DAY 7: THE BEST TIME TO LIVE IS NOW!

Hello and welcome to my blog.

Eunicesmiles blog is a great place to be, whether you’re a first time reader or a returnee.
I run a Journal kind of blog, where I write about topics that I’ve spent time to reflect upon. In other words, my blog is like an open book, which anyone and everyone is free to read about.
My favorite topics centre around God, Life, Christianity, Medicine, Family, and Friends.
The primary goal is to INSPIRE as many people that find their way here, by sharing my thoughts, lessons, challenges as well as victories, and ultimately introduce them to the person of my faith, Jesus.
The message of my blog is simple: The best time to live is NOW!
Not Yesterday. Not Tomorrow.
Right Now.
And what better way to Live than to Believe in the one who gave his Life, for you and for me?
Christ.
He is the reason why I live.
Sometime in 2015, I wrote this post highlighting some of my reasons for writing and well, blogging in particular. Those reasons haven’t changed much over the years.

Today, I’m thankful for this BLOG.



It’s one of the things that gives me so much joy.

And this makes it three years since I started blogging.

It was something I couldn’t have imagined doing until I had enough courage, motivation and enough momentum to begin.

I’ll always be thankful to my mentor in this blogosphere, Dr. Dami of adroitmedic’s blog, he also owns the blog adroitphotography.

I’ve been richly blessed in many ways since I started this blog. Here are a few of them:

1. Self discovery- This blog has made me realize a lot about myself, my likes/dislikes, musings, attitude to life and everything in between.

2. Creativity– I’ve also had the privilege of learning, discovering and working on a few creative ideas (like photography/videography/advertisement) by virtue of running this blog. My writing skills have remarkably improved too.

3. Inspiration– Tbh, this blog has been a source of inspiration to me as well. Sometimes I read a post I wrote in times past and just smile. I’ve found encouragement and motivation in down times, through the pages of this blog. For that I’m thankful.

4. Diligence- Well as a matter of fact, running a blog isn’t as easy as one is made to think. Especially when no financial renumeration is involved. My responsibility towards my readers is my main motivation for trying my best. This is a platform I do not to take for granted, because I never know who needs the words I have to offer. Thankfully, I get some encouraging feedback from time to time.

5. Fame– Haha. Pls believe me when I say this blog has given me a level of fame. I mean on a global scale too…because I have readers from all over lol. For that I’m thankful. A number of times I’ve had people approach me unexpectedly and say, “So you run a blog?” And I’m like “ok, so how did you find out?” The response differs from time to time.

Thanks to everyone that has contributed to the blog through liking, commenting or by simply following my posts.

Thank you for being here, anonymously or otherwise.

PhotoCredit: WEB

There is no BLOG without you.

I can’t confidently say whether this blog is for a season or is indefinite, but for now, it’s a platform I’ll continue to use to the best of my abilities to reach out to others.

Hey, before you leave!

So as a way of saying THANK YOU, I have decided to do a giveaway. I will be giving out tokens of airtime (MTN, GLO, AIRTEL & ETISALAT) to FOUR of my blog subscribers.

 

 

PS: The giveaways are exclusive to my Nigerian followers only. I hope in future I can extend the giveaways to my readers across the globe.

 

See details of the giveaway here.

a Rafflecopter giveaway
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The winners will be announced (hopefully) by Friday, the 10th of May, and I will give further instructions on how to claim the prizes.

Cheers! 

Spanish phrase for the day:
Tiengo un perro- I have a dog

 

 

 

(PS: Our family dog, Captain, who had been sick for sometime, died a few days ago. It was a sobering time for me in particular, as I was the last family member to see her alive. Thankfully, she left a 3-year old daughter, Lucy, and we hope she lives in good health for many years to come).

In lovely memory of CAPTAIN (2009-2017)

Thank you for reading.
❤️❤️❤️
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DAY 6: HAVE YOU NOT READ?


A couple of years ago, I was that girl who would skim a few words from a book, use them as “quotable quotes” on social media and feel good about myself afterwards. I hardly completed any non-fiction book.

I was that lazy.

A lot of my friends and family members assumed I read a lot. If only they knew.
I remember while I was in the University, some kind friends who happened to care about my destiny more than I did back then, bought me great books, but I didn’t read more than the first few pages.

Such folly.

Worse still, I carelessly gave some of the books away.

Some of my colleagues were even kind enough to put a variety of ebooks on my laptop, but I mostly glanced through the titles and with time forgot those books existed.
I can imagine how transformed my life would have been by now, if only I’d diligently read those books.

Thankfully
in the last few years I’ve been able to develop a steady habit of reading books, across several genres, and a number of them have remarkably changed my life.

There are several reasons people read, here are five reasons why I love to read:

1. To broaden my knowledge

“A great book should leave you with many experiences.”- William Styron


2. To improve my vocabulary and comprehension skills



“Few activities are as delightful as learning new vocabulary.”- Tim Gunn

3. For my personal (spiritual, physical, mental, financial, social and emotional) development

“Reading is to the mind, what exercise is to the body.”- Joseph Addison

4. To communicate better with people (via speaking and writing)

“Great books help you understand and they help you feel understood.”- John Green

5. To have fun.
Sometimes reading a book makes me sober and reflective. Other times I burst into laughter. Whatever the case, reading a good book definitely improves my mood.
Have you ever wondered the level of ignorance there would be in the world today, if no one bothered to read?

“HAVE YOU NOT READ?”

That was the question Jesus asked the Pharisees in Matthew 12:3-5 and again in Matthew 19:4.
Ignorance is indeed a disease, but reading is a life-saver because it produces knowledge which leads to action.

Although not everyone considers reading (especially non-academic literature) fun, but the benefits cannot be overemphasized.

“A person who won’t read has NO advantage over one who can’t read.” Mark Twain.

The beautiful thing is that Reading is cheap. Generally, books are more affordable than most clothing and gadgets. And with the rise of electronic devices, e-books are easily accessible still and many of them can be gotten for free.

Today, I’m thankful for all the books I’ve read and the many lessons I’ve picked from them. I’m also thankful for the authors that God inspired to write those books.

Here are my top five reads (over the years):

1. Why You Act The Way You Do (Tim LaHaye)
2. Attitude is Everything (Keith Harrell)
3. Marriage and Family life of a Christian (Watchman Nee)
4. The Four Loves (C.S. Lewis)
5. Awaken The Giant Within (Anthony Robbins)

My favorite book so far this year, is: FERVENT by Priscilla Shirer. The book is on strategic prayer and has deepened my understanding about some of the cunning approaches of the enemy and how to counteract them. It’s such a great read. 
Tbh, I’ve been thinking of doing some book reviews (or summaries) on this blog, but I’m yet to figure out how that would work.

I’m Currently Reading:

1. Lioness Arising (Lisa Bevere)

2. Unstoppable (Christine Caine)


3. PASSING IT ON (Myles Munroe)

4. Innovation and Entrepreneurship (Peter F. Drucker)

Books to read:

1
. The Pilgrims Progress (John Bunyan)
2. Make it stick (Peter C Brown)
3. The Art of the Start (Guy Kawasaki)
4. Living in the light- Money, Sex and Power (John Piper)
5. No idea (Greg Garelt)
6. How to Win Friends and Influence People (Dale Carnegie)
7. Undaunted (Chistine Caine

8. The Applause of Heaven (Max Lucado)
9. Do It Afraid (Joyce Meyer)
10. THINK & GROW RICH (Napoleon Hill)
11. This Momentary Marriage (John Piper)
12. The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People (Stephen R. Covey)
13. Cents & Sensibility (Scott and Betty Palmer)
14. Lean in (Sheryl Sandberg)
15. Madly in love with me (Christine Aryle)
16. I’ll have what she is habana (Bobbie Houston)
17. My Love Diaries (Itunu Taiwo)
18. The Power of Forgiveness (Joyce Meyer)
19. Wild Grace (Max Lucado)
20. So Good they can’t ignore you (Cal Newport)
21. Out of Control & Loving it (Lisa Bevere)
22. Unglued devotional (Lysa Terkeurst)

23. Found: God’s will (John MacArthur)
24. Love Me This Way (Ketsia Gustave)
25. Marriage Makeover (John and Lisa Bevere)
26. 101 Questions to Ask Yourself (Celestine Chua)
27. Without Rival (Lisa Bevere)
28. The Power of the Tongue (Kenneth Copeland)

So that’s my library at the moment. 


And I look forward to investing in more books in future.

Eventually, it’s not about the books we read but the lives we lead. 

It won’t matter how many books I’ve read but how many lessons I apply.

Kindly share with me the titles of  books that have imparted you as well, so that I can be on the lookout for them. ☺️

So what are you thankful for today?

Spanish Phrase For The Day:
Quiero comprar unas manzanas- I want to buy some bananas

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DAY 5: THE WORD WORKS!

Welcome back!

One of my favorite things is to look into the scriptures and see it come alive in my own life.

“The word of God is alive and active, sharper than any double-edged sword. It cuts all the way through, to where soul and spirit meet, to where joints and marrow come together. It judges the desires and thoughts of the heart.”
Hebrews 4:12 GNB


By meditating on the scriptures, I’ve been able to get more insight into his wonderful promises.
Every now and then I come across a part of the scriptures that literally blows my mind…and I’m just like WOOW!

Here are three things the written word of God does in my life:
1. It enlightens
2. It encourages
3. It empowers

A few months back I gained a better insight into this bible verse:


Bread is NOT enough. 

You simply can’t be sustained on carnal food or the philosophies of this world or the shallow opinions of men or even the convictions of your own heart.

You need God’s word to live. 
There are lots of issues beyond human comprehension. I have several testimonies from the past year that there is always a word for every season I found myself in, if only I’m diligent enough to listen.

For instance, a few months ago on my return to Nigeria, I found an apartment in Lagos and moved in with a friend.
Unknown to us the power (electricity) situation in that neighborhood was extremely poor, on some days our light bulb didn’t blink at all.
For the first few days I was frustrated and lived in a state of despair to the point of second guessing my decision to take that apartment in the first place.
Then a friend invited me to church on a particular Sunday, and the sermon was so astounding that I returned home to begin to confess God’s word and to declare that we had light in the house….and soon enough it came to be.

You see whenever we key into God’s WORD in obedience, the results are EXCEPTIONAL.

There’s nothing more important to the believer than God’s word.

It is laziness for a Christian not to study God’s word on a daily basis.

It’s not enough to listen to sermons or use a devotional.

Learn to develop the habit of going deeper into God’s word.


Study it. Meditate on it. Memorize it. Believe it. Act upon it. Share it.

One revelation from God’s word can change your world in a moment.

Here are some resources I use that can wet your appetite for studying the bible:

1. YouVersion app

2.  Faithlife study bible app

3. Verses app

4. Biblestudy app

5. Gospel sermons and podcasts app

God’s word…don’t just read it, live it. James 1:22

 10 Scriptures to meditate on:

Your word is a lamp to guide me and a light for my path.” Psalms 119:105 GNB


“Dedicate them to yourself by means of the truth; your word is truth.”
John 17:17 GNB


“I keep your law in my heart, so that I will not sin against you.”
Psalms 119:11 GNB

“Your word, O LORD, will last for ever; it is eternal in heaven.”  Psalms 119:89 GNB

“So also will be the word that I speak — it will not fail to do what I plan for it; it will do everything I send it to do.” Isaiah 55:11 GNB

“Happy are those who reject the advice of evil people, who do not follow the example of sinners or join those who have no use for God. Instead, they find joy in obeying the Law of the LORD, and they study it day and night.”


Psalms 1:1-2 GNB

“All Scripture is inspired by God and is useful for teaching the truth, rebuking error, correcting faults, and giving instruction for right living,”
2 Timothy 3:16 GNB

“Be sure that the book of the Law is always read in your worship. Study it day and night, and make sure that you obey everything written in it. Then you will be prosperous and successful.”
Joshua 1:8 GNB

“For the bread that God gives is he who comes down from heaven and gives life to the world.”
John 6:33 GNB

“Yes, grass withers and flowers fade, but the word of our God endures for ever.”
Isaiah 40:8 GNB

And let this song be your prayer,
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=ouTgX9hcwk4

Don’t stop believing that the WORD works!

SPANISH PHRASE FOR THE DAY:


Quiero agua
: I want water!

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DAY 19: FRIENDS, FUN & FELLOWSHIP.

Welcome back.

My FRIENDS forever…

I have met a number of people who say things to suggest that friends and friendships are simply…overrated.

They claim they don’t have friends and don’t need them anyway.
They tend to make several excuses to prove those points. They usually keep busy by focusing on themselves, their families, career, ministry, or one social cause or the other.
I’m talking about those who have been afflicted one way or the other by “supposed” friends. I know that is such a sad experience to have and it often prevents future friendships from budding.

In two of my previous posts, Friends, Friendships & Friendliness (2015) and TRUE FRIENDS MAKE A DIFFERENCE (2016), I think I have made a good case for the importance of having (the right kind of) friends.
I’m happy to say that I still hold on to those beliefs, and I’m yet to have an experience with a friend that has left a sore taste in my mouth (not that I want to).

Today, I’m thankful for the beautiful friends God has blessed me with.

The truth is that I’m not really good at making friends.
Let’s just say I’m a bit awkward in social gatherings. But the few friends that I’ve had and that stayed, are as beautiful as they make them.

My med school days are some of the best highlights of the friendships I’ve had. And I miss that.
Everything from get-togethers to sleep overs, to casual hangouts and being treated to restaurants or with take outs (the jolly days of Chinese and Subway 😰, thankfully our Naija also has KFC franchises all over the country), or just staying home to watch movies or play games or talk about life…which is my most favorite thing to do.😉

I have had friends who made my hair at no cost, took me shopping for groceries or paid for my fares out of their benevolence, when I was wanting financially.

I even had a friend who would make me meals and bring it over when I had nothing to eat; the same friend once babysat me all through the night when I was sick and did all the running around because I had to travel to another island for a VISA biometric capturing, the next day. What a huge relief it was for me.

Towards the end of my stay in SVG, I left the apartment I was living in. Two lovely ladies took me into theirs, housed and fed me for a couple of days. I’m not exaggerating when I say they literally doted on me throughout my stay. It was like being waited upon in a 5-star hotel, with room service. I had such a cozy experience.

From there I moved into another friend’s apartment and stayed with her until I eventually left the island. She also went the extra mile to take good care of me. I have been so blessed with such friends and I will always remember them for good.
I’m especially thankful for friends of the same faith. There’s nothing as wonderful as having sweet fellowship with your christian friends.

I belong to a Small Bible Study Group, made up of a few friends and it’s one of the best experiences I’ve had in my christian walk. It’s such a privilege to study God’s word and discover some deep truths together. More so we hold each other accountable based on what we learn and our lives have been imparted remarkably.

Since returning to Nigeria, my friends have rallied around as much as time, distance and our schedules permit.
Shoutout to,

-My sweetheart, Funbex (who with her husband), hosted me in her lovely home (not minding our marital status difference 😄),

-My wonderful Wanimi, who went out of her way to help my family give me a befitting (surprise) welcome home party,

-My amiable Walopxy, one of my faithful girlfriends who has stayed all these years, checking on my wellbeing every now and then, because she’s caring like that. May the flames of our friendship burn for many years to come!

Drs. Bunmi and Ify, who made my experience at LUTH worthwhile in every way. 

Derayo, our paths have divinely  crossed again. Lord B, it’s a blessing to finally meet you. 

And to, Ibksinging, Wiseguy, and Tdeemc, the gentlemen who on separate occasions, treated me to the Lagos hospitality. 

Of course, Uncle B (my friend from jand😅) who paid me a visit in IB. 

And to the others (Ayoigbala, Barrysome, Dr. DJ, Niyot) who have kept in touch, even though we’ve not visited…I appreciate you in every way. 

For my friends in the Diaspora, Asholly, Ede et al, thank you for checking on me PRN. 😘

Thanks to you all for the all kindness you have shown to me.

What joy it is to have friends walking in purpose and committed to serving God all the days of their lives. That has been my TESTIMONY.

Let me just share a few nuggets with you from my little wealth of experience (I’m by no means a scholastic authority on this subject):

1. Friendship is NOT always about you.
Yes, we must never forget that. Sometimes we are too carried away by our own needs that we are often blind to the needs of others. Sadly, I’ve found myself making this particular mistake more times than I’d like to admit.
It is true that there are benefits to every friendship but if you make the friendship about you ALL the time, you’ll lose out eventually.
It’s not always about what you like, what you want, what you need…it’s about them too.
Selfishness is something that rips friendships apart more than distance or time. One good way to nip it in the bud is to pray for your friends and then check on them, especially when you feel they are acting detached because you don’t know what’s really going on behind the scenes.
It’s cheap emotional blackmail to whine and complain all the time that your friends don’t keep in touch, when you never bother to text, call or visit them either.
There was a time I accused a friend of forgetting to call me on my birthday, and guess what? The said friend had actually been on admission in a hospital. How selfish of me.
If you however have a friend that is only around when they are in need and soon disappears after, please run! run!! run!!!

2. Your FRIENDS are different from you, don’t try to change them.
I’m a chronic phlegmatic, cool as cucumber, hardly ruffled on the outside but acutely sensitive to the atmosphere around me.
Bottomline: I’m an INTROVERT with bold letters.
My point is, I’m wired differently from my next door neighbor, Sally Jones who seems all over the place, the typical extrovert, blasting music from dawn to dusk, laughing hysterically at anything and everything that seems funny, and lives for the FUN of it.
And that’s okay.
A good attempt at self discovery, will help you appreciate the intricate yet complementary differences seen in others.
I love to watch others have fun even when I’m not participating (or particularly enjoying it) and when it’s time to have my own kind of fun (books, animations, writing), which is boring to most of my friends anyway, I simply excuse myself.
It’s NOT okay for your friends to be anything but themselves when they are around you.
Now when it comes to values and principles that you live by (like integrity, honesty, diligence, discipline), ensure your friends have similar values.
If they don’t help to build you, please leave them.

3. When it HURTS, it’s alright to say so.
Here is one we often take for granted. Like any two smooth surfaces in motion experience friction, friends will occasionally rub off each other in ways that unintentionally hurt. The mistake we make is to keep such hurts inside until our hearts get scarred and the next best option is for us to drift apart.
Only God knows how many friends destined for greatness have been cut asunder by the seeds of bitterness.
I’m not suggesting that you go on nagging about every petty thing your friend does wrong, but you can learn how to communicate effectively when you’re not pleased about a situation.
Granted it might sting your friend at first (most friends assume they give their best), but a good friend will appreciate the feedback and you both can confront the issue and adjust accordingly .
By God’s grace, as I keep learning and becoming wiser, although I’m a long way from becoming the kind of friend I want (need) to be, I’ve certainly grown and my friendships have blossomed and gotten richer over the years.

Also remember that there are several categories of friends, old friends, new friends, special friends, casual friends, close friends, distant friends…no one size fits all.

Every friend is there for a reason and will be needed at one season of your life or the other; as the saying goes,

“A friend in need, is a friend indeed.”


Here are some biblical verses about friendships:

Proverbs 13:20

“Become wise by walking with the wise; hang out with fools and watch your life fall to pieces.” (MSG)


Proverbs 18:24 “Friends come and friends go, but a true friend sticks by you like family.” (MSG)


Proverbs 22:24-25


“Don’t hang out with angry people; don’t keep company with hotheads. Bad temper is contagious-don’t get infected. (MSG)


Proverbs 27:10b

“Better a nearby friend than a distant family.” (MSG)

Proverbs 27:17
“You use steel to sharpen steel, and one friend sharpens another.” (MSG)


Ecclesiastes 4:12a
“By yourself you are unprotected. With a friend you can face the worst.” ( MSG)

To my many lovely friends, I say thank you for the beautiful experiences I’ve had. I do not take the bond between us for granted.

Cheers!
So what are you thankful for today?

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Spanish Phrase for the day:

Nostros bebemos leche – We drink milk.

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DAY 21: TFSA!!!

Welcome back!

Credit: WEB
Have you ever been in a season of life when everything about you seems slow and routine, while other people around you seem to be doing exploits for God’s kingdom and kicking the devil’s butt?
That was me, a couple of months back. I was fresh out of medical school and had much free time on my hands with a million ideas and no particular direction.
I felt such a great need that I started pouring out my heart to God in the place of prayer. I had started following Coach E’s blog some months before. Around August of last year, she announced applications for the first TFSA (The FAB Sistership Academy) and I was more than excited…finally, my prayer had been answered!
But, after I got a message that I was qualified…I still wasn’t added to the group for some technical reasons. My, I was disappointed…raved and ranted for a few days, but eventually calmed down. I told God that if I didn’t need to be part of that group (right then or in future), then no problem. He (GOD) gives me all I need.
Fast forward to November, I think. The second TFSA announcement came up and I reapplied and got in. It was about the best 5 weeks of last year for me. The lessons were EXPLOSIVE, ENLIGHTENING & EMPOWERING!

BE INTENTIONAL!
GOD’S INSTRUCTIONS ARE NOT IDEAS!
TO GO DEEPER, YOU NEED TO GET CLOSER!

Unfortunately I can’t download all those life lessons here but they have been FUNDAMENTAL to my growth spiritual and mental growth, for life.

Eziaha.com
Coach E was so open and raw…and the ladies in the group were such a blessing (despite the age, career-line, and marital status differences).

Today I’m thankful for TFSA and the opportunity to be a part of it.


I’m thankful for coach E, and how God keeps using her to touch lives remarkably.
I’m also thankful for all my TFSA sisters and the sweet bond between us. I’m yet to meet any of them in real life, but they are like the most amazing set of Christian ladies I’ve come across (no time for petty jealousies, gossips or malice), each of us still diligently running the race God has called us to.
Even after the Academy was officially over, the group still remained, and has been so much of a blessing to me since the year began. From sharing DDK’s Reflection and Planning Journal, to over a dozen christian/motivational books (Lisa Bevere, Joyce Meyer, Max Lucado e.t.c) for free, sermons, event invites and a LIVE video conference (by Student finance coach, Eby)
TFSA was also where I met my special person, Dr. T of Tamie’s Alcove, we have so much in common, that you’d think we are like sisters separated by distance.

It’s no COINCIDENCE I tell you, it was divinely orchestrated.
What are you thankful for today?
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Spanish phrase for the day:
Tengo un perro: I have a dog
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DAY 24- THE SIBLING TAG

Welcome back!


So today I’m thankful for my siblings.



Often, when I remember what growing up was like… I just smile. The playing, acting, eating, singing, sometimes arguing or even fighting together.




Now that we are all grown and mature, let’s just say things are not as they used to be, still we try to have fun as much as our schedules, time and distance permit.


BROTHER TAG @OSESE




1. He (26 moons and 6 dawns)

2. A lot of things…he is jovial, nice, musical, allows me to eat from his plate (even when he is frowning), teaches me a lot of handy stuff around the house, chauffeurs me around town, dashes me money (what more can a little sister ask for 😄) etc

3. He says we look alike…😂😂 [I can’t think of anything else]

4. Random stuff…gisting, hanging out, throwback songs, kid games like Name, Animal, Place or Things (my favorite😅)

5. BC, Egbonsky, Goldenbrother, Smat, Nirankeyz…

6. He doesn’t joke with FOOD, like seriously, dude can like to eat…maybe it’s just a guy thing sha.

7. Plenty memories…primary school days, traveling in the car backseat and singing our lungs out, that late night trip to former Wonderland (Abuja) 


SISTER TAG @OSEBI




1. I (57 moons and 6 dawns)

2. Brainy, Black & Beautiful, mouthed, our family tailor (sorry, fashion designer ☺️), allows me to use her makeup and wear her clothes whenever I like…😉

3. My look-alike in shape, size, height, face (minus the glasses), lots of similarities in thinking (Women rights and feminism topics), life goals (family, career, vacations), creative writing, event planning etc

4. Same as OSESE

5. P, Princo, Cindy

6. She can sleep for Africa…no controversy (sorry babe, couldn’t help it😘)

7. Play acting as little girls, late night convos as adults

Again, I’m thankful for my siblings…their support in times of distress is of immense value. Family is not a right but a privilege…and I do not take mine for granted.

SIBLINGS

Love you bro and sis❤️❤️❤️
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What are you thankful for today?

Credit: WEB

Spanish phrase for the day:


Me gusta cocinar- I like to cook

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DAY 26: Papá y Mamá

Welcome back!!!

Credit: WEB
I’ve returned as promised. I hope I can finish working on all the skipped posts, before the month is over. So help me God.
This year makes my parents marriage…a whooping 30 years!!! 

A whole 3 DECADES…Glory!

That day in history!
 

Although the D-day is still a couple of months away, it’s not too early to give God thanks for his unending mercies over them.


-30 years of togetherness in good and bad times
-30 years of commitment and selfless dedication
-30 years of building a home and nurturing a family

Today, I’m thankful for my parents. It’s a privilege to be a product of their loins. There’s so much I’m grateful for:

The solid upbringing
Thank you for the gift of koboko*(a.k.a bla-la), following the biblical principle of not sparing the rod at the expense of the child (Proverbs 13:24), evidently this particular child didn’t spoil…lol. And there was plenty of pampering alongside the discipline too. All in all, kudos to you guys!

The unprejudiced investment in my education
Thank you for believing in training the girl-child as well as the boy-child. I appreciate all your toils over the past two decades in helping me achieve this level education. Thanks for the many times you had to go without, to ensure I had everything I needed to succeed. I’m forever grateful.

The spiritual instructions
For you, Jesus is the first, the last and all that is in between. I’m particularly thankful to you for the support you’ve always given me to serve in God’s vineyard…from secondary school days uptil medical school, your encouragement did not waiver, for you serving Jesus is always the right thing to do.



Easy going daddy, always excited about my success

Shebi we look alike?🤓

Thank you for believing in me everytime

Ever caring mummy, going the extra mile to see me happy
Yes ke, we did combo sef..lol😉
Abiyamo tooto, e ma jeun omo pe.
Happy PEARL Anniversary, Papá y Mamá
3 decades STRONG!

Cheers to many more years in sound health, peace and fruitfulness!
Amen.

I celebrate you.
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Spanish phrase for the day: LO SIENTO- I’m sorry!

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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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Stay fervent,

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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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Stay fervent,
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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
What are you thankful for today?
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Stay fervent.
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