Tag Archive | Lifestyle

The lifestyle of Giving

When you are reminded about giving two days in a role, then you know that giving has to become a lifestyle.
I attended a fundraiser on Saturday and a church service on Sunday in the course of which ‘giving’ was the focal point.

It’s important for us to give to others. What we have freely received, we should also be prone to freely give.

How often do we think about our lives?
Do we deserve what we have freely received?
If not for Gods grace upon our lives where would we be?

It’s therefore important for us to recognize that we don’t have to take our blessings and opportunities for granted. Gratefulness is important.

By being grateful we appreciate life and the blessings that come along.

We are blessed to be a blessing to others. Yesterday as I emceed a fundraising gala, I was moved by the generosity in the room. People willingly gave to support a good cause. Giving without regrets, but for the common goal of improving lives.

I urge you to give freely without any constraint. The Bible tells us in Acts 20:35 that “There is more blessing to give than to receive” so be blessed as you give to others.

As of today, I make ‘giving’ my lifestyle.
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Have a blessed week!

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Trends #AtoZChallenge

Given that I am considered as an expressive person, I often tend to reflect about life. As a result, I ponder over random things such as clothing, fashion, spirituality etc.

Lately, I have been thinking about how we live our lives, and the question below popped in my head.

Do we randomly follow trends or do we evaluate and measure the weight of societal trends and people’s influence prior to doing certain things?

By trend, I am referring to things such as fashion, lifestyle, finance, spirituality or any other aspect of our lives.

Very often, individuals of my age group are influenced by global trends. Some of us just follow the trends without any prior knowledge or research.
Therefore, how often do we take the time to evaluate and measure the density of the trends we constantly follow?

It’s good to follow positive trends, as long we acquire knowledge and wisdom. However, it’s bad to follow trends just based on society and its daily pressure. We need to check and ask ourselves where the pressure is coming from. Is the pressure coming from friends, acquaintances, family or the media? If it’s the case of friends, we have to reconsider who we associate with. As the popular saying goes: an individual is easily recognized by his/ her group of association. We therefore need to check our surroundings.

Also, trends could be good but shouldn’t cause us as individuals to be enslaved. I use this term enslave, because some youths and adults are bound by fashion trends, to the point where some people become indebted. It’s understandable to follow trends when you can afford it but, it should be hindered when priorities shift.

There is an added bonus of not following trends. You get to be-you-you-full and free.

Tell me, what do you frequently do: follow trends or remain unique?
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Have a blessed week!

Quality #AtoZChallenge

I might be a couple of days behind in completing the AtoZ Challenge, but they say its never too late. Below is Day 17th blog post.

When you take the time to evaluate your life, do you say that you are living a life of quality, or are you just living?

The definition and reference of a quality filled life is quite relative. Each individual has a definition which is often based on dreams, goals and vision.

So how do we achieve a life of quality. Perhaps we will do that by constantly pursuing our dreams, research resources to achieve success, perfect our character and improve our networking abilities.

I have also learned over the years that, in order to live a quality filled life, we are called to submit to our superiors. Yes, sometimes it’s hard to submit, however rebuke, correction and reproach is needed in order for us to progress and live life to the best of our ability.

This is equally a reminder to myself, because I have struggled with accepting correction and reproach over a number if years. We all need people who constantly check and challenge our character. This check will help us improve and live better quality filled live.

Therefore, go forth and live a quality filled life.
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Till next time!

Lateness #AtoZChallenge

I always ponder about the behavior of those who are constantly late.

Are they born to be naturally late or just making a point to be late?

Over the years I have realized that some people are late only on specific occasions. They are never late when they have job interviews or have to meet with people who are superior to them. By superior, I am referring to people who have power or authority over them.

Why do we behave the opposite way when we have to meet with others?
Do we undermine those who aren’t superior to us?

Lateness, clearly explains the level of commitment, trust and respect we have towards our network and community of friends and family.

We ought to do unto others what we would like them to do unto us. We should demonstrate love, respect and be loyalty to all people in our lives. Respect comes with us avoiding lateness in all we do.

By not undermining the role played by certain people in our lives, we are able to establish and construct Loyal relationships and connections within our networks.

These networks often become our support system to whom we showcase respect and love.

So, how loyal are you to your network and community?
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Emotion(s) AtoZChallenge

While thinking about the word ‘emotion(s)’, I look at my life and say “what an interesting life you have live”.

Those who know me can tell you the number of times I have showcased my emotions, in particular tears.

Some people who get to know me think am emotionless, and I often ask myself the following questions:
– Is it because these people don’t see me cry? Or
– Is it because they don’t really know the person I am?
As time passes, we all evolve as individuals, grow and mature into being human beings.

As a 20 something year old lady, I could count the number of times I have cried in public. By public, I mean in the midst of one or more people.
My tears rarely come out in public but rather in private, that is in the comfort of my home.
I will often cry in public only when something really hurts me and goes right into my bones.

A friend of mine recently told me that she has never seen me filled with emotions and wonders how i behave when i am in love. Hahahahah, I told her to closely watch me and really get to know me.

Just like some individuals, I would like to experience tears of joy, sadness at anytime and get to explore my emotions in the moment. However, I have come to understand that people are different and as a result experience life differently.

Often than not, showing emotions in public makes us feel vulnerable and weak and as a result often identified as weird. As a result, i practiced and developed resilience over the years to protect myself.

In the end we should aim to protect ourselves😀 and be open minded.
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Till next time,

How rich are you ?

As part of the Blog like a Pro 7-day Challenge launched by Jeff Goins, I got inspired to write this post following a discussion with friends about riches.

Everyone thinks money is good, but I think the rich have more problems than the poor (instead of poor, I prefer using the term less rich).

To begin with, how do we define riches? Is it based on the material possessions, money in the bank account or an individual’s self worth?

We are all rich in one way or the other.

Once people get rich, they always aspire to be richer. Money keeps attracting money, hence the love of money. For the rich, the more they have, the more they will spend. Hence, an increase in their needs and wants. Why be rich without appropriate management skills? They will spend on useless and unnecessary things such as private jet. Who needs a private jet when there are millions of children and orphans who are dying of hunger and malnutrition?

The less rich on the other hand, tend to be contended with what they have. By being content; I mean that they are able to live a balanced life with what they have. These individuals aspire for more in order to satisfy their needs and not wants.

It’s good to note that, money isn’t equivalent to joy, happiness personal satisfaction and self worth. All these are just feelings and life experiences. We have to consciously make up our minds to not let money/the depth of our wallets determine our self-worth.

We came to this world without money and we shall depart with no money either.

Rich people’s problems revolve around increased security, increased income maximisation and improved lifestyle. It’s good to improve one’s lifestyle, but that shouldn’t be the ultimate reason why we wake up every morning.

Statistics have proven that rich people die quicker than the less rich. For instance, how many celebrities have died recently?

Some rich people think that because they are rich they have to be loved by everyone and are deserving of certain positions, titles and societal recognition. That’s a fallacy I think.

I always ask myself this question: Why be rich and unfulfilled?
Some of us are constantly chasing money, but live unfulfilled lives.

Our riches shouldn’t be in material possessions but in Christ Jesus. How well we are connected to HIM and how much we share the love of Christ. What shall it profit a man to gain the whole world and lose his soul? Mark 8:36. Can your giving be compared to your riches?

From dust we came and unto dust we shall return, so where do your riches lie?

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Till next time!

Birthday week

Did you read my previous post?
Then you will know that my birthday was coming up. I turned 26 on February 22. Yes I am a year older and loving it already.

Although about two weeks ago I wasn’t sure of what to do to celebrate my birthday, I ended up going for dinner with my girlfriends on my birthday. OMG we had such a good time that they almost chased us out of the restaurant (You get what I mean) LOL. These ladies are indeed a great blessing to my life.
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As a special birthday gift, the Lord blessed me with an opened door on my birthday. Yes am very grateful for my birthday gift from Heaven. You know when you have sought and prayed so much about something and you get to the point where you just decide to ‘Let go and let God have HIS way’, then the miracle happens. The wait isn’t always easy but with time I have learned to trust HIM.
I am positive that this new year will be greater than the past 25 years. To conclude my birthday week, a longtime friend of mine took me out for dinner on Friday and we had a great talk about life and the future. I am now ready for new challenges and blessings. Let’s go get it.

A friend of mine sent me this song entitled: Intentional by Travis Greene as a reminder that God has a perfect plan for our lives. It has blessed me so much, so enjoy and be blessed.

Ps: Thank you all for the lovely birthday wishes. May God richly bless you all.

Till next week!!