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The truth is, most of the things I write about are reflections from discussions I had with family, friends or sometimes total strangers.

Last week during the Eid celebration I was with my cousins and we were having our usual midnight gists and one of our discussions was about how easy it is to fall into the temptation of wishing you were in someone else’s shoes especially in your early twenties.

Have you ever felt like majority of your peers (both in your circle and those you see on social media) are doing far better than you and you gradually become sad and frustrated about your life? Even if it was for a second or an hour or a whole day.

Let’s not even lie to ourselves, we’ve all been there at some points in our lives, we’ve compared our lives with so many people’s lives. We forget that everyone’s journey is different and it’s essential that we realise that our only competition is US.

You my dear reader are your only competition!

Let the you of today compete with the you of yesterday, put in your best to develop yourself day in day out and give yourself credit for every achievement, no matter how little it seems. Be your number one cheerleader and be contented with every stage of your life.

Honestly, contentment breeds happiness.

You grow and glow differently when you believe that what is meant for you will never pass you by and whatever or whoever slips away from your grip wasn’t meant for you in the long run.

It’s essential that you don’t let things that you do not have control over rob you of your inner peace. Your peace of mind and genuine happiness is paramount and once you cultivate the habit of being contented, you’d gradually do your best and leave the rest in the hands of God.

However, being mediocre is way different from being contented. You shouldn’t be satisfied with living a low life or settling for less all in the name of being “contented”. You should know your worth, build yourself in every aspect of your life and be contented with your progress.

Darling, please trust the process ❤️

Lots of love,



27 thoughts on “Contentment.

  1. I cannot agree less with your point here. Many these days tend to go by the word, if you can’t beat them, you join them. Some even think “the only way is the way my friends are treading”

    Yes, life is a race, but we tend to forget that we are not in race with anybody. Maintain your lane on the track, and you’ll definitely be awarded at the long run.

  2. Nice one here, in spite of the frustration, we should trust God, cos he has won numerous challenges for us that we never thought would be overcome. Kudos Sherifah

  3. A wonderful piece here.

    Life comes in phases but we’ve got to be positive while trusting God and understanding that growth/development is a process.

  4. Often times we are going to love what’s not best for us but acceptance, contentment and gratitude should be our watchwords knowing fully well God is in control.
    I now av to Keep myself in check to ensure mediocrity isn’t taken as contentment.Sherifah this is really awesome.

  5. This reminds me of the Yoruba adage that advices ‘not to use another man’s watch to run’. It’s much healthier to compare ones present and past than to compare yourself to someone else. Thank you for this Noble the lady ❤️❤️❤️❤️

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