Strength- You Cultivate It!

Happy Day!

Strong persons are not born strong out of the womb.  We are born into an environment, which can be positive or negative and we take that condition and do something with it.  We either improve it or wallow in it.  We DECIDE to seek a better way, and that way begins with our mind and body.  Lately, I am blogging quite a bit about health issues, but that’s because the more seasoned I become as an adult, the more I realize the complete correlation between quality of life and quality of health.  My recent fb post about Steven Jobs brought it full circle for me, in that no matter how wealthy you are, the true wealth is embedded within our relationships and the strength and vitality of our minds and bodies.  



I have come to the pinnacle of success in business.

In the eyes of others, my life has been the symbol of success.

However, apart from work, I have little joy. Finally, my wealth is simply a fact to which I am accustomed.

At this time, lying on the hospital bed and remembering all my life, I realize that all the accolades and riches of which I was once so proud, have become insignificant with my imminent death.

In the dark, when I look at green lights, of the equipment for artificial respiration and feel the buzz of their mechanical sounds, I can feel the breath of my approaching death looming over me.

Only now do I understand that once you accumulate enough money for the rest of your life, you have to pursue objectives that are not related to wealth.

It should be something more important:

For example, stories of love, art, dreams of my childhood.

No, stop pursuing wealth, it can only make a person into a twisted being, just like me.

God has made us one way, we can feel the love in the heart of each of us, and not illusions built by fame or money, like I made in my life, I cannot take them with me.

I can only take with me the memories that were strengthened by love.

This is the true wealth that will follow you; will accompany you, he will give strength and light to go ahead.

Love can travel thousands of miles and so life has no limits. Move to where you want to go. Strive to reach the goals you want to achieve. Everything is in your heart and in your hands.

What is the world’s most expensive bed? The hospital bed.

You, if you have money, you can hire someone to drive your car, but you cannot hire someone to take your illness that is killing you.

Material things lost can be found. But one thing you can never find when you lose: life. 

Whatever stage of life where we are right now, at the end we will have to face the day when the curtain falls.

Please treasure your family love, love for your spouse, love for your friends…

Treat everyone well and stay friendly with your neighbours.


I liken the last words of Steven Jobs to my #KefiLife mindset, which includes enjoying life by way of managing one’s self and choices.  Some of my rules: replace blaming with responsibility, replace criticizing with teaching, replace eating poisonous large amounts of food with nutritious and delicious portion control food, replace inactivity with movement, replace negativity with positivity, replace embittering words with kind words, replace excuses with change, replace excess with moderation, replace fear with faith, replace quitting with perserverance, replace a frigid stance with a dance, replace love of money for love of family, replace hate with love, replace zombie living with Kefi living! 


When you nourish who you are, and do things you enjoy, the activity will propel you to embrace the grind; you will automatically feel better because you are improving at something you have talent for, and you are engaging in something that brings life to you. Your entire being will be stronger and happier, and furthermore the time you spend on earth must be equalized between work, family, faith and relationships.  As Jobs said, “I can only take with me the memories that were strengthened by love.”


We never give up, we constantly grow in all areas of our lives, we have a good time, we do lots and lots of things that make us strong!  BE STRONG!


Carpe Kefi!

Kiki is a master interviewer with 25 years broadcasting on Kansas City and Chicago radio. She was a prevalent force at WMAQ & WBBM radio where she was the first female airborne news/traffic reporter in the "Windy City". Kiki’s voiceover work has garnered her Omni awards for Evian water and Coca-Cola commercials. These days Kiki enjoys energizing audiences on stage during motivational speaking engagements, and through writing. Her highly regarded “Kefi-That Life Force” column, was published previously in The Greek Star. She’s currently working on her first non-fiction book. [ View all posts ]