Ibadan that ancient city standing magnificently in its ancient blend of brown roofs Ibadan that city where the cost of living is cheaper than others, life is simpler Ibadan that place where a taxi man will charge a fare of N50 to a destination and a passenger will bring down the prize to N20… And the driver will respond angrily… “se e ni changi”! 😀 Ibadan that city where you can set a time to get to a destination, leaving your home 15-20 minutes to arrival time and you will still get there on time!… Lagos people sorry… Make una no vese(Don’t be upset) 😋 Ibadan the city where business owners close their shop as early as 7pm and are not ready to disturb their sleep or rest to catch early morning business… Chai Ibadan you need to step up ooo! 🙌
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It is the International Peace Day every 21st of September.
When there is conflict women and children are the most vulnerable.Women are exposed to physical assault, rape and abuse. They struggle to watch over their children ; they go hungry while giving their babies and children the little food they can get.
When there is conflict children suffer malnutrition and are exposed to so much inhumane sights. They are out of school and loose time. Their education and future dreams suffer a huge set back.
When there is conflict men are out fighting and defending.Many families loose their men in conflicts living women to struggle with taking care of family members.
No one really wins a war for each side of the waring party suffer great loss. Rebuilding takes time and things will never be the same again.
Give dialogue a chance; Give peace the center chair.
My Tuesday Trickles(Inspired by Jacqueline) for this week:
Sometimes you find yourself at a point where nothing seems to be working.
Sometimes it feels like a tight corner
Sometimes it feels like you are at a cross road
Sometimes the world seems to be on top of you
Sometimes the load you carry is heavier than you thought it would be.
Here is a song especially for you written and song by Don Moen: Just an excerpt of the lyrics God will make a way where there seems to be no way He works in ways we can not see He will make a way for you He will be your guide, hold you closely to his side with love and strength for each new day He will make a way He will make a way
So breath, You are coming through…
You can listen to the full song with just a click above
Waiting can be tough
Waiting is never easy
You can’t have everything you want when you want it
You have to learn to wait
Learn to be patient
Everything comes at its own time
Just because you do not have it today doesn’t mean life has to stop
Keep doing what you can with what you have
Use the time you can have to do what you can
It will not always remain so
You will not always have to do without
Every waiting has an end
Patience does bring a rewarding reward
Grandma laughing delightfully
Grandpa smiling and joins the fun
The old white brow remembers when the house was boisterous
Children have left and the nest is empty.
The wrinkled hands remembers so much more
The shaky hands are happy to hug the little ones
They are the fruits from those who left the nest earlier
Life is much simpler now
Things that use to matter no longer do
Life becomes all about little things that bring joy
Once young but now old
Life is now full of memories
Enjoy everyday of your life because you are going to come full cycle.
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.
When i then decided to go outside i had clearer view and it was beautiful.
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.
I am glad you are my neighbor
It would be lonely without you
You make me smile
You support me even when i am not making sense
You share my world and i share your world
A rare and great privilege for me
You have become my friend and family
I am so blessed to have you in my life
Thank you for being there!
Great days, low days
Great accomplishments, little or no accomplishments
Helpful days, just plain days
Fast pace days, slow days
Happy days, discouraging days
Life is a mix of the two sides of the coins
Enjoy both sides of the coin
Do the little you can and seriously the good days will come rolling in again!
Graceful , Bright and beautiful
Fearfully and wonderfully made
A pod budding into a flower
A beautiful, innocent flower
Ready to provide beautiful scent
Painting a beautiful scenery in the world
Don’t crush her; don’t stamp her into the dust
Let her blossom; let her grow; let her unfold her gifting
Let her mature; let her beautify your life as you treat her well
A whole lot of treasure abides in her but when crushed can disappear
You lose a fountain of great wealth and riches
Let her live; let her laugh; let her dream; let her blossom
To become a fountain of joy and treasure to you and the world
Time to end every form of violence against women & Girls
Hope is a life line
Reach and grasp, don’t let go so easily
Hope speaks of a better tomorrow
No money in your pocket: hope says abundance is coming
Failing health: hope says you are going to be fine
Child not doing well in school: hope says give it time
Frustrated and stressed: hope says happy days lay ahead
Yet to find true love: hope says its just around the corner
Hope is rising in the horizon.
This is my way of say have a fresh and brand new week filled with new possibilities!