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. img_20161107_130725img_20161107_130718-1img_20161107_130738img_20161107_131324img_20161107_131339img_20161107_130704-1img_20161107_131302img_20161107_131306 Love them? Place an order today. I’ll be back. BOS  

Comments (30)

  1. November 7, 2016

    Nice content marketing skill, I admire your skill. We can work together.

  2. Zeenat

    November 7, 2016

    Heyyy Shona,I personally like dat name Shona, I don’t know her on a personal level but I ve stumbled on her blog a couple of times n her vintage vibe t-shirts on twitter, amazing!May God reward us for all our good deeds,Ameen.
    I’m going to try to render a bit of help no matter how little before d day is over.
    Cheers ladies!


    November 7, 2016

    How sweet of you Zee. (I can famze) lol.
    How about giving as much as a smile to counless people.

    • November 7, 2016

      That counts Eniola, that smile could go a long way in making their day better.

  4. Daevees

    November 7, 2016

    You have helped me too, and you’ve taught me to help the people I can in the little ways I can, I still hope one day I’m able to do something for you in return too, I’m especially happy you chose my birth month to do this, it only proves more of how special November is, those shirts are lovely tho

    • November 7, 2016

      Errm I don’t remember helping you o. Please remind me, and oh yh I’m glad I could inspire you to do that. Happy birthday soon too, when is it?

  5. Afolabi Monsurat

    November 7, 2016

    Aww. Thanks Shona. I can’t wait for the blog makeover. Lol and i just promised to bring someone lunch tomorrow before seeing this post. I’m giving hugs tonight before the end of the day. Love today’s challenge Tolani. thanks babe

  6. November 7, 2016

    Thanks for this, I would reach out to someone before the end of today.

  7. November 7, 2016

    Oh yeah i just did. How i dont really like going downstairs once am in the office cos Almost everyone will want to buy something. And i decided to go and announced it to everyone and i ended up buying Lunch and drinks for everyone not with my money ooo Lol i just turned their errand girl for today. and i shared my Lunch with A colleague and he was so happy. Tnks for this

  8. Miss F

    November 7, 2016

    My sister had been beginning to make spaghetti sauce for some days now, I’ll just make it for her today.

  9. November 7, 2016

    Shona makes photography look like love…Super beautiful. Kindness definitely has its own reward

  10. Toyin

    November 7, 2016

    Beautiful post, I love the retro shirts ooo, so lovely. I’ve been on natural hair 8months now, would check it out. There is no one around at the moment to give a helping hand but well the day isn’t over. Thank you dear, these days I now have something to look forward to.. I mean I don’t have an exciting life.

    • November 7, 2016

      I’m very happy you look forward to my posts, makes me feel so useful. Thank you darling!

  11. November 7, 2016

    Oh shona!! Tolani said we should help someone today ooo 😉. Waiting for you to help me oo (you know what I’m talking about).
    About today’s challenge, I’m suppose to help my supervisor with something (he want to publish my project work), he asked me to correct somethings today but I’m stylishly running away from it and I know how much he needs it. After reading this, I think am gonna just do it for him, because I don’t know where we will meet again.

    • November 7, 2016

      Yes please, do that. I’m sure he will never forget you .

  12. November 7, 2016

    awwww sis, i wasnt even expecting this. thank you so much. and wallahi you are worth even more than the makeover, wish i could do more.

    i lurr you!!!

  13. Adebimpe Ayeyunmi

    November 7, 2016

    You can never go broke helping….. i pray God gives me the spirit to keep helping

  14. Ewaniademi

    November 7, 2016

    Givers never lack, truly… Thanks for this!

  15. Ameerat

    November 7, 2016

    I just did something I’m my own little way. I hope it counts.

    I love those shirts 😍😍

    • November 8, 2016

      Alhamdulilah, May Allah be merciful on you. Oh I love them too

  16. November 7, 2016

    Awwwn, ma shaa Allah. My dad is a perfect example of “do good and good will come to you”. Sometimes we complain about him being too generous but Alhamdulillah he’s generosity has brought about a lot of good things.

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