22 June 2020: 06/21/2020 – Deep reflections on the FATHER’s “SUN”Day. Morning “Online” Prayers and I go out jogging. Hot and Humid in the Sunshine State, but a man has to do what a man has to do. I come back home and take a cold shower. Breakfast and upon, checking my phone, messages have flooded my phone. It is FATHERS Day. Thanks a lot. One “chain” message from several colleagues from across the globe went like this. “Had to do it bro. I Nominate you for the Most loving and hardworking Dad Award. You must send to 15 dads and make their day. Sometimes u just need to hear it. You’re an awesome dad, doing a great job and you’re so loved!”
Now, as a Dad, I’m dedicating this to my Children. In our African Ubuntu, by extension, to all my nieces and nephews, friends and neighbors children, all their friends and anyone below the age of 35. Yes, all the Youth and young and old enough to be my children or indeed anyone who cares to listen to this “Happy Father’s Day” in June 2020.
The first thing you must do is see your destination. Though it sounds ridiculously obvious, the world is filled with people who are striving to get somewhere they haven’t even fully imagined. It’s not enough to desire something different, or to want to get away from where you are. You must be specific about what you do want, and where you do seek to be. Don’t waste time complaining or arguing about what is. Don’t drain all your energy worrying about the problems, challenges and pitfalls. You are, right now, blessed with the near-miraculous power to do great things.
Imagine exactly what those things might be, and put that power to work. If you believe in yourself and have dedication and pride – and never quit, you’ll be a winner. The price of victory is high but so are the rewards. – Paul Bryant When you get into a tight place and everything goes against you, till it seems as though you could not hang on a minute longer, never give up then, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn. – Harriet Beecher Stowe “Correct me, LORD, but only with justice — not in your anger, lest you reduce me to nothing”(Jeremiah 10:24). God is love! God is also Holy and Righteous! If he did not lovingly and tenderly correct us, none of us could survive before His awesome perfection. Yet our God has chosen to give us His undeserved mercy and kindness as He corrects us and molds us to be more like him.
The most authentic thing about us is our capacity to create, to overcome, to endure, to transform, to love and to be greater than our suffering. – Ben OkriEnough to get started. Whether you have a lot to work with or you don’t have very much, there’s one thing you do have. You have enough to get started, so go ahead and take the first step. Whether you know everything there is to know or you know almost nothing, you certainly know enough to get started. Once you’re in motion, you will surely learn a whole lot more. Whatever must be done will not be done by waiting for the perfect conditions. The fact is, you can take the first step, and the step after that, no matter what the conditions may be. The resources, relationships, ideas, knowledge and expertise you seek are all connected to you in some way. To activate the connection you must activate yourself, and get to work. Get to work, and suddenly you find ways to transform what you need into what you have. Get to work, and with every effort new pathway may open up to you. Achievement is calling, and there’s no good reason to wait another moment. You already have enough to get started, so do. You are wired to succeed. The more you work, the luckier you will become. You are Wired differently. Stay Safe, Be blessed. KEKK2020