Seasoning the Seasons with Thyme on Time.

Happy new week friends,

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By now, you are wondering what we are about to cook today.  Never mind, I was cooking this weekend when I realised the importance of thyme in seasoning our various meals so I decided to play with my rhymes.

Whatever the type, thyme is widely used in cooking to add flavour and complement to vegetables, meat, poultry and fish dishes, soups and cream sauces. It’s a basic herb of French cuisine and an integral herb to bouquet garni. It is a rich source of Vitamin A and calcium and a good source of magnesium but like most herbs, it isn’t eaten in large quantities, so it doesn’t make a significant contribution to nutrient intake. Thyme gives a subtle, pleasing flavour to almost any savoury dish.

http://www.bestinseason.ie/a-z/thyme/

According to Solomon, For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven: a time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up what is planted; a time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up; a time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance; a time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together; a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing;

Time, is a temporary interruption in eternity. It is a commodity that can neither be bought nor sold. The only thing you can do with time is to use it. If you don’t use it, you lose it. Time and seasons are instruments of measurement, assessment, planning and perfection.

The understanding of time and season will bring rest and destroy fear and anxiety about the problems of life. It will build patience in you because you will rest assured that everything that has a beginning must have an end.

The better understanding we have of time, the better our chances of measurement, assessment, planning and perfection of our goals.

Since the Life of every man is in phases and seasons it is important to observe, Identify our seasons and maximize all opportunities that come along with each season.

Activities:

  • Acquire much information and knowledge to help you observe different seasons and time. Read and travel wide.
  • Engage in daily meditation to help you connect with your inner self.

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To your Brilliance, Purpose and Excellence!!!!!

 

 

 

This is your moment of power.

Happy new week friends,

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I came across this proverb some years ago and I decided to meditate on it.  “One moment can change a day, one day can change a life, one life can change the world.”

I came to the conclusion that my existence in the world is not a fluke. Whatever I

do, say and every other action of mine are contributors to either, the happiness, downfall, peace, encouragement, of others. So I decided to make every one of my actions count. I decided to weigh all my options before taking decisions and knowing the effect on other people and the contribution to life as a whole.

These actions may seem minute but interestingly, they are key factors to other elements of life.

Emily Dickinson said “The entirety of our lives consists of a series of moments’’ Like I wrote last week, that the person who I am today is as a result of several minutes of the decision I have made. These actions and decisions do not cease, We take them every minute. Hence, we can decide who and where we want to be in the future by deciding to take the right decisions and act wisely from this minute.

I applied this mindset

 to my own life and began to ask myself: If time is precious, how am I bringing the most value to the present moment

Moment to moment counts and then we can connect the dots with several actions we have taken in the past.

We could have several thoughts, future plans, goals, dreams but all these things will be based on WHAT AM I GOING TO DO RIGHT NOW. Yes, I mean this particular minute.

 This is your moment of power. Your decision overrides your emotions, your feelings , your cravings , your interest, the list goes on.

Much of the time, we humans are bored with the present and then our restless minds skips about from past to future concentrating on regrets, planning, expecting, judging.

Decide today to make every moment count. This is your moment of power.

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We are our own little decision- A product of it.

Happy new week friends,

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Looking at myself now, I can’t help but remember a time I used to be really fat. Call it chubby, overweight, rotund or flabby. Anything at all that makes a chair lose its rigidity whenever I am seated on it. I usually felt it when the chair quivered in fear of collapse but then again, what was the work of a chair?

Typical Africans would usually mistake such fat to mean that it was an evidence of good living. Though I refuse to accept that my fat was as a result of such, I recognise the fact that my fat was as a result of little decisions I had taken. The little decision to always eat whenever my mouth felt like it. Little decision to ignore whatever health magazines had to say about late night food.  Those little decisions of ignorance made me into the fat man who every chair was scared to carry. It wasn’t about the money I had to buy all that food. It was all about my little decision to eat this and that whenever.

Later, having realised I didn’t want to be overweight anymore, I set up a health target and took little decisions to burn up fat. I took decisions to eat healthy, to do more body workouts, drink enough water etc. subsequently, those little decisions redefined my body, making me the well-built man I am today.

Whether you know it or not; you, me, every one of us is a product of little decisions we had taken earlier in life. We are at this stage in our lives because of the little decisions we took a day ago, a month ago & a year ago. We do these little things knowingly or unknowingly whereas they transform us.

Think about this; Would Dangote (Africa’s richest man) be Dangote of today if he didn’t take little decisions to invest his time into what we now call Dangote cement? What about Bill Gates? Would he be The World’s richest man today if he didn’t make little decisions to invest his time into what we now call Microsoft? And Mark Zuckerberg? Where would he be today if he didn’t make little decisions to practice coding, programming even though his peers partied all night? We are our own little decision- A product of it.

The simple decision to stay up two hours past bed time to study could do a lot of magic on your grade. The simple decision to start up that small business today could amount to it being the multinational company you had dreamed it to be. Life is about decisions. We all have the power to make us whatever we want and choose to be. We have the power to change or un-change anything in our lives.   It only starts with one thing- A LITTLE DECISION!

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Two heads are better than one

Happy new week friends,

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Some time ago, I was setting up a gym in my apartment. I was happy. You can call it a dream come through as I was proudly buying  almost everything from the dumb bells to the Bar bells & fitting them into a particular room in my house. I was enthusiastic about the gym as I was excited of my  work out every morning before my major activities without the stress of driving to the gym.

After the first few weeks of waking up with passion for my workout session, I began to develop some kind of apathy, lack of interest and zeal to work out. That fire that had burned within me was beginning to quench and working out in my house was becoming boring to me.

My interest deteriorated not because I was not disciplined enough. It wasn’t because I was lazy or because a new study had shown that Nigerian women actually preferred  pot bellied men, but my Interest was lost because I didn’t get that ‘push’, a partner to encourage me.

There wasn’t any partner to remind me  of the goal, to keep me encouraged and share in the pain  & laughter that came with each strained muscle I had from lifting those gym equipment. I was literally tired of being my own motivation!

I kept up with my workouts and games outside the house as I was getting that push from those other friends and workout partners  even though I didn’t know them personally, I knew I wasn’t alone in it!

You must understand that  life is much easier and goals are better achieved when there is that one person, that partner in success, who gives you that ‘push’ to do those things you want to do. No man is an island and for the most part, no one has ever actually done anything alone. People need people to push them off their even when it is obvious  that their need for this ‘push’ must not be mistaken for a lack of discipline.

A lot of people may have the skill, discipline but they don’t have the push. They don’t have that person pushing them to utilize that skill and birth their ideas. You must have been in that situation where you pursed on a particular dream, a goal or even cancelling a particular travel from your bucket list.

Sometimes, we don’t even know our own potentials. We don’t know how good we are at something or the length we can go for something. We think we can never do it or that we are too shy until we have someone who is there  encouraging us, Conquering the obstacles with us and sharing every moment of it with us. That partner serves as our hype man. A support system of some sort and we all need that partner. We all need that push.  If you are still  wondering on all the reasons you need such a partner, consider the one reason C.S Lewis said “two heads are better than one”.

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