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Ibidunni Ighodalo

Two things to check often:
(1) Your blood pressure
(2) Your blood sugar 

Three things reduced to minimum:
(1) Salt
(2) Sugar
(3) Starch (Carbohydrates) 

Four things to increase:
(1) Greens
(2) Veggies
(3) fruits
(4) Nuts

Three things to forget:
(1) Your age (2) Your past (3) Your grudges

Three things to have:
(1)True Friends
(2)Loving family
(3)Positive thoughts

Four acts to stay healthy:
(1) Fasting
(2) Laughing (3) Exercise
(4) Weight loss

Six things not to wait for:
(1) Don’t wait till you are sleepy to sleep
(2) Don’t wait till you’re tired to rest
(3) Don’t wait till you are thirsty to drink water (4) Don’t wait till you are sick to go for medical checkups (5) Don’t wait till your friend is sick  to go to see him/her.
(6) Don’t wait for problems to pray to God.

Thought has life.

Choose your thoughts the way you choose your friends

Where do thoughts come from?

Thoughts come from nowhere and from everywhere! I think both contain an element of truth. Subjectively, our thoughts come from nowhere: they just pop into our heads, or emerge in the form of words leaving our mouths. Objectively, we can say that thoughts emerge from neural processes, and that neural processes come from everywhere. What I mean by this is that the forms and dynamics of thought are influenced by everything that has a causal connection with you, your society, and your species .. Yohan John

Our thoughts come from every interaction with the world, it has a magnetic impulse that just pick information from every source. Think about a monkey in a super market that just pick things jumping from one shelve to another, you are not even aware on that the monkey has picked. Likewise, our thoughts gets information from source we are not aware of.

Characteristics of our thought life

  1. Thoughts are made up of informations, experiences and beliefs. Things we hear, see, perceive, smell, feel, made believe, taste are what makes up thoughts.
  2. Thoughts can be created
  3. Thoughts responds to stimulus, there are certain acts, situation or thoughts that triggers our thoughts
  4. Thoughts can reproduce: Produce other thoughts or actions
  5. Thoughts grows
  6. Thoughts can influence your physical health
  7. Thoughts can make you happy or sad
  8. Thoughts can be accepted or ignored.
  9. Thoughts can die
  10. Thoughts are either healthy or unhealthy
  11. Thoughts has power to transform a man.

….. transform you into a new person by changing the way you think.

The way we think can affect the quality of our being.

Your thoughts make you the person you are. Proverbs 4:23 Easy to read.

This is to say that to determined the kind of life you want tomorrow is to. Consciously choose your thoughts today.

Thoughts should always be under your control, choose what you want to think and what you don’t want.

You mean so much to me


How Contentment can increase mental well-being.

But godliness with contentment is great gain. For we brought nothing into the world, and we can take nothing out of it.

I will define contentment as a feeling of self satisfaction. God does not love us equally rather, He loves us personally, uniquely and adequately.

Our needs and desires are different, it will be unhealthy to judge our satisfaction based on others accomplishments.

Think about a child who is in search for five stones to build a house, when he got the first stone, he was happy and ventured for the second one with enthusiasm. When he got the second stone, he threw a party for his friends.

Contentment will make the journey of life fun and easy. It not that you settled for less rather you appreciate what you have now. If only we can pause a bit to look at how far we have gone then we realised how ungrateful we’ve being to ourselves.

Accepting your current position will give you good knowledge of what you need to get to the desired position. Paul said that he has learnt the secret on content. This is the secret: He who is not contented with one can’t be content with many. Because lack of content leads to greed.

Today, write out the things you are grateful for.

Don’t worry but be concern.

Dear Parents…

Please stop worrying about us..

You can show concern but don’t show that you are worried about us. Worry tells us that you don’t trust us, you don’t believe in us or you are scared about us and any of these things can bring an inner conflict between us.

There is a big difference in showing concern and showing worry.

* Concern has love while worry has fear.
*Concern has a goal while worry has confusion

*Concern is healthy, it doesn’t get you depressed nor doubtful but the unhealthiness of worry makes you sad.

* When you show concern, the happiness of ur child is the priority but worry makes you to think about what your friends will say to you about it. (Self centered)

To know if you are concerned or worried, ask yourself why are you doing this?

Is it because of your child happiness?

Is it because you are scared (worry)

Because of what people will say? (worried)

Even the Bible said it, Do not be worried about anything

Let me stop here ma and sir…

Please send to all parents…

You mean so much to me.
Niyi Akitoye

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