Friday, 23 January 2015

Broken Crayons

I don’t know about you, but I am my own worst critic. I’m usually the first to notice my short comings and I would beat myself over and over again for it.

As a child, I hated broken crayons. I just felt it was not good enough to color. But then I would see someone else pick up the same broken crayon and color with it and it would come out beautiful. What’s my point, well we humans we tend to push people who have problems away because we think they are not good enough.

Looking at myself, I am a broken crayon. But my color is still very vibrant and I’m still made with purpose. The only difference is I am not well put together and that’s ok. No one is perfect and once we learn it’s ok to not be perfect, we live and we grow.

Each of us has something different to offer the world. There is a humanity out there we are meant to ‘color’. To encourage. To serve. I believe there is a purpose for each and every one of us, and that purpose doesn't just disappear because we discover a chink in our own armor

Maybe, just maybe that broken piece, that cracked cistern, is what this world needs. God has a way of showing us that we aren't as ‘bad’ as we think we are and that he needs us. You may look at your friends or peeps and they are shining and their life looks perfect, just remember that they have their own problems and some may be similar to yours. Also remember that by focusing on what others have, you allow your blessings to fall short.

You don’t have what others have because it is not meant for you. At least not in the now. Life is an express lane and it’s okay to overtake.

We have trials and errors so we can have testimonies and work harder when our season comes. I don’t know about you, but I relate well to people who admit their failures than people who pretend to be perfect. The world has enough pretense already. Let’s be real and keep coloring even when we’re broken. So find a broken person today and remind them that they have something to offer the world.

And if that person happens to be you, keep coloring. The world needs you.

And together, we’ll make a masterpiece.

Wednesday, 7 January 2015

Happy New Year and A Few Words

Happy 2015.

Greetings from C’s World. So I’m still in the holiday mode seeing that I spent half of my holiday time ill anyway and just when I’m recovering properly, it’s time to get back to work. Me no like. But me need money…so okay.

I want to thank you all for taking the time to read my thoughts on relationships and self-esteem. Your support means a lot and I am humbled that I've been able to be part of your journey and that what I share here with you has been helpful somehow (I hope).

Life is an ongoing journey and you never stop learning, with the same situations being thrown at you until you heed lessons. We only have one life, so we should be conscientious with who we choose to make our journey with.

2014 has come and gone with a lot of reflecting done. The New Year has come and we are looking ahead, planning and worrying.  A New Year brings with it fresh uncertainties and a blank slate. 

I used to be scared of uncertainty but then I have come to realize that uncertainty is part of the package of life. When we accept uncertainty, then we also accept possibilities instead of seeing uncertainty as a ‘bad’ thing. Let’s put our energy in the present because that is where we have the power to be our best selves and more. To do our best work, and do things which align with who we are, where we want to be (our goals, values and aspirations).

Just Remember

Whatever 2015 holds, there is hope. Don’t give up on you, your now, and your future. Do find the blessings in disguise in what may have been some painful lessons, and definitely don’t dim your light. Be you and all that it entails. Remember that we all have flaws one way or another but your flaws don’t actually distinguish you. Don’t aspire to be superhuman. Be you.

Happy New Year.