Archive for October, 2012

What are you chasing after; Elephant or birds?


There is this African proverb that I like so much. It goes like, “a hunter in pursuit of an elephant does not stop to throw stones at birds“. The simple explanation I can give to this particular proverb is that, when you have bigger goals to achieve in life, you do not allow trivial things […]

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THE DAY MY MOM GOT MAD


  It was a sunny Sunday morning. Everyone in the community was outside because they couldn’t stand the heat in their rooms as a result of the scorching sun. Whilst some elders were sitting under a tree, some children were on the playground, playing. Aren’t they feeling the heat of the sun? I supposed they […]

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How To Read Between The Lines


When asked to rate the qualities they admire most, women often claim to value honesty above all else. This is, of course, rather ironic since honesty is the trait they least tolerate in men. Admitting that, yeah, now that she’s mentioned it, she does look kind of chubby in that dress, will not win a […]

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The Politics of Appreciation


We all like to be appreciated. Everyone understands the value of acknowledging others, too. And yet, I observe others passing up hundreds of opportunities to appreciate every day. At this point in my life, I actively look for and pounce on chances to groove on others. But I wasn’t always so magnanimous. There was a […]

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Are you a pencil or an eraser?


==> PENCIL: I’m sorry ==> ERASER: For what? You didn’t do anything wrong. ==> PENCIL: I’m sorry because you get hurt because of me. Whenever I made a mistake, you’re always there to erase it. But as you make my mistakes vanish, you lose a part of yourself. You get smaller and smaller each time. […]

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Somebody still loves you


Later in the day, cooking the evening meal, the 5 years son stood beside her mother very still. When the mom turned, she nearly knocked him down. “Move out of the way,” she said with a frown. The little boy walked away, his little heart broken. The mom didn’t realize how harshly she had spoken. […]

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TOUCHING STORY


Once a baby Girl went to a shop with her mother. The shop keeper looked at the small cute child and showed her a bottle with sweets… And said, “Dear Child, you can take the sweets”. But the child didn’t take. The shopkeeper was surprised Such a small child she is and why is she […]

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LOVE vs LUST


So how do you tell the difference? When you’re strongly attracted to someone and are feeling desire and longing for them, it’s very easy to confuse this with real love; but it’s not. Lust is purely physical with a need for gratification, and it is driven by hormones. Lust is short term, and love is […]

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TEEN ISSUES AND CHALLENGES


It has always been difficult being a teenager, but it seems like today’s teens face much more challenges than ever before. Instead of just worrying about acne, puberty, and what they are going to do after graduation, today’s issues seem more life-threatening and life-changing, including things like: teen pregnancy drug abuse, including abuse of prescription […]

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10 Ways To Help Your Child Deal With Peer Pressure


Your 6-year-old won’t wear the sneakers you bought him. Everyone, he says, is wearing shoes that cost $90 a pair. Your 10-year-old daughter wants to pierce her ears. “Everyone else already has,” she says. Your teenager wants to go to a party where you think alcohol will be present. If she stays home, she says […]

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