Hopeful Me! Label: HopefulMe Category: Article - 9th May, 2020
WHAT ARE YOU BUILDING?
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Whenever I ask this question, I usually get different response from people. Some will tell me they are building a house, a family, a career, an image, a brand etc. Some will also say they are not building anything. But the reality is that we all are actually building something; inadvertently or deliberately, we are. During this lockdown, I kept eating junk food and sugary things (We all love it 😁). I justified my actions with the excuse that since most markets were literally closed, there's nothing wrong with not cooking regularly and relying on junks. I didn't know I was building something. This past weekend, I had the most severe stomach upset of my adulthood. It got so severe that I wasn't able to leave my apartment because it was accompanied by frequent stooling. The painful part was that I knew that I was the cause of my own problem. See, majority of the things we go through in life are as a result of the things we've built along the while. Some people now find it difficult to love or feel loved in a relationship because in past years they've believed that 'True love' doesn't exist or that no one truly loves them. Well, there is True love. In my opinion, we don't literally find true love. I believe "we have love and then find the one that makes it true". Some are struggling with addiction because they kept doing something over and over again and it has turned into a destructive habit. Some are broke today because they never had savings and were only spending without re-investment. Some are overweight and out of shape because of the things they've been eating and little exercise they neglected. Some are struggling in their marriage because of wrong decisions they took when they were single. Some too (people like us😀) are having stomach upset because of the kind of food we've been taking. So, what are you building? What do you do everyday? What are you doing now? The Medical results, Academic results, Career result, Social results etc you'll get tomorrow is as a result of the things you are doing today👊🏾. I remember the story of a Builder. This Builder worked in a company for several years and before his retirement, we was given his last commission/task; to build a house. The Builder accepted the job but his heart wasn't there. He used inferior materials and engaged the least labourers for the job. When he was done building, the management called him and told him the house was his. That the company wants to use it as a farewell gift. The builder screamed😬, he would have put his best in that job. If only he had known that the house was his... So, I encourage you to build right and to build something tangible, live life with a commitment. Try as much as you can to live your best life now. Back to my gist, I started taking drugs for the stomach upset. I took a whole lot of medical advice. I combined different kinds of drugs. One funny thing with being in a bad situation is that everyone now becomes a counsellor😏. People will keep suggesting things for you. I was even told to drink raw pap, chew garlic😳 etc. Well, after an excruciating 5days, I got better. The stomach upset and everything stopped. And I thank God for everything. Imagine staying for a week without taking my favorite food🥺 (Tea & bread). I've really been through alot shaa. But I don't know, since then I haven't been able to go to toilet. I hope those different drug combination has not succeeded in blocking my stomach. Imagine after taking drugs for frequent stooling, you now go back to get drugs for not being able to stooling Lol.😂 So, what are you building? Remember all you owe your future self is investing in who you are today.💪🏾 By Johnson Crystal Kalu P.S Don't mind the last part ooo, I can easily go to toilet. #HopefulMe #HopefulAndCrazy
Johnson Crystal Kalu
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