FAVORITE QUOTES (1)

Its November already and in a weeks time December will be here with us. How has your year been so far? I’m sure you are still getting some lessons from it too. For me, 2016 has been an year of learning and getting to understand that nothing happens by chance. Here are ten quotes that are my favorite so far:

  1. There are no mistakes in life. Only lessons. There’s no shame in making mistakes while trying to figure things out.
  2. Never give up. Keep going. Keep building. Brick by brick. Stone by stone. Even when its scary, even when all strength is gone. Keep picking yourself up moving forward. And in time, you’ll find that what you once dreamed of is now reality and it will stand.
  3. Be a good person and don’t waste your time to prove it.
  4. Nobody is built like me and that is my POWER.
  5. Be yourself. Be you. Do you. Own who you are.15215691_1115893631843048_830786541_o
  6. Be nice, the world is a small town.
  7. Put yourself first. Love yourself like its the only thing left to do. Your life should consist of making yourself happy before giving your laughter away to someone else.
  8. Slow progress is better than no progress. Every step you take towards your goal counts than doing nothing.
  9. Where you are now is not where you will always be. There are brighter days ahead. Let time bring the best and most out of you.
  10. Don’t start your day with the broken pieces of yesterday.  Each day is a fresh start. Every day we wake up is the first day of our new life.

What are your favorite quotes? Kindly share in the comments section.

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SCHOOL LIFE

“No matter where you are from, your dreams are valid” – Lupita Nyong’o

Going to school back in those days wasn’t as easy as it is nowadays, waiting for a school bus to pick you at your home. We used to walk a few kilometers to get to school. That is while using the long route. The short route was by going through the shamba which would take around fifteen minutes and this time you are walking as fast as you can and at times running. Unfortunately the rainy days our parents wouldn’t allow us to pass by the short route as it would flood near the river and we would have to remove the shoes(we were not wearing socks…haha)and walk through the waters to the other side. Though sometimes we would hide and pass the short route even if it’s flooding and by the time you get to school you have a running nose after you have enjoyed crossing the flooded rivers.

Remember, you have to be at school in time, by 7:00am. Or you be ready for the consequences thereafter, some nasty caning on your hands or behind, kneeling, cleaning the compound and any other available duties to be done that day would be yours, just because of getting late for school with a few minutes.

I remember there was this male teacher who was a heavy drinker, once you got late in his duty you would really face it, he would make us sleep on dewy grass in the morning, mind you it’s just a few minutes past 7:00am. He would then start talking using some very rude remarks, “you girls getting late to school, you are about to get married, is this the time you will be waking up to prepare your husband’s breakfast?”

After an hour of being outside while others are in class having their morning preps, you are released to go to class and reminded to wake up earlier tomorrow or you will get a heavier punishment. The next days you wake up before the cock crows and rush not to be late.

Those times we would not have toothbrushes, so we would go pruning some sticks and brush heading to school. And believe me; our teeth would still get clean and sparkling white!

Back then private schools were for children from rich families. We would admire their unique uniforms, pretty stripped socks and well polished shoes, while our shoes were turning grayish due to lack of polish…cheeeii!

But still we continued learning. We believed that our future was bright which still is. No matter where we have come from, our dreams are still valid!

 

 

THINGS THAT MATTER MOST

“If you want to bring happiness to the whole world, go home and love your family.” – Mother Teresa

Have you ever listened to a persons eulogy being read? Or paying tribute to a person who passed on? You listen as a person’s life is read to you, how the person lived since the day they were born, the legacy they have left behind or the role model and how they impacted the society.

Sometimes back I attended a burial ceremony of a certain wealthy man in our neighborhood. The man was filthy rich. He had four successful companies, big cars, large acres of land, he would fly in and out of the country like no ones business, just name it.

As usual the eulogy had the normal main sections; birth, education, church, work and marriage. It clearly stated he had one wife and the number of children he had left behind and how he loved his family. He was a family man. But, nowhere did it mention the number of businesses or cars he had left, the acres of land, or the number of countries he had gone to!

What does this show us? About the things that matters most. That at the end of it all what matters is our relationship with God and family. And the legacy that is left behind. Would other people wish to live the way we did? Or they would say God help me so that I don’t live like so and so.

We may not have everything in this world, but having a family that you can go home to after a hard day, who will be there whether you are broke or not, is surely important and shouldn’t be taken for granted. Let them know you love them. We shouldn’t put the things that matter most at the expense of the things that matter least. After all, its all that matters.

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