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Posted in Uncategorized with tags on April 18, 2012 by Marian Toure

Foundation [faʊnˈdeɪʃən] n

1. that on which something is founded; basis
2. (Miscellaneous Technologies / Building) (often plural) a construction below the ground that distributes the load of a building, wall, etc.
3. the base on which something stands
4. the act of founding or establishing or the state of being founded or established
I love make-up. It is part of my everyday grooming–adds a dash of daze and a pinch of pizzazz to my look for the day. Way back in my teens when i discovered my femininity and make-up, I learnt one valuable lesson in make-up application–your perfectly  made up face was contingent on one vital thing–the Foundation.  Every woman who loves make-up knows the value of a good foundation because it sets the right tone for a flawless finish.  Before i understood the essence of a great foundation I would touch-up my make-up so often it became a chore.  It was what i knew;  but i have since learnt better–a great foundation was the difference between a flawless face and a ‘gbonyo’ face as we say in Ghana. If it meant spending my last penny, peswa or cent on a good, luxuries foundation, I would, because to me its a worthwhile investment.
Wondering what I’m on about? No! I’m not giving you a lesson in make-up artistry.  I just want to wake you up; if you aren’t already awake, to the choices you have made, are in the process of making and will make in the future.
As children; our parents, guardians, carerers etc would have tried all they could to give us a good start in life. Some people got good education, others investments, others advice, some life lessons that would make them women and men of honour, others got it all whiles others had nothing.  One thing which is certain is that whether we believe it or not, we all got something–something which they thought we needed.  Someting that would set us up for the rest of our natural lives.
We are grown now and we hold our destiny in our own hands. No one decides for us anymore. One thing is certain, good or bad, one foundation or perhaps several more have already been laid. When you look at your life this very minute what do you see? Where is your life headed? Do you like what you see? If Yes, can it be improved upon? If No, what can you do to change it? You may need to get out of a bad relationships or an unfulfilling job or an unhealthy lifestyle. Maybe yours is an attitude or a state of mind. It could be the fear of the unknown. Whatever it is resolve to do something about it. There is no time like the persent and its never too late to start over. But when you do, remember to build a better, stronger foundation.
‘gbonyo’ face — horrorble face
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