This is the 21st century and life is faster now than ever. We are creatures of habit, always looking for the next thing. Life is a journey not a destination. Life is like a composition, a piece of music. Lyrics.We know eventually it will end but that is not the purpose. We listen to the words, take in the sounds and the harmony and we enjoy every bit without worry for the next words or tune. Life can be like that too. In fact it is. While the music plays, life goes on. You are a miracle and now is your time to rise and dance to the beat. Forget that others don’t understand the lyrics, they are not meant for them but only for you. Live each moment, take in the beat, move your feet and free yourself. You can.You will achieve all you wish.Have the courage to dance to the music. I have met people who have defied the odds of their situation in life. Believe me. They all have one thing in common. The courage and faith to live in the present and experience the now. Let go of what you can’t control, embrace what you can! Stop living for tomorrow, because what happens when tomorrow arrives? What happens if it doesn’t. Let’s open our ears to the music, open our eyes to life and together we can dance to the beat of the drums.
So I think I have a little obsession with Richmond Hill in Port Elizabeth. It is just such a trendy little suburb, with its upbeat coffee shops, bars, boutique shops and the general neighbourhood. Not to mention how cute are the houses?! I love the old Victorian vibe it gives off. No matter what day of the week, it feels like there is always a buzz here. And always a happy one.
Need a place to meet a client for coffee? Vovo Telo!
Meeting Gran for some lunch? Vovo Telo
Having said this I recently ( by recently I mean again) visited Vovo Telo for a light lunch, now those of you who have visited the area and are familiar with this trendy bakery/café will know exactly what I’m talking about when I say it never disappoints! For those who don’t, then you are definitely missing out on some genuine service and great coffee! The staff are always happy and smiley and warm. It’s just an absolute pleasure meeting at Vovo Telo for a coffee or a bite to eat.
Sweet tooth? I just love the selection of mouth-watering baked treats! The menu offers a delectable array of sweet and savoury meals to choose from and it definitely keeps me coming back to try something new every time! The coffee is always fantastic and the scones with mascarpone cream are my favourite.
Thank you to everyone at Vovo Telo for making it a treat to visit every time, a true gem in Richmond Hill!
So if you’re a total foodie or a coffee lover like Moi and you have been to Vovo Telo in Richmond Hill Port Elizabeth or one of its sister café’s then comment below why you love it or simply what your favourite item is!
Have you ever heard something that someone has said and thought, oh wow I’ve never thought of that or actually that is so appropriate for my life now? That’s what I love about quotes, sometimes they find their way into your life at the right time and they help make sense of what you are feeling.
Here are some of my favourite “That really makes sense” quotes!
“All things seem impossible until they are done” – Nelson Mandela
This is my most used saying as it is just so true. Walking on the moon, driving cars, Heart operations, airplanes; these were all idea’s that seemed impossible at one point or another but with faith, courage and perseverance they all become possible. When you feel like you can’t achieve something or you can’t see a way out just remember that it is possible. If it has been done before then believe it can be done again and even improved.
“If you correct your mind, the rest of your life will fall into place” – Lao Tzu
Have you ever had the experience where if you genuinely think positive, you look on the bright side or you physically feel that things will work out, greater things actually do come about. That’s what Lao Tzu means, by changing the way you think, looking for the silver lining or even changing the way you react to situations, you will be pleasantly surprised at how positive and more productive you will feel and the positivity will continue to manifest around you.
“Too many people spend money they haven’t earned to buy things they don’t want to impress people they don’t like” – Will Smith
This is so true today, too often we try to impress and please everyone but we forget ourselves. We invest time and energy where we shouldn’t. The right people will accept us even if all we can offer is a shoulder to cry on.
“Normal is an illusion. What is normal for the spider is chaos for the fly” – Morticia Addams
This is a fun one to think about but yet strongly true, everyone has their own purpose for being alive, we all have our own paths, so what is meant for us is not necessarily meant for others to understand. If you are a little quirky or you feel that you don’t fit in then that’s great! We were not made to be the same.
“I am thankful for all those who said NO to me. It is because of them I did it myself” – Albert Einstein
Being told NO or having a door closed is often a blessing in disguise and we don’t always recognise that. Sometimes we need to learn to do something on our own because that’s how we grow. Think about something you thought you wanted and didn’t get. Think about what you got and often you’ll find that it actually turned out to be better.
“ I prefer to be crazy and happy rather than normal and bitter” – Paulo Coelho
Paulo Coelho is honestly a brills author, his writing is inspirational and practical. I love reading his books and quoting him. This one in particular; It’s okay to be normal but as long as you are happy and sometimes being normal is not enough. If you know you’re a little different, maybe you’re a little quirky and that’s okay! Embrace it darlings! It’s those who are not afraid to be who they are that add colour to the world. Be crazy, be daring just be happy.
I could go on and on with quotes but these are some of the one I’ve recently read and I wanted to share them. They may be so simple but they are clear. These ones in particular make me think about me as a person and help me to see the world in a different light and a positive one!
I hope you enjoy them too!
Comment below if you have any quotes that make you think about who you are or just make you think differently! I’d love to hear from you!
Blessings and Namaste