I remember how I’d make lofty plans that all hinged on ‘If only I had time for myself’. It’s a lot easier to make these plans when you’re stuck in a routine. But when you get that free time, there’s a huge tendency for you to waste it. If you’re an introvert like me, you may just end up cocooning in your room the whole time without even knowing what the sky looks like.
Day 19: Something that never fails to make me feel better
It’s easy to feel the blues every now and then. One thing or the other can get us mad, get us hurt or just get us off. Whenever I have such off days, certain things never fail to make me feel better. Here’s a list:
I can’t remember where I first heard that quote but it has stuck for a while now. Imagine you were eating your favourite meal and one of your friends saw it, looked utterly disgusted and screamed ‘yucky!’ Or ‘ewww!‘ and went on to express how they detest the food.
This very act is rather disrespectful and it makes the person the least comfortable when it comes to completing the meal.
I do like food, especially colourful ones. And whenever I’m inspired, I do a little cooking of my own and try out new recipes. You can understand why I can’t complete the challenge without a post on food, LOL.
That said, I’ve been guilty of yucking what others consider yummy and over time I’ve realized how uncomfortable it makes people feel. They wouldn’t want to eat such around me and that’s just sad! I’ve also had my own fair share of having my food mix-ups called yucky. Saying a food is yucky when the person eating it, or who cooked it considers it yummy is just wrong!
If you’ve got such a strong opinion about someone else’s food, keep it to yourself.
But it’s not just food. It goes on to different tastes in music, fashion, ideologies, beliefs, cultures and general lifestyle. Some of us have yucked other people’s yum because we don’t just get how they would like that type of food, music or that type of hairstyle! Like really, who still carries jheri curls in the 21st century? Of course, some people do. But I don’t like the hairstyle and I wouldn’t wear it. Still, that doesn’t give me the right to express my detestation to someone who clearly has that as a favourite hairstyle.
So what if you like hip hop songs and I prefer pop? I shouldn’t go about telling you how yucky your songs are and neither should you. And if you like fur coats but I prefer leather- I shouldn’t go about yucking your taste and reminding you of all the animals that had to die to make your coat. Same goes to beliefs, cultural differences and so on.
As our faces are different so are our desires. We wouldn’t always have the same favourites. I’m sure you know by now that bread and tea is my favourite meal of all time, but I’ve still met people who consider it yucky. Like how could you? *hands on my waist, standing akimbo *
Now where was I before I digressed into bread and tea? Aha! We are all different with different tastes. The true beauty of life lies in accepting the differences and loving each other all the same. You don’t necessarily have to make the other person’s food or lifestyle your favourite, but you can let them know theirs is in no way inferior to yours.
As a matter of fact, some of such foods I once yucked have slowly crept into my list of yummy food when I tried them. That music you really dislike may actually be really lovely if you listen to it with an open mind. That hairstyle may not be so bad after all. That lifestyle that disgusts you may just be the best way the person expresses themselves. So try not to yuck another person’s yum.
It’s always my desire that you live victoriously! ❤
Hey guys! Got some pending award nominations; sorry it took so long to get this up. Once again, my beautiful friend Emily at Fearfully Wonderfully Me nominated me for the Awesome Food Award. I think we both have a thing for food, LOL. And the lovely Katie form Concealed Foundation nominated me for the Famous People Award.
Thank you so much Emily and Katie! You guys rock! Don’t forget to check out their amazing blogs. God bless you!
So let’s get the questions rolling.
Awesome Food Award
Thank the person who nominated you
2. Answer the 10 questions provided
3. Come up with 10 more questions that relate to food
4. Nominate 10 people
Here are the answers to Emily’s questions;
1. Coke or Pepsi?
2. How do you like your pizza?
Cheesy with lots of BBQ sauce
3. If you were a food, what would you be?
Fruit salad-colorful and healthy 😉
4. What is your family’s favorite recipe/dish?
Pounded yam and white soup with chicken (a traditional Southern Nigeria meal which my mom makes so well)
5. Ice cream or cake?
Ice cream! Errr…can I have both please!
6. What do you like to eat for breakfast?
Bread and tea- Of course with different bread toppings. 🙂
7. If you were a farmer, and could only grow one crop, what would it be?
Potatoes (way to have lots of chips)
8. Are you (or have you ever been) vegetarian/vegan?
Nah. Wouldn’t last a day as a vegan.
9. Do you have any food allergies?
10. Write a short poem/Haiku on a food item of your choice
I haven’t blogged in a while and I feel so bad 😦 😦 😦
I have been looking for something big and beautiful to write but nothing has come to mind.
But then I got the inspiration to start Live Series where I write about my everyday life with or without the big explosive moments.
I hope you enjoy this.
For the past three weekends, I have been exploring my cooking skills.
I made Strawberry yogurt smoothie with banana and strawberry toppings. Along with fresh fruits. Yummy!
But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness,gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law- Gal 5:22-23
I made fun pink pancakes for breakfast alongside a cup of chocolate drink. I love colors and having my food colored is super cool! Thanks to a friend who gave me the recipe.
Nehemiah said, “Go and enjoy choice food and sweet drinks, and send some to those who have nothing prepared. This day is holy to our Lord. Do not grieve, for the joy of the Lord is your strength- Neh 8:10
I made jollof rice, peppered beef and fried plantain. This was an anniversary meal for my sister and brother inlaw and thankfully they loved it!
I’m so proud of this meal because I’m quite a lazy cook; I don’t like cooking all the time but whenever I do, I’m all in 😀 😀 I know I should be more consistent with these things I take as mere hobbies. And so should you! What are those things you do with ease and take as mere hobbies? Why not use them to bless the world around you?
Seest thou a man diligent in his business? he shall stand before kings; he shall not stand before mean men- Prov 22:29
Well, that’s what went on for the past three weeks I went MIA. By God’s grace I will be more consistent no matter how short the post is…I know there would be an inspiring message in there somewhere to help you live a victorious life.
Lemme get back to work, my lunch break is over *sobs*