Akosua Dardaine Edwards

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Akosua Dardaine Edwards - author, writer, coach, gender specialist, speaker


[What did I learn today? Lessons on the Journey to Unconditional Self Love] Another perspective

"It is not fair to ask of others what you are not willing to do yourself."
Elanor Roosevelt

I haven't done the "Christmas thing" in ages! And thinking about it
yesterday, usually by choice! And what I mean by the "Christmas thing" is
the shopping, painting the house, changing the curtains. I have been either
working or on holiday for Christmas for as long as I could remember.

I was reminded why yesterday, I decided to go to the mall. The traffic was
out of this world! then to get a parking spot was also off another planet,
I also wanted to go to a Christmas market, I finally got there and they
were charging you to go in and shop! I jumped in the car and thought" yea
this is why I run from this"

And just like that my perception changed..... no, not just like that LOL! I
was driving in the traffic and saw some children by the road standing. As I
passed them, I saw three trucks with people on them all dressed in red and
with Santa Claus hats, one truck was filled with gifts, the other truck was
filled with drinks and food and the last truck was blaring out music!

The people in the Santa hats were distributing the food and gifts to the
children on the side of the road!! I literally stopped the car! No joke, I
stopped the car to watch what was happening. The faces of the children, the
faces of the Santa hat people! absolutely priceless. I smiled all
afternoon, the traffic had a different meaning and I was reminded that
there is more than a single story!

It made me think, yea there is indeed another part of the "Christmas thing"
and I get to choose which one I want to do!


-- Posted By Blogger to What did I learn today? Lessons on the Journey to
Unconditional Self Love on 12/22/2014 10:43:00 am

Your story is inspiring, your delivery is real
— Barbara Ince, President - Maloney Women's Group
The students who attended the function were so inspired by you they want all their friends to be exposed to your story.
— Cherisse Rawlins - Teacher Moruga Secondary
I must thank you for your presentation, many people were blown away by it.
— Sharon Christopher, Dep CEO First Citizens Bank Limited
It was a pleasure hosting you. Your reading from Nyabo (Madam) Why Are You Here? - was both thought provoking and insightful, thank you.
— Consulate General of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago - New York
You are an inspiration to us all
— Marlene Charles, YWCA President
I can’t stop telling people about your presentation. You changed my life forever!
— Michele Celestine, Executive Director Heroes Foundation
What an honour and priveledge it was for me and my wife to host you during your stay in Washington DC
— Anthony WJ Phillips-Spencer, Ambassador Extraordinary Embassy of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago
Unveiling was exactly what I needed, thank you.
— Participant at 2017's Unveiling- Looking into the Mirror of Self
Akosua, congratulations and thank you for that fabulous and thoughtful sharing from your book. I did NOTHING for the weekend but read your books. Madam, I found your story telling light and entertaining, true Trini style but DEEP.
— Sandra Ferguson, Agency for Rural Transformation, Grenada W.I
After hearing Ms. Akosua speak, I now know that I am everything and that I have everything to become who I want to be.
— Jenna Marie Bharat, Student- San Juan South Secondary School
Madam Akosua was awe inspiring. Excellent motivational skills. For me as a new retiree her words encourage me to “give back to the village”
— Anthea Doyle
Inspirational for both year groups. Forms 3 and 5. They were at the edge of their seats. prodding them to plan and even when things do not go as planned... to never give up when faced with life’s challenges
— San Juan South Secondary School
She is complete, sincere and true to herself. Akosua relates to you on what is common in all of us, our humanity.
— Odella Jowaheer