THE DAILY PILL

When you wash your hands with dirty detergent and water, your hands will definitely be seen dirty no matter the number of times you wash them.

When we always depend on the biased assessment of pessimists and ungrateful people, we will never see anything good in us. 

In the same way, when we are evaluated by our bootlicking friends, we never see anything bad in us.

The perception and comments of others on our actions and inactions are always not right and conclusive.

With different levels of knowledge, experience and intimacy, people evaluate differently.

Do not hastily take any condemnation and commendation as the true reflection of your performance, but also check the authority and the brain behind such evaluation.

May you not be carried away by the biased assessments of your friends and foes.

Have a blessed day.

Fr. Michae

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THE DAILY PILL

Not all delicious meals are nutritious.

Not all that are pleasing to the ear and the heart are educative and transformative.

When your life is mainly based on entertaining activities and juicy promises, your joy and fulfilment will not only be momentary, you will not make any significant improvement in life.

It is good to be happy always but time for serious issues and activities should never be compromised for unproductive jokes and trivialities.

Happiness should not infringe on our zeal to reach our goal and our sense reverence and decency.

Serious issues should be approached with the needed seriousness whiles trivial issues should be faced with its appropriate attitude.

May you always balance your life with hard work and recreation.

Remain in the love and joy of the Lord.

Fr. Michael Amo Gyau

Initial impression lasts

An entity assumes a specific identity based on the perception it imprints in the minds of the public   at the start.

First impression normally lasts, so it is difficult to erase initial impression formed.

When we start leniently, people are likely to form a lackadaisical attitude towards us and take us for granted. 

An attempt to be strict and hold people responsible after presenting an easygoing character is likely to make people to perceive us as bad, because of the initial impression about us.

Do not start with leniency when you intend to be strict in future and do not start with strictness when you intend to be lenient in future.

Inconsistencies could easily undermine our credibility.

An identity is a valuable asset, when it is compromised for no grave and genuine reason, it cuts slur on our dignity.

As you give room for useful changes, may you always strive to be consistent in your positive actions.

Have a fruitful day.

Fr. Michael Amo Gyau

THE DAILY PILL

The best cook cannot please every guest with one type of meal. 

Your way of life is for public consumption.

You cannot please everybody with your way of life unless you  change your behavior based on the people you meet and situation you find yourself. 

Our individual differences give us different tastes, perception and attitude towards certain people and things.

Changing to please everybody we encounter is not only a mark flexibility, it is also  hypocritical.

Be of yourself and do what is expected of you. But do not keenly aspire to win all hearts, it will surely put undue pressure and anxiety on you.

God be with you and have a blessed week.

Fr. Michael Amo Gyau

Clean hear, not clean sheet

It is not easy to hide your facial expression in the broad day light.

It is impossible to conceal your true identity and state before the all-knowing God.

You do not have to necessarily keep clean sheet and appearance before you can meet the Lord, you need a pure and humble heart.

God is not interested in your fluency, He is rather keen on your sincerity.

Our deeds are naked before the Lord, we do not have to over embellish them with words and emotions before God can see them.

May you always focus on the authentic content of your deeds, not only the flashy packaging of your deeds.

Have a Grace-filled Sunday.

Fr. Michael Amo Gyau

Focus on what you can do.

When you have a hopeful attitude towards life, you do not allow yourself to be discouraged by the failures of the past. 
You rather concentrate on what you are capable of doing in the future with the painful past experience as guide and guard. 

The raw materials of ideas, strength and zeal in you today, are far valuable than the end products of failure and shame in the past.

Do not waste your time in trying to correct your shameful past. 

Invest your time in adding value to your worth to reach where you intend to be tomorrow.

May you always be moved by what you can do but do not be discouraged by what you were not able to do.

Have a blissful day.

Fr. Michael Amo Gyau

THE DAILY PILL

Having a sledge hammer in hand does not give us the mandate to hit any protruding nail we come across.

Not all nails need to be hit deep, some need to be directed to be well positioned.

Being wise, intelligent and having rich experience do not give you the power to be giving directives and even condemning anyone you encounter.

Your advice may be insightful but it will not always be useful and it will not always be needed.

When a tool is not used for the intended purpose and at the right time it becomes useless and even destructive rather than being useful.

May you know when and how to use your gifts for the benefit of all. 

Have a blessed day.

Fr. Michael Amo Gyau

Seek what is lasting, what is only lucrative.

When we only feed on delicious but junk food, we do not only obstruct our growth, we put our health in serious danger.

When we build and shape our lives only on popular and attractive but hollow ideologies and observances, we do not only lessen our chances of succeeding, we also mislead and destroy the future of  those who look up to us.

We ultimately become what we feed on. People and messages we listen to eventually direct us.

Be vigilant and  selective on the ideas and  principles you build your life on, they can make or mar your efforts to reach your goals.

May you always seek what is valuable and lasting, not what is only lucrative.

God bless you.

Fr. Michael Amo Gyau

The DAILY PILL

Unless the morsel in the mouth is swallowed, we cannot take any additional morsels. 

If our palm is full it is not possible to handle other things.

There are certain attitudes, habits, people and things in life, which serve as stumbling blocks, we will never grow and progress in as much as we continue keep them.

It is difficult and even heartbreaking to shun certain company, attitude and habit but it might pave way for your greatness.

The more we do away with impediments in our lives, the more we position ourselves to receive better and greater things.

To grow, try to let go certain attitude, habit and company which block your chances to succeed.

God bless you.

Fr. Michael Amo Gyau

Value, not Volumes

The size of the head does not determine the size of knowledge.
We cannot determine our level of wisdom solely on the accumulated knowledge but also on the appropriate use of knowledge.

Our worth does not depend on the quantity of our deeds but on the quality and usefulness of our deeds.

A good number of ideas and plans do not automatically lead to success, useful and relevant ideas and plans do.

Do not only think of what you can say to others or do for others, take also into consideration the benefits to be reaped from your words and actions.

May you always subscribe to value rather than volumes.

Remain in the love of God.

Fr. Michael Amo Gyau