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I Finally Found a Name that Resonates With All that I Would Love to Share With The World: AYE OLE!

 

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“A merry heart doeth good like a medicine: but a broken spirit drieth the bones.” 
– Proverbs 17:22 (KJV)

 

First, before I say anything, I’d like to say, for the benefit of my subscribed “followers”, this is no SPAM, but a mild transformation from what you once knew as “SamuelIbrahim.Com” to now, “AyeOle.Com”.

So please do not unfollow, block or do anything that may jeopardize everything we’ve built together…[grin*]. I guess what am just trying to say is that you are important and that our connection in the blogosphere is very much appreciated. That’s all.

About the blog’s new title.

Aye Ole (meaning “life is not hard” in Yoruba”) represents a sentiment I have held since my early days at the university. To utter the words, do not, in any way, disregard the hardship and difficulties we all face in life.

It is more of a perspective and outlook on life. It is about how you choose to take on the challenges that come without losing your peace of mind. And backing such view and values is the power and quality of our knowledge which, I believe, we must continually develop for the chance at living well and full.

I believe that life, with all its various aspects, could be much more enjoyable and meaningful when we realize the Aye Ole’s, so to speak. And it is because we “know” better and we do better. This is what the blog is about now.

Through real human stories and relevant articles, it is my hope that we could together unearth the lessons that could make our lives increasingly fulfilling.

SamuelIbrahim.Com was a phase of searching and multiple turns and prodding for how to go. AyeOle.com is the way I have chosen to go in my contribution to the community of men and women keen on making our sojourn here meaningful, hopefully with eternal implications.

Here is to a new chapter. Let’s have fun making sense of things that matter.

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Character

My Feelings Are Terrible Masters

 

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I have for long held to the belief that my emotions should be directly under my control. And as inspired by the letters of Paul the Apostle, I choose not to be mastered by my feelings.

Not because they are bad and disgusting. More than anything, they are in themselves natural and normal to have. But, as we all know, if left to run wild, unchecked, we become our worst selves.

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Musings, Purpose

The Comparison Game

The comparison game is a deep hole that can trap us forever. We must avoid it and be courageous enough to be ourselves even if we appear starkly different and unpopular.

So in place of comparing ourselves with others and feeling inadequate, let’s pour out our hearts into unearthing better versions of who we are. For the truth is, there’s something incredibly special about YOU.

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Cakes, Musings

A Sudden Punch and Broken Glasses

Out of sheer frustration, I once broke my kitchen window glass with my bare hands – it was a particularly sharp and sudden punch if I remember correctly.

I was mad over finding out too late that a certain new and highly recommended syrup that I had used already didn’t do very well if kept in the refrigerator… because if mixed with the moisture generated in the cold box it turns watery and thereby affecting the integrity of the whipped cream frosting.

In this case, the frosting had become something like a mudslide. The once gorgeous cake had become ugly and clearly unpresentable for the wife of my client, and it was already time to send the cake out.

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Character, Uncategorized

Beyond the Eureka Moment

Lately, I have been thinking about the idea of getting better and advancing oneself. I realized, again and again, the irrefutable fact that making good decisions and following through with them, sometimes, must require some kind of deliberate preparation. The type necessary to equip us for the attainment of the goals those decisions point to.

Some goals just need a little a bit more attention than just the opportunity of merely lightning up in our heads. From experience, it is quite easy to make decisions in a state of high ecstasy. But afterward, when the euphoria disappears, and we settle into our normal everyday routine, we often find ourselves challenged and unable to execute the determined objective.

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