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Introducing My Garden

Marie's Garden 

We all love roses right?

Do we all love the thorns or the delicate and difficult nature of tending a garden of roses? Maybe, maybe not. One thing I know for sure is that I decided to turn my life into a garden of roses.

Hmm, I have got lots of them but all have thorns. They smell so good at the end but most often the stench of the manure that bred them was unbearable even to me!

So I also thought of opening up my garden to the public and already have a few visitors. Some just stroll by to smell and maybe smear, others to pluck off one or two (they are free) and others still to help me in one way or the other in my gardening.

I will equally and in total appreciation of their works, expose the flowers of my guests but this will be strictly on special occasions and some may need to be called Rose, thinking of my Ashley Rose!

I open my garden officially on Friday the 22nd with a single rose (the weather is uncooperative hugh) and I hope you remember to leave a comment and of course be inspired!

Please, do us all a favour by reading this post which is an addendum to my Introduction:

Is this so hard to understand?
Is this so hard to understand?


Marie Abanga aka MAG likes to describe herself as a “Jacqueline of several trades”. She is an everyday woman and mother with a zigzag profile. Let’s give it a try! She is an Activist, an Author, a Coach, a Consultant, a Feminist, a Lawyer, a Lecturer, a Prince 2 Project Manager, a Psychotherapist, a Philanthropist, a minister of the Word of God and...! She just loves to sum it up by saying she is a person of passions and a tale of talents. Her life’s journey has filled over 6 books already and her three musketeers keep her busy at home. MAG is also the founder and CEO of the association Hope for the Abused and Battered, and the Country Director of the Gabriel Bebonbechem Foundation for Epilepsy & Mental wellbeing. The plethora of life's experiences and shenanigans she has lived through and learned from in near 4 decades of existence, have equipped her with such an arsenal to coach, train and motivate just any and everyone. She is so charismatic, dynamic and full of life, going by her designed mantra of 3Ds: Determination; Discipline and Dedication. These sum her+her quest to be the best version of herself and impact others perfectly. She attributes all her wealth of knowledge to her conscientious attendance of both informal and formal school.

14 thoughts on “Introducing My Garden

  1. We too open our garden a couple of times a year. Of course, our garden gate is open to practically anyone who asks to see it. I think it’s wrong to grow such beauty and then hide it from the world, don’t you? Great post.


    1. Hi Rosarian (this is better than Redneck I find)

      I do agree with you that it isn’t fair to humanity to hide a garden which has more inspiration than thorns and pickets

      I will be looking out for your open days to visit your garden too

      Thanks for stopping by


  2. Hi Marie , thorns protect the Rose, God created them to do this like in our own lives, when we sin we feel guilt until we come to our senses and repent, only those who have been so hardened by evil don’t feel regret.

    It’s the same when we do good things, we will feel good too.

    I look forward to sharing with you in your garden, I wonder if you will find mine.

    Blessings – Anne


    1. Hi Annie,

      While thanking you for stopping by and commenting, l wish to say that l am not religious. I don’t mind doing good or wishing myself and others well, but this to me has got nothing to do with god. Please no offence meant, but you may be dissapointed in here. All the best, Marie


      1. It took me a while to reply to you comment my dear. I am not ungrateful for any kind hop and even kinder comment.

        Here is my take. To be kind, to love yourself and your neighbour, and to try to be the best you can in this life, doesn’t need Christianity or for that much any
        other religion.

        Whatever anybody’s beliefs or religions, we have to learn to look beyond that and try to see that person. Hate, blame games on the basis of religion sick me to the core. Hence, I don’t have any and since we aren’t in the Inquisition era, I can stand by pretty much any dogma or none at all right,

        I only have a problem with anyone who tends to ‘judge’ others because they are Christians, zuluist or etc or not. I grew up a Christian and may still think fondly about that era. I repsect people with strong faith in as much as they respect me and realize faith is not their copyright or synonymous to their religion.

        In the end, I tolerate, God bless you or Amen on my blog, but nothing more.

        Take Care too, thanks for the follow, like and love


      2. Ok, thx for wasting or taking so much time so far, but kindly don’t write all this on my blog ever again. Unfollow me please, or l’ll block you once l learn how to. This is my blog and l make my rules.


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