Trying moments

There comes a point in time when one refers to life as “unfair”. Most people have been through so much that a lot of times, their efforts seem to be working against them. In the midst of all these hurdles, there is a constant reminder and lesson that life is all we make of it. Sure, at a point, it seems quite unpredictable but if we accept all its curves and edges and make the most of it, it plays out beautifully.

For instance, I am an extremely sensitive person. Constantly thinking about the welfare of others that I neglect mine. Some might consider me foolish or naive🤗. Maybe I am both, but it does not change the fact that I am being me. I have been hurt countless times and even attempted building a wall around myself. But it all worked against me. In trying to protect me, I ended up almost living a fake life governed by the actions and opinions of others. The people that cherish you and appreciate you, even though few can definitely spice up your life. I realized too late that the quality of people I surround myself with great matters.

It is in that moment of discovering yourself with all its ugliness that we strive to be better. Gold is tested by fire and diamond needs to be polished to reveal it’s TRUE worth. During this trying moments, never forget or take for granted those who stood by you. They are invaluable.

Be yourself, your unique beautiful self. Always aim to improve daily. In all, never doubt your abilities and share your fears with those that have proven their loyalty during tough times. They mean well and their advice could be considered priceless.

 

Stay blessed.

Chichi

40 Comments

  1. Teresa Shockley October 9, 2018 at 5:02 am

    To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment. Keep motivated us. 🙂

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    1. Chinyere Okoh November 10, 2018 at 8:42 pm

      Thank you for your kind words.

      There came a point in my life that I wanted to change me, believe me, I tried but felt miserable. Only then did I realize, your authentic self is so unique and we should take pride in who we are. Also, sometimes we judge ourselves too hard.

      If only we could be kinder to ourselves, the workd would be a better place.

      Reply
  2. GiGi Eats Celebrities November 13, 2018 at 2:34 pm

    I don’t think life is unfair – even if I am having a crappy day. I think those days when you think things are “unfair” are simply tests to see how strong you are as a person!

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    1. Chinyere Okoh November 13, 2018 at 7:17 pm

      You just hit the nails on the head. Been positive and tuning our minds to grow with circumstances will go a long way.

      Thanks for the feedback.

      Reply
  3. Kansas Bonanno November 13, 2018 at 8:46 pm

    I’m in such a trying time in my life right now but i’m just trying to take it day by day. Thats all you can do.

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    1. Chinyere Okoh November 14, 2018 at 1:18 am

      I admire uour strength.

      Keep your head high….you will be fine.

      Thanks for the comment.

      Reply
  4. Gladys Parker November 13, 2018 at 9:33 pm

    To Thine own self be true and it must follow as the night the day thou canst not then be false to any man—I try very hard to live by that line in the Shakespearean play! It is my favorite quote

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    1. Chinyere Okoh November 14, 2018 at 1:20 am

      So lovely…
      I espaeially like being true to one’s self.

      Thanks for your feedback.

      Reply
  5. dalleynedvm November 14, 2018 at 2:22 am

    It is always important to be yourself regardless of the circumstances. Also being positive always diminishes the negative

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    1. Chinyere Okoh November 14, 2018 at 2:36 am

      True..
      Positivity is the spark that diminishes negativity.

      Thanks for your wise words

      Reply
  6. diadarling3 November 14, 2018 at 3:42 am

    When things are really hard I try to remember stuff I didn’t think I’d survive but now it’s just a distant memory. One of my favorite quotes is “We can handle anything in the moment. It’s the fear of what might happens that out does us.”

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    1. Chinyere Okoh November 15, 2018 at 4:37 am

      Thanks for such lovely contributions.
      Reminiscing about past victories pushes us forward to achieve.

      Thanks for your thoughtful words.

      Reply
  7. Gloria Grossi November 14, 2018 at 1:01 pm

    I think we have a lot of things in common. Although I have learnt alot from relationships and different events, it seems like some people won’t just leave my life. It really doesn’t matter how much you give them the red flag, they are always where I don’t want them.

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    1. Chinyere Okoh November 15, 2018 at 4:35 am

      Focus your attention on events, hobbies and people that cherish you.

      Learn and live.

      Thanks for your comment.

      Reply
  8. Alexis November 14, 2018 at 2:05 pm

    Seize everyday and stop worrying about what everyone else thinks about you or your decisions, it isn’t any of their concern. Thank you for this encouragement and reminder.

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  9. Love Faith More November 14, 2018 at 3:48 pm

    Most of the times i tend to be like that i much cared about the feelings of other and forget my own good .I learn now that i need to balance everything so that it wont hurt too much if some situations put me on a test.

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    1. Chinyere Okoh November 15, 2018 at 4:31 am

      It’s amazing how we are both alike in giving to others😁.

      Giving is so fulfillibg but one cannot give when depleted.

      Your best priority is you.

      Thanks.

      Reply
  10. Fatima D Torres November 14, 2018 at 5:09 pm

    i think learning to stay positive during those trying moments are what keep you going. Hitting the next level, hitting your goals, etc.

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    1. Chinyere Okoh November 15, 2018 at 4:26 am

      That’s so true.

      Resistance is a prerequisite for success.

      Thanks for your such an inspiring comment.

      Reply
  11. Jayne SMABL November 14, 2018 at 6:12 pm

    There are times that will come to try us but we get through it with the right people around to support us. Live life to the fullest and focus on the positives and you can’t go far wrong. 🙂

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    1. Chinyere Okoh November 15, 2018 at 4:24 am

      Wow…wise advise.
      A great recipe for living.

      Thanks for the comment

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    1. Chinyere Okoh November 15, 2018 at 4:23 am

      You comments really reflects my thoughts.

      Thanks for your comment.

      Reply
  12. maartjevansandwijk November 14, 2018 at 7:09 pm

    Always be yourself no matter what the circumstances! Even though it can be hard…

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    1. Chinyere Okoh November 15, 2018 at 4:22 am

      It is hard but at thilose moments, life makes or breaks us.

      Thanks

      Reply
  13. Sondra Barker November 14, 2018 at 9:05 pm

    This is so inspiring. I completely agree with you, life is what you decide to make of it.

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    1. Chinyere Okoh November 15, 2018 at 4:20 am

      True…you determine how life presents itself. You either learn or are stuck.

      Thanks for your kind words..

      Reply
  14. Rachael Eberhardt November 15, 2018 at 7:58 am

    For me, it is so important to be yourself at all times whether other people want you to act the way they want.

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    1. Chinyere Okoh November 15, 2018 at 1:47 pm

      I completely agree.
      Be yourself and onky those that see the treasure within you will stick by you.

      Thanks for the comment.

      Reply
  15. Preet November 15, 2018 at 9:22 am

    This is something I need to remember every single day! I love the topic. It shows how we are being formed in our daily living.

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    1. Chinyere Okoh November 15, 2018 at 1:46 pm

      We need constant reminder about using tough times to shapen us.

      Thanks for the comment.

      Reply
  16. Clare Minall November 15, 2018 at 9:23 am

    Definitely needed this today!!! Thank you for posting and allowing us to start our day right. We should try and cherish every moment in our life. It is a God given and don’t let us waste it.

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    1. Chinyere Okoh November 15, 2018 at 1:43 pm

      True…
      I’m glad you found it helpful.

      Thanks for the comment

      Reply
  17. Zoe November 16, 2018 at 7:37 pm

    We should always be ourselves and enjoy life as much as we can, it’s far too short not to x

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  18. Bindu Thomas November 19, 2018 at 7:29 am

    This is such an interesting post! I definitely need this. I completely agree with you.

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    1. Chinyere Okoh November 19, 2018 at 3:52 pm

      I’m glad it was helpful.

      Appreciate the comment

      Reply
  19. Amanda Arthur Krill November 19, 2018 at 2:59 pm

    Love this. I’m a firm believer that life is short, and meant to be lived to the utmost.

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    1. Chinyere Okoh November 19, 2018 at 3:46 pm

      True…make the most of life, be happy and venture forward with no regrets.

      Thanks for the comment

      Reply

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