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A group of professional people posed this question to a group of 4 to 8 year-olds... "What does love mean?" The answers they got were broader and deeper than anyone could have imagined. Touching words from the mouth of babies. iSee what you think: "When my grandmother got arthritis, she... Continue reading
Posted Feb 13, 2013 at Idowu Akinrelere's blog
Today and every day is the best day of my life because: I choose to make the most of every second of every day. I choose to be happy regardless of the circumstances. I choose to go the extra mile to brighten the day of those around me. I choose... Continue reading
Posted Feb 11, 2013 at Idowu Akinrelere's blog
Last year I planted a seed, This year I start watching it grow... This year I start with Thanks This year I start with true Happiness This year I start by Letting Go of last year This year I start by Appreciating, everything I have This year I start by... Continue reading
Posted Feb 7, 2013 at Idowu Akinrelere's blog
Always keep the faith, have a sense of humor, and do good deeds at random in your life. God will always have your back, if only you'll let Him. Don't take self so seriously. Keep levity in your daily life, as it really is the best medicine. Give aid to... Continue reading
Posted Feb 4, 2013 at Idowu Akinrelere's blog
HOW TO HAVE A BAD DAY: Wake up late, in a panic Rush to get ready Dress hurriedly Don't eat Drink lots of coffee No spiritual reflection No exercise Don't plan your day Focus on your failures Never smile Be selfish and unfriendly Criticize, blame, complain Think negative thoughts Dictate,... Continue reading
Posted Jan 25, 2013 at Idowu Akinrelere's blog
I feared being alone Until I learned to like Myself. I feared failure Until I realized that I only Fail when I don't try. I feared success Until I realized that I had to try in order to be happy with myself. I feared people's opinions Until I learned that... Continue reading
Posted Jan 22, 2013 at Idowu Akinrelere's blog
Relationships are always an energy exchange. To stay feeling our best, we must ask ourselves: Who gives us energy? Who saps it? It's important to be surrounded by supportive, heart-centered people who make us feel safe and secure. It's equally important to pinpoint the energy vampires, who, whether they intend... Continue reading
Posted Jan 15, 2013 at Idowu Akinrelere's blog
Are you aware of the effect and influence you have on others that you meet each day? Have you stopped to contemplate how your mood, your humor, your attitude, or your frame of mind touches those you meet? Does your each encounter bring an expression of warmth or indifference in... Continue reading
Posted Jan 4, 2013 at Idowu Akinrelere's blog
Like in everything we do, in life there is not a second chance; every moment, either we lose or win! Everything is mental; we bring to our life what we think about most of the time. The road has two ways, one toward light and other toward darkness. Life is... Continue reading
Posted Dec 27, 2012 at Idowu Akinrelere's blog
When you think about children of the toddler age, or are blessed to experience them yourself, you come to a realization that they are always on the move, never wanting to stop. They go through each day with more enthusiasm than a grown up can ever imagine and never tire.... Continue reading
Posted Dec 17, 2012 at Idowu Akinrelere's blog
A mouse looked through the crack in the wall to see the farmer and his wife open a package. "What food might this contain?" The mouse wondered. He was devastated to discover it was a mousetrap. Retreating to the farmyard, the mouse proclaimed this warning, "There is a mousetrap in... Continue reading
Posted Dec 13, 2012 at Idowu Akinrelere's blog
Henry Ford (1863-1947) once said, "thinking is the hardest work there is, which is probably the reason so few people engage in it." Today I would like to share some thoughts with you on the important subject of "thinking" and I've titled this column "Thinking On A Higher Plane." In... Continue reading
Posted Nov 28, 2012 at Idowu Akinrelere's blog
Life is filled with lots of fun. It comes with its share of struggles as well. Problems are an integral part of our lives. Problems are not bad always. Problems reshuffle our usual thought patterns and revamp our approach by getting us to think creatively so that we get to... Continue reading
Posted Nov 26, 2012 at Idowu Akinrelere's blog
So many of us get caught up in the past; past issues, past relationships, past mistakes, etc... We tend to give away our thoughts and energy of today to days and events that no longer exist. An unfortunate reality of this type of thinking is that we tend to lose... Continue reading
Posted Nov 21, 2012 at Idowu Akinrelere's blog
This is a powerful message for our modern society. We seem to have lost our bearing and our sense of direction. One young academically excellent person went to apply for a managerial position in a big company. He passed the first interview; the director did the last interview. The director... Continue reading
Posted Nov 19, 2012 at Idowu Akinrelere's blog
I am hope in a stream of hopelessness I am a dream in a cloud of nightmares I am love when hate abounds I am light when darkness surrounds I am the last breath in fatigue I am the doubt that only you believe I am the finishing step In... Continue reading
Posted Nov 15, 2012 at Idowu Akinrelere's blog
The word 'Achieve' is magnetic. It has a glimmer. 'Achievers' are looked upon as a notch higher than others. Everyone has different goals and definitions for achievement. Nevertheless the fact is - Everybody wants to achieve and be an achiever. From a kindergarten boy to a Jet fighter pilot, everyone... Continue reading
Posted Nov 13, 2012 at Idowu Akinrelere's blog
If the possibility of dying in our sleep never stopped us from going to sleep every night, why should the thought of getting hurt stop us from falling in love? Life is a never-ending gamble. In everything we do, we gamble our hearts and our very own existence, so why... Continue reading
Posted Nov 8, 2012 at Idowu Akinrelere's blog
There are two days in every week about which we should not worry. Two days which should be kept free from fear and apprehension. One of these days is yesterday with its mistakes and cares, Its faults and blunders, Its aches and pains. Yesterday has passed forever beyond our control.... Continue reading
Posted Nov 2, 2012 at Idowu Akinrelere's blog
I've learned that you cannot make someone love you. All you can do is be someone who can be loved. The rest is up to them. I've learned that no matter how much I care, some people just don't care back I've learned that it takes years to build up... Continue reading
Posted Oct 29, 2012 at Idowu Akinrelere's blog
We convince ourselves that life will be better after we get married, have a baby, then another. Then we are frustrated that the kids aren't old enough and we'll be more content when they are. After that we're frustrated that we have teenagers to deal with, we will certainly be... Continue reading
Posted Oct 24, 2012 at Idowu Akinrelere's blog
Fear and self-doubt plague all of us. To the degree you can overcome your insecurities, you will experience freedom to be yourself and reach your full potential as an entrepreneur. The most important thing to understand is that everyone experiences these scary emotions to some degree, regardless of how confident... Continue reading
Posted Oct 18, 2012 at Idowu Akinrelere's blog
By Bill Gates Rule 1: Life is not fair - get used to it. Rule 2: The world won't care about your self-esteem. The world will expect you to accomplish something BEFORE you feel good about yourself. Rule 3: You will NOT make 40 thousand dollars a year right out... Continue reading
Posted Aug 16, 2012 at Idowu Akinrelere's blog
Daddy Carry Me! by Oluwakemi Amusan I am tired of relying on my muscles, I am sick of doing it on my own. Be my strength, be my Shield, be my Help, be my Comforter. Just have your way! My natural mind is too poor to follow; my sight is... Continue reading
Posted Aug 14, 2012 at Idowu Akinrelere's blog
NO, NOT GALILEE by Oluwakemi Amusan No, not Galilee; it is not so big. By the way, nothing good ever comes out of Nazareth. And of all places to be born, a manger in Bethlehem. There was nothing decent to even cover Him up, and we are expected to accept... Continue reading
Posted Aug 10, 2012 at Idowu Akinrelere's blog