No ID No Transaction

It was raining heavily this evening, and I needed to dash out to get something from the shop. I knew I wanted to make an Mpesa withdrawal, but I figured that I didn’t really have to have my ID, because, well, I have withdrawn from that particular shop many times.  

When I got there, I requested to withdraw a certain amount. He agreed. He asked whether I had my ID, I said I’d forgotten it in the rush to get out of the house. He said that he couldn’t let me withdraw because I didn’t have my ID and that he’d already had his account blocked for a month for allowing that to happen with someone else.

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What’s your morning routine?

Just the other day, a friend and I were talking about my morning schedule, now that I work from home. I told her how I do it. I wake up, prepare the family, have my devotion, handle the housework and then sit at my desk to begin the other work – Amazing Girl Mentorship Services and Cool Media, not to mention my studies – I’m pursuing my Masters in Library and Information Science at Kenyatta University.

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Shadows

Yesterday evening my daughter and I were taking a walk. There were very many lights and so our shadows were very long. She ran ahead so that her shadow would be longer than mine, so that she could say that she was taller than I.

I ran after her and covered her shadow with mine, and she couldn’t see hers any more. I made gestures with my hands and she copied them. We looked funny!

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I didn’t make the bed this morning

I didn’t make the bed this morning.

I’ve been doing some spring-cleaning this morning. While folding clothes in the bedroom, I got really tired. I was tempted to make the bed and lie in it, a little, perhaps, just to catch my breath and then continue.

But I didn’t want to, because I know myself. I would probably have made it then set myself on it. I would probably have closed my eyes for the perfect rest, and well, truth be told, dozed off. I would have woken up to the next urgent thing, and cleaning under the bed would have been put off for another time.

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Turn Off the Tap

Turn Off the Tap

Have you been in the process of washing dishes, and you begin to rinse, so you turn the tap on, rinse a few dishes, turn it off, and then continue washing using soap before needing to rinse again? Somehow, that process gets a bit mixed up, and sometimes, even when washing, we leave the tap on. So, as we wash, we are able to rinse one dish at a time.

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Mentoring Tips: How to get the most out of a Mentoring Relationship

Mentoring

Mentoring

Introduction

Mentoring is a relationship in which the more experienced person imparts knowledge into a less experienced person.

Nature of Relationship

This is a mutually beneficial relationship because the mentee gets to learn and save a lot of time because of avoiding potential mistakes, and the mentor gets to leave a legacy and keep growing in his/her area of expertise.

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Are you tired? Stay in your lane.

Let me tell you what exhausts us. It’s not what we do and then we get so physically tired. That can make us fatigued alright, but not as much as what I’m about to tell you.

What exhausts us is the thought of what we are yet to do. Imagine when you have a project at work or a term paper at school. You could stay up until 2 am and do all you can, but because you know the magnitude of what is yet to be done, you feel even worse. From the tiredness that you have from working, but even more, from what you know you are yet to do.

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God is with You, yes He is.

When we go to the salon for a blow-dry, we often complain about pain or heat as the hairdresser works on our hair. Often, it is easy to think that there is malice in the process, especially if the hairdresser is a lady (yes, remember those stories told about lady hairdressers being jealous of our long locks, etc etc; anyway, that’s beside the point here). We’re generally usually not too happy during those moments.

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