Saturday, 31 March 2012

.............Words in imagery.......

Smsinspire's Words. WHAT IS FILLING YOUR LIFE!! 

A professor stood before his Philosophy class and had some items in front of him.

When the class began, wordlessly, he picked up a very large and empty mayonnaise jar and
proceeded to fill it with golf balls.
He then asked the students if the jar was full.
They agreed that it was.
The professor then picked up a box of pebbles and poured them into the jar.
He shook the jar lightly. The pebbles rolled into the open
areas between the golf balls.
He then asked the students again if the jar was full.
They agreed it was.
The professor next picked up a box of sand and poured it into the jar.
Of course, the sand filled up everything else.
He asked once more if the jar was full.
The students responded with a unanimous "yes."
The professor then produced two cups of coffee from
under the table and poured the entire contents into
the jar, effectively filling the empty space between the
The students laughed.
"Now," said the professor, as the laughter subsided,
“I want you to
recognize that this jar represents your life”.
"The golf balls are the important things - your God, family, your children, your health, your friends, and your favorite passions - things that if everything else was lost and only they remained, your life would still be full”.
"The pebbles are the other things that matter like your job, your house, and your car.
"The sand is everything else--the small stuff.
"If you put the sand into the jar first," he continued,
"there is no roomfor the pebbles or the golf balls.
"The same goes for life.
"If you spend all your time and energy on the small stuff, you will never have room for the things that are important to you.
"Pay attention to the things that are critical to your happiness.
“Play with your children.
"Take time to get medical checkups.
"Take your partner out to dinner.
"There will always be time to clean the house and fix the disposal.
"Take care of the golf balls first, the things that really matter.
"Set your priorities.
"The rest is just sand."
One of the students raised her hand and inquired what
the coffee
The professor smiled. "I'm glad you asked.
"It just goes to show you that no matter how full your life
may seem,there’s always room for a cup of coffee with a friend."


Saturday, 17 March 2012

Forgotten keys......................

10 friends lived together on top of a 100-storied building. Once when they returned after an outing, they found, to their dismay that the lift was not working. Having no alternative, they decided to lighten the arduous climb by narrating a humorous story each. By the time it was the turn of the last person, they had almost reached the top floor. The tenth person said, "I am sorry, but my story is really tragic. Hearing it, will break your hearts to pieces. It’s only a one-line story though - i have forgotten the key downstairs!"

Right from our early childhood, it’s drilled into us that the way to becoming happy is to make it big in life. And accordingly, we roll back our sleeves and get down to work. Slowly, painfully we struggle up the ladder of material success. School, SSC, HSC, Engg/Medical, MBA/MS, Project Leader, Manager, Managing Director, CEO... The dream career growth chart. Assuming that one succeeds (a big assumption), what next?

Just take a look at the life of any of the supposedly successful people around you. Big money, big cars, big houses. And big enemies, big underworld dons, big tensions, big terrors! But wasn't happiness their goal when they started off? What went wrong?

This is a story which we all can relate to, isn't it?

Just as the ten friends forgot about the key while hearing anecdotes, the modern man also forgets the goal of happiness while working hard for achieving his goals. He gets so caught up in the struggle for success (or at least survival) that he forgets that he is not getting any happiness. And it goes on till the 100th floor: death. "I forgot the key to happiness. I foamed and fumed in vain." But by then, it’s too late.

Let’s look at our own lives. Till whatever rung we have climbed on "The ladder of success", have we become happy? No matter how much we achieve, happiness eludes us. "Its just one step away", but that's the way it always stays, no matter how many steps we take. But an intelligent person will think, "Just a minute, what am I running after?"

Think about your true well being. Get serious, before it gets too late
I am Githinji Mwaniki, and I approve of this message.......................

Tuesday, 6 March 2012


I know of an ancient Italian story of a poor old man who everyday went besides a statue of a saint and always prayed,” Please, please, please, help me win the lottery!”
He did this every morning for a very long time. One day it’s said that the statue looked down on the old man and told him,” Please, please, please, buy a ticket.”
Many of us are like the old man, we always harbor big dreams in our mind, invest emotionally into big expectations of the coming days but we are always not ready to do what it takes to accomplish them. That time when you realize it isn’t happening is when you develop the art of blaming everyone and everything close to you.
Don’t you always meet those people who tell you of things they always wanted to do, but has anyone of them ever explained why they didn’t with a sincere reason like I was lazy, not attentive or I just failed because of my own carelessness. Every one of us has a story to tell and a very convincing one for that matter. You wonder, how come the storyteller is always the wronged, or the unlucky.
We are not equal in this world but if there is something everyone got equally is the ability to define your own path and never regret the outcome. The bible tells us that (Jeremiah 29:11) God has a plan for everyone, a plan to succeed and not to fail, to give everyone a future and hope. Who then has no way to succeed, when God tells us that if we pray, He will hear us.
Always work extra hard at what you believe is your breakthrough and eventually things will work out. As for me I am doing everything I can and believe me I will soon write here of my testimony.

In Hollywood movies I always see those instances when someone fails in a workplace, marriage, education or a sport; they do that dramatic thing. They plan for a big relocation or adventure to a new place, new people to find themselves. I ask myself,” is that always the answer? Can it work for half the people who fail every day in our country or society?”
They run to places like Italy, France, Spain or even Asia to find themselves! Now that’s some story I’ll never identify with because if at all I can afford fare to America and back to have a retreat! Then I believe I got no problems!!!!!!
Those trips I believe would need a fortune to manage, some people take years saving for such an adventure! Ok, let me stop because as my friends like to say,” it only happens in the movies!”
And again what about those without fare home to their families, a meal to carry them throughout the day, a decent cloth to wear and try to convince an employer that they are able. We live in a world where no one is so willing to really act, to work or to help. We always want something in return, a price, a coin, a payment or a favor.  My dad used to ask me,” how come this days we (youth) want to be paid for everything? Even to help an old woman lift a load of firewood we want something?” What has the world come to? You help a lady from a bully stalker and then you want her for yourself? It is really the end of time………..
The world is so crowded, the streets are in darkness even in day because you can’t even be too bold to spectate what is happening. It’s disheartening the ways we are living. Eventually you wonder what you can be identified with. When someone mentions you among your friends, what do they associate with you?  Where you live? What you do?
What’s in a name? What’s in identity?
I have a compilation of what I think when I hear some of these towns and cities below, but is that the real picture?

NAIROBI--- Ambition, employment
KISUMU--- Fish,
MOMBASA--- Holiday
LODWAR--- tribal clashes
TURKANA--- Hunger
KAKAMEGA--- Muliro Gardens
AMERICA--- Success
ENGLAND--- Seasons
ASIA--- War and suicide bombers
ARAB--- Jihad, Muslim


Do I want to stay here?
Do I want to leave?
Where do I go?
Who do I tell? Why?
Should I tell them this?

Why am I here, really?
What if I took a different path?
Who am I? who will I be?
Who do I want to be?
Hi God be with me
I need you to define myself