Our Dear Reader: I Should Like, if I Could, to Leave a Humble Gift

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There’s something about letting our minds wander back to happy memories made way, way back. The feeling is great! Nostalgia wraps us as we remember great times which gave us joy, hope, peace, and a renewal of minds. We look back to relearn and pick lessons, again, from the past. We look back not to go back, but to go forward.  

In this article, we let the sounds of inspiring content previously published on Qazini (content you may have forgotten about) echo and reverberate in your mind with renewed power to inspire you, challenge you, and empower you to be your absolute best.

And oh, this idea to revisit great content from the past is a recommended ritual. Hear the wise counsel of old, “To get new ideas, read old books.” Dear reader, here we stand—we say, “To get new inspiration, delve into our repository of old content.” Every Tuesday we will be running it back to awesome old content, digging the mines to extract old gold for you!

Let’s go!

Are you sad? Well, there might be a happy thing to wring out of your sadness!

Joe Forgas proposes that sadness makes us think better. Lesalon Kasaine tracked down what this professor and scientist was up to, and wrote this in-depth article. Read about Joe Forgas’ experiments with the little stories of the romantic couples and the trinkets, and the effects of sadness on the brain.

I should like, if I could, to leave you a humble gift…

Poetry is sweet music to the soul. How about a few poetic lines ringing all the way from the 1920s just to give you that lift you need this week?

Stephen Kimani analyses the legendary poem Desiderata penned by legendary Max Ehrmann. The words beneath the words are uncovered to reveal gems of wisdom and priceless nuggets. Enjoy the poetic ride here.

Coloured papers, faded individual…but resilience that bred a new dawn…

Job seeking can be tough and frustrating especially when, like Christine Odero, you have qualifications all the way from a University in the U.K. but there’s no job for you in Kenya. A true spanner in the works! Christine got to a point where she would literally drop her C.V. anywhere, open for any job as long as it would put food on her table. In an interview with Damaris Agweyu, she narrated how she ended up working at a garage while pregnant, and how when frustration metastasized, one of those watershed come-back-to-your-senses hit her hard out of that life, into impactful social entrepreneurship. Enjoy sipping every word in this story that’s bursting with inspirational juice.

What you cannot reveal, you cannot heal…

Steve Muthusi uses a well-worded anecdote, the story of Botshelo from the hills of Ede, to grab our attention and usher us into a serious conversation on vulnerability. Sometimes seen as a lamentable weakness, the veracity, as Psychologist and Life Coach Muthusi reviews it for us, is that vulnerability is a strength. Read now to reveal and heal. 

Learning on the go, adjusting on the grow…

While motherhood was an item on her wishlist, she wasn’t planning to experience it any time soon. The pregnancy came at a time she wasn’t ready. Learning of her pregnancy was a shocker that drained her strength and filled her mind with many questions, each stiff with a potential for doom. In this retrospective essay, Sharon Gwada narrates her motherhood journey, highlighting the key things she wishes she knew before getting pregnant. What a personal essay! What a writer! See you there while we read more. 

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Have you heard that everybody else is advancing and getting better? Don’t be left out. Even vampires evolved; the things and people that hurt us the most no longer suck blood, they suck attention. May your attention be attentive to stuff that’s lifting you up. See you again next Tuesday when we run it back to more inspirational stories!