Friday 6 June 2008


I woke up depressed on Tuesday morning. It was such a time that the motivator needed motivation. I wasn’t too happy with myself because I fell short of some mapped out plans. I left the house shortly afterwards and I ran into a physically challenged friend of mine who was on her wheelchair trying to board a bus. I was shocked to find out that she was traveling out of town without a companion. She would require to board three different buses before she would eventually get to her destination and I imagined the stress she would go through before she gets to her destination. She would definitely be at the mercy of fellow passengers and passersby at one point or the other during her trip as she would need assistance. I wished I had some magical powers to make her walk right there and then, or at least travel with her, but alas, all I could tell her was …“God be with you”. Tears welled up in my eyes as I parted with her. It was at that point that I realized my foolishness. I have my two legs and I can walk with them unassisted. All my sense organs are functional. I’m in control of my mind; I can think. I breathe unassisted. I have food and I can eat. I have ears and I can hear. I have mouth and I can speak. I even excrete waste materials seamlessly without having to rely on a dialysis machine. The least I could do is to be grateful for the gift of life, for health, for where I am presently and for the glorious future I’ll inevitably feature in.

Can you fathom the rejection and challenges the lady in question must have had to cope with in the past and the ones she’ll have to cope with for the rest of her life? Can you fathom how dicey the future will look to her especially when it comes to finding a spouse that will marry her? It’s better imagined than experienced.

I don’t know your situation but I’m persuaded that you still have many reasons why you need to adopt the attitude of thankfulness. Some are under intensive care in hospitals at this very moment. Some have lost their minds. Worse still, some are dead as a dodo. But you are alive and sane. Count your blessings. You’re still doing better than many. I bet many will even love to trade places with you.

Be careful always with your reaction(s) to situations as the Law of Attraction also comes to play here. Since people and resources are drawn to where they are valued most, the Universe responds to gratitude by making more of everything we appreciate available to us. If you don’t appreciate what you have, there’s the probability that you can loose it. But if you appreciate what you have, you will inevitably attract what you don’t have but desire with time. Even Oprah Winfrey remarked that “If you can learn to focus on what you have, you will always see that the universe is abundant; you will have more. If you concentrate on what you don’t have, you will never have enough.” Some forethought is necessary.

All your plans will eventually materialize with time. So, wipe your tears. Cheer up! Brace your shoulders and recharge your energies. Keep pushing, water for your thirst is just ahead.

Peace be unto you.

1 comment:

Unknown said...

Your really an inspirational writer, Kudos!!!! just keep the good work going