It all started yesterday afternoon with my feeling cheated that I paid for my car when I bought it in 2014 and nobody warned me that there are parts of it that I will never get to use because of the culture of Obodo Oyibo.
If you sell me a car, and the culture of your society says that I will never get to use the horn, should you not have deducted the cost of that useless, extraneous part from the overall price of the car? This is car number 6 or 7, since my student jalopy days back in British Columbia. Six cars, twenty years, two countries (Canada and the US) and I can’t remember ever having had to honk, sorry, to horn. Not once. Continue reading
I never knew I would take this decision one day
But events which unfolded in my life drove me insane. (A story for another day)
And I made a promise to the girl looking back at me in the mirror
I told her boldly
I am putting me first.
And I say it without flinching.
Like so many of you, my entire life has been spent caring for other people. That’s how it is with those bestowed with innate compassionate feelings for others. I’ve had a listening ear for families, for friends and even for strangers. I’ve been a great support to ‘everybody’. I was a spend-drift. No. Not what you think. I spend my days caring for others. I spend my time helping out those in acute need. I spend my nights making a list of problems to solve, who to send money to or reflecting on an earlier plea for help which ultimately became the norm. Continue reading
Welcome to a brand new week and to this beautiful Monday.
Did you have a good weekend?
Did you do anything special at the weekend? If yes, kindly share with us.
How about sharing your favourite quote and wise sayings with us to encourage someone out there today.
It’s a new week. Continue reading
Love leaps with joy
And tickles the heart
Love breathes new life into the lungs
And resuscitates a dying soul
True love protects and hides from danger
It lasts eternity
It is hopeful and wondrous to believe
The most beautiful thing that we can feel
That we can hold
That we can grasp
So sing love today as you celebrate together
Profess love as you dine and wine together
It’s okay to be ecstatic for love
Enjoy the mood and the settings
Enjoy the euphoria of a candle-lit dinner
It’s the best thing that we’ve got as humans
Let your partner feel the pulse in your love
Rejuvenate him/her with the love in your eyes
Cuddle and empower him/her in absolute bliss
The reason we are strong
When we ought to be weak
The reason we laugh
When we ought to cry
The reason we arise
To face a new day
Knowing that someone cares and love us
Even with our imperfections
Peace and Love!
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I Am Wishing Someone Out There
The Best In LOVE
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As humans, there are times our thoughts travel far and wide. Our inner peace is besieged by life’s exigencies. No matter how hard we try to erase some memories, they keep coming back to us.
I’ve had moments when I’m in that solitary place and I keep wondering about life. Life happens and things get out of hand. Life happens and joy turns to sadness. Life happens and you feel betrayed by the person/people you trusted so much. Life happens and a once beautiful relationship crumbles. It’s such an unpredictable world. Continue reading