“The Right Time”

“Whatever your path in life, you have a talent; whatever it is. How you express it, how you live it, and how you share it with others are unique to you. You have your own special way of dealing with life and the gifts you have been given, whether you hide those gifts or you share them openly.”

Danielle Steel in her book “The right Time”.

I feel this is my “Right Time”. Today, for the first time I decided to hand sew a beret from the left over pieces of my jeans. Honestly, I kept these pieces for more than two years now, I never knew that I would use them, although it was my intention. I cannot use a machine, but I am intending to learn how to sew with a machine, step by step. I felt comfortable beginning with what I know and was taught at primary school and wow, it came in handy. The skills worked for my advantage. I now own a denim beret that was hand stitched and I feel so proud of myself. 

Have you ever felt that you have talents or gifts in areas that you don’t normally visit. Do you have a passion for other things but you’re scared to try them, let me tell you this; we are more capable than we think and we all have something special! Although different to our normals, we are gifted to do so in our own special way.

I am definite that when you read this you will understand what I’m talking about!

Published by mashikoane

A realist, always fond of things that are real and matters. The lover of writing and a staunch reader, growing up with a burning passion of writing. I always have a pen a pad with me, life is a story that I never want to miss writing about. It always fascinates me when we are categorized as introverts and extroverts because that on its own is the reason behind every personality. I grew up being referred to as an “introvert” and I later understood the personality behind it: quite, reserved, peaceful, creative mind & thinking; antisocial and very analytical. Being in that space I always knew that as a writer or reader you cannot do that in a noisy or busy place; you need a quite and peaceful environment. It is interesting how I found myself being able to fit all that I love doing in this space that I find myself loving because I fit so perfectly (besides the stereotypes, it is the truth): they all fit, my list is endless but what I know for sure is that “I am born an artist” I am married to my loving and supportive husband for 23 years, Collen and we are blessed with four children; three adult boys; all grown ups and the youngest teen daughter who is still with us and in high school. I am University graduate with a B.A degree in Social Science (majored in Psychology, Sociology and Anthropology), graduated with MBA in Sports in 2011. Worked for more 13 years until 2009 when we began our diplomatic life as a family. What I am grateful for is that there is always a bigger plan and things happen for a reason. Although mostly often, we do not have answers; all that matters is that we share those experiences and life lessons to inspire and lift others up. This is my passion and I am thrilled by challenges; good or bad and my mind likes solving mysteries that I believe are real; sometimes hidden and not spoken about. My favorite authors Danielle Steel and Agatha Christie always challenges my thinking and approach in life. I began reading their books from 14 years and I am still their fan reader. They share their stories in writing and as someone who likes sharing, I quickly connected with them My life is all about the real world: family, marriage, relationships, health, children, parenting, spirituality, cooking, leisure, travel, reading, writing, engaging, connecting, encouraging......I love sharing Sharing is golden

14 thoughts on ““The Right Time”

  1. I will teach you how to use your sewing machine my friend – if you want! Love your beret! Beautiful and you need something to cover your head in this freezing weather! Love you!


    1. Hi Vic, some things we do in our quite spaces and we always enjoy sharing when it befits. But I know it’s always the plan and at the write time that we share them.

      Follow me to hear more of my journey through stories and thank you so much

      Hugs o


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