A friend asked me what my expectations for 2022 were, and I hesitated. Almost afraid to say anything for fear that it will not happen (again). But before I give you the full gist, let me first congratulate you for making it to the new year!Read more
Day 28: The month you were happiest this year and why
We can all agree that some months are better than others. Some months are long and slow with nothing exciting going on. A few others are fast and full of adventures. Then there are some others that are plain tough and draggy; when 31 days feel like a year because the pain would not go away. But through it all, I recall that there’s a time for everything. A time to be happy and a time to be sad. A time to have the best days and a time to have the worst. For me, the month I was happiest was the end of July to the end of August.
How did your day go? I really care to know. Mine was pretty sane. Lol. I was having a conversation with a new friend and she reminded me that we can’t wait for the day to make us happy, we have to decide to be happy even before the day starts. I was fond of letting the day determine my mood, but I’m gradually learning how to be more deliberate about being happy regardless. You should too!
I’m so elated to know my 2016 blog goals have been achieved! Even though it did not come last year as I expected, I’m still so excited to have hit that milestone- over 1,000 followers and over 20,000 hits! (this calls for a dab!) It has been God all through and I’m so grateful to Him! Read more
Joy! That should be something really happy and exciting right? Something that makes you lift your hands in praise when things aren’t going well. When you’ve lost someone dear or a job you found security in. Joy! That makes you laugh when the economy is receding faster than your hairline when you’re aging. Joy! That makes you love those you know hate you. Joy! That makes your heart merry even when the night tarries. Joy!
Question for the day:
If you had one week to live, what would you do??
*Tell my loved ones I really love them
*Go skydiving or mountain climbing
*Spend all my savings on travelling to new countries
*Forgive- even the most grievous things anyone can do to me
*Invest more time and resources to Kingdom service
*Write and publish a book
*Fall in love
*Travel by sea
*Go on one last rollercoaster ride
So many things to do in a week; I know right! There’s a lot more on that list, I just tried to summarise it for the purpose of this post. Some of the items on the list are hilarious. Others seem unattainable in a week. But what does this mean? Would these things make me happier and more fulfilled? Honest answer, yes! I can imagine how ‘alive’ I would be while skydiving or travelling. Imagine how happy I would be if I forgave so much, spent more time in Kingdom service or telling my loved ones I love them and truly mean it.
I can imagine my life when I finally begin living.
Some of us wait until death to start living. We wait for ‘our least days’ to live our ‘best years’. So what will be read at your funeral? “She was a good girl who lived a routine life of work-home-church-repeat.” Who touched how many lives?
Life is for living. And truly living is beyond ourselves. We live for others; we live for assignments bigger than us; we live to put smiles on other people’s faces, to help lift the load from the elderly, to feed and clothe the needy and provide shelter for the homeless.
I can’t emphasize it enough; life is beyond you and your personal needs and mundane tasks. It’s far beyond that! How many lives do you reach in a day? What impressions do you leave in the hearts of onlookers? What little change do you make every day to the environment you find yourself? DO you leave it better or worse?
Life is for living. Go on that mountain climb, take that world tour you always wanted, eat that new food, read that book you always wanted to, call up your loved ones and tell them you love them, don’t be afraid to love and be loved.
You are not just a statistic. You’ve been given life- live it to the full! Remember living life to the full doesn’t involve engaging in destructive habits but opening your life to the needs around so others can be blessed through you. Living life to the full also means taking care of that one life- do what makes you happy, pursue your dreams and passions, have fun, make others happy, don’t overwork, have ‘just because’ moments to chill out. At the end of the day, You Only Live Once (YOLO)
Lots of love,
If you know me well, you’d know I believe in happy endings! People like that are usually called dreamers or idealists or a bunch of other descriptive words in the dictionary.
I love watching romcoms (romantic comedy) because they give me the happy endings. They portray the fairly tale ‘and they lived happily ever after’. These movies leave me dabbing my eyes or day dreaming of prince charming riding a white Porsche (as a horse will look odd)
But reality wakes me up from my dreams every now and then. Reminding me that such happy endings can’t be easily found in the real world. You’d see a couple so deep in love and some years down the line, they divorce. That sucks! I can’t boast of having any happy ending chapter in my life either. So is it just an illusion.
Of course not! There is a happy ending. One that entails being transformed to a different body. I kinda see myself in sparkly skin or plain glitters all over. A happy ending that entails us being united with our Father. No more will He be invisible to us. We will see Him face to face and talk and laugh and praise! Oh my! Plus, there will be a lot of feasting and celebrating. We wont even cry anymore or get sad or feel pain! It’s going to be legen….
Wait for it…
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Its going to be legendary! I wouldn’t want to miss that for the world. So no matter what life throws at you, smile because you know your mansion with streets of gold awaits. 😊 I look forward to having you as my neighbours!