I sincerely have no idea when or how this happened but I did not realize
we were in December
(My tummy knotted-if this makes sense- when my
brother pointed it out
). In between trying to make sense of the things
I've been preoccupied with, I somehow lost track of time. Time flies.
I'm not a huge fan of December and Christmas that falls within this
month. Perhaps its the cost implication
(or maybe not as nothing pleases
me more than spending and splashing the extra coin to feed my savvies
or the once-a-year pretense that is the 'spirit' that encompasses it.
Everybody everywhere 'giving' because it's apparently a time to give and
remember those who do not have a thing..oh what bullocks!
PS..I do not
have the front bench at church-its apparently for elders/ushers-but
before you think it, no, I'm not an atheist.
Giving should not be relegated to 'one' season. It should come as second
nature as is the love we are born with- love is innate(Hatred is
triggered, learnt). We should be able to give not because we have so
much we've nothing to do with it but because we can in the much or
little we are endowed with. We should always give, where giving is
justified and called for.
Give. Give. Give.
After Christmas, the new year beckons and with it resolutions top among
them weight loss and the urge to mend the wrongs of the previous year or
better yet, to supersede the achievements of the previous year.
Today, we tackle resolves. The resolves many will seek to make and
probably write down as a check point to keep them accountable.
A resolve, to me, is a strategy. An approach that seeks to better the present situations.
Alexander the Great comes to mind whenever I think of resolves.
I like Alexander the Great. Tales about him make my days.(As do those of one Hernán Cortés.)
One particular tale stands out, though.
Whenever either of them took their troops out to the battlefield, they
would burn their boats. This was to prevent them from reneging on the
ultimate goal(s)/intent of the war..WINNING.
It was a DO or DIE situation.
This tale resonates well with me because I love to see things to the
end. If and when you start something, you should set its goals and see
it come to fruition.
By burning his boats, Alexander committed his men to victory over the Persians, who far outnumbered the Greeks in great numbers.
“Strategy is all about commitment. If what you’re doing isn’t
irrevocable, then you don’t have a strategy — because any one can do
it. That’s why burning the boats is so important. Treat life like you're
an invading army and there is no turning back.”(Troy Tyler)
I'm certain a lot of resolves will be made this month and toward+at the start of the year,2014.
This is an early heads up to come up with a resolve you're willing to see to the end-
BURN the boat for it and every other project you intend to undertake.
Finally, in the 'spirit' of giving, here are a few splendid outfit ideas for your end of year work parties/cocktails:-)
|I think this is a splendid idea especially if you are hosting.|
|African print dress for an edgy look|
|Elegance in length|
Which one's your favorite??
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