blog.
Writing has become a space where I become myself tell as it is because what I write about is about my experiences the things that are uniquely about who I am. Blogging has given me a community where I test out my ideas and as people visit and read my posts and leave comments I get fulfilment knowing that I am able to create something worth reading.
When I started this blog I decided to use my vernacular name which meant a lot to me. However having read other people’s blogs and reflecting what my blog is about I decided perhaps a brand new year may be the right time to change the name of my blog so that it will reflect what I want to do with the blog.
During this weekend I will be doing that so please watch the space I am trying to give my blog a ‘face lift’ hopefully I will see more people visiting my site. Wish me luck!