Inspirational Snippet #13 – Reflections

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How do we get rid of negative thoughts? By purposefully focusing and reflecting on positive, empowering thoughts until our minds are so made up that negative thought simply no longer have any power to dominate our thinking. They simply flutter by almost as soon as they arrive like birds without a home. We see them fly away with very little effort from us.



Sunshine Award

Thank you Subhan Zein for nominating me for this award. I am truly honoured especially as it is coming from a genuinely sincere writer as yourself. Subhan blogs at You will find very expressive writings with access to the general events occurring with Subhan and his students too – very interesting. It is a shame I can’t re- nominate Subhan for this award.

I have a number of blogs I like, many of whom I haven’t visited recently as I have been away but I trust that they are still as amazing as they were a few weeks ago. So my nominations for this award are;

Plantain periodicals who blogs at  – for young but eloquent and smart writings ( I am not certain but you may have had this award already).  – again for a young writer who is not afraid to sow his wild oats here and as his name suggests, he is honest with his writings and is a great encourager too.  – for undiluted poetic Christian sentiments.  – Gman’s galaxy; for taking me straight into another world so unlike mine and putting childlike sunshine into my smiles. – one blogger that consistently demonstrates selflessness and a love of community, spreading her special brand of sunshine with her along her way. Also a really good writer, one to learn a lot from.

Again, thanks to  for nominating me for this award.


About Blogging – Oh My Blog! What have you done to me? – Poem by Selasie Bulmuo`

I was just sitting typing away

Minding my own business

‘You write a lot’ he said

‘Why don’t you share it with others?’


‘But I share a lot already’ I replied

This is for my eyes only

I do all I can for others

There isn’t much more I can do


Even now, my life’s congested

Taking care of home and kids

Dont forget I have work and church too

How do you propose I find more time

To share the things I write?


‘It’s so easy’ he said.

No need to write them twice

Just ‘post’ your notes on a ‘blog’

And that’s enough, it has been shared.


‘I am not convinced’ I said

I don’t know much about ‘posts’, ‘shares’ and ‘blogs’.

But I think it does take more

Than what you’ve just infered.


And anyway, the things I write

They are just scribbles to me

You know how I love to scribble

Don’t think it will be very exciting

For others to read  my silly scribbles


What was it you said I should do?

What was the word again?

Blog? Blogging?

It sounds most peculiar

Like some kind of sickness

Which is very hard to shift


I have just learnt about status updates

Which I now do religiously

For the two twin brothers

Popularly called Facebook and Twitter

And now I have to ‘blog?’


If you are reading this now

It is prove the blog did start

Don’t ask me to tell you how 

But turns out I was right all along

About blogs, about blogging


It voracious when it captures a victim

Far worse than an infection could be

Now I am totally hooked

Hooked on this dis-Ease


As if I wasn’t held hostage already

By those two captive masters,

Popularly called Facebook and Twitter

I have to ‘post’ and link my blog to them.

Now I’m captive more than twice over

To my very own jailer called ‘blog’

Who forces me to cavort endlessly

With the twins, Facebook and Twitter


As if that’s not enough

‘Blog’ has spread me very thin

I have to serve and wait upon

The other cousins of the family too

Digg, Press This, Linked In, Stumble Upon, Google…..

Phew! I’m out of breath just naming them all.


I am not complaining, not at all

It’s so much fun and that’s the truth

So fun I can do nothing else

What is spare time now?

There’s none to spare


I am addicted to ‘likes’ and ‘comments’

And that strange one called ‘plug -ins’

I plug in so much I am all plugged out

I live for each new ‘hit’ I see


The very weird thing is this

It is just like keeping another home

‘Blog’ must be tidied over and over again

It must be presentable, warm and welcoming too


So I now have two homes to care for

I clean, I weed, I greet, I share, I tweak……

What’s more shocking, there’s others just like me

It’s a whole community of thinkers,.. errr… captives

We hang out, we spy, sometimes we comment

Oh dear, I am so stuck and loving it too

Can’t seem to shift this sickness called ‘blog’.

Oh Blog! Give us a break! Don’t want to share my thoughts today.