Education

At the national hospital intensive care unit, patients always die on the same bed at 7am every morning regardless of their condition. This puzzled medical staff so a group of medical doctors decided to observe the bed in secret and decided to wait for the fateful hour. Some held crosses and prayer books to ward off evil influence. While the less superstitious held cameras, tablets, smart phones, to capture every moment of this hour.
At exactly 7am, the door to the ward opened slowly. Marshal the cleaner disconnected the life support from the mains and plugged his Nokia phone charger.

IF YOU THINK EDUCATION IS EXPENSIVE, TRY IGNORANCE.

LADIES DON’T TRY THIS.

LADIES DON’T TRY THIS.

One day a woman wanted to know how the
husband would react if she left without telling him
where she had gone. So she decided to write him a
letter saying she is tired of him and didn’t want to
live with him anymore and after writing she put the letter on the table in the bedroom and then hid
under the bed… When the husband came back
home, saw the letter and read it, he replied on the
same paper and then began to sing and dance
changing his clothes. He got his phone, dialed
someone then said: “Hey babe, am just changing clothes then will join you, as for the other fool it has
finally dawned on her that I was fooling around
with her and has left. I was wrong..really wrong to
have married her, I wish I had known you earlier.
See you soon honey!” The husband walked out of
the room and left. In tears and very upset, the woman got up from under the bed and decided to
go and read what the husband wrote on the letter.
When she got the letter, it said: “I COULD see your
feet under the bed, I didn’t make any phone call.. I
am going to buy bread. Stand up, stop your silly
games and prepare me a meal… I LOVE U.

21 Things You Can Do To Change Your Life Forever

Last night I had a dream.
It was Christmas Eve. And I was receiving presents.
At that time, all I could think of was “I don’t want these. It’s just more stuff I won’t use.”
Looking back, I can see how much I’ve changed. I almost haven’t noticed the change, because it sneaks up on you, until it’s impossible to ignore.
It’s like when you were a kid. You got taller, but you didn’t notice until you stood up against the wall with the marks.
The same holds true for life changes.
You are constantly changing, but it’s hard to notice until it pokes you in the ribs.
It’s not even a question of if you’re changing; it’s a question of in which direction are you changing.
Most people want change because they want to escape. But it doesn’t work.
It is by facing your inner demons that you heal yourself, and change your life for the better.
Below are the 21 things you can do to change your life. It’s a hefty and spicy read, so grab your beverage of choice and enjoy.
1. Take Tiny Steps
A baby learns to crawl before it can walk, and it learns to walk before it can run.
Most people expect rapid life changes. If they’re wasting their time at a soul-sucking job, they expect success and fame within six months.
I’m not saying it isn’t possible, because it is, but in most cases it’s not going to happen.
People who need life changes right away don’t realize that it’s not going to make them happy anyway.
All they want is their dream of a problem-free future. When they get there, reality sets in, and another goal is set.
And the wheel keeps turning.
So realize that there will always be problems in life. It’s not our job to eliminate them, but to do our best, take tiny steps, and see where life takes us.
2. Take Quantum Leaps
Something I’ve learned in working with people is that changes can happen in an instant. Old pains, fears, and negative emotions can vanish and be replaced by something more useful.
This may seem contradictory to what I said above, but it isn’t. It’s not either/or, it’s both/and.
We don’t live in a black and white world.
Quantum leaps are tipping points (as Malcolm Gladwell, the author likes to call them).
As you keep taking one step at a time, you will eventually reach a tipping point where your thinking shifts.
The problem is that most people never get to those shifts. They stop drilling when they are about to hit gold.
3. Accept Where You Are
When I was 18, I started playing poker professionally. I wasn’t going to work at a regular job, because there was no way I would survive doing that. I couldn’t stand it.
Poker helped me realize many things, and one of them was that if I wanted to be happy, I had to accept where I was.
Things come and go. People live and die. Your life feels good, and it feels bad. The more you accept this, the easier it is to change your life.
In fact, it seems as if life changes itself when I stop pushing so hard.
Here’s a video I recorded on being in the present moment:

4. Be Patient
I’ve been building my online business since 2009. I say building, but what I really mean is learning.
I stumbled a lot in the beginning. I made mistakes, I failed, and I gave up in frustration more times than I’d care to admit.
I began seeing results when I became absolutely determined to succeed.
It was a big lesson in patience. It doesn’t matter what’s going on. There will always be problems. But they don’t have to clutter up your whole life.
Be patient with your progress. Stay true to your heart.
You can change your life. Sometimes it just happens in its own time.
5. Forgive
We all have memories—painful memories.
What you may not realize is that the person hurting you with those memories is you.
You are the director of your mind. While the event may have happened in the past, it’s you who keeps playing them over and over again.
Reliving the past will get you nowhere. That’s why it’s essential to forgive and forget all those people in your memories.
You don’t even have to forgive. All you have to do is pay less attention to those thoughts and memories.
Once you see that the only one suffering is you, the grip tends to loosen.
6. Heal
Healing yourself goes hand in hand with point #5. When you know that you can let go of past memories, fears, and obstacles, your self-confidence grows.
Most people aren’t ready for life changes. They avoid any and all solutions, because they are comfortable where they are.
And that’s fine with me, but if you make that choice, you have no right to complain or make excuses.
You either choose to be where you are, or you choose to change your life. The choice is yours.
Healing starts with seeing that you are not your thoughts; you are the awareness behind them. Thoughts come and go, but your true nature never changes.
7. Face Your Fears
When you face your fears, possibilities open up. Even now, there are time when I’m scared.
Fears don’t disappear, they simply become less important.
And remember, this is not about comparing yourself to someone else. This is about following your inner GPS, and living the life you were meant to live.
Here’s a short video on how to stop comparing yourself to others:
8. Kill Your Excuses
Your excuses are mere illusions.
You may have excuses about why you can’t follow your passion and build an online business, but are they really true?
If you really wanted to, you could take one tiny step forward.
That’s all it takes.
One tiny step.
Then see what happens, re-assess, and take another step.
9. Take Responsibility
Since talking with more and more readers, clients, and people in general, I’ve started to notice a scary pattern.
That pattern is the lack of responsibility. I see people wanting to change their life, but they aren’t willing to take responsibility.
They wait for a white knight (or black, depending on your preference) to sweep in to save the day and make change effortless and comfortable.
I hate to burst your bubble, but it’s not going to happen. When you take responsibility for the life you’ve created, you can begin to move forward.
If you’re blaming someone else for your situation, you’re stuck.
Learn to make decisions from your inner authority. Here’s a video where I share how I do this:

10. Follow Your Heart
And what would an article of mine be without me telling you to follow your heart?
If you’ve been reading my articles, you know that I keep writing about following your heart, and there’s a reason for it.
As I’ve been living my life, I’ve started listening to my heart more and more.
And when I say following and listening to your heart, I mean it in the broadest sense of the word. It can mean anything, such as following your gut, intuition, feelings, or going with the flow of life.
When you begin putting the pieces together, and taking responsibility, and healing yourself, you naturally begin to follow your heart, your inner GPS.
11. Follow Your Passion
If you drive to a gas station, and fill your car with the wrong kind of fuel, it won’t run very well, if at all.
That’s what most people are trying to do in life. They are listening to outside influences, and that’s when all the “shoulds” come in.
It’s the belief that you have to focus on money in order to build a successful business. I did this in the beginning, so I know what it’s like.
You want to do your research and know whether or not your idea is viable, but if you don’t do something you’re passionate about, your car will run out of fuel sooner or later.
It is your passion that will fuel your journey for the rest of your life.
The problem is that you may not know how to even start finding and following your passion. I had the same problem when I was starting out, but eventually things clicked.
I share my whole story and how you can find and follow your passion in Passionate Living.
And here’s a video on how I follow my heart and passion:

12. Meditate
Ever had the experience of your mind racing out of control? It almost feels like you’re going crazy, doesn’t it?
A great way to calm yourself (and your mind) down is to meditate. Even five minutes of meditation can do wonders.
Meditation has taught me to see through the dance of thought. I have thoughts. I have worries. And I have fears.
But I can observe them without getting too involved. It’s not always so simple, but knowing that I am not my thoughts is a tremendous help.
What’s important is not to just know it intellectually, but to see how you create your experience of life.
13. Express Yourself
I find writing therapeutic. It’s something I love to do. It calms me. It’s inspiring, and it infuses my life with serenity.
I highly recommend you try journaling or just writing down your thoughts after every day. If you’ve tried to solve problems in your head, you know it doesn’t work.
You can have a conversation on paper, freewrite, and solve problems easily. It has the ability to change your life completely.
A great book on freewriting is Accidental Genius by Mark Levy.
14. Kill Your Comfort Zone
If you want to change your life in the most positive sense, get comfortable with being out of your comfort zone.
When you’re learning something new, you’ll bump into the walls of your comfort zone.
Your spirit yearns for freedom. It’s when you put yourself into a little box that your spirit feels the need to rebel. You start feeling bored, and restless.
You don’t have to suddenly infuse your life with discomfort. All you have to do is dip your toes from time to time.
15. Flow
Let’s face it. You don’t know what you want.
Most people think they know what they want. They make five and ten year plans, acting as if they know all the variables of life.
I’m on board with making plans and setting goals. But I don’t rigidly stick to them. You will miss opportunities if you disregard the whispers of your heart, if you trade the present moment for the future.
You miss life.
It’s like driving with all the windows painted black except the front window. You see where you’re going, but you miss everything else.
Accept that life brings you possibilities. You don’t always know where your life will go. But go with the flow, and you will be where you need to be.
16. Focus
In order to change your life, you have to change your focus.
If you don’t take control of your mind, it will run amok. You will focus on the negative. You will imagine the worst possible scenarios.
What works for me is to focus on who is aware of the thoughts swirling in my head.
There’s an awareness there.
When I focus on it, I almost immediately relax. I see how my thoughts take me on a roller coaster ride of emotions. One day I can feel fine, and one day I can feel miserable.
The only difference is thought.
But there’s one thing most people miss when I share this: I’m not talking about changing my thoughts. I don’t try to change anything. Instead, I observe my thoughts, and let them be. I’m mindful of what’s going on.
Here’s a quick video on how I went from miserable to loving life:

17. Read
I love reading.
We live and die by stories. My life has changed several times by reading a book.
The stories you read have a profound effect on how you view the world. You can be stuck on a problem, and the solution can pop into your mind while you’re reading.
Your mind does not work sequentially. You can be reading something, then something goes click, and your life changes forever.
And as you’re reading these very words, it causes you to think, doesn’t it?
In order for you to make sense out of the funny letters you see here, you have to go inside, and make sense out of it from your own map of the world.

Change is inevitable. It’s all about in what direction you’re changing.
If you’re looking for something to read, you might want to check out my books: Find Your Passion: 25 Questions You Must Ask Yourself and Do What You Love: Essays on Uncovering Your Path in Life.
Just a friendly suggestion
18. Befriend the Unknown
You never know what you need. Remember point #15, going with the flow?
When you’re open to the unknown, which is a synonym for possibility, you accept that life may bring you something negative to teach you a positive lesson.
I had some horrible days when I played poker. It can murder you psychologically, especially if you’re playing it for a living like I was.
At one point I was looking up at the sky and asking “Why?”
I’m not religious. But it helped me realize what’s truly important in life. It isn’t money, or material wealth, although those things can be nice.
You just never know what life will bring, so you might as well become curious.
How will the seemingly negative turn to positive in your life? What are you learning?
19. Reclaim Your Personal Power
Stop looking to others for approval. Just like taking responsibility (#9), you have to reclaim your personal power.
You know what to do. You can feel it. You just haven’t been listening to that inner voice until now.
It’s easy to give the decision to someone else, but it’s your life. The sooner you realize that, the more fun you will have.
What do you want to do right now?
If you don’t know, then start somewhere, because action will bring clarity.
20. Accept Failure
You will make mistakes.
And you won’t even know if they are mistakes when you make them, because mistakes and failures have a tendency to transform into blessings.
You only fail if you give up, so if you never give up, you can never fail, only learn, and grow.
21. Remember Who You Are
And above all, remember that you are always more than you think you are.
You are more than your problems, more than your fears, and more than your body.
I learned this from an excellent NLP trainer called John Overdurf.
It’s only when you focus on your problems and believe them to be you that you get into trouble.
So, remember to relax, because life is way too important to take seriously

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Be Thankful For Faliuer

1. Accept failure as part of life.Even when we try to insulate ourselves from the possibility of failure and live “safe” lives, failure can still find its way to us. Bad things happen in spite of our best efforts. Just accepting that fact can bring some peace. It happens to you. It happens to everyone.

2. Failure means you have the courage to try.If you are determined to succeed at everything, then please don’t try anything new. Stick with the status quo and the safety zone. But if you want to have a big, exciting, fulfilling life, embrace failure as a stepping stone leading you out of mediocrity. It’s just one stone on the path.

3. Failure teaches you something.There is always, always a lesson in failing. If it isn’t obvious right away, then choose to figure it out. You will learn a better way, a different direction, a new perspective. Think back on past failures and how you have grown from them. Don’t leave this precious gift behind in your efforts to reject and forget your failures.

4. Failure strengthens character.When you fail, you learn more than just how to do something differently. You learn about yourself. You might learn about humility, forgiveness, friendship, judgment, priorities, and values. Take advantage of the opportunity to grow in these areas and build your emotional intelligence and maturity.

5. You can become a mentor.When you strengthen your character and rise above a failure, you model for others how to cope and even thrive when something bad happens. You become a mentor for resilience and fortitude, teaching those around you how to behave in similar situations. You are serving others in a profound and meaningful way.

6. Failure stretches you.When the worst happens, you don’t have to fear it anymore. It’s happened and you are living it. Hey, it’s not as bad as you thought. You’re still alive. So maybe since falling on your face didn’t kill you, you might go ahead and try that other bold move you’ve been considering but have been too afraid to try. You already know what will happen if you fail, so what’s to lose?

7. Real friends emerge during failure.So you’ve lost your business, your marriage is falling apart, you blew that presentation, or you have a drinking problem. You’re friends and associates are scattering like startled cockroaches. Except for your real friends — the ones who love you for who you are. The ones who have faith in your inner wisdom and intelligence. If there is ever a time to really nurture your friends, this is it. These folks are the keepers.

8. Failures are often opportunities in disguise.Has this ever happened to you? You weren’t offered that promotion you’ve been wishing for, only to get a better job offer with more money a few weeks later. You lose a bunch of money with a bad investment, but your loss focuses you on more solid and profitable investment strategies. A relationship ends painfully, but you eventually meet your soul mate. Failures sometimes produce results that are better than the original plan.

9. Failure is sometimes intentional.There are times when our subconscious mind knows more about what we want or need than we are aware of. Sometimes we fail because it’s an escape route. Perhaps we are doing something because we feel trapped or obligated. If we sabotage the situation, then we can get out of it. Failure forces us to look this thing in the eye and ask the question, “Did I really want you to begin with?” The answer is often “no”. The truth can hurt, but it also can set us free.

10. Failure fosters creativity.Thomas Edison made 1000 unsuccessful attempts before inventing the light bulb. Winston Churchill was defeated in every public office until he became prime minister at age 62. Henry Ford failed and went broke five times before he succeeded. If you don’t allow failure to crush you, it will force you to develop creative solutions, building off what you learned through failure. Thomas Edison didn’t believe he failed 1000 times. He said, “The light bulb was an invention with 1000 steps.”
Like death and taxes, failure is going to happen. It may be hard initially to accept it as just another neutral life experience. However, by shifting your perspective, failure can be an experience that has much to offer, leading you to personal growth and eventual success.

TIME YOUR TIME!

TIME YOUR TIME!
Ecc. 3:1
“To everything there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven.”

My Source Says:
Sometimes, I wonder if youths back then, as in Bible times, had TEMPTING DISTRACTIONS like us. Maybe attending the party of the Canaanites and getting raped (Dinah), watching a naked woman take her bath (David) instead of being at the warfront or when a beautiful Delilah lured (Samson) and cut his hair was just about it. Right now, EVERYTHING is a distraction. TV, fashion, music, parties, ipads, BB. . .everything is ‘designed’ to ‘steal’ our attention from the relevant and important things we should do.

Let’s be true to ourselves; we spend most of our time on less-important things. The time you spend pinging, whatsappING, editing your pics, surfing the net is more than any time you give to something else.

Learn to control and coordinate your activities daily. Give all things time according to their PRIORITY. Understand WHEN to do WHAT and WHY. You are not as busy as God and so, don’t hide behind the “busy schedule” thing. When was the last time you went for BIBLE STUDY? When last did you VISIT a SICK friend or relative? Have you seen your GRANDPARENTS this year? Have you CALLED them since you didn’t go? You can even send a part of your pocket money to them. See the little important things we FORGET TO REMEMBER! Yet, we tap our phones and laptops for God-knows-how-long.

Don’t just be busy for busy sake! Jesus visited Martha and Mary. Martha was all excited and was going to cook all the kinds of food in the world. Jesus came, but she was so engrossed with her cooking. The “REASON” she was busy (Jesus) was in her house and she didn’t even stop to say “Welcome”. Rather, she was calling on Mary to help out. Mary? Help out? Who would attend to the guest? There was no tv or picture album to entertain him but Mary recognized “oh, He’s here. Let me give him my time and attention for now. I can’t just leave him alone while he’s waiting for us to finish up.”

There’s a time to be busy, a time to rest, a time you should go to bed, a time to visit a friend, a time to read, a time to play, a time to ping and whatsapp. . .everything.
Everything has its priority. Give important things and people time.

To-Do: Call your grandparents. They won’t be here forever. When they die, we spend heaven and earth for a befitting burial but while they lived, they never tasted a dime in your name.
If you can, visit them with food stuff, no matter how little. Just let them know you know they EXIST and you have them in mind. Whatsapp will be outdated, BBM will fade with time, new technologies will keep being invented.
Don’t be distracted. Focus on what’s important.

The Easier Way May Actually Be the Tougher Way

Once there was a lark singing in the forest. The lark stopped a farmer and asked, “What do you have in the box and where are you going?” The farmer replied that he had worms and that he was going to the market to trade them for some feathers.

The lark said, “I have many feathers. I will pluck one and give it to you and that will save me looking for worms.” The farmer gave the worms to the lark and the lark plucked a feather and gave it in return. The next day the same thing happened and the day after and on and on until a day came that the lark had no more feathers.

Now it couldn’t fly and hunt for worms. It started looking ugly and stopped singing and very soon it died.

What is the moral of the story?
The moral is quite clear what the lark thought was an easy way to get food turned out to be the tougher way after all. Isn’t the same thing true in our lives?

Many times we look for the easier way, which really ends up being the tougher way.

Madam Sabi

Stand Up For The North

The NORTH!!! A region once dominated by economic viability. A region once crowned with leadership. A region once living under security buoyancy. A region once controlled by selfless men and worth the name. A region that once served as the economic nerve centre of west Africa. Selflessness & love were its foundation. Security & peaceful co -existence were its pillars.Trust & honesty were its walls. Leadership & military might were its roof and godliness was its house.Our past heroes will never forgive us; the region they built on equity, justice & accountability is on fire. We have rulers today but no single leader! Selfishness & greed is their lot; Public theft & social recognition has blinded them. We are literally responsible for our own destruction!Our rulers have worn a large price tag on their chests. They are easily bought; don’t even talk of the royal houses! We are simply on a sinking ship without a captain. The northern youths are nothing but bunch of drug addicts. The educated ones are all waiting for their turn to steal so that they can live in mansions & drive in exclusive cars. And the common slogan is, “there’s nothing we can do”!He who stands for the truth is mocked at. Our roof is on fire with incessant bombs. Our foundation is sinking in ignorance & drug addiction. Our walls are falling apart because nobody cares. Our concern for an immediate & drastic solution is a fiasco. Our neighbor’s house is on fire but I care not because I’m enjoying the luxury of my ill-gotten mansion. Everyday someone dies as a result of injustice, prepare for the day you will die because of injustice Talk to your parents, your uncles, your friends. Let them provide a lasting solution for us. This insecurity will soon consume the north & like prophecies, we will become the underdogs. The time for attitudinal change is now,
#StandUpNortherners! if u are a true son or daughter of the north please pass this on………..

Lesson From The Tea Set

There once was a young girl who got married. On the day of her wedding her mother gave her a tea set. The daughter loved the tea set and put it up on a shelf so that it would not get broken. Shortly after the wedding her mother died.

The tea set was all the daughter had to remind her of her mother. Only on very special occasions did she take it down and look at it, but she never used it.

As she grew older and had children of her own she wrapped it up and put it away to keep it safe for her own daughter’s wedding. Eventually the day of the wedding approached and the mother went to find the tea set. When she unwrapped it she was shocked to find it had a large crack in it. How had it happened? When she examined it she saw a piece of paper was inside the tea pot. She picked it up and read it. It was from her mother.

“Use this tea set every day or it will not last. Like love, it is only through use that it survives. If you do not use it then you will lose it. But if you use it every day it will last you a lifetime. Every time you use this tea set, think of how fragile love is.”

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BEAUTIFUL STORY

An old man lived alone at home. He wanted to spade his potato garden, but it was very hard work. His only son, who would have helped him, was in prison. The old man wrote a letter to his son and told him the situation. “Dear Son, I am feeling pretty bad because it looks like I won’t be able to plant my potato garden this year. I hate to miss doing the garden, because your mother always loved planting time. I’m just getting too old to be digging up a garden plot.If you were here, all my troubles would be over. I know you would dig the plot for me, if you weren’t in prison … Your Father.”
Shortly, the old man received the reply from his son: “For heaven’s sake, Dad, don’t dig up the garden! That’s where I buried the Guns!” The next morning, A dozen FBI agents and local police officers showed up and dug up the entire garden without finding any guns. Confused old man wrote another note to his son telling him what have happened, and asked him what to do next. His son’s reply was:
“Go ahead and plant your potatoes, Dad, It’s the best I could do for you from here.”
Moral of the Story: No matter where you are in
the world, if you have decided to do something
deep from your heart, you can do it!

The Crazy Co-pilot

Co-pilot was welcoming the passengers on the plane shortly after take off.

Thank you for flying with us this morning. The weather is…..

When suddenly he starts screaming while he is still on the loud speakers.

Oh my God! OMG!!! OMG!!! This is going to hurt….Its burning

A ghostly silence reigned, he gets back on the microphone talking to the passengers.

I sincerely apologise for the incident but the air hostess just dropped a very hot cup of coffee on my lap… you should see my pants from the front

A passenger replies, Why don’t you come here and see our PANTS FROM BEHIND!

Majority And Minority

An interesting insight into decision making

A group of children were playing near two railway tracks, one still in use while the other disused. Only one child played on the disused track, the rest on the operational track.

The train is coming, and you are just beside the track interchange. You can make the train change its course to the disused track and save most of the kids. However, that would also mean the lone child playing by the disused track would be sacrificed. Or would you rather let the train go its way?

Let’s take a pause to think what kind of decision we could make…

Most people might choose to divert the course of the train, and sacrifice only one child. You might think the same way, I guess. Exactly, I thought the same way initially because to save most of the children at the expense of only one child was rational decision most people would make, morally and emotionally. But, have you ever thought that the child choosing to play on the disused track had in fact made the right decision to play at a safe place?

Nevertheless, he had to be sacrificed because of his ignorant friends who chose to play where the danger was. This kind of dilemma happens around us everyday. In the office, community, in politics and especially in a democratic society, the minority is often sacrificed for the interest of the majority, no matter how foolish or ignorant the majority are, and how farsighted and knowledgeable the minority are. The child who chose not to play with the rest on the operational track was sidelined. And in the case he was sacrificed, no one would shed a tear for him.

The great critic Leo Velski Julian who told the story said he would not try to change the course of the train because he believed that the kids playing on the operational track should have known very well that track was still in use, and that they should have run away if they heard the train’s sirens. If the train was diverted, that lone child would definitely die because he never thought the train could come over to that track! Moreover, that track was not in use probably because it was not safe. If the train was diverted to the track, we could put the lives of all passengers on board at stake! And in your attempt to save a few kids by sacrificing one child, you might end up sacrificing hundreds of people to save these few ignorant kids.

While we are all aware that life is full of tough decisions that need to be made, we may not realize that hasty decisions may not always be the right one.

“Remember that what’s right isn’t always popular and what’s popular isn’t always right.”

Everybody makes mistakes; that’s why they put erasers on pencils.

Credit: Madam Sabi

15 Personal Growth Quotes To Unleash The Best You

15 Personal Growth Quotes To Unleash The Best You
1. “I want to grow. I want to be better. You Grow. We all grow. We’re made to grow.You either evolve or you disappear.” ― Tupac Shakur

When we grow we grow together. When we grow together, we form something greater than before.

2. “Growth usually starts with awareness. Something happens in your life and you realize there is something to do about it.

We  might not know what will spark our growth, but when it hits us – we know. Whether it’s finding a new job, getting out of an old relationship or reclaiming our health – when it’s time, take the challenge on and don’t run from it!

3. Sometimes it is when you become exhausted of your old habits where you then observe all the dislikes in your life and you begin living more consciously. You realize that you have a choice in every matter. That your life becomes that which you focus on and that at any time you can assert your personal will power to become what you want to be and not become what the outside circumstances may attempt to mold you into.” ― Jason Micheal Ratliff

One of the biggest challenges in life is committing to being our best self. Whether it’s due to desperation or inspiration, decide to live within a vision that excites you.

4. “No one is coming to save you. You can’t have an ideal partner without working towards your ideal self.” – Jeff Moore

Be the person you want to meet. Be your own hero. Then watch them walk into your life.

5. “You don’t need to change the world; you need to change yourself.” ― Miguel Ruiz

Deciding to change the world can seem overwhelming and at time even ridiculous, if you haven’t started with yourself. Start with improving your corner of the universe…you.

6. “Why are you going to choose failure when success is an option?” ― Jillian Michaels

Don’t let fear put you on autopilot. Be mindful of the choices you have in every situation. Success is ALWAYS and option.

7. “If you don’t have peace, it isn’t because someone took it from you; you gave it away. You cannot always control what happens to you, but you can control what happens in you.” ― John C. Maxwell

How do you interpret what happens to you? What meaning to do give it? Is your pain in vain or is it part of a higher purpose?

8. “Take your victories, whatever they may be, cherish them, use them, but don’t settle for them.” ― Mia Hamm

Appreciate all that you’ve done and stay hungry. You’ve got more to give than you know.

9. “We could never learn to be brave and patient if there were only joy in the world” ― Helen Keller

Let your pain, disappointment and fear push you towards having the courage to be who you are capable of being.

10. “Sure I am this day, we are masters of our fate, that the task which has been set before us is not above our strength; that its pangs and toils are not beyond our endurance. As long as we have faith in our own cause and an unconquerable will to win, victory will not be denied us.” ― Winston Churchill

Faith + Desire + Perseverance = Victory!

11. “We boil at different degrees.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

What will it take for you to go to the next level? What really excites you? Are you allowing yourself to boil? What are you waiting for?

12. “The man who views the world at 50 the same he did at 20 has wasted thirty years of his life.” -Muhammad Ali

Every day we have the opportunity to learn, grow and become wiser. Embrace it. Live it.

13. “Nothing ever happened in the past that can prevent you from being present now, and if the past cant prevent you from being present now, what power does it have?”–  Eckhart Tolle

Be mindful of the power you give the past. If the past isn’t giving you positive power…let it go. Don’t find reasons to hold on to it. It’s ok…it’s not who you are anymore.

14. “You are Life passing through your body, passing through your mind, passing through your soul. Once you find that out, not with logic, not with the intellect, but because you can feel that Life—you find out that you are the force that makes the flowers open and close, that makes the hummingbird fly from flower to flower. You find out that you are in every tree, and you are in every animal, vegetable, and rock. You are that force that moves the wind and breathes through your body. The whole universe is a living being that is moved by that force, and that is what you are. You are Life.”– Don Miguel Ruiz

Nothing more to say here. You are connected to everything and everything is connected to you. Live large! It’s your destiny!

15. “And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.” ― Anaïs Nin

Sometimes the biggest risk is when we risk nothing. Give yourself a chance! Blossom!

How Are You Building Your Life?

An elderly carpenter was ready to retire. He told his employer-contractor of his plans to leave the house building business and live a more leisurely life with his wife enjoying his extended family. He would miss the paycheck, but he needed to retire. They could get by.

The contractor was sorry to see his good worker go and asked if he could build just one more house as a personal favor. The carpenter said yes, but in time it was easy to see that his heart was not in his work. He resorted to shoddy workmanship and used inferior materials. It was an unfortunate way to end his career.

When the carpenter finished his work and the builder came to inspect the house, the contractor handed the front-door key to the carpenter. “This is your house,” he said, “my gift to you.”

What a shock! What a shame! If he had only known he was building his own house, he would have done it all so differently. Now he had to live in the home he had built none too well.

So it is with us. We build our lives in a distracted way, reacting rather than acting, willing to put up less than the best. At important points we do not give the job our best effort.

Then with a shock we look at the situation we have created and find that we are now living in the house we have built. If we had realized, we would have done it differently. Think of yourself as the carpenter. Think about your house. Each day you hammer a nail, place a board, or erect a wall. Build wisely. It is the only life you will ever build. Even if you live it for only one day more, that day deserves to be lived graciously and with dignity. The plaque on the wall says, “Life is a do-it-yourself project.” Who could say it more clearly? Your life today is the result of your attitudes and choices in the past. Your life tomorrow will be the result of your attitudes and the choices you make today.

Credit: Madam Sabi

African Ladies Hear This

This is my advice for all Ladies and myself……. I’m
sorry If it will annoy you but it’s
the Truth, you really have to take
correction now. Dear ladies,
Firstly, if you are still struggling to
find a husband at an old age because you are
looking for a
perfect man, Something is wrong
with you, Sorry to say that but it’s
true. Your propaganda magazine
tells you that ‘All men are liars,
cheats and useless, but let’s be honest here,
which is more likely?.
Is it that there’s something wrong
with about 70million African men,
OR there is
something wrong with one African
Woman?.Ladies, you certainly will not get into
a blissful matrimony if
you are always hanging out with
your so called girlfriends every
night at a beer palour or bar and
waiting for a guy to buy you a drink
and take you home. Drinking yourself to
stupor every Friday and
Saturday nights does
not exactly make you look like a
marriage material. You
want a man?. Invest in a good
wardrobe, and dress responsibly. When a man
comes to you, smile
and be polite, even if he does
not fit your mental image of your
kind of man. Ladies please and
please, stop going into a
relationship with a chip on your shoulder. If
you believe all men are
bad and all men are Dogs, then it
will become a self fulfilling
prophesy.
No man is perfect!. Even you!.
You say you can’t marry a blue collar guy like
a mechanic or
carpenter. If a carpenter was good
enough to marry MARY THE MOTHER
OF OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST”, why
isn’t one good enough for you?. Do
not focus on where a man is now, but look
and see where he has the
potentials to be. What’s
the point of being beaten to a pulp
every night by some rich, good
looking and non caring man?. Do
you want a future where you will sit in a
traffic in your car with
sunglasses covering your swollen
eyes, you look out of the window
and see a happy couple in a Tuk Tuk
holding hands and laughing like
newly wedded couple even after 12 years of
marriage.
THINK ABOUT IT!

The Scopion And The Frog: A Story With Great Morals

A scorpion was at one end of the stream and wanted to cross to the other side given that he couldn’t swim he was stranded. It happened that at that moment a frog was passing by and saw the helpless scorpion and offered to help. The scorpion happily jumped on the frog’s back and enjoyed the ride to the other side.
When they arrived to the other side, the scorpion repaid the frog by stinging it. On the verge of death as the venom coursed through his body he looked at the scorpion and asked “Why?”. The scorpion remorselessly looked at him and said “because it is my nature”.

LIFE APPLICATION
We should know that we have scorpions in human form. No matter what you do for them they will strike. You showed that guy care stood by him in trying times, supported him, acted like a wife, inconvenienced yourself to see him comfortable but how did he repay you? He dumped you and suddenly realized you aren’t of the same class with him when he made some little money. Don’t stress it, it’s in his nature, he is a scorpion he can’t help it. Feel pity not anger for him because he will lose better things if he continues that way. You stressed yourself for this girl, split your little salary to help her buy her books, you paid part of her fees and you showed her love while she professed undying love to you but left after graduating because to her you’re too poor to date a graduate like her. Don’t commit suicide over her, she can’t help it that’s how she is, she is a scorpion. Guess where scorpions end up most times? Under the slippers or brooms when smacked by a vengeful human. Human scorpions may be in form of a lover, friend or even family, they are everywhere.
MORALS
Don’t let scorpions corrupt you with their venoms, keep being the good person you are that’s your nature.
Have you met a scorpion before?

Hope For Maiduguri

The most important aspect of warfare is the psychological and anyone who can win the psychological war will definitely win the physical combat. That was how Mao Tse Tsung and his little band of communists beat the Chinese national army back in the past. That was also how King George and Winston Churchill were able to rally Britain and all of Europe and were able to beat Hitler in world war II.
What boko haram is doing now to residents of Maiduguri and its environs is to defeat them psychologically. Else why throw fliers around warning of an impending attack? Did they announce to Gwoza residents before attacking their town? What of Bama? They know Maiduguri would be tough if not impossible so they are rallying their forces and discouraging the populace. Can boko haram muster 5000 men? I doubt it so they are looking for another way to win a battle that is otherwise impossible.
I advice everyone in Maiduguri or in anyway affiliated to it to be strong and courageous. Let’s all unite in prayer, trusting God to deliver the city and all in it. Let’s also make up our minds to fight if a push comes to a shove. If we decide defeat is not an option, Maiduguri will never fall to the insurgents. Vive la Maiduguri.

Elijah Salihu Malgwi

One Hundred Dollars An Hour!!

One Hundred Dollars An Hour!!

There are some times in our everyday lives that we become so busy with things like work or our careers, that we can quite often spend less time with the things that are really important. Today’s story gives us a great illustration of this life principle.

SON: “Daddy, may I ask you a question?”
DAD: “Yeah sure, what is it?”
SON: “Daddy, how much do you make an hour?”
DAD: “That’s none of your business. Why do you ask such a thing?”
SON: “I just want to know. Please tell me, how much do you make an hour?”
DAD: “If you must know, I make $100 an hour.”
SON: “Oh! (With his head down).
SON: “Daddy, may I please borrow $50?”

The father was furious.

DAD: “If the only reason you asked that is so you can borrow some money to buy a silly toy or some other nonsense, then you march yourself straight to your room and go to bed. Think about why you are being so selfish. I work hard every day for such this childish behavior.”

The little boy quietly went to his room and shut the door.

The man sat down and started to get even angrier about the little boy’s questions. How dare he ask such questions only to get some money?

After about an hour or so, the man had calmed down, and started to think:

Maybe there was something he really needed to buy with that $ 50 and he really didn’t ask for money very often. The man went to the door of the little boy’s room and opened the door.

DAD: “Are you asleep, son?”

SON: “No daddy, I’m awake”.

DAD: “I’ve been thinking, maybe I was too hard on you earlier. It’s been a long day and I took out my aggravation on you. Here’s the $50 you asked for.”

The little boy sat straight up, smiling.

SON: “Oh, thank you daddy!”

Then, reaching under his pillow he pulled out some crumpled up bills. The man saw that the boy already had money, started to get angry again. The little boy slowly counted out his money, and then looked up at his father.

DAD: “Why do you want more money if you already have some?”

SON: “Because I didn’t have enough, but now I do.

“Daddy, I have $100 now. Can I buy an hour of your time? Please come home early tomorrow. I would like to have dinner with you.”

The father was crushed. He put his arms around his little son, and he begged for his forgiveness. It’s just a short reminder to all of you working so hard in life. We should not let time slip through our fingers without having spent some time with those who really matter to us, those close to our hearts. Do remember to share that $100 worth of your time with someone you love? If we die tomorrow, the company that we are working for could easily replace us in a matter of days. But the family and friends we leave behind will feel the loss for the rest of their lives. And come to think of it, we pour ourselves more into work than to our family.

Some things in life are more important….

by Coach Muller

3 Good Reasons To Sit Close Your Eyes and Meditate

Meditating isn’t easy. Instead of sitting on the floor cross-legged for half an hour, you probably want to be tweaking your fantasy football team, working through your Netflix cue, crossing things off the to-do list. Yet, new studies show that meditating could be just as good for you as those obviously relaxing and productive activities, plus offer surprising, cool mind, body, and health benefits. Take a few minutes a day to focus on one thing — a mantra, a word, or your own breath; basically, anything but that to-do list — and you’ll benefit in these ways.

Feel Less Pain
Researchers put healthy participants in an MRI to see how their brains light up when they experience pain, and how meditation could change their evaluation of that pain. After only four days, meditation during pain was found to reduce the participants’ rating of unpleasantness by 57 percent, and also decreased the intensity by 40 percent. How? Meditation-induced reductions in pain were associated with increased activity in the areas involved with cognitive processing and reframing the contextual evaluation of sensory events — meaning the pain you feel can be reframed in your brain as less terrible, and more tolerable.

Control Anxiety
Meditate, and you’ll stress less in the moment, and you may be able to also stop yourself from worrying about the future, according to recent research. Nearly a hundred patients with Generalized Anxiety Disorder (a disorder characterized by chronic worry and physiological hyperarousal symptoms), were trained in a type of meditation called Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction. After eight weeks, without adding any traditional cognitive therapy, their anxiety and distress levels went down. The study’s takeaway: If you can learn from mediation that thoughts are just thoughts, and physical sensations are just physical sensations, you can more easily shut down the anxiety-causing negative self-talk about those feelings.

Furthermore, participants in the study who had to do public speaking (perhaps the world’s greatest anxiety-inducer) even showed more confidence, saying things more often like “I can handle everything” rather than the self-sabatoging, “I’ll probably bomb anyway.”

Be Happier
This year, a Johns Hopkins professor did an analysis of 47 of the best existing mediation studies on more than 3,500 participants. He found that meditation provided as much relief from depression symptoms as antidepressants. And unlike drugs, which can come with a host of unpleasant side effects — drowsiness, reduced sex drive — meditation has never been shown to have any risk or negative side effects. Well, other than a little flack from your friends.

– Sarah Z. Wexler

A Clever Dog (Story About Work)

A Clever Dog
A  butcher watching over his shop is really surprised when he saw a dog coming inside the shop. He shoos him away. But later, the dog is
back again.

So, he goes over to the dog and notices he has a note in his mouth. He takes the note and it reads “Can I have 12 sausages and a leg of lamb, please. The dog has money in his mouth, as well.” The butcher looks inside and, lo and behold, there is a ten dollar Note there. So he takes the money and puts the sausages and lamb in a bag, placing it in the dog’s mouth. The butcher is so impressed, and since it’s about closing time, he decides to shut up shop and follow the dog. So off he goes.

The dog is walking down the street when he comes To a level crossing. The dog puts down the bag, jumps up and presses the button. Then he waits patiently, bag in mouth, for the lights to turn. They do, and he walks across the road, with the butcher following him all the way.

The dog then comes to a bus stop, and starts looking at the timetable.
The butcher is in awe at this stage. The dog checks out the times, and then sits on one of the seats provided. Along comes a bus. The dog
walks around to the front, looks at the number, and goes back to his seat.

Another bus comes. Again the dog goes and looks at the number, notices it’s the right bus, and climbs on. The butcher, by now, open-mouthed, follows him onto the bus. The bus travels through the town and out into the suburbs, the dog looking at the scenery.

Eventually he gets up, and moves to the front of  the bus. He stands on 2 back paws and pushes the button to stop the bus. Then he gets off, his groceries still in his mouth. Well, dog and butcher are walking along the road, and then the dog turns into a house. He walks up the path, and drops the groceries on the step. Then he walks back down the path, takes a big run, and throws himself against the door. He goes
back down the path, runs up to the door and again, it throws himself against it. There’s no answer at the house, so the dog goes back down
the path, jumps up on a narrow wall, and walks along the perimeter of the garden. He gets to the window, and beats his head against it several times, walks back, jumps off, and waits at the door.

The butcher watches as a big guy opens the door, and starts abusing the dog, kicking him and punching him, and swearing at him.
The butcher runs up, and stops the guy. “What in heaven’s name are You doing? The dog is a genius. He could be on TV, for the life of me!” to which the guy responds: “You call this clever? This is the second time this week that this stupid dog’s forgotten his key.”

Reflection:
Looks like some, people will never be satisfied with what they’ve got.
When it comes to the work place, Employers do not know how to appreciate their people who have served them loyally through the years. I’ve seen companies lose good people for the simple fact their leaders failed to show appreciation.

Employers with big egos enjoy the fact that they have more power and authority than others. They show, in the way they give orders and directions, that they think they are superior. They get a kick out of displaying this superiority. People who do this are fools, and everyone but them knows it.

They are never satisfied because they could not be satisfied even if their people perform well. They don’t listen to the opinion and ideas of their subordinates.

Why? Because of their stupid pride and insecurity. People of this kind will never be satisfied. Why? Because they are so busy wrapped up in
themselves and, fact is, the self can never be satisfied. Happy and productive people are always those who are “others-centered” rather than “self- centered.” The greatest idea of leadership is not someone who throws his weight around.

His joy is derived from delivering a job that others benefit from his contribution. Aim for service and success will follow….

Madam sabi

A Beautiful Way OF Looking at Things.

A Beautiful Way Of Looking At Things
A Father was reading a magazine and his little daughter every now and then distracted him. To keep her busy, he tore one page on which was printed the map of the world. He tore it into pieces and asked her to go to her room and put them together to make the map again.

He was sure she would take the whole day to get it done. But the little one came back within minutes with perfect map……When he asked how she could do it so quickly, she said, “Oh…. Dad, there is a man’s face on the other side of the paper….. I made the face perfect to get the map right.” She ran outside to play leaving the father surprised.

MORAL OF THE STORY: There is always the other side to whatever you experience in this world. Whenever we come across a challenge or a puzzling situation, look at the other side…. You will be surprised to see an easy way to tackle the problem.

Credit: Madam Sabi

Boko Haram: The Government, The Politics, The security and The Causalties

Happenings within Nigeria in recent days have fuel the hunger for truth in me and the need to write this was born.

I will like to make some clarity to my readers about what I am writing. All am writing are based on what I have heard, see and read about the insurgency in my beloved country Nigeria.

  1. This write up is not a political write up and should not be regard as one.
  2. This write up is not a religious write up and should not be regard as one.
  3. This write up is not a target on an individual or group of people.
  4. This write up is not to undermine the leadership and follower-ship of this Nation.
  5. I use the term government in this write up and what I mean by the term government include:
    1. All political parties (APC, APGA, PDP etc.).
    2. All Nigerians (regardless of region or state)
    3. All religious organization (Christians, Muslims, African traditional religious practitioners, Atheist)  
    4. The three arms of Government.
    5. The leaders and lead.

Prologue

Boko Haram as a group come into existence in 2002 and I quote from the book POWER, POLITICS and DEATH by Olusegun Adeniyi “The history of the sect can easily be traced to 2002 with Muhammad Yusuf, a native of Jakusko in Yobe State, as its spiritual leader and founder. His rise from relative obscurity to prominence in the Salafi Islamic religious circle (Wahabites) derived from the fact that he was a close disciple of the late Sheikh Jaafar Adam”. The violence of the group come to prominence on the night of 26 September, 2009 when many churches, police stations, prisons and houses where attacked in Maiduguri, Bauchi and kano where attacked. In Maiduguri a four day battle with the sect went until the capture of the sect leader Mohammed Yusuf by the army and he was then handed over to the Police who letter killed him and the police reported on a breaking news on NTA around 6:30 to 7:00pm that he was killed in an exchange of gun fire. Pictures of the late Mohammed Yusuf with hand cuffs and bandages make waves in Maiduguri as well as the videos of his interrogation which rises question as to how can someone who have hands bandaged from gunshot and still in handcuff be killed in an exchange of gunshot? Investigation into the extrajudicial killings in Maiduguri of Mohammed Yusuf and other who are believed to be members of the sect and were killed extra judicially by some human right group went on.

Note: What I write here are my views opinion.

 BOKO HARAM

This is a sect of individual who are against western education under the leadership of Mohammed Yusuf. The group are known to the people of Maiduguri and it is no hidden secret about their belief that western education is sin. The leader of this group late Mohammed Yusuf was in 2009 killed by the Nigerian police force and said he was killed in exchange of gun fire. The sect went silent and when the people of Borno state are forgetting about the sect a rumor that boko haram are coming to avenge the killing of Mohammed Yusuf under the leadership of his assistant Abubakar Shekau and a question strike me “where was Shakau all this while?”. Then on the set day some police stations where attacked and since then the insurgency in this nation have taken a new look and dimension. Nigerians never for one day thought that such will happen. Killing people without objectives, attacking schools and killing and abduction of secondary school girls, attacking security structures, motor parks, churches, mosques. Now the question is the Boko haram under Mohammed Yusuf was not faces and this present boko haram is faceless now the question is are they the same group? All Nigerians have distance themselves from the group then big question WHO ARE THOSE ASSOCIATING WITH THEM??????

THE GOVERNMENT

The government (i.e as I have outline them above what made up the government) of this nation has failed itself in many areas. We have fail in the area of being our brothers keepers, we have fail in looking out for one another. We as a nation always admire other nations outside Africa, yet they never think of it this way, it is the people that makes a nation and not the nation that make the people. England, USA, Spain, Germany etc all this nation are what they are because the people make the nation what it is. This nation right from independence have being fighting itself from within and the civil war for example. We always talk in the and view our problems in the following ways: Christian, Muslim, North, South and East so also it has the basis of our elections our appointments into key offices. When the boko haram started many said is a North thing, some an Islam thing yet we did not sit as a nation to tackle the issues as one Nigerian and now it has become a national problem. We as a nation have to be united and stand strong. We need to know that we are having an internal battle and we need to stop fighting this internal battle from outside. Just few selfish one should not hold our nation to ransom. Why has the Government not being able to prosecute those suspected to be behind? Why do we always have crises(either as bomb blast or gun attack or communal clashes) in the nation when our FEC approve large sum of money?

THE POLITICS

Since the vicious attack by the boko haram sect our political parties politicised the issue it is either PDP or APC behind boko haram, it is either the present leaders or the past leaders or even those planning campaign that are the sponsors of Boko haram. For how long as a nation are we going to continue pointing accusing fingers at one another when we know the truth (my choice of the word truth instead of fact is deliberate because a fact might not be true) on ground as to the who, why, where, when and how of boko haram. We should put politics, religion, region aside and fight the insurgence as nation, let all those accused of being the sponsors of boko haram be handed over to an international criminal court for investigation not having them giver of press conferences. It is time we stop this PDP APC politics with the lives of Nigerians all in the name of power struggle.

THE SECURITY

The security of the nation is a failure (in respect to boko haram insurgence) because this is a nation known for its landmark mark achievements in military infantry with the ECOMOG peace keeping in various African countries yet in can tackle boko haram. Why did the security force of this nation arrested Mohammed Yusuf and his followers when they sent an open letter about their plans to attack Borno State? It is so surprising to me that with all the news in the Nigerian mass media about the arrest of top boko haram commanders (e.g Kabiru Sokoto, Abu Dada) and member yet none of them have an idea as to who are sponsoring them, what happen to intelligent gathering, what happen to the security monitoring the activities of suspected individuals as regard to boko haram. Yes gruella warfare is the most difficult because your fighting an unknown enemy. The present boko haram use to be faceless but since the kidnapping of the chibok girls. They are no more faceless because the set a camp in sambisa forest and with this they are no more faceless and can be isolated and arrested (yes the forest can be surrounded). They are not faceless any more so why is our security apparatus not prosecuting anyone?

THE CASUALTY

Who are the casualties of the insurgence and I can emphatically say the poor innocent masses. Since 2009 thousands of people have died from gunshot, planted bombs, suicide bombers and trauma. Many died at religious gathering, some motor parks, some in security structures, some on the way. The sponsors and sympathizers of boko haram have not yet felt the pain being inflicted on the poor masses. For those that have lost their loved once, family and friends, business and many that have survive the attacks are but not without scares some are crippled and handicapped because of the insurgence. Those abducted by the sect are force to start a new life they are not accustomed to the pain those kidnapped girls are passing through, the indoctrination and brainwashing. The casualties are people like me and you who are courageous to speak about the unsaid truth about the sect and thereby became open target (who knows if a bomb will explode around me because of this write up) the casualties are the Nigerian masses who find themselves attacked as they go about their daily activities.

 

This are some question I will like you to ponder upon.

  1. Where was Abubakar Shakau after the death of Mohammed Yusuf?
  2. Why did the police lie about the death of Mohammed Yusuf?
  3. Why do those in leadership always want us to fight one another (either in the name of religion, ethnicity, belief and region)?
  4. Why do bomb always blast or any insurgency when government have approved or loan millions to billions of dollar (eg when the Government approve money for National identity card some years back there was a major bomb blast and when the world bank loan money to make water accessible to all the chibok girls got kidnapped) are this event diversion/distraction of attention?
  5. How do boko haram fuel their cars, get supply of food and ammunition?
  6. Why are those suspected to be sponsors not being handed over to international court?
  7. When will our nation be united?

Joke

A father decided to take his son abroad to learn English because it has proven to be impossible in Nigeria. He took him to a language school in UK and demanded that the school should have him stay with a host family (An English family).

After 6 months, the father decided to pay his son a surprise visit. He called the school, got the host family’s address and dropped there without notice.

When he rang the door bell, an English lady in her 40’s answered the door.

ENGLISH LADY: Hello, how may I help you?

FATHER: Hello, I am Adamu’s father. I’m here to see my son.

ENGLISH LADY: Hi, I’m his host mother. I will get him for you. The host mother turned and shouted, “Adamu, ka zo ga Babanka ya zo!”(Which means Adamu come your father is here)

The Wise Teacher And The Jar

There was once a very wise teacher, whose words of wisdom students would come from far and wide to hear. One day as usual, many students began to gather in the teaching room. They came in and sat down very quietly, looking to the front with keen anticipation, ready to hear what the teacher had to say.

Eventually the teacher came in and sat down in front of the students. The room was so quiet you could hear a pin drop. On one side of the teacher was a large glass jar. On the other side was a pile of dark grey rocks. Without saying a word, the teacher began to pick up the rocks one by one and place them very carefully in the glass jar (Plonk. Plonk.) When all the rocks were in the jar, the teacher turned to the students and asked, ‘Is the jar full?’ ‘Yes,’ said the students. ‘Yes, teacher, the jar is full’.

Without saying a word, the teacher began to drop small round pink pebbles carefully into the large glass jar so that they fell down between the rocks. (Clickety click. Clickety click.) When all the pebbles were in the jar, the teacher turned to the students and asked, ‘Is the jar now full?’ The students looked at one another and then some of them started nodding and saying, ‘Yes. Yes, teacher, the jar is now full. Yes’.
Without saying a word, the teacher took some fine silver sand and let it trickle with a gentle sighing sound into the large glass jar (whoosh) where it settled around the pink pebbles and the dark grey rocks. When all the sand was in the jar, the teacher turned to the students and asked, ‘Is the jar now full?’

The students were not so confident this time, but the sand had clearly filled all the space in the jar so a few still nodded and said, ‘Yes, teacher, the jar is now full. Now it’s full’.

Without saving a word, the teacher took a jug of water and poured it carefully, without splashing a drop, into the large glass jar. (Gloog. Gloog.) When the water reached the brim, the teacher turned to the students and asked, ‘Is the jar now full?’ Most of the students were silent, but two or three ventured to answer, ‘Yes, teacher, the jar is now full. Now it is’.

Without saying a word, the teacher took a handful of salt and sprinkled it slowly over the top of the water with a very quiet whishing sound. (Whish.) When all the salt had dissolved into the water, the teacher turned to the students and asked once more, ‘Is the jar now full?’ The students were totally silent. Eventually one brave student said, ‘Yes, teacher. The jar is now full’. ‘Yes,’ said the teacher ‘The jar is now full’.
The teacher then said: ‘A story always has many meanings and you will each have understood many things from this demonstration.

Discuss quietly amongst yourselves what meanings the story has for you. How many different messages can you find in it and take from it?’
The students looked at the wise teacher and at the beautiful glass jar filled with grey rocks, pink pebbles, silver sand, water and salt. Then they quietly discussed with one another the meanings the story had for them. After a few minutes, the wise teacher raised one hand and the room fell silent.

The teacher said: ‘Remember that there is never just one interpretation of anything. You have all taken away many meanings and messages from the story, and each meaning is as important and as valid as any other’.
And without saying another word, the teacher got up and left the room.

The Travelling Angels

Two traveling angels stopped to spend the night in the home of a
wealthy family. The family was rude and refused to let the angels
stay in the mansion’s guest room. Instead the angels were given a
space in the cold basement.

As they made their bed on the hard floor, the older angel saw a hole in the wall and repaired it. When the younger angel asked why, the older angel replied…”Things aren’t always what they seem.”

The next night the pair came to rest at the house of a very poor, but very hospitable farmer and his wife. After sharing what little food they had the couple let the angels sleep in their bed where they could have a good night rest.

When the sun came up the next morning the angels found the farmer
and his wife in tears. Their only cow, whose milk had been their sole income, lay dead in the field.

The younger angel was infuriated and asked the older angel, “How
could you have let this happen? The first man had everything, yet you helped him”, she accused. “The second family had little but was willing to share everything, and you let their cow die!”

“Things aren’t always what they seem”, the older angel replied. “When we stayed in the basement of the mansion, I noticed there was gold stored in that hole in the wall. Since the owner was so obsessed with greed and unwilling to share his good fortune, I sealed the wall so he wouldn’t find it. Then, last night as we slept in the farmers bed, the angel of death came for his wife. I gave her the cow instead. Things aren’t always what they seem”.

Moral: Sometimes this is exactly what happens when things don’t turn out the way you expected. If you have faith, you just need to trust that every outcome is always to your advantage. You might not know it until some time later.

Bible Verses for The Difficulties of Life

Bible Verses for The Difficulties of Life

I recently read a short article written by Catherine Marshall of Guideposts Magazine in which she listed 10 Bible verses that we can all use when we really need God’s comfort, peace and assurance. There are many, many other promises and assurances that we can find in Scripture but here is the list that Ms. Marshall created. It is my hope and prayer that some of these passages from the Bible will comfort and help you in some way.

When I need guidance:
“Know him in all your paths, and he will keep your ways straight” (Proverbs 3:6,The Daily Life Bible).

When the answer to prayer seems slow in coming:
“Steady patience is what you need, so that after doing the will of God you may receive what you were promised” (Hebrews 10:36).

When I have sinned and need forgiveness:
“If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness” (1 John 1:9).

When I’m lonely and long to feel Christ’s presence:
“Look! I’m standing at the door and knocking. If any hear my voice and open the door, I will come in to be with them, and will have dinner with them, and they will have dinner with me” (Revelation 3:20).

When I do not feel good enough to be acceptable to God:
“For by grace you have been saved through faith; and this is not your own doing, it is the gift of God—not because of works, lest any man should boast” (Ephesians 2:8,9).

When I am tempted:
“…God is faithful. He won’t allow you to be tempted beyond your abilities. Instead, with the temptation, God will also supply a way out so that you will be able to endure it” (I Corinthians 10:13).

When I need physical strength and good health:
“If the Spirit of him who raised Jesus from the dead dwells in you… he will give life to your mortal bodies also through his Spirit which dwells in you” (Romans 8:11).

When I wonder if God understands what I’m up against:
“But Jesus the Son of God is our great High Priest who has gone to heaven itself to help us; therefore let us never stop trusting Him. This High Priest of ours understands our weaknesses since he had the same temptations we do, though he never once gave way to them and sinned” (Hebrews 4:14, 15).

When troubles multiply:
“… we triumph even in our troubles, knowing that trouble produces endurance, endurance produces character, and character produces hope—a hope which never disappoints us, since God’s love floods our hearts through the Holy Spirit which has been given to us” (Romans 5:3, 5).

How I know there is life after death:
“… I am the one who raises the dead and gives them life again. Anyone who believes in me, even though he dies like anyone else, shall live again. He is given eternal life for believing in me and shall never perish” (John 11:25, 26).

by Coach Muller

Don’t Act Blind: Handwriting On The Wall

A weary mother returned from the store,
Lugging groceries through the kitchen door.
Awaiting her arrival was her 8 year old son,
Anxious to relate what his younger brother had done.

“While I was out playing and Dad was on a call,
T.J. took his crayons and wrote on the wall!
It’s on the new paper you just hung in the den.
I told him you’d be mad at having to do it again.”

She let out a moan and furrowed her brow,
“Where is your little brother right now?”
She emptied her arms and with a purposeful stride,
She marched to his closet where he had gone to hide.

She called his full name as she entered his room.
He trembled with fear – he knew that meant doom!
For the next ten minutes, she ranted and raved
About the expensive wallpaper, and how she had saved.

Lamenting all the work it would take to repair,
She condemned his actions and total lack of care.
The more she scolded, the madder she got,
Then stomped from his room, totally distraught!

She headed for the den to confirm her fears.
When she saw the wall, her eyes flooded with tears.
The message she read pierced her soul with a dart.
It said, “I love Mommy,” surrounded by a heart.

Well, the wallpaper remained, just as she found it,
With an empty picture frame hung to surround it.
A reminder to her, and indeed to all,
Take time to read the handwriting on the wall.

- Author Unknown
Credit: Madam Sabi’s Blog

GREAT ATTITUDE

Once a Bird asked a BEE, After a continuous hard work, you prepare the honey……….
But a man steals the honey.
Do you not feel sad?”
Then the Bee replied, Never……
Because a man can only steal my honey, not the art of making honey….

Amazing ….what a confidence….This bee has not done any MBA but still she is wiser than anyone of us….lets learn the message of life from nature

Ponder On This

Someone has written these beautiful words. Read and try to understand the deeper meaning of them.

1. Prayer is not a “spare wheel” that you pull out when in trouble, but it is a “steering wheel” that directs the right path throughout life.

2. Why is a car’s windshield so large & the rear view mirror so small? Because our PAST is not as important as our FUTURE. So, look ahead and move on.

3. Friendship is like a BOOK. It takes a few seconds to burn, but it takes years to write.

4. All things in life are temporary. If they are going well, enjoy them, they will not last forever. If they are going wrong, don’t worry, they can’t last long either.

5. Old friends are gold! New friends are diamond! If you get a diamond, don’t forget the gold! To hold a diamond, you always need a base of gold!

6. Often when we lose hope and think this is the end, God smiles from above and says, “Relax, sweetheart; it’s just a bend, not the end!”

7. When God solves your problems, you have faith in HIS abilities; when God doesn’t solve your problems, He has faith in YOUR abilities.

8. A blind person asked God: “Can there be anything worse than losing eye sight?” He replied: “Yes, losing your vision!”

9. When you pray for others, God listens to you and blesses them, and sometimes, when you are safe and happy, remember that someone has prayed for you.

10. Worrying does not take away tomorrow’s troubles; it takes away today’s PEACE.

If you enjoyed this, please copy share it. It may brighten someone else’s day too.

RELATIONSHIP CHECK – 10 ESSENTIALS FOR YOUR MARRIAGE

RELATIONSHIP CHECK – 10 ESSENTIALS FOR YOUR MARRIAGE
1. Reserve time for one another at all costs.
2. Spend only what you have — financial stress kills romance.
3. Leave no room for selfishness — be relationship givers and not takers.
4. Make sure the “leave and cleave” principle takes place (Genesis 2:24).
5. Bring your expectations in line with reality — the perfect spouse does not exist.
6. Trust one another and build reasonable boundaries — jealousy and trust rarely co-exist.
7. Avoid alcohol or substance abuse, pornography, gambling, and other potential addictions that will quickly kill your marriage and your life.
8. Be content with having enough — “Give me neither poverty nor riches, but give me only my daily bread” (Proverbs 30:8).
9. Think of your marriage as a marathon — you will need determination and faith to go the distance of a lifetime.
10. Keep Christ at the center and remember His words, “In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world” (John 16:33).

Credit: search Nigeria

RELATIONSHIP CHECK – 10 ESSENTIALS FOR YOUR MARRIAGE

RELATIONSHIP CHECK – 10 ESSENTIALS FOR YOUR MARRIAGE
1. Reserve time for one another at all costs.
2. Spend only what you have — financial stress kills romance.
3. Leave no room for selfishness — be relationship givers and not takers.
4. Make sure the “leave and cleave” principle takes place (Genesis 2:24).
5. Bring your expectations in line with reality — the perfect spouse does not exist.
6. Trust one another and build reasonable boundaries — jealousy and trust rarely co-exist.
7. Avoid alcohol or substance abuse, pornography, gambling, and other potential addictions that will quickly kill your marriage and your life.
8. Be content with having enough — “Give me neither poverty nor riches, but give me only my daily bread” (Proverbs 30:8).
9. Think of your marriage as a marathon — you will need determination and faith to go the distance of a lifetime.
10. Keep Christ at the center and remember His words, “In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world” (John 16:33).

Credit: search Nigeria

The Two Pots

It was a cyclonic season. There was flood everywhere. Many houses drowned in the flood. There was a copper pot and an earthen pot in a house. Both these were washed away in the flood to a river.

An earthen pot

The copper pot called the earthen pot and said, “My friend, you are made of mud. You are so weak. Please, come near me. I’ll save you”. The earthen pot replied, “Thank you for your kindness, my friend. But, let me swim to the bank by myself’. The earthen pot began to swim towards the bank of the river. As the copper pot tried to swim, water got filled into the pot and the copper pot drowned. But earthen pot reached the bank.

MORAL : Weakness is not in appearance.

Credit: Madam sabi’s blog

Thinking Out Of The Box

Many hundreds of years ago in a small Italian town, a merchant had  the misfortune of owing a large sum of money to the moneylender. The moneylender, who was old and ugly, fancied the merchant’s beautiful daughter so he proposed a bargain. He said he would forgo the merchant’s debt if he could marry the daughter. Both the merchant and his daughter were horrified by the proposal.

The moneylender told them that he would put a black pebble and a white pebble into an empty bag. The girl would then have to pick one pebble from the bag. If she picked the black pebble, she would become the moneylender’s wife and her father’s debt would be forgiven. If she picked the white pebble she need not marry him and her father’s debt would still be forgiven. But if she refused to pick a pebble, her father would be thrown into jail.

They were standing on a pebble strewn path in the merchant’s garden. As they talked, the moneylender bent over to pick up two pebbles. As he picked them up, the sharp-eyed girl noticed that he had picked up two black pebbles and put them into the bag. He then asked the girl to pick her pebble from the bag.

What would you have done if you were the girl? If you had to advise her, what would you have told her? Careful analysis would produce three possibilities:

1. The girl should refuse to take a pebble.
2. The girl should show that there were two black pebbles in the bag and expose the moneylender as a cheat.
3. The girl should pick a black pebble and sacrifice herself in order to save her father from his debt and imprisonment.

The above story is used with the hope that it will make us appreciate the difference between lateral and logical thinking.

So what did she do?

The girl put her hand into the moneybag and drew out a pebble. Without looking at it, she fumbled and let it fall onto the pebble-strewn path where it immediately became lost among all the other pebbles.

“Oh, how clumsy of me,” she said. “But never mind, if you look into the bag for the one that is left, you will be able to tell which pebble I picked.” Since the remaining pebble is black, it must be assumed that she had picked the white one. And since the moneylender dared not admit his dishonesty, the girl changed what seemed an impossible situation into an advantageous one.

MORAL OF THE STORY: Most complex problems do have a solution, sometimes we have to think about them in a different ways

(Credit: Madam sabi’s Blog)

20 Unconditional Love Quotes You Need To Read

1) The moment we want to believe something, we suddenly see all the arguments for it, and become blind to the arguments against it. Sometimes love blinds us, other times it let’s us see. – George Bernard Shaw

2) The mind cannot long act the role of the heart. – Francois de La Rochefoucauld

3) True love is like ghosts, which everybody talks about and few have seen. – Francois de La Rochefoucauld

4) Men always want to be a woman’s first love – women like to be a man’s last romance. – Oscar Wilde

5) Love, you know, seeks to make happy rather than to be happy. – Ralph Connor

6) When one is truly in love, one not only says it, but shows it. – Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

7) Hate the sin and love the sinner. – Mahatma Ghandi

8) If you have it, Love, you don’t need to have anything else, and if you don’t have it, it doesn’t matter much what else you have. – James M. Barrie

9) This is the miracle that happens every time to those who really love; the more they give, the more they possess. – Rainer Maria Rilke

10) To be loved for what one is, is the greatest exception. The great majority love in others only what they lend him, their own selves, their version of him. – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

11) Love is that condition in which the happiness of another person is essential to your own. – Robert A. Heinlein

12) You can give without loving, but you can never love without giving. – Robert Louis Balfour Stevenson

13) There is no remedy for love but to love more. – Henry David Thoreau

14) Love has nothing to do with what you are expecting to get — only what you are expecting to give — which is everything. What you will receive in return varies. But it really has no connection with what you give. You give because you love and cannot help giving. – Katharine Hepburn

15) Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil, but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails. – Bible (1 Corinthians 13:4)

16) A loving heart is the beginning of all knowledge. – Thomas Carlyle

17) Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage. – Lao Tzu

18) I have found the paradox, that if you love until it hurts, there can be no more hurt, only more love. – Mother Teresa

19) Love is like war: easy to begin but very hard to stop. – H. L. Mencken

20) You will find as you look back upon your life that the moments when you have truly lived are the moments when you have done things in the spirit of love. – Henry Drummond

 

from everydaypowerblog

Honesty

Patrick, an eager young man entered his prospective boss’s office for an interview.

One thing our company is very particular about is cleanliness. I hope you wiped your shoe on the door mat while coming in? said the boss.

Yes sir, Patrick replied promptly.

The boss continued, One more thing we’re very particular about is honesty. There is no door mat outside!

Moral: No matter what, always stick with the truth. It always pays off.

Madamsabi’s Blog

DEAR MEN

DEAR MEN
You might think she wants your money, your car or even the most expensive of gifts……………

But you really need to understand that the RIGHT WOMAN wants your time, your smile, your HONESTY, as well as your efforts at making her your PRIORITY………

Only then will you unleash the King in you by making her the QUEEN she is meant to be…….

PREPARING TO BECOME A WIFE: TEN (10) TIPS FOR SINGLE WOMAN

Many women dream of that special day. You know the one, where all of the attention is on her in that gorgeous white dress. The flowers, the decorations, the fancy cars and let’s not forget, her Prince Charming. Most women have an idea of what age they will be when Mr. Right asks her to spend the rest of her life with him. She has the colors picked out, the ideal season, the wedding party and even the guest list! To many women, the wedding day is the turning point in her life that will lead to her happily ever after. Many of have focused (let’s be honest) so much time and thought on the wedding such that they have never spent enough time and energy on the most important part Preparing To Become A Wife! Marriage takes work! I am talking about 24/7/365 work! The great thing about the marital covenant is that when you give it your all, you can live Happily Ever After.

1. Develop an intimate relationship with God. You cannot enter into a successful covenant with a husband if you don’t first have one with God. Seek wisdom, study the word, develop a life of prayer and be dedicated to living for God. This will strengthen the marriage covenant when God allows you to walk into that season. A three-cord strand is not easily broken.

2. Master the art of fidelity and trust. No man wants a woman who cannot be faithful or one that turns her neck at every fine man that she sees. Learn to 100% committed prior to a serious courtship. Be happy with what God has blessed you with and cultivate your relationship. It is also important to be a woman of your word. If you promise to do something, be sure to do it!

3. Develop the ability to take care of a home. Ladies, in order to be a great partner in marriage, you must bring the ability to emotionally and physically take care of the house. Learn to set an atmosphere of peace and love. Avoid quarrels when possible. Practice gentleness with others that cross your path.

4. Learn how to cook! My mother once told me that a woman who cannot cook is not cute! We know that men like to eat. Let’s be serious here. We all need to eat to live. Eating out all of the time can become expensive and who doesn’t love a home-cooked meal from time to time. If you cannot do anything beyond boil water, invest in a cookbook. Try one new meal a week and you will quickly improve your cooking skills.

5. Make smart financial decisions. If you desire to marry a man that provides and makes the best decisions for his family, you need to do the same. Smart men don’t want to marry a woman who spends way more than she saves. Work on your budget and be sure to have an emergency fund. Preparing for tomorrow is important. The ability to manage money is important in marriage.

6. Be complete as one. Be comfortable with not having a man in this season. Learn to be happy on your own. Find joy in those things that make you happy. Love what you have and don’t covet what others have. Spend time in your singleness doing the things that you love to do. Travel, find hobbies and do the things that married women tell you that you won’t have time to do when you get married and then become a mother.

7. Learn the art of compromise. Marriage will be about give and take. While you are single, learn that you don’t always have to be right and accept that most things will not always happen your way. Be willing to sacrifice what you want for the benefit and happiness of others. Wives have to compromise many things. The earlier we learn to compromise, the better off we will be in marriage.

8. Be committed to pursuing your dreams and supporting others. It is important to have your own goals and motivations prior to becoming one with your future husbands. The single season is a great opportunity to begin building your career, business or working towards other goals. Learn how to support family and friends in their endeavors as well. When you become a wife, you will have to support your husband’s dreams, possibly at the expense of yours. You must me ok with this level of sacrifice and compromise prior to committing to marriage.

9. Know what submission is and be ready to walk in it. Many people shy away from this discussion. Submission is not equivalent to obedience. Submission is yielding in love. Study God’s design for marriage and understand the role of a wife. In your singleness, God is your husband. Submit yourself to Him. Trust His plan and timing for your life. Seek His guidance in all that you do. Practicing submission now will be the driving force to it being second nature to you once you become a wife.

10. Be holy and feminine in your conduct. Always carry yourself as a classy woman who walks with confidence. Men want a woman they are proud to take home to their families. They want a woman with high self-esteem, one who walks gracefully, respects herself and others around her. Marriage is a sacred bond between God, man and woman. This is a great starting list to help single women prepare.

Eight Things Happy People Have In Common – Family -

Much have been said about money, success, blah blah and blah. Sometimes little is said about happiness which is the most important thing in life. So I went digging for things that happy people do as a routine because to me life is all about happiness and its pursuit. This is what I found out in times magazine, enjoy:
University of California professor Sonja Lyubomirsky details the things research shows the happiest people have in common.
So here is the list, enjoy
1.They devote a great amount of time to their family and friends, nurturing and enjoying those relationships.

2.They are comfortable expressing gratitude for all they have.

3. They are often the first to offer helping hands to coworkers and passersby.

4. They practice optimism when imagining their futures.
5. They savor life’s pleasures and try to live in the present moment.

6. They make physical exercise a weekly and even daily habit.
7. They are deeply committed to lifelong goals and ambitions (e.g., fighting fraud, building cabinets, or teaching their children their deeply held values

8.Last but not least, the happiest people do have their share of stresses, crises, and even tragedies. They may become just as distressed and emotional in such circumstances as you or I, but their secret weapon is the poise and strength they show in coping in the face of challenge.
Having said it all, now you know. Happiness is your right don’t let anyone take it from you, not even your spouse.
Nairaland.

Tips and Tricks to Increase Laptop’s Battery life

Tips and Tricks to Increase Laptop’s Battery life
You may do practically anything on a contemporary laptop computer, but their innovative features debilitate battery life to the extent that you are able to merely get a couple of hours out of it in a lot of cases.

One of most important part of laptop is its battery and plays an important role in the improvement in the performance of the laptop. Every precaution must be taken in order to ensure complete maintenance of the battery of the laptop and here are some ways to increase laptop battery life.

Tips and Tricks to Increase Laptop’s Battery Life

1. Darken your screen:
The screen constitutes among the most power-hungry components of the laptop. It calls for serious amounts of battery power to maintain your display appearing clear and luminous. Preserving this power is merely a motion of turning the brightness level low. 

The screen brightness level button is normally situated as a 2nd part of one of the F keys, and is corresponded by a small sunlight symbol with upward and downwards images. To apply it, just hold down the right function key then select up or down.

2.Use Updated Softwares:
It is very good to have a updated operating system and also a updated version of any software you intend using on the computer, this is because old version of software tend to take a lot of power than the updated version, this has not been totally proved but it not good to leave any stone unturned, so if you can have your computer’s OS updated and software please do.
3.Wrong Adaptor:
Using the wrong adaptor can damage your battery when the adaptor don’t supply the necessary or recommended power to your battery cell it makes your battery bend rules to serve and the adverse effect of these is not usually funny because the adaptor which is not the recommended adaptor supplies low power to the battery which is not a good sign and you should avoid that. 

Always buy a charger that is recommended by the manufacturer which supplies the same volts as the adaptor that came with the laptop.

4.Modify power settings:
Windows Vista has several outstanding power features, which enable you to squeeze out the most proficient performance when you are plugged into the mains, and optimize battery life while on the move. Type power options into the Start Search box and select Power saver from the list. 

The Windows Mobility Center has further techniques for economizing battery life. These include settings for powering off the monitor and kicking into sleep mode more rapidly.

5. Don’ let the laptop overheat:
This is one of the most important points because sometimes the laptop goes into overheating mode and this severely impacts the laptop’s battery performance. Hence always make sure that the laptop is properly ventilated. Don’t use the laptop while sitting on the bed. 

These are special tables that are available and can be used. The best part about these small tables is that beneath the laptop special holes are provided that lets the air passes on easily and the laptop is not overheated.

6. Turn off Wi-Fi
Among the greatest battery sappers constitutes the wireless networking capacities built into most laptops. Wi-Fi debilitates the battery from perpetually absorbing power from the battery and, while not online, searching networks. 

Once you are using your laptop computer away from the power grid, the likeliness is you are outside from wireless networks, therefore you’ll be able to turn this device off. Numerous laptops have got a function button that enables you to switch off the wireless adapter manually to spare yourself the needless waste, only older laptops frequently do not have this. 

Whenever this is the case, simply go to the Control Panel, access the Network Connections menu and disable your wireless connection manually.

7.Hibernate your Laptop:
Hibernating your laptop is far better than making your laptop sleep because sleeping still makes use of the battery to. So always try to hibernate your laptop then using the sleep mode.

8.Eject your disc drives:
Having a disc spinning around in the drive constitutes a large drain upon resources, and numerous programs constantly do this. Just kick out your discs before you alternate to battery power to acquire critical additional minutes from your work day.

So these were some Proven Tricks and tips that will help you to Increase your laptop’s Battery life. Try it yourself to feel the Difference

writen by Ibrahim Gana Malgwi

Be Polite

Please enjoy this little story I got from a friend:
“When I was a kid, Mum liked to make food for dinner & I remember one night in particular when she had made dinner after a long, hard day at work.

On that evening, Mum placed a plate of bread, jam and extremely burned biscuits in front of my dad.

I remember waiting to see if anyone noticed! Yet, all my dad did was reach for his biscuit, smiled at my Mum and asked me how my day was at school.

I don’t remember what I told him that night, but I do remember hearing my Mum apologize to my dad for burning the biscuits.

And I’ll never forget what he said: “Honey, I love burned biscuits.”

Later that night, I went to kiss Daddy good night and I asked him if he really liked his biscuits burned. He wrapped me in his arms and said, “Your mum had a long hard day at work today and she’s really tired. And besides… A burnt biscuit never hurt anyone but harsh words do!”

You know, life is full of imperfect things…and imperfect people. I’m not the best. What I’ve learned over the years is that learning to accept each others faults and choosing to celebrate each others differences, is one of the most important keys to creating a healthy, growing and lasting relationship.

So…please pass me a biscuit. And yes, the burnt one will do just fine!

And please pass this along to someone who has enriched your life…I just did!

Life is too short to wake up with regrets…

Love the people who treat you right and have compassion for the ones who don’t.

ENJOY LIFE NOW – IT HAS AN EXPIRY DATE”

writen by Ibrahim Gana Malgwi

Who You Should Date

I have always said this to people; it’s not about what someone says about you when the going is good, it’s more about what they say about you when it goes sour. A man or woman you are in a relationship with can say every good thing to you; what is that person saying in your absence? Now that it’s over, have you suddenly turned to a cheap girl, prostitute, sex pervert…? It only shows you he/she never loved you. Whenever you meet a man or woman who does not take pleasure in discussing the ex, that’s the person to stick with. But when you have him/her always saying negative things about the ex, better run for your dear life.
Guys are fond of this; a girl leaves you for another, she suddenly becomes a cheap commodity. You tried dating/marrying her but failed and she turns to a prostitute who is not up to your class. Ah ah, na only you waka come? Chill bro because only empty heads believe all that crap about her. You failed to marry her probably because you didn’t hit the right button to her innermost heart; you failed to date her, don’t worry; your own woman will come. Don’t put her down because she is a princess to another whose kind of love she wants.
Girl, don’t hate the guy because after dating him for five years, he left you for another; he knows what he wants in marriage and because you are not what he wants, he had to go for another. It hurts, but don’t hold it against him because he can’t see his future bleak with you and walk into it all in the name of “I love her”. You are not for him, your own man is on the way.
Written by: Amara

writen by Ibrahim Gana Malgwi

Women Are The Most Wonderful Creatures

Women are the most wonderful creature I have
seen on Earth, but am yet to understand why
some men are busy finding faults upon faults on
them.
Ok, lets look at them this way and tell me if am
lying 1) Women are the only creature that can change
their original surname just for the sake of love.
2) They are most easiest creature to convince. 3)
They are the only creature that loves from the
bottom of their heart. 4) They are the creature
that can prefer to go to bed with an empty stomach, just to make sure
that their children feeds well.
5) They are the only creature on Earth that cries
very easily, just to expose their inward
disposition. 6) They are always awake even at the
dead of the night just to make sure that their children are
protected.
7) They can even sell out their cloths just to buy
food for their children, and also see them smiling.
8) They are always ready to sacrifice their lives
just to save the lives of their children. 9) They are always in the kitchen inhaling the
smoke without complaining, just to prepare
something for their children and husband to eat.
10) They are the only creature that can abandon
their biological family and start up a new home
with a stranger. 11) Even when they are battling with the pains of
pregnancy, yet, they are busy looking after their
husbands and children. e.t.c
Infact! Mmmuahh! Just a Kisssssssss for all my
wonderful
female friends! Indeed, am glad to have you all!

NAHASH

NAHASH!

I wish I have a voice over this Nation like Baba Adeboye and Daddy Oyedepo and Papa Ayo Oritsejafor and Daddy Kumuyi and Daddy Okonkwo!

What will I do with it? I will raise it in a Trumpet call to the North, the South, the East and the West of the Land and summon THE BODY to meet me at the City Centre in Maiduguri on a set day, from sunrise to sun set, without police or soldiers on guard!

What will we gather for? To plead with Heaven for our Nation. To roll back the hordes of Hell and seal with Christ’s Eternal Blood the gates of Horror opened against our Land; To disconnect our Governmental Leaders from the hold of the powers of Darkness that have their minds in chains; to open the portals of Heaven for a rain off righteousness upon our Land!

“Nahash, king of the Ammonites came up, and encamped against Jabeshgilead…”

I Samuel 11:1

But Jabeshgiliead was too terrified to fight. So the people caine up with a resolution, They sent a powerful delegate to dialogue with Nahash and negotiate a honorable term of National surrender to that vicious being called Nahash! The situation was tense and critical. The Elders of jabeshgilead, the Men! said to Nahash:

We Surrender! We will serve you as slaves Please let us sign a pact to that effect! (vslb)

Hear the reply:

And Nahash the Ammorite answered, on this condition will I accept your surrender (vs 2)

What condition?

That I will pluck out the right eye of every one of you and lay it out before you and your God for a reproach upon Israel (vs 2)

The word Nahash means SERPENT! What is the serpent saying in Chibok? Or are we still pretending?

Confronted with this demonic proposal, the Elders of Jabeshgilead sent to Nahash, saying:

Give us seven days to send your message to our brethren in the south, in the west and in the east; our brethren in Lagos and in Port. Harcourt and Wairi and Ibadan and unto all the coasts of Israel; If no one rises for our help after seven days, then you can have our right eyes and carry them to the forest of Sambisafor an eternal reproach upon the Church of God in Nigeria and upon our Leaders! The message got to Gibeah and all the people lifted up their voices and cried! They were all alarmed! ‘Wow non 11sf.,

The message got to Gibeah and all the people lifted up their voices and cried! They were all alarmed! “How can this happen,” they said. But they remained in their comfort zone and preached nice and sad sermons on the case! They didn’t want to be involved in “politics”!

But Saul came from the farm and met everyone crying. He asked what happened and was told of the Boast of the Serpent! How he appeared on television and disdained the God of lsnael!

“Saul said, what aileth the people that they weep? And they told him the tidings of the men of

North Eastern Nigeria…”

(vs 5)

“And the spirit of God came upon Saul when he heard those tidings, end his anger was kindled greatly.” (vs 6)

Some Reverend gentlemen are never angered by anything! They play it cool all the time, even when God weeps!

 

Saul’s anger was kindled! Then he did something completely strange! lie grabbed some bulls, killed them and cut them into pieces and tent all of the pieces by the hands of messengers to all the coasts of Israel saying: Whosoever come not forth after me and Samuel as we march on Maiduguri City Centre, that Christian man or woman is in big trouble!

That message went alt through the coasts of Israel like whirlwind and caught up with the message of terror earlier sent from Nahash and melted the fear of death from the peoples’ heart!

“And the fear of the Lord fell on the people, and they came out with one consent…” (vs 7)

Let our fathers callus out. Let them summon us to Maiduguri City Centre, and we shall be there! All of us—North, South, West and East!

It is those whom God has given the Voice that can call! Saul was newly anointed Leader over Israel when that incident happened. Samuel was the Prophet of God in the Land. They were the ones with the Voice of Summon to Summon!

Let our Fathers, our Leaders, the ones we have followed to do anything they had asked us to do in the past, let them call us now. We will follow them!

To where should they call us? To Maiduguri City Centre! Why Maiduguri instead of Redemption Camp or Canaan Land for example? Because for this purpose, Redemption camp, Canaan Land and other such places in the sonth are symbols of our corporate retreat in the face of Nahash’s challenge! For this purpose, theyare our fortified city of escape white the Nation bums!

And fear of the LORD fell npon3he-people and they came out with one consent”

Let us come out! Out to the field! Out to where Nahash is about to complete his 40 days and 40 nights of serpentine ranting against the God of our covenant!

About 330,000 people responded to the summon of the Spirit. And message was sentto Jabeshgilead:

“Tell our people at Jabeshgilead, Tomorrow, by THAT TIME THE SUN BE HOT YOUSHALL HAVE HELP! (vs 9)

When will we have help in the North East? Is it until the SERPENT, Nahash have our right eyes as eternal reproach upon the Church?!

“Then Mordecai answered Esther, Think not with yourself that you shall escape in Lagos or Port-Harcourt or

Warn or Ibadan or Enugu more then all the brethren in the North East For you altogether hold your peace AT THIS TIME, then shall there enlargement and deliverance arise to the North-East and to our Nation and the people FROMANOTHER PLACE” Esther 4:13,14

 It is for a time such as this that God places Leaders over his church. Let our Leaders callus now. Not just for what have happened and are happening, but for what MAY STILLHAPPEN if we don’t arise now!

“And it was so on the morrow, that Saul put the people in three companies; and they came into the midst of the host in the morning watch, and slew the Anunonites until the heat of the day: and it came to pass, that they which remained were scattered, so that two of them were not left together.

I Samuel 11:11

Let our Fathers call us out. We need their summon for us to arise. We need theft courage to make us stand. We need their voice to fire us! Just one day for a mighty cry to the True and Living God! One day to discomfit the hosts of Darknoss! ohe slay to let our Nation know that there is a God in Nigeria.

You are our Fathers, our Leaders at a time such as this. This generation will never forget your names, EITHER WAY!

 Source: Fragrance From source Gospel Ministy

http://www.sourcegospel.net

Enlightenment

Ignorance is worst disease they say but must of us take it to be a popular nonsense. but in reality interplay its one such true word and explicit phenomena. we engage in practices traditions doctrines and rituals without a proper understanding of their supernatural implications on our souls. adherents or disciples of such deities use cunning ways and methods to their actual ceremony or worship. its a pity that we allow ourselves to be played by people that are of no value. It is imperative  that we stay on guard support our intellect and question any strange phenomena which we deem un-understandable to us and seek enlightenment, for it is knowledge that guides our perception and acceptance of the unknown nonsense been popularized. We shouldn’t let ourselves to fall for an unjust course, we should be agents of change and affect our society both physically and intellectually. its our duty to protect promote and practice honesty  and encourage it too. PAMA LINUS…

MY LAMENTATIONS

#BringOurGirlsBack – MY LAMENTATIONS

By Femi Oyebade Jnr.

Everyone saying “Bring ouR girls back”, I’m here screaming “Bring my heart back.” Rihanna’s outfit is saying “Where did your dignity go?” Approximately 276 female students kidnapped from their school, over 250 families in tears, mothers left in pain like going through labour all over again. It could have been your sister or mine. What happened to the country we were told would get better, what happened to the hope they gave us, what happened to the prayers we said, how come we have been left feeling like citizens of a forgotten place? Bombs going off every week, the government saying they’re doing something but we’re dying slowly and decreasing in numbers. Our families walking around in fear, we’re left living to survive like we’re been documented for the African HUNGER GAMES.

The president says “We can’t kill our girls in the name of trying to get them back” but how come it took the awareness of the world to bring about some action? People living on their knees in fear, the green colour that represents our country is turning red and our girls aren’t still back. So somewhere tonight, a mother is in tears and someone my age will go to bed not knowing when next or if he’ll ever see his sister again. When did we let one man, with blood flowing through his veins become God, taking lives like he could give one.

To Boko Haram,
You claim to fight for God but Allah preaches love not hate. Allahu Akbar means “Allah is the greatest”, he doesn’t need you to fight his battles. Your God must be weak to need you to fight for him, your God must be the reflection you see in the mirror. We’re told the devil will come to “kill, steal and destroy”. You have destroyed our land, killed our people and stolen our girls… You’ve abused our girls and made them give birth to choices they never made. You have taken away their independence and their voices as if they are fertile pieces of land with no army to defend it. A woman was made out of a man’s rib. Not from his feet to be walked on. Not from his head to be superior, but from the side to be equal. Under the arm to be protected, and next to the heart to be loved. Bring Back Our Girls, their mothers are waiting to smile again!

19 year old Femi Oyebade Jnr. is a student, writer and lives in the Republic of Ireland.

Women: Men Now Are Not After Sexiness

Are black women sexy? No doubt! When it comes to sexiness sisters have no equal. But can I be honest with you? I’m actually TIRED of sexy black women. Now hear me out on this, please.

Sexiness don’t mean jack snot. Not in the grand scheme of things. Visually appealing, yes. But I can’t eat sexiness. Sexiness won’t help pay these bills or pay off our student loans. Sexiness won’t qualify for a mortgage, or get people to respect you, sexiness wont allow me set my next big business move.

Sexiness won’t help me raise these kids. Neither will it teach my daughters their true worth and value in this world.

We got way too many ‘Sexy’ sisters out here with nothing else to bring to the table. Sexiness is the totality of their package. And that’s WACK!

Most black men looking for a relationship want a USEFUL woman. Visual appeal alone won’t cut it. Besides: there are so many black women competing to be the sexiest, it’s not even a race worth entering.

Can you cook? Do you clean? Do you have mothering skills Do you love your father? Respect him? Respect other black men in general? Have you divested yourself of prior relationship baggage? Can you hold a conversation about REAL world events? And no: Love and Hip Hop doesn’t count!

Do you have a REAL relationship with a REAL God: or do you follow the fake one many Christians have invented for themselves because he’s more tolerable than the actual Truth?

These are the kind of questions discerning men are asking nowadays.

So if sexiness is all you bring to the table, you can keep it. I’d rather have a woman of pure unadulterated SUBSTANCE. And I’m sure I speak for most conscious-thinking brothers out there on this one.

There’s a new breed of black men out there ladies. And we ain’t settling for second best or taking any shorts. Either come correct or go get with the jacks and harries. That’s all many of you are use to dealing with anyway…

written by Ibrahim Gana Malgwi

BLESSING

Originally posted on Im ashamed to die until i have won some victory for humanity.(Horace Mann):

BLESSING (A Thanksgiving Sermon)
A Sermon by Rev. Lawson M. Smith
Preached in Mitchellville, Maryland, October 27, 1978

“Bless the Lord, 0 my soul, and forget not all His benefits” (Psalm 103:2).

In ancient times, when something wonderful happened, it was customary to say, “Blessed be the Lord” in grateful recognition that the Lord is Blessing Itself and the source of all blessings with everyone (see AC 1096, 2486). People spoke in this way to ascribe all good to the Lord and take no credit for themselves. Also, they wanted to speak from the Divine, or from the Lord’s point of view, and not from themselves (see AE 465). Instead of saying, perhaps, “O Lord, I am so grateful for Your great blessings,” they would simply say, “Blessed be the Lord,” or as in Psalm 103, “Bless the Lord, 0 my soul.” In this way they gave thanks and at…

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The Value of Life

Originally posted on Good Time Stories:

Photo Credit: Tax Credits via CC Flickr

Photo Credit: Tax Credits via CC Flickr

All of us have a sense of value about our lives. We like to think that it has a lot of worth and significance for ourselves and towards others. But sometimes, because of difficult and challenging circumstances, we begin to doubt the usefulness of the life that we have been given. Well, today I would like to share the following short story that I found on Indianchild.com, that will help remind you that your life ALWAYS has value…no matter what life throws at you.

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A well known speaker started off his seminar by holding up a $20 bill. In the room of 200, he asked, “Who would like this $20 bill?”

Hands started going up.

He said, “I am going to give this $20 to one of you but first, let me do this.” He proceeded to crumple the dollar bill…

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Tragedy or Blessing

Originally posted on Madamsabi's Blog:

Years ago in Scotland, the Clark family had a dream. Clark and his wife worked and saved, making plans for their nine children and themselves to travel to the United States. It had taken years, but they had finally saved enough money and had gotten passports and reservations for the whole family on a new liner to the United States. The entire family was filled with anticipation and excitement about their new life.

However, seven days before their departure, the youngest son was bitten by a dog. The doctor sewed up the boy but hung a yellow sheet on the Clarks’ front door. Because of the possibility of rabies, they were being quarantined for fourteen days.

The family’s dreams were dashed. They would not be able to make the trip to America as they had planned. The father, filled with disappointment and anger, stomped to the dock to watch the…

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Two Perspections To The Same Situation

Originally posted on Madamsabi's Blog:

Two Women chatting in the office.

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Woman 1: I had a fine evening, how was yours?

Woman 2: It was a disaster.. My husband came home, ate his dinner in 3 minutes and fell asleep. How was yours ?

Woman 1: Oh it was amazing! My husband came home and took me out for a romantic dinner. After dinner we walked for an hour.. When we came home he lit the candles around the house. It was like a fairy tale!

At the same time, their husbands are talking at work.

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Husband 1: How was your evening ?

Husband 2: Great… I came home, dinner was on the table, I ate and fell asleep. What about you ?

Husband 1: It was horrible. I came home, there’s no dinner, they cut the electricity because I forgot to pay the bill; so I took her out for dinner which was…

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Why Does the Sexual-Promiscuity Double Standard Exist?

Originally posted on One Gentleman's Perspective:

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It has been quite some time since we were able to have a look at One Gentleman’s Truth. The goal was to have a post uploaded on a Wednesday, addressing questions asked online or offline, where I then provide a non-politically correct response. However, with the arrival of more personal messages, I privately sent response emails. I decided not to use those particular emails under this page. However, we have a question today that I hear often, especially in this politically correct environment.

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