The Wine You Should Always Be Drunk With

It is okay to, not just drive under the influence, but to live life under the influence. Really. I say this in agreement to Rumi, the 13th century Persian poet who advised:

Gratitude is the wine of the soul. Go on. Get drunk.

– Rumi

You see why I say it is okay to live under the influence.

With this wine it is okay to stay drunk. Don’t just treat yourself to occasional draughts or forced sips. But regular, continued drinks. I bet you will find it very rewarding.

No hangovers, with headaches, vomits or blackouts. No regrets. Nothing to lose.

You can be grateful. Even if you think you are ‘wired’ to see the glass as half empty.

Gratitude is from the Latin word gratus, which means thankful. However, my mind also recognises it as a coinage from ‘great attitude‘.

Check out the two infographics below to see the benefits of this great attitude.

I believe you can see that you have reasons to be grateful.

I have many reasons to be grateful to God. My health, wife, three children, vocation, parents and siblings (in-laws inclusive), my country Nigeria (things could have been worse), needs (yes the things I lack), on and on and on.

What one thing are you grateful for today?


Muse-worthy Quote: The Reward of Selflessness

Here is another Zig Ziglar quote (the last one was his).

This one inspires selflessness.

For this Wednesday, I planned to share a Soren Kierkegaard quote (I wrote about it in another post). However, during a Platform University webinar, I heard Michael Hyatt share this Ziglar quote. It stuck with me.

A couple of days later I came across it in a Ziglar ebook his son, Tom shared.

I decided to share it. My last two posts were on kindness. So the quote is fitting. Besides, it is Zig Ziglar’s birthday today!

I hope it inspires you to be selfless.


  • Focus on meeting the needs of others. You will be the better for it.

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5 Kindness Inspiring Quotes

One way to make the most of your day is to make another person’s day better through acts of kindness.

The ability to give and receive kindness, as we travel through life, makes the ride more fulfilling and rewarding. For you, and others.

Last week I shared three ways to go out of your way to be kind to strangers. I figured a follow-up post will not be out of place.

Kindness is not overrated.

In this post, I have curated five quotes that will egg you on to spice up your day with kind acts.


Kindness is a choice. Make it daily.


There is always a way, place, time to show kindness, and person(s) to be kind to.


One way to live in the present is to do a kind gesture when it occurs to you. It can hardly be too soon.


This one really got me musing.  Kindness beats effort in getting the job done; it is more expressive and persuasive than charismatic speech; it clarifies issues more than knowledge.


You can always be kind.

The least you can do is give a genuine smile. Yes, even at a stranger in a foreign place.

A smile, it is said, is the same in every language.

Which quote did you find most inspiring? Which quote will you add?