• Attitude

    Take a moment…

    It happened again.  I tried, I really did try to make sure it didn’t, but it happened again.  Another Christmas and New Year season happened and I was overwhelmed with events and activities.  I thought if I contracted the cooking – which usually takes a lot of time – I would be fine and finally get to enjoy the season without the stress, but it still felt like there was a lot to do, and I think I missed a moment … Happy New Year everyone!  I hope you’ve been enjoying our weekly articles so far.  There’s only so many ways we can encourage each other to grasp the New…

  • Attitude,  Resolutions/Change

    A new start

    After the year we have just been through, sitting down to write the usual New Year’s resolutions may be daunting. One of the quotes that have stayed with me since 1998 is by Matthew Ashimolowo – he may be the originator ‘Unless you leave this shore, you will not find another harbour’.  The key issue for me is that I am not a quitter, I don’t like to admit defeat, I stick at things until I get to the prize, doggedly determined.  Then the time came when I felt pressed enough to leave my job…. I had heard it said and read in the papers that having a baby negatively…

  • Resolutions/Change

    Remember “Hakuna Matata”

    The beauty of living is the fact that we have the opportunity to learn .Sometimes we learn from our own experiences and although this may have been written  years ago, the message sent by this writer still applies today.Enjoy   2019 was a year that started in the basket of euphoria, filled with so many dreams and aspirations from business expansion to career advancement, etc. I am someone who personally loves to strategize and figure out things way in advance of realization. I am someone who believes so much in principles and formulas in the sense that you’ve got to have all structures to guarantee success. While I had all…

  • Attitude,  Resolutions/Change

    Experiencing the new

    …5,4,3,2,1, Happy New Year!!!!” That’s the way some people like to begin the new year; watching the minutes right down to the final seconds of the old, and then a sigh of relief and jubilee – we made it into the New Year! I was dancing around in church at the time like many others do. However you chose to enter this year, I hope you had a wonderful transition.  Now we are here, with our goals and resolutions, we have to get busy and make something of the time we have. I know someone who started the year 2020 with such excitement and anticipation of a new decade, when one…

  • Attitude,  Resolutions/Change

    Happy New Me

    Every time we start a  New Year,  there is a certain hope and  contagious expectation with which most people   start a year. Somehow there is a new surge of faith that says that the life that has been afforded is a divine sign that there is going to be change for the better in the future. With this new surge, several people start out with New Year resolutions that sadly do not last the first week of the year.   I was on a Radio show the other day and one of the members of the panel said that New Year resolutions should be scrapped! Perhaps she had seen enough…

  • Attitude,  By Gracilis,  Friendship

    Continuing Forever 2

    I remember chatting with Uche after reading her post of last week . I could perfectly relate to the disappearance of her friend as I have had a friend do the same thing .The difference however was that my own friend did it more than once and although initially I panicked, with time I recognized the pattern. Long story short is whenever things were not working well for my friend and she was in a seemingly bad place, she would have an excuse for malice.  She would cut off and not respond to any form of communication until she had something to ‘shine’ or “show off”. Then she would return…

  • Attitude,  Friendship

    Continuing Forever…

    As the year gradually draws to a close and the New Year comes to light, it is natural, and even wise, to take a ‘time-out’ and just reflect on what has been.  After reading last week’s article on gratitude, I have to say that although it is cliché to ask people to be grateful, it is also necessary as one tends to dwell on the things yet to be, as opposed to what grace has brought us through. When I began the year 2022, I knew there would be highs and lows.  I knew there would be some awesome events and some not so cool ones as well; but I…

  • Attitude,  Introspection

    The list…

    Usually most Decembers, or perhaps right from the last few weeks of November, most write ups automatically go into the “Thanksgiving mode” where everyone is encouraged to adopt the attitude. “Be grateful”. “Be Thankful,you  made it” .These phrases usually evoke several reactions ranging from an enthusiastic compliance to a too familiar approach and  unfortunately but honestly, resentment. Sometimes we may really find ourselves resenting all the end of the year talk concerning Thanksgiving. After all, there is hardly anything that may have moved off our wish list or changed in our relationships and the need to be grateful is something we have delegated only to those people whose stories almost…

  • Attitude,  Relationship skills

    I choose Gratitude 2

    When I was twenty-one(don’t ask me when) ,I believe I had a birthday party .I received lots of cards but very few gifts.I am not really sure about the gifts but I remember one clearly.It was a plaque that was glass framed with a philosophical thought.I thnk I expected something more and I feel ashamed when I remember that the giver of the gift actually asked me if I saw the gift. I have long repented and cannot imagine something like that ever happening to me .As I have grown older, I have learnt the importance of being appreciative and doing so quickly and willingly,as I had been taught at…

  • Attitude,  Relationship skills

    Choose wisely

    Whenever we get to the last month of the year, there are two temptations  that normally take place and I must confess that I sometimes fall into them . There is this temptation to complain about the things we think we should have happened or had   and then see it as an excuse to whine. This usually is the default position for most people and then there is the temptation to take the things we have and have received for granted. Both of these usually lead us to a point where we fail to truly see the value of all we have received and enjoyed, sometimes without even having to…

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