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THE BLESSING CALLED FOOD

Today I watched a street urchin hungrily devour the left-over snack flung out from a moving car. Gratitude washed over me like morning dew. It is one sight I will not forget in a hurry, at least not in this season of many uncertainties. That street urchin reminded me to be grateful for food and many other necessities of life which are readily available whenever the needs arise -these privileges should never be taken for granted. I silently reprimanded my…

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GRATITUDE – AN EXTRACT FROM A MEDICS DIARY

Gratitude is all my heart holds this season because 2020 has been an EVENTFUL year for everyone. The gift of life and mental sanity has been topmost for a number of us who have had to live with constant anxiety, fear of the unknown, and trying to adapt to new experiences like working from home. It has been a year where my emotions have been on a rollercoaster and almost on the brink of a mental breakdown because my job…

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DON’T MISS OUT ON THE BLESSING – THE SILVER LINING

“Good afternoon aboki ina”, I flashed a tired smile to the group of truck drivers huddled together and conversing in fluent Hausa language. They all turned to stare at me, with just one responding to my salutation with, “hey”! I kept smiling at them while explaining the little favour I required of them. “A good smile always breaks barriers and open doors!” My boss would always emphasize. I politely requested each driver to move their trucks and trailers to give…

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A FALL TOO MANY – The domestic accident story

Today, my 3 year old fell and hit his forehead on the TV stand in the sitting room. I heard the loud crashing sound from my room, rushed out to find him crying with blood trickling down his face, and mixed with tears. The sisters screamed at the sight, while I was momentarily frozen. My tummy churned at the sight of the blood oozing from his eyelid while my eyes were heavy with unshed tears. I was so frightened that…

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HERE COMES JULY – THE GRATITUDE REVIEW

“Gratitude opens the door to the power, the wisdom, and the creativity of the Universe” – Deepak Chopra “Reflection enables us to evaluate experience, learn from mistakes, repeat successes, revise and plan” – Sherry Swain It’s July, the seventh month of 2018 and I am excited! All though it feels like it was a few weeks ago we watched those beautiful fireworks usher in 2018 amidst excited shouts of Happy New Year. One, accompanied with strong handshakes, bear hugs and…

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SWEET NOVEMBER, THANKSGIVING NOVEMBER

 I have a special love for the month of November, fondly christened sweet November. November always come with the obvious reminder that the year end is close and Christmas celebrations are even closer. Oh! How I love this special month and the surge of hope it conveys for a beautiful end and an expected new beginning (a new year). Such hope that can be liken to an athlete’s optimism when he sees the finish line and is expectant of embracing it.…

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THE GRATITUDE GAME – TEACHING YOUR CHILDREN THE ART OF BEING GRATEFUL

“The ability of children to process information, including the importance of being thankful, varies depending upon their age and developmental level” Sophie Michelin. I grew up being thankful because my mom taught me so. She unconsciously inculcated me through the act of prayer where she would spend time thanking God for things I thought were insignificant. I vividly recall the long evening prayers that would virtually capture every activity of the day. Often time when she was done praying we were…

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THANKSGIVING NOVEMBER

It’s November again and I am super excited that the end of the year 2015 is right around the corner. Truthfully, I can boldly say “better is the end of a thing than the beginning thereof”. Oh! How I greatly anticipated this month right from mid-October (hahaha). Oh yes ooo! Isn’t my excitement just contagious? (*Winks*) I simply love November for the sweet scent of yuletide it beckons (I love holidays and festivity) and the nostalgic feeling it creates out…

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WHY ME – Special thoughts on gratitude

 I asked God why I wasn’t beautiful. And He showed me a woman more beautiful than any other, who was ugly because of her vanity. I asked God why I wasn’t rich. And He showed me a man with the wealth of a thousand kings, who was lonely, and had no one to share it with. I asked God why he’d allowed me to become old. And He showed me a boy of 16, who lay dead at the scene…

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THE SCULPTOR ATTITUDE…

I woke up early today excited over all I get to do before the clock strikes midnight. I have responsibilities to fulfill today.  I am important. My job is to choose what kind of day I am going to have. Today I can complain because the weather is rainy or …  I can be thankful that the grass is getting watered for free. Today I can feel sad that I don’t have more money or…  I can be glad that…

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