Just a Thought

If all parents claim to be great and the best parents, just where do their children learn all the ugly attitudes?

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This recent video below left this thought on my mind. As a parent, I know that children may still end up doing what they want and exhibiting certain individual traits that would probably drive their parents crazy, I however strongly believe that nurture greatly shapes a child.

This lady is shaping her son to grow up as a racist. Apparently, his health is the least of her priorities since she chose racism over that.

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Midnight Musings and Motivations

For sure, achieving success is glamorous but remember that its road is neither shiny nor paved in a hurry.

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The want to succeed is often expressed and held in the heart of many, but the need to succeed is expressed by few.

We are all free to want, but our zeal to succeed must be fueled by our driving need. Remember that a need is something that is vital for your survival (such as food and shelter), whereas your want is simply something that you would like to have.

Success takes the whole nine yards and more. Always ask yourself, why do I need to succeed in this? Is it vital to my well-being?

Will failure in this pursuit be detrimental to you or is your wish to do this just one of the notches to add to your list of achievements?

Holding on to that hungry need serves to drive you, that even when you fall down today, you’ll get up tomorrow and keep going.

© Jacqueline Oby-Ikocha

Looped Control…

Mouse, Trapped, Loop

‘As a team, you must keep me in the loop’
she requested of him,
and for sure he did,
he made sure the loop was tight.

he strung her high up with hopes
and lowered her down to the slumps
where he watched her writhe
as she fought to regain control,

like a squeaky mouse
she sought a way out,
for the space in the loop
was squeezing out her life.

© Jacqueline

The Daily Post – Loop

Posts That Caught My Interest #3

Now and again, I stumble on posts that resonate with me. I find myself nodding along in agreement as I read them and wish to share with others.Image result for images of sharing

This episode of posts that caught my interest, I am offering these few. I found sense, laughter, reflection, inspiration, admiration, and love. Do take a peek.

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To have and to hold If I had my way, I would recommend this article for every couple to read.

Sweet, sweet handsome Harlem man Gave me the sniffles and made me think of my dad.

Road Rage Cure The amount of senseless driving; tailgating, road rage, and excessive speed that people express daily leaves one wondering if licensing rules shouldn’t be stricter?

A Mothers’ love and personal initiative Upbringing certainly matters and accounts 99.5% on how an individual turns out. When one has been raised right they acquire the personal initiative, the ability to act and to overcome difficulties.

7 Excellent ways to hack through life – lessons from Hacksaw Ridge – concise and relevant.

Thank you for stopping by.

Jacqueline

I am not a superwoman – personal

Quotes, Being slow, Life, Stress, Speed, Thankful

I believe in being steadfast in everything that I do, but the past few weeks have challenged my usual enthusiasm that I find myself doing the barest minimum.

It’s been somewhat a bag of mixed blessings, thankful to get up and do the things that need to be done in an automated mode and being thoroughly bored in-between – why I don’t know.

I don’t know whether to blame it on the torrid and melting heat over here, on unresolved problems that tug the edge of my mind or on having to take care of my family members where everyone seems to be sniffling, running temperatures, a bug here and there including myself or is it a combination of all?

There are days like today when I feel totally inundated and I simply want to reach out and chuck everything out of the window, then press the stop sign on the clock just to let life pause while I catch my breath.

I work at taking deep breaths and exhaling through the mouth, repeating it a dozen times, each breath let out to let go of pent-up emotions, anguish, and stress. I recognize that part of my stress is the unrelenting drive to succeed and when it seems that I am slower, I feel guilty for being slow which is absolutely wrong. There are lessons to be learned from being slow.

As I write this post, I take a pencil to my to-do list. I whittle it down to 5 simple things, making a clean slate for today and going slow. It’s a beautiful, blazing hot day today and I am thankful for common sense and to recognize that I’m not a superwoman, that there are days that I’ll be slow.

Today, I will only do 5 things – one of which is this, now it’s only 4 things; cook for my household, read other blogs, format my book, write that freelance post for publishing… already it sounds plenty.

Jacqueline

My Thinking Corner – The Way Things Are

Sometimes when things don’t go the way we want them, they went the way they were supposed to.

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The way forward is to make the best of the way things turn out, not to expend time and energy fighting what we can’t change, but to spend that time and energy finding new ways for things to go because every moment that you spend fighting over the past and how things were are moments lost to creating how things could be.

Jacqueline