People-pleasing is the flip side of envy. Envy says, “I must be like you to be happy.” People-pleasing says, “I must be liked by you to be happy.” ~Rick Warren

Random thought

Give it just a few more years, and suddenly you see the world much differently. Sometimes you’re prepared, and sometimes you’re not. You’ve learned to speak up about some things, and to hold back on some. Just a few more years, and you may not remember you even if you tried.

Bible Verse

God keeps His promises. Do you keep yours?

Psa 91:14-16 14 “Because he holds fast to me in love, I will deliver him; I will protect him, because he knows my name. 15 When he calls to me, I will answer him; I will be with him in trouble; I will rescue him and honor him. 16 With long life I will satisfy him and show him my salvation.” http://olivetree.com/b3/Psa.91.14.ESV

Loving my African writers

"There are two answers to the things they will teach you about our land: the real answer and the answer you give in school to pass. You must read books and learn both answers."

From Chimamanda Adichie’s “Half of a Yellow Sun”