We are live!
Wow. I can’t believe it’s been a year since the last challenge. And what an eventful year it has been. So much has happened, and I’ll be sharing with you a huge part of it during this challenge. Just stay with me and let’s enjoy the ride together.
Something happened yesterday and it got me thinking. I’m at a stage of my life where I derive lessons from different random occurrences and they are mostly teachable moments for me. So I’ll share, and hope that you learn something too.
I was cutting my husband’s nails and he was very calm while I was doing that. This was despite the fact that he didn’t really like me using a blade, he prefers Nail cutters. I prefer using blade because sorry, I just don’t know how to use the cutters, blame it on my Ibadan upbringing.
He was very chill about the whole process, I cut the finger nails and all through, he didn’t move an inch. I had mentioned it to him before that I was always so amazed at how calm he was whenever we engaged in the nail cutting process and he laughed about it. This is because anytime he cuts mine for me, I’m so shaky and impatient. I’m expecting that a cut might happen or something like that.
During that period yesterday, I realized that there were two reasons he was more calm than me. First was the fact that he trusted me wholly and believed that I would do everything possible to avoid hurting him. The second is that he was certain that being shaky might mean I’d get disorientated and then this could lead to the hurt that was being avoided in the first place. I realized these two truths and it gave me an understanding.
Why am I shaky when he does mine? It can’t be because I don’t trust him , I really do but I’m always so scared of things going wrong, and this is a habit that I need to stop. Whether I’m scared or not, whether I’m shaky or not, whether I’m impatient or not, whatever will happen will happen, and I need to be calm with the belief that things will be fine.
This is my message to you today. Are you holding back on certain things because of the fear of being cut deep? Are you second guessing nice situations because of your reluctance to embrace goodness and because you think it might go sour? It’s time to work on that. You need to be more trusting and patient, and accept that you are deserving of good things.
This sounds like some aspire to perspire motivational stuff, but check properly? And you’d see that I be spitting meaningful words😃.
Today, we are going to take our notes and write what we are thankful for. It could be one thing and it could be many things. We will then post on social media and be loud about it, because yes, appreciation is important.
Remember to use the hashtag : TheNovemberHappinessChallengebyOmotolaniee.
I hope to see you again tomorrow, and for the next 29 days, because you know? It’s the November Happiness challenge. I’ll leave you with this picture from my media, as I’d do everyday till the challenge ends. I hope my smile brings happiness to you today.
I’ll be back. OBA