Tips On How To Find Happiness This Weekend

Knowing how to find happiness is easy, but actually attaining it is a different story. If you have been chasing happiness without positive results, read through the tips below to open yourself up and to let happiness come to you this weekend.

  • Understand That Happiness Can’t Be Defined: Happiness is something that we must define for ourselves. What one person may find happiness in, others may see sadness or contempt. For example, many people consider high-paying jobs and large houses to be the definition of happiness. For other people, happiness is being with their family and spending time with them even in a small house. Happiness can be found in all things, but it is up to you to discover which things should hold a special place in your heart.
  • Realize That Happiness Is in Your Life Already: Happiness is already in your life. Just think about the way you feel when you hug your friend or when you feel that hint of fresh air when you step outside. Think about that moment when your head hits the pillow after a long day of work. We often overlook the small bits of happiness in our lives because we are so focused on obtaining objects and titles that we believe will make us happy. In reality, the key to being happy is in realizing that happiness is already around you and within you. You just have to be receptive to it.
  • Open Yourself Up to the Universe: You will not be able to fill a cup of water if you’re holding your hand over the opening of the glass. Similarly, you will not be able to allow happiness to fill your life if you are closing yourself to the universe. Pain and hardships will come into your life from time to time, and they will make you want to shut yourself down. Fight this instinct. Only fighting through the pain and darkness will you be able to find the joy and the light.
  • Express Gratitude to the World: Have you ever wondered why we teach children to ask politely and say thank you after receiving something? It’s because we all know that we should show gratitude to those who have been good to us. Much like those people, we should also express our gratitude to the world around us. Thank it for anything and everything. The world will be much more willing to provide you with what you need if you express gratitude for what you have.
  • Seek to Better Yourself: People who are happy with themselves and their lives are constantly seeking to become better people. Search for resources and people who can help you achieve these goals. Bettering yourself will help increase your self-awareness giving you the ability to know what areas of your life are lacking happiness so you may improve upon them.
  • Know That You Can’t Always Be Happy: Those who chase happiness are under the impression that once they find it, every moment of their lives will be filled with overpowering happiness. This is absolutely not true. Not every day will be happy, and it shouldn’t be.
    Happiness is special because it is something that you can’t experience all the time. That being said, you can find pieces of happiness every day even in unexpected places, and you shouldn’t allow yourself to give in during times when it seems as though things won’t ever get better.

Happiness is like the air around us. You can’t always see it, and it’s not always obvious that it’s there, but if you sit still and stop seeking it, you will be able to find it. If you use the tips in this article properly, chasing happiness will become a thing of the past.

Have a happy weekend guys!!!

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16 Ways To Stop Worrying About How Your Life Looks And Start Focusing On How It Feels

Originally from Brianna Weist

1. Count how many times you’ve really been happy after you got something you thought you wanted. What happened after you got the relationship you were lusting after? What happened after you got that job? What happened when you made more money? Chances are, things were different, but proportionately good and bad.

2. Make a list of all the imperfect people you’ve known in your life who have had love. Who have had romantic partners and best friends and jobs you could only ever dream of. Make a list of all the people who are conventionally unattractive and spiritually adrift and imperfect and all the things each one of them had despite being that way. Make it your own personal proof that you do not need to be perfect to be good enough.

3. Ask yourself what you’d do if social media were no object, and nobody would know. What would you do this Saturday, what would you do tonight? What would your career goals be, how many photos would you really take? Who would you hang out with, where would you live, if you weren’t silently policing yourself through the lens of “what other people see.”

4. Ask yourself what you’d do if money were no object, and you could do anything. This is a classic exercise that many people dismiss because of how impractical it is. Unfortunately, those people aren’t thinking deeply enough to understand the real point. It’s not to discover what you’d actually do if you didn’t have to worry about money (that’s not our reality) it’s about the essence of what you’d do, and how you can incorporate that into your everyday life. Would you vacation, would you keep your current job? It just goes to show you whether you value relaxation or accomplishments or whatever else, and understanding what you value is crucial to understanding who you are.

5. Take photos to remember happy moments, not prove that you looked good or did something cool. Make a special album on your phone just for “happy moments.” When you feel good or are enjoying yourself or have some kind of revelation, just take a photo of whatever’s in front of you (however unworthy of Instagram it is.) When you look back at these seemingly random snapshots, you’ll experience those feelings all over again. You’ll see, by contrast, the emotional difference between capturing the moments that matter to you and creating moments to matter for other people.

6. Identify the “people” you always think are judging you. You know how people always say that? “People are judging me.” “I’m worried about what people will think.” Most of the time, those “people” are a faceless crowd that only exist in your mind. In other words, they’re you, projected outward. It’s what you’re judging yourself for. The first step is realizing that the “people” you worry about don’t really exist.

7. Think about what makes you feel the most jealous. The things that make us the most jealous and envious are usually the things that we feel we’re not living up to within ourselves. We’re jealous of the beautiful girl not because we want to be beautiful like her, but because we’re lacking something so much more important, which is love for ourselves. We’re jealous of the successful writer not because we also want to be lauded, but because we know we’re not doing the work to get there.

8. Don’t clean before someone comes over. Save for people who, you know, aren’t hygienic, don’t worry about setting up a stage when someone else visits. I’m not talking about straightening up or putting personal items away, but actually trying to construct an appearance that is the physical equivalent of bleach blonde hair dye. Let people into your life in a true way. Let them enter a moment in your life, just as it’s happening. It’s the only way you truly bond.

9. Re-think how you celebrate the most important days of the year. Most people do it with relatives they see only on holidays, who they don’t have genuine relationships with otherwise, and who they are vaguely unhappy to have to see. These days are meant to be spent treating the people who love you all year round to parties and meals and gifts. Not the people who you feel morally obligated (but emotionally repressed) into stomaching.

10. Get rid of things that aren’t purposeful or meaningful. The reason why this is so important is because things are defining, especially when we buy them with the intention of making us “different.” Our things construct our experiences. They create what we see and by extension how we feel. They are the means through which we put ourselves together each day. It’s not about having as little as possible, it’s about having only things that serve purpose or hold meaning. Do it. It will transform your life. (And that’s no small claim to make.)

11. Ask yourself: “If I knew nobody would judge me, what would I stand for?” What do you inherently agree with, once you’re past all the self-imposed social filters? People think being conscious of their hidden thoughts and feelings and prejudices = being unaware and ignorant, but the opposite is true. It’s being unaware that’s a problem.

12. Ask yourself: “If I could tell every single person in the world just one thing, one sentence, what would it be?” Would you say: “it’s going to be okay?” “Don’t worry so much?” “Seek the best in others?” “Follow me on Twitter?” What you think you’d want to say to everyone out there is actually a projection of what you most need to hear. That’s what you most want to tell you.

13. Decide that to be worthy of something is just to be grateful to have it. You choose what your self-esteem is measured by. You decide what your worth is based on. You decide whether or not you’re good enough for something, and because that is the case, decide that the people who are worthy of what they have are the ones who are grateful to have it. Nothing more, nothing less.

14. Realize that you are not only as accomplished as you are over your biggest hurdle. You’re not only as “good” as you are “perfect,” you’re not only as “good” as you are better than someone else, either. In the words of Oprah (who else?) you can have everything, just not at the same time. Be grateful for this: it means you have the opportunity to appreciate what’s in front of you, and you always have something else to work toward and look forward to.

15. Assume that all things are for the best. When people care most about how their lives look is when they’re most closed to how their lives feel. When they’re most closed to how their lives feel is when they don’t want to feel pain. Being truly at peace requires realizing that everything is for the best: everything in your life does one of three things: shows you to yourself, heals a part of yourself, or lets you enjoy a part of yourself. If you adopt that perspective, there’s nothing left to fear.

16. Ask yourself: “If the whole world were blind, how many people would I impress?” This Boonaa Mohammed quote has been making the rounds lately, but it’s always important. Truly imagine a life in which you could not see things. In which all that exists is how you feel, and how you make others feel. In this kind of world, what kind of person are you, and is it for those reasons that, perhaps, creating a life that looks good to earn other people’s love has supplemented having your own?

Trending: King Deuces By “Lil Dizzie is Out

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Finally the most anticipated hit track already making waves before it’s release is finally out for download and streaming.

Nigerian multiple nominee & HipHop award winner “LIL DIZZIE” is back with a fresh vibe titled “KING DEUCES” ; also his first single for the year. Although Lil Dizzie has release 2 collaborations earlier this year with Hiphop rapper “KRONIK” from South Africa and Zimbabwe Producer / Hiphop Artist “MCLYNEBEATS”. Lil Dizzie who had his previous afropop single “MR AGENDA” trending heavily around neighbouring africa countries sets to dash out another HipHop Rap Music which he titles “KING DEUCES” Produced by SCAR; M&M by MO BEATS.
After the statement of Nigerian Fashionista “Noble Igwe” on fraudlent activities among the entertainment and also Falz statement saying “Yahoo is seen as something not wrong anymore”, Lil Dizzie drops his lyrical content and i MUST confess, This is a song with 100% creativity via production, lyrical content and punchlines, a top notch track heading to top charts and a lot of airplays and buzz.
News have it that Lil Dizzie is presently working with Australian based hip hop artist “MYSTIK BAYCAD” which is set to be released soon. Lil Dizzie who have been a consistent artist keeps circulating around the world with his international collaborations is set to work more with Nigerian artist and show his country “Nigeria” that music is all about love and peace and not oppression and competition.
Enjoy this lovely piece of art.
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Repost: 15 Things You Can Start Doing Today to Bring Inner Peace Into Your Life

The daily life can be busy, hectic and at times overwhelming.

It may sometimes feel like bringing just a little more inner peace and calmness into your life is a hopeless wish.

But it doesn’t have to be that way. Small and smart changes can over time make a big difference.

So today I’d like to share 15 of my own favorite tips for finding more peace and calmness in everyday life.

1. Set limits. If your life is overfilled you may need to set some limits. So stop doing some of the least important things, the things that honestly don’t matter that much. Set a limit for how many times you will check inboxes, Instagram, Twitter etc. per day. And say no if you really don’t have the time.

2. Find a relaxation technique that works for you. I like belly breathing and working out to release tensions and recharge during the day. What works for you? Long walks, music, yoga, meditation or going for a swim? Find out and do that.

3. Don’t make mountains out of molehills. This can create a lot of unnecessary stress. When facing what looks like a mountain ask yourself questions like: Does someone on the planet have it worse than me right now? Will this matter in 5 years? These questions help you to zoom out and realize that things may not be that bad and that you can handle them.

4. Slow down. Your emotions work backwards too. If you slow down while walking, moving your body or talking you can often start to feel less stressed (compared to if you move/talk fast). Slowing down to decrease stress goes for many other things you do in everyday life too like riding your bicycle, working at your desk and eating.

5. Unclutter your world, unclutter your mind. Just take 3 minutes to declutter your workspace or the room you’re in. A uncluttered, simplified and ordered space around you brings clarity and order to the mind. So don’t stop there. Declutter, simplify and organize your home and life too to live in a more relaxing environment.

6. Use a minimalistic workspace. My work space is just a laptop on a wooden desk. I use a comfy chair and there is room for my glass of water beside the computer. That’s it. There are no distractions here. Just me, the computer and the water. This brings peace and makes it easier to focus during my working hours.

7. Be 10 minutes early. It’s a small habit but it has transformed much of my travel time during the year from a slightly or very stressful time to periods of relaxation and recharging.

8. Accept and let go. Now is now. But if something negative from the past – something someone said, something someone did – is still on your mind then accept and let that feeling and thought in instead of trying to push it away. When you accept that it is then it starts to lose power. And while the facts may still be there in your head the negative feelings become a lot less powerful. At this point, let that thing go like you are throwing out a bag of old clothes. And direct your focus to the present moment and something better instead.

9. Ask instead of guessing. Reading minds is pretty much impossible. But still we often try it and create anxiety, uncertainty and misguided conclusions for ourselves. So ask and communicate instead. It may sometimes be a bit hard at first but it can save you and the people around you so much trouble in the long run.

10. Escape for a while. Read a novel, watch your favorite TV-show or a movie. It’s simple but it works well to just release pressure and relax.

11. Solve a problem that is weighing down on you. Don’t procrastinate anymore. Solve your problem and release it and all the underlying stress and tension that it is creating in your life. You probably already know what to do, you are just not doing it yet. But the longer you wait the worse the tension inside becomes. So get up from your chair and get started on doing it for just 1-3 minutes right now.

12. Disconnect over the weekend. Leave your work – and work phone – where it belongs. Disconnect or at least limit your internet activity and the checking of your smart phone over the weekend. And spend more of your Saturdays and Sundays with an undivided attention on your family, friends, hobby or maybe being out in nature.

13. Remember the 5 little words that’ll help you to stay sane: one thing at a time. By keeping those words in mind and letting them guide you through your day and week you’ll be less stressed and more focused (and that will not only bring more inner peace but also help you to do a better and quicker job at pretty much anything).

14. Breathe. When stressed, lost in a problem or the past or future in your mind breathe with your belly for two minutes and just focus on the air going in and out. This will calm your body down and bring your mind back into the present moment again.

15. Remember: There’s a day tomorrow too. Sometimes you have a bad day. Or life interferes with your plans for the day. And so you don’t get what you had planned or hoped for done. The best way to handle such a situation is – in my experience – simply to kindly tell yourself that there’s a day tomorrow too and that you can get it done then. Beating yourself up is on the other hand not a smart or helpful strategy.

The Pain of Forgiveness

Wendell Berry, tells the story of two friends who lived in a small community in Kentucky in the year 1912. Ben Feltner and Thad Coulter were part of a close-knit agrarian community with strong ties to each other, to the land, and to hard work. Yet tragedy ensued when Thad invested in a risky business deal with his son and lost out. Humiliated and falling into despair, Thad drank himself into a stupor and then headed over to ask his friend Ben for help. Ben did not want to discuss options with Thad in his condition, and so refused to talk with him until the next day when he was sober. However, Thad succumbed to the darkness creeping over him and returned home to get his gun, which he then used to shoot Ben Feltner in a drunken rage. The rest of the story was a beautiful tale of forgiveness and mercy offered by Ben’s family and the community. Yet sadly, Thad himself was unable to experience that forgiveness because he could not bear to live knowing he had killed his best friend, and so ended his own life.

The narrator then makes this profound comment: “People sometimes talk of God’s love as if it’s a pleasant thing. But it is terrible, in a way. Think of all it includes. It included Thad Coulter, drunk and mean and foolish, before he killed Mr. Feltner, and it included him afterwards.”(1)

“God’s love is terrible, in a way. Think of all it includes.” I have often been asked, “Could God not have forgiven people without going through the pain and the violence of the Cross?” As nice as that sounds, reality forces me to ask: When is forgiveness not painful? True forgiveness cannot occur unless the hurt is acknowledged and called for what it is. When you look a wrong full in the face but choose to accept the hurt instead of returning it on the one who did it, that is always painful.

Jesus illustrates forgiveness by telling the story of a servant who owes his master more money than he could possibly repay (See Matthew 18:21-35). The master originally threatens to sell the servant’s family and possessions to get some return for the debt, but when the servant begs for mercy, the master is gracious and forgives the debt. Yet the same servant not only refuses to forgive the debt of his fellow servant, but also has him thrown in prison as punishment.

Sometimes we treat forgiveness and justice as though they are mutually exclusive. If we choose the way of justice, we think the options are reparations or retribution—either the guilty person makes up for a wrong or is punished for it. These are the only options the servant offered his debtor. Since the second servant could not repay, he was then punished. However, the master chose the way of mercy when he forgave the debt, neither requiring reparation nor inflicting retribution. If God has really forgiven us like the master forgave the servant, we ask, then why all the pain and death of the Cross? Does the Cross undermine God’s mercy? Is it merely an underhanded way for God to force repayment from humanity or exact punishment on us?

In asking these questions, we betray a misunderstanding of both justice and forgiveness. Justice can never be achieved by reparation or retribution alone because like the servants’ debts, true wrongs can never be repaid. The hurt and pain caused are not reversible. Punishing the guilty person does not undo the hurt either, even if it brings brief satisfaction to the victim, just as the first servant did not get his money back simply because the other man was in jail. Justice must be about much more than balancing out the wrongs of the world. It must be about making things right, about the kind of restoration that does not reverse the pain, but moves beyond it toward something new.

And just as wrongs cannot be erased by punishment or repayment, they cannot really be erased by simple forgiveness either. When the master forgives the servant’s debt, the debt does not simply disappear. The master takes the loss! He accepts the full brunt of the debt himself. Similarly, when a person forgives, he or she accepts the full brunt of the hurt or injustice rather than returning it on the one who caused it. Although it is painful, this is the way that healing and restoration begin. This is why there is no way to avoid the bloody Cross. And this is why God’s love is terrible. Think of what it includes: us, with our best and our worst, with our failed attempts and outright cruelty, with our wrong motives for right actions and our right motives for wrong actions… us, with the mess we have made of the world, with our brokenness and despair, with our rebellions and inadequacies. We are the ones included in and redeemed by the deep and wide love of God. Paul is astonished by this reality when he emphasizes that Christ died for us while we were still sinners (Romans 5:8)!

Instead of demanding that we pay what we cannot, instead of punishing us for not paying what we cannot, the God we see in Jesus Christ accepts the loss himself and opens his arms even to those who would murder him. The Cross does not represent God’s mercy being tamed by his anger; rather, it demonstrates that God’s mercy is much bigger than we think. The Cross is a graphic picture of God’s terrible love. Think of all it includes.

7 Qualities of God That Will Motivate You

Is there anything in your life you wish you could change? Your job, your internal strength, your marriage, your ability to handle pressure? Your faith or your confidence to pursue your dreams? Most of us desire change at some point or another, sometimes because we want to move forward in our lives or career or sometimes because we have hit a low point and we want to get out of it.

But change can be difficult. Do you really believe you can change your life?
Throughout the Bible we read about a God who has the power to change not only our lives but our hearts, our families, and our destiny. As we work toward our upcoming Expo entitled “Second Acts” let’s look at 7 qualities of God that will inspire and motivate us to change.

1. God Transforms
A transformation is a dramatic change – not an incremental adjustment to our behavior. Making change in our lives is difficult, and left to ourselves we tend to make little headway on changing our habits.
God has the power to transform anyone into a totally different person. In what areas of your life do you want and need God to transform you? Take time to actually write down the answers to this question. We usually have many areas we want to change, but don’t often take time to admit them and ask God for help.

2. God is Powerful
God can change anything and everything about us. If the power that raised Christ from the dead and brought him back to life lives in us, then there’s nothing in us that can’t be changed.

The question is, do you want God to change you? Or are you comfortable the way you are? Do you allow God to change you? Or are you proud and trying to change yourself? If you’re not changing, the problem is not with God. He remains as powerful as he was the day he raised Jesus from death. He will use that power in your life too, if you will let him.

3. God Helps
Is your focus on God, or yourself? The challenge with change is that we tend to focus on ourselves and what we can do, instead of on what we can do with God’s help. Focusing on our own abilities is dangerous because no one is perfect.

In the recent Disney movie Tomorrowland, protagonist Casey Newton quotes to her discouraged father a Cherokee story:
Where do you focus your energy? On searching for God, working to be close to God, and asking him for help? Or on yourself? When we focus on ourselves we end up feeding the “darkness and despair” wolf because we will inevitably see all our shortcomings and mistakes.

What would it look like for you to feed light and hope more than darkness and despair? Maybe it’s reading more of the Bible daily, or memorizing scriptures, or spending more time praying. Decide to change something simple this week to focus more on God than yourself.

4. God Fulfills His Promises
Over and over again in the Bible we see that God can be trusted because he always finishes what he starts. Sometimes though we can trust ourselves and try to take over what we really should be trusting God to do. We may go to church and do all the right outward things, but completely rely on our own strength. In that case it’s especially easy to become deceived and lose faith, because we are trying to change in a spiritual setting but totally without God.

5. God Gives Strength
Nothing saps our faith in change and our faith in God like sin does. Our conscience gets affected by a lot of things, including not just our actions but our desires, thoughts, and attitudes. Sin saps our strength, but God restores it.

God doesn’t add burdens to our lives, he relieves our guilt so we can be strong. What sins are on your conscience today? Make time to pray about them so God can relieve your guilt and restore your strength.

6. God is Faithful
Even when we are unfaithful, God is faithful . Despite our sins, he is still faithful. Gratitude for God is a powerful motivator. God doesn’t want us to be motivated by dutifulness or guilt or just doing the right thing, but by gratitude for his incredible kindness and patience.

Spend time praying about how God has taken care of you in your life. What prayers has he answered? Who has he sent into your life to help you when you needed it most? How does God’s faithfulness to you personally make you feel?

7. God Gives Us Tools
We don’t change people – God changes people . The Bible changes lives. God gives us the scriptures as tools we need to change our lives and to help others – and we don’t have to do it by our own effort.

When was the last time you memorized a scripture about an area you wanted to change and decided to obey it every day? Trying to change without the power of the Bible will only be frustrating and discouraging, but with God’s help any area of our lives can be different.

Discussion: How’s Your Day Going???

Showers of Blessings since morning. God you too much!! You know when we perfectly plan our Saturday and just believe yea I can’t wait to get to that party, or to the beach, or to visit a friend. Well God got His own plan, and that plan is RAIN.

LOL!!!

I was suppose to go for my academy lecture today by 7a.m. unfortunately when I woke up around to 6, the rain had already started compiled with heavy breeze. Humbly I did my morning prayers, brushed my teeth, and comfortably went back to bed thinking it will stop soon.

It didn’t…

It later stopped raining around 11. This God is so wonderful. If I was the sturbborn kind of person, I would have gone under the rain. But I don’t mess with God’s plan for the day. How am I sure if I had gone out something might happen to me, or the rain protected someone from traveling, or prevented an accident from happening etc.. That is why been spiritually sound is really necessary to know the Indepth of some of our daily activities.

To cut the story short, electricity went off since morning. It happens whenever there is rain, or heavy breeze. Now am so bored, my phone is about to die, I missed watching today’s matches. But in all I give thanks because am about going for round two with my bed. 😴😴😴😴

So far for my day!!!

How’s your weekend going???

Video: Daystar Christian Center “Women Of Destiny Conference 2018”

Am so touched and gingered when I hear the truth about life. A powerful conference that just ended in Daystar Christian Centre Lagos Nigeria “Women of Destiny Conference”. It’s motivating and inspiring!!!

Where my ladies in the house 📣📣📣… This is for you.

This are the videos I could get from the speakers of this wonderful conference.

First I want to acknowledge my Senior Pastor “Pastor Seun Uwubamen” she was part of the speakers and she gave a wonderful presentation of relationship and in a married home.

Mehn this woman of God is always on fire and a very honest woman when it comes to responsibility between a husband and wife. Pastor Mrs Felix Adejumo. Check her preachings and teachings on YouTube.

It is my first time watching her teach. I must admit she gave her best and her best was wonderful. “Laurie Idahosa” God bless you MA.

Guys watch, you will thank me later…

12 Things You’re Carrying With You That Are Only Weighing You Down

When it comes to emotional decluttering, we often don’t realize that the thoughts and feelings that hold us back are really rooted in the things we have and the people we’ve loved and lost and thought we needed to be. When it’s time to clean house, make sure you clean head and heart, too.

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1. The city you thought you had to live in. As we grow up, we realize that the “big city” dream is kind of an empty one: aside from a more robust job selection, smaller cities and lesser-known parts of town are more conducive to community and financial independence and so on. Untie your dream life from logistical nightmares.

2. The ideal job you’re still waiting for. Work is work, whether you like what you do or not. Your dream job is whatever you decide it is. If you don’t learn to like whatever you do now, chances are you’ll feel similarly later. (Wherever you go, there you are.)

3. The clutter you’ve just been too lazy to get rid of. The papers that need to be shredded, the old clothes and cluttered closets that you’ve left to just keep accumulating junk… these things aren’t little things, they are everything, and they affect your life more than you realize.

4. The person you think other people want you to be. Inconsistencies make people uncomfortable, which is why we feel apprehensive to changing ourselves. But the risk of stepping out of other people’s comfort zones comes with a reward that’s more important than anything else: getting to be who you really are.

5. The idea that life is still in it’s “dress rehearsal” phase. When we’re in school, we’re kind of taught that everything is just “preparation” for the future. There is no seamless transition into waking up and realizing that it’s just time to live.

6. The debt you took on to become someone you’re not. There’s a difference between a wise (albeit large) investment, like a student loan, and a maxed out credit card that is nothing but the product of your crippling belief that you aren’t enough.

7. Friends you’ve kept out of proximity, not connection. Spending your time with people you don’t actually like, doing things that don’t actually fulfill you may seem innocuous, but letting it become a habit will drain you in ways you probably won’t even be aware of.

8. The fear of discomfort. If you spend your life avoiding discomfort, you’ll spend your life avoiding growth.

9. A spotlight complex. Nobody is thinking about you the way that you are thinking about you. In fact, nobody is looking at you the same way either. You’re likely not a celebrity, an maintaining the idea that you are makes you behave as though you are, when really, it’s a kind of entertainment that cripples, rather than bolsters, your self-image.

10. The love you’re still waiting for.
Whether it’s the one that got away, the friends you think you need to have, or the popularity you’re still trying to build… the love you’re waiting for is just a projection of the love you’re not already giving yourself.

11. The idea that success is the ultimate end-goal. If being wealthy or popular is your #1 priority, you will likely have to sacrifice a lot on the way: your relationships, your sanctity of mind. If that’s what you want, fine, but if it’s not, be aware of what you’re working toward before you arrive somewhere you never wanted to be.

12. The way you thought your life would look. The way you thought your life would be was only a projection of what you knew at the time. It’s not a matter of changing it so it better suits what you once thought it would be like, but changing your perception of the present.

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Unveiling Of Exclusively Yours Clothing (New Collections) @exclusivelyyoursclothings #fashion #trending

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Exclusively Yours Clothing was borne out of a passionate and creative mind, with extreme simplicity and class. I have always loved clothes and loved to have them in multitude, to the extent that I started thinking of starting a clothing business since I was in JSS 3 but then you know the restraint a young boy from a home where there are strict parents and you just have to be obedient or else trouble looms for you. I started watching different designers closely, I started going to different tailors place all in the name of trying to know the process of creating clothes.

Gathering different materials became my starting point, fortunately for me there was one asuu strike then I went to a nearby tailor back then in Ibadan, started learning and creating different designs. I encountered different challenges and it was difficult to start Big, so I started my clothing business with making boxers, lots of my friends and family bought it and I had created a brand before I knew it, I upgraded to making round necks and club Jersey, then started adding all other wears. Below are the details of all products we make now at EYC:

Corporate Shirts- Our corporate shirts is made from the finest cotton material, tailored by well trained and smart tailors to create a slim fitted, classic and exclusive shirt. We make casuals shirts, corporate shirts in different designs, colours and sizes.

Trousers: our trousers are made from fluffy Italian cashmere materials, can be pencil trousers, straight cut and free size all according to the specifications of the client, we try as much as possible to give our customers the taste and look they deserve.

African Fabrics- this consists of different indigenous African and Nigerian wears ranging from buba and shokoto with agbada and fila, danshiki, esiki, kembe, babariga, Igbo wears, from the cap to their wrapper to all other wears made in their culture, we also create all cultural wears from different aspects of Nigeria according to the specifications of the customers.

Bespoke suits- our Suits comes in various designs ranging from a 2 piece 2 button suit, 1 button 2 piece suit, a 3 piece suit which consist of the blazers, trousers and a waist coat which comes in different designs too. We also have double breasted Suits, No lapel Suits, and a host of other designs. Our suits are made from materials imported from Italy, Turkey, China, Dubai and other international countries. You can be rest assured that our products will fit perfectly and you will get value for your money.

Shoes, Sandals, slippers: we make footwears as stated above, all are made from genuine leather, carefully crafted in Lagos Nigeria, detailed to satisfy your longevity desires, constant maintenance makes it new like never before.

Male accessories: we also sell accessories like lapel pins, pocket squares, wrist watch, bracelet, rings, ties. All products are very original and authentic!! We are a very customer centric clothing line we heed to our customers advice and complains we pay attention to details we always make sure we keep our customers satisfied. And should Incase any customer is not happy with anything, we create another wear or product as the case maybe for the customer free of charge, this is to let the world know we have not just come to do business we have come to make an impact in the fashion industry. We also get inspired by other great designers whom we have adopted as our role model, for Suits we look up to the likes of Mai Atafo, Tayo Gabriel’s, Kimono. And for natives we look up to Seyivodi, Yomi Casual, Ebewele brown bespoke. Finally, our vision is to make everyone look Exclusive, classy and respected!!

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9 Good Reasons To Get A Tattoo

Before we get too excited (or downright furious) about good reasons to get a tattoo, let’s not ignore the fact there are plenty of bad reasons. I’m not talking so much about the related health risks and pricey fees, which alone should make someone think before they ink, rather a person’s motive behind getting a tattoo.

What is his or her heart behind it?

Is it to purposefully intimidate, scare, or offend others? Is it to impress a certain someone or to come across as edgy and hardcore? And what about getting a tattoo while intoxicated, while heartbroken, while bored, or while on Spring break? Under such circumstances, it’s probably best that a person waits until they’re able to better process the pros and cons.

And then there’s Leviticus 19:28, where it says to not “mark your skin with tattoos.” But a contextual reading reveals that God didn’t want His people practicing the same things as the pagan nations, which included getting tattoos. But God also didn’t want them piercing their bodies and, in verse 27, trimming their beards.

So where does that leave us today? Is it possible to honor God and get a tattoo? Knowing that “people look at the outside appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart” (1 Samuel 17:7), let’s see if we can find nine good reasons to get a tattoo.

1. TO SHARE YOUR FAITH
The longer I’ve been a Christian, the more I’ve seen God’s Word go out in ways beyond my understanding. When my kids were little, they’d ask the craziest questions: “Can a person come to Jesus after reading John 3:16 on some dude’s muscly arm?” Why, absolutely!

Isaiah 55:11 says this about God’s Word: “I send it out, and it always produces fruit. It will accomplish all I want it to, and it will prosper everywhere I send it” —if that means onto the well-defined arm of a weightlifter, then so be it.

2. TO HOLD YOURSELF ACCOUNTABLE

There’s no rule that says in order for a Christian to get a tattoo, it must be faith-based. But when it does represent the love of God, whether with Scripture or an image, it can be effective at holding the tattooed person accountable. At least that’s the idea.

So in the same way it doesn’t seem right when a car plastered with Jesus bumper stickers cuts you off, it also doesn’t seem right when a person with a visible cross tattoo gives you the finger.

I know my husband loves me. I can tell because he likes to eat with me and call me on his way to work. And I’m pretty sure I’m his favorite person to watch TV with. But the day he said, “I’m thinking about getting a tattoo. And I want it to have your name: Molly ,” it somehow reinforced his commitment to me… and I liked it.

Well, did he get one? No. But the sentiment brought reassurance just the same, as I imagine sweethearts, daughters, and sons around the world might feel likewise—not to mention all the mothers who’ve inspired the ever popular “Mom”-inside-a-heart tattoo.

3. TO DECLARE YOUR COMMITMENT TO SWEETHEARTS AND FAMILY

I know my husband loves me. I can tell because he likes to eat with me and call me on his way to work. And I’m pretty sure I’m his favorite person to watch TV with. But the day he said, “I’m thinking about getting a tattoo. And I want it to have your name: Molly ,” it somehow reinforced his commitment to me… and I liked it.

Well, did he get one? No. But the sentiment brought reassurance just the same, as I imagine sweethearts, daughters, and sons around the world might feel likewise—not to mention all the mothers who’ve inspired the ever popular “Mom”-inside-a-heart tattoo.

4. TO ELIMINATE JUDGMENT

There’s no getting around the stigma associated with tattoos. Even though we’ve come a long way, our imaginations run wild when we assume tattoos only happen in smoky tattoo parlors located down dark alleys—and for bad reasons. But for all we know, a guy or gal could have gotten their tattoos next door to a preschool… on a Tuesday afternoon… after getting their teeth cleaned.

On the flipside, anti-tattoo types aren’t the only ones prone to forming negative opinions, for they are often judged by pro-tattoo types as being hoity toity. Judgment can definitely go both ways.

But for those who do have a juicy, “dark alley” story behind their tattoo—one filled with regret, one they’d like to move past—what better way to have their dignity restored than to have a tattooed neighbor, pastor, or co-worker reach out in friendship? Does that mean we should all get tattoos to better relate to others? No. But if you’ve got one, God can use it to put people at ease and build solidarity.

5. TO SERVE AS A MEMORIAL

There’s no getting around the stigma associated with tattoos. Even though we’ve come a long way, our imaginations run wild when we assume tattoos only happen in smoky tattoo parlors located down dark alleys—and for bad reasons. But for all we know, a guy or gal could have gotten their tattoos next door to a preschool… on a Tuesday afternoon… after getting their teeth cleaned.

On the flipside, anti-tattoo types aren’t the only ones prone to forming negative opinions, for they are often judged by pro-tattoo types as being hoity toity. Judgment can definitely go both ways.

But for those who do have a juicy, “dark alley” story behind their tattoo—one filled with regret, one they’d like to move past—what better way to have their dignity restored than to have a tattooed neighbor, pastor, or co-worker reach out in friendship? Does that mean we should all get tattoos to better relate to others? No. But if you’ve got one, God can use it to put people at ease and build solidarity.

Much like grief, tattoos are highly personal. But unlike grief, tattoos are oftentimes out in the open for all to see. Memorial tattoos can help people confront their grief when the significance of their loss is displayed. Also, tattoos in remembrance of service to one’s country can create a healthy sister and brotherhood among fellow veterans.

And when people get tattoos that carry such depth of emotion, they often act as a balm to the soul; they become great conversation-starters, in turn helping people process their grief.

6. TO REMIND YOU OF YOUR ROOTS

Every summer, my family and I head to a Christian family camp in the redwoods on California’s central coast. I’ve been going since I was four; that’s 40 years of sweet memories, timeless traditions, meaningful connections, and tender God-moments. It’s heavenly.

And I’ve always thought that if I ever get a tattoo, it’d be a small redwood tree as a reminder of my roots at camp, the place that grounds me every summer. Then as life runs its course throughout the year, with its highs and lows, I’d have a small tattoo to daily renew my perspective. Much in the same way I’ll stick Bible verses on my mirror or on my fridge to remind me of God’s presence, my little redwood tree would act like a Post-it note for the body.

7. TO USE FOR MEDICAL REASONS

Just the other week, a friend shared about her niece who was born with Situs Inversus, a congenital condition in which the major visceral organs are reversed. She said doctors are suggesting she get a tattoo on her chest, notifying emergency personnel of her condition, should she ever require immediate care. Now that’s a good reason to get a tattoo!

There are also radiation tattoos that determine the exact area for treatment, applied to the skin for precise targeting. Sometimes tattoos are needed to replace medical bracelets—and so much more.

8. TO MAKE SOMETHING BEAUTIFUL

Many people get beautiful tattoos to cover their “imperfections,” such as scars and burns. They can act as a confidence-booster, especially at the beach when sporting a bathing suit. But one thing to consider: large scars and burns require even larger tattoos, taking up a sizable portion of skin real estate—so it’s definitely worth thinking through.

And although most people are comfortable with their birthmarks and freckles, folks with ink -linations often get creative with their body’s more natural markings, turning them into works of art—enhancing what God has already given them.

9. TO REMIND YOU TO MAKE BETTER CHOICES

Many people get beautiful tattoos to cover their “imperfections,” such as scars and burns. They can act as a confidence-booster, especially at the beach when sporting a bathing suit. But one thing to consider: large scars and burns require even larger tattoos, taking up a sizable portion of skin real estate—so it’s definitely worth thinking through.

And although most people are comfortable with their birthmarks and freckles, folks with ink -linations often get creative with their body’s more natural markings, turning them into works of art—enhancing what God has already given them.

Because tattoos and regret often go hand-in-hand, tattoos can also serve as great reminders to make better choices. If a person is obsessed with the Philadelphia Eagles at age 21, they may not be at age 75. And while tattoo removals are becoming more effective, they’re still a little iffy.

So before you get tatted with “sleeves” on both arms in honor of someone or something you love or respect, take time to pray it through. And if the thought of a loved one tattooing your name onto their bodies gives you the heebie jeebies… it’s too late, for someone already has. Isaiah 48:16 says, “See, I have engraved you on the palms of my hands,” revealing that God is all-out committed to you.

Success Experience: Positive People And Correspondence

Venelin is 24 years old. He got a Bachelor’s degree in Tourism and a Master’s degree in Business economics.

He loves to travel, and his main interests are related to history, the discovery and exploration of new, unknown places.

Beehive gathers a group of people who work independently, but share the same values and are interested in the synergy that occurs when working with like-minded and talented professionals in the same space.

The aim of Beehive is to provide people with a different workplace, to gather and unite conceptual and creative individuals with similar interests, to be an environment for efficient development of individual business interests. Besides offering a comfortable and quiet office space, the main purpose of Beehive is to build a community of enterprising people who develop innovative projects. To achieve this, we organize various educational and social events such as workshops and networking.

What are the positive aspects of working in such a place?

The positive thing is that I am constantly surrounded by positive and active people who make things happen, working on their ideas. These are people who are often pioneers and change things in their fields of work, and I am proud to say that the people, who work in Beehive, are exactly of this type.

What is valuable about the shared workspace is that it provides an opportunity for collaboration between people who are part of the team, and between those who have just rented the place. Daily we have cases in which our tenants help each other, share valuable experience and even outsource business to each other.

What is common between successful people?

There is no universal path to success. If you speak with one hundred people, each success story will be different.

What unites all successfully realized people is that they deal with things they love.

The old saying is true: “Find what you love, and you will not spend even one working day”.

What steps do we have to take in order to start living in a better environment?

Every change starts on a personal level. First, we must change ourselves.

Prayer Tuesday

We all sometimes tend to do everything ourselves, especially when you think you know it all. Sometimes you think having idea, drawing a plan and executing it, it’s all by your hard work. Let us change our mindset and send this prayer to heaven.

Prayer:

Thank you my Father in heaven, that my life and my future are in your hands. Forgive me for the times that my plans are too full of myself and not consciously dependent upon you. Thank you for rescuing me from the messes I have made because of my failed plans built around my own foolish arrogance. Dear Father, I gladly place my plans, my life, and my future in submission to your will. In Jesus name I pray. Amen!


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