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Dogs Don’t Care

You own the house, the tenant owns the dog. You have to travel and stay away for quite some time for a reason.

Finally, you decide to go back home and on reaching your house you discover you can’t enter your own house. Your tenants furious dog is right in front of the house about to make your life a living hell and refuse you access to your house. It begins to growl and bark.

Your tenant is not around to make the dog behave. You have to hasten outside the gate and have to stick outside the gate to wait for your tenant to come back.

Your tenant comes back and takes the dog away. You look at it, it growls at you showing its wicked eyes and teeth.

The next day you step into your compound, about to go out, and the dog on seeing you, makes at you. Your tenant has gone out again leaving you and the dog. The tenant forgets to put his dog in the cage.

With desperate effort to prevent a fatal attack on you, you drop your briefcase and run.

The dog grabs your briefcase and keeps watch over it. Your phone is in it. No means to call your tenant to come to retrieve your briefcase.

You’re angry and have plans to disallow the dog in your compound. The dog looks at you again and growls and barks. It lunches an attack, you run to the gate, the only option you have. On reaching it, you discover it has been locked, your tenant has locked it from the outside forgetting you’re still in the house.

The dog rushes closer, nothing to do but climb the wall and that’s what you have to do.

A passer-by sees you jumping the fence, alerts other passers-by and they chase you to catch you. You know that thieves stand a good chance of being stoned to death in the area.

You run and run until you meet one of your neighbours who stands to explain who you are. But you are no where to be found.

When you later come back you have to send your tenant and dog packing.

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Staying away for too long can make you a stranger in your own home.

Chase your dream but always know the road that will lead you home again.

Inspired Sunday – But For Grace

We tend to forget or ignore the power of grace in our lives and that it is only by grace that we are what we are.

Grace is everything, without it, life will be like chewing the rocks from within an inferno – unbearable. Everything we pass through, the difficulties, the losses and the pains we feel can wreck us, but grace lessens their effects on us. We pass through these difficult situations and come out stronger.

Grace picks us up from bed every morning, brings us sunshine and warmth and keeps us joyful. It takes us into the world and keeps us safe. So, we go out and we come back safe by grace. 

Grace feeds us, clothes us and shelters us. 

We look beautiful and pleasing all by it.

It takes us to a greater height and keeps us there where no one can bring us down.

When someone hurts you too badly, grace keeps us from hurting them back. Humans are prone to retaliation/revenge but by grace we forgive, we let go. 

We understand what is hard for others to understand and do what is hard for others to do.

Without grace we are nothing.

This grace does not come from anywhere. This grace flows from God’s love for us and like his love, it is eternal. 

So when we find yourselves struggling in life, when we are at the edge of giving up, when we think we are at a dead-end and there is no way out, we must remember that grace can see us through and that God gives this grace abundantly to anyone who asks him for it.

Happy Sunday to you.💖

Have a lovely week.😊

Wise Saying |A Ship In The Harbour Is Safe, But That’s Not What The Ship Is Made For – English Proverb

 For those who do not make it their permanent residence, the benefit of a comfort zone cannot be crossed out.

 When you stick to the dance style you have mastered or remain in the job you are well experienced in or drive the vehicle you are used to, you live without much stress. You are more confident because you are good at it already. You don’t need someone to ridicule you for an amateur performance or cast you away as inexperienced. Think of it, life is easier here. You are free from worries and terrors of new challenges and risks.

It serves as a winding-off region, a rejuvenating spot, where you recover yourself from all the stress, risk and discomforts of a normal life. So, the comfort zone shouldn’t be cast away, it should only be broadened by pushing its boundaries out from the other side, the side which is not the comfort zone. 

Now, imagine a strong, beautiful ship, full of potential which never left the harbour because the waters are rough. Imagine how weak and worthless that ship will eventually seem. 

The Comfort zone is the most pleasing place to be, yet the most ridiculous place to remain. Unfortunately, many are living for too long in different levels of a crippling comfort zone. Many are comfortable with the little amount they receive as a salary and sometimes live their entire lives doing one job and in one company they are comfortable working with — what you have is better than what you don’t have since a bird at hand is worth more than a million birds elsewhere right? Wrong.

The truth is that you do not know that you can add to the number of the birds in your hand and the only way to do that is to get out there, face the challenge and catching more.

 Exercise is an integral part of life but I have always wished I could live my life without a regular workout routine and be fine. Like a flickering light, I keep going on and off but because I know its significance, I break free from my comfort at least two or three times a week to do the thing that is important to my health. I must confess that doing this is one of the hardest things. 

 Sometimes What keeps you in your comfort zone is fear. You fear to take that first step like hell, just like a baby who would rather keep moving on its butt than take the first step, you remain where you are and do the things you feel safe doing.

Anxiety, fear of the unknown and thoughts that there is never a better place than where you are, keep you in the place of convenience and these things cost you growth and make fulfilling your potential impossible. You miss out on the rewards of trying a challenging or risky new activity when you hold back.

There is no better way to tackle a weakness than to come out of our comfort zone and there is no way to rejuvenate than revisiting it. This is where striking a balance comes in. You need to find a way to balance the equation of life. 

Like a traveller who takes some time off after a long hazardous journey, you need to sneak into your pampering, nurturing comfort zone sometimes, to get your sanity back and get back into your normal life, your normal life is not your comfort zone, your comfort zone is only a place you can recollect yourself.

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