5 important things we tend to forget
22 July 2015, 10:35
Nairobi - I wrote a check-list that should not have these items but
because we take them for granted we tend to forget them. We can buy a partner
and his family lunch but when was the last time you did the same for your
family or your parents. We buy credit for a girlfriend but if your mum is back
at home, did she even have breakfast? Or you try to impress this boyfriend with
a shopping cart and a fully cooked meal but you have yet to buy the medicine
your parent needs. You ask after someone else’s child but you barely see yours.
When the say karma is a hard a**, it is because it gets you in places you were
never looking in the first place.
Do not forget your
Just as soon as you finish school, you have not even moved
out yet; but with each year that your get older and celebrate a birthday, you
forget your parents are also ageing and it is twice harder for them. When you
move out, they are neglected to a phone call and at times it is they who had to
call you and remind you of something. Soon enough, a year is over and that is
when people get surprises. You get the gist; never forget to remember your
parents because most are bred not to ask for anything from their children.
Do not forget your
Not couples but in marriage, I have noticed that people can
actually forget their partner. Their wife or husband. I am not sure how that
happens but it actually does. Maybe it is the children or the extra workload in
your career. I thought people got married to have someone who will be a part of
them and share something with them but it seem I have been working under some
Do not forget your
A hectic career and work life can make it seem okay for you
to leave the care of your children to your help. At times some of your
relatives are even brought in. You have no idea what your child has been up to
the whole day. Who they were with and what they did at school.
Growing up, I can never forget the number of people who
would be suspended from school and the parents never even heard about it. The
game was played thus; when you are asked to bring your parent, the kids or
teenager had options. The girlfriend to the watchman whom they caught would be
blackmailed to be the relative to step in because mother was not available. Or
someone they just normally meet and talk to, so in your child’s time of ‘need’
they stepped in. Some of you, your kids are grown up now but you have no idea
how many expulsions you/ they dodged and suspensions they were in.
Do not forget
relationships are meant to be enjoyable
I have never understood couples who do not enjoy being
around each other anymore but still stay around each other. I know at times it
is not love that brought you together, maybe it was business or an agreement of
some sort. But if you do not have a commitment, like let’s say children/
marriage, to someone then why are you adding one extra stress that should
actually be something you like. I can never stress enough the fact that, if
something is not working with someone; look for someone who will be compatible with
you. A relationship should always be somewhere you actually like being and not
Never forget to save
This one is self-explanatory. I know for ladies, some of us
drain the account thinking, I will do it next time. Not because of an emergency
but because that shoe is, ’our life’. Do it now and it will just become second
nature. Someone once told me, ‘for every shoe or dress that looks really good,
there is always a better one that you will also want.’ It has always worked for
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