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Give and Gift

GIVE and GIFT are in the word forgiveness. When I decide to forgive someone who has wronged me, that is a GIFT that I GIVE to that person. And when I have decided to move on without the person with no bitterness at all – though I may remember the offence and the betrayal of trust as a lesson learned; and now with no need to have anything to do with him or her, then that is a gift I am giving to myself.

Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it. I am sure you are grateful to a lot of people who have helped you. So now go and unwrap the gift and let them know. It’s a perfect time to do that this Christmas season.

And here’s how to bring our actions to the next level according to William Arthur Ward… Do more than care: HELP. Do more than believe: PRACTICE. Do more than belong: PARTICIPATE. Do more than be fair: BE KIND. Do more than forgive: FORGET. Do more than dream: WORK.

Most Valuable Things, Things Money Can't Buy

Be Rich, God Won’t Mind

We should be rich. But don’t think riches in terms of money alone. Some people are so poor the only thing they have is money.

We should be rich in the following areas: Rich in knowledge. Rich in adventure. Rich in laughter. Rich in health. Rich in family. Rich in love. These are the riches that really matter. And money that is used to enhance these things. Money is not the most important thing but it affects all other important things.

Never believe those who would promise you instant success and quick money. Without work, no success would be sustainable. But still, many are enticed with “get-rich-quick” schemes and fail to understand, that is precisely what it is… schemes. Be wise. Be willing to work hard and shoot for excellence

What the heck, be rich, I’m sure God will not mind! In fact we need money to serve God and not the other way around. Please remind them by sharing this thought. 😉

Family, Relationships, Save and Invest, Things Money Can't Buy

Needs and Wants

There is a difference between NEEDS and WANTS. My kids WANT me, and not just to provide for their NEEDS. You may have someone who NEEDS you and really WANTS you not only for what you can provide but because you are wanted for who and what you are. These kinds of WANTS are not bad.

There have been times when I had to walk away or even forced from what I WANTED only to end in a place where I get what I NEEDED. Things always turn out best for those who will make the best of the way things turn out.

As the good book would say, “and we know that God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose.”

ISA for All, Life Lessons, Most Valuable Things, Things Money Can't Buy

Time – Use Wisely but Take it Easy

Some talk to you in their free time and some free their time to talk to you. Good leaders are never too busy to listen to their people and to give them time. So do real friends are.

Use time wisely. You and I have limited resources. We need to be wise in its usage. So here is an idea: Never give someone the opportunity to waste your time and energy… twice. Once is a mistake, but twice? Ugh… terrible!

Take it easy. Times are hard. Life is not easy. Emotions will be stirred. Do not do something that is permanently damaging as an immediate reaction to a very temporary state of anger and being upset. Not a good thing. Do not react. Respond after giving it a good amount of thinking.

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Let’s Hustle

Many people I know lose, but they get into the fight again. Others have been maligned and laughed at but they focus on their goals and move on. Then success is achieved. Success is never static. You do not “arrive” at success. You move. You hustle. You learn, relearn and unlearn and you seek continuous personal development. Let’s give it our best shot

We’ve been fighting and hustling and, well, have achieved a considerable amount of success, this does not make us survivors, this makes us warriors. And our battle scars would prove it. They are badges of honour. But we have to stay humble and to share our blessings with others. Let’s continue to learn and achieve greater things and help others achieve it too. Never get to the point of saying, “Well, we’ve arrived! So we can now live in merry abandonment.” This will lead to failure.