Recharge Your  Relationships Just Like Your Phone 


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You get yourself a brand new phone;

And you can’t wait to explore its features;

And use it to the max;

With the full intention to get your money’s worth;

You put it down gently;

And wipe your hands before picking it up;

Your heart misses a beat when it threatens to fall;

And you keep stealing glances at it;

Just to be sure it is still where you put it;


But after a while, the thrill wears off;

It doesn’t look new anymore;

Doesn’t smell like it either;

You throw it a little instead of putting it down;

You pick it up with oily fingers;

You don’t care to wipe the smudge off the screen;

It falls and you pick it up like nothing happened;

As long as the screen is intact, it’s cool;

You check up on it once in a while;

To see if you’ve missed a call or a text.

 

Eventually, the battery begins to act funny;

It falls quickly and charges slowly;

Sometimes you wish you could get another one;

But it is more than a device now;

It’s your diary;

So you stick with it;

And get a new battery with the need arises.

There’s no need to get a new phone;

When it’s just the battery acting up;

You either recharge it or replace the battery.

 

It’s amazing how some people can give

Second chances to malfunctioning inanimate objects;

But forfeit relationships with their fellow people;

When they reach a rough patch;

The lifespan of every kind of relationship will not always be blissful;

There would be dry, boring and frustrating days;

But just like you would recharge your phone’s battery;

When it falls flat and not throw the phone away;

People should make the effort to make their relationships work;

And not throw in the towel when the thrill disappears;

 

Just as you would grow attached to the phone;

Because of the many memories you’ve stored on it;

And thus be willing to hold on to it;

Let’s remind ourselves of the fond memories created;

And draw strength from them to endure;

And pull through the moments of emotional drought;

 

If we could give devices the benefit of the doubt;

When they begin to disappoint us;

How much more people who are as flawed as we are?

If we expect others to forgive us when we offend them;

Because we didn’t ‘mean’ to;

Why can’t we extend the same expectations to them?

Don’t be quick to throw people away;

Identify the ‘fallen battery’ and recharge it;

And your efforts might pay off;

In ways you cannot even imagine.

 

© Josephine Amoako 2016

 

 

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32 Comments Add yours

  1. Great analogy. Awesome advice! ☺

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    1. joseyphina says:

      Thank you for reading! Have a blessed Sunday ☺

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  2. Awesome message Phina! God bless you and your family!

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    1. joseyphina says:

      Thanks for passing by, Wendell! God bless you too. Have a blessed day. ☺

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  3. Chypimprose says:

    Wow this is fire! It’s so true though, people really do treat their relationships like phones. It really makes you think. Maybe you could take a look at my blog and I’d be happy to exchange likes on the posts we like and a follow!

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    1. joseyphina says:

      Thanks for reading and sharing your thoughts, Chypimprose. I’ll definitely pass by. ☺

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  4. dannyowrites says:

    “It’s amazing how some people can give

    Second chances to malfunctioning inanimate objects;

    But forfeit relationships with their fellow people;”

    Very deep! Awesome post. 👌🏾

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    1. joseyphina says:

      Thanks, Danny. ☺

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  5. Thoughtful! Thanks for sharing this Josephine😘😘

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    1. joseyphina says:

      Thanks for reading, Deb ☺😘

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  6. Great messages! Love your thinking process and even more your way of conveying your ideas. Nice blog and thank you for following me!😃

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  7. Abby says:

    This was a very insightful post and using an object like a phone (which most people probably cannot live without today) gets the point across very clearly. It is so easy to let go these days, just like you said when there is a rough patch. But those times really shape the relationship – if you are able to fight through that, you will come out the other side stronger and with a few lessons too!

    Abby of Life in the Fash Lane

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    1. joseyphina says:

      Thanks, Abby. And you are very right. We come out stronger when we fight through the rough patch. Thanks for passing by. 👍

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  8. Mom With Five says:

    I love the message of your post. Sometimes needs an other point of view to appreciate you have.

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    1. joseyphina says:

      And you are right. Thanks for passing by. ☺

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  9. Ima says:

    Wow
    This is a beautiful way of looking at things
    Definitely not all relationship can be fixed, but alot could simply just need a little work like this 🙂

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  10. gracelarbi says:

    Reblogged this on gracelarbi and commented:
    Great reminder…very true

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    1. joseyphina says:

      Thanks, Grace. Really appreciate it. Have a great week!

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  11. This is so important! Thank you for this reminder!
    xo Jessica
    http://www.whatsfordinneresq.com

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    1. joseyphina says:

      Thanks for reading and sharing your thoughts, Jessica ☺

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  12. temitope says:

    I enjoyed reading your piece. how about if you try hard to revive a friendship but the other party isn’t willing to?

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    1. joseyphina says:

      Then you know you made the effort. Not all relationships survive after going through a rough patch, but at least you know you tried. Thanks for reading ☺

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  13. Chel says:

    Very powerful and brilliantly said. I totally agree with you that one should try to push past the rough patch. I know that my husband and I have our moments, but throughout it all, there isn’t anyone that I wouldn’t take this journey with than him.

    Thank you for posting this.

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    1. joseyphina says:

      Thanks for reading and sharing your thoughts, Chel. I’m glad you share the same sentiments with your husband. ☺

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  14. K E Garland says:

    This is a great analogy Joseyphina.

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    1. joseyphina says:

      Thanks, Joey. ☺

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