Friday, September 28, 2012

A Psalm Of Life

Tell me not in mournful numbers,
Life is but an empty dream!
For the soul is dead that slumbers,
And things are not what they seem.
Life is real! Life is earnest!
And the grave is not its goal;
Dust thou are, to dust thou returnest,
Was not spoken of the soul.
Not enjoyment, and not sorrow,
Is our destined end or way;
But to act, that each tomorrow
Find us farther than today.
Art is long, and Time is fleeting,
And our hearts, though stout and brave,
Still, like muffled drums, are beating
Funeral marches to the grave.
In the world's broad field of battle,
In the bivouac of Life,
Be not like dumb, driven cattle!
Be a hero in the strife!
Trust no Future, howe'er pleasant!
Let the dead Past bury its dead!
Act, - act in the living Present!
Heart within, and God o'erhead!
Lives of great men all remind us
We can make our lives sublime,
And, departing, leave behind us
Footprints on the sand of time;
Footprints, that perhaps another,
Sailing o'er life's solenm main,
A forlorn and shipwrecked brother,
Seeing, shall take heart again.
Let us then be up and doing,
With a heart for any fate;
Still achieving, still pursuing,
Learn to labor and to wait.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Doing Things Differently

Hi blogsville,hope y'all are doing great?

So this post is about doing things differently,something many of us find extremely difficult to doing this,some people think it only increases their chances of failure but,it truly does much better things for you. By doing things differently,you can see life from a different perspective..

I have always been fascinated by people who are consistently successful at what they do;especially those who experience repeated success in many areas of their life throughout their lifetime. We all have our own examples of super successful people who we admire..but how do they do it? Over the years,we have studied the lives of numerous successful people,read their books,researched them online and I'm sure we know most of them,were not born into success;they simply did,and continue to do,things differently...there are many ways we can be distinct from the crowd e.g, (1)taking decisive and immediate actions....(2)discovering your potentials and working towards achieving your set goals.. There are people who had ventured into businesses just because everyone was doing it and when they didn't succeed,they blamed others or even the devil for their failures whereas,they ought to know better..

Though our society really does not allow one to be different cuz,there will always be critics when they see you ain't doing the normal business everyone is doing, or when you share your dreams with them,be sure they will discourage you but in spite of these,.we need to stand our ground and dare to be different in order to carve a niche for ourselves through hardwork and doing what we love doing and God,will definitely make us successful...

Like they say,taking the path less travelled can actually enrich our lives and the hardest thing about the road not taken is that,you never know where it might have led... At the end of the day,life is about choices: it's not hard to decide what we want our lives to be about. What is hard,is figuring out what we're willing to give up in order,to do the things we really care about. We can choose to focus on what we are not passionate about and remain slaves to those who have discovered theirs or we can choose to focus on our passions and dreams and work towards achieving them.. The latter is a far better and happier path.

Stay blessed and remain beautiful.

Friday, September 7, 2012

The Bridesmaid

Hey friends,I have been very lazy lately and so,I've been having difficulties in getting a lot of things done e.g updating my blog but,I have promised myself I'm gonna change because,being lazy isn't good for my complexion*grin*... I trust y'all have been very awesome cuz,I'm fabulous..

Last two weeks,my elder sister got married and I was very excited when she called to inform me that,I was gonna be her bridesmaid. Truth be told,I have never been one before so,I didn't know it's kinda stressful and I had no idea what to do because,the me I saw behind my sister that day,sucked big time..the saturday of the wedding was an environmental sanitation day so we had plenty of time on our hands to take care of our business before we went to the church. When we were all dressed up and the make-up artiste and the hair stylists have done their jobs,my sis called me and handed the things I'm gonna use on her and also gave me gloves to wear..,I was like,do maid-of-honours wear gloves?she just looked at me and said yes..within me,I was just thinking how uncomfortable I would be cuz,the last time I wore gloves was in secondary school during inter-house sports and on children's day*lol* but,I was still glad that the gloves were open..before we left for
the church,the ladies around knowing I'm a novice asked me to pin her veil and arrange her trail which I just told them I couldn't do and they all just kept laughing at me and calling me,"original bridesmaid"..

When we arrived at the church,it was another drama altogether cuz,I was having difficulties arranging her veil and the trail of her dress and at a time,the best man was telling me what to do*can you imagine?*..I just kept praying all the time for the pastor to wed them and let's move to the reception cuz,I was becoming very uncomfortable... Finally, we left the church and headed to the reception venue and I was kinda relieved cuz,the veil and the trail wasn't there anymore so,it was just me,the handfan and handkerchief. It happened that,where was arranged for us to sit had no fan that was close so,I had to do the fanning all the way..I just kept on fanning and dabbing her face and neck with the handkerchief till my hand began to shake from tiredness.

Just as I was praying for a miracle,the M.C called them out to dance and the spraying and presentation of gifts started..I just shouted halleluyah that,it's all overrrrrr.....I know any of my friends I pick to be my bridesmaid will maybe have a tougher or sweeter tale to tell.*lol*....... Y'all should have a great and fun-filled weekend.

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

My Knight In Shining Armour

Hello beautiful people,it's been so so long since i made a post here and I'm excited that this post is about the most wonderful man in the whole universe,*my fiance*..*smiles* saying that word bring so much smiles to my face.. Anyways,let me tell you guys how I met him..

His name is Mr Ekpedekumo Ebikabowei Derek. I met him about a year and five months ago in a place most people think is full of losers*2go*..we met when i was mending my broken heart and we just clicked..there was this great chemistry between us that made me know i needed to be with him..then,when he isn't online I pray silently for him to come on.*yah i have opened my yansh*.. We continued chatting and getting to know each other until,we decided to hook up..we hooked up first in my church and after the service,he took me home to cook me his jollof rice that he always boasted to me about during our chats*lol*..I'm guessing the rice did some things to me because ever since,I have never stopped loving him*lol*..

As time passed,I loved him more each day because,he is the man of my dreams.. He is sweet,handsome,loving,crazy,romantic,understanding,God fearing,great sense of humour and he is my best friend..It hasn't been all rosy but,we pulled through..I believe in fairytales and this is my fairytale... On friday 31st August,my knight in shining armour asked me to be his wife and i said YES.. So I'm engaged to the most awesome man in the whole universe,a man i love sooooooooo much........