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Tough times never last but tough people do: Which do you focus on???


Hi world, another week is here and let’s hope to be tougher than whatever tough comes our way this week.

When I got back home from work last Saturday evening, not only was there no electricity, but I was told cooking gas was finished. Here, we use refill cylinders and you buy them every other month or whenever, not pay monthly bills like I noticed out there.

Grateful to neighbour for lending me her sawdust pan

And to Gaby my able assistant for a while lol

I was able to make breakfast of Dodo, eggs and pap for us all, and then moved on to cook some deli yams pepper soup with pork chops so yummy…who cares about the tough time getting to this?

And so dear all, be inspired and motivated when those tough times come in whatever shape, colour, name, face etc

We all have it in us; even if some of us need more empowering help to unearth that toughness,  maybe buried deep within by various situations, relationships …

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Marie Angele Abanga (simplified to 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.

10 thoughts on “Tough times never last but tough people do: Which do you focus on???

    1. So happy to take your salivery glands to Yummy land lol. On a serious note Linda, you are a tough person and I wish you to always remember that when tough times show up especially as your write your memoir. Surviving that era and world and crazy, is testament to your toughness

  1. i focus on tough times because during such times my character surfaces and i become aware of it and can either make changes to it or reinforce it. Tough times to me is the finger pointing to the moon. if I look at the finger, I will not see the moon. if I look at the moon, the finger would have serve a big purpose. thank you for sharing this. aloha

  2. Americans (including myself) do not realize how easy our lives are. Your loss of power and alternative cooking options wouldn’t even be a consideration in our minds. Personal loss of power here would mean a car ride to the restaurant for breakfast, lunch or dinner.

    We were born into this reality and will likely never understand what so many people face on a daily basis. It is important for people to be exposed to these realities!

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