Blog - November 7, 2016
Day 7 : The Happiness Challenge
I am a firm believer in the view that you must be nice to everyone you come across and I really try to abide by this. You see, people say you should treat others the way you are treated but I don’t think that is how it should work. You are who you are, regardless of what has happened or what will happen. If you are a good person, you shouldn’t let other people’s bad behaviour make you something you are not.
There are people who I have been nothing but good to and they decided to hurt me in one way or the other. It was very painful as I never expected this but these kind of surprises come up in life and there is little one can do to prevent them. Guess what? These same set of people come to apologize or some don’t even bother but I always do them good all over and in one way or the other, we end up doing wonderful things for each other. My darlings, World is not war.
It is imperative to note that if you are good to people and keep your heart free from grudges, your rewards will come in an oversize goody bag and you won’t ever regret lending a hand to help someone. I met Zaynab on Twitter and we were just followers who used to retweet each other from time to time. One day, she tweeted that she needed something urgently and I told her I’d do it for her because I knew she really needed it for her to tweet such. I did it and totally forgot about it.
After then, Zaynab makes it a point of duty to tell everyone how generous and kind I am, trust me, I always feel like what I did for her isn’t up to how much she has appreciated me following the help. We grew a relationship and talk to each other from time to time about different stuff( though I always remind her that I’m her big sis. Lol).
Two days back, she buzzed me and said she wanted to do a complete makeover for the blog. Oh wow! Do you guys know how long I have wanted to do this? I mean, I am billed every year for the domain but I steady feel like the website is too bare and unprofessional. Now, someone is offering to do it for free! In her words: “I will give it a completely different look, I’ll even help you to redesign your logo”. That I was wowed is an understatement. True to her words, before I could say Jack Robinson, she sent me a preview of a new Logo. Hayyyyy! I asked her what I did to deserve this absolutely kind gesture and she said I have done more for her. Say what now????? You guys see how my little gesture has brought me a way higher one? See, Watch out for the new look of Omotolaniee’s Blog courtesy of Zaynab Sarumi!
If I start talking about the many good things that have come my way just because I did something which was so little to me at the time, we won’t conclude the gist today. Today, we are going to lend a helping hand to someone around us, that office assistant that you think you could get lunch for, that friend that needs some money to get by the week, that beggar on your way out that could do with some generous donation, any thing that makes you give, just do it no matter how little!. It doesn’t have to be money, you could offer a free service to someone who is in need of it or link someone up with someone that could help them, Just help guys. Or you know, help ,me! LOL
More about Zaynab, she owns a lifestyle blog called OfficialShona
where she talks about everything from fashion to modesty to food to relationships. She also has a blog called TheCurlyBelle
where she manages a community of Natural hair lovers and I say to you guys, it is huge and beautiful. If you are a naturalista or you want to be one, this is your go to blog, you not only get to learn tricks and ways to manage your hair, you also bond with others and follow their natural hair journey. . That isn’t all, this beautiful human runs the brand called Vintage vibes where she brings Retro back by selling the most gorgeous Vintage shirts She will be giving out some shirts to one or more of our winners guys, Brace up! Please check out her websites and order for your shirts. You can also check her Twitter (@zee_baby_) and Instagram (@officialshona). Did I mention how affordable they are? Trust me on this one, they are very affordable. Take a peep at some of the shirts in her gallery.
Love them? Place an order today. I’ll be back. BOS