Monday, September 19, 2016

BEFORE YOU SAY YES

Tade had it all planned out. He knew the weather was cold, and Liz would definitely need something to cover herself to make her warm. He was not particular about the eatery they go to for the date that evening because the eatery didn't matter. The coat would do all the work, or better still, would set the ball in motion for him to ensure a smooth landing. His intention was to propose to Liz. They have been friends for about a year, and he found her to be his very missing rib. He didn't rehearsal so much because he already decided not to say so much, but to just hit the nail on the head. He took his time to visit a store earlier that day to get a ring, so as to make his proposal look serious. As the coat would be doing the major part of the work, he took his time to pick the best of his coats. As they walked along the street that evening, he played along as he had it planned out. "Are you cold?" He asked. Liz answered in the affirmative. "Here. Put this on to make you warm" Tade said as he pulled off his coat. "Thanks." She said, as she gave him a slight smile. He had carefully put the ring in the side pocket of the coat because he knew Liz would want to put her hands in the side pocket to keep her warm. "Please, wait. I want to tell you something" He said. His plan was for Liz to put her hand in the pocket, find the ring in it, bring it out, and he would simply go on his knees to ask the ultimate question. Liz also was suspecting that Tade was up to something. She felt he might want to propose to her, and in her mind, she had her reply waiting if Tade asked the ultimate question. "Do you know?" Tade asked. Trying to just say something till Liz would put her hand in the pocket. "Know what?" Liz asked, as her two hands slide down the pockets to keep her warm. That was the moment Tade was waiting for. As Liz found the ring and brought it out, Tade went on his knees and asked, "Will you marry me?". He didn't say more than that. One of his knees was on the ground while the other was half bent. He looked up to Liz just as a farmer looks up to the sky for rain. "I am A.S. Do you know your own genotype?" Liz asked, after keeping quiet for some seconds. Tade didn't understand Liz's question at first. It was later it started making sense to him. Liz said some other things which didn't enter Tade's ears at all. They simply passed by his ears like a strong wind...

Wait!!! Are you in a serious relationship that is sailing towards marriage? I'm not talking about all this boyfriend/girlfriend thing oooooo. Do you know your genotype or that of your partner? Are you married, and you and your spouse don't even know your genotype? You have to think twice. Marriage is not just about love. It's mainly about compactibility. As an A.S or S.S, it would be suicidal to marry someone of the same genotype. So, sit your partner or spouse down, and iron issues out. The future starts today.

#stop_sickle_cell

HAVE A WONDERFUL WEEK AHEAD !!!

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Saturday, September 17, 2016

HOODLUMS' ATTACK


Personally, I prefer boarding bike to anywhere I'm going because it is faster than taxis (that could get caught up in a serious traffic). Anytime I board a bike, it is always a time for me to either learn from the bikeman or share from my little archive of knowledge. I get to ask the bikemen questions as I also get to answer questions as well. This morning was not an exception, as I and the bikeman started our conversation with the recent hoodlum fight somewhere in the city. The fight actually led to the death of one and many others were seriously injured. "It was even beside the king's palace, and they couldn't even respect the king" The bikeman said in Yoruba. I didn't know where the response I gave the bikeman came from, but I was shocked myself at what I said. "They have not respected the Heavenly King, how much more an Earthly king" I replied in Yoruba language too, and that was it. We both found ourselves thinking and ruminating over that expression.

It is actually the solemn truth that many of us find it hard to respect authorities around us. We disobey our parents, our elders, our teachers/lecturers, to name but few. We even go to the extent of disrespecting them and having little or no regard for their age and experience over us. We believe we know more than they do, simply because we know more about the present technological gadgets than them. We forget that a young child can have more clothes than an elder, but can't have more rags than him. The reason for this great level of disobedience and disrespect is not far fetched at all. It is simply because we don't respect God Almighty - the King of kings. We just live our lives with little or no regard for God above, and that is why we find it hard to respect "little" authorities placed above us. 

The genesis of our lack of respect for God can be traced down to the fact that we don't know Him. Imagine, if a soldier slaps you, will you retaliate? We all know the answer. Also, if the President of America invites you to the White House, will you think twice before you go? We know the answer to that too. That is because we know these people well enough, and we know what they can do. It's because we don't know God, that is why we don't respect Him, and it is when we respect and fear God that we would do the right thing even when nobody is watching us (because we know He is watching us). That is when you will not forge that signature just to get approval. You will not upgrade/downgrade your age just to get a job. You will not change the figures of the money that came in at your place of work. You will not embezzle public funds just because you can. You will not sit on someone's file just because of your negligence. You will simply do the right tthing without anybody telling you. So, I charge us today to strive to know more about God, and also do the right thing. 

SEE YOU AT THE TOP!!!


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AUSTUS OFMAT NWANNE
Inspirational Speaker/Media Consultant,
Swift24 Multimedia Services.
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