Friday, 25 May 2012

My Chelsea, My pride.......

Not only have they clinched a double this year..They are also making history as the first football club to sponsor formula one. As reported on Yahoo News, “ Sauber’s  cars will spot the blue logo of the Champions league finalists Chelsea from next week’s Spanish Grand Prix as part of a deal  between the Swiss-based formula one team and the and the European champions”.
Watching Chelsea play in the Champions league final was indeed like watching a fairy tale. They had gone as under dogs, had a tough season and not many expected the blues to be crowned champions. But today all is history. They made it. They have two trophies in the bag. They are the pride of London, The pride of England, the Champions of Europe. They are Chelsea.   In that dramatic final, on the 19th of May 2012, when a Bayern goal came in the 83rd minute, it seemed as if that was it, the end, but Chelsea did not give up nor did they lose hope. They fought on and an equalizer came through 5-minutes later.  And then it was time for shoot or die in the penalties. Oh! Somebody calm my nerves, I can’t stand penalty shoot-outs! O well, they’ve made it, they are the champions of Europe!

Monday, 7 May 2012


It’s Monday again, the most dreaded day for most of us. Having spent so much energy over the weekend doing this and that, getting back into the groove of the week is often boring and can be frustrating at times. I had often failed to keep a positive attitude on a Monday until some two weeks ago when my pastor shared on how to keep a positive attitude. As a matter of fact I learnt that it was not just a Monday thing that kept my positive attitude away. I realized that there are so many other things that fail us as individuals from keeping a positive attitude at times. If you are one of them, here are some tips as shared by my pastor on how to build a positive attitude:-
·         Look for one or two things to be thankful about each day
·         Look at what you have instead of what you could have
·         Avoid comparing yourself
·         Be more outward focused rather than inward focused. For instance here one can look at how you can help someone in need
·         If you are Christian, place your trust in God’s word and promises. As Christians we do this by studying the bible, learning His promises, understanding  them and declaring them
·         Pursue an unselfish love towards those who are nearest to you.
·         Refuse to allow your eyes to see the negative
·         Look for the positive in every circumstance
·         Look for the best in others, Refuse to be critical.