I spent the week of August 12th to 19th August 2017 somewhere in Abuja with over six hundred young adults, from ages 13 to 23.This camp was organised by the church I attend - Family Worship Centre (FWC) Abuja.
I love surprises…It gives me joy when people go
out of their way to make me happy in any way. Surprises do not always have to
be presents, it can be a random act of kindness. The spontaneity of it excites
me. However, not everyone is a fan of surprises I have discovered.
Someone I know was in a relationship, but not really. She was unsure whether she wanted to continue. The dude obviously knew
what he wanted and popped the question. He genuinely loved her and wanted to
spend the rest of his life with her but she was unsure. She was so undecided that she
left the country to study, the whole time asking him to move on, but he waited.
During that time of dating, he got her
lingerie. She didn’t know how to feel. The guy was obviously in a relationship with her
in every sense of it, while she was slightly disconnected. She didn’t know how to feel about this
surprise, happy or embarrassed.
I detoxify my system from time to time, especially
when bloating or constipation stay for a few days. I have no regimen or
time frame with which I know to detoxify, but I just know when…
I was bloated for a few days and was hoping my
system would sort itself out. Well, not until my tummy started singing loudly
in the office. Last night I decided to use all the ingredients I had in the fridge to make a smoothie. I was not
sure how the smoothie would turn out but I made it anyway!
After I made it, I mentioned to a friend that I
was unsure of it. When I listed the ingredients, he agreed that it might be a
weird combination but he also wrote that it had all the vitamins one needs and
if I were to take that every day, I would live till 102! Lol
I was up late last night reflecting and would like to share experiences of the two ladies in my life I cannot do without. Their experiences have taught me some life lessons which might be relevant to you too.
One of my sisters was put in a corner last year where she had the option of resigning or asking in the 'nicest possible way' to be retained. This was a job that drained the life out of her. She hardly had a life outside work as she worked crazy hours. There was generally no job security as she worked under someone who was quite impulsive. As an outsider, this was my observation.
This statement is one I grew up hearing and it was translated in the same way to boys, as well.
When a boy would cry unashamed, he would be told not to disgrace himself but to toughen up.
I always felt sorry for the boys when they had to fight back tears
and be brave. That was something I found rather difficult to do.
Now, as an adult, I see how that statement is more detrimental than
helpful. Emotions are a part of every person – whether male or female.
Having to suppress them does not sound like a good idea as it has long
I discovered Malta, a beautiful Island in Europe, in the Mediterranean sometime in 2012. This place is one of those hidden beauties bestowed by
nature. I read a bit about the place before going but wasn’t sure what to
expect. I was pleasantly surprised. I had to go back in 2013! I am told that it has beautiful weather all year round.