Blog - November 4, 2016
Day 4 : The Happiness Challenge
My mum still calls me everyday. And by everyday, I mean, once in the morning and once at night before I sleep. I should mention the numerous text messages she drops in between too. ‘Bawo ni oko mi? shey o ti jeun? Do you need anything? Do you have any friend coming home that could help you bring stuff back to Lagos? How are your friends? Toun nko? Mo tie ri Jumoke lana, She was looking so beautiful. Omo gidi ni omo Aishah yen, o maa fi ese mejeeji kunle ni” e. t. c. (Please ask your Yoruba friends to translate to you, for the non Yoruba speakers. lol). Mummy never sleeps if there is anything bothering us, this isn’t a one time thing, she has been like this since we were little, till now. Sometimes, my sister would just buzz me and ask what we would have done without her. She goes the extra mile, always!
My dad is amazing.I’m not sugarcoating it guys, He makes sure we are comfortable even if that would mean some discomfort for him. From attending the best schools to him buying us fancy phones to him sponsoring us on trips (errm my sister has been the best benefactor of this), to getting us gifts and lots more, He is indescribable! Guess what guys, ,my father still gives me transport fare when I’m leaving home back to Lagos. He sends me money like he isn’t even aware that I am working. I would buy clothes for him and mum and indirectly still get the money back because that is how amazing they both are.
I had a discussion with a friend sometime ago and we both agreed on the fact that having Responsible and caring parents isn’t a right but a privilege. Trust me, it isn’t automatic that once you are born to this world, your parents must care for you and be responsible for you. Hence, if you have parents who do or who used to do (I know some people have lost one or both parents, may God rest their souls), you should be very thankful and you should not stop appreciating them. You know another fun fact? These parents don’t have to be biological , you know, they could be people who adopted you as theirs, they could be your guardians who are your Family members or even non family members. Any one who takes you as their child and always wants to see a smile on your face already got the right to be referred to as our mother or father. Let’s appreciate them.
I cherish my parents a lot and people who know me can surely testify to this . Please appreciate your parents too, care for them and respect them, be kind to them and listen to them. They are everything!. Hi mum and dad, You both are everything!
I believe we already have an idea of what we are doing today. Yes, we are appreciating our parents. Send them a text, give them a call, buy them a gift on your way home, do something beautiful for them, just reach out to them and let them know how much you appreciate them. I know some people do this well but please do it again today, tell them you are thankful and you love them. I ‘m certain their joy will be full.
I want to apologize to people who have lost their parents or those who, because of one reason or the other, cant access them. I believe that you are equally amazing and your light will shine through. If you have anyone who stands as a mother or father to you, please reach out to them today and show them love.
By the way, I came to slay today o. Ah, I’ve been looking at myself and feeling like jollof rice, hence, I might please everyone today as that is what Jollof rice does. lol. I should start fashion blogging too, Leemah
told me to start it but you know, I am very lazy and I don’t have a camera (which is part of the starter pack , I think). But when it comes to the slay and swag, you guys, I’m hot hot!. Just see for yourselves
I’ll be back guys. BOS