The Theory Of A Second


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‘Never cut a tree down in the wintertime. Never make a negative decision in the low time. Never make your most important decisions when you are in your worst moods, Wait. Be patient. The storm will pass. The spring will come.’ Robert H. Schuller.

A second makes a year, and in fact, it makes a lifetime! When you calculate every second of our lives, add that to decisions we make in split seconds, and there, that’s our lives all tidied up and going in seconds. That’s all it takes to cross over to the New Year, just one second. And that got me thinking about decisions and the much-celebrated New Year’s resolutions.

We all have to make choices in life, and when doing that, that’s when the seconds ticked by. From the second we decide whom to marry, to the second we choose our careers to when we define our life goals, the seconds are counting.

We can make the seconds of our lives count by weighing up our options, and in the case of the young Saudi Arabian woman who renounced Islam and barricaded herself in a hotel in Thailand, she must have decided to run away within seconds. That decision will now change her life.

Thankfully, the UN has approved her refugee status, and Australia is keen to allow, and process Rahaf Mohammed al-Qunun’s asylum application. This brave young woman made a decision that ultimately changed her life.

So whatever you do this year, make the seconds count!

It’s 2019 folks!!

28 comments on “The Theory Of A Second

  1. Your article is an insightful way to explain how life works Seyi. I am delighted that Rahaf Mohammed al-Qunun is now safe in Thailand. Her fate might be different if she went back to Kuwait. Every second count.


  2. Love the quote. Hope you are well. ❤

  3. Jessica says:

    The quote is spot on. Love it! ❤
    I have no idea who the woman in question but she god she’s tough. I salute her.

  4. Lori says:

    What a great analogy about seconds. One second to make it into a new year. Very good. Blessings to you this year and beyond, Seyi.

  5. utesmile says:

    So right this quote. Wishing you a great 2019 with the right decisions!

  6. Thanks Seyi – important comments.

  7. Eric Alagan says:

    I’ve been praying for Rahaf ever since the news broke. What a brave young woman.

    All the best for 2019 Seyi, and may good thoughts, words, and deeds fill your life,

    • Seyi Sandra says:

      Rahaf’s now safe in Canada, not Australia as we thought. But she’s safe from the oppressive Saudi laws.

      I appreciate your kind comment Eric. I hope 2019 will be a year of prosperity, peace and love for you.
      Blessings to you.😀

  8. D K Powell says:

    Good thoughts. It’s a shame that Australia reneged on that asylum permission for Rahaf in the end but at least Canada picked up the mantle and she’s now safe there and in good health. I hope 2019 is full of blessings for you!

    • Seyi Sandra says:

      It’s a shame indeed. I watched the news and was surprised to see her in Canada but at least she’s safe. I hope you’ll have adventures and fun this year old friend. I appreciate your comment.😀

  9. Thank you Seyi, one can see your heart clearly! Spiritual hugs to you my sister!

    • Seyi Sandra says:

      Same to you dear brother Wendell. My apologies for the late reply on your comment. I hope you’ll enjoy the rest of your week.
      Much love to you.:)

  10. Christy B says:

    Wow, powerful message, Seyi. Let’s make our New Year one in which we live to the fullest xx

    • Seyi Sandra says:

      Thanks Christy, my sincere apologies for the late reply, I’ve been so busy with work and I’m doing my MA as well. I hope you’ll enjoy the rest of your week.

  11. Good to see some of my earlier friends in WordPress world are still around.

  12. unclerave says:

    How’s it going, hon? You’ve been pretty quiet. Too busy with work? — YUR

    • Seyi Sandra says:

      Hey unclerave, thanks for stopping by! 🙂 I’ve been busy with work, health and I just embarked on my MA this January. It’s chaotic. But I’ve finished for this semester, so it’s just work and sporadic hospital appointments. I’ll post articles often now. I’ll head over to yours soon.
      Lots of love to you.

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