Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Let's try a different approach

Hey people,how are you doing? Hope you had a good weekend and the January is going great so far?

I was privileged to meet with the admirable Fela Durotoye this past Sunday and i was simply blown away. He held me spellbounded for about four hours and i didn't even seem to notice.The conclusion i drew after listening to him is that he's the only activist Nigeria has.Yeah,i know of those other guys,but frankly they're just another problem the nation is facing.Let me explain that.If you continually see the bad side of a person or thing,there'll come a point when no one will be able to make you see the good sides of the person or thing.What these other activists do is to make us see what's wrong with the nation.They're always pointing at the flaws,the weaknesses etc of the nation thereby making us see only these things.What they fail to realize is that this corrupts our minds.

Meeting Fela Durotoye changed the approach i wanted to take to give my own quota to this nation's growth,or let's say it reshaped it.It got me thinking,what if we tried helping our nation from another angle? It is true lots of us have been waiting to either attain a certain hierarchy in the society or get into government before we act.But lets approach things from a different angle.I've always said here,that our main problem as a nation is our minds,so what if we all just worked to change our mindsets? Let me elaborate a bit.Since all our minds are infected with bad thoughts and ideas,we should sanitize our minds and after we're sure we've achieved the sanitization,we should go a notch further and work on the minds of people we meet.Trust me,i've spoken to many alot of people to know that with the kind of mindset they have,Nigeria would just get worse if they get a chance to rule in any capacity.In essence,we should do things right when it comes to our nation and talk to people about doing things right also.When we've achieved a great deal of right-thinking attitudes,the same people with these attitudes would make it into political offices.Imagine if we have positive minded and foresighted individuals in power,what kind of Nigeria would we have?

Friday, January 10, 2014

Just be happy

Hey people,

You see,i'm back!!! I plan to continue putting up posts as i used to.Truth is,though,my schedule is busier.I was given an additional position at the office,so right now i handle two positions.I head two departments,though the company isn't a big one yet,per se.Anyway,i'll do my best and make sure i don't disappear like i did.

I told you about my nephew right? That boy is a big bunch of happiness.I just feel very happy being around him.You should see me struggling with his mum or dad to carry him.Sometimes he insists on you standing while carrying him,most children his age do that,and even when i get tired and my back aches,i still stand not minding the discomfort.Yeah,i know I've been 'jazzed'.Let me get right on to the main post of the day jare.If i continue talking about that little awesomeness,you may have to gag me.Yeah,i know I've gone soft too.See why i know I've been jazzed?!

We get caught up in life,family,friends,work,relationships...pretty much everything.And we lose sight of what's important.We lose sight of the reason for all the hustling and bustling of everyday.Have you stopped to ask yourself why you leave your house early in the morning,struggle with traffic,get to work,live through the day with all the nonsense from your boss or colleagues? Why you wake up very early in the morning to go to your place of business even when the sleep is proving very sweet? Or task your brain twice as much? To make money right? What's the money supposed to do? Buy you things or take you to fun and luxurious places isn't it? What's the aim of all that,happiness? Bingo!!!! All we do,all we are,all we strive to be,how we act all boils down to one thing, HAPPINESS! Even when it comes to religion,we serve God to find inner peace,which in turn would bring us happiness.It's all about happiness.So,why would you allow anything or anyone take that from you? Nothing or no one is supposed to determine whether you are happy or not,when you are happy or sad.NO! You shouldn't give anyone or anything such power,it is too much power.That power should be yours and yours alone.If your intention in life is to be happy,then by all means make yourself happy.You owe it to yourself.We get distracted by family issues,work stress,relationship matters etc and we tend to forget to be happy.Lots of people have even forgotten how to be happy.God forbid!

This is a new year,you should decide to be happy.Do things that make you happy,go places that make you happy.Cut off from people or things that rob you of happiness.If the people in your life cannot contribute to your being happy,it's time they left.It doesn't matter who they are,whether friends,family or lovers,if they cannot contribute to your being happy,they gosta go!!! Life's too short to live it sadness.Happiness brings about smiles and laughter from the heart,don't trade yours for friendship,family or love.These things are meant to take your happiness to a whole new level.Just be happy,it's really all that matters!

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Back,i guess

*peeps*
*walks in very slowly*
*clears cobwebs blocking the way*
*coughs*
Hey...*coughs*...people,
How have you been? *no answer* I said how have you been.*silence*
Ok,i'm sorry!!! I was wrong,i shouldn't have been gone for so long,and for that i apologize.You know i don't stay away for as long as i did this time,but things got really crazy.You know,it's not an easy task trying to be a responsible man.There are so many bills to pay and you can't run home...well,except you're running home to with money.It wasn't my intention to be gone for so long,but work and life merged to conspire against me.So please forgive me! Oh you have? Thank you!!! Gracias!!! 

A lot happened since the last time i made a post.I became an uncle.Yeah,my elder brother had a baby boy in September of 2013 and i've somehow managed to be seeing him more often that i used to.In my defense,we stay quite close now.Ok,ok,ok,i see him often cos of my nephew.He's a little angle.He's adorable,veeeeeery cute (that flows in the family sha hehehe) and he has something in common with me...an opening in his ear.Yeah,i have that.I'd have posted a pix of him,but i don't want it stolen and be used for dp(s) all over the world.He can't handle such pressure for now.Hehehehehe Anyway,some weeks after then,i moved to a bigger and classier apartment (the one close to my brother's).A few weeks after then,i bought a car.It indeed was a very good year for me,God is awesome.Lots of good things indeed happen in 2013,including you guys.You're fine and life's moving,that's something worth heralding.The remaining good news is going to be left as a surprise.*wink* Last year was a great year,but i know this year will be even better.

I'll stop here for now and return with normal posts and poems.Happy new year to you.May the same grace that make high flyers of ordinary men envelop you this year.This is definitely going to be a great year!