What ‘Living’ in the Hospital Has Taught Me About Life

I am writing this from a tiny cubicle in the ward of a hospital. From here, I can hear the shrills of a woman in a labor, the weary face of a nurse who is overworked and underpaid, I see relatives sleeping with their loved ones muttering prayers of healing under their breath, staring at…

‘Should’ Weary

At times, God gives you what you want, the life you dreamed of just to show you that what you want is really, really not what you want. You just wanted it because you thought that was what you should want and it should make you happy. So now you are ‘should’ weary, things didn’t quite go…

Peer, Pressure and Stupidity!

Peer pressure doesn’t have an age limit. It’s the reason why a 75 year old man will ‘turn up for the boys’  in different hues of legal tenders but has pending responsibilities and hungry mouths to feed. The way life is structured, peer pressure never ceases. Instead, you are expected to outgrow pressure and peers….

Prudence.

 Prudence will elude you on some days, but try. Try to save. Save a little. A little money. A little time. A little solitude. A little emotion. A little sarcasm. A little reservation. A little love. A little sweetness. A little you.    

Generosity.

Do you know that inability to receive generosity from others is an indication of a prideful heart? Add this to your arsenal of life lessons.  

On Experiences and Becoming.

Some experiences you go through now are not for you, they are for someone else. See them as life lessons. I know you feel you do not deserve it but what do your feelings know. They are too insecure to call the shots for you. You need to learn how to be fine with being…

Growth.

I don’t have to love you to glean wisdom from you. I do not even have to like you to learn from you. Willingness to learn in place, zeal and determination on board and I am good to go. The feelings can come later and that is if they ever come at all. At times,…

Your Thoughts.

God works with your thoughts and your words. You see, the reason you are not still there could be tied to the quality of your perspective. Where you want to be is 2 Terabyte, the seat of your perspectives- Your mind is 200MB. What do you want Him to do? He has great intentions for you…

Unspoken Rivalry.

It is a disease peculiar to humans. We do not like someone because something in them forces us to notice them and acknowledge their humanity. We do not have a reason not to like them and that annoys us. We want to have a reason not to admire them, not to respect them. We secretly…