We have Vivian as our guest blogger today. She is a beautiful soul that this blog brought my way last year and I met her physically when I delivered her gift to her. She is such a homely and beautiful soul, I think you all will feel same way after you read her submission.
My overall happiness was when I was introduced to omotolaniee’s happiness challenge sometime last year and I really enjoyed . I was happy about it knowing fully well that when I get to the office everyday , I would login to read the new things that each day’s challenge is asking us to do. And all of them meant lot to me because I did all and knew how my friends felt.
Talking about happiness, one can attain happiness when he or she is in love with the right person….to steal from Tolani’s story that led to her engagement, you will discover how happy she is and of course that is because she is happy and fell in love with the right person.
Happiness is a choice…
I will be discussing happiness in 3 dimensions:
1. Love : Happiness is being in love with the right person and doing things that makes you happy. Never force yourself on anybody, that is not love….it happens naturally. Even in marriage, choose your partner carefully and be watch happiness radiate through you
2.Put yourself first: In life, you need to do what makes you happy because that moment you think people you love cant do without you, try and be missing and see how they will be waxing stronger without you.
I have a little story to back this up…
At my PPA in lagos ( I work with Lagos state response unit…as a call center agent). I never knew the effects of the radio waves from the constant use of headset untill I fell ill.
Because as corpers we are treated nicely….good salary, free lunch, staff bus and above all HMO for free medical checkup, we went to the hospital and I was diagnosed of migraine headache. For 3 weeks, I suffered it and was absent at work. Before the illness, I was loved by all because at a point as the igbo lady that I am, I started fruit salad business and they all patronize me …..But to my greatest surprise, none of my colleagues noticed my absence or even asked of my well being…all they said was that I was not competent for the job and I should be replaced…..these kind of people, its only when you are no more they will use your pictures as their display pictures all over social media. So tell me why your happiness should not be your priority….knowing fully well that when you are not there, you will be replaced.
Last and above all…..
3. What makes me happy always is PICTURES …taking pictures of my self…who is that person telling you that you are not photogenic? For me, I can snap pictures for Africa and that makes me happy. The highest thing that makes me happy is taking pictures each day I dress up to go out knowing that I was created beautifully by God.
Today I will urge all us to dress good, take lots of pictures of yourself, even if you are not the social media type, admire the pictures from your gallery tell yourself you are happy being you and above all, Put yourself first!.
I leave you with these pictures of me:
That’s it from Vivian guys, she has given us tips and even gave an analogy from personal experience to back her tips up. I hope the tips work for us.
I’ll be back. BOS