I Hope You Know That You Always Have A Choice

I hope you know that you always have a choice.

I hope you understand that you are capable of changing your life even if the odds are against you. I hope you know that there are people out there who are willing to help you and guide you until you make it on your own. I hope you know that the kind of happiness you’re looking for is not out of reach.

I hope you still remember what happiness looks like, what it feels like and what it means to you because life has a way of making you forget and life has a way of making you believe that you don’t deserve it. I hope you still have the courage to fight for that happiness and fight for that life. I hope you don’t make settling a habit just because it’s easier. I hope you don’t make pain a permanent friend just because it’s been with you for a while. I hope you understand that pain is there to make you grow instead of making you suffer.

I hope you know that you always have a choice.

I hope you don’t give up on your love story just because all your previous stories ended in heartbreak. I hope you still believe in the kind of love that softens your heart and makes you trust again. The kind of love that brings out the depths of your emotions, the beauty of your soul and the kindness of your heart. The kind of love that doesn’t remind you of everything that’s wrong with the world. I hope you find the kind of love that restores your faith in romance. The kind of love that stands by you and makes you feel at home.

And I hope you have the courage to leave the kind of love that poisons your heart. The kind of love that forces you to hide who you are or play games or question yourself. I hope you can still take your heart back from those who destroyed it.

I hope you know that you always have a choice.

But more than anything, I hope you never give up on yourself. Your dreams. Your happiness. Your ideas. Your feelings. Your voice. And I hope you know that they matter. Please don’t discount them. Please don’t forget them. Please don’t let your mistakes define you.

I hope you can forgive yourself. I hope you don’t forget your worth because of a few mistakes or a few people who couldn’t love you. I hope you read this and remember that you’re here to evolve. You’re here to learn. You’re not here to be perfect. You’re not here to do everything right.

I hope you know that you always have a choice.

And I hope that in the coldest of moments, you choose to show the world your warmth. And in the midst of all tragedies, you choose to show the world your faith.

And through it all, I hope you always choose yourself.

This is a guest post from Rania Naim.

Video: Train Yourself Each Day To Expect Something Good To Happen

God wants you to have the best life possible. Always dare to get your Hope’s up, things will begin to change in your life. Faith increases, joy returns, and peace reigns.

Be excited about today! This is going to be a great day! Train yourself each day to expect something good to happen to you.

Don’t be hurting today, doubting if things will ever get better… get your hope’s up!

The video above contains words of encouragement from Joyce Meyer

Don’t Let Life Hijack You

Don’t let life hijack your brain! Life used to hijack my brain all the time! I used to worry about why my work wasn’t noticed, why can’t I figure out my life, why is my life this hard and I work very hard, etc….these types of thoughts consumed me every day. I allowed these things that were beyond my control to hijack my everyday thoughts. All of this negativity followed me all day long.

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It is up to you to realize that you must fill your brain with goals- be ambitious! Like the body requires the proper nutrition to perform optimally, the brain requires positivity, self-confidence and, most of all, it is up to you to control it. Once that mind gets hijacked, you are doomed!Something or someone controls it and they will take you for a ride. Trust me- a lot of people enjoy these mind games and watching you respond like a puppet to their every command. No one wants to fail a test. No one wants to get heartbroken. No one wants to get passed over for the promotion at work. No one wants to feel expendable. But, guess what? That is the world we live in. You must learn to push past every single thing and person that wants to hijack your mind. It is critical that you always have goals in front of you so that those negative things that will happen to you don’t derail you and your plans. Make sure that you are the only one who owns the real estate in your mind!

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Temptation

What is it?

Why is it?

Is it a desire of something wrong,
something bad?

Is it a desire of something we shouldn’t have?

Why do we desire things we shouldn’t have?

Who says we shouldn’t have it?

Who says it’s wrong,

who says it’s bad?

Don’t things we want fill a natural human/animal need?

Do we judge other animals for their needs
and desires?

Aren’t we just animals like all the rest?

Are temptations the same around the world?

Is what’s desired here desired there?

Do temptations change as time goes by?

Do societies norms evolve over time?

Does what’s bad or tempting changes as times moves by?

Human needs and desires are constant, it’s civilization that’s not.

It’s civilization that dictates what is “tempting” and “bad”.

Words Of Encouragement By Titi Adenuga (CEO Chow Culture) 

She’s one of the best creative writer I have ever known, I knew the very day she started her company, and now chow culture is a well know food brand in the city of Lagos Nigeria. I am so blessed to have her as a sister and motivator. She has something to share with us here!!!​

Sometimes all we need to get ourselves motivated is within our reach and perhaps things we just couldn’t have thought about. 

Well, many times we perhaps get to realise these things/truth through the eyes of others. 
As a foodie, it’s okay to say I get some  life lessons and super good food for thoughts from cooking and food generally. 

So, I had finished making and dishing this Ewa Agoyin for delivery and taken the picture about 6 or 7 months ago. 

But, just few days agi did the followung thoyghts come through.

I hope this inspirational words however little or common make you stronger and better! 

What lies beneath these shine is some beaten, battered, supressed & compressed BEANS called Ewa Agoyin! 

It would only allow all of these toppings to take over its spot light 🌟because they make her COMPLETE and truly DELICIOUS😋! 
LET’S BRING THIS FOOD SCENARIO TO LIFE😆

You may have been working soooo hard and it looks like you haven’t gotten your shine yet or you may feel somewhat  disappointed that all your hard work and effort seems to go unnoticed😊 SOMETIMES, true ARMIES & NATION BUILDERS are prepared underground(in silence) inorder to STEP UP & OUT when the time comes! 

Other times, they simply are what I call, THE KING MAKERS👑👑👑

They make the whole process worth it and will always be behind the camera anyways but they are surely REWARDED! 
So, if you are on a team and share the same feeling as this Ewa Agoyin, smile😊 – YOU ARE SUPER VALUABLE AND THE REASON THE DODO AND AGOYIN SAUCE CAN SHINE! 
~ Love, 

Chow Culture