I recently watched a movie titled 'The Vow' and one particular dialogue had a big impact on how I am dealing with some things in my life. I just have to share it.
"The moment of impact. The moment of impact proves potential for change. Has ripples effects far beyond what we can predict. Sending some particles crashing together. Making them closer than before. While sending others spinning off into great ventures. Landing them where you've never thought you've found them. That's the thing about moments like these. You can't, no matter how hard you try, control how it's gonna affect you. You just gotta let the colliding part goes where they may. And wait. For the next collision. These moments of impact that turn our lives upside down, actually end up defining who we are."
- Leo, The Vow
We all make mistakes, it is part of learning, gaining wisdom and maturing. HOWEVER, once that mistake is made and it surfaces to a place where it effects people around you, it is HOW you DEAL with it, YOUR ACTIONS, which define you as a person. Will you set things right with the people you have hurt? or will you let your pride and ego take control and do nothing that will ease the pain you have caused to the people you love by making those mistakes....
Be a big person, do what is right. The right actions go further then your ego & pride can ever go.
That said, I also admit that it is far easier said than done. Sometimes we make mistakes, we don't do the right thing even when we know what needs to be done and continue hurting people we love, but we must always try.
Remember 'the unexamined life is not worth living' -Socrates
Mother: Never put me first, never place dad's needs ahead of your own, never make my sister happy when you are not....
Parents, specially moms, sacrifice their entire being and happiness to raise a family... I love you mom, but I want you to be happy before making me happy otherwise my happiness is only short lived.
To all mothers reading; tend to yourself first, never lose yourself, never put him first, never be too forgiving, never get too comfortable, never give it all up for your family, never lose control. There will come a day, most often than not, when your husband and even your children may not be there for you... they may betray you, they make leave you for others, or they may simply get busy because with life.....it is YOU who will be sleeping alone at night ... it is YOU who will be lonely... so hear me out, take good care of yourself today and forever. As much as your love for your family may overpower you, maintain BALANCE in all areas of your life.
I love you mom, and I am so sorry for your pain, for your suffering, and all that you have given up for your family and now, it feels like you are left with nothing. I am sorry. I am very sorry. I love you so much.
I hate discrimination.
I often hear "Don't go there, I hear it's not safe, there is too much crime" or "Why are you going there? there is nothing to see" ... I like to think every country, every nation, every culture has something unique to offer me as an individual who is always striving for wisdom, knowledge and experience.
When I said I'm going to Uganda, the reactions I received were as follows:
"what!? Uganda? Uganda Africa? Uganda? Why!?"
"Uganda!? really? it's the murder capital of the world!"
"Uganda as in Uganda in Africa? really? why? there is nothing to see"
... & the list goes on.
Well to those who think Uganda has nothing to offer, your wrong.
It has magnificent landscapes, wild animal life, generous people and sweet tropical rain. This is just from a tourists point of view. From a business point of view, the governments structure is built to benefit investors whom wish to start a venture (free land, tax free, great support for imports and exports, the list goes on...).
Don't go judging when A. Your information is based on what you have heard and NOT what you have experienced and B. Who are you to judge a nation? a country? ... Please keep your ignorant opinions to yourself. Thank you.
For those interested to learn more about this beautiful country with it's colourful culture, visit http://www.guide2uganda.com/information_about_Uganda & if you are a twitter user, you can follow @Guide2Uganda, these great people respond quick and can guide you through Uganda virtually should you decide to pay Uganda a visit.
Some quick facts about UGANDA:
With love and my outmost wishfulness for a wiser and a better generation to come,
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