Sunday, October 27, 2019

Worry

Humans are prone to worry like we are not sorry. Okay, that was a bad intro and a terrible rap line.

A few weeks back, some friends and family had a few things to say about worry and the way it affects our wellbeing. The effect is obviously not a positive one, and it is important we stay clear of worry as it has no good thing to add to us. It is easy to dribble into that state of thinking endlessly of things that could happen and things that would happen if something was done differently.

Hey, stop that! Please stop stressing and thinking of the future you do not control. We usually worry about the future but have you realized that for everything you worried so much about your worried thoughts really did not change anything and you only channelled so much energy on what you shouldn't.


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A particular lesson from that time out discussing worry was what a sister said, which is "my worry in January is not my worry today". Then it hit me the more we worry the more there is to worry about.


Why not stop worrying and begin to cast all your fears on God? He is more than able to help us with our burdens and worries. If you thought so much (worry) about X today, if X eventually happens rather than be grateful we jump on to Z to be worried about. We become ingrates of some sort as we are living each day worrying on what we really do not have control of. So rather than wallow in worry, I will plead with you to glow in gratitude.

Sunday, October 13, 2019

Growing differently

I recently planted 4 seeds in some pot and I have watered them daily and kept them under the sun but not directly under it yeah.

Every day I water these plants with an equal amount of water, they are seated next to each other so they obviously get equal amount of love from the sun, okay I mean light.

However, this morning I realized two were about the same height, one was out above the others and the fourth one was almost not visible, it was just there. It got me thinking and made me realize that we are each different and so our growth is also. Though planted on the same day, watered equally, kept under the sun for love and light. These plants will not grow at the same rate because they are different. I have planted kale, bok Choi, radish and basil. How can I expect them to grow at the same rate?

Well, not so for us, we expect things to happen to every one of us at the same time and season forgetting we are different in our composition. We are so different, we have different education, family, exposure, social class and a lot more other things make us different. Why then do you want to grow at the same pace as your neighbour? Your growth is you dependent.


You are unique, you are different, enjoy what you have that they don't as they enjoy what they have that you don't.


I made a video on YouTube.