May 10, 201715

There’s a lot of noise around; the noise that tells you you are not good enough and that often comes from people who are projecting their own insecurities. The noise that screams and shouts, yelling over your own voice so that you feel like you can’t give an opinion any more. And then there’s the worst kind; the quiet noise, the one where people disappear, decide they want to play victim and not really tell you what’s on their mind.

Silent treatment, cold shoulder, conniving glances, overt attitude…if someone doesn’t want to spell it out and would rather approach you with attrition rather than intention, let them sail. If it mattered they’d spell it out!

The world is bleeding noise and you have to figure out how to filter it. I’m learning that noise can either deafen you or define you. You could see it as a call to action rather than just a loud sound.

Whereas as I would get downtrodden over what someone thought about my projects and my opinions, my current status is that what they think about me is none of my business.

You’re a garden in bloom; it may not always be pretty. You’ll cut your fingers once in a while but ultimately you’ll find a way to silence the noise that does nothing to better you.

Heres what your bloom could be telling you: Accept yourself for who you are. Be yourself, improve yourself where you can. Don’t try to change who you are just to please others.

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  • Esther Wachira

    May 11, 2017 at 5:44 am

    “I’m learning that noise can either deafen you or define you.”Excellent!am learning too…thanks Janet


    • pam

      May 13, 2017 at 9:36 pm

      Janet u inspire me 100% God bless


  • leah

    May 11, 2017 at 7:44 am

    wonderful …am in a situation where by i think am not good enough but Janet i love this “what you think of me is non of my business “


  • Priscillah Mungai

    May 11, 2017 at 8:27 am

    “what you think of me is none of my business’……..Janet you suc an inspiration


  • kate

    May 11, 2017 at 11:09 am

    thanks Janet ” what they think about me is none of my business”


  • Mercy

    May 11, 2017 at 11:38 am

    This is amazing you spoke to my soul learning to put a deafening ear to the voices that dont matter
    God bless!


  • lucy

    May 11, 2017 at 11:56 am

    Just wanna read again and again!



    May 11, 2017 at 12:57 pm

    Love this one Janet, am inspired and if I have to change it’s not to please people but to better or improve myself.Much love


  • Sharon Njugi

    May 11, 2017 at 1:32 pm

    Totally amazing. What I wanted to hear. Thank you for this ?.


  • Maurine Ochieng'

    May 11, 2017 at 7:14 pm

    Thank you very much for the strong words, I really needed that…. Learning how to accept myself, my prayer is that the noise should only define me…… Thanks mum Huru


  • pam

    May 13, 2017 at 9:37 pm

    Janet u inspire 100%God bless


  • Jane karongo

    May 14, 2017 at 10:18 am

    Thanks Janet


  • Maryann

    May 14, 2017 at 6:58 pm

    What they say about you is their karma…how you react is your karma…..Janet you are an inspiration to many.


  • jeniffer

    May 15, 2017 at 6:24 pm

    Awesome Mama Uhuru Itegi❤❤….ae just love this



    May 17, 2017 at 3:28 pm

    Oh Janet! Lady after my own heart 🙂 Thank you for this. It has spoken volumes to me.


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