DAY 25: EXCITED!!!

Welcome back.


First, let me apologize for all the missed days of this blog challenge.

Like I mentioned in one of my previous posts, this is the most challenging blog challenge I’ve undertaken in my 3 years of blogging. 

I can’t even begin to list all the issues that came up along the line, but God is FAITHFUL. 

You can tell I’m pretty excited tonight (err, actually it’s morning already). God has made one of MAJOR my goals for this year attainable. 

Here’s a snippet: 


And just in a little while, you all can have access to it. 


He sure makes dreams come true!!!

I’ve been working on this project for over 5 months and at some point I was like “who send me job?”

Writing no be beans o. Especially when you try to go all professional with honest reviews et al.

Again, God is FAITHFUL.

Today I’m thankful for MY FEGGO DIARIES, which is now READY and will be released SOON!!!!!

Like, I can already taste it…hahaha. God is great. 

See ehn, at one time, I didn’t even see myself as someone that could write a book talk less of publishing one. (Permit my Nigerian English😎🤓).

I’m grateful for everyone that encouraged and those that took part in this labor with me. My very good friend, Obinna, you’re such a blessing. My God will reward you fully.

All I can say is, IMELA.


Spanish phrase for the day:

Gracias Dio: Thank God.

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DAY 23: NEVER SAY NEVER!

Welcome back!

I had an interesting dream last night. In the dream, I was telling a friend about my favorite teachers in medical school and I began to recount some of the “unforgettable” things I learnt from them.

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My Pathology lecturer was one of the incredible teachers I had and he laid the foundation for most of what I learnt during my clinical postings.
“Never say never in medicine” was a favorite quote of his.

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I remember the long hours of classes trying to wrap my head around the pathophysiology of several diseases. There was also always one quiz or the other to prepare for. It was TOUGH.
Some days, I felt so overwhelmed that I was tempted to quit, but thank God for victory, I scaled through.

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Today, I’m thankful for all MY TEACHERS; Everyone who has diligently contributed to shaping and molding me into the person I am today.

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From my days in kindergarten through elementary school, to secondary school, University and then Medical school.

I’m especially thankful for the ones that believed in me enough to challenge me to sit up, when I wasn’t putting in my best. My Neuroanatomy lecturer, was one of such.
I recall being called into his office after a particular exam (where I’d performed below the passing grade), and he was like “What’s wrong with you? You’re better than this.” After fighting back tears, I left with a resolve to do better. Neuroanatomy was one of my best scores at the end of that semester.

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Thank God for the teachers who toil day and night, to prepare lesson plans, set questions and grade papers. Without their commitments, learning would at best be coincidental.

A Teacher can affect lives on three levels:
1. Through the power of Inspiration.
2. Through the power of Influence.
3. Through the power of Impact.

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A Teacher is one of God’s best gifts to humanity. Where teachers exist, knowledge cannot be extinct.

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God bless our TEACHERS.

What are you thankful for today?

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DAY 22: LIFE IN PHASES

Welcome back.
About this time 4 years ago, I had just entered into med school. It was a different but remarkable experience for me.
Looking back in time, I had lots of questions; WHAT? WHEN? HOW?

My days were full of anticipations and expectations about the future.
My career and marital status were of primary concern to me…hehe.
Thank God for where he has brought me to and the values I’ve gathered over the years.
In a lot of ways, my life is better than I had imagined it would be.

“Life is better experienced than imagined.”

Today, I’m thankful for TOMORROW. I have hope about a good future because I believe God has already taken care of it.

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I came across this passage recently and I find it so comforting and reassuring.

“I am your God and will take care of you until you are old and your hair is grey.I made you and will care for you;I will give you help and rescue you”.

Isaiah 46: 3-4 GNB

3 helpful tips to embrace tomorrow:
1. Pray, don’t fret.
2. Plan by Faith.
3. Be courageous, life is an adventure.

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“Commit thy way unto the LORD; trust also in him; and he shall bring it to pass”.

Psalm 37:5
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DAY 20: Currently Loving…

Welcome back.

Thank God for another Monday.

It’s a fresh new week with lots of opportunities to make a difference.

Today I’m thankful for Me.
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We often have several reasons why we admire and appreciate other people.

For instance, I appreciate my mum a lot. She is one of the most caring persons I know. She is always concerned about my welfare even in seemly insignificant matters.

My dad on the other hand, is really good with dates. No Anniversary or Birthday in the family passes him by. He would call to let you know he remembers. And it’s one of the things I admire about him.

Each of my siblings and close friends have something unique about them too. Things I feel I may never measure up to and I’m learning not to compare and contrast all the time.

I appreciate people who are outstanding, caring, organized, intelligent, diligent, disciplined, courageous, confident, and passionate among other sweet things.

I especially admire those who have gone against the tide to become everything God has called them to be; people who have refused to be ordinary and are not afraid to step out and make a difference. These are the kind of people that inspire me.

Sometime last year, I began to reflect on some of the things I admire about myself and I came up with a few:

1. My name.
I believe in the unique meaning of names and how they can influence a person; I know mine isn’t an ordinary one.
The name Eunice is of greek origin and it means “Good Victory” or “Happily victorious“.

I’m literally in love with my own name. I know I can’t be defeated come what may. I’m a WINNER all the time.

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So when people want to call me by my middle (ethnic) name, I’m like, NO, just call me Eunice, thanks!!!

2. Being petite.
What’s there not to love about my figure and stature? I see being petite as an advantage in many ways especially because I’m able to fit into any social setting without necessarily looking out of place.
The major challenge is getting the right size of clothes sometimes and especially, SHOES!!! I use a small 37 and it’s not the easiest to find in a Nigerian market but I’m still thankful!

3. Quiet Nature.
I bet a few of my friends will beg to disagree with this one…especially those who have seen my “other side” haha.
But everyone who has met me really knows how quiet I can be, when I want to, which is most of the time.
I like myself for that.
Silence doesn’t bother me. It never has and it probably never will. I believe it’s a gift and I’m thankful for it.
We live in a world where most people are busy talking and always eager to be heard, with only a few taking the time to actually listen. My quiet nature allows me to be contemplative, observant and retrospective…and I believe those qualities are…well, awesome.😊

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4. Ready student.
Forget the fact that I’m done with medical school. I still feel like a fresher in the school of life. The more I learn, the more things I know I have to learn.
I’m thankful for the privilege to grow and improve upon myself constantly. My philosophy is: To be better today than I was yesterday.

5. Trust in God.
Above everything else, I’m thankful for my relationship with God. The 25th of September, 2005, was a day that changed my life forever. It’s my faith in God that makes all the difference when it comes down to it. I’m glad I was able to make that decision to give my Life to Christ and the sweet fellowship I now enjoy with him is incomparable.
He guides my thoughts, words and choices. Whatever inspiration I have to reach out to others through this platform and in real life, comes from him.

Here’s one of my favorite scriptures:
“I will give thanks and praise to You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made;
Wonderful are Your works, And my soul knows it very well.”

Psalm 139:14 AMP

So what do you admire about yourself?
And what are you thankful for today?
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Day 18: SILENT TEARS & WET PILLOWS

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I recently read an article “I’ll cry if I want to” by Les and Leslie Parrott.
And I found it really enlightening. For a chronic pillow wetter like myself, I could relate with some of the things the writer mentioned.

I cry a lot!. Yup, at least once a day on the average.

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For anything, everything, something or “nothing” at all…lol.

I’m not sure I’ve always been this way but in the last 5 years or so, I’ve observed how easily triggered my tear glands are.

And because it’s quite embarrassing for a cute young lady to shed tears in public over seemly trivial matters, I’ve learnt the act of covering up well…

My pillow is often my hiding place. I can’t account for the number of tear drops it holds.

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I won’t go into details of the reasons I cry but I’m glad to share what the scriptures say about those tears:
“You know how troubled I am; you have kept a record of my tears. Aren’t they listed in your book?”  

Ps 56:8 GNB

Today, I’m thankful that God knows about my tears.

He sees every tear I shed, hears every time I sob, and is very aware of my sorrows.

One of my go-to scriptures is:

Ps 30:5b GNB

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And more importantly, he promises to wipe away my tears finally and forever, someday.

“because the Lamb, who is in the center of the throne, will be their shepherd, and he will guide them to springs of life-giving water. And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes.” 

Rev 7:17 GNB

So when was the last time you cried?
And what are you thankful for today?
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DAY 17: PEACEFUL SLEEP.

Welcome back.

Another Friday night?
Glory to God!
 
One of my resolutions this year was to sleep earlier and longer.
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I can’t even begin to explain how almost impossible that has been.
Most days I only get to catch a few hours of intermittent sleep, because of my current schedule and daily commitments.
We all know how important a healthy sleeping habit is. And according to some experts, here are some advantages:
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Tonight I’m thankful for SLEEP, and not just in the ordinary sense of it.
I’m thankful for being able to sleep without terror or anxiety.
Once upon a time, I suffered from recurrent nightmares that a good night’s rest became such a luxury to me.
If you’ve never jumped out of bed with a start, accompanied with palpitations and a pounding headache, then consider yourself blessed.
A lack of adequate sleep tends to mess up a person’s day. You may feel detached, grumpy and unable to concentrate on your tasks. On the long run, it can stress you out.
While there are several factors that may contribute to inadequate sleep here are some helpful tips we can all use:
1. Bedtime is not phone time. Beware of addiction to social media at bedtime.
2. Avoid heavy meals before going to bed. It is true that a great meal is often a catalyst for sleep, but it’s also important to note that a heavy meal will impair your sleep onset and cut short your total sleep.
3. When you can’t sleep, pray. It works for me every time. Whenever my eyes are heavy but I’m too restless to sleep, I start to pray, whether randomly or specifically, and I’m soon asleep.
Thank God for the lovely privilege to rest the body and reset the brain, after a mentally and physically demanding day.
Even the scriptures say:
“In vain you rise early and stay up late, toiling for food to eat— for he grants sleep to those he loves.”
‭‭Psalm‬ ‭127:2‬ ‭NIV‬‬
We must do our best to ensure that each day’s work stays within that day and each new day starts afresh. That’s one principle I’m learning to work with this year, and it has really helped.
Thank God for peaceful sleep.
 
It’s time to catch some on my part…💤💤💤
 
“In peace I will lie down and sleep, for you alone, LORD, make me dwell in safety.”
‭‭Psalm 4:8 NIV
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DAY 16: SMALL FAVORS!!!

Welcome back.
Tonight I miss SVG, especially the smooth living conditions…wifi, light, running water, great variety of food, easy shopping et al.
My life was so simple and easy to organize.
You don’t consider how blessed you are until you have to do without one or two conveniences.
Those seemly insignificant things I enjoyed and often took for granted, have become a luxury since returning to Nigeria.
Things as simple as listening to music while in the shower, taking a walk or doing some chores, have been next to impossible.
In the last few days/weeks especially, I’ve been on a battery-saving regimen for all my electronic gadgets as the light situation in my current neighborhood is almost non-existent.
Governor Ambode, pls epp us na!😥😰😪
To be honest, this is one reason why some of my posts for this blog challenge are being delayed or canceled altogether. Talk about a very “challenging” challenge.
Anyway I’m not here to whine or complain 🤓😄 because despite the situation…
I’m thankful for God’s goodness and lots of small favors. 
Especially the ones I often take for granted:
1- Shelter: Nothing fancy, but an affordable, accessible and safe place to live in.
2- Food: it doesn’t matter whether or not I eat rice, bread or noodles every other day of the week. Thank God for eggs, beef, fish and fried plantain. My meals are never dull.
3- Clothing: Thank God for “wash and wear” attires (60% of my wardrobe can do without ironing) and a durable, multipurpose footwear that goes anywhere and everywhere. Black flats are bae!!!
And believe it or not, I’m thankful for street vendors (every basic need is within reach), okadas/kekes (fast and affordable means of transportation), the local fetchers (I can buy water at a token fee), my power bank (to augment power supply) and yes, a plastic hand fan (to keep heat, flies and mosquitoes away).
Lest I forget, I’m also thankful for pure water!!! (cheap and clean water to drink) 😂😆
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Again, thank God for small favors.
 
In the words of Apostle Paul, (I can say by faith):
I know what it is to be in need and what it is to have more than enough. I have learnt this secret, so that anywhere, at any time, I am content, whether I am full or hungry, whether I have too much or too little. I have the strength to face all conditions by the power that Christ gives me.”
‭‭Philippians‬ ‭4:12-13‬ ‭GNB‬‬
Let me also add that I’m glad to be back in Nigeria. There have been numerous testimonies. God remains faithful while the enemy is continually defeated.
Like my friend, Lekan Oyekanmi, sang, I believe things are working in Nigeria.
Nigeria will arise. And SOON.
So what are you thankful for today?
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DAY 15: ANSWERED PRAYERS

Today I’m thankful for answered prayers.🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾
Oftentimes I find myself in situations that overwhelm me…financial
challenges, emotional issues, spiritual burdens etc
Sometimes I’m really skeptical about how some things would work out,
for instance, how I’d cope with my return to Nigeria.
Today makes it 2 months since I came back, and I’ve not just been
surviving, God has sustained me.
Here are two scriptures about prayer that I love:
“Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need.”
‭‭Hebrews‬ ‭4:16‬ ‭KJV‬‬
“But I have trusted in thy mercy; my heart shall rejoice in thy salvation. I will sing unto the Lord, because he hath dealt bountifully with me.”
‭‭Psalms‬ ‭13:5-6‬ ‭KJV‬‬
Whether I’m asking for strength to go through a challenge or wisdom
to handle a trying situation, I’m confident that God hears me.
Prayer is not just about asking, it is about seeking God’s will too.
One of the most amazing things I’ve learnt about prayer is that, prayer 
 
not only changes things, it also changes me. 
Prayer creates a spiritual awareness in me.
It increases my sensitivity to God’s word.
It makes me receptive to his instructions and directions.
Prayer also helps to build my faith. Instead of responding to situations
emotionally, I’m able to respond based on God’s word.
There’s so much power released when we pray.
A couple of days ago, I started reading the book FERVENT, by Priscilla Shirer, and I’ve been so blessed already. Let me share a few lessons:
“Praying with precision is key. When we pray about the places where we seriously suspect the enemy is at work- that’s how we keep our prayers focused, not only on particular situations but on biblical truths that are consistent with maintaining victory in the midst of them.”
 
“Prayer: It is how we keep our whole selves engaged and alert, trusting God for the right things, confident he is giving them, able to sense his direction about what to do and then take action accordingly.”
 
“Prayer is the portal that brings the power of heaven down to earth.”
I know from experience that God is dependable.
 
– We can trust his wisdom,
– We can trust his timing,
– We can trust his process, and
– We can trust in his outcome.
He knows. He sees. He hears. He cares.
God answers prayers. And he expects us to,
Pray at all times.” (1 Thess 5:17 GNB)
So don’t stop.
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DAY 13: TGIM!!!

Welcome back,
It’s the start of another working week.

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And I hope you’re EXCITED.

For a lot of people, Mondays are dreaded…it marks the beginning of another stressful week.


Most folks are like, “can I have an extra day to just chill, please?”



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To be honest, I get that feeling sometimes too.

But today I’m thankful for Mondays and for every day I get to make a difference.

Because what I do matters and sometimes I forget that.

It’s easy to feel pretty overwhelmed by the sheer pressure and stress of work that I’m not mindful about how I’m making the world a better place.

Medicine to me, is more than a Profession,
It’s a Passion to see people live whole, mentally, socially and physically.

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For me having a medical degree is a Privilege I do not take for granted, and it’s humbling when patients listen to me as I share my medical knowledge with them.

I know I’m no genius, I’m who I am by God’s grace. 

Ultimately, it is God who heals.

I’m especially grateful because what was once a dream, is today a reality.

God brought me from here,

That tiny girl with a timid face
To this point…

The confident doctor with a cute smile


He makes dreams come through. 


I may not always feel like it but I’m committed to not just the Hippocratic oath but God’s word:

“Now it is required that those who have been given a trust must prove faithful.”
1 Corinthians 4:2 NIV

I’ve been given a trust and I must prove faithful. So help me God.

Again, thank God for Mondays.

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In whatever job you do, don’t just leave with a paycheck, leave a legacy.

  • Be Passionate
  • Be Proactive 
  • Be Productive 


For you trusting God for that dream-job or the next phase of your career, don’t stop believing, don’t stop persevering…

And if you already have that dream job, remember you’re there to make a difference. 

So keep your dreams alive, the world needs it.

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What are you thankful for today?

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Day 12: In His Presence

Welcome back everyone

Holy Spirit By Kim Walker

Today was a beautiful one at church.

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I was excited to be with other believers as we lifted our hearts and voices in one accord. It’s a privilege to worship the KING OF KINGS.

I’m especially thankful for the privilege to fellowship with other believers. It’s a privilege we often take for granted.
There’s something unique about the unity of God’s children worshiping in spirit and in truth. The place of worship is where we can truly put aside differences in social status, political inclination or race and focus on one God and Father of all, who is over all and through all and in all.(Eph 4:6).

Like the scriptures say, “there is neither Jew nor Gentile, neither slave nor free, nor is there male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus”. (Gal 3:28)

When believers gather, God is present.

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– When believers gather, there is power.

When believers gather, Miracles happen!!!
On a personal level, there’s nothing as sweet as having fellowship with God.

It’s just deep on another level. It’s awesomely refreshing.

Nothing compares to God’s presence.

Worship doesn’t have to be complicated. Thankfully we don’t have to go through all the stress of bringing burnt offerings to the temple, God lives in us. He just wants our hearts and undivided attention.

Our worship should be in spirit and in truth…nothing more, nothing less.


John 4:24

Our time alone with God is where we build up ourselves. Church is where we connect with other believers, minister to each other and minister to God on the foundation of  what we’ve built in our closets.

The place of our personal altars determine the pace of our cooperate worship

It’s in the place of worship you realize that the more of God you have is the more of God you need.

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Thank God for the gift of his presence and for having other believers to fellowship with.

I do not take it for granted.

Thank God for church, and for other Christians. 

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