Thanksgiving has been a celebrated festival every year. Everyone has one thing or the other that makes them thankful, especially our life, our families, our jobs, our children, our businesses and many other things. We cannot be thankful enough and once every year we do our best to show appreciation by celebrating our thankfulness.
Thanksgiving comes with different ideas when it comes to decoration, food and your turkey. Make sure every visitor and family members had fun on Thanksgiving. The Thanksgiving was made unique with Deserts after food.
This occasion has its values because, it involves family, friends, acquaintances, and associates. Everybody comes together on that day to celebrate how thankful they are in all that has happened in their life, Thanksgiving is a known celebration in some countries including the United States, Canada, United Kingdom and other places. What makes this day elegant is a question in the mind of some people? but, if we view it within our mind, we shall see that it is a day set aside for parades, eating turkey, stuffing, desserts, food and other forms of merriment. It is a day of being thankful, it helps in bringing families, friends, together. We can somehow compare it to Xmas in its own way.
We all have different questions on why we celebrate Thanksgiving, looking back at history, we would understand the purpose and reason for the celebration. From history, English refugees invited Native Americans to a celebration after a successful harvest season.
The way Thanksgiving was celebrated in the past is different from today, The celebration was with cod, goose, lobster, deer in the past and not with Turkey as of today. Turkey is eaten all over America and other places on Thanksgiving day due to its popularity. It is a happy time with family and friends at the Thanksgiving dinner with plenty of food to eat with people you love, so you are thankful that you are there to share that day with people you care for, You may not have seen some of the people there in a long time, but the thanksgiving has brought everybody together and that makes us all happy.
Preparation for this occasion involves cooking food, turkey, inviting family and friends, this makes it all unique and interesting because everybody is happy. The unique part of it is assigning duties such as setting the table, mashed potato, water and drink, vegetables when everyone arrives and these duties depend on different families. Some people are responsible for taste- testing the turkey while some people are checking on the younger people.
In some families before the Thanksgiving dinner itself, all the invited members, guests are made to express what they are thankful for with each other. At the end of the dinner, some families divide up the leftovers for each family, and the men take care of the dishes. Everyone is happy at the end of the day and no complaint whatsoever.
Who sat and watched my infant head when sleeping on my cradle head, “My Mother” This a well known poem which tells about the value of a mother to a child at all time, even at her own disadvantage. As we all know every mother wants to make sure their kids are good, then they will think about themselves later, It is good to know that the priority of every good and loving mother is to consider their kids first above every other thing.
There are times we need to realize the value of a mother in our lives and how it affects us positively. Our mothers have always been there for us since we were infants, they thought us caution and directed us in all we do, even as teenagers they make sure they correct our mistakes, they try their best to make sure we do the right thing. As adults they always do their best to advice us.
Sometimes, some of us seek advice from our mothers concerning our jobs, spouse and businesses. Just like Abraham Lincoln once said of his mother, “All that I am or ever hope to be, I owe to my… mother.” The truth is that what we are today or hope to be tomorrow we always owe to our mothers because of their teachings and directions.
Our mothers have contributed immensely to us, our family, our society, our countries and the world, just because of what they have impacted in us, they always have a great influence for good in our lives which starts from when we were little till when we became adults. There is another interesting quote by Napoleon Bonaparte which says “The future destiny of a child is always the work of the mother.” “Let France have good mothers and she will have good sons”. and these applies to every society and individuals today and at all times.
Every day that we leave the house to go to school, to go to work and to our businesses, the prayers of our mothers over our heads when we were infants until now, always has a great influence on us. Our mothers are the strong foundation of whatever we are today, they are always there for us even if the world, friends abandon and care less about us. The funny thing is, even if a child is old, he or she is still that little child to their mother and she tries her best to guide them like the mother hen protects her little ones from harm’s way.
The love of a mother to a child knows no bounds and this helps in shaping our cultures, individual personalities and the society at large. Our well-being is based on a mothers availability and love for us. A Mothers love has a great impact on the welfare, upbringing, and development of a child. The first lesson a child learns from a mother is love and that natural bond which is always between a child and a mother no matter what the age.
When a mother is going home from her business or work she is always happy to go home to the kids she loves and cares for. There are times that we get upset because of one thing or the other that our mothers did to us, the truth is they are human and it would be best for us to try our best to reconcile with them because they are that precious jewel that we need to keep in a safe place for admiration at all times and they are never replaceable.
Domestic violence is a very sensitive issue to discuss and this is one of the epidemics that we see in our society today and we wonder what we can do as individuals and society to control it. Domestic violence is common in some relationship, sometimes with parents, couples, and kids, this makes us wonder as a society about what we can do to help this situation.
Charity they say begins at home, there are so many ways by which we ourselves can control domestic violence starting with the control of our anger. It could be tough on a lot of people because they are used to being violent when they are angry and they find it difficult to control themselves when they are consumed with rage.
There are measures we ourselves can take to help such situation, we can learn to walk away when the other party gets us upset or is upset, because during the heat of an argument is when Domestic violence often happens, so for us to get ourselves in control of the situation, the best thing to do is to walk out of the house for a while and whenever we are calm we can come back to the house and say nothing for a while.
To be our neighbor’s keeper, we can alert the authorities when we hear some serious argument from our neighbors, which we cannot control because we are not the one involved directly. Whatever we do, we need to understand that the safety of others in our environment, society as a whole is very essential. The truth about controlling domestic violence depends on the type of relationship you have with your spouse, family and friends, there are so many things that will help in controlling domestic violence, this includes anger control, learning to understand each other as partners, friends or couples. The key is patience and most importantly is remembering to be a role model to your children.
To create peace in our environment, community and in the family, we need to take some steps in order to avoid domestic violence in our world today.
Get the cops involved if you suspect any form of domestic issues from your neighbors or around you. Letting your friend know that you are not happy with their attitude towards their partner could save a life and be a source of control for any drastic situation.
Create a healthy, loving, respectful and understanding relationship with your partner, making it possible for your kids and people around you to look up to you as a role model.
Talking to your neighbor or friend about your concerns when you suspect that they are abusive and aggressive towards their household would go a long way.
It will be a good thing if people are educated by domestic violence organizations, religious groups, schools and in Some professional sector about the implications, effect, permanent scar, and the damage of domestic violence in our homes and how to prevent it.
Communication has values, especially in a relationship, in the present day there are so many situations which warrant couples, families, friends to stay apart because of lack of time, but texting has helped in a lot of ways to bring them together while they are at work, school, or any other place of interest.
Texting as a means of communication has helped a lot of people and families to get together, even if they are far away from each other, but as we all know whatever has the advantage also has its disadvantages.
There are many occasions, especially at your place of work or in a class where you find it absolutely impossible to receive phone calls. Fortunately, texting is allowed in such situation which makes it possible to get in touch with your partners, friends, lovers, and acquaintances especially in times of urgency. Sometimes text helps some people who find it difficult texting others or who are nervous about talking to a girl or someone of interest to them and also for people who have the problem of approaching or communicating with others easily. Some people believe that texting is much easier than talking.
With any new or old relationship, texting is always the order of the day because it makes communication easier.
Looking at it critically, we wonder about what really hurts a relationship as far as texting is concerned, too much texts sometimes can be a distraction from work and other important things that need to be done at a particular point in time. Another area where text helps in a relationship is when there is a misunderstanding between two people and sometimes they find it difficult to sort their problems verbally, then texting will end up being the way out in such a situation, these will help in making up for their misunderstanding or differences and might be a source of bonding for them.
Sometimes texting can be beneficial if your partner wants you to help with some things at home or wants you to pick up something for them and they find it difficult to get hold of you on the phone, then texting is another fast and easy way of communication in that situation. Does communication by text help or hurt a relationship?, There are ways by which communication by text does hurt a relationship:
Continuous text non-stop can affect or hurt a relationship because it will make the other partner feel obligated in responding back which might lead to distraction or frustration.
Text messaging will hurt a relationship if you find it impossible to concentrate especially on your job, at important events, church and other places of importance.
It will be a better idea if you try as much as possible to control the number of times you text, if in anyway it is going to be a hindrance to any of your relationship.
The question is what helps us to be creative?, Creativity is a thing of the mind and most times it is a Natural process which occurs as a result of intuition and inspiration from ideas and things around us. There are so many things around us which motivate us to be creative.
What are the things that help us to be creative, most of the time creativity is always as a result of ideas which pop into our heads and we decide to use it to generate something of value from our inspiration and motivation. Our willingness to nurture whatever ideas we have to reality and also our enthusiasm about a new skill and knowledge will always go a long way. Sometimes we do have ideas, inspiration, and motivation, but unfortunately, the focus is not on our radar. The determination to focus will help in a lot of ways to improve our state of mind as far as being creative is concerned.
So, the question still is, what helps us to be creative?, There are so many things which could help us to be especially creative in designing creative contents which includes creative PR which arise from sources around us.
The good news about being creative is the willingness to take action on new things and the intention of exploiting more knowledge with skills and research that comes with it, the ability to concentrate, focused on a particular project is very important. Creativity, as we all know, is some kind of talent and it will be a good thing to help it grow by applying same principle of discipline and determination at all levels. Creativity, sometimes can be hard, especially if you are not really talented.
Sometimes we wonder about what helps us to be creative, as far as I know you can get creative ideas from things around you. Believing in what you can do, paying attention to others, sometimes motivating others will help you on your steps to being creative.
Meeting people who are talented and creative might help you in being motivated. Positivism will be a source of motivation for your creative mind and sometimes others might be our source when we learn from them. Having people who have creative minds like us, might be very helpful.
The level at which you can be creative is enormous and this includes learning from our family members, friends, from other sources such as crafts, artworks, games, animals and sometimes websites, including people around us might help us in being creative. All we need is to look around and do some research if we need to.
Aspiration could be a strong and great want to do something of importance or great in whatever you are doing. As the new week comes by we always look forward to what the new week would bring and our aspiration towards what we intend to do in the new week have no bounds. Sometimes we aspire to carry out the previous week’s assignment or make a new goal for the new week and we do our best to fulfill that goal and the same principle sometimes could apply to a new month or year.Sometimes having a personal goal with aspiration is what we want, to meet those goals.
Sometimes our aspirations and goals do have its own duration. It will be a good practice to write our goals because it helps in eliminating any unnecessary ambition. Once you decide on your goals and aspirations for the week, month or year, you can begin to take the necessary steps or action to make them work for you.
It is always a good thing to have a realistic goal or aspiration for the week, month or year, making a goal that is realistic and responsible is a good thing, for instance, having the goal of going for a workout twice a week or having the goal of passing an exam or achieving a particular plan is a set aspiration and sometimes having the goal for the new year is always a set aspiration for achievement.
Your weekly, monthly or yearly goals could be broken down into peace so that you will be able to focus on your plans and what you intend to do, for instance, you can have a set goal of getting a new apartment or opening a new account in the coming week or month or have the aspiration of buying a house in the coming year.
As a marketer, businessman, your aspiration would be to make sales in your business, as a student, you will always aspire to finish college at a particular time, it could be in the coming week, month or coming year. No matter what your profession is, what is most important is having a plan for your goals, aspirations and taking an action to do them.
Sometimes we might be disappointed in not meeting up with our aspiration for the week, month or year, due to situations beyond our control, but do not be discouraged, do your best to work towards presenting a new goal and getting what you aspire for at the end of the day. Just do your best to plan again and see how you can reset your goals and work on them.
Some people aspire to cut down their weight in a year, while some aspire to lose their weight in a month and some start a workout in a week, but what is most important is working towards achieving that aspiration by taking action. Achieving your aspiration might need for you to follow some strategies of breaking your plans and aspirations into pieces, which will eventually lead to achieving the set goals at the end of the day.
Get a good theme for your blog, download a good and interesting plugin to improve your blog and start blogging, writing a blog of interest does not have to be hard depending on what you want to write about and your level of inspiration when writing your blog.
The best you can do is to brainstorm and determine what Niche you want to write about and make your research about the topic you want to write about, then you can start writing depending on how inspired you are at the time. What I do most of the time when I have a topic of interest or I have ideas pop up in my head, I write it down, then do a collation of the ideas and then create an awesome article.
Blogs of interest are often generated in different ways and all you need to consider apart from your niche or topic is hosting and marketing which will help your blog to be discovered by a lot of people which will eventually make you get a lot of traffic to your site because traffic is the brainchild of any online business. As we all know apart from writing for pleasure, a lot of people want to make money out of their blog by monetizing it.
How do we create a blog post of interest, Sometimes writing a blog post can be easy or hard depending on your perception of what you are writing about or what your projection and target are. In reality writing a blog would be fun without much stress depending on your focus and inspirations. from my point of view writing a blog post is like picking up ideas that are of interest or ideas that pop up on your head, collate them together, then create an interesting and awesome article from it.
What I do normally when I have a topic I want to write about is brainstorm a little bit and whatever ideas about that topic that pops up in my head, I write it down, do my research about the topic and after gathering all necessary information that I need, then I will start writing. All you need is deciding what niche you want to go into and pick a topic of interest, do some brainstorming and research and finally start creating something from all you have gathered together.
Sometimes writing a blog can seem hard to some people but in reality, everything is possible if you put your mind to it and writing a blog is equally easy but all you need is determination, focus, and inspiration and you can become a good blogger. Generating traffic to your blog post will help in growing your audience.
Part of the orientation or upbringing we had in the past sometimes affects our business or personal decisions, our decisions at home, our decisions when it comes to studying, our decisions at work, our decisions at school and our decisions when it comes to our friends and the way we relate with people. Naturally, the kind of home or family we came out from and the way we were thought always has a great effect on our action today, especially considering what kind of parents, friends and acquaintances we had in the past. Sometimes our success or failure in life is affected by our upbringing. As we all know our attitude or reaction to a situation or business decision are all different from each other.
Sometimes we are surprised at some peoples conduct and the way they take action in some situations and we wonder where they got all that from, likewise, we wonder at our selves, especially at the way we react to things. The fact and truth of the matter is that, the way we compose ourselves in times of crisis most of the time is influenced partly by our upbringing.
We find it difficult to realize sometimes that our adult life is an extension of our life as kids and sometimes when we look at the way we are sneaky or not and different traits that we have, we sometimes wonder, but we know that the heart of a man has a lot of influences on their nature and behavior especially from the past.
Studies have shown that the support of a child emotional in the first three and a half years of their life matters because it has a good chunk of effect on their education, including their social and romantic life. kids raised with a lot of care and support in a good home tends to be better in a lot of ways and their chances of achieving a lot of progress at their adult age are high.
Their chances of gaining compatibility with their friends and still be satisfied is possible and these could make them happy in their relationship, on the other hand over protective parents can influence a child negatively making them develop fear and insecurities, making them believe that the world is a terrible and unsafe place, but unfortunately these will affect that child’s adult life.
We still have the question”How does your upbringing still affect your action today”. As we all know Our upbringing experiences one way or the other affects our attitude, personality as an adult even if we were not aware of the existence of this connection, which means our upbringing still affects our action today.
Appreciation comes in various forms and the way we appreciate or being appreciated by others is different from each other. Sometimes, we have one or two appreciation from different people at different times for what we have done and these always makes us happy. Sometimes, due to some situation or circumstances, some of us feel we are not appreciated as much as we would like especially, if we are a dedicated worker, or committed to our relationship, or diligent with our studies and our ways.
There are so many things which make us sometimes unhappy and unappreciated for the fact that some people take advantage of us at work, at home, school, in the society and sometimes it affects our personal relationships.
Sometimes you feel that you are being used and manipulated one way or another especially when you are helping or doing something for someone and they can’t even say thank you. there are other times that we are not happy especially when we put the needs of others first and still, we are not appreciated, this really makes us sad.
“Respect they say begets respect”, Everybody wants to be appreciated, respected no matter what we do and how we go about it. We always want our boss, friends, colleagues, family to appreciate and respect us for what we do and whom we are. These make us wonder if we have found someone, people, friends, and acquaintances who appreciate us. Sometimes we find it difficult appreciating our friends, parents, boss, and colleagues until we realize their value and purpose in our different lives especially when we realize a new found appreciation for having good parents who put us first and raised us up the proper way.
Gaining a new found appreciation from your boss, friends, colleagues, parents and other people of interest in your life, especially for whom we are and for what we have become makes us happy. The fact that you have gained respect because you reciprocated it and respect yourself at the same time by maintaining your integrity is a new found way of earning some respect from others, making it possible for you to be appreciated. There are times that we make promises that we do not keep, but whenever we do our best to keep to promises made, we gain a new found appreciation from people around us. Gaining a new found appreciation and respect is mostly based on how we add value to the lives of others, our kindness and giving a helping hand. be smart and try as much as you can to encourage others in all their efforts and acknowledge others for whatever good they have done.
There are different factors which arise as a result of bad decisions and these decisions sometimes do affect our various lives one way or the other, this could be the decision to rent a house, decision to buy a house, decision about a relationship in a positive or negative way, decision about our kids, decision about a carreer, decisions in a business, especially when it comes to important things in the office. Making a bad decision might affect our sense of reasoning and make us feel bad even if we have been good in most of our previous decisions.
As humans we are sometimes bound to make mistakes by making bad decisions which might affect us for a while but we should be able to overcome our mistakes or errors by making corrections. Sometimes we make bad administrative, family, relationship decisions which might end up causing chaos. Most people that make effective decisions always make their decisions independently and when they deem necessary.
There are some factors which could lead to poor decision making and these will include Laziness, not sure of what to say, not sure of what we want, being in the past. The problem with some people when taking a decision is that they are expecting some input from someone else who in turn is waiting for input from another which might lead to a bad decision making.
It is always a good idea to get others involved in whatever decision we are making because their input could be very useful instead of isolating them or keeping things away from them. Some of the problems we face when taking a decision are because people do not understand what we are proposing. It is always very good to be transparent and let the others know what we are doing, where we are going through, what is the next step.
The truth is that sometimes, a good person can make bad decisions. The right track to making good decisions can be clumsy and not straight forward, but if we learn from our mistakes, it will surely help us in the long run. The process of bad decision will help us in gaining experience, wisdom and hopefully compassion from the time we see others defaulting.