Grief

I woke up one Thursday morning to a call from a distant relative, someone who rarely calls. And when she asked when I was coming home, I told her that my dad told me to come home later that day (my father was the last person I spoke with the day before). After the call,…

Your Signature 

Signature; who you are and what people see you as. When I was working as an associate staff with one of Nigeria’s commercial bank, a customer presented a withdrawal slip and I gave it back to him to verify that everything on the slip is correct. And as you know a lot of people like…

Confidence 

Many would have gone farther than where they are now but for confidence. Believing in yourself, standing firm is very important.  I was at rehearsal last week for a very important ministration and our music director needed someone to lead the song. And we were over 400 people so he had to do audition for…

Dealing with the past

Has it ever happened that you are surprised at the way you reacted to a situation? For example, I bought something from a friend and I paid her immediately and after a week, she asked for the money and I got angry and raised my voice and I told her not to try it again….

Moving forward

One of the ways to move forward is to revisit the events/situations from the past that is holding you back and deal with it head on, no matter how scary they may be.  If you need to analyze the situation, if you need to talk to someone, do what you have to do. If you…

A little sleep, A little slumber

I got this from the bible and somehow it has become one of my favourite bible verses. ‘How long will thou sleep O sluggard? When will thou arise out thy sleep? Yet a little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding hands to sleep’ Proverb 6:9 – 10 So it is true that we are not…

Be Happy!

Have you ever been afraid of something before and you don’t know what that thing is or even know if that thing really exist. For the past few month, i’ve heard news of old classmates death and I shiver. You see there was a time in my life that i was not afraid of death…

Stop The Blame Game

​​This world is for fighters, real fighters! You have to move far away from your comfort zone and fight. You need to be able to fight to sustain yourself and succeed in this world. Nobody is interested in your story unless you are successful.  Anytime I hear some people say things like ‘my father is…

Forgive them anyway

Someone asked why I move on easily when someone close to me hurt me and I replied why shouldn’t I? People will keep offending you for as long as you keep breathing. Family, friends, the people you run to when you need someone to talk to. They will disappoint, accuse you wrongly for what they…

The Journey of Emerald 1

Like a bright precious stone that my name means, i keep hoping that my life will become bright. Without knowing, i was beginning to give up on life. Last week was not so favourable, i had an issue with my boss and ofcourse it escalated to a level that i wouldn’t have thought of (God…

Someday is here

One day, we are thinking of someday and someday is here and now. Many times, our dreams have stipulated time and somehow the deadline is never met. At that point in your life, you get to ask yourself questions like ‘why am I still here?’ ‘what have I achieved?’. And at that point, you start…

Our deepest fear

‘Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate, but our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measures and we ask ourselves, who am I to be brilliant, talented and fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be?’ Fear is an unpleasant emotion caused by threat of danger, pain or harm. Well, I’ll…