As you may know, travelling to your home country always implies spending quality time with family members, so my vacation wasn’t all about tourism and discovery.
Now that am married, the family has grown from just my extended family to my husband’s extended family. What a joy to know, love and be loved by so many people. That being said, I did my best to visit several family members on both sides. As much as I wanted to spend time with everyone, I was limited by time and people’s availabilities.
Throughout all my visits, a number of them stood out to me, mainly because of the conversations and advice I received. An example is my Husband’s grand mother/ namesake who is so eager to have my husband and I be together (my husband and I were still living separately), as well as one of my uncles who didn’t stop asking the question about when we will start enjoying married life. Now we are finally together.
God is indeed faithful. I equally enjoyed spending time with family because of the good food I ate, although some of it gave me running stomach (Lol).
It’s always fun seeing and spending time with family after a long period of time, so I am grateful to God for the opportunity everyday. I pray to spend some more quality time with them in the future.
Now stay tuned for the next episode of my 25 days adventure.
I once heard it being said that the way you describe yourself either makes you or breaks you. Do you describe and define yourself with humility or with pride? By pride I am not referring to boasting, but joy and a sense of worth. A sense of worth, especially when thinking about what and how you have worked hard to achieve what you have and who you currently are.
When thinking about self-description, one other thing comes to my mind.
Do we describe ourselves based on what we have or who we are?
We always have to remember that we are human beings, mortal creatures who came into this world with nothing and will certainly leave with nothing.
So what is our identity? Is it within our titles? Our education? Our family status? Our environment? Our character? Our personality? Or our interior wellbeing?
Yes, definitely they all play a part in defining us as individuals.
Therefore, how will you describe yourself? I often like describing myself by my passion and lifestyle. For instance, a lover of nature, an Emcee, a helping hand and most of all a lover of all. Now, it’s your turn to say something. Describe yourself briefly…
Let me tell you a short and sweet story today.
On a faithful day, as I was heading to a BBQ, I received a call to go pick up a friend. I agreed and headed to pick up my friend. And guess what? Since I was tired of driving, my friend agreed to take on the wheel until we reached the BBQ’s location. But something extraordinary happened on our way to the BBQ. I received a text message from the host to stop by the grocery store and get some extra drinks and water, to which I agreed hesitatingly.
But you know what? God had planned it otherwise, because our stop at the grocery store was very fruitful.
As we were about to pack the car we ran into an old acquaintance; whom we hadn’t seen in a while. We greeted each other and headed our way. Some seconds later, she comes running towards us again stating that she had locked her car keys in the car. All frustrated and sad about her action, I looked at her and immediately asked my friend to assist her (as I recalled that my friend had previously been in a similar situation and managed to unlock the car). That being said, all 3 of us headed to the grocery store to pick up the items and back to the car. After picking up the items, the car was successfully unlocked. As soon as the car door got unlocked, she stared amazed with a grateful and joyful heart. At that very instant, I exclaimed that our meeting was indeed divinely ordained. Upon hearing that declaration, she brightened up even further and gave us hugs upon hugs.
The encounter made us realize that noting happens in vein, but all things happen for a purpose and are ordained. We laughed about it and thanked the Lord for the divine encounter. Finally, we headed our separate ways and considered the day to be a fruitful one.
They say heals every wound;
They say mends every broken heart;
They say reveals true character(s);
They say tells you who your friends are;
They say makes you weep;
They say makes you happy!
With time you can move mountains;
With time you can get better;
With time you can love again;
With time you can be hopeful again;
With time you can change;
With time you can be wise!
How do you use your time?
How do you share your time?
How do you let others use your time?
How do you value your time?
How do you prioritize who you give your time to?
How do you ensure that your time is maximized to your advantage?
Time brings about change and change is the only constant we have. Therefore let’s go forth and be smart users of our time.
It has now been a week since I completed the A to Z blogging challenge. It was indeed a tough and inspiring challenge. I use the word tough because I had to write a new post for 26 days in a role.
My motivation and zeal came from other participants. It was encouraging and challenging to see people contributing and sharing their blogs, knowledge and expertise all
over the world. I learned that knowledge is power and with the right knowledge, we could change the world.
Yes, we should all look forward to changing the world through our experience, community service and public service. For instance, we no longer ought to seek knowledge for our self interest, but rather for the public good. How can we use the knowledge and experience we have to make the world a better place?
The better place will eventually exist. I still believe in Utopia. There is hope because the desire for change lives in each one of us.
Therefore go forth and play your part.
A better place is what we all seek. I therefore call on each one to be part of the change.
This is my last post for the 2016 A to Z blogging challenge. Although I am late, I am glad I succeeded in completing the challenge.
My Z word is ‘Zeal’
How zealous are you about your everyday life?
Zeal often refers to great energy or enthusiasm in the pursuit of a cause or an objective.
By talking about zeal, it’s an encouragement to myself. With zeal I am motivated to pursue more. Despite the numerous constraints placed by life, I am able to accomplish most of my dreams and life goals.
We all know that it’s easier said than done, but we have to keep pressing on. In addition to zeal, we need the resources and a network to help us move forward.
For example, I needed zeal to be able to complete this A to Z blogging challenge. It wasn’t easy but I can give myself a pat on the back with ‘I made it’ .
So, What have you been waiting for?
Get some zeal and get going with life.
There will be rough days but the good days tend to exceed the bad ones.
Cheers to being zealous about life.
Till next time as we get back to my regular posting schedule😁.