Fun fact: I’m borderline afraid of losing my phone. Not because I have anything “xo xo Gossip Girl” worthy on it (between you and me, my phone is drier than Melania’s and Trump’s marriage), but because of the endless amounts of notes I keep on my phone. Other than that, feel free to take a look. The only people hitting my line are my sisters (btw Chinye if you’re reading this, I’m drinking your Henny Pure White at the moment hehehe) and Amazon prime to let me know my package is scheduled to be delivered before 8:00 pm. Nonetheless, I swear I have the most random, personal, mundane, and eye-tearing/nose-sniffling notes on the planet. As I was scrolling through my notes app hoping to find inspiration for today’s post, I came across my infamous Moral of the Story (MOTS) list. Another fun fact: I used to want to start a twitter page called moral of the story. Y’all should know by now that ya girl is a bit long winded. So I thought to save you all ions of reading, the @MOTS page was my way of giving a quick synopsis of whatever rant, tangent, and/or lessons I’ve learned that I want to share with the people dem.
Obvi, that didn’t happen. Sincerely, Ify was born instead. So this week I thought I’d bring it back and share some of my fav MOTS quotes. Now, since I’m not one to drop all my gems at once, here are my top 10 MOTS quotes about life, relationships, emotions, and work statedby myself or others. Hope someone finds these helpful! Drop a comment with your own MOTS. Until next time, bisous x
Moral of the Story…
…the true meaning of life is to plant trees, under whose shade you do not expect to sit x Nelson Henderson
…when you miss me, do an act of kindness to fill the space left in your heart
…don’t starve waiting to be fed
…the ideal mind is a dangerous place to be left in x Anderson.Paak
…crisis does not create character, crisis reveals character
…things of this world can only pacify but it never satisfy
…listen with the intent to understand, not with the intent to respond
…never judge anyone because they sin differently than you do.
…it’s okay to have emotions, if and only if you’ve exhausted all reason
…learn to scrub the floors before you ask to manage the building
…do not let someone take garri from your mouth (for my naija people)
…you can’t push someone in the direction they wanna go