By Joel Mwakasege
Life for the most part consists of choices we make in day-to-day activities. Every day when you choose how and what will happen to your day and from each day experience you form what we call life.
When I was thinking about life and time we have to live.
I thought there are a lot of things to enjoy, things to do, things to work for. That’s when it hit me in the middle of all that, I might get carried away and forget the important, easy, simple things. That’s when I comprised this ten daily easy things I see simple to do but easy to ignore.
This is what I thought not to be ignoring.
1. To Be Thankfully.
One of the many reason life is life, it’s not always easy to find a something to smile for with all that happens to you.
I hope it won’t bring you to a point of forgetting to be thankfully.
In spite of all those things going on around you, you’re still here, you are still breathing, and you’re still good-looking that’s some good right? I know you might not be where you want to be but you are not where you used to be. In spite of not knowing why this happened or not knowing why this didn’t happen, be thankfully.
2. To Be a Blessing To Someone Else.
What I have realized even you, have moments when you feel down, you feel things are not moving or happening the way you wish they will.
You might meet someone and the first encounter turns not to be very good. It might be because you have the reasons why not to like the person or it just turn bad. But believe me
“Every one you meet is fighting a hard battle” Be kind.
Take time to be someone miracle today.
3. To Be Positive Minded.
The other day I was reading an article when I come across this story of a parent calling to his son’s school; this is how it went down.
“Hello! You have reached the automated answering service of your school.
In order to assist you in connecting to the right staff member, please listen to all the options before making a selection:
– To lie about why your child is absent – Press 1
- - To make excuses for why your child did not do his work – Press 2
- - To complain about what we do – Press 3
- - To swear at staff members – Press 4
- - To ask why you didn’t get information that was already enclosed in your newsletter and several flyers mailed to you – Press 5
- - If you want us to raise your child – Press 6
- - If you want to reach out and touch, slap or hit someone – press 7
- - To request another teacher, for the third time this year – press 8
- - To complain about bus transportation – Press 9
- - To complain about school lunches – Press 0
- - If you realize this is the real world and your child must be accountable and responsible for his/her own behavior, class work, homework and that it’s not all the teachers’ fault for your child’s lack of effort: Hang up and have a nice day!
I didn’t know we still have issues like that and actual find our self calling to ask a school or someone about them. Complaining might not be bad, I do that sometimes though it’s not something to do every time.
You should remember, things turn out the best for the people who make the best of how things turn out.
4. To Count Your Blessings.
What I have learned we forget very easily especial the good things, the small blessings. So it’s not bad if you start to count your blessings today.
As this gentlemen went to see a therapist on regards of his family and office problems.
He was complaining from what a terrible wife he have. A terrible job he has and terrible boss he have, how unfair he is especially after he just passed him for this month promotion. It just seems like nothing good has happened to him so far.
It took a moment for his therapist to reply her was getting a pen and a paper. Then the therapist started talking while writing down.
Therapist: “So you wife is dead?”
Gentlemen: “No, my wife is alive, who told you that!”
Therapist:”So, you’re fired from your work then?”
Gentlemen:”No, come on I got my job!”
Therapist: “You house is burned down.”
Gentlemen:”No, my house if fine! Who is telling you all this, give me that pen!”
While grabbing the paper and stating writing down while whispering “You should get this things right”.
Writing, “My wife is alive, I have a house, I have a happy family, I have health family and on and on and on” after few minutes of doing that.He started feeling wonderful for he was blessed after all.
You see counting is important, to keep a track record of your blessings is even better.
5. Not Giving Up Especial On Yourself.
For 15 years doctors told Arthur he would never walk unassisted again, he accepted this as a fact.
He was 47 years old with 297 pounds disabled veteran, and he basically had given up.
He was Injured as paratrooper (military parachutists) in the gulf war too many jumps took its toll on his back and knees. He gained weight a lot of weight. Couldn’t walk or run. Wouldn’t you have given up? But someone believed in him. He started believing it could happen.
He started improving himself step by step, after 6 month he had already lost 100 pounds and now he could walk though by using a cane. At 10 month period he lost 140 pounds, and now not only he could walk but also he was running.
You see never underestimate what you can accomplish when you believe in yourself.
For our greatest weakness lies in giving up, the most certain ways to succeed is always to try just one,more time.
Many people will be willing to tell you, you can’t do this or you won’t but never say it on yourself.
6. Wishing To Be Somebody Else.
This one might seem like a no catch, but for sure not so many of people who inspire you today where like that. They had to pass through a lot to reach there. See
“He didn’t look like much at first. He was too fat and his head was so big his mother feared it was misshapen or damaged.
He didn’t speak until he was well past 2, and even then with a strange echolalia (is when a child only speaks by repeating whatever words he hears) that reinforced his parents’ fears. He threw a small bowling ball at his little sister and chased his first violin teacher from the house by throwing a chair at her. There was in short, no sign, other than the patience to build card houses 14 stories high.
That little child would grow up to be ‘the new Copernicus,’ proclaiming a new theory of nature, in which matter and energy swapped faces, light beams bent, the stars danced and space and time were as flexible and elastic as bubblegum. No clue to suggest that he would help send humanity lurching down the road to the atomic age, with all its promise and dread, with the stroke of his pen on a letter to President Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1939.
Certainly no reason to suspect that his image would be on T-shirts, coffee mugs, posters and dolls….. turn out to be Albert Einstein!”
You see we don’t always believe because we understand sometimes we choose to believe knowing that he has a plan for you. So wherever you are, whoever you are now, God has a plan.
7. To Say “Sorry”.
I also had trouble catching up with this word.
I think I was about 2 years old when my father started teaching it to me, after age 5 it was like on everything I do wrong, the word “I’m sorry” will be the first. You see growing up I have learned, it’s not a must for you to be at fault so you can say “I’m sorry” but sometimes you will need to say “I’m sorry” even when you’re not the one at fault.
It might work magic, and save a lot of trouble for you today and the day ahead.
8. To Say “ Thank you”.
I have found this very practical in our day-to-day life, even you need to be appreciated sometimes. I used to get bigger things of everything from my mom.
The food, yes especial the food :), for I knew how to say thank you.
9. To forgive.
Un forgiveness is bad, it’s like someone taking a poison and wishing someone else will die on a result of that poison. It has no result, it build more and cause more pain. To the person at fault and a person who was the fault done too.
This is for our own good; it’s good if we learn how we can forgive.
10. To Understand Nothing Is impossible
For the records, even the word “IMPOSSIBLE” says ” I’M POSSIBLE” so whatever comes your way just know you can overcome it.
I will appreciate you leaving a comment to let me know what you think.