I retreat


Gentle splash of water

bathing ancient stones

calms my mind

awakening my senses

to appreciate and embrace

the moment


the chirping of birds invites me to sing

along and joyfully usher in the new day

gentle dance of the trees a welcome

call to sway in time to nature’s beauty song


away from the spits and curses

blares and madness,

I inhale the awesomeness

and breathtaking sights of nature

my heart thanks me for the breather


my feet hungrily take a deep

my being is alive to peace and quiet

my mind attunes to the silent voices

and I hear distinctly

the communion of mind soul and spirit

my body melts in awe.

© Amaka Paul 2016

Photography:Eli Boschetto


Sunshine Blogger Award


Hello Everyone!

I have been nominated by fadedrouge for the sunshine award!  it is an award given by fellow bloggers to bloggers who are positive and who creatively inspire others in the blogosphere. Her blog is a one stop place for everything fashion, beauty and much more do have a peep at her blog.

Sunshine Blogger Rules:

  • Thank the person who nominated you in a blog post and link back to their blog.
  • Answer the eleven questions sent by the person who nominated you.
  • Nominate eleven blogs to receive the award and write them eleven new questions.
  • List the rules and display the Sunshine Blogger Award logo in your post and/or your blog.

My Answers

  • Name something that makes you happy.

When I’m with my family or siblings

  • Would you rather live in the city or countryside?

Countryside, I cherish silence and the sound of nature

  • What’s your ultimate inspiration song?

You’re great by Steve Crown

  • Name 1 item on your bucket list.

Lazing in one of the beaches in the Bahamas


  • Do you prefer to write or type?

I love to write

  • Mountains or Sea?

Mountains, I love the views though I have a phobia for heights

  • What is something you do to relieve stress?

I dance, I just love to dance

  • What is your happy color?

Sky blue

  • If you visit a new place or country what is the first thing you would do?

Stand on one foot 🙂

one foot

  • What is one thing you cannot live without?

God, He is my beginning and end.

  • Who do you look up to?

I look up to Jesus, the author and finisher of my faith

My nominees


MWthe Mermaid

infinite living









I would love my nominees to answer the same questions given to me. I look forward to reading your answers, though you are under no obligation to accept the award I would appreciate it if you do as I have greatly enjoyed your support through this blogging journey.

Thank you very much for reading and stay blessed! 🙂