Cast your mind back to the first day of the year 2020. The joy, the cheer, the firm handshakes, the warm hugs… You were hugging and shaking hands with everyone you met. Terms like “social distancing” were not in your vocabulary. Shaking hands was not forbidden, and seeing someone cough was nothing to be dreaded.
2020 brought a wide array of feelings: shock, anger, fear, uncertainty, loss, relief, and some notable achievements. Summarily, 2020 have been defined by COVID-19, quarantine, the sudden transition into working from home, the End SARS Protests, the Lekki shootings, and some craziness – interesting ones. But we are human beings. And we did what we know how to do best – adapt.
Gratitude is a close companion with both humility and integrity. While gratitude without integrity is insincere flattery, it takes humility to say, “Thanks, I couldn’t have done it without you.”
This year, be quick to express gratitude. Don’t be shy to tell another how much he or she means. Don’t take the kindnesses of others for granted. Be eager to say thanks and among the first to express praise. More than anything else, count your blessings, naming them one by one.
We have a suggestion for you if you are still procrastinating on what gift to give. It’s an easy gift to give, and it’s also one that truly keeps on giving.
We’re talking, of course, about telling your friends about your favourite online bank – ALAT. Refer your friends, coworkers, or family members. You even have the opportunity to earn extra cash in the process.
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Imagine how relieved you’d feel when it’s the middle of the month, and everybody starts ranting about how slow the month is ticking along, but you aren’t bothered one bit because you had saved enough for the month.
Imagine the stress you’d have preempted, the headache you’d have avoided, the emergencies you’d have handled conveniently, and all the money troubles you’d have locked out.
Now, not many people will enjoy this bliss, but you can if you spend reasonably and save a bit.
Yes, enjoy the New Year celebrations, have all the fun you can get, but whatever you do, don’t blow it all away. Don’t forget to save a little on ALAT
First, stuff you shouldn’t do in the New Year: say NO to bad debts, reckless and impulsive spending, Ponzi schemes, negativity and entitlement, and futile efforts.
Be more deliberate about your associations. Nurture your existing relationships. Make new ones carefully. Learn and grow with your friends. Pick up new skills. Set goals together and hold yourselves accountable. Save together. Have fun together. Celebrate your wins together, little as they may seem.
That’s it for today. Thank you for a lively 2020. We look forward to doing more with you this year. Remember, sharing is caring and rewarding. Be kind this weekend. You can start by spreading the news. Share this with a friend. Friends don’t let friends miss out on stuff like this. We’ll see you next week.