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Respect is a virtue

When a politician is campaigning for a public Servant’s position, he humbles himself, he listens to people around him, and he strives to understand and practice the cultures and traditions of the people and tries his best to prove that he is the most socially compatible candidate for the position. At this point, the campaign money is used for transportation, security and mobilization of people. Politicians understand well that distributing money to voters is a gamble, but he can bet on his personality and relationships to get his foot in the game. So, a politician is best behaved during campaign season. The truth of his real character only comes to play when he is well settled in his hardly earned position. A politician’s behavior only goes to prove that no wealth, no position and no status quo can earn anyone respect. Without character people tend to reflect to you what you are. A boss who abuses and looks down on his staff because he is more superior does not command any respect despite his heavy salary or authoritative attitude.  Respect is neither bought nor commanded, neither can anyone receive respect just because he is associated with an influential individual. How we treat others and speak to others speaks volumes of who we are. Just as a fool is considered wise in his silence, so is an individual more likely to gain respect by keeping away from situations that can lead to lose talk or exchange of unpleasant or insensible conversations. When children talk back at adults, when colleagues assume each other, when people avoid each other or speak in low tones about each other, then we must ask ourselves the tough questions. ‘Just how do we treat each other? Are we respectful? ‘ The late Maya Angelou once said, ‘People may forget what you said or did, but they will never forget how you made them feel’ This season, remember to be respectful. It is after all a virtue.

Little to say today, but in my thoughts.

It seems really easy to consistently post twice a week in a public platform, until when your mind goes blank and you still have to say something inspiring and motivating.Today I have gone blank, really, blank.

So I have decided to take you through my think process, after all the year is almost over and am about to wrap up on my year’s objectives. I have been blogging for a while now, but half way through the year I made a decision to take blogging a little bit more serious. That meant consistent writing, which interpreted to more reading and interactions.

It’s the end of the year now, and I am at that stage where I am asking myself what exactly I have achieved. While writing and reading could all be a learning curve for me, it’s something that I enjoy doing, and which I find easy even when I have pressured myself into it. I am happy to note that I finally got a self-domain (, somehow that feels like a mile stone that I am proud of. I feel more responsible for what I write, I see need for a plan and an investment in my blog.

I am happy to have consistent readers that I can call out by name. Ladies and gentlemen who have liked, commented and shared my posts and sites in a way to let me know they are there, they are reading and most importantly getting something out of it. For someone who is taking this whole thing seriously, it means a lot to be recognized for what I am doing, or in this case writing and thinking.

At the beginning of my new journey, all I wanted to write about was being a new bride, what it’s like, what it takes and the transition process. I wanted ladies my age and those younger than me to know what’s ahead, to answer questions my own sister has asked and which at some point I asked my older cousins and girlfriends. I knew someone was asking and I wanted to be a big sister to them.I may not stick to this script, but I see myself getting more personal with my blog and I look forward to share the journey with you. One of my favorite readers has accused me of being rigid, of posting things that matter to me but distancing myself at the same time. How I am learning to tie them all nicely in a bow, I hope you will be able to see this too in my future posts.

I am already looking forward to next year, already I am planning and re planning my activities and I can’t wait to share them with you. I look forward to share my professionalism and to have fun talking about things that we can all relate to. I am pressured to write things that will not only entertain but also educate and captivate your reading pallets. I pray that come next year, my content will be of better quality but not as much as of better personality.

But before I get ahead of myself, I look forward to the upcoming Christmas festivities. I feel like I have just breezed through the year, but Christmas is always an exciting time for me and my family. Christmas is always a time for family, and family does not necessarily include blood relatives only. It’s the time we meet and interact with the highest number of people, we make friends and enemies alike in this period, mainly because we are in each other’s spaces more than usual. This Christmas, I look forward to share with you tips that I use to remain sober, avoid judgment and enjoy my time with others without creating conflict. I am also looking forward to share the unique things I will be doing this holiday season.

I am happy to have shared this year with you, and I hope you stay with me next year. I promise I won’t be boring. On that note, I will feel great if you boost my confidence by living a comment on this post. Also, just so you are not left out on our next adventure, visit and join the family by subscribing. Let’s keep talking and sharing consistently on Monday, Wednesday and Friday.


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