SPIKE YOUR DAY SERIES: ARE YOU A REJECTER OF AFFECTION?

“Do not waste yourself in rejection; do not bark against the bad, but chant the beauty of the good.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Good morning, Mummy”, said little Fatima.
“What’s good about the morning?” screamed her mother. “My friend, go get ready for school. Can’t you see you’re late already?

You stand there telling me ‘Good Morning.’ Nonsense!” she added dismissively.
Her tail between her legs in disappointment, shame and fright, Fatima drifted off to prepare for school and what appeared to be another day of disappointments.

Once in a while, we meet people who kill others’ affection for them. It’s common in homes, especially among parents; it occurs in workplaces too.

Yesterday I witnessed a Manager tell his subordinate “I don’t need it!” in response to a simple show of admiration and respect.

My friend, are you in the habit of rejecting people’s sincere affection for you? Be careful, because someday you’ll long for it only to find it has evaporated.

And you, dear reader, have you experienced rejection lately?

Don’t worry. It does not mean you’re not good enough; it merely means the person failed to notice what you have to offer.

After all, beautiful things are rejected all the time by people who can’t afford them.
Come to think of it.

Closed doors do not decide your fate; they redirect your path. Therefore, keep moving – all diversions in life have a purpose.

Good Morning!

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Did you know? – One of the most rewarding moments in life is when you finally find the courage to let go of what you can’t change, like someone else’s behaviour or decisions.

6 thoughts on “SPIKE YOUR DAY SERIES: ARE YOU A REJECTER OF AFFECTION?

  • January 20, 2020 at 8:45 am
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    This is a great concept. I love the narrative especially the illustrative approach. And yes we all need a spike to keep us moving.
    Great stuff. Well done.

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  • January 20, 2020 at 8:58 am
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    It’s the same thing when one partner in a relationship tells the other “I love you” and gets back “Ok” as reply… that is cold unresponsiveness.

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  • January 20, 2020 at 8:00 pm
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    Honestly I love this
    Weldone and hope to read stuffs like this everyday.
    Cheers

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  • January 20, 2020 at 11:18 pm
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    Great words my Oga. Well done. Sincere affection must be appreciated.

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  • January 21, 2020 at 2:32 am
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    Thanks brother for this inspiring and motivating series.

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  • January 21, 2020 at 6:41 am
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    Great words and thanks brother

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