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05/03/2021 11:43:45


love n blessings<3

05/03/2021 11:00:01

This is the story of an eagle
The Eagle has the longest life-span of it's species
It can live up to 70 years
But to reach this age, the eagle must make a hard decision
In it's 40th year its long and flexible talons can no longer grab prey which serves as food
Its long and sharp beak becomes bent
It's old-aged and heavy wings, due to their thick feathers, stick to it's chest & make it difficult to fly
Then, the eagle is left with only two options: DIE or go through a painful process of CHANGE which lasts 150 days
The process requires that the eagle fly to a mountain top and sit on it's nest
There the eagle knocks it's beak against a rock until it plucks it out
Then the eagle will wait for a new beak to grow back and then it will pluck out it's talons
When it's new talons grow back, the eagle starts plucking it's old-aged feathers
And after 5 months, The eagle takes its famous flight of rebirth and lives for 30 more years
Why is change needed? Many times, in order to survive we have to start a change process. We sometimes need to get rid of old memories, habits and other past traditions. Only freed from past burdens, can we take advantage of the present.


~~“But there was another great eagle with powerful wings and full plumage…”~~

         Ezekiel 17:7

~~“You yourself have seen what I did in Egypt and how I carried you on eagle’s wings and brought you to myself…”~~

Exodus 19:14

~~“…like an eagle that stirs up its nest and hovers over its young ones, that spreads its wings to catch them and carries them on its pinions.”~~

Deuteronomy 32:11


For centuries, eagles have been used as reference birds in various contexts of life. The above quoted bible verses are just but some of the proofs of this proposition.

These larger-than-life birds have fascinated and inspired generations with exemplary leadership qualities. Eagles are generally seen as symbols of power, ego, freedom, prowess, independence, self-reliance and transcendence. They represent beauty, honour, courage, determination, fervour, bravery and elegance.

The author of the book of Proverbs in the Bible wonders and is amazed by some of the characteristics of this bird, the eagle(Proverbs 30:19). Every time you watch and monitor the eagle closely, you will notice its distinguishing characteristics that set it apart from any other bird.  Eagles are so outstanding that no other bird can march them. Leaders can borrow a lot from this bird of prey.

Before indulging deep into the lessons that we can venerate from an eagle, let me reiterate my statement on the introductory part of this book that everybody is born with innate capabilities to become an “eagle”. However, our environment and backgrounds may shape us otherwise.

A story is told of a farmer who took an eagle’s egg and hatched it together with a chicken’s eggs. The eaglet hatched and grew with chicks but could not fly simply because it was living amongst chicken, which do not fly.

However, as it advanced in age, it could no longer feed on grains and other chicken feeds because of the characteristics of its beak. With time, its conscience started developing, the inner locus gained control, and it started feeding on chicks. The farmer realised this and resolved to eliminate it. As he was chasing the eaglet around the homestead, it jumped onto the fence, onto a nearby coffee tree, onto an avocado tree and finally it flew away.

This story informs us that every one of us was born with great potential, particularly leadership potential, but environment and wrong associations spelt doom on us.

Let us now take a glance at the lessons that we can venerate from this great and exceptional bird of prey:


~~The eyesight of an eagle is what thought is to a man~~

Dejan Stojanovic

Eagles have strong and sharp vision. They can identify their prey and focus on it until they get it. Likewise, an eagle, by the power of its spectacular vision can spot an enemy from afar and deter him from approaching and encroaching to its nest to harm its young ones.

Just take your time and observe an eagle seated somewhere, or just flying over and above you. You will notice that it keeps its body still but keeps its head tilting sideways to spot either a prey or a predator.

Eagles fly at high altitudes but are able to spot their prey from as far as ten thousand feet. Fishing eagles are able to focus through the silent waters and wavy waters alike and get to their prey.

Having said this, it is important to note that great leaders were, are and will come. However, all of them have had this great quality of being visionary. Vision, as discussed earlier, is an essential leadership quality.

Take Martin Luther for instance, he had the vision of a united America without racial discrimination even at a time when everything was done based on skin colour and pigmentation. It is this vision that gave him the psyche to carry on his anti-racial crusades even when he had every reason to give up.

Nelson Mandela is another icon who has clearly demonstrated this. At a time when apartheid was the rule of the game, he arose, led by vision, to oppose it sternly. Even when put behind the bars, his vision of a free and fair South Africa never dwindled. This is why when he was finally set free from Robben Islands; he still had the heart to forgive his captors and move on to keep his anti-apartheid campaign real.

You must have a vision that leads your organization towards the organizational or societal goals. The vision must be big but focused, not blurred. Big but blurred vision is confusing and may lead to wrong directions and achievement of non-targeted goals. However, a big and focused vision will produce big results.

~~Dream big and see further! Sharpen your eyes; you have the eagle’s sight. Quicken your step: you have the horse’s limbs. You would beat all that is a burden for others several times. ~~

Israelmore Ayivor


~~The eagle has no fear of adversity. We need to be like the eagle and have a fearless spirit of a conqueror~~

Joyce Meyer

An eagle will never surrender to the size or strength of its prey. It will never surrender or relent fighting its predator. Some eagles prey on wild goats and rabbits, which are much bigger than they are. They however put a spirited fight and ends up winning over their prey. Eagles also fight their predators and enemies fearlessly.

At times snakes find their way into eagle’s nest with intentions of snatching their eggs or eaglets. However venomous or strong the snake or predator may be, the eagle will always fight them and reclaim its territory. It lifts the snake off the ground into the atmosphere and releases it to fall under force of gravity while tearing it apart. This is meant to destabilise the snake.

Great leaders will always face challenges and problems head on. Any leader who tries to circumvent and evade problems will never make it to the limelight of greatness.


~~Take charge and fight for your territory, respect and reputation. Just like an eagle, give up not. Never surrender and retreat to the cage of self-pity~~

Mung’athia Samson


~~”There are some things you can only learn in a storm”~~

Joel Osteen

Eagles are the only birds that love and cherish the storms. When a storm starts brewing, all other birds flee and scamper for safety. They take refuge in their nests and other secure places until the storm abates. In contrast, when the storm starts building, you will see eagles coming out of their rest.

They take advantage of the storm to venture into the heights of the skies. In a matter of seconds, they glide higher without using their energy but the storms pressure.

Challenges and storms in the life of a leader are inevitable. As a leader, you need to face these challenges in order to rise to the epitome of greatness. A great leader is defined by the number of great and intensive challenges he has faced and handled. Just like an eagle, there is more that a great leader can enjoy in times of trouble than in time of peace. Take advantage of the storm and raise your leadership game a notch higher. Do not cower and get intimidated by situations and events.

~~The eagle has no fear of adversity. We need to be like the eagle and have a fearless spirit of a conqueror~~

Joyce Meyer


~~Eagles fly alone at high altitude and not with sparrows or other small birds. No other bird can go the height of the eagle. Stay away from sparrows and ravens. Eagles fly with eagles~~

Dr Myles Munroe

Eagles always fly with other eagles. You will never find an eagle in the company of crows. The late Dr Myles Munroe says that eagles never have time to spend with pigeons. Eagles fly high away in altitudes that no other bird can dare to venture.

Eagles do not scavenge or eat dead meat. They eat raw and fresh meat from a prey they have killed by themselves. As pigeons scavenge on ground grumbling noisily, eagles fly high and above silently waiting for opportunities to surface for them to strike their prey or soar up higher with the next tide of storm.

A great leader knows who he is and stands out to safeguard his or her identity both as a person and as a leader as well. A true leader spends time with people who are vibrant and liberal- minded. As a leader you have to spend time with change agents who can reason, make informed decisions and actions together.

A leader in the process of walking the talk should not get engulfed in the masses, lest he forgets he is a leader. A leader does not complain when followers are complaining. He leads calmly and silently, taking calculated moves only, leaving the success to make noise behind him. A great leader ought to be ahead of his followers in terms of knowledge, wisdom, and reasoning. This is what separates a leader from his followers and gives him courage and audacity to stand and lead with authenticity.

~~You become a leader when you believe in what you can do. The eagle believes it can soar; it does not believe it can swim. The day the eagle will attempt to swim will be the day it will fail~~

Israelmore Ayivor



~~Most people don’t grow up. Most people age. They find parking spaces, honour their credit cards, get married, have children, and call that maturity. What that is, is aging~~

Maya Angelou

Despite being fearless, ferocious and visionary, the eagles find time to take stock of their past life and re-energize. When an eagle reaches an age of thirty years, its physical body condition deteriorates, making it tough and futile for the eagle to survive.

However, when this happens the eagle does not throw in the towel and succumb to the harsh realities of life. It withdraws and retreats into rocky caves or other far away hideouts, far from any perceived danger to revitalise itself. While on retreat at the hideout, the eagle plucks out it’s worn out talons and feathers using its beak. Once done with talons and feathers, then the eagle breaks off its beak by knocking it off against rocks or other hard surfaces.

For a period of about five months, the eagle remains in this state and condition until new body parts develop and grow to replace the old ones. After this recession, the eagle-now with new talons, feathers and beaks-gains energy and vitality to thrive for the next thirty to forty years.

Great leaders always consider it prudent to look back and reflect after sometime. When faced with great challenges, they do not disintegrate under the conditions but look back and check for what to drop or improve. This gives them a sense of calmness necessary to take well-calculated and reasoned out steps.

~~You will never see an eagle of distinction flying low with pigeons of mediocrity~~

Onyi Anyado


Eagles are known for protecting their young ones viciously. Of the birds’ family, eagles are some of the most careful, attentive and gentle birds when it comes to guarding and protecting its eaglets. An eagle builds its nest on the highest mountain cliffs and tops of the tallest trees. The first layer of an eagle’s nest is made of thorny branches, then it lays soft branches, grass and then feathers to form the innermost layer to give the eaglet warmth and comfort.

The purpose of the thorny outer layer is to offer security, protection, and security to the eggs or eaglets against predators and other enemies that may approach its nest without its awareness. However, despite this gentleness, when it comes to training its young ones, the eagle ensures it does so with a lot of expertise.

The mother eagle gathers the eaglet on its back, spreads its wings out and flies high into the skies. Once in very high attitudes, the mother eagle swoops from under the eaglet letting it off its back. The eaglet starts falling under the force of gravity, but the mother eagle moves swiftly and catches it before it falls onto the ground. This is unique and spectacular. All other birds, when training their young ones for flight, lets them fall to the ground; but an eagle will never.

This process is repeated severally over a number of days until the eaglet learns how to fly. If the eaglet is a fearful coward, the mother eagle takes it back to the nest and start tearing it off until the only part left is the outer thorny part that is uncomfortable for the eaglet to stay. This ensures that the eaglet no longer has a comfort zone to relax. What a great character and a lesson as well?

Great leaders are those that nurture their followers to grow into great leaders of the future. They are protective of their followers at infancy but when they are grown up enough to learn, they do not hesitate to train them. They do not neglect those who they lead or leave them to learn by themselves. They train their juniors to realise their full potential and rise above mediocrity into the heights of leadership.

In the process of training, they however do not let them get stuck into the mistakes they make while in the process of learning.


When male eagles approach the female one for mating during their mating season, the female eagle takes time to test various qualities of the males to get the best suitor to sire with.

The female eagle takes a piece of a bone and flies with it high above into the skies with all the male eagles following her. It suddenly drops it and lets the male eagles to chase after it as it falls under gravity. The first male to catch up the bone, brings it back to the female, which drops it again. The female eagle repeats the process severally until the males gets annoyed and starts withdrawing one after the other.

At the end of the day, the female is left with only one mating partner who perseveres her antics and trials. It is also important to note that once the male qualifies as a mate, it is his responsibility to build the nest and provide the vitally needed security to the mother eagle and their eaglets.

Great leaders test ideas, proposals and plans before executing or rejecting them. They also put their followers and juniors into test to know who to trust and promote on merit bases. In essence, as a leader you should treat everybody and everything with some degree of constructive suspicion. This will give you a guarantee that you are dealing with high quality persons and ensure delivery of quality results.



This is an excerpt from EXCELLENCE IN LEADERSHIP, by Mung’athia Samson...

05/03/2021 10:31:52

“Faith goes up the stairs that love has built 

and looks out the windows which hope has opened.”

~ Charles H. Spurgeon ~

05/03/2021 10:05:39

05/03/2021 09:39:43

Monday Morning BlessingsThe Ancestors Blessing
I call on the women and men of my mother line.
I call on the women and men of my father
I call on the lineages of those who have supported my journey in this life.
I call on the spirits of this land.
Bring your strength, your beauty, your dreams,
your joy to me-the one who now carries
on the work of our lineage.
Bring energy and light to my life so that I may
do this work of transforming wounds, nur-turing hope, celebrating joy, and sharing
I am building the structures and sowing the seeds of a bountiful life for myself and for
all who will come after me.
Know that your life and energy, all of your
steps, were a blessing.
May you rest in peace, held by spirit. The light that you carried lives on.

Happy Trails 

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05/02/2021 13:35:46

Happy Sunday :) I got a feelin' in my body

This will be our lucky day


“I've always believed that happiness 

is just around the corner.

The trick is fining the right 


05/02/2021 13:03:35

Hope gives you the strength to keep going
when you feel like giving up.
Don't ever quit believing in yourself.
As long as you believe you can, you will have
a reason for trying.
Don't let anyone hold your happiness in
their hands; hold it in your own, so it will
always be within your reach.
Don't measure success or failure by
material wealth, but by how you feel. Our feelings
determine the riches in our lives.
Don't let bad moments overcome you. Be
patient, and they will pass.
Don't hesitate to reach out for help; we all
need it from time to time.
Don't runaway from Love, but towards love;
because it is our deepest joy.
Don't wait for what you want to come to you.
Go after it with all that you are; knowing
that life will meet you half way.
Don't feel like you've lost when plans and
dreams fall short of your hopes.
Anytime you learn something new about
yourself, or about life, you have progressed.
Don't do anything that takes away from
your self-respect. Feeling good about yourself
is essential to feeling good about life.
Don't ever forget how to laugh or be too
proud to cry. It is by doing both that we live
life to the fullest.
Hope never abandons you. You abandon hope. Consult not your fears but your hopes and your dreams. Think not about your frustrations, but about your unfulfilled potential. Concern yourself not with what you tried and failed in, but with what it is still possible for you to do
Going with the flow
Everything that comes to us, comes to pass or, more accurately, for us to pass on. Not just the money in our pocket, but wisdom, objects, ideas, even opportunities, all come to us, so that, at the right moment, we can pass them on. This is called flow. Being in the flow means being aware that the river of life is flowing to us at every moment. Being in the flow means accepting whatever comes and putting it to good use, before passing it on.
Going with the flow means allowing whatever comes to move on freely, without holding on in any way. If we do not pass on, we are trying to block the flow, and that's when we feel pressure in our life. Pressure is always self-inflicted. Every time you feel 'under pressure' look at what you need to release and to pass on to someone else. Once you do you can ...relax...again.Shine on! Sunday Blessings.. NO GIFT TO YOUR MOTHER CAN EVER EQUAL HER GIFT TO YOU!LIFE!
Good Night.....

05/02/2021 12:38:35



Have A ''SUPER ROCK'N WEEK'' Enjoy!

Thank you for your friendship!



05/02/2021 12:16:59


love n hugs <3

05/02/2021 10:57:51


“You already possess everything necessary to become great.” ~ Native American Proverb -
A Native American grandfather talking to his young grandson tells the boy he has two wolves inside of him struggling with each other. The first is the wolf of peace, love and kindness. The other wolf is fear, greed and hatred. "Which wolf will win, grandfather?" asks the young boy. "Whichever one I feed," is the reply.
A Hopi Prayer for Peace
Great Spirit and all unseen, this day we pray and ask you for guidance, humbly we ask you to help us and fellow men
to have recourse to peaceful ways of life, because of uncontrolled deceitfulness by humankind.
Help us all to love, not hate one another. We ask You to be seen in an image of Love and Peace. Let us be seen in beauty,
the colors of the rainbows. We respect our Mother, the planet & our corn fields, with our loving care,
from Her breast we receive our nourishment.
Let us not listen to the voices of the two-hearted, the destroyers of mind, the haters of self-made leaders, whose
lusts for power and wealth will lead us into confusion and darkness. Seek visions always of world beauty
, not violence not battlefields.
It is our duty to pray always for harmony between man and earth, so that the earth will bloom once more.
Let us show our emblem of love and goodwill for all life and land.
Pray for the House of Glass, (United Nations) Pray for within it are minds clear and pure as ice and mountain streams.
Pray for the great leaders of nations in the House of Mica who in their own quiet ways help the earth in balance.
We pray the Great Spirit that one day our Mother Earth will be purified into a healthy peaceful one.
Let us Sing for strength of wisdom with all nations for the good of all people.
Our hope is not yet lost, purification must be to restore the health of our Mother Earth for lasting peace and happiness,
Techqua Ikachi -- for Land and Life!.... Sending Great Spirit Blessings to enfold you , caress you with his omnipotent white light...giving you peace , love... Sending warm smiles and so much love your way my precious brothers and sisters ...Enjoy your day...With honor and respect always...Peace, Light and Love... Namaste...Carol Anne.....
Native American Music: Rainbow Song
"Do hi yi" is Cherokee for "Where peace resides" (original song)
Photographs and Nature sounds by ALEX GREEN (www.ncnaturenews.com)
Native American Flute and song by JAMES E. GREEN
Photos taken in Beautiful Cherokee, Nc
I’ve found that it’s of some help to think of one’s moods and feelings about the world as being similar to weather. 
Here are some obvious things about the weather:
It's real. 
You can't change it by wishing it away.
If it's dark and rainy, it really is dark and rainy, and you can't alter it.
It might be dark and rainy for two weeks in a row.
it will be sunny one day.
It isn't under one's control when the sun comes out, but come out it will.
One day.
It really is the same with one's moods, I think. The wrong approach is to believe that they are illusions. Depression, anxiety, listlessness - these are all are real as the weather - AND EQUALLY NOT UNDER ONE'S CONTROL. 
Not one's fault.
They will pass: really they will.
In the same way that one really has to accept the weather, one has to accept how one feels about life sometimes, "Today is a really crap day," is a perfectly realistic approach. It's all about finding a kind of mental umbrella. "Hey-ho, it's raining inside; it isn't my fault and there's nothing I can do about it, but sit it out. But the sun may well come out tomorrow, and when it does I shall take full advantage.” 
― Stephen Fry
An elephant and a dog became pregnant at same time. Three months down the line the dog gave birth to six puppies. Six months later the dog was pregnant again, and nine months on it gave birth to another dozen puppies. The pattern continued.

On the eighteenth month the dog approached the elephant questioning, _”Are you sure that you are pregnant? We became pregnant on the same date, I have given birth three times to a dozen puppies and they are now grown to become big dogs, yet you are still pregnant. What's going on?”

The elephant replied, _”There is something I want you to understand. What I am carrying is not a puppy but an elephant. I only give birth to one in two years. When my baby hits the ground, the earth feels it. When my baby crosses the road, human beings stop and watch in admiration, what I carry draws attention. So what I’m carrying is mighty and great.”

Don’t lose faith when you see others receive answers to their prayers.

Don’t be envious of others testimony. If you haven’t received your own blessings, don’t despair.

Say to yourself “My time is coming, and when it hits the surface of the earth, people shall yield in admiration.” 
Life is so ironic. It takes sadness to know what happiness is, noise to appreciate silence and absence to value presence.


05/02/2021 09:32:03

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05/01/2021 14:19:59


The wait Is Finally Over ❤ Happy Marvin Gaye


Feel free to  Marvin Gaye and get it on

at any time:)  


05/01/2021 13:17:55

Happy May Day!

Last night, I had a bonfire in my backyard :) 

just me, my dogs, and Patsy Cline:)  

anyway I got to thinking about how much fun it 

would have been if my boomer friends 

could have been with me:)


I Roasted You A Marshmallow :)  

A My Boomer Place Camping Trip:)  

I'm having fun just thinking about it:)  


05/01/2021 09:56:51
Today is May Day, or what some Celtic calendars call 'Beltane.' Beltane is a lusty and lively day that is said to attract scores of the fairy folk. Therefore, in order to invite the blessings of the wee ones, it is often encouraged to leave a bit of food and drink somewhere outside or on a window ledge so they can partake and leave you some luck in return. It is also believed that they enjoy a nip or two now and then, so small sips of wine are also believed to garner the best of their blessings. You can save the rest for yourself. This day is getting better already.
When you walk to the edge of all the light you have
and take that first step into the darkness of the unknown,
you must believe that one of two things will happen:
There will be something solid for you to stand upon,
or, you will be taught how to fly
- Patrick Overton - from his book of poems: The Leaning Tree, 1975
[Widely mis-attributed to Barbara J. Winter, Elisabeth Kubler-Ross, and others] 
Four Burning Candles
In a room there were four candles burning. The ambiance was so soft you could hear them talking.
The first one said, “I am PEACE, however nobody can keep me lit. I believe I will go out.”
It’s flame rapidly diminishes and goes out completely.
The second one says, “I am FAITH. Most of all I am no longer indispensable, so it does not make any sense that I stay lit any longer.”
When it finished talking a breeze softly blew on it putting it out.
Sadly, the third candle spoke in its turn. “I am LOVE. I have not gotten the strength to stay lit. People put me aside and don’t understand my importance. They even forget to love those who are nearest to them.” And waiting no longer it goes out.
Suddenly a child entered the room and saw three candles not burning. “Why are you not burning you are supposed to stay lit till the end.”
Saying this the child began to cry. Then the fourth candle said, “Don’t be afraid, while I am still burning we can re-light the other candles, I am HOPE.”
With shining eyes, the child took the candle of Hope and lit the other candles.
The flame of Hope should never go out from our life and that each of us can maintain HOPE, FAITH, PEACE and LOVE.
Author Unknown
Hope never abandons you. You abandon hope. Consult not your fears but your hopes and your dreams. Think not about your frustrations, but about your unfulfilled potential. Concern yourself not with what you tried and failed in, but with what it is still possible for you to do
Your vibration and the tone you hear both have the ability to change the world. Seek the good tones and frequencies to lift the world. Remember who you are and let your soul soar with intelligent love. ;)

05/01/2021 08:37:00

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