Life is a race and people run with different speed, style and motivation. Continue reading “Should You Compare Yourself to Others?”
There are certain kinds of “friends” you should avoid at all costs: Pity party kinda friends. Continue reading “Pity Parties as Dream Killers”
It’s very easy to replace old things with the new. Many people hardly have patience to repair an old device for instance. Continue reading “New Vs Old”
I know who I am!
I’m specially and fearfully made, I’m not an accident.
I’m a wonderful creature beautifully crafted by the All-knowing Creator.
The situations around me don’t determine who I am.
My experiences don’t determine who I’ll be. Continue reading “I Know Who I Am”
The only constant thing in life is change! Continue reading “No Condition is Permanent”
It’s important to show kindness to people you come in contact with as no one knows tomorrow.
Continue reading “Show Some Love”
There’s no short cut to success and each person desiring to succeed may have to surmount certain kinds of obstacles to get their destination. It takes perseverance and long-suffering to hold on even when all hope seems to be lost. There’s no need to give up now as your breakthrough may be closer than you thought.
It’s better to see the half full glass than the half empty. Always hope for the best even in the midst of hopelessness. Even if what you wished for didn’t materialize, the energy that could have gone into worry and anxiety will be saved and channelled into something profitable. Not all dreams come true but I think it’s worse not to dream at all.
Dreams give you something to look forward to every day. It motivates one to wake up in the morning and try again.
Life will be meaningless if there was nothing to look forward to. It will be extremely boring and monotonous.
Don’t expect to have all you desire or wish for in a twinkle of an eye. Life is so mysterious that no one knows what tomorrow holds(but God knows). A day is enough to turn around a person’s destiny either for better or for worse.
Yet, there’s no need to despair.
Hope for the best in life and even if you don’t get all that you desire, you will get enough to carry on.
We sometimes take the free gifts of nature(from God) for granted until they are gone. Good health seems like our birthright and we don’t imagine what it feels to be sick unless it actually happens.
I have been a ‘healthy kid’ since my childhood despite the fact that we didn’t have it all. Good health and longevity kind of runs in our blood, as I am told. I don’t remember the last time any of us fail ill, weather fluctuations notwithstanding. We hear about friends and relations taking ill at one time or the other but it hardly got close us. That’s not to say that we are special or better than those that get ill.
I also took the healthy concept into my new family, incidentally my husband is of the same belief. He also doesn’t get sick often. Watching my children grow from month to month without incidences of ill-health gives me joy and I can only thank God for that.
Little wonder that I was taken unawares when my older daughter caught flu. I thought it would disappear in a day or so and that the rest won’t be affected. How wrong was I.
I have lived a good number of my years in perfect health that it somewhat seems strange when a person close to me takes ill. I am so spoiled that I don’t know the name of any drugs, except Pandol. I was alarmed the next day when she couldn’t breath properly. I didn’t know what else to do except to pray for her to get well and to hope for a quick recovery. I never even imagined that the flu might spread to the rest of us.
We woke up the next morning to see that I couldn’t also breath properly, without putting pressure on my small nose. A check on the little one also showed the same symptom. As if that was not enough, my head and eyes pounded with pain as though it will explode. I was taken aback as I thought of the next line of action.
The cause of the flu was attributed to the recent change in weather but I also learnt a lesson form the incident. When was the last time I thanked God for the gift of life and good health to us? It dawned on me that we’ve been enjoying a rare privilege and shouldn’t fail to give glory to God Almighty for His benefits.
As the headaches and painful nose gradually subside, I can’t but thank God for many years of good health and His blessings upon our lives.
What are you grateful for?
Please share in the comment box.
Social networks are great avenues to meet people and exchange ideas. It also offers a great deal of entertainments to users.
Facebook no doubt is one of the most popular social networks in the world, connecting over a billion users world wide. There are very few young people without at least one Facebook account.
I’m told that even those in remote villages with limited internet and little or no power supply still manage to find their way to Facebook. They update their status and let their friends know what they are up to from time to time. No one wants to be left behind in a globalizing world. Nowadays, you need not pick a newspaper or go to a particular website to find the latest news. You just need to ”like” their page on Facebook and you see the stories on your time line.
Facebook has also made life easier for people as one can easily get famous with a lot of likes and shares of their creative works. It is also a lot easier to market products and services thanks to this social network.
However, too much of everything is bad. Some people literally spend all their time on Facebook, either making friends or checking updates. Valuable time that should be spent on important things like writing or doing a home work are wasted. Sometimes, writers spend more time than necessary networking instead of creating great contents that will speak for itself.
There should be a balance on the time spent seeking approval and the actual writing. Don’t imagine that Facebook and other social networks are sufficient to attract the much needed traffic to your online business. Don’t be deceived, hard work still pays. What you sow is what you reap.
Well, today marks the 14th day that I summoned enough courage to delete my Facebook account. This became necessary so I can concentrate on other pressing issues of life. As I write, the Admin should be on their way to permanently deleting it.
For an emerging writer with limited time, the only time I have for myself is when the kids are asleep. At other times I need to keep an eye on them and attend to their endless needs.
The first place I go after I put them to bed whether at night or at daytime is Facebook. I go there with the hope of spending about 30 minutes or so but remain glued to the computer, on the same site until I hear cries from the bedroom. Only then do I realize how much of my precious time I just spent doing nothing.
As a result, every other thing I hoped to achieve before they wake up, like cleaning up the apartment, writing or cooking are left undone.
Sometimes I can’t even write blog posts as I have no time left for me.
Quitting Facebook was a hard decision especially as I wished more traffic from Facebook friends.
I almost signed in to my account before the expiration of the grace period but l guess it’s time to let go. Didn’t blogs thrive before the advent of Facebook? I now have my time back and I use my time to visit other blogs and write.
I don’t miss Facebook nor will I ever go back.
Likewise, you shouldn’t hold on to something when you ought to let go.
If some social networks or people are not useful to your dreams, if they are more of a distraction than attraction, don’t be afraid to let go for good.
Don’t hold on to that abusive relationship or unfriendly friends as though your life depends on them.
Resolve in your heart to only surround yourself with things and people that will help you achieve your life goals.
Say no to distractors!
Do you find it difficult letting go of some things?
Share your thoughts and let’s help you out.
Have you ever heard of the saying that when a tailor makes a mistake it becomes a design?
Well, I made a funny discovery last night from our washing machine.
Heaps of clothes pile up on a daily basis as is usual when you have small children. They can use several clothes in 24 hours as clothes are often soiled either from eating or playing.
Did I mention that my the younger daughter hates bibs with a passion? She thinks that it stops her from enjoying her meals and quickly pulls it off her neck. That means new clothes for each meal. Multiply that with the number of times children under three years eat in a day times two kids then you know how much clothes dirty we have on a daily basis.
Of course, there is a washing machine to help me here but I cannot be wash everyday. Apart from the fact that the poor machine could be damaged faster, the cost of detergents, electricity and water are also to be considered.
I therefore decided to gather the clothes and sort them by like-colours and then load into the machine when it is much.
The girls’ part is to help spread them; they enjoy doing this a lot and like that we wash more often.
And then what happened?
I had sometimes noticed that there are small traces of stains from other clothes after washing but I usually over-look it since it’s almost insignificant.
However, we were all amazed when we brought out clothes from the machine last night and saw that all the clothes had turned pink.
The offender was a pink singlet I got from a friend, it was the first time I washed it and didn’t imagine that it will change other clothes.
As a result, all the clothes turned pink no matter its previous colour.
The older girl screamed that all her clothes has become pink and hasn’t stopped talking about it.
Now, most of our clothes are pink, thanks to the pink singlet.
Be that as it may, I learnt that changing the colour of your clothe is now as simple as washing it with the desired colour.
I should experiment with other colours too!
Isn’t this how inventions are made?
Have you made a funny mistake that turned out well?
Please share your experience in the comment box.