Category Archives: Happiness


A successful person is one who takes the cold water dumped on his or her plans, heats it up with enthusiasm, and manufactures the steam that helps him/her push ahead.

– John C. Maxwell

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NEVER BLAME A DAY IN YOUR LIFE!


I got this somewhere and I thought it will speak to you as it did to me.

“NEVER BLAME A DAY IN YOUR LIFE. GOOD DAYS GIVE YOU HAPPINESS. BAD DAYS GIVE YOU EXPERIENCE. BOTH ARE ESSENTIAL IN LIFE! ALL ARE GOD’S BLESSINGS!”

Don’t you think so too? You will succeed!

WHAT TO FORGET AS 2013 WINDS UP


As the year 2013 is running out – we’ve got just twenty more days, approximately 480 hours or 28800 minutes – the words of Chinese sage Confucius bears relevance. He said: “FORGET INJURIES, NEVER FORGET KINDNESSES.”

I think this is great advice as we reflect on how the year has been and make preparations for the coming year. It is my prayer for you that you will not only finish this year well, you’ll finish it strong! YOU WILL SUCCEED!

10 LESSONS I HAVE LEARNT FROM THE SCHOOL OF LIFE (pt 2 of 2)


My last post was on this same topic. In it I started by saying that life is a school. And every day, class opens and fresh lessons are taught. We’d be wise to pick up those nuggets and internalize them. To read the first five lessons, check here. Here are the remaining five lessons.

Lesson #6: I have found out in life that…
Every half-truth is a lie. Honesty has no degrees. So, “don’t talk out of both sides of your mouth; avoid careless banter, white lies, and gossip.”(Prov. 4:24 Msg.)

Lesson #7: I have found out in life that…
It pays to be a man/woman of few words. (Prov. 10:19 Msg.) Let your words be few. (Eccles. 5:2b) Always remember that the more you say, the less people remember. “Watch your words and hold your tongue; you’ll save yourself a lot of grief.”(Prov. 21:23 Msg.) “Don’t shoot off your mouth, or speak before you think…the less you speak, the better.”(Eccles. 5:2 Msg.)

Lesson #8: I have found out in life that…
The best advice on how to live is best gotten from someone who knows he/she is dying. “Your death date tells more than your birth date. You learn more at a funeral than at a feast – after all, that’s where we’ll end up. We might discover something from it.”(Eccles. 7:1b-2 Msg.) We must learn to live with the end in view. “Sorrow is better than laughter, for by a sad countenance the heart is made better. The heart of the wise is in the house of mourning…”(Eccles. 7:3-4)

Lesson #9: I have found out in life that…
There’s no surer way along the road to success than to follow in the footsteps of those who have reached it. Mentoring helps your quest for successful living. It pays to respect results.

Lesson #10: I have found out in life that…
To know the road, ask those coming back. We need the wisdom of fathers to help us go further!

Now, there you have them. have you also learnt some lessons from the school of life. Let’s hear it. To your success!

EMPTY THE SACK ON YOUR BACK!


Today I want to encourage us to receive God’s mercy and move forward in our lives despite our past mistakes and failures. There is a story of three men carrying two sacks each. A passerby asked the first man what was in the sacks.

“The sack on my back is filled with all the good things that have happened to me,” he said. “The sack in the front is filled with all the bad.”

He was constantly focused on the bad things in front of him that he couldn’t even see the good on his back.

The stranger asked the second man the same question but received the opposite response.

“The sack in the back is filled with the bad things,” he said. “The sack in the front is filled with the good things.”

At the least he could see the good and not focus on the negative. But both of the sacks being so full still weighed him down and made life a burden.

Finally, the stranger asked the third man the selfsame question.

“The sack on my chest is filled with my accomplishments and victories,” he said. “The sack on my back is empty.”

“Why is it empty?” the stranger asked.

“I put all my mistakes, failures, guilt, and shame in that sack, and I cut a hole in the bottom to release them,” he said. “That way, I’m weighted in the front more than the back so I keep moving forward. In fact, the empty sack in the back acts like a sail in the wind, moving me ahead.”

We should all emulate the third man. We should let go of the bad, hang on to the good, and keep moving forward towards our God-given destiny. You will succeed!

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