When other people treat you poorly, walk away, smile and keep being YOU. Don’t ever let someone else’s bitterness change the person you are.

We all know what they say, “people will not forget how you made them feel” no matter what happens, we all leave a footprint in this world, whether it’s bad or good, we all have our palaces around this beautiful planet. But sometimes you meet people and you do not know what kind of footprints they left around this world and yet they make you feel so special that you start to doubt them and why they treat you so special.

Most of the time, it’s not just about you, it’s about this same person because you know, life has a wonderful way of letting us pay for our regrets and mistakes. Life will always find a way to get things right that could not change in the past. Being good to each other costs nothing, we do not need to be friends to each other, but we can be friendly to each other without being friends, this is called being cordial with each other. Because we are the only ones who are walking and leaving the footprints behind and at the end of the day we can not blame anyone for their own footprints.

One of the most freeing things we learn in life is that we don’t have to like everyone, everyone doesn’t have to like us, and that’s OK.

In the city where I grew up as a girl, the city was full of people, they all knew each other, the neighbors were like family, we were all kind of big and happy family was always welcomed in our small town. Everyone had a small business area, but there was a house that was not too far from my house, its place was always full of people, it seemed that everyone liked to go there, as a child I never understood why, and I never I dare to ask what people were doing there. But I could not bear my own curiosity for a long time. I had to know what people were going to do. But I found a scary idea to do something behind my mother because if she found out, she would not be happy with my behavior and I did not want to disappoint her so I did not do it, but the question was how long I can stand it.

It seems like the kids around me do not care about it, they did not want to know anything about it, what was going on in that little house just around the corner, and the longer I thought about it, the more my curiosity grew. I just had to know. One day it was raining so hard that I had no choice but to go around the corner in that little house (That was God I know for sure), my clothes were so wet, I run into that house without thinking. When I was inside I was confused but also very excited and happy a world opened up for me on that same day.

It is not what happens to you, but how you respond to what happens to you. Count your blessings while others are adding up their troubles.

In that little house on the corner was an old man sitting in an old chair and he calls me by my name, so he asked me to sit down while trying to process everything, as I got there, he started to talk and asked “how is it? your mother? I could not say anything, I was so confused and surprised that he knew my name and he knew my mother too, but how? He got up and said, “I have something for you,” he went into a room and came back with a red and white dress in his hand and ‘he said this is for you’, which looked so lovely (it’s still one of my favorite dress in my head and heart) and although I did not understand what I was happy I was there I put on the dress and fits me perfectly. I looked around I was so happy and so confused at the same time.

This old man had one of the most beautiful jobs I’ve ever seen in my life, he repaired and sewed clothes for everyone in our town. While I was sitting there and trying to sink everything where I was and at the same time I could not take my eyes off all the beautiful creation that was hanging in that room. I could not believe that someone who lives next to my house was a dressmaker and I did not know. On this day I totally raided myself with clothes and gained a love for the work that this man did. I wanted to see and know more, how is it possible that he can make clothes? and this is how my love for clothes came at that moment, I never wanted to leave, I had to know all about his work. I never looked at clothes the same way again. I was so happy with my dress I never wanted to take it off.

Happiness comes more easily when you feel good about yourself without feeling the need for anyone else’s approval

Since I was a child, I hoped that someday I could give someone the same feeling that the old man one day gave me. But I do not know how, but the desire was always there, every time I went through a sewing machine, I thought the old man. But I could not sew, but I could never leave my curiosity behind.. But before I could sew for someone else, I had to learn how to sew something for myself and make me happy with my own clothes. Without any sewing course (which I really want to do), but this is one of my own reactions and I hope one day I can make someone happy and it is not about someone else but for my own satisfaction and I hope I can you leave steps of satisfaction in the life of other people … <3

Great challenges make life interesting; overcoming them makes life meaningful. It’s how you deal with failure that determines your happiness and success.

I hope you like it.  Have a beautiful day and may God bless you above all your  expectations <3
– HERCHAPTER – By Custodia Chineva-

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    Anne -
    11 July 2018 at 15:38

    Love your dress x

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    8 July 2018 at 12:45

    Wat een kleurrijke en prachtige foto’s wederom! Ik vind je blog echt mooi om te volgen. Keep up the good work!

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      8 July 2018 at 18:54

      Dat is super leif van je, dank je wel voor het lezen 🙂

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    Blog en Beauty
    7 July 2018 at 09:13

    Mijn moeder naaide vroeger ook altijd kleding, dan wilde ik haar graag helpen. En dan maakten we samen kleren voor mijn poppen. Nu kort ik hooguit een broek in.

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      8 July 2018 at 19:10

      Wat lief ja,mijn moeder kon helaas het niet, maar gelukkig ben ik zelf aan het leren, dank je wel voor het lezen 🙂

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    6 July 2018 at 12:47

    Ik kan niet naaien (oeps) ik heb zo’n jurk op maat laten maken in Ghana echt prachtig. Jouw jurk doet me daar meteen aan denken 🙂

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      8 July 2018 at 19:13

      Blij dat je hierdoor leuk herinnering kan halen, dan ke voor het lezen 🙂

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    nicole orriens
    6 July 2018 at 10:39

    Wat een prachtige en flamboyante jurk is dat! Daar val je echt mee op. Het model vind ik niet superflatteus en toch staat hij je geweldig!

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      8 July 2018 at 19:19

      Oh Dat is heel toevallig, daar had ik niet aan gedacht hahaha dank je wel 🙂

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    6 July 2018 at 08:51

    Nice blog

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    6 July 2018 at 08:50

    Je bent prachtig! Ik heb toen ik jonger was, ook veel kleding zelf gemaakt en eigenlijk zou ik dit heel graag weer willen doen.

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      8 July 2018 at 19:21

      Zo lief dank je wel , het zeker iets om weer te herpakken vooral als je het kan …. 🙂

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