It's a new day in a new week that was born out of a lovely weekend (had a very lovely weekend).Hope your weekend was splendid and fun-filled?
Yesterday i was talking with my new found friend and we were both sharing stories about our childhood.Like me,she also had quite a rough childhood (i've not told you guys about my childhood and i will when the time is right).She was born into a polygamous home with lot's of children before her.She didn't quite get that warmth a child feels when it's just mum and dad.But she grew up to be a very great person.A nice gurl,smart,intelligent,pretty,with a great sense of humour.The point is,even though things were not very rosy,she was still grateful.This is what i actually want to talk about.We sometimes get caught up with the problems we are faced with.We cry,we grumble,we nag,we complain...We generally just yap and yap! This is natural of humans.
However,we have lots of reasons to be thankful.Being alive is a very good reason to be thankful.Being healthy...having loved ones...having love ones who are alive and healthy...having food on the table...having a roof over your head...having clothes on your body...having a good laugh...having cause to smile...having someone that makes you look forward to a new day...I could just go on and on.These things look very normal and so we forget them very often,but they are big deals.If you think it's normal to wake up each day,then pay a very brief visit to the morgue.Lot's of people in the morgue slept and didn't wake up.Some just died suddenly after complaining of headache or stomach pain.Some were sick for a short while.Some died so abruptly that they didn't even know how it happened (al least some dey know say na motor jam dem,some dey know say na sickness kill dem).Should i go on? Just yesterday,i got a very sad news from a friend of mine.We lost a friend of ours two days back.She was an ex to one of my friends and had been suffering from stroke for a few months (yeah,young people now suffer stroke so be very careful),eventually she gave up the ghost a few days back.The news was so shocking to my friend (her ex) and all of us his friends.I mean,she was full of life,she was so fine the last time i saw her (a few months back though).But then again,death doesn't give notice,does it?
It is OK to be worried and complain and cry and do all of those other things,i mean we're humans right? But at the same time,we should often take time out to list the things that we enjoy and should be grateful for.I have learnt to be thankful and show appreciation.I have leart that little things aren't so little afterall but just underestimated.Have a very pleasant day and week ahead as you put this into consideration.