Blog - November 15, 2016

Day 15 : The Happiness Challenge

It’s my birthday in two months and I can’t wait to compare my wishes for this year with what I would have gotten by then. A friend, Olajumoke, asked me to write a wish list on my last birthday and I should check how well I’ve done when the next one comes. I think that was an awesome idea and I wait for the day, In sha allah.  I also stuck to some quotes and these quotes are those that help me go on even when things might be looking bleak. some are quotes from the Quran while some are those I come by while reading or surfing the net. Today, we share quotes and Inspirational words. What is that quote or saying that gets you by? which of the sentences or wise sayings you have come across will always make you feel better? what is your Mantra in life? Which quote gets it kicking for you?  These are some of mine:
  1. For we plan, and Allah plans , and Allah is the best of planners. (Quran 8, verse 30)
  2. Which of Allah’s favours can we deny? (Quran 55: 13)
  3. Your Lord has not forsaken you, nor has He become displeased, And surely what comes after is better for you than that which has gone before, And soon  will your Lord give you so that you will be well pleased. (Quran  93 vs 3-5)
  4. It gets very dark before Morning ( A saying I came across long ago)
Talking about birthdays, I have a birthday mate and her name is Odunayo. I should have been named Odunayo too seeing as we are New year babies (January 4th)  but I guess my folks just didn’t think about it.  I also call her Princess, so I might be using the two names interchangeably. I met Princess on Twitter about four years ago when we both realised we were birthday mates. Not just month and day, same year too, which means we are age mates, Isn’t that beautiful? She was schooling in Russia at the time but distance did not deter our friendship growth, we grew close and used to share lots of stories with each other. She then came to Nigeria for Law school and we met physically in Abuja last year. I stayed over at hers for some days and trust me guys, you would never have guessed it was our first meeting. She is  so amazing and never gets angry at anything, or maybe she does but it never lasts because that’s just who she is. This beautiful woman, who already has a Masters degree in Law, owns an online fashion store called House of Moh and I’m wowed at how far she has come within such a short time. I still remember when she told me about her plan to start the store and it seems like yesterday. You never can tell how far diligence and hard work can take you in life.   She just recently launched a Ready to wear Collection on her website and she has very beautiful pieces for sale. Look at some of them (By, the way, she modelled all the pieces herself, told you she is beautiful) img-20161115-wa0003img-20161115-wa0004img-20161115-wa0005img-20161115-wa0006-1img-20161115-wa0007 Her website is and her social Media handle is @houseof moh. She has a gift for one of the winners too. My friends are  amazing and I believe you guys can see that for yourselves. I’ll be back. BOS

Comments (26)

  1. November 15, 2016

    Awwww, my baby😿Can’t thank you enough for this. Thanks for always encouraging me. I love you always🙏❤️❤️❤️❤️

  2. November 15, 2016

    I have way too many quotes that I like. But one of my favorites has to be Quran 93 v 3-5 ( number 3 on your list)
    I’d like to share some though
    -” I have a life to garden. A multiverse to wake from sleep.”-Nayirrah Waheed

    “The angel is free because of his knowledge, the beast because of his ignorance. Between the two remains the son of man to struggle “- Rumi

    • November 15, 2016

      I love that quote from Nayirrah Waheed, very meaningful . Adding it to my collection right away.


    November 15, 2016

    Lovely collection Moh. And you’re beautiful too. Is the black skirt in the second pic a fringe/tassels design? I better win it if I can’t afford it. 😙
    My quotes- The will to succeed is important but, what’s more important is the will to prepare. (From a greeting card I got while writing my final exams in Secondary school).
    2) We are not defined by how we fall but, what defines us is how well we rise after falling. (A movie- Maid in Mahattan)

  4. November 15, 2016

    Awwwww. January babies 😍😍😍 we are just too beautifully. Am January 17 by the way (start buying my gift😏🙂).
    Lovely collections. I love the jumpsuit 😍😍😍

    Have got so many quote that keeps me going. One is no3 on your list and this one “slowly but surely”. Got that from my daddy, anytime I start complaining of things, or where I thought I would be by naw (married with kids😣) He just have the way of calming me down with that.
    Another that works that magic whenever I’m going to hard phase in my life “Verily, with hardship there is relief” (Qur’an 94:6) .

    • November 15, 2016

      Verily, with Hardship there is relief! That is one of mine too

    • Toyin

      November 15, 2016

      I like this one you mentioned, slowly but surely… Really meaningful

  5. Afolabi Monsurat

    November 15, 2016

    My fav quote or let me say the only quote that comes frequently to mind and bails me out when things become unbearable is ‘Surely, with every hardship there is relief’. That has always been my mantra. It gives me hope and doesn’t make me give up. Alhamdulillah for that verse.

    • November 15, 2016

      Very meaningful quote fa. Verily, with hardship comes ease walahi

  6. Toyin

    November 15, 2016

    Which of my lord’s favor can I deny? I wasn’t thankful enough as if he hasn’t done anything, when he has done much more than I deserve.
    It doesn’t hurt to try… I say this to myself whenever I’m not sure if things will work. I came across one today, Nothing good gets away_John Steinbeck. I think that’s true in a deeper sense.
    Our day will come, if we can just wait a while…_Ruby and the romantics
    Stirring my ship towards positivity…. Got this from a movie.
    Now I’m going to add this, “surely with difficulty is ease” insha Allah

  7. Aminah

    November 15, 2016

    Laa yukallifullahu nafsan illa wus’aha

    Allah does not burden a soul beyond what it can bear. Qur’an 2:286.
    I’m Odunayo also😜

  8. Toyin

    November 15, 2016

    I just went ahead to read the ones you listed above, quran 93:3-5, it just inspired me. Surely he hasn’t forsaken me nor displeased, what comes after is going to be better than what’s gone and soon he will give me so that I shall be well pleased insha Allah.
    You’re the best dear,thank you. seriously my day just got better even though it’s night already lol

  9. Miss F

    November 15, 2016

    I have a handful of quotes I’m totally in love with, but I’ll stick to the one that got me through this year, Alhamdulillah.

    “We plan, Allah plans, and Allah is the best of planners”. 😊

  10. Zeenat

    November 15, 2016

    Odunayo’s collections are beautiful! I’m rooting to win one of those maxis/jumpsuit…
    For my fav quotes..I ve got quite a few that keep me going..
    1. Grain by grain a loaf, stone by stone a castle
    2. Which of Allah’s favor can we deny?
    3. You are confined only by d walls u build around yourself

  11. November 15, 2016

    ” I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me” give me this anytime am down.

    • November 16, 2016

      I like that sentence so much, I have many christian friends who say it, very empowering.

  12. November 15, 2016

    Her collections are wonderful!!! Love me some jumpsuit😍😍And that black skirt is bae! Btw, she’s really beautiful!

    My favorite quote has always been live and let’s live…

    • November 16, 2016

      Live and let live! You couldn’t have said it better

  13. Ameerat

    November 15, 2016

    Mu heart is at ease knowing that what’s meant for me will never miss me, and that what misses me was never meant for me.

    • November 16, 2016

      I like this one too. Mehn, Islam is complete

  14. November 16, 2016

    My quote from the bible that keeps me going…. Philippians 4:13 I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. It encourages me alot when am down.

    Be kind to people you meet on your way because you dont know who you will meet on your way dawn.

  15. Shay

    November 16, 2016

    I read this but totally forgot to comment. My favorite quote is “Verily, with hardship is ease”

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