Avoiding Needless Comparisons

Originally posted on Sparrowsongstoday:
If only the Cocoa tree knew, That the Corn plant could never outshine her, She would not have moped and cried, In needless comparisons of their growth. The Corn grew very fast and tall Three months into their planting, On the same farm’; While the Cocoa was yet a tender sapling.…

My Christmas morning thoughts…

So, I woke up here on Christmas morning; at work … Alone… But not lonely.  I took a photo showing my smiley face just before getting up,   I feel totally blessed… And wanted to quickly share some thoughts… Being alone at Christmas is not a disadvantage or something to cry about… Think of the people…

Reforming Nigeria along religious lines…

The other day, I shared Olaide ‘s post about Amasa Firdaus and tagged her actions as courageous. Most of my friends who commented disagreed. Some of the comments took me down the memory lane of the NYSC saga when some Christian Ladies who pleaded to be allowed to wear modified skirts instead of the mandatory…

When Faith is in the mix…

Sometimes there is really nothing to draw hope from. At that time, #FindingHope becomes like a futile exercise. All indeed looks bleak and you can not even see a sliver of light. Voila! Then comes *faith*. You will have to believe and hold on strong to the belief that a better day is surely on…

Expiry date and…

Are you crying?  Or even asking questions like “why?” Moping in a sea of tears and forlorn, disjointed hope? Stop! Think of… 1. Expiry date… 2. Use by date… 3. Best before… What is the common trait these three phrases share? They signify end points… So, how does that apply here? You see That very…

It is never too late for action…

It is never too late… In fact it is better late than never.  What is that thing you ve wanted to do , but have somehow procrastinated on till you now feel it is undoable? Get a move on… Take one step and start… Or you ve started and somehow got discouraged along the line……

Lessons from Arsenal FC…

I am an Arsenal FC fan… I love the club. It started as a sentimental love , but over time grew to a strong loyalty to the team and even the manager… I may not follow other teams or even the different leagues , but subconsciously… I ll always be a Gunner. Arsenal teaches me…

On being late and on time…

Yesterday’s post is coming late… Thankfully, it gives a good intro for what I d like to share… Time and being late… Lateness is a human attribute… I ve been late a number of times… Lateness when looked at from the human sphere is wrong and bad… It is human to tell a student who…

Ask a different question…

“I’m 32. I ought to be married by now and even have had kids. To make it worse I’m as single as number 1. Why?”  “I’m 25. I should have graduated by now if not for JAMB, post-UME and ASUU strike. Why?”  “I’m 29. Why don’t I have a job yet? I graduated several years…

The Sun always shines again…

Wow! Beautiful day, and the sun is shining already. Going to be a very short charge today…. Listen again dear friend, no matter how long the storm rages, the sun will still always shine again… Regardless of the heavy veil shielding your view of the sun , the sun’s healing warmth will still shine again. …

Of times and seasons…

Today , I reflect on seasons… And times … Of plenty, of lack , of trials and triumphs… How fleeting indeed they are… Seasons will always come and go… Do you know the current season of life you are in? A few weeks back , all I had to my name was N20.  I d…

Reasons to smile…

Today , I’m in a bit of a rush …  I want to share these photos from yesterday and tell you a bit about why we smile. See my beautiful friend and I? We are not the richest or most beautiful people around… We’ ve got our own fair share of daily challenges that we…