Just about a week ago, I decided to take a short break from active blogging in other to focus on some other areas of my life that may have been neglected since I began my blogging adventure. Thanks to my dear wife, who prior to this short break, nudged me into this realisation.
One evening, while I was busy browsing and typing away on my computer, she came around and said to me, “Dearie, you want to inspire the whole world, but you have forgotten that to do that, you’d have to start with those around you.” Men! That caught my attention like nothing else.
By those around me, she meant herself and my kids – A family affair! My wife is currently 38 weeks pregnant and due in a matter of days while my daughter will be clocking 2 just in few days’ time. I could easily have talked her out of her observation of me, but you see I also know that sometimes focus could bring blindness. By that, I mean that when we focus our energy to achieve a particular goal, it could also blind us to other pursuits or priorities.
Within the break, I’ve been able to achieve a lot in terms of just being there for my family – listening, laughing and having rich conversations, etc – more than any presents would have done. Don’t get me wrong, presents are nice and good, but your presence is by far better. And if you’re looking to make a double impact impression on your family and friends this Christmas, then do the duo!
Apart from being a good family time for me, it has also served as a wonderful time of deep reflections. Not only has it helped me to re-order my priorities but have also enabled me to chart a new course for my blogging adventure which I will be sharing with you in subsequent posts.
I’d kindly implore you to be on the look-out here on this blog as there are very interesting bits and pieces tailored for you as we wind down on the year 2015. More importantly, stay tuned for brilliant inspirations that will empower you to start the new year on a right and firm footing by the grace and mercies of God!
What Will Be Your Ideal Gift To Family and Friends This Christmas? Your Presents Or Presence?
Charity, they say, begins at home! 😄
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