ABOUT YOU: I am a lady who loves God (far from cliché lines) and I’m at my best when I know I’m just where He wants me to be, doing what He wants me to. I love children and am passionate about the development of education in Nigeria. It’s not all been a ‘cake and cookie’ ride, but in the words of my covenant sister (Cicisoko) simply put; I’m a woman who God has helped.
A couple years ago, I’d have added something like ‘my favourite colour is pink’ to my profile. Now mind you, that’s a big deviation from the truth, as a matter of fact I loathe the colour pink (No offense to all you Barbie lovers). So why on earth did I stake a claim on pink??Simply because I thought I was supposed to. As though by some laid out rule it was a girl’s colour that should compulsorily appeal to my visual senses.
Other moments in my less than a quarter of a decade life, I joined the team of ladies who had cooking as one of their hobbies. That too is not the absolute truth. I engage in the art and act of cooking because it’s important we consume great food to survive.( I’m a big believer of taking good care of your body from the inside out). Now mind you, I do not hate to cook but then it sure does not count as a hobby. Again, I felt that as a responsible ‘becoming woman’ I needed to build extraordinary love for what would eventually be a plus plus in my ‘marriage CV’ (yeah I made that up).
So why the forceful declaration of love for the colour pink or adding something to my hobbies simply because I felt I needed to? At so many points in our lives, we find ourselves in the boat of trying to ‘fit in’ or shape ourselves into a mould based on what we think others expect of us. In the end we do not achieve this because we get frustrated trying to be all these different things for people that may not ever remember anything about us other than our present facebook status.
This short writing isn’t about telling you stuff you do not already know; you are unique. No one has the combination of talents and skillset as you in the same proportion coupled with the grand potentials if only you just reach inward for them. You don’t need to fit into anyone’s mould. In fact the world would indeed be a boring place if we were all John Legend. Who’d be the audience? God in His wisdom created variety for us to need each other and have all needs totally catered for.
So take that ‘little’ seed that doesn’t seem like much and put it in the ground. Cultivate it; water manure, prune, guard jealously. It doesn’t have to be anything popular. You’ll be amazed at the bounty harvest from that one little dream. You don’t even need to wait for a platform to express what you have. Create that platform and generations after you will be grateful you did.
WHAT YOU LIKE ABOUT THE BLOG:
What I love about lifegiva is the ‘realness’ of all the stories and other word pieces I find here. It’s like we sometimes feel alone in our troubles, secret thoughts and fears and then we come on this platform and realise there are people who have been there before. People who have faced the same struggles and come out bigger and better.
For me, I remember reading something on the death of a loved one and for the first time I didn’t feel so alone in my loss.
Lifegiva also creates a platform for people’s voices to be heard. Here, everyone stands a chance. The discussion forums help me look outside myself to the different views people have about the world around us and the various happenings. It builds a great learning environment.
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