Monday, February 22, 2016

The Stone Cutter


This story will really make you think about
where you are in life and where you wish you
were. Maybe where you are right now is
exactly where you're meant to be.
There was once a stone cutter who was
dissatisfied with himself and with his position
in life.
One day he passed a wealthy merchant's
house. Through the open gateway, he saw
many fine possessions and important visitors.
"How powerful that merchant must be!"
thought the stone cutter. He became very
envious and wished that he could be like the
merchant.
To his great surprise, he suddenly became the
merchant, enjoying more luxuries and power
than he had ever imagined, but envied and
detested by those less wealthy than himself.
Soon a high official passed by, carried in a
sedan chair, accompanied by attendants and
escorted by soldiers beating gongs. Everyone,
no matter how wealthy, had to bow low
before the procession. "How powerful that
official is!" he thought. " I wish that I could be
a high official!"
Then he became the high official, carried
everywhere in his embroidered sedan chair,
feared and hated by the people all around. It
was a hot summer day, so the official felt very
uncomfortable in the sticky sedan chair. He
looked up at the sun. It shone proudly in the
sky, unaffected by his presence. "How
powerful the sun is!" he thought. "I wish that
I could be the sun!"
Then he became the sun, shining fiercely
down on everyone, scorching the fields,
cursed by the farmers and laborers. But a
huge black cloud moved between him and
the earth, so that his light could no longer
shine on everything below. "How powerful
that storm cloud is!" he thought. " I wish that I
could be a cloud!"
Then he became the cloud, flooding the fields
and villages, shouted at by everyone. But
soon he found that he was being pushed
away by some great force, and realized that it
was the wind. "How powerful it is!" he
thought. " I wish that I could be the wind!"
Then he became the wind, blowing tiles off
the roofs of houses, uprooting trees, feared
and hated by all below him. But after a while,
he ran up against something that would not
move, no matter how forcefully he blew
against it - a huge, towering rock. "How
powerful that rock is!" he thought. "I wish
that I could be a rock!"
Then he became the rock, more powerful
than anything else on earth. But as he stood
there, he heard the sound of a hammer
pounding a chisel into the hard surface, and
felt himself being changed. "What could be
more powerful than I, the rock?" he thought.
He looked down and saw far below him the
figure of a stone cutter.

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Back

Hey lovelies (covers face) I trust you guys have been very okay and doing wonderfully well..yes? I am really sorry for going AWOL and I feel so guilty for been away from this wonderful family for sooooooo long. Hope I've been forgiven (shines teeth).

Well since I've been away,lots of stuffs has happened in my life that I can only be grateful to God for. First,I finally went for service last year November after been kept at home for quite a long time. (I know it's stale news though and I should have shared it since with you guys but since I'm back,I'm gonna update y'all with every significant stuff that has happened in my life). Back to the service,I made quite a few friends in camp but I've been close to one ever since till date. Camp had its fun times but,I was more of the people that were counting the days to run fast so I can get out. That's all about NYSC and its wahala for now.

On May 2nd and 3rd,I tied the knot with my beau. I never knew planning a wedding could be that exasperating. From taking care of the little details because,we didn't hire a planner to,tolerating very annoying relatives but in all it was a very successful and colourful event and I can't help,but be grateful to God for both a successful ceremony and the wonderful man He blessed me with.

Now,guess what more blessing God has blessed us with? Well.............. I'm going to let you guys keep guessing cuz,I ain't spilling any more gist for now...hehehehehe. See y'all pretty soon and you guys should continue to have a blessed week. Ciao

Thursday, July 18, 2013

I AM SORRY

Sometimes i can be so stupid!

I think back and get so angry with myself

I just cannot tell you enough how important you are to me

It is just not fair that you have brought so much sunshine into my life

And in return i have given you rain

Please forgive me,and let's start over

I promise you i will bring you only sunshine from this day on

I am so sorry!!!

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Good Deeds

Hey blogsville,I trust you'all are wonderful and having a great week. yes? I'm as cool as ever. Now let's get to today's topic:

So I was reading again the story of Tabitha(Dorcas) in the bible after so many years cuz,the last time before this one was in Religious class in Secondary school...the story became more interesting cuz,I had a more revealing understanding of who she really was. She affected the lives of those around her with her good deeds that even in death,it still spoke for her. She gave alms to the poor,made garments for widows and I'm sure they couldn't imagine life without her when she died hence,they sent for Apostle Peter.. That's exactly the kind of woman i want to be. Also the Proverbs 31 virtuous woman,did excellent works and it was said of her that; ""Many women have done excellently, but you surpass them all."

Some people just can't help themselves from doing evil cuz they actually derive pleasure,from seeing people suffer.. I'll say they're weak cuz it's a lot more easier,to do wickedly than to do good.

Below,are some good deed quotes by great men:

*Just as treasures are uncovered from the earth,so virtue appears from good deeds, and wisdom appears from a pure and peaceful mind. To walk safely through the maze of human life,
one needs the light of wisdom and the guidance of virtue.

Buddha

*Life is short and if you're looking for extension,you had best do well. 'Cause there's good deeds and then there's good intentions. They are as far apart as Heaven and Hell.

Ben Harper

*To be doing good deeds is man's most glorious task.

Sophocles

*Let each man think himself an act of God, His mind a thought, his life a breath of God; And let each try, by great thoughts and good deeds, To
show the most of Heaven he hath in him.

Philip James Bailey

Do a good deed today as y'all have,a great week.

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Jumia.com attains record breaking milestone of over half a million friends on Facebook in 1 year of operations in Nigeria.



Jumia.com attains record breaking milestone of over half a million friends on Facebook in 1 year of operations in Nigeria.

 

Lagos, Nigeria, June 3, 2013- Nigeria’s number 1 online retailer, Jumia.com.ng, has in typical fashion attained yet another landmark in its 1 year of providing Nigerian shoppers with their best-in-class shopping experience. Coming from their launch in June 2012, jumia.com.ng has achieved the feat of over half a million friends on the social media platform Facebook, reportedly the fastest achievement in fan-base recorded in this part of the world. The Jumia Nigeria fan-base is spread across its ‘Jumia Fashion’ page for lovers of fashion looking to get information on latest trends and great deals on their favorite fashion items and the ‘Jumia General Merchandise’ page that offers its fans the exclusive opportunity to know more about the latest mobile, computing, household appliances etc with chances to win various giveaways through recurring trivia on the page by Jumia.com. One more fascinating thing about the pages is the connection Jumia.com.ng has established with its customers through its first class customer service and one on one interviews with various staff using this platform.
Quoting the Jumia co-founders TundeKehinde and Raphael Afaedor, “It’s amazing how our numbers have grown geometrically across board in just 1 year of operations. We have ceaselessly achieved various milestones, an indication of our dedication to our customers, excellent customer service, large assortment of products and our excellent service deliveries across the nation. First it was our website becoming the4th local content site in Nigeriaand todaywe have a family of over half a millionactive and loyal customers on Facebook. This just goes a long way to tell how Nigerians are embracing the concept of online shopping and above all the best-in-class premium service we are bringing to them. We can only continue to prove to Nigerians our commitment to delivering smiles to them like we have done in our 1st year, with the best in online shopping experiences yet to come”
Reiterating this, OpeyemiAdetomiwa, Community Manager at Jumia Nigeria said,“This just goes to show the acceptance of our brand by Nigerians, the people have shown they love Jumia.com and our offering. Through social media we have given the customer a voice where their feedback matters a lot to us. This experience isn’t easily put in words, you should like the page yourself to understand how active and loyal our customers are, they are engaging all the time”.
The Jumia.com social media platform is another avenue where customers communicate with its staff to clarify and get more info about whatever they need to know about products/service, get info on the latest and best offers on the site, as well as win lots of give-aways.

Follow the links below to like the pages.
GENERAL MERCHANDISE - http://bit.ly/Jumia-GM
Jumia.com.ng, is the leading and most trafficked e-commerce website in Nigeria. Our website enjoys over 100,000 unique visitors daily, making us 4th most viewed local content site in Nigeria, Jumia.com.ng has over 50,000 SKU’s selling a broad range of products including fashion, consumer electronics and home appliances, mobile devices, books, baby’s toys and gifts, fragrances, beauty products, games, and event tickets, with a promise to deliver across the nation in 1 to 5 days. It has been acclaimed by many as the one stop shop for all their shopping needs.
To get more information about Jumia.com, http://www.jumia.com.ng/jumia-in-press/
Press contact
AfamAnyika
08172238631, 07031150441;afam.anyika@jumia.com.ng





Thursday, June 6, 2013

Fear

For those who knows the devil for who he really is,will agree that he is a trickster,the father of lies and deceit thus,fear is just one of his many lies. 

Many are still trapped in this web called, FEAR and it has reduced them to nothingness and a life of misery but,our fears cannot overwhelm us again cuz we have hope in Christ and He has told us that, we should fear not for He is with us.. So instead of being afraid of the future and whatever it is,that has instilled fear in you,you should turn all your fears,worries and cares to the One who can replace it all with,undeniable peace.....

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Saturday, May 25, 2013

Special Feature

Hey people,today I feature Nigeria's leading online shop Jumia.com.ng.The reason is simple,they decided they would put smiles on the faces of the less privileged children.And what's more? They made sure they gave you and I the opportunity to also contribute.Read on,comment and share if you will.



Make a difference this Children’s Day with Jumia.com

 

Lagos, Nigeria, May 21, 2013- As the world gets ready to mark yet another Children’s Day, your number 1 online retailer, Jumia.com has introduced a charity give-back initiative using its social media platform. “In celebrating this year’s children’s day, we at Jumia in addition to other onsite initiatives will be giving back to the less privileged children in the society using our Facebook and Twitter pages. This is an initiative that will require the support of our friends on social media, how? It starts with a like or follow on Facebook and Twitter respectively. We are very grateful to our friends who have supported the cause so far; as we speak we have already raised N5, 877 in the first day. ”, this was according to Opeyemi Adetomiwa, community manager at Jumia.com.

All it takes is for every ‘like’ on the Jumia Facebook and ‘follow’ on their Twitter pages, N1 will be donated to a charity on children’s day. SO, all you need do to put a smile on the face of that needy child this Children’s Day is to ‘like’, ‘follow’ and ‘share’ with your own friends, it’s that simple.

Click here to start ‘liking’, you could be the reason for that kids smile.

 

 

 Jumia.com.ng is the leading and most trafficked e-commerce company in Nigeria, according to globally renowned web information service Alexa.com. Our website enjoys about 70,000 unique visitors daily, making us 5th most viewed local content site in Nigeria, Jumia.com.ng sells a broad range of products including fashion, consumer electronics and home appliances, mobile devices, books, baby’s toys and gifts, fragrances, beauty products, games, event tickets; Visit www.jumia.com.ng .