Akosua Dardaine Edwards

Let's Share Lessons on The Journey

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


[What did I learn today? Lessons on the Journey to Unconditional Self Love] I chose and I am proud

I chose peace over chaos and I am proud of my choice.

I chose spirituality over materialism and I am proud of my choice.

I chose to dream more dreams rather than to live a nightmare and I am proud
of my choice.

I chose to embrace real life rather than get lost in a fantasy and I am
proud of my choice.

Natalie Stewart

So I rented a car from the airport, they were supposed to have the car
ready for when I get in. They had the wrong day and there were no cars
available at the time and may not have for a while "they didn't know as it
was a busy time but we apologize for the inconvenience and will do our best
to get you one as soon as possible" I stood there and had to make a choice.
What would it be? I want to maintain my peace and I want to let them know I
was also quite disappointed having made these arrangements well in advance.
So I said to the guy very calmly "I am quite disappointed, can I get a car
and how long will it take I know shit happens I want to maintain my peace
and leave here with a car" He stopped for a few seconds and said "thank you
I appreciate your patience I will make you one happy lady with a car as
soon as possible" I was out of the airport in just under 2 hours, tired but
peaceful. Choices and consequences

This morning, the same car, broke down I was on my way to run, I called the
company, same guy, he had a litany of excuses,I was getting annoyed, my
voice started raising and then it clicked, what is the best choice right
now? I stopped and told him the same thing " I am disappointed AGAIN and I
require a car, what say you?" He brought a replacement and said, to me "I
was expecting a serious blowout, we keep disappointing you"

I told him, this ain't about you bro! But be prepared for consequences!

So what choices have you made that you are proud of?


-- Posted By Blogger to What did I learn today? Lessons on the Journey to
Unconditional Self Love on 1/02/2016 02:30:00 pm

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