How has your week been sooo far. Well, you might say stressful, tasking, challenging, awesome, boring *hands on chin*;Well , it does not matter how it has started but I am certain that the end shall be better than the beginning. My Naija people I dey hail ooo, no wori GOD dey. Like Omawumi would say "Jeje laiye"
Okay, let's get started. I actually wrote this article in my Blog Diary say 2 weeks ago but I've been toooo tied up to publish it. Please pardon me.
June 8th, is celebrated worldwide as "WORLD'S BEST FRIENDS DAY". Honestly, I never knew it existed but my question is: Do we actually celebrate our friends? There is a sentence I love sooo much, it goes thus; "YOU ARE WHO YOU ARE FIVE YEARS AGO EXCEPT FOR THE PEOPLE YOU MEET AND THE BOOKS YOU READ". This is self explanatory abii?. Okay let me break it down; this sentence shows that who we are currently is as a result of the people we meet and the kind of books we read. Now, I'd focus on the People part,the Friend part. Everyday, we met different people: types, shapes etc, with different personalities sooo different from ours and we are the ones who decide how far we get with each one of them. We make some our close friend and others we keep at "arms length", that's okay, but sincerely: What are our real motives of making friends? Are we after benefits or making impact and helping each other? One thing I've learnt in this life is that Friends are meant to complement each other, encourage one another, stay true and defend each others cause. Now, when we make friends based on benefits, what happens when the benefit(s) gets sour and expires? Honestly, We tend to get resentful towards the individual and we pretend to like,when we don't. Yes, we argue, we don't agree on some issues, friends can be annoying joor, too much wahala biko, especially ladies, yes!!!! But that's where complementing comes into place, covering up for that fault and believing for a change of attitude for that friend. Also, its not very nice when we impose our ideas on others and feel they should just accept it, its not so ok.com when we feel its only what we say and want that would stand or that would happen. In friendship, I've learnt that being self centered does not help, but being people oriented does. Honestly, I love all my friends because they are all useful to me in one way or the other and I to them.
When last did we actually appreciate that friend truly from our hearts. Some friends stick soo close. Now, let's take ourselves down the memory lane, say 5 years ago, those people that helped us, encouraged us, stood by us, those people who we feel don't matter because "they are not in our level per say" but have actually helped and appreciate them. How often do we say a word of prayer to God on their behalf?. I strongly believe that there is nobody who we don't need in this life tho some are closer than others; each has a purpose in our lives.
So today, I appreciate all my great friends: ESTHER ORDIA, IFY NNABUIHE, ILOBEKEWEKE, ONOSE, AYOMIDE (great guy) SAMUEL VICTOR, EKEBO, NENYE, EZEAMS (who actually jingered me to learn how to cook), MAICO (my lovely japanese friend), SIVE MANKALA, Pst BOB, EDOWAYE, LEVI, ESIVUEKERRY, DEBBY OSOLASE, Dr. IJ, OSITA, Uncle Brother GBENGA, Anty FRANCA,........ Too numerous honestly: NWAMY, PORNWA n ZEEANYAOHA (my blog inspirators;great bloggers)... Can't remember all the names ooooo!!! Wahala waa!!!: My lovely siblinds (DINMA, EMEKA OG n TOBE), My Cousins (ADA, KC, CHIJIOKE, ADANNA, ARTIE, IHEANYI etc), GRACE FAMILY MEMBERS of LFC Uselu and my lovely readers.
So today, everyday, SPEAK UP!!!!! You can think the world of others, but if you never actually tell them, the you don't really help them. Appreciate your friends, no matter what they have done to hurt you, remember no one is above mistakes, move on and thank them for the goodones they have done instead of dwelling on the bad ones.
I appreciate y'all
God Loves y'all