Cherish Advice from the elderly

I turned the corner and walked down Frederick Street that evening and heard screams of car horns. Looking ahead I noticed a Public Transportation bus was parked diagonally along the street, thereby stopping the flow of traffic. It was an unusual position to see a long vehicle in. The bus driver was outside the bus and seemed to be calling for technical help.
Drivers became irritated with the traffic and store workers watched as the agitation increased by the minute. One driver in a Nissan Tiida, was being instructed by a pedestrian to drive alongside the pavement in order to pass. It reminded me of persons in our lives who try to tell us how we should live our lives. There was a passenger next to the driver who was telling the driver that the vehicle could not fit. The passenger closed the side mirror because it was terribly close to a lamp post on the pavement as the driver attempted to move on. The driver inched and inched until he came to the realisation that he had to wait.
There was an elderly gentleman sitting in the bus looking on at the young man trying to pass the stalled bus. He shouted. “Wait son, wait, you will pass eventually”. After his third attempt to fit, the driver of the Tiida waited. At this juncture, the bus driver returned to his vehicle ,turned the key in the ignition and the bus started. The Tiida driver and the others were able to continue their journey.
I was amused by the pedestrian, who was not even a driver at that point in time who tried to tell the young man what to do. The driver was doubtful that he could fit, the passenger next to him echoed this sentiment. It was the elderly gentleman, sitting from an elevated vantage point, in the bus who was able to advise the driver that he should wait. In life , I am always slow to take advice from people. Sometimes, I ask them what they have produced or done to be in a position to tell me what to do. It turns out that they have done absolutely nothing and I therefore do not heed their words. Instead, I marvel at the elderly people with their years of wisdom and knowledge to share with the youth.

The author is an attorney at law based in Trinidad.She specialises in Anti Money Laundering and Countering the Financing of Terrorism. Website : http://asydneygroup.com.
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Things Change with Near Death experiences

Before her accident, her elder sister would casually torture her. She would chase her around the yard, eat her food, and fight with her. Her elder brother would shun her.

The day after her accident, her brothers and sisters sat around her with heads looking at the floor. They purred and look on at their little sister being attended to. My neighbour cleaned the wound as I held the kitten up. The kitten, also called Mitsy, was involved in a car accident. The 4 kids from next door come across more often to check upon Mitsy. My neighbour bought a baby bottle and fed Mitsy with a bottle for 3 days straight. Mitsy’s mouth was injured in the accident, she lost teeth and as a result she could not eat. Mitsy survived. After 1 week of being cleaned, fed, taken for walks, Mitsy is almost back to her old tricks. Near death experiences can bring people together. People on the street, have passed asking whether Mitsy is feeling better. I am pleased to announce that she is up to her old tricks.

The author is an attorney at law based in Trinidad.She specialises in Anti Money Laundering and Countering the Financing of Terrorism. Website : http://asydneygroup.com.
What’s app 868 484-7778

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That Mountain is just a Grain of Sand: Mothers and their Sons: Fathers and their Daughters

I stood there searching for relief. The sun descended on the horizon and the birds fled to return home. His mother spoke to him for the first time in over a year. It was an awkward introduction, because blood was needed to ensure a surplus of blood before her surgery. Strained conversations and signs of discomfort were evident. No hugs were exchanged upon our arrival at the ward of the hospital.

Fathers love their daughters just as much as much as mothers love their sons. Admit it. That’s where we got the terms “daddy’s girl” and “mama’s boy”. There are boys with mommy issues who have grown into men with mommy issues. The same applies to girls with daddy issues and by extension women with daddy issues. This is a reality.

Forgiveness is expensive. I will not sugar coat it. It sounds good, but it is difficult to do. By forgiving, you are in effect releasing yourself from a bond that you created. The anger should leave once you forgive them. It becomes tricky when you have been thriving on the bitterness. Your soul has become a dark abyss of loneliness that you try to satisfy with meaningless encounters with women or men. These are the indicators I look for when I seek to identify a man with mommy issues or a woman with daddy issues.

I can assure you, every man has a soft spot for their mother. I am not concerned with your childhood experiences. I am saying once you see the queen of your heart on a hospital bed, and you cannot rescue her, you will forgive her. You will release the yourself from the self-inflicted hostage. My dear friend, that mountain that you created with your mother or father is a grain of sand. In the face of death approaching, a rush of emotions will overwhelm you. Embrace it.

The author is an attorney at law based in Trinidad.She specialises in Anti Money Laundering and Countering the Financing of Terrorism. Website : http://asydneygroup.com.
What’s app 868 484-7778

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Eating Grapes and Watermelons

I always wear comfortable shoes because I do not know what adventure is ahead of me every time that I leave my house. I visited the emancipation village in Port pf Spain last week with my friend who is completing a Master’s Degree. He wanted to get pictures to add to his book and to see the different booths available. While there he received a phone call from his relative who was in the hospital. We left the venue and visited. My friend was required to give blood ahead of a surgery the following day for his relative.  We started talking about giving blood. The relative disclosed that her friend previously gave blood and was required to undergo a number of blood tests. The doctor was impressed with the quality of the blood. The doctor was told that the donor consumed a lot of grapes and watermelon . The doctor was impressed. That day I learned that by consuming grapes and watermelon often, your blood quality will be great.

The author is an attorney at law based in Trinidad.She specialises in Anti Money Laundering and Countering the Financing of Terrorism. Website : http://asydneygroup.com.
What’s app 868 484-7778

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Take the little you have and make it work

Start where you are with what you have. Despise not the day of small beginnings. Use the little salary that you currently have to fund your dream.Dreams are expensive. Every month put aside cash to invest in your business.
Learn to cut costs,such as rent ,cell phone bills. Perform a monthly audit to see where your money goes.Then look at ways to spend less. Once the item is in good working condition do not afraid to buy it used. Try not to make excuses as to why you are not living your dreams. You cannot learn business by reading books or watching videos . You must actually start the business. Promote your business and reinvest profits in your own business.

The author is an attorney at law in Trinidad and Tobago and she specializes in Anti Money Laundering and the Financing of Terrorism . See the website http://asydneygroup.com and Instgram @asydneygrouptt WhatsApp 868 484-7778