Inspiration - Motivation · Poetry/Poems · Writing

I put it to you….

1442285038556I have learnt that your happiness is that which you seek diligently. That you should grab it with both hands and guard it like chosen treasure.

That the state of happiness can be a cultivated state of mind, by applying simple but life changing attitudes.

  • A forgiving heart and a generous spirit.
  • Learning to turn mistakes into lessons.
  • Always revert within and seek your inner peace.
  • Leave the sweating of the small stuff behind.
  • Be grateful and thankful always.
  • Learn to love yourself and cascade it to others.
  • Build relationships.
  • Drop the mental slavery and stop dwelling on the past. It will never come back.
  • Spend your time on meaningful ways of looking forward to the future.
  • Rough it through even though it might start out difficult, that situation too shall pass.

Let me share with you a little article I wrote a while ago:

Your real home lies within you.
Not the bricks and mortar house of glamor that you reside in.

All painted and glossy with every top of the range appliance that money can buy.

That my friend, is just your physical abode.

Your real home lies within you,

Yet the home within you is neglected, in shambles and in quandary,

That even a stray pet would not want to live in there,

Take care of the real home that lies within you;

Fill it with good things,

A large portion of love,

A fresh harvest of thanksgiving

A handful of forgiveness,

Some tablespoons of honesty,

A jug of faith,

A dash of loyalty,

An ounce of friendship,

Three tablespoons of tenderness,

A whole shake of patience,

One big barrel of laughter

And a large dose of prayer.

Blend it all together, and bake it in the oven of your heart with a pan of Hope until it is well done.

Serve your guests daily with generous portions,
And your real home will definitely gleam with splendor.

Β© Jacqueline Oby-Ikocha

In response to: Writing 101 – Day 7: Hook ’em with a quote


68 thoughts on “I put it to you….

  1. Dalai Lama is a wise sage.

    Such beautiful things–patience, silence, tenderness and joy.

    Your post is inspirational and I love it πŸ™‚

    Thanks Jacqueline

    Love and light ❀

    Anand πŸ™‚

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  2. I don’t know what happiness is. I feel sad all the time, and it gets worse as I get older. Reading this post makes me think. Is it because I dwell in the past? I think I’m too busy with things which are out of my control all my life..

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    1. I think that is a possibility. Why not make a list of 10 positive things that you will dwell on each day. Practice that for 2 weeks and see how it works. Make a conscious effort to do it irrespective of what is happening around you πŸ™‚ I wish you the best


I love it when you decorate my heart with your words..

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