The Lauren Macaulay

Jamaican Proverb



"A cow doesn’t know the value of its tail until it’s cut."


This was something my dad said to me once, and it stuck. I think it’s a Jamaican proverb according to Google but well known amongst Nigerians. This quote tells you to value what you have now. This year has been unpredictable and has affected all of us in different ways. I challenge you to cherish the people you have around you and not to take this life for granted. If the future isn't certain, at least the present is. When we focus on what we have, what we don't have is no longer a priority. I used to dwell over failed relationships, ruined friendships, and career changes. I wondered if there was something I could have done differently to change the outcome of these instances. While I kept obsessing over could've, should've, would've, I was missing the blessings right in front of me. I had good friends calling me every day; I got into one of the best relationships I could've ever imagined, and I started working in a career that paid more and offered more flexibility. This was my reality now, and this was what I would learn to appreciate. Keep your chin up and treat each day like it's your best.