Sunday, March 9, 2014

DO UNTO OTHERS AS YOU WOULD HAVE THEM DO UNTO YOU



 I think this is by far one of the easiest to understand but hardest to apply principles in the life. How many times have you done things to people and expected different results in return? It’s like that office you walk into and you smile at the person at the front desk and they just stare at you like some statue until they realize how important you are to their boss and then they start smiling at you. Really? Why is it more appealing to smile at me based on who I know? I still am the same person aren’t I?

Let’s bring it closer home. We all have those very selfish people who subscribe to the title of friend in our lives. They drain, drain and drain you some more financially, emotionally, mentally and walk in and out of your life like it’s some public toilet. Jess this, Jess that but are never willing to be exerted on the same kind of pressure they exert on you. I mean duh; people pay to use public toilets #Just saying! It makes no sense to expect of me what you are not willing to give back to me in terms of time, money, emotions or whatever else you require.

People need to stop being so impersonal. You need not be some famous philanthropist to be a change agent. You just gotta be deliberate about caring for people. If you deserve someone's best then give them your best.

The way I see it, if we could only grasp the depth of that simple statement; Do unto others as you would have them do unto you, the world would be a much better place. I know you’re thinking we all can’t be the same but what can I say, the world can only be changed one person at a time. That very small change that starts with you, with me can have such an amazing, far-reaching power that you would never believe.  That gesture as small as helping a mother carry her bag while she climbs into a taxi with a child in her arms, or helping an old woman lift her bags to her stage will most definitely change that one person’s life.

It starts with you. Let your physical expression of care be a manifestation of your expectation of other people!!!

Monday, March 3, 2014

THE YOU YOU LOVE

I am an amazing, beautiful creature! oh yes, I just said that and I am so very confident in who I am. These however are just two of the things that I am. Many times I have met these awesome, awesome personalities who will tell me one or two things that they love about me and their sentiments definately vary from person to person.

Sometimes, I love what they love about me and other times I'm thinking really? It is no way a guarantee that what they love will be what I love. Why? Because people are different and so are their tastes and preferences but where does one draw the line between the person they love and who people perceive them to be?

I have met people who say I'm always all about business and then I have met those who think I never stop laughing. I honestly love both sides of me because I have come to appreciate the differences in temperament and just appreciate and capitalize on my strengths instead of my weaknesses. You best believe I have weaknesses and they are not few however, it does not help me at all to concentrate on them now does it?

I am who I am. You are who you are but have you learnt to love you for who you are? Have you come to appreciate the fact that there is no photocopy of you whatsoever? God broke the mold when He made you! He only made one you and that's it!!! Do what you can do, don't try to be someone else because then, you're cheating the world of what wealth of resources it can gain from you.

There is change that only you can effect on earth. There are attributes that are particular to you as a person and you do not need nobody to define them for you because you actually know what they are. The secret is simple; the easiest way for anyone to accept and appreciate you is for you to first do just that; accept and appreciate who you are. So, who are you? And do you love you? Even with all your flaws do you sill appreciate you?

Freedom is in knowing who you are and loving who you have come to know that you are. Be the you you love!!!