Love you Ayyo (Mama)

Unforgettable were you
I still remember you

Your stories flowed like a well oiled machine 

That brought imprint happiness and laughter 

Stories that my ears still hear

I miss you 

Your stories are dearly longed

Your warmth and cuddling 
When I needed comfort 

Your advice and directions 

Your guidance 

Your smile and the may gifts 

I can find no comparison 
The times we quarrelled 

When we kept mute

I missed your smooth voice 

And your love and affection 

I cherish you mama
As I stood welling 

For this eternal misment

Love freely flowed

Strength unmatched 

I miss you Ayyoo(mama)

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​An open letter to all parents

Hello Kenyan parents, am proud of you for having sired a child and nursed them and then brought them to me as a teacher to impart knowledge in them.
All year long, I have spent most of my time with your child and many more other children. I will not talk just about your child but about all children in our beloved country. Beloved parent, your child is coming home for a long vacation about two months, nearly the same time you took during your maternity/paternity leave. 

Kindly find it in your heart to take time as you did then and help your child grow morally, spiritually and socially. Here at school, our main aim is to teach. We teach the syllabus that is already overloaded… too broad and irrelevant for your child.

Please stop whining and complaining that the holiday is too long dear parent. In fact it should be longer than two months so that you parent properly. The teenagers you give us can’t learn much me a teacher. There’s so much information from many sources that they get exposed to. Check what they do online. Ensure they don’t attend white parties and sex orgies. I try my best that your child learns to be upright, focused and successful academically. Its too much for me as a person. But parent, in college I wasn’t taught to parent. I will use my experiences which may not work for your child.
There’s pressure to finish syllabuses, which is hardly done given that most schools just third World while others have no basic infrastructure like classes or toilets… I hope You watch news…. I know the economic pressure on you as a parent… maybe you have three, four five or even ten children. They are yours. carry your burden squarely and stop escapism. Don’t be careless with your children. They are the future of this nation. For a while pretend to be nice to them…. usually you are not… Go to the mosque with them. Show them how to do basic chores… Teach them not to be corrupt or immoral like most adults/parents…hope you are not.

Stop fighting and abusing each other in presence of your children. Mend your relationship as a couple and let your children learn family values…. for those who are still married… hold on …suspend the divorce or separation for their sake… .stop raising them with stolen money or money corruptly obtained. Teach them the value of hard work. Stop calling them names… you cow… umbwa hii… unakaa kama Mama yako… hii ujinga ni ya kwa baba yenu….Look at their performance, be concerned and instill a sense of responsibility in them. 
Don’t send them to the grannies to reduce the burden of feeding them. No. Stay with then. Watch over them. I am doing my part here in school beloved parent. Do yours please. I am not a baby sitter for goodness sake. Doesn’t it bother you that I have to teach and parent? A responsibility you have abdicated for too long??? Study the character of your child,… 
I hope you will not be surprised that they are not anything near what you cherish as family… Teach them about honesty and integrity even if you have no idea what that is… I have invigilated some exams and most of the children are stealing the simple exams meant to assess their learning. it might not be your child but look, that affects them too. .. do they steal at home too? I don’t have a whole day to lecture you parent, you know how best you can raise your child. The TV at home belongs to you.. be in charge. Stop reporting to teachers during academic day that your child watches too much TV…..I can assure you we are giving your child enough homework supervise that work….
January is coming soon. Don’t squander all the fees on Christmas and New Year celebrations…. when they come back ensure fees is paid and you buy boarders personal effects…. 
Thank you parents… Please remind them that burning of schools is awkward and that it is you who shall pay.
Shukran 

Write down your ideas 

Pay attention to your ideas. Write them down before you forget about them. Come back a few days later and look objectively at each one. Add some more supporting ideas. Let your natural creative process take hold.

Then get to work on them. Ideas alone aren’t worth very much, yet when you put some focused, persistent effort into them they can turn into something magnificent.

Have fabulous week 

Learn from others

Never in the history of the world has there been a better opportunity for learning from others than there is right now. We live in a world that is overflowing with in-depth information. If you can’t find at least a dozen detailed success stories in your field of endeavor, you’re not really looking.

Rather than envy others for their success, learn from them and create a success story of your very own.

Have a beautiful weekend

​SIX LEADERSHIP PRINCIPLES TO LEARN FROM AN EAGLE

1. Eagles fly Alone and at High Altitudes.
They don’t fly with sparrows, ravens, and other small birds.

MEANING; Stay away from narrow-minded people, those that bring you down. Eagle flies with Eagles. Keep good company.

2. Eagles have an Accurate Vision.

 They have the ability to focus on something as far as 5km away. No matter the obstacles, the eagle will not move his focus from the prey until he grabs it.

MEANING; Have a vision and remain focused no matter what the obstacles and you will succeed.

3. Eagles do not Eat Dead things. They Feed only on Fresh Prey.

MEANING; Do not rely on your past success, keep looking for new frontiers to conquer. Leave your past where it belongs, in the past.

4. Eagles Love the Storm. 

When clouds gather, the eagle gets excited, the eagle uses the storms wind to lift itself higher. Once it finds the wind of the storm, the eagle uses the raging storm to lift itself above the clouds. This gives the eagle an opportunity to glide and rest its wings. In the meantime, all the other birds hide in the branches and leaves of the tree.

MEANING; Face your challenges head on knowing that these will make you emerge stronger and better than you were. We can use the storms of life to rise to greater heights. Achievers are not afraid to rise to greater heights. Achievers are not afraid of challenges, rather they relish them and use them profitably.

5. Eagles Prepare for Training;

They remove the feathers and soft grass in the nest so that the young ones get uncomfortable in preparation for flying and eventually flies/  when it becomes unbearable to stay in the nest./ 

MEANING; Leave your Comfort Zone, there is No Growth there.

6. When the Eagle Grows Old,

Her feathers becomes weak and cannot take her as fast and as high as it should. This makes her weak and could make her die. So she has to go to a place far away in the mountains. While there, she plucks out the weak feathers on her body and breaks its beaks and claws against the rocks until she is completely bare; it’s a very bloody and painful process. Then she stays in this hiding place until she has grown new feathers, new beaks and claws and then she comes out flying higher than before.
MEANING; We occasionally need to shed off old habit no matter how difficult, things that burden us or add no value to our lives should be let go of.
NEVER GIVE UP

BE AN EAGLE

You are an outstanding problem solver. To tap in to that power, your problem solving must have a meaningful purpose and a clear context.

If you confine your thinking, your energy to the problem itself, that limits your options. Instead, bring the full richness of your life to bear on making positive progress.

Being strong 

You will never realise how strong you are, until being strong  is the only choice you’ve  got.

Sometimes, in times  of conflict the best option is to walk away.

However, this does not mean you are a coward. It only means you have too much class and self respect to stop low for unnecessary drama.