I recall a friend saying his shoes served him well because he took exceptional care of them. Shoes? Well, he also claimed that was why his shoes lasted long and “serve” him well.
His shoes indeed always stood out! I once had the opportunity to watch him put away his shoes, when he explained they were always cleaned and polished whenever he returned home for the day, after which he would store them away with shoe shapers and covered up.
Personally I thought that was too much time to invest in shoe servicing! The time and energy he invested though, reflected in the way his shoes always stood out in a crowd. It may well impress potential employers to pick him out.
I have recalled this many times over the years, with thoughts of how one uses things determining what one gets out of it. Investing quality time and energy in relationships for instance helps build long lasting relationships. Likewise abnormal use, that is ab-using anything: using a thing, service or situation for anything other than that which it is designed for results in not getting the best of it or even causing it to be detrimental.
Best to know the purpose for which anything is designed, use it respectfully and not abuse it so it serves one well!
There is a cost to everything and something gives for else to root. Sometimes seen and at times unseen, peace keeping too has a price.
The price is higher the more the chaos
or strain that’s on for far too long.
As best one can it helps to calm
without one being at risk of harm.
It’s therefore wise to weigh the cost
of seeking peace and one’s wellbeing. Kindly stretching to help others
should not result in broken bones.
An infection is contamination by organism(s) that reside in the body or from outside the body. An infection does not always present with symptoms, when it is deemed sub clinical. At other times symptoms are obvious and may result in discomfort, distress or various degrees of impairment in usual functioning.Thoughts, likewise, may show no symptoms of being potentially harmful when well managed. At other times however, they may cause irreversible damage, if allowed into zones they ought not be, like an untreated infection, with the infecting organism(s) going into zones they would normally not be found.
It is therefore needful to guard what thoughts are processed by the mind. A bit of concern about the future would help put plans in place as best as possible, towards a happier and healthier future. Excessive worry however would easily result in not being able to focus on taking the right steps towards what is desired,
Consistent effort in holding onto healthy thoughts and managing infectious thoughts, is needful for a healthy mind and a healthy life!
Healthy thoughts enhances healthy living!
The change in routine with holiday joys resulted in the children disputing what day of the week it was. I was initially certain it was wednesday but my son’s certainty roused doubts, and I wondered if I had got it wrong? One thing was certain the day or date was not going to change whatever anyone chooses to believe.
It brought to mind the certainty of truth in the alleged “post truth” era. A dog will not change into a duck whatever anyone chooses to belief, regardless of the person’s qualification or reputation. A Professor may choose to profess lies for whatever reason, whoever swallows the deceit will suffer the detriment. The onus therefore lies on every individual to seek the truth and hold fast to it, whatever challenge may come.
Believing a sheep to be a lion because of some mass of muddy shaggy wool round its neck, will not make it safe to stay with it in a pen! It is a matter of time before disaster is likely to set in?? Always best to seek the truth as best one can!
A rotten apple with maggots peeping is no one’s choice except something’s amiss. Better to have nought than an unhealthy bite, of that which is bound to induce ill health.
The same may be applied to choices we make, noting decisions will in time bear fruit. Best therefore to determine making a healthy choice always, remembering it always begins with a thought.
I’ve got two apples, a good and a bad. There’s only one choice, life or death, determined by the one I pick. Maggots breed flies, a matter of time. Healthy thoughts enhance healthy living.
At times we’ve already made a bad choice, possibly unaware the maggots were hidden. Once noted please discard, if already bitten please spit it out.
If you are starving and a rotten apple the only choice, trim out the bad and eat the rest. And if decay is too far gone, it’s best to be starve in peace than eat that which will poison through and through.
Divine favour is given, when a good wife’s found, and blessings are conferred by the Father of Light. But man sometimes uncleaves in spirit and in truth, and by default forsaking the blessings conferred.
And when a man uncleaves and seeks other things, drawn away by lusts or worldly deceits, parted from his blessings, challenges abound, he will only finding meaning by seeking the truth.
The way, the truth, the life are only found in Christ: the conqueror of hell n death, the giver of Life. It is only in Him, that peace and joy abound, regardless of what may, come our way on earth.
So when a man uncleaves, from his assignment, life loses meaning and strength faster ebbs. Clinging to his maker is his only chance of finding meaning in living, whatever path is next.
At check in points, before a flight, luggage is checked for weight to be the right, and many factors considered in deciding what goes on board.
It helps to regularly check the weight appropriate for mental space, considering other things that fight for limited room in just one mind.
So, check the weight, the size and type, accepting only if it’s right. Beware as well of toxic things, that may weigh few grams but cause great harm!
Pressured demands with late checking, may cause some items being overlooked. Avoid pressure as best you can, and if there is please still BEWARE!
Who and what’s on board with you on the journey of life? Healthy or toxic association? Please double check!
It may be easier to sit on the brinks, but that may be unfulfilling and not rewarding. Peripheral engagement can be seemly safe but unproductive. Consequently in the long term a waste of time and other valued resources.
Treasure miners if truly seeking treasure and not just get-by wages from an employer, will give their heart and strength to all that’s required for treasure to be unearthed.
Life is full of treasure in different forms to bring delight. Every values different things and the dreams that excite individuals differ widely. There’s a price to pay for dream to be realised, the cost varies for different valuables. One person’s dream may the seemingly unattainable goal of living in a big city, while another longs to visit the moon. Each must be ready to pay the required price, investing time and effort.
Dreams are realised by persevering effort: Dream + persevering (effort) = reality
In reality, lack of effort leaves desires in a dream state: Reality – persevering (effort) = dream
Go for your treasure, what is best for you, not what is designed for another, and with perseverance dreams become reality. Be it spiritual, physical or mental development effort is required to ensure appropriate measures are in place for the required growth.
Don’t dig superficially, dig deep!!
Choking is the mechanical obstruction of the flow of air from the environment to the lungs. (Wikipedia)
Choking may be partial or complete, like seemingly surviving yet struggling mentally or emotionally. Recommended tips for preventing fatal complications, requires help from others with a back slap or strategic manoeuvre.
The victim is not able to self address a complicated state of choking. There are times in life when we are able to forcefully cough out things that attempt to choke mentally or emotionally, and resolve the related distress by our own effort. At other times however, help is needed from others to strategically perform actions to prevent harmful consequences.
It is helpful to have people around us who know what to do when we are in distress. If you are choking unnoticed, have no voice with airway obstruction, do whatever it takes to get help: kick the chair, bang the table, the disruption will hopefully draw someone’s attention to help you out.
For those who know what to do when someone’s choking, please step in quick! Early intervention is key to save a life or lives.