Last week was such a demanding week, that it was hardly possible for me to take some time out to share a snippet with you. How have you been? And this is not to for the typical, ‘I’m okay’ kind of response, but truly. Do you take some time to just reflect on how you’re doing, and the drive you need to take the next step? Life really is about moving and not just moving purposelessly. It’s about figuring out for yourself and with yourself what your next course of action is. It’s about making meaning of what you’re doing, because sometimes (or most of the time) we get lost in the busyness of it all – and then it all just doesn’t make sense. You don’t have to have it all figured out, even if it’s in bits and pieces, that’s better than nothing. Like they say, ‘life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving.’
Put down your thoughts in paper and piece them up as you go along. At least your subconscious will have you working towards those things, even when sometimes you feel like you’re way ahead of yourself. You could be planning to start something, but you don’t have the tiniest clue how to go about it, you’re clouded by fear, or the market is saturated; You could be planning to buy/build your house, but your bank account is blankly staring back at you, ‘like seriously?’; you could be planning to buy a car, but you don’t know how to drive; you could be planning to start a family, but you haven’t found a partner yet. However, that shouldn’t hinder you from dreaming, from wanting to achieve whatever it is your heart desires.
Being the season of thanksgiving, it’s also important to acknowledge that as you keep moving in life, there are always people that give you a boost along the way. And this boost comes in many forms, whether providing you with opportunities, helping you work out a solution to the challenges you encounter, encouraging you by being there and engaging you in conversation (talk, it’s therapy) or offering you support whenever you need it. These are the few things that you can see through any failed and succeeded endeavor, and it could very possibly be the only constant reason you would need to be grateful and give thanks for everything you go through.
So go ahead and say it. Say ‘Thank You‘, and where you can tell the recipient why you’re saying it. It’ll always brighten up someones day, because you will have helped them find meaning in what they have done for you.
Thank you Tintseh for capturing these epic shots. They capture so much emotion and color – especially color – the world is a brighter place.
The highlight of November was that after a lot of planning and hard work, we had our kick ass End of Year party to celebrate the year that has been with my colleagues. It was so epic that I had my star struck (or worse, groupie) moment with Sauti Sol. And for that I am grateful, because this would not have turned out this way were it not for my amazing set of colleagues.
Ps: Thanks to Naaz, I follow the cutest newsletter ever called Peaceful Dumpling. Mostly because they send a daily dose of inspiration and I always feel like the writers thoughts are in-sync with mine. Here’s the quote they shared this weekend, just brilliant.
Cultivate the habit of being grateful for every good thing that comes to you, and to give thanks continuously. And because all things have contributed to your advancement, you should include all things in your gratitude.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Have a warm and productive week ahead Snippers
there goes, I just concocted a name for my readers. Don’t forget to throw in a ‘Thank You‘ where necessary, make someones day.
Signing Off ~~~ *Kawi*