I find that often worries come as a result of the unknown. Well, the past is gone, we’re busy tackling the present, but the future, what does the future really hold for us? We plan, we hope, we pray, we prepare…. some other times we worry. When we look at the past and consider the present, we wonder at the future. ‘Cause we have to admit, things don’t always work out the way we want. Sometimes it’s just okay, sometimes it’s bad, sometimes it’s much better than we expected, some other times we’re like, “I knew it!” But the fact is, the future is often a puzzle, and no one person has all the pieces of the puzzle. Continue reading “YOU AND YOUR FUTURE”→
A stitch in time saves nine. Ever heard that before? I didn’t quite understand what it implied until I started learning how to sew up tears in my garments. You’d be surprised how much faster you could learn when responsibility is handed to you. As a child I found out if I didn’t want to lose that nice dress of mine before I was ready to let it go, if I didn’t want to look like something the cat just dragged in, I’d better be quick to sew up any little tear I see in my clothes. Sometimes I was too lazy to do it. Sometimes I was too much in a hurry to change the dress so I’d still wear it that way anyway. But I soon realized that each passing day of leaving it undone created more work for me and put me at risk of having to stop wearing that dress altogether.
Before long, that idiom really started making good sense to me. Whoever came up with it wasn’t just concerned about my losing my favourite clothes, it was all about showing me how badly laziness and procrastination could ruin what I hold dear! Continue reading “A STITCH IN TIME SAVES NINE”→
Cool evening breeze. Birds chirrping as they find their way home. The sun not quite down, the moon not quite up. We’re strolling down the road. A somewhat deserted road up on a little hill. Looking down over a little town. Street lights coming up, forming a spiralling zigzag with each curve of the street. Houses lighting up, decorating the atmosphere. Faint sound of car horns blaring in the distance as loved ones hurried home. Continue reading “LIFE AND LIVING”→
Nature is all around us and continually speaks. Wherever we go, wherever we turn, there’s always something/someone speaking to us. Nature is never totally silent; even when quiet, it speaks volumes. But we need to tune in with our perceptions to get it.
Sometimes things aren’t what we want them to be. Sometimes things don’t happen the way we want them to happen. Sometimes people aren’t who/what we want them to be. The worst of all is that sometimes we are not who/what we want to be. This is a daily fight. Sometimes we win, sometimes we lose. Sometimes we’re just about ready to give up, sometimes we hold on tight to the rope of hope. Continue reading “THE BEST OF YOU”→
You say you understand before you know me well enough
You have an answer to my problems before I’ve finished telling you what my problem is
You cut me off before I’ve finished speaking….
These words hit me as I read through a post. It hit me because I can identify with it all too clearly. For every relationship (parent-child, siblings, friends, couples, etc), there has to be a communication, and for every communication there has to be an understanding, and for every understanding there has to be a listening. But sadly, we either don’t know, or don’t bother to put to work the art of listening. Continue reading “LISTENING EAR: ART OF LISTENING”→
One of the saddest things in life is looking for what you already have. – Apostle Roy Eritemu
Have you ever been in a situation where you were looking for something, only to realise later you had it all along? I have. It’s pretty annoying especially when you realise you’d wasted precious time on a fruitless endeavour. Continue reading “HAVING IT, YET LOOKING FOR IT”→