“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!
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.
Thanks for your awesome and unbiased comment. I’m blushing now! I’m very grateful for your constant visits and encouragements!
Much love. 🙂
Wonderful message! May your New Year bless you in many richly abundant ways!
Thanks so much for your kindness! I hope you’ll have a beautiful year too. I’m grateful for your visit!
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.
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. 🙂
A powerful reminder for the near year. Excellent points!
Thanks Kendall, glad you like it!
What a wonderful post to start the new year. Thank you for sharing with us Seyi.
Happy New year
Thanks for reading Al, a lovely and joyful New Year to you too!
And to you my friend.
Thank you! 🙂
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!
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…
Dropping negative & toxic people from our lives is one of the best gifts we can give ourselves.
It is Rosy, it is!
Wonderful quotes, Seyi.
I wish you a wonderful new year. I especially like the quote that we can create a new ending. Yes 🙂
This fitting for your first post this year. Its hopeful.
Thanks Kim, glad you liked it!
This brings hope. Thank you for sharing. May 2014 bring you much love and happiness, Seyi.
Thank you Subhan. I tried visiting your site several times but it kept showing 404! I appreciate your kindness dear friend.
Hi Seyi, thank you for your kindness. I changed my address, it’s now http://www.subhanzein.me Blog subscription only goes to people’s Reader, and most likely they’re going to miss the posts. Email subscription works better, as the posts go to their inbox directly. Take care, blessings and love to you, xoxo
I’ll add you to my subscription list so I could stay on top of your posts!
Thank you, you’re very kind. I adjusted my subscription a year ago, so I could get your posts delivered to my inbox.