The In-between of Our Lives

While surfing through and visiting blogs to read new posts I came by this interesting post by Folakemi – “Children as retirement Plan”.

Fola shares the story of an 85 year old woman whose children seem to have abandoned. She has 5 children who can not be found except for 2 sons who still won’t take her in. Thankfully the state government took her in. The gist is that this woman now 85years old is troublesome and so couldn’t live with anyone. She has had 5 husband’s none of whom are available or willing to take care of her.

This woman’s story got me thinking. Our attitude, character and choices will have an impact on our lives even at old age. I am not judging this old woman… I mean every one of us have a fair share of lives upside and downside.

I read the story of an old man who died leaving not so much in terms of silver and gold for his children but left a lot of integrity, honesty and kindness behind. His daughter was particularly mad with him for not been like other fathers who left great riches. She ended up landing an inclusive big package job with a company owned by someone whom her father had shown great kindness to when he was looking for a job. She is earning a 7 figure salary now.

The In-betweens of Our lives matter. What we do now will affect our tomorrow.

Adebisi Adetunji (C)

If You Were a Multimillionaire or Million Dollar Rich What Would You Do?

workshop-ardaAt a Radio Drama Design Workshop Facilitated by The Nigeria Urban Reproductive Health Initiative (NURHI) and African Radio Drama Association(ARDA) while getting to know one another this exercise came up.

If You were a Multimillionaire rich you would….

So many interesting thoughts on what people would do with their Million Naira/Dollar. My thoughts went racing as I was blank at first.

Then I sincerely said to myself what would I really do...sometimes you don’t know what you would do until the money drops. And the person sitting by me said you have to know now before it arrives.

Someone said she would cry….

Interesting Answers Below that I would like to share with you:

* Give people back their face – Meaning people who need facial surgery because of previous scars
* Food Shelter for the Poor
* A big factory to employ many people and travel to many places.
* Save lives
* Travel around the world to assist people impoverished and set up a Foundation
* Exotic Holidays
* Help the voiceless
* Free Health Care for All
* Set up a football Academy for young upcoming talents in Nigeria
* Chill out and not do anything for 10years. Then engage in motivation speaking not necessarily for a fee.
* Travel the world with my mom – This one got all the men in the hall protesting.
* Send my daughter to a better school – Why just your daughter someone asked. Because I don’t have a son the man said.
* Change companies and make them work better.

So what would you do with your Multi-million dollar or Naira?

What I would Do: Travel Around the Globe/Start a Foundation that will cater for less privileged women, girls, and children.

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Adebisi Adetunji (C)

YOU ARE A PRINCESS…NEVER BELIEVE LESS …IT DOESN’T MATTER HOW BATTERED YOU ARE

royal-princessI dressed like this to the office on Friday not really thinking about the picture my appearance painted. I got a lot of delightful greetings like these:

“You look so gorgeous”, “You look like a princess”! “You look like royalty”.
A guest in the studios thought that I must be an important personality…O yes I am Important!!
Perhaps my royal roots have something to do with this aura and dressing…

Yes, my grandfather was a king for 40years in our village- Ago Iwoye- hosting the first university in Ogun State.

grandfatherOBA D.M OSIYEMI, THE EBUMAWE OF AGO IWOYE

ENOUGH ABOUT MY LINEAGE – THIS POST IS ACTUALLY ABOUT YOU:

I want to let you know girl, woman, and lady that you are special, important and unique.
Never let anyone put you down
Never let your past put you down
Don’t allow your present circumstance or situation put you down.
YOU ARE A PRINCESS; YOU ARE ROYAL AND BEAUTIFUL

And Girl God is got a big and beautiful plan for your life!!

Adebisi Adetunji (C)

Daring to get into an oversized Shoe

 

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She looked at her mummy on heels and giggled. Her little mind said:

“This mummy’s shoes makes such nice sound …”ko,ko, ka”. I must wear them”.

It was play time and there was mummy’s shoes sitting comfortably on the shoe rack. Giggling and laughing she raises her little hands and down came the shoes thudding on the ground. Her little feet enters the shoes…

“Yeeeh at last, i am wearing mummy’s shoes”!!!

Mummy seeing her little girl in her shoes shock her head smiling and saying to herself:

“The young shall grow”.

Do you remember your play time as a child? I did try both my dad and my mum’s shoes on my little feet. Imagine trying to walk in them…hee…hee. Yes…i stumbled and fell a few times but my little mind said i am winning this battle of fitting into an oversized shoe! 🙂

Leadership and Responsibilities: Sometimes you have to wear an oversized shoes. Like a little child you might stumble and fall but don’t give up. Soon your feet will fit the shoes.

This post was inspired by Daily Prompt: Daring

Adebisi Adetunji(C)

Looking out the Window…Stepping Out

Welcome to a brand new Friday! Here is peep into my work neighborhood. I was looking out the window early this morning trying to drink in some silence and meditate before my colleagues arrived. While admiring the trees on the outside it occurred to me that the window burglary bars hindered a clear view. Neighbourhood pix 2

When i then decided to go outside i had clearer view and it was   beautiful. Neighbourhood pix 1

Isn’t it funny how we can all be looking at the same thing but have different perspective to it depending on the angle each person is viewing it from.

So my thoughts on this flowed into a poem:

The view from the window feels safe
But the other side looks beautiful…inviting
What dangers lurk around the corner outside?
I want to have a better view, but it would mean stepping out
Should i, should i not?

It feels safe inside but i want to see more
I summoned courage and rose to my feet
I took few steps and out the door i walked
It was a beautiful view…clearer and cleaner
I could dance around enjoying the breeze

I began to see the world from a different perspective
I began to discover new things
It ushered in a new kind of freedom
It ushered in new possibilities
A view from the window was my starting point
Happy that i stepped out …so rewarding!

Lesson: Don’t let your life just roll by…step outside your comfort zone and discover great things you could achieve with your life.
You don’t have to have all the answers at the beginning, just step out.

Do have a great Friday!

Adebisi Adetunji (C)

Tuesday’s Thoughts

GAIN GOTTEN BY VIOLENCE TAKES AWAY THE LIFE OF THE POSSESSOR

Thought from Proverbs 1:19

Why kill so you can get
Why cheat so you can win
Why pull down another so you can rise
Why destroy so you can rule
Why spoil others happiness so you can have

Life is not all about you, think of making another happy then you can truly enjoy your own happiness. You might just be digging your own pit when you pull others down.

Wait patiently to get yours, for he who waits wins in the end.

This is in response to Jacqueline’s Tuesday Trickles

Adebisi Adetunji