January 16, 2009

2009: My Year of Silence!

Oh Yes,......I said I was not going to make any New Year's Resolution, but the other day, while just asking God to help me in deciding on something, I know HE just told me to be Silent......

So, while having my evening devotion to end my fast that day (members of Jesus House DC are doing our yearly fasting and prayer session for the month of January,to start off the year. It is well, this is Day 16....15 more to go! 6am to 6pm daily. And I have not really lost weight, and dont even feel hungry in the day! Thank God o!) Anyway, I digress....

Thing is: I have decided to be SILENT all through this year! So, help me God! Silent sha, not stupid O! Dont mean I would not be wise in dealing with people!

And I have already practiced it and it definitely helped me and I found a sense of Peace and fulfilment! I know the person thought I was stupid, but there was this good feeling within me from knowing I could have taken it 'drama north' and made my point and be seen as 'wise and smart'.....but relaxing and just watching the person wallow in their 'false sense of bravado' - thinking I was out-smarted brought a smile to me! And I wondered, is this how people really feel? Does it mean so much to some people to be seen as 'right and smart'? Even when they obviously are dumb and stupid? It definitely pays to be silent MOST times, because people will reveal more foolishness around you!

So, I take my Silent vow this year.

I shall be silent in EVERYTHING!
I shall even be silent when people are lying to me and I know they are lying, I shall not confront them!

I shall be silent when anyone says anything evil/bad against me! I shall smile and walk away (perfect opportunity to flash my cute dimples!

I shall be silent when people I am dealing with in business get 'funny'.

I shall be silent as I make huge life-changing decisions this year.

I shall be silent as I implement and complete projects I started off in the past recent years that were aborted due to things beyond my control...this year, I shall silently complete them! By the Grace of God and no one really need to know about them....because it aint nobody's business! All destinies are different.

I shall be silent even as I simple browse my social-networking sites in Read-Mode only and just laugh at some people's wisdom and others foolishness. Afterall, isnt that what makes web browsing fun? Another way to cool the head down and take the mind off work a little bit?

Oh yes, I shall silently sketch and draw and do ma thang and ma thang shall be the noisy one, not moi anymore because this is my year of silence! .
It's gonna be tough and a hard decision to make, but I am going to grant zero interview this year!
In my business, let the artist in me speak through my medium.... It can be done....because God is on my side! And 2009 is a blessed year for me! In Jesus name! And I shall SILENTLY RECEIVE ALL THAT THE LOCUST AND CANKERWORMS TOOK Before now!



Shhhhh........it's quiet up in here!










Hmmmm...Can Estella really be Silent in 2009?! YES, SHE CAN! With God's Grace! Amen!

Final Noise from me! Hee hee Hee! Eat your heart out!! I can do it!





back to silent mode!

Shhhhhh

January 5, 2009

Estella Couture ONLINE FUND RAISING SALE for WIDOWS' SKILLS CENTER

Hi,
Happy New Year. I an having an Online Widows' Skills Center Fundraising Sale going on now. All proceeds would go towards this Sewing and Craft Center in Abia State, Nigeria. More information about the Center available at your request.

Please support by making a purchase from my EStore http://estellacouture.com/2008Sales//catalog/ for yourself, sister, wife and friends.

All items are sold at very low prices, just for this cause. Imagine all ESTELLA Couture Runway Dresses going for $99.99 each!!! You can't beat that!

YES, WE CAN! We can make a change in the lives of women that do not have hope in life to take care of their children with no fathers!

You heard right!! $99.99 for all items! Changes would be made to the current prices tonight and more exquisite, original, trendy, exotic styles of ESTELLA Couture would be added! Take your pick! make a change!

A religion that is pure and stainless according to God the Father is this: to take care of orphans and widows who are suffering, and to keep oneself unstained by the world- James 1:27


Yeah, I tell myself, They are only clothes! Not life! But it is still tough to let go of my designs. Though I have prayed to God to NEVER let me hold ANYTHING too tight to my heart not to give them up to bless others!. And I look at them, I am proud of what I have done and achieved (Thanks be to God)...but, there is more blessing in giving!

I was going through all my designs in their specially packed wardrobe boxes yesterday and the number of clothes there still amazes me! I kinda bought into a lady's advice back in the day for me to always save all my original designs. Never to give them out as I can auction them some day for sale when I am very big and successful as per "My first designs"....but hey, God giveth and HE gives me more ideas daily! I dont have to hold onto my original designs even though I have personal attachment them. It kinda is tough to make this decision to let them all go at such very low price of $99 each. Trust me, IT IS HARD!! Ask any designer, they will tell you! My couture designs too....But, hey, It is a blessing to give and even the Holy Book said not to give anything that costs us nothing.

My prayer is that someday, someone would my design(s) on eBay as Estella Couture Vintage...at a very valuable price too ;) . AMEN.

Do make a purchase because you are sowing in the lives of a women that need help. And you will be my partner for life and join me when we launch the Skills Center, by April. YES, WE CAN!

-Estella

P.S. If you want to donate sewing notions, tools etc, please feel free to, and your name would be written on the items in the Center. A container will be loading to ship more items to Abia State mid February...

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