Tuesday, 17 April 2012

Wait a minute!!

When last did u take a good long look around you?? Taking notice of those little things. I'm sure there are lots of things you have never taken notice of and others you take for granted.

The Husband who comes home and doesnt kiss his wife. The wife who waits for her husband to come home and nags constantly. The husband who never goes out and thinks that: WOW! this would look good on my Wife and the Wife that compares her husband With their neighbour who has bought a car for his Wife. What do u know he did for the money? Try being content with what you have.

The Girlfriend who expects her Boyfriend to always buy her gifts and never thinks to buy him one. The boyfriend who always forgets his Girlfriends birthday, and she never complains even after reminding you 

The children who dont think its their place to say THANK YOU for the little things their parents can afford them at the moment. The children who dont think they have to put in the best to make their parents happy in school after the parents pay large amounts to keep them educated. what about those who cant go to school bcos their parents cant afford It.

The couple who gives birth to a baby and are not happy about the sex of the child: what should those without do? have u ever asked yourself that?. The family who kicks their dog around giving it minimal food, while it prevents petty thieves from stealing the household items. 

Take that extra second to be thankful, to appreciate, to listen, to show they are beautiful and that they exist and that you care.
 WAIT A MINUTE it just may change things around for you..................
WAIT A MINUTE and Enjoy life to the fullest

The tools, Our Gifts

The GOOD LORD, has given us all the tools that we need to live our lives Aright. 
The rest of the work, is left to us...

If we decide to farm, the work may be tedious and the time might seem long. Dont look at how far you have gone, but how well you are doing.
We all pass through tests every time. What proves if we have been good students is if we pass the test. If we dont, do we take the lessons we have learnt and use them in trying again or just cry our eyes out like a baby waiting to be picked up.

If we decide to use the Tools to farm, they may become dirty from use, but if we simply clean them daily. 

At the END of the Time, the results would be either SHINY TOOLS or FARM PRODUCE. ONLY TIME WOULD TELL..............

Driving today?? Spare a life....

A few minutes ago, i watched a video that gave me goose bumps and brought me to tears.
Sometimes in the past i used to tell myself when i couldnt drive that driving to impress. It was nice and seeing people driving at top speed was COOL. BUT then, i always remembered that after being a VICTIM at a tender age of a serious car accident and couldnt walk for a while, it wasnt a COOL thing especially after the driver who caused the accident abandoned us and ran away.

Now, that i know how to drive i have leanrt alot, that the slightest mistake or loss of concentration can make EVERYTHING go wrong. 

Loss of concentration,
Driving at top speed (even when trying to impress a babe think about it: is the last smile you ever want to see in life, if you want to DIE in a car, or if you want to end up imprisoned after killing someone.) I ask all these so the Next time you want to accelerate you remember that it might just be you fastening the clock for TIME UP.

LATE FOR AN APPOINTMENT? (I guess we are all guilty of this one) "Oh Driver speed up, i'm in a HURRY" or the bike man "why are you being slow i'm late jare"why did u just not wake up early, that would have done the magic.

On my way to school one day i most students were in a hurry because we had been informed that strike had been called off and everyone wanted to get back and settled and thus the hurry.
I sat in front of the bus and the driver was driving at a considerable speed while trying to be careful because he wanted to quickly get back and pick up more students.
The other students were telling him to move faster that other buses were passing him by.
Next thing we knew, a bus almost hit us in his hurry to the FINISH LINE.

The driver having listened and let the pressure affect him increased his speed. I told him in a calm voice "If you want to kill yourself and others let me come down, because i'm not in a Hurry" thinking about what i just said he gradually he reduced his speed. (think about it every time you risk your life by asking the driver to be like his mates and SPEED UP it may be his time and you serve the punishment with him, GOING BEFORE YOUR TIME)

Lo and behold a few minutes later, we saw some commotion. An accident had happened and buses were packing to see what had happened.
The bus that sped past us a few minutes earlier had been involved. The driver hit a stationary trailer and he was DEAD. Almost all of them were INJURED and many feared dead. 




Volvo crash
Though many accidents happen and some may NOT BE OUR FAULT, I think 
1. Do not distract the driver of the vehicle or Motorcycle.
2. When listening to music, let it not be too loud that you are not aware of your surroundings.
3. Always ensure that all your mirrors are intact because we cannot be too careful.(as my father would say there is still a blind spot even with all the mirrors).
4. if you have something to look at in the back seat, SLOW DOWN or PARK before turning around.
5. Even if you are happy dont take your eyes off the road to celebrate with your partner in the car. Park first.
6. If you want have to or absolutely have to receive calls then use a blue tooth ear piece or connect to your sound system in your car.
Massive auto road crash, accident
................. I guess we can use our imagination for the rest..

3 magic words


These are words we grew up with, words our parents, teachers and elder ones made us say.

Words that do not take much from us but mean so much, go a long way and stop problems from happening.

Nowadays all we see is everyone is so much of a hurry and no one remembers to say them.

A man hits anothers car on the road, comes down, examines the damage and instead of apologizing first. Just says "how much does it cost ill fix it." im sure anyone can imagine the outcome of the event.

A man walking on the road, hits a fellow man walking past him.
He takes a second look and continues walking on to the annoyance of the other person. What does SORRY cost?
A Woman slaps her daughter at the slightest provocation after working all day (Makes you Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) and does she does not dim it fit to say THANK YOU for all the work done.

A man sends his child on an errand and doesnt say PLEASE CAN YOU BRING ME A CUP OF WATER.
Simple courtsey goes a long way. (Even if the child is tired) 

I just wonder at times when someone hits me and am in a bad mood and does not say sorry, maybe a little slap would go a long way to remind people of the MAGIC WORDS can CALM a lot of nerves.

I go out of my way to say IM SORRY for the littlest of things. I just hope the words would go back to being used, lots of fights would be prevented.


la famile


I ran into a stranger as he passed by,
"Oh excuse me please" was my reply.

He said, "Please excuse me too;
I wasn't watching for you."

We were very polite, this stranger and I.
We went on our way and we said goodbye.

But at home a different story is told,
How we treat our loved ones, young and old.

Later that day, cooking the evening meal,
My son stood beside me very still.

When I turned, I nearly knocked him down.
"Move out of the way," I said with a frown.

He walked away, his little heart broken.
I didn't realize how harshly I'd spoken.

While I lay awake in bed,
God's still small voice came to me and said,

"While dealing with a stranger,
common courtesy you use,
but the family you love, you seem to abuse.

Go and look on the kitchen floor,
You'll find some flowers there by the door.

Those are the flowers he brought for you.
He picked them himself: pink, yellow and blue.

He stood very quietly not to spoil the surprise,
you never saw the tears that filled his little eyes."

By this time, I felt very small,
And now my tears began to fall.

I quietly went and knelt by his bed;
"Wake up, little one, wake up," I said.

"Are these the flowers you picked for me?"
He smiled, "I found 'em, out by the tree.

I picked 'em because they're pretty like you.
I knew you'd like 'em, especially the blue."

I said, "Son, I'm very sorry for the way I acted today;
I shouldn't have yelled at you that way."
He said, "Oh, Mom, that's okay.
I love you anyway."

I said, "Son, I love you too,
and I do like the flowers, especially the blue."

Are you aware that if we died tomorrow, the company
that we are working for could easily replace us in
a matter of days.
But the family we left behind will feel the loss
for the rest of their lives.

And come to think of it, we pour ourselves more
into work than into our own family,
an unwise investment indeed,
don't you think?
So what is behind the story?

Do you know what the word FAMILY means?

My Lovely Parents

You made us strong,
Ever Resourceful,
Beautiful minded and spirited,
To Care,
To Share,

You brought us up in love,
You gave us care,
You gave us proper discipline,
You made us strong,
You made us good individuals.
Sharing and caring were things that came freely.

Thank you for the Loving and happy home we share.
Thank you for your listening ears and letting us find our way.
Thank you for making us independent and able to stand on our own two feet.
Thank you for everything because without your Love, affection, discipline and everything else we wont be who we are today.
We couldnt wish for better parents than you. The most wonderful parents in the World.

Thank you for everything.
May the Good Lord continue to Grant you the strength, wisdom and guidance to continue to be as exemplary as you are. AMEN.

Thursday, 12 April 2012

The Ciggarette Idiot....

I myself am lolling at the Title for where must i begin? but at the very beginning of this tad bit scary tale.

Why do young guys believe in 'Forming' or 'Faffing'( as a dear friend and uncle would say). E bami bere lowo won o.

I was on my way to work one early morning.
Trust me in this scorching heat, the cool morning air was welcoming and being in Air conditioning, awesome.
     I was trying to catch a few winks as soon as we started the journey. As i was battling sleep and mentally apologizing to my neighbor, he said "i m sorry i need to buy fuel" and drove into the nearest petrol station. I was busy grumbling in my selfish mind that we would arrive the Island late at 5:30am (imagine that o #covers face#).
I gradually opened my eyes a little bit to prevent the sleep from 'running away from me' (as i find it difficult to sleep), lo and behold what did i see that pursued the sleep completely from the already growing big eyes. A guy holding a cigarette just came down from his Pajero Jeep, with his boxers spying at me from above his trouser.

I jumped up on my seat an leaned forward, 'what on earth?' i said to myself inside the wound up windows of my neighbors car. I leaned forward scared for my life as the petrol attendant was filling the guys tank with petrol and noticed the cigarette wasn't lighted and i asked the empty vehicle 'is this man crazy or just dumb?'
  As my neighbor entered the car i asked him 'were you guys not scared of that stupid guy with the cigarette?, na wah oh at this time of the day?'
 My neighbor said to me i dint think it was a cigarette until i told him to look at the guys hand properly. I just prided myself for having good eyes even though i was dozing off an to catch that tiny object in the almost dark environment i wouldda saved us all by being maybe the first and only person to have noticed the stuff in his hands.

We argued back and forth and my neighbor being a guy too was siding the guy that the weather was a bit cold and he was probably trying to keep warm in a way and compared it to those in Europe who smoke more often. My response, this aint Europe and even then they cant be this dumb besides someone may just have beaten him up or a fellow crazy person done worse.
Well in conclusion my punishment to him would have been to scare the shit of the cigarette out of him by splashing a little petrol on his body so he wont smoke for basically the whole day for fear of burning himself up( i know here some people would count me as a wicked person) but abeg who wan die? especially from a petrol blast?? caused by an idiot? Trust me no one does even the smoker.

The lesson he would have learnt is
1. Never take a cigarette into a petrol station and
2. Even if you wanna smoke after just filling your tank with fuel, save other road users from the fire the explosion from your car would cause

Wednesday, 11 April 2012

Oh! Silence to the Gadget...

When all we communicate by is the ping-pong sound on our devices.
The new message pops up that we urgently need to respond to.
We need the medium, that breaches the gaps, brings people closer and others further apart.
Those who ordinarily would never communicate, chating away like best of friends.

False friendships formed while we forget those closeby.

Those close to eachother, yet far apart seperated by the GADGET. The mighty gadget(computers, phones, palmtops, you name it cos the list is endless).
The unstoppable friction between finger tips and keypads. The  continous click-click sounds, sometimes irritating to the ear.
The result, aching fingers, bad neck postures, No more one on one conversations with friends, people finding it difficult to communicate without one device or the other.

Accidents caused mostly by people not being able to do without their phones and ensuring they respond and giggle at the jokes and gists till they hit another car and thankfully not a human being.
People looking down while 'pinging' on their Blackberry phone and have fallen on the not so good roads or even hit cars  cos they werent looking where they were headed.

The addiction has gotten so bad that even hours of slep are controlled by the devices.
The communication lost as people even in the same room do not talk to each other but can be chatting with one another.

Lots of relationships now suffer because both partners cannot do away with their gadgets even all the way to the bedroom. Even the legendary goodnight to your partner with a kiss is being replaced by a message to their device and that mind blowing kiss to revive the relationship is repalced.
There is no 'I love you darling', 'I have missed you all day', 'lets gist dear, how was your day?'.

THE MORAL: Time to put the gadget in its place.
  Have that much needed Heart to Heart with your partner.
   Enjoy the presence of the people around you till its no longer available.
    Cherish the moments that are the most important.
      Do not miss that Lovely smile, or wink from your partner.
        Observe the changes in your family and friends and dont miss the change cos you never saw it.
Remember the device can be stolen or destroyed. Its the relationships that we build (not emotionless, loveless devices), those we show Love and the memories that cannot be destroyed.


Moonlight blues!!

Under the moonlight, on a far away beach.
 A couple lay still in the darkness, on a mat , cuddling together and watching the stars.

Her voice breaks the Silence, saying to him "When in your arms, the darkness receedes. i wallow in your halo, never to leave again" and he says to her "i am humbled by you. You are my angel. Protecting me thus, keeping me like time has stood still for us to bask in the wonder and glory yhr world has yet to offer"

Wont it be wonderful if people could Love like this. No matter the problems faced and the hurdles they shall come accross???
 Comment please for Lovers Young at heart, with the ability to still dream :)


When pain takes over and you hear from the voices around you is 'sorry" and "get well soon".
You gradually become weaker, the feeling of depression all around you.

Lazily, you enjoy thr attention and pampering instead of fighting the weakeness with everything you have. The feeling of being supressed by the words and environment soon begin to take their toll on you.

The earlier you close your mind to the drone of voices and focus on yourself internally, mentally and physically. The Faster and earlier your recovery comes in Sight.

When you channel the inner strenght, with the Grace of the Lord, your good health would only be brought about with acceleration