Tuesday, 2 July 2013




I don't like busy-bodies (does anyone even like them?) but minding one's business isn't exactly possible these days. Try minding your business and you're most likely to be  perceived as being aloof and boring! I know, no right thinking person would  appreciate anyone meddling in their affairs but I believe minding one's business doesn't have to mean indifference or turning a blind eye to issues or people - it should mean dealing with issues with firm convictions while being careful on where to draw the line. It doesn't also mean living an uneventful life, in fact, God challenges us to go out there to make a statement by living a life of purpose and excellence. I personally believe life should be free of envy for others, anger, greed, and all the other negativity we have to put up with daily. I'm a dreamer, right? :) 

How do you even mind your own business when other people's business are practically shoved right up your face? Okay, consider Facebook for instance, even if you wanted to mind your own business, it's right there - in the form of that annoying picture of that annoying course mate or neighbour on your timeline, posing like she's some beauty queen of some sort! You see a multitude of bad written posts and comments and you keep itching to unfriend them!  That proves something though, minding your own business does not make you immune to the intrigues of life, but it helps you become more determined to cause changes without having to be in a competition with others. When you mind your own business, you become more appreciative of the good things you have and more aware of the things that need some fixing.

My goal is to live selflessly but quietly and simply, to be productive and excellent in my work and to live a life that will naturally elicit respect from others. I want to affect lives positively even if it means not completely minding my business (hahaha... am I contradicting myself?) Seriously though, We only get one shot at living - we have to make it count even if it means being a little tolerant and understanding of others. I'm constantly being reminded on how life and people can make one miserable but let's be grateful for the capacity to stress over something! And hey, I found a very beautiful Bible verse that answers our questions about this - "And that ye study to be quiet, and to do your own business, and to work with your own hands, as we commanded you" -1 Thessalonians 4:11

So let's talk, is it possible to mind one's business? Should we even bother at all? How would you feel if you're called a busy-body? How do you determine where to draw the line? 

Do have an awesome day!

Much love,

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