Thursday, June 20, 2013

Poetry: The Sun Of My Childhood!

It is the vacuum of the moment, the emptiness of my heart, the cruelty of silence, and the voice of pain, that has reminded me of your absence. Our eyes ache from tears that have never seized, our minds still bleed from hurts that have never healed, our thoughts are filled with memories that have never died. Each passing day tells us of the cruelty of your departure. Each spoken word reminds us of your tender voice of counsel. Each fizzling night echoes the imbalance of your absence. They say time heals every wound, but time has not mended our broken hearts. They say all memories will fade, but memories of you remain extant with the dawn of each morning. They say every pain is a blessing, but the pain of your absence is an exception. We know we all shall die one day, but there is an unholy rhapsody about your departure, that makes death an ultimate enemy. Sleep on my jewel. Till death reunites us with you, we will keep learning to cope to live without you.

Saturday, June 15, 2013

Talent At It's Finest: Introducing Nigeria's Amazing Bead Maker!

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Monday, June 10, 2013

7 Warning Signs You’re in Bad Company

1. They only make time for you when it’s convenient for them. It’s obvious, but any relationship without regular interaction and communication is going to have problems, especially when there’s a lack of commitment. Don’t waste your time with someone who only wants you around when it’s convenient for them. You shouldn’t have to force someone tomake a space in their life for you, because if they truly care about you they will gladly create space for you. Being in a relationship with someone who overlooks your worth isn’t loyalty, it’s stupidity. Never beg someone for attention. Know your self-worth, and move on if you must. 2. They hold your past against you. Some people will refuse to accept that you are no longer who you used to be – that you’ve made mistakes in the past, learned from them,and moved past them. They may not be able to stand the fact that you’re growing and moving on with your life, and so they will try to drag your past to catch up with you. Do not help them by acknowledging their negative behavior. Keep moving forward . Holding on to the unchangeable past is a waste of energy and serves no purpose in creating a better day today. If someone continuously judges you by your past and holds it against you, you might have to repair your future by leaving them behind. 3. You feel trapped. Healthy relationships keep the doors and windows wide open. Plenty of air is flowing and no one feels trapped. Relationships thrivein this kind of unrestricted environment. You can come and go as you please, but you choose to stay because where you are is whereyou want to be. If you want to be a part of someone’s life, all the open doors and windows in the world won’t make you leave. If someone has closed them all in an effort to trap you into somethingyou don’t want to be a part of, it’s time to find the strength to kick down the door. (Angel andI discuss this in detail in the Relationships and Self-Love chapters of 1,000 Little Things Happy, Successful People Do Differently .) 4. They discredit your dreams and abilities. If you allow others to define your dreams and abilities, then you enable them to hold you back. What you’re capable of achieving is not a function of what other people think is possible for you. What you’re capable of achieving depends on what you choose to do with your time and energy. People will throw all sorts of assumptions your way about what is possible and what is impossible. Look beyond the presumptions and mental limitations of others, and connect with your own best vision of how YOUR life canbe. Life is an open-ended journey, and what you achieve comes from what you expect to achieve and what you work to achieve. So don’t worry about what everyone else thinks. Keep living your truth. The only people that will get mad at you for doing so are those who want you to live a lie. 5. They have lied to you more than once. Love is a verb, not a noun. It is ACTIVE in all relationships. Love is not just feelings of passion and romance between lovers; it is also a behavior among friends and family. If someone lies to you, they are unlovingly disrespecting you and your relationship. When you keep someone in your life who is a chronic liar, and you keep giving them new chances to be trusted, you have a lot in common with this person – you’re both lying and being unloving to you! Bottom line: Those who avoid the truth and tell you only what you want to hear do so for their own benefit, not yours. Don’t put up withit. (Read Emotional Vampires .) 6. Their negativity is rubbing off onyou. The negative people in your life don’t just behave negatively towards you, but towards everyone they interact with. What they say and do is a projection of their own reality – their own inner issues. Even if they say something to you that seems personal – even if they insult you directly – it likely has zero to do with you. This is important to remember because what these negative people say and do shouldn’t betaken to heart. Although you don’t have control over what they say and do; you do have control over whether or not you allow them to say and do these things to you. You alone can deny their venomous words and actions from invading your heart and mind. If you feel like these people are getting to you, take a break and give yourself some space to breathe. Positive things happen when you distance yourself from negative people. Doing so doesn’t mean you hate them, it simply means you respect yourself. 7. They are excessively envious of what you have. A little bit of envy is OK, but when someone is excessively envious of what you have, there’s a good chance what they really want is to takeit from you. Excessive envy doesn’t tell you how much someone admires you, it tells you how much they dislike themselves. If you can, try to helplift them up, but also be careful that they don’tpull you down. Oftentimes no amount of love, or promises, or proof from you will ever be enough to make them feel better about themselves. For the broken pieces they carry, are pieces they must mend for themselves. Happiness, after all, is an inside job .

Monday, June 3, 2013

Jose Mourinho: The Second Coming

It was a script that could only have been conjured by Karma; a story of sheer fantasy, and a tale of inevitability. It is often said that ‘Never return to the scene of the crime’ but Jose Mourinho is the complete exception. As Mourinho returns to Stamford Bridge for a reunion of a marriage that was broken in September 2007, the pundits and bookmakers have begun to permutate over what this renewal could hold. A coach with a C.V to kill for, Jose is a man that is never shy of the limelight. Since moving on from London, he has added a treble from Inter Milan and a double from Spain, among other trophies. However, his second coming is one that leaves a lot of questions unanswered. It is worth mentioning that the crux of the matter that first led to Jose’s demise was his fallout with club owner, Roman Abrhimovic. Things fell apart because of the tussle for power between the duo and it should be stated that the Russian is still at the helm. Indeed, for Jose to return, means they have both agreed to bury the hatchet. But, how long before there is a second clash of egos is the question. What is more? Mourinho returns to a new breed of Chelsea generation of players, and a new philosophy of football. How he manages these factors are fundamental to his success or failure at the Bridge. Surely, he is greatly loved at Chelsea, but only success will guarantee the continuation of the second honeymoon. Conclusively, it is a brave decision for both Chelsea and Mourinho, a gamble of some sorts. Jose stint at Real Madrid will forever be subject to analysis; however, one cannot deny that barring the controversies, Jose brought a measure of success to Madrid, who had erstwhile been in the gruelling shadows of arch rivals, Barcelona. His return is a fantasy for the media, an intriguing prospect for the neutrals, a caution for the rivals, and a dream come true for the fans. Only time will tell if the renewal of marriage vows between Mourinho and Chelsea was a masterstroke or a bitter reunion