This Woman’s Heartwarming Childhood Story About Taking Your Time Is The Life Lesson We Need For 2018

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As the year comes to the end, you’re probably reflecting on the things you’ve experienced and accomplished in 2017. It’s been a long year, that’s for sure. But if you’re worried because you didn’t feel like you did as much as other did this year, have no fear — as this Twitter user pointed out, that should be the least of your worries.

To illustrate her point, Eketi Edima Ette told a touching story from her childhood that, while seemingly random, became completely relatable.

You see, Eketi knew she had a lot to do, but she became sidetracked in her quest to have fun.

The only problem is, the siblings ran out of time.

So the siblings scrambled around in an attempt to make the soup before their parents returned.

Let’s just say that her parents weren’t pleased.

So in her desperate attempt to finish the meal, she threw everything in the pot at once.

And, unsurprisingly, the food was pretty terrible.

So why was Eketi telling us this story? Because just like the soup, our accomplishments take time.

You can’t rush life — things will happen when they happen, and you can’t force them.

So there you have it. Life is like a good soup, and if you take the time you need to make it, you’ll be happy with the product. Otherwise, you’ll probably end up with an abomination instead. TC mark

Callie Byrnes

Callie is a professional Thought Catalog blogger by day and an amateur Tumblr blogger by night.

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If there’s one thing we all need to stop doing, it’s waiting around for someone else to show up and change our lives. Just be the person you’ve been waiting for.

At the end of the day, you have two choices in love – one is to accept someone just as they are and the other is to walk away.

We owe it to ourselves to live the greatest life that we’re capable of living, even if that means that we have to be alone for a very long time.

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