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Reach Out

Micah had been all over the house earlier in the day. It was obvious he was sleepy but he just refused to admit it or give in to our efforts to make him sleep. Finally, he asked for a sheet of paper and a pen and went to the dining table to scribble. A few minutes later, he was asleep, pen in hand. Funny boy! We took him to the room and tucked him in. I checked on him a while later but he wasn’t yet ready to wake up. While I sat in my room much later, he walked in and sweetly asked ‘Mummy, can we go bike riding?’ And I opened...

Paying Attention?

My daughter is at that phase where she doesn’t pay attention long enough. She easily gets distracted with information in a nearby print out, a Barbie doll, a thought that comes to her mind, or something else. This new trait shows up particularly during homework and it can be very upsetting because in our ever so busy world, we have to make time for the things that are important to us and that often means putting aside some other thing. Having made the sacrifice, I always want to come away with a sense of achievement, knowing I have imparted some knowledge, gotten to know her a little better, or just enjoyed quality time...

Finishing Strong

Over the past few weeks, I’ve heard about ‘finishing strong’ from two influential figures in my life. I think it’s a tactful approach to start now to refocus efforts towards finishing strong. That way we can invest the coming weeks to months in clear cut steps that will bring about maximum achievement; the kind that will be reason enough to gather our loved ones together to celebrate, or to just sit in quietness and be grateful. Are you considering jumping on this FS wagon? Then here’s a thought to help you on your way: Decide on the one or two things that would make a remarkably fulfilling difference in your life if you accomplished...

Self Discipline

Here’s my definition of self discipline – You do what you know you should do because it is the right thing to do if you are to achieve your goal. I think self discipline would be difficult to develop if there was nothing to look forward to. There has to be a cause, a reason, a driver, a motivation. I have found that when the strength of one’s purpose begins to diminish or you begin to lose sight of it, it becomes increasingly difficult to stay committed to the cause and you find that the tendency for lapses increases. I believe that we need discipline now and everyday. If you disagree, cast your mind back...

Today

I showed up at the gym after a little over a month of no workout. The treadmill was my equipment of choice so I stayed on it for about 30 minutes although the  gym instructor had warned against doing too much on my first day back. Now, only a few hours later, my whole body is in pain and I am totally weak. Why did I do this to myself? Oh! If only I could turn back the hands of time. Sometimes because of how much pleasure we derive at the moment, we go on doing things that may have unpleasant consequences in the future. Some results are short term and may present you...

First Impressions

The carpenter arrived with the pieces that were to be put together to make the beds. Nathan perceived the recently coated wood from an adjoining room and blurted out, ‘what’s that awful smell?’ I immediately thought ‘o oh… where are they going to sleep this night?’ He followed the scent to his room where he found the beautiful bed. Next thing he said was ‘Wow! This is so beautiful. I love it, I love it. I like our new bed and it smells…’ he bent to sniff it, ‘...

My First Aid Box

I had a cute first aid box sometime back. It was white with a red cross and it had a little bit of all you should have in a first aid box. Well, time passed and it emptied out. So I decided to refill it because I wanted to be prepared in the event that someone got hurt. I walked into a pharmacy close to my house and bought all the supplies. By the time I was done, I realized my cute box wouldn’t hold everything, so I bought a much larger box. This one’s green with a white cross on it. Aesthetics aside, my new first aid supply has come in handy –...

All things new

I'm wondering where to start from. Everything is so different around me. New city, new home, new writing position. At the moment, my dining table seems to be a good place, but I am considering a certain corner in my new room. I think the newness of everything brings its own excitement. Tomorrow I’ll resume my new assignment and I will be the new member in an existing team – the new kid on the block. LOL. I wonder how that will be. So many things are changing around me but I’m glad I still have my family and my God. At this time in my life, I rejoice in the fact that my...