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WN 6 – Don’t be Complacent

Complacency stops us from higher goals and achieving greater things.

When a person is complacent, he will stop living — he will simply exist. And when a person is simply existing, the joy of living will not be found in him. He will be energy-less, stick to rigid routines, oppose new ideas or change and will typically respond to every “Good Morning” with “What’s so good about the Morning?”

Someone has once said, “Like water the complacent man follows the easiest course — downhill. And he draws fake strength from looking back.

Wisdom Nugget for today says: Don’t Be Complacent.

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Culled From Rajendra Pillai.

WN 5 – The Journey of Life

“Some beautiful paths can’t be discovered without getting lost.” Erol Ozan.

The journey of life is such that we find the paths as we go. And many times, we find the right paths from having walked the wrong paths.

Life is a journey and someone else said:

“Dance. Smile. Giggle. Marvel. TRUST. HOPE. LOVE. WISH. BELIEVE. Most of all, enjoy every moment of the journey, and appreciate where you are at this moment instead of always focusing on how far you have to go.” Mandy Hale.

I have been blessed to experience all of that this past one month. I left my home on the 6th of August and returned to it just yesterday, the 6th of September. I have spent time with family, my family… and I have been blessed by this long visit.

I did dance. I did smile. I did giggle. I surely marvelled. I learned to trust afresh. I felt my hope soar. I learned new ways to love. I had lots and lots of wishes. And I believed, in me, in them, in God. And indeed, most of all, I simply enjoyed every moment as it came. I saw all of my sisters, the four of them, and their children, and I marvelled at how we’ve all grown. I saw their individuality, their uniqueness, the goodness God put in them and I loved them, each one of them, afresh.

I saw my dear, dear mother and I realised anew, what a blessed woman she was. And for each of my niece and nephew, I saw how our future generation is already destined for greatness — in varied unique forms.

The journey of life is a walk in progress. You just keep going. Should you fall (and you will surely fall), you pick yourself up, dust off the dirt and keep going.

I am back. I did not plan on taking a break from writing when I started on my journey, but I did. And I am so grateful that I did. It gave me time to appreciate the people around me. When I told two dear friends I was taking a break from writing, they both said: “you need to” — in different languages. It meant a lot. For the people who know you and love you will always understand you.

I am glad to be back to this path of my journey in life. Are things late, or are their perfect timing yet to come? I don’t know. I am only content to begin work again today and once more, to do the very best God will inspire me to do. At the perfect time, all things will come to be… and all stories will be read.

Like Bob Marley, I have this to say: “Though the road’s been rocky, it sure feels good to me.”

Impossible Journey

RN 4 – Real Friends

“You can always tell a real friend; when you’ve made a fool of yourself, he doesn’t feel you’ve done a permanent job of it.” Laurence J. Peter.


Those words make you think, don’t they?

They make you ask: “Who is my real friend?” “Who am I a real friend to?”

A friend, a real one, a true one, doesn’t poke out their tongue and say, “I told you so” when you fall or fail. At least not from the depth of their heart when they really mean it. A real friend doesn’t turn up their nose and sneer at you when your back is turned because you haven’t gotten it right–again.

A real friend just hangs in there. He’s got your back. Or she… if she is female. He doesn’t look at you and say, “you’re totalled” when you have messed up big time. He doesn’t give up on you because you have tried one too many times and you can’t just get it right. He doesn’t slap down at you when the “wicked friends” do so and he doesn’t take a day off from being your friend for any reason whatsoever.

He is constant and he is available and he is always there.

He laughs when you laugh. And cries when you cry. And if you’re sniveling and wallowing in self-pity, he knocks you back to your feet and stands right beside you.

A real friend doesn’t say: “I’m done. I am done with you and I am not coming back.”

He is not a shit-taker or an ass-kisser, or lacking in gumption, but he is your friend and so he walks the full mile. He never gives up on you and should you require tough love, he delivers… one time.

A real friend visits you often–more than often. A real friend cares enough to leave sweet words and never be in too much of a hurry to linger for that. A real friend fights your battles and wins your wars. A real friend wipes your tears and tilts up your chin… and if there’s another blow coming, he braces himself with you.

A real friend is always there. Always there… always.

Have I been a real friend to you?

Have you been a real friend to me?

Nothing worse than a Judas Iscariot. Nothing worse than the betrayer among friends. And nothing worse than the one who kisses you and hands you over to the enemies.

I’d rather a Peter than a Judas any day. But I sure would love a John when I look down from my cross and see you standing there at the foot of my Calvary, holding on to my own… and sharing my sorrows.

Are we real friends to people in our lives?

Relationship Nugget – 3

Relationship Nuggets today on the matters of LOVE. A bunch of nuggets to guide us aright. Hope we learn something.

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Some think love can be measured by the amount of butterflies in your tummy. Others think love can be measured in bunches of flowers, or by using the word “forever”. But love can only truly be measured by actions. It can be a small thing, such as peeling an orange for a person you love because you know they don’t like doing it.

Nugget from MARIAN KEYES.

Love (1) keep reading…

Wisdom Nugget – 4

Successful people have two things on their lips, “SMILE and SILENCE”.

Smile can solve problems while Silence can avoid problems.

Sugar and salt can be mixed together but ants reject the salt and carry away only the sugar. Select the right people in life and make your life better and sweeter. If you fail to achieve your dreams, change your ways, not your God. Remember, trees change their leaves and not their roots.

You will never reach your destination if you stop and throw stones to every dog that barks.

Haters will see you walking on water and say it’s because you can’t swim. Even if you dance on water, your enemies will accuse you of raising dust.

Make it your ambition to live a quiet life, to mind your own business and to work with your own hands.

Remember, don’t ever wrestle with a pig. You will both get dirty, but the pig will enjoy it.

 

Wisdom from DR BEN CARSON.

 

Relationship Nugget – 2

This is a relationship booster. One I read from my relationships 101 little book. It’s actually a suggestion to keep the romance flickering in your relationship and the love vibrant.

It say: make a list of the characteristics you like most in the person you are dating… or married to. You can present this list on a special occasion or simply drop them one at a time along the road of romance.

You might want to consider doing both!

When you make a habit of accentuating the positive, love almost always grows faster and stronger for both the presenter and the receiver.

 

So, do make your list today and focus on the positive. I’m on the road… will soon be anyway. It’s have a great, super-dubber week from me and much love, guys.

Wisdom Nugget – 3

I woke up thinking about success this morning. Truth be told, I am always thinking of success… success in multifarious ways, lol. Anway, I figured we’d hear some words of wisdom on success today.

 

“Success is not final; failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.” – WINSTON S. CHURCHILL.

“The road to success and the road to failure are almost exactly the same.” – COLIN R. DAVIS.

“Opportunities don’t happen. You create them.” – CHRIS GROSSER.

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