Wednesday, 30 September 2015

Tomato Juice Story!

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I was taking a flight from Philly to New York and there was this 2 year old cutie seated right behind me. However, she wouldnt just stop talking, she was such a chatterbox. Luckily, I amazingly understand baby talk a bit and just love to hear the way their young minds and heads work in symphony. She then goes "Daddy!Daddy! I want some juice" and her dad responds, what fruits do you like so that we can know what juice to get you...

He then began naming the fruits, he goes...."Do you like apples, bananas, oranges, strawberries and all her answers were yes!yes!yes!. However to my suprise he goes, do you like tomatoes???
And my eyes pop out?? "Man what are you teaching a 2 year old?? Tomato is a vegetable not fruit I felt like screaming"....... But guess what he goes "Would you put tomato in a fruit salad"? to which she answers No! And he goes "then tomato is a vegetable not a fruit and she goes that's true dad!

That said, Is tomato really a fruit or vegetable??? Make sure, you find out for yourself !

Training kids however has taken a different dimension. I hope to have a child training/mentoring series in the future, I hope its sooner than later as my hands are getting quite full. I love the critical reasoning part of my earlier story, its not enough to give children information, but some times let them reason out the answers for themselves. As we got talking, he mentioned the little girl can actually speak 3 languages, now tell me about getting excited for someone else's child

I watch with dismay as children of this generation are growing quicker than they should while towing the not so preferred route, I go for parties and see the way children twerk and even know the lyrics for songs that are  clearly adult language, I am not making reference to teenagers now as that  is a story for another day..... I remember on one occasion I had to tell my mum that the dance steps didn't really go well with me, to which she responded "No harm dear, they are kids" And I said mum they have refused to be kids and are clearly stepping as full grown adults. Some people might say, I am being EXTRA but I will say categorically that there is a time for everything. Yes!

In few words, I will ask, what values and principles are you training your children with or planning to if you hope to have some? unfortunately you cant give what you don't have. Are you training them to be critical thinkers, challenge the norm and bring about creativity? As I write this, I just wonder if  this generation will have another Einstein, Louis Paster, Isaac Newton etc.

Give those children, the right education..... Don't just pop them out and let nature take its course.
Remember its easier to buildstrong children than repair broken men-- Frederick Douglass

Tuesday, 15 September 2015

My prayer was in a song this morning.......

From the bottom of my heart Lord, I am thankful for your mercies, your grace and for every single thing..... I stand in awe of your awesomeness....

Thursday, 10 September 2015

LIfe Realities.....

I was having a chat with a friend and in our conversation I mentioned a defining moment in my life in 2014. I always say  the year 2014 will be indelible in my memory. The good thing about the whole situation now is that when I remember where God brought me from and His deliverance, I am filled with gratitude. God is indeed faithful. In life, some people/events are assignments from the centre of hell and if you are not careful, the GPS to your destiny might be changed before your very eyes to only one destination...'HELL' and no one is beyond this. Remember what Peter said?? I will never deny you Lord but we know the end of that story...... Anyways regardless of the detours, God loves us and its never too late to heed Gods voice..... *ThinkEternity*

Tuesday, 8 September 2015

Saturday, 5 September 2015

Have You Spoken To God Today?

I worship you O Lord for who you are, I magnify your name for the things you have done and that which you are yet to do. You are indeed worthy and there's none who compares with you. Your loving kindness is from everlasting to everlasting, showing yourself strong on behalf of them that love you. Heaven and earth are full of your majestic works and today I stand in awe of you and I give you all the glory, praise, adoration and honour because you deserve my worship and praise. Indeed The best-equipped army cannot save a king,nor is great strength enough to save a warrior.Don’t count on your warhorse to give you victory—for all its strength, it cannot save you.But the LORD watches over those who fear him, those who rely on his unfailing love.(Ps 33:16-18 NLT) Its me again, your most cherished daughter elly....... Have you spoken to God today?

Friday, 4 September 2015

Elly's Thoughts.......

I embarked on a different route to my career , about two years ago, and  really I have always planned to do this, when I was married and popped out a few kids or when I turned 40 lol! But times changed, and demands changed and now I am doing a lot of things now that I put off for later. And really I ask myself "who would pause at shaping their own future and taking the world"?? 
Don't go into tomorrow unprepared! Invest wisely, Be Prepared.
The Pain Of Regret is worse than the Pain Of Failure......... 

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