Moi.

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If you want something to last forever

You treat it differently.

You shield it and protect it.

You never abuse it.

You do not expose it to the elements.

You do not make it common or ordinary.

If it ever becomes tarnished,

You lovingly polish it until it gleams like new.

It becomes special

Because you have made it so,

And it grows more beautiful and precious as time goes by.

By F. Burton Howard.

Optimistic

I declare that I am calm and peaceful.

I will not let people or circumstances upset me.

I will rise above every difficulty knowing that God has given me the power to remain calm.

I choose to live my life happy, bloom where I am planted, and let God fight my battles.

I am fashioned by the Master’s loving hands.

I am the belle of the ball in my own little corner.

I am that star up in the sky.

Unapologetically black

Black and proud

Dark skin girl

I am Afua.

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Marriage Issues

So, I was listening to my favorite radio station inspiration fm, it was time for sharing life issues and the discussion was a shocker.

Like seriously, do parents still decide who their grown children should be married to? I thought parents are to guide them but it is still up to the children to make their decisions.

Ify and Ade are in love. Ify’s momma and papa aren’t flowing with her because he is Yoruba. “What happened to all the handsome and wealthy and responsible Anambra men?” Ify’s momma exclaims.

“Over my living plus my dead body would my son-in-law be an Ekiti man” says Ify’s papa. Ify is been hooked with Ikechukwu, a guy she doesn’t love but has to marry him all because of her parents.

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Parents should please cut their children some slack on this marriage issue. Do not get me wrong, they have a vital role to play by guiding them but not to make decisions for them.

No wonder Aunty Tola ran away with Uncle Musa to be married without their parent’s blessings and consent. They have celebrated 30 years of anniversary with two adorable daughters. Her parents were left with no choice than to support them. But should every child do this?

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Children, remain respectful to your parents in your decision regardless. Follow your heart because they would not live with you, or they would be gone and you would have to live with their choice apologetically. Commit all your ways plus decisions into God’s hands and he would perfectly direct your path.

Momma and Papa, pray for your children, guide them but do not decide for them.

18 days already…

Yes, today is the 18th day of our 365 days journey. It has been awesome regardless…

I just got back to work after about 3 weeks of leave; I must say that it was delightful. Packed full of hangouts, turn ups, weddings, then a sad moment as my very good friend lost his dear mum, she was so sweet…I believe God does all things well even though it’s tough to understand. He has our lives planned out long before we were born; His love wrote the pages of our destiny. He remains a good God regardless…

I am extremely elated to be back to work even though it already seems tedious, but no work no pay.

I started this year with a great deal of enthusiasm. I got a book and wrote out my goals and mantras, they would guide me to a greater 2017 no doubt, coupled with diligence.

I got two mantras for the year which I strongly believe in : Think right – that is a duty to myself, do right – that is my duty to God, and I would be bound to turn out right. The second is from God’s wonderful book – The lines are fallen unto me in pleasant places; yea, I have a goodly heritage. You can find that in Psalm 16:6.

I will say them to myself daily, mediate on them and try with that is within me to apply them.

Have you written out your goals?

Do you have a mantra for the year?

If yes, then thumbs up for you.

If no, please what are you waiting for? The first month is ending soon.

I wish you all a wonderful time in this journey of 365 days; we shall all come rejoicing at the end of it.

Amen.

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Happy Birthday 🎂 Jesus

fb_20161225_19_05_49_saved_pictureWee wee Chu a merry Christmas 🎅 🎅 🎄 🎄. This is a little late but I sincerely apologise. I had an awesome time yesterday. I am 😊 grateful Christmas came on a Sunday this year, so I spent it in God’s presence identifying who I am 😊. God has truly been faithful regardless and my mouth shall speak of His praise and bless His holy name for ever and ever. Happy 😊 birthday 🎂 Jesus, I am so glad its Christmas 🎅

 

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5 Days to Christmas.

So, the last Nike and I saw was when I graduated from the college of education in 2004, although we chat a little bit. She is married with a lovely son and always busy as a make-up artist. I got to the office at 6:15am as usual, trying to crash before work begins then my phone beeped. It was a message from Nike.

Nike :    Babe, how far with life? Longtime!

Me :       I am pleasantly fine, thank you for asking.

Nike :    When will the wedding bells ring na? Hope you would not mind me asking?

Me:        🙂 soon by God’s grace.

Nike :    But, how old are you Addo? Do not be offended as I know it is funny asking plus we haven’t seen for a very long time now.

Me :          🙂 32…offended ke? Nah..

Nike :    Thirty what? I actually thought you are in your mid 20s…as you do not look your age…it better be soon. I would keep you constantly in prayers cuz God has to do it soon.

Me :       Thanks a million for the concern and for the thought to constantly keep me in prayers. I sincerely appreciate it. How has business been?

Nike :    Very fine, thank God. The next we would be chatting, it is your wedding you should be inviting me for kk. I would come and do your beauty treatments for free kk.

Me :       Oh! Thanks a squillion dearie. I sincerely appreciate. I hate to cut off the chat now, but I am at the office with lots and lots of work to be done. It was wonderful chatting with you after a very longtime, hmmmm…babes, we saw last 12 years ago. Please send my love to your family xoxo. Have a pleasant day dearie.

Nike :    Office Lady! Coscharis babe, come and dash me car oooo… Get to work and we would chat soon. Have a pleasant day too dearie.

Thank God for wonderful friends like Nike. To constantly keep me in prayers is a wonderful thing, may God richly bless her for making my day. Lemme enjoy me not looking my age…Christmas be good to me kk.

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