There is a popular saying in Yoruba “Nikan Kan aye” which means we only have one life to live. If there is anything I love about the yoruba ; it’s the fact that they know how to live and enjoy life. A typical yoruba man is always party and fun conscious. He would do anything to have fun and if you live in Lagos, you must come across so many “owambe’s” which means “yoruba party or celebration. If the yorubas know how to live, why can’t we? We would always have work to do and just as Bryan Dyson said” value has a value only if it’s value is valued” he also went ahead to demonstrate the place of work, family, health, friends and spirit. He likened work as a rubber ball, if you drop it, it bounces back but the other four balls ;family, friends, health, spirit are made of glass. If you drop any one of them, they will be irrevocably scuffed, marked, ricked, damaged or even shattered. They will never be the same again and we need to understand that. We need to work efficiently during work hours and leave on time. Give the required time to our family, friends and rest well. We will always have work to do, which means we will have to choose to take a break and enjoy life as often as we can. There are some situations especially where our children are concerned, we will never have the opportunity to relive. Whether we like it or not one day our toiling and works will cone to an end and if we do not choose to embrace and enjoy the beautiful moments and things around us, we will reach the end of our lives and be filled with regret. The only way we can avoid having regrets tomorrow is to make better choices today and conscious remember that “we have only one life to live. Whatever it is you know that when you do it, it brings you happiness and fulfillment, go ahead and do it. You were created to be real and not to be perfect and you owe your creator anf future self an explanation if you fail to live the life you were created for. Today, I hate the pressure of having to control everything, be perfect, worry etc because I have learned that it doesn’t bring me happiness nor fulfillment and nobody should live like that. All your wealth, fame and power (temporal) will one day shrivel to irrelevance. No longer will it matter what you owned or even what you were owed. It won’t matter what tribe you are, what party you belong to, what team you belong to, who offended you and who didn’t. It will come down to how valuable where your days? How many lives you did affect? Who would want to emulate you? Who will miss you when you are gone? How will you be remembered and for what? Knowing you have one life to do live shouldn’t just be a phrase. Don’t make it be something you hear by accident, live it. Be conscious of it and live well.
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Whitney Edna Ibe is the Executive Consultant, Life Coach, and Writer at Whitney Edna Ibe Consult (Blog). She is in charge of consultations, writing, services, and implementation. Whitney is a full-time Inspirational Blogger and Writer making a living from this new and dynamic medium. She is also an author and speaker. She started Whitney ibe blog in 2016 after she stumbled on a blog post by the blogger; shattered in him. She fell in love with blogging immediately. She explored issues of religion, relationship, culture, society, spirituality, politics, and music. She is doing what she loves to do, which is writing and inspiring people to become better versions of themselves. Her goal is to add value to your world than you ever dreamed possible by providing you with life-changing, inspiring, motivating articles, blog posts, poetry, and short stories. She loves dessert especially chocolate mixed with whipped cream and strawberries. She loves to listen to good, soft, music, cook, spend time with her family, and loved ones. She enjoys long walks on the beach. She is extremely helpful and not stingy with her knowledge. She really knows what she’s doing and really loves helping others to achieve their goals as well. Many of the top bloggers on WordPress and on various websites have learned from her writing style and it has helped them to get their blogs to where they are now. Her website is full of great material to help you follow in her footsteps. She has helped so many bloggers and I can’t praise her enough! You will learn so much from her. She has one of those sites that you can easily get lost in reading all of her amazing posts. View all posts by Whitneyibeblog