Good Yields

"Though wrong gratifies in the moment, good yields its gifts over a lifetime." -Desmond Tutu You will hear many things. You will lose some friends. Different options will be presented to you on this journey but be true to yourself. The wind will blow around you and the sun may refuse to shine. You may... Continue Reading →

The Old and The New

It's that time of the year again. In some places, friends and families have been separated while others have been united once again. Presents have been shared and opened, promises have been made (even broken in so little time) and everyone basks in the warmth of food, wine, music and company. Plus, in the usual... Continue Reading →

There’s Only You

We don't always recognise what we have even if others do and because we haven't realised what we've got, we don't appreciate it as much as we should. Just in case you didn't know, there is something you have that other people want and would literally kill for it. You see them as liabilities, flaws... Continue Reading →

Talking To Myself

The dictionary defines Pep talk as a speech of exhortation attempting to instill enthusiasm and determination in a person or a team. Long grammar. To encourage yourself BY yourself FOR yourself. THAT is Pep talk! Why do you need to engage in this? You see, life has a way of hitting you hard. It's not... Continue Reading →

What Matters Now

I never thought that I would grow out of a certain dress. I never imagined giving up my favourite jewelry. I never thought that I would stop worrying about a lot of things. I never imagined I would stop missing special people not to talk of forgetting their birthdays. You see. These things happen whether... Continue Reading →

This Might Be It

Thomas Edison is known for a few of his practical inventions not his many failures. Do you think his journey to discovery was a smooth one? Why did he not give up despite the trying times? What made him stand out? Attitude. You will never achieve anything worthwhile with the wrong attitude and negative disposition.... Continue Reading →

You Can’t Stop Now

Written by Trinity Sunday There may be days when you get up in the morning and things aren’t the way you had hoped they would be. That’s when you have to tell yourself that things will get better. There are times when people disappoint you and let you down. But those are the times when... Continue Reading →

Keep Love Alive

Written by Glorya Patrick I learnt something in church yesterday....that the reason for some failed marriages or relationships in general is SELFISHNESS. Which brings me to something I had thought of writing on. Lemme make an illustration: If you plant a flower in a pot and place it on your balcony, you water it and... Continue Reading →

Some Broken Hearts

-Written by Iniobong Leroi Umoh The house is located at the edge of the village. It is a mud house, a rectangular structure with a thatched roof. The house has five rooms. The central room is the living room. The room is simple and almost bare. It houses a wooden table and four cane chairs,... Continue Reading →

Every Journey is A Story

Look at it this way: everything that happened, happened for a reason. I know it's almost cliche but that's exactly how it's meant to be. All the times you tried and failed, the tears, the sweat, the life-sucking pressure and everything else you had to face were not to pin you down-not for too long... Continue Reading →

We Are All Broken Bowls

-By Chinenye Azubuike When a bowl is broken in Japan, it is put back together with the cracks being filled with gold creating a beautiful lining. This is to emphasize the beauty in what was once broken. They believe that when something has suffered damage and has a history, it makes it more beautiful and... Continue Reading →

Living For Self

There is little or no satisfaction living life as someone else, hiding behind a mask, being invisible. There is a great deal of satisfaction and nobility living for someone else or for a particular course. But the greatest satisfaction comes from living for your own self, chasing and catching up with your own dreams and... Continue Reading →

The Streets Have A Name

-By Peace Opaleye The streets have a name: Abiku, her face the shade of charcoal, beaten into that form by the sun under which she trod. Abiku is not unlike me and you. Her heart beats with a passion for greatness, for a better life, but the cocoon within which she finds herself kicks against... Continue Reading →

Ribbons of Blood

A part of me dies every time you say goodbye. I am saddened by the fact that you were never mine. Your cold brown eyes pierce through my already worn heart. The thought of you leaving sends shivers down my spine. You ripped out my heart even though I fought, teary eyed. Squeezed and broke... Continue Reading →

Muffled Sounds

And I thought this generation understood that showing compassion does not make you weak. That your God given strength is to protect and not destroy a Temple you didn't build. That taking responsibility is a faster way of resolving conflict. That entitlement has nothing to do with neither masculinity nor femininity. That success is not... Continue Reading →

The Long Walk

It is not everyone who wishes to pull you down. There are still a few good people left in the world- like me! #winks. There are people out there who are willing to help but this may never happen if no one knows you need help in the first place. You do not always have... Continue Reading →

No Mas

  You are not allowed to be selfish especially when you are in a relationship. It ought to be give and take and nothing else. You can’t show little or no concern towards the wellbeing of your partner and expect to be treated fairly. In all sincerity, you should not expect support when it comes... Continue Reading →

It’s Easier, Isn’t it?

It is easier to love yourself than to expect someone else to love you. It’s easier to commend yourself than to expect someone else to. It’s more fulfilling taking care of oneself than to depend on someone else to do so. Although you may want to argue that no man is an island and you... Continue Reading →

When Desire Becomes An Addiction

We all want different things and so we entertain different thoughts. These thoughts have a way of controlling us and control in itself is never a good thing. When something controls you, you tend to lose sense of who you really are. It is no longer just a desire. You lose sleep over it. You snap at anyone... Continue Reading →

A Million Dollar Change

If you find yourself stuck in a spot for too long, it is time to self-evaluate. Look within and around you. Question your connections and network. Are the friends you have really the friends you need. It is not an achievement having a million friends yet none you can trust or vouch for, none who... Continue Reading →

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