30 Thoughts to Keep you Positive

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We all get upset every now and then and lose hope, think that things will never get better and we probably won’t have the life we’ve always been dreaming about.

But that’s not true. Let’s not live in the prison of being sad and depressed because of momentous stuff, other people, daily problems or outer factors.

Positivity can be kept throughout the whole year and once you get used to this attitude towards life, you’ll become much more contented with who you are and the way things turn out. You’ll be smiling more, will focus on the good stuff in your life and that will make you considerably more satisfied and peaceful.

Here are some things to keep in mind that will remind you of how good life actually is:

1. Everything you don’t like about yourself and your life can be changed.

2. Happiness is right here, in the present moment.

3. You deserve to be happy.

4. Your actions inspire people.

5. With every hardship you encounter, you become stronger.

6. Your mistakes are your experience, and now you know what not to do next time. That puts you a few steps ahead of others.

7. At any moment you can meet someone who’s going to change your life.

8. No matter how bad you feel and what phase you’re going through now, remember two things:

– it could have been worse;

– it’s temporary.

9. Success doesn’t depend on age, nationality, gender, looks, connections, capital, education or religion. These are just outer factors.

If you have a purpose, stay focused and consistent and believe in yourself and your dreams, you can make them come true.

10. It’s just a bad day and it doesn’t mean your life sucks. Just wait for tomorrow.

11. After every time it rains, there comes a rainbow.

And after every sunset – a sunrise.

12. Some people look up to you without you even knowing.

13. No good deed is ever wasted. Keep helping, giving and showing compassion. It’s worth it.

14. Whatever you think about, you attract. So keep it positive and you’ll have a good life.

15. Let the result of your efforts be the motivation you need to keep going.

16. When you fix your relationship with yourself – and start to love, listen to, accept and appreciate yourself for who you are – you’ll be able to have great relationships with other people too.

17.If you don’t do something right, you can always try again tomorrow.

18. You can still have the body you want – clean eating + training + consistency is the only formula that actually works. It’s your choice.

19. The bad things from the past don’t have any place in your present. Learn from what has already happened, let go of it and make space for new amazing memories.

20. Focus on the things you have in your life. You’ll soon see how rich you are and will start appreciating the abundance you live in.

21. At that moment things are just the way they should be. Trust the natural flow and don’t interfere.

In the next moment they’ll be different, but still just as they should be.

22. All diseases come from stress and unhealthy lifestyle. Change your habits and you can live a healthy life.

23. You’re unique. And no one can take that from you.

24. Life is full of opportunities. You just need to take them and give them a try.

25. You can turn your hobby into a career and find a way to make an income from it. Then you’ll never have to work a day in your life because all your time will be dedicated to your passion – the things you love doing the most.

26. You have enough time. Slow down. But still, don’t waste it.

27. You don’t need to work a job you hate. You’re your own boss and can just quit and find something better.

28. You shouldn’t live by someone else’s standards. Play by your rules and do what you want.

29. The future is uncertain. That’s the only certain thing. But you can be positive about it and be sure that whatever happens it’s going to be the right thing. And while doing that, enjoy life in the present moment.

30. A relationship can always be saved. Learn to be honest, to say sorry and to forget.

All these things are simple and obvious, and we all know them, but we tend to forget because of all the distractions around us. So it’s never too late to remind yourself of these 30 things, and add even more to them, and then see life through the eyes of a positive person.

Source: Life Hack

Maturity

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   It is shown in the costume, still more in the customs. Material weight is the sign of a precious metal; moral, of a precious man. Maturity gives finish to his capacity and arouses respect. A composed bearing in a man forms a façade to his soul. It does notconsist in the insensibility of fools, as frivolity would have it, but in a calm tone of authority. With men of this kind sentences are orations and acts are deeds. Maturity finishes a man off, for each is so far a complete man according as he possesses maturity. On ceasing to be a child, a man begins to gain seriousness and authority.
        Balthasar Gracian

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Sonnet VII by John Keats

O Solitude! if I must with thee dwell,
Let it not be among the jumbled heap
Of murky buildings; climb with me the steep,—
Nature’s observatory—whence the dell,
Its flowery slopes, its river’s crystal swell,
May seem a span; let me thy vigils keep
’Mongst boughs pavillion’d, where the deer’s swift leap
Startles the wild bee from the fox-glove bell.
But though I’ll gladly trace these scenes with thee,
Yet the sweet converse of an innocent mind,
Whose words are images of thoughts refin’d,
Is my soul’s pleasure; and it sure must be
Almost the highest bliss of human-kind,
When to thy haunts two kindred spirits flee.

 

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We belong to non and non to us, entirely.

Neither relationship nor friendship nor the most intimate connection is sufficient to effect this. To give one’s whole confidence is quite different from giving one’s regard. The closest intimacy
has its exceptions, without which the laws of friendship would be broken. The friend always keeps one secret to himself, and even the son always hides something from his father. Some things are kept from one that are revealed to another and vice versâ. In this way one reveals all and conceals all, by making a distinction among the persons with whom we are connected.

Excerpts from Balthasar Gratian’s ” The Art of Worldly Wisdom”

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A QUIET ABORTION

It’s worth reading.

Hard Voices

I published this very short piece in writersanonymous.com.ng, a sizzling website that gathers a mouth-watering lineup of sheer talent. From the outrageously good emerging writers to the calm established lot. You should find time and browse through the site. Find time because one click and it will take up your day. I published this there as Cyber Romance, here I chose a more direct title, nothing to hide.

Today’s Eid Mubarak. Happy Sallah to the Muslim Umar.

Enjoy.
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Having debated for days with her mind and failed to arrive at a resolution, Rita took the matter to Priscilla. The demerit of discussing crucial secrets with her officemate was that, in few days’ time, the secret was no longer secret, or, at best, became a top secret shared among the Inner Circle of Gossips, as she mockingly referred to Priscilla’s clique behind their back. But Priscilla, despite a betraying…

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Mother’s Day: A Recap

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Happy mothers day to my loving mother.
My mother has taught me many things about life
and her positive outlook on life leaves an
impression on everyone she comes in contact
with.
My Mom has had a huge influence on my life and
the person I have become and I say thank God for
her everyday. I feel blessed to be her son as she
encourages me to be a blessing to others. Some
of the many lessons she has taught me include ;
1. Be Excellent in whatever you do -Good is not
good enough. Give your best in whatever you do.
2.Fear God and do His will. – The beginning of
success and fulfilment is the fear of the creator
and the courage to do His will as He has put in
your mind. Seek God first then other things.
3. Be hospitable. – Its good to be in the company
of good people. It brings joy to show hospitality
to others for in doing so, they’ll never forget your
act of hospitality.
4. Speak your mind. – Always speak what’s on
your mind when you are called upon to. It
doesn’t pay to keep grudge as it kills faster than
cancer. Your yeah yeah and nay nay.
5. Be content, Grateful and patient.- What you
have no matter how small is greater than what
someone has. Be grateful and content with what
you have. Better things come to those who wait.
6. Stay humble.- Be nice to the people you meet
on your way up because you don’t know where or
how you’ll meet later in life. No matter what you
achieve, keep your head down.
7. Be optimistic. – No matter how slow,
unbalanced or harsh things are, they could
become better. Hope and work it out with a
positive attitude.
8. Be respectable. – Honour always comes before
glory. Respect those ahead of you. Honour your
uncles, aunts and those elders you meet in your
life’s journey.
9. Be forgiving.- Forgiveness sets the person free.
If you forgive you’ll feel lighter and same goes for
the forgiven.
10. Stay Happy, Always. She’ll say “your situation
in life should not change with your facial
appearance” Dale Carnegie also said ‘happiness
doesn’t depend on any external conditions. It is
governed by our mental attitude’.
#HappyMothersDay to all the mothers out there
who are really mothers that are worth
remembering. We love you all.