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Considering that the new segment of “Voices” has been introduced to the blog, and it focuses on hearing out African voices and African talents, I thought it would also be a good idea to link the Monday Motivational posts to certain African Proverbs.
Not only are proverbs great to read, but they offer an insight into wisdom, coming from different countries on the continent.
Proverbs give you a light and headway in which way to live your life.
Not only do you learn from them, but you learn to PRACTICE them in your daily life.
Two that really stuck with me over the past few days are:
“However long the night, the dawn will break”
Night is often associated with darkness, and darkness is usually associated with evil doings, or sadness, a bad place. The dawn, is often associated with light, renewal, a new opportunity, a new chance.
I liked this one because it was reminder that no matter how bad today may seem, whether you are stressed because of work, or are ill or connected to someone who is ill, whether you have emotional, mental, financial struggles, things will always seem better in the morning. ❤
For me, peaceful sleep the night before, opens new way to try again the following morning. To have renewed hope for change, and hope for better things to come. There is always a need to hope for the better. Wish for goodness. Its always a good start.
Believe. Believe, that tomorrow will be better than today. Believe that there is always a silver lining beyond the grey clouds.
Whatever you are going through, remember, morning will come, and this too shall pass.
This proverb from Rwanda I loved a lot.
“Work is good, as long as you don’t forget to live”.
We live in a hustle bustle generation. Our need to be “something”, to be “successful” far outweighs our need to live a rich and fulfilled life. Of course I do not mean “rich” in the “money” sense. I mean “rich” in the sense that you live a plentiful and abundant life.
Abundant with love, happiness, the gifts of family, friends.
While we work so hard to make something of ourselves, we forget to actually enjoy life and do the things we want to do, things that make life that much better, that more blessed.
Take heed of this today. Remember there is so much still to live for, than having a fat bank balance. ❤ Appreciate that.
Until the next one.
Live in Light and Love ❤