Though no one can go back and make a brand new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending.” – Carl Bard

I watched an advert today by OXFAM titled LIFT, though they wanted donations for their charity; I connected with their vision. Most times in life, we need people to lift us up, either from a failed project, a failed marriage, a failed relationship or business.

However, there are times when we don’t need anyone to rectify the errors of our past, we only need to LIFT ourselves up mentally and make a fresh start. That was why I chose Carl’s quote; we can’t undo the mistakes of our past (except for writers who can re- edit their manuscripts and release an updated version of their works) but we can surely learn from the past and have a happy ending.

This is my first post this year, and I truly hope, life would be good to us but we can be good to life too!

How? You may ask, by being agents of hope in people’s lives. My last year at university was memorable; I once had a friend who made me sad every time we were together, she was so good at pointing out my obvious flaws and making me look stupid, even though I wasn’t anywhere near stupid. I was a bright, brilliant student. A few months before our graduation, I intentionally stopped that toxic relationship, and that was when I had peace with myself.

This new year, you can start from where you are and make the best of your life. I don’t want this post to be long, but if you’d read thus far, please take this words to heart: This year, decide to love yourself first, then you would be able to love others and make the necessary changes in your life.

My love to you all, wherever you are in the world and a word of warning: Don’t get into trouble! 🙂

Don’t be afraid to stand for what you believe in, even if that means standing alone.. – Unknown

Enjoy the rest of this week and have a fun filled 2014!


25 comments on “Lift…

  1. Outstanding post Seyi! This is the best article I’ve read this year 🙂 though we’re just two days into it. It’s filled with life’s truths and I wish you all the best every single day of this year. Awesome picture too, thanks for sharing.
    Christy. 🙂

  2. Wonderful message! May your New Year bless you in many richly abundant ways!

  3. eightdecades says:

    What a lifting post you did! a very nice way to start the year. I would comment that we can also lift up from our successes as well and rise to even better successes. Not just rising from our poor mistakes. I am glad you posted this, I think I will ponder this for the entire year. We all should be making brand new endings, every time we end something.

    • Seyi sandra says:

      I completely agree… funny why we always see the mistakes and not the successes. Thanks for the reminder. ‘May we rise from our successes to better successes.’ I concur on that!
      Glad you stopped by dear friend!
      Much love. 🙂

  4. A powerful reminder for the near year. Excellent points!

  5. Al says:

    What a wonderful post to start the new year. Thank you for sharing with us Seyi.

    Happy New year

  6. Ste J says:

    Great and noble sentiments, I shall join you in this endeavour and help make the world a better place. I hope you year is as epic this year as last…but less stressful!

    • Seyi sandra says:

      Thanks old friend, that would be cool. I was so stressed last year. I’m determined to take things easy this time around. Hopefully I’ll release only one book…

  7. RoSy says:

    Dropping negative & toxic people from our lives is one of the best gifts we can give ourselves.

  8. WordsFallFromMyEyes says:

    Wonderful quotes, Seyi.

    I wish you a wonderful new year. I especially like the quote that we can create a new ending. Yes 🙂

  9. This fitting for your first post this year. Its hopeful.

  10. Subhan Zein says:

    This brings hope. Thank you for sharing. May 2014 bring you much love and happiness, Seyi.

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