Monday, 30 December 2013

Reaching for the stars

Soar high like an eagle
An eagle that you are

Reach the highest mountains
Highest mountains that are too low to be an obstacle

Spread your wings so that you can fly
Fly to places you've never imagined

Lift your eyes to see things
Things others can't see

Open your ears to hear
To hear...and listen to the whispers of the wise one

Picture beautiful things with your mind
Mind that is powerful enough to produce great things

Use your innermost strength
Strength you think you don't have

Dance to the song of victory
Victory that awaits you

Smile like there are no troubles
Troubles that never last

I decided to put this down while I wait for sleep to take me to dreamland  :) ...

Tuesday, 24 December 2013

Hello...It's Chistmas

This season, December generally is a time of the year that carries so much with it. No matter how much you want to ignore the whole ‘paparazzi’, you can’t help but notice/feel the excitement in the air. With extensive shopping, traffic jam, long queues everywhere including banks, carols, parties, green and red things, hampers and so on, whether you like it or not, you’ll know there is something happening.

It’s Christmas eve and it’s just some minutes to the D-day. Looking back at past years, this season brings back memories. I remember years back when I was always so excited about Christmas because I saw it as a time to get gifts, new clothes, shoes and all kinds of accessories, a time to eat and drink like there’s no tomorrow, a time when everywhere gets decorated and super beautiful, a time to sing Christmas songs and listen to stories about the birth of Jesus and a time to entertain visitors and visit other people too. We were also made to believe there’s really a Father Christmas somewhere whose work was to give people gifts and make children happy at Christmas. I remember the times we visited Father Christmas and he gave us gifts and then, we were told to take pictures with him. As time went on, the reality of the whole thing gradually dawned on me. Even though I knew at some point that Father Christmas doesn’t exist for real and he could be anyone dressed in red and white robe, I couldn’t help but play along and enjoy the celebration. Well…all that is history now…but all the same, those times were good times and seeing kids getting excited about all these things puts a smile on my face.

Christmas is here again with so much excitement with the hustle and bustle. No matter what’s been happening around or on your mind from January till date, let go and enjoy it while it lasts. And don’t forget Jesus is the reason for the season. There is no Christmas without Christ. We should also try to celebrate Jesus in our own way every day. This shouldn’t be limited to December 25th alone.

Merry Christmas everyone and I wish you a wonderful 2014 ahead J


Tuesday, 17 December 2013

Ladies first?

Many times we hear people especially guys say "ladies first". My question is do they really put the ladies first? and how often do they do that?

The irony is that most times, when it comes to things that are very beneficial to the ladies or when the guys should really put the ladies first, they act otherwise. That's when you know it's one man for himself/herself. Women are the weaker vessels, they's just that they forget that sometimes. I've seen guys struggling with ladies, trying to outsmart ladies or acting like they have little or nothing to offer. The height is the issue of some men beating their girlfriend/wife for reasons I can never understand...And they still say it's ladies first. How? I ask myself.

Male children are celebrated but people sometimes have issues with a woman that has female child/children and is yet to have a male child. They don't mind going to any length to get one, forgetting that the male child cannot come naturally from a man and a man. But they insist it's ladies first...oh...please!

In our society, it's okay for a man to cheat on his wife but it's a taboo for a woman to cheat on her husband. I once heard from a set of men that it's part of our culture for a man to have extra-marital affairs. Seriously?!!! since when? Guys are so quick to make reference to the Proverbs 31 woman and they ask " a virtuous woman/good wife, who can find?" They forget the part that says "many a man proclaims his own loyalty but a faithful man who can find?" (Proverbs 20 vs. 6).

This is not being bias, it's just saying the obvious. I'm not saying there are no gentlemen or good guys around, don't get me wrong because there are. The question is how many? Maybe if guys start treating ladies like they really matter, I'll believe the 'ladies first' thing.

Talking from another perspective, I'll say we, ladies, should also put ourselves in positions that would make guys respect us. While trying to please guys, some ladies sometimes forget their worth and let a guy take them for granted. So, instead of nagging about a guy treating you bad all the time, you should work on your self too.

Lastly, guys, look at things from a girl's perspective sometimes. Don't just say ladies first with your lips alone when it's not in your heart.

Maybe the next time I meet a guy at a door and he says "ladies first", I'll be like "seriously?"...  :)

Saturday, 14 December 2013

Do you think I really want to listen to that?!

There's something that I have seen and still see as awkward. It has to do with the funny way people act in public transport. It's something that happens often. This funny, and sometimes not funny act pushed me to write this.

Recently, I boarded a bus and not long after the bus moved, one of the passengers started playing music from his phone ('chinko' i guess... :) ). If it was audible enough and not so loud, maybe it would have been better but it wasn't. To me, it was something far from was simply noise! Guess everybody has some form of freedom to do whatever they want but shouldn't there be a limit?

On another beautiful day in a cab, the cab driver 'entertained' us by playing Saheed Osupa's songs not bothered if we were truly entertained or not. I had to BEG him when I needed to receive a call. And when the call ended, before I could say Jack, the volume was up again!

Another funny example is that which happened recently in a bus. A passenger was practically shouting and telling us issues he had with people working with him till he allighted from the bus, all in the name of making a phone call. Hearing him talk on phone, one could actually summarise what he has been up to lately and the issues he's having with his driver. This kind of thing just makes me wonder if there isn't more to the phone call. Maybe he just wanted attention of other passengers or something.

I wonder why people have earphones/ear piece and refuse to use it when they really should. I don't think there's anything stopping you from using ear phone if you want to listen to songs on your phone when you are in a public place. And if you want to make or receive a call that's meant to be personal or confidential and there are many people around, you'll be doing yourself and those around you a whole lot of good by keeping your voice a bit down.

Anytime I experience or remember things like those I mentioned earlier, I just can't help but ask myself "why was earphone invented?"...and sometimes I wish I could scream "DO YOU THINK I REALLY WANT TO LISTEN TO THAT?!

Hopefully, someday when I get my own car, i won't have to worry about all that :)

Thursday, 5 December 2013

A letter to God

My heart is heavy
So heavy, it’s now hard for me to carry

I’ve cried so much for years
And I don’t know if my eyes can produce any more tears

I’ve hoped for so long
And I wonder if I’ll ever sing a new song

I thank and love you for the times you’ve put a smile on my face in the past
So, why does the smile have to disappear so fast?

I work hard and wish for the best
And I just hope good results continue to come

I think I’ve been too strong for too long
And I don’t know if I can keep holding on

Though it’s hard to confess, I’m weary
And you’ll know if only you can see through me

I need a hug from heaven
That will be the best gift for this season

A large part of me knows I should keep holding on
I think I'll do just that till all these is gone

I know there's light at the end of the tunnel
I just hope I get there soon so I can leave this jungle

This is to all those who have gone weary or depressed...DON'T GIVE UP till you've reached the peak
There's a light at the end of the tunnel...God has good plans...just keep working hard and holding on...I''m doing that too