COUNT YOUR BLESSINGS NOT THE TURKEY BONES!

Giving thanks like forgiveness has turned out to be a difficult act for majority of us. It irks me especially when kids receive things and without a thought run off, sulk or just continue life without a “thank you”. If we can’t teach these kids at this young malleable age the need to express thanks and gratitude for things received, how will we get them to understand that even in times of lack and hardship they should be grateful and thankful?? Thanksgiving, giving thanks and gratitude are building blocks of character development, so the sooner the better. Grateful people are generous people and they are the most beautiful people because they radiate from the inside out. As with forgiveness, any benefit that comes out of the expression is really...

THE RETURN OF THE CHIBOK 21

I will be the first to admit I didn’t think we would get back one Chibok girl talk more of 21 and a further 83 to be negotiated for 2 years after being taken captive. I must duff my hat to Bring Back Our Girls (BBOG) who stuck it out. I had written in a much earlier article that if I had been one of those parents, imagining the sheer horror my daughter would face, i’ld rather she died and didn’t return. The mixed raw emotions at the thanksgiving hurt to watch. The return of these 21 girls taught me something; you must never give up hope in any situation. There is never a time to give up hope. Now whether my over realistic bone will allow me to apply this awakening is a different matter altogether. Slowly, the numbness from the story of the return...

MY (CHANGING) TOP TEN FAV SONGS- 2

6. Heathens- Twenty One Pilots Interestingly a 2016 song!! Discovered it last month. I absolutely love the confidence of this song. The title would gall the religious. Brownie points for that, It didn’t stop them. This song couldn’t have said it better; that you really never know who people are including you. A song in disguise about evangelism (and how to) that went so well with the film for which it was written, “Suicide Squad”. Breaking Bad; anyone? Highlight of the song: “You’ll never know the psychopath sitting next to you You’ll never know the murderer sitting next to you You’ll think, “How’d I get here, sitting next to you?” But after all I’ve said Please don’t forget All my...

MY (CHANGING) TOP TEN FAV SONGS

“IF MUSIC BE THE FOOD OF LOVE, PLAY ON…”- William Shakespeare. Music has a profound effect on all of us. From the womb, the effect of music on babies has been studied and the positive effects put forward. Same as when the child is born. And it is cute when you see a toddler who knows nothing about a song either bobbing to it, attempting to dance to it or singing a couple of lyrics the next time the child hears the song/beat/rhythm. King David in the Bible showed that music played a heavy influence in his relationship with God. He wrote the Songs of Solomon….youcan imagine the hilarity when people put themselves in bondage and brand music devilish. Interestingly everything has a devilish possibility. It depends how we use it. In recent...

MY LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT

Last week a potential business deal went awry. It started off so promising that it came as a surprise when we got to the ” not talking to you” stage.  Then it hit me: I understood what “suddenly” actually means. No warning and everything changes and that is what precisely happens to us all in life. There is nobody that had not been affected by “suddenly” no matter how innocuous the situation was.  Despite the experience of “suddenly” and seeing other people’s experience we fall prey to the aftermath. Yes, even “suddenly” falling in love can be avoided. Just look at the mess people become after it ends. Shouldn’t that be enough of a siren? But noooo, we prefer to believe bullshit like,...

BREASTS? WHO WOULD HAVE THOUGHT!

Having a mode of transportation can make you lazy. Even the shortest distances can seem like a hike when your mode is right in front of you. It takes discipline to use the stairs instead of the elevator and walk instead of drive. Anyway, I had started feeling “heavy” and decided to join the rank of those I see walking in the morning as I drive to work. I thought, instead of driving to lunch i’ld walk. It sounded like a great idea. First of all as I left the gate, the sun drove me back to get my sunshades. Luckily, the week prior I had invested in a pair. Bespectacled, I walked out of the gate and onto the sidewalk. After my experience from this walk, it became very clear that there is definitely a whole lot wrong with the black race and most...

WHEN FACEBOOK VISITED THE REPUBLIC OF LAGOS

It should have caught on by now that Lagos State is no longer with us. They have become a country within a country and like serious minded people they have not dealt with distractions like challenging the country with cession. They don’t even need to. There strong economy has even done that for them! They have not thrown a tantrum on anything. Neither have not been sitting in Abuja waiting for handouts, allocation or bailout money(which they politely turned down). Instead they have been deliberate and it is paying off. Just when we started cursing the curse of the black gold, they found some in their back yard and will soon start exporting to the UK; on top of everything else. *SIGH* Little wonder that Mark Zukerberg just faced Lagos. Time is money and money...

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