“I do not worry about the problem, I only worry about the solution. “-(Shaquille O’Neal)
Problems have always existed since time immemorial and will continue to be part of life. We were created by our Creator to provide solutions to the questions, challenges and problems of life. No one makes a lock without its key, and no matter how big the door may be, it is easily opened when you have the key.
This means so far as we have problems, there are solutions also available. We should therefore focus on finding solutions to the questions by facing each problem and not run away when we are faced with problems or enter in any. Running away from the problem only ends up increasing the distance between you and the solution!
“Until one becomes a mother, no one can tell you what it will feel like to love someone else so deeply and profoundly that you will rejoice when they rejoice, ache when they ache, feel what they feel even without ever speaking a word.”-(Jennifer Quinn)
Mothers are so important, influential and fundamental to the life of every individual. They gave us life, held us, nurtured us, taught us and fought for us. Their love is stronger than every distance, gap and bridge you can ever imagine and there is absolutely nothing so powerful than their love. They are the first friends we meet in life, our best friends and forever our friends. Everything we are today, our mothers helped us to become!
#God bless our mothers as we celebrate them today#
#it’s always possible#
“It wasn’t only wickedness and scheming that made people unhappy, it was confusion and misunderstanding, above all it was the failure to grasp the simple truth that other people are as real as you are”-(Ian McEwan)
They say the biggest distance between people is misunderstanding. The Good Book says that, “Can two people walk together unless they be agreed to each other?”-(Cf Amos 3:3) This means disagreement and misunderstanding is what prevents people from walking together towards a particular purpose. It creates an infinite gap between people no matter their physical proximity, breaking the bridge that connects them, leaving them with loneliness and the spirit of frustration. Such an environment can never achieve any enviable feat. We all can work, but together we win and win better!
“Let a person rejoice when he is confronted with obstacles, for it means that he has reached the end of some particular line of indifference, and is now called upon to summon up all his energy and intelligence in order to extricate himself and to find a better way. “-(James Allen)
A man will not be judged by the number of times he failed but by the number of times he succeeded. The number of times a man fails I dare say does not really count. It should only remind him to work harder, and that, that’s not the time to quit or stop trying but to try harder and better again.
Adversity is a real learning tool and an opportunity to learn from life’s difficulties. Do not let adversity bog you down, rather see it as a catalyst to skyrocket you into greater heights!
“Hope always has a future. It leans forward with expectations and desires to plan for tomorrow. Lack of hope breeds indifference toward the future while hope brings motivation, and that opens us up to greater possibilities. “-(John C. Maxwell)
It is believed that a person can live 40 days without food, 4 days without water, 4 minutes without air, but only 4 seconds without air. One may ask why? It is simply because hope is powerful thing; in fact hope is everything. It is our greatest weapon we can use to battle our losses when they seem to be mounting. It is what keeps us going when the going gets tougher and harder. Hope is what gives us the reason to live. It would interest you to know that the rise in cases of depression, anxiety and suicide in all nooks and crannies boil down to the lack of hope and resulting energy in life. A man’s energy to cope with life and its challenges is directly proportional to his level of hope. Hope therefore is everything, and it surely makes all the difference in life.
Embrace Hope Today!
“Do not live your life trying to be like anybody because you are in competition with nobody but yourself. Do not compare yourself to anybody even though you can learn from everyone. Your desire should not be to become superior to anybody else but superior to who you were 24 hours ago. “-(Michael Diabour Jnr)
Be ye not deceived. You can never be like everybody else and be an example. An example is always someone who is different from all others and live an exemplary life such that others copy from him and his good works. Be unique and do not live your life always comparing yourself to the people around you. Be somebody who knows he is somebody and does not need any body’s approval (but himself) to be anybody.
You always have to take the personal responsibility to become who you are created to be. You are who you are, and you need not to necessarily be in line just because other people are. You are in the class of your own!
“It was pride that changed angels into devils, it is humility that makes men as angels.”-(Saint Augustine)
Humility is the quality of having a modest view of one’s importance. Humility is the mother of all virtues and the recipe for success. Solomon once said in his book of Proverbs that “No one is respected unless he is humble, arrogant people are on their way to ruin.”That actually underscores the essence of humility in everyone’s life.
However the need to be humble does not necessarily mean we should be timid and live a life devoid of self confidence and the belief in our inner man. It does not mean we should think less of ourselves but rather to think of ourselves less and more of orhers; for whoever we are and whatever we have is for the benefit of others!