Count Your Blessings

As we round up the year, let’s try and reflect on the positives and negatives.

Consider the abundance of positives and the scarcity of negatives.

Once you do this, you will start embracing life a little bit more. Most of the times, you find yourself with a stable job with a moderate income, a comfortable home, a stable relationship or marriage, a decent vehicle and an iPhone without a home button or a cracked screen.

You manage to have dinner every day and get to travel for leisure once or twice a year. If you’re in this situation, you’re doing well. I’m not suggesting that you shouldn’t aspire for more, but it’s perfectly fine to appreciate what you have, find contentment and derive happiness from it. Doing so can make life a bit easier for you.

Let’s return to our roots, our homes – the place of origin, which might not be Windhoek for everyone.

The place of origin refers to the birthplace, where parents reside, and ultimately, the final resting place. It’s the land that belongs to our ancestors. Personally, my village is the destination where I’ll be celebrating Christmas with my parents. It’s crucial to dedicate time to our loved ones, especially our parents, as time seems to be slipping away rapidly for them.

If you find yourself in a situation where communication with your parents has broken down, it’s high time to reconcile. Despite any past conflicts, the love between parents and children is extraordinary and goes beyond words.

As we eagerly anticipate the upcoming year, filled with plans and resolutions, it’s essential to be mindful of our commitments. Often, we make promises to ourselves, jot down aspirations and then fail to hold ourselves accountable. Before we know it, months have passed and we may feel like failures, postponing our plans to the next year.

It’s crucial to recognise that time doesn’t wait for anyone, and it’s running out. So, especially for the gentlemen, who often find themselves in positions of decision-making, it’s important to acknowledge that the ball is in our court. Tough choices need to be made, and procrastination may only lead to missed opportunities.

Remember that the true essence of a fun holiday season goes well beyond the expensive wine in your cooler box, the hotel or resort reservation you have booked, or even the expensive perfume and outfit you will have on. It’s about the incredible company you have at your disposal, which is something that money can’t purchase.

Most importantly, it’s about the time you have to spend with your loved ones. Which serves as a reminder that the most meaningful experiences are made rather than acquired. At times, we as humans consider the least important things as most important. Reflecting on this while many are contemplating holiday destinations, have you considered the significance of the company you share these moments with? The individuals accompanying you hold great importance and are truly your blessings.

Wishing everyone, especially my readers, a joyful and blessed festive season. Stay blessed and cherish those meaningful connections!

– Meneer_SK is an advocate for men’s grooming and all matters relating to men. Follow him on Instagram @Meneer_SK

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