Wednesday, 12 June 2013

Things are to be used while People are to be loved

While a man was polishing his new car, his 4 year old son picked up a stone and scratched lines on the side of the car. In anger, the man took the child's hand and hit it many times; not realising he was using a wrench. At the hospital, the child lost all his fingers due to multiple fractures. When the child saw his father ... with painful eyes he asked, 'Dad when will my fingers grow back?' The man was so hurt and speechless;
he went back to his car and kicked it a lot of times. Devastated by his own actions ... sitting in front of that car he looked at the scratches; the child had written ' I LOVE YOU DAD.' The next day the man committed suicide ... Anger and Love have no limits; choose LOVE to have a beautiful lovely life ... THINGS are to be USED and PEOPLE are to be LOVED, but the problem in today's world is that, PEOPLE are USED and THINGS are LOVED ... Let's be careful to keep this thought in mind: THINGS are to be USED, but PEOPLE are to be LOVED ... Do you LOVE THINGS more and USE PEOPLE or do you LOVE PEOPLE more and USE THINGS? ... Watch your THOUGHTS; they become WORDS. Watch your WORDS; they become ACTIONS. Watch your ACTIONS; they become HABITS. Watch your HABITS; they become your CHARACTER. Watch your CHARACTER; it becomes your DESTINY.

(story isn't written by me)

Monday, 22 April 2013

Love, patriotism, faith, forgiveness and Purpose

This is the story of a young boy whose parents were murdered during 2002 riots in Kaduna. He was aged 11 years at the time. His parents, Mr Austine and Mrs Josephine Moses, were missionaries until they met their untimely death. The boy left his house to play football but returned home to see that all his parents had laboured for had been razed down and he would never see his mother and father again.
He was taken to London by his uncle almost immediately after the incident. While in London, he began deploying his football skills. Though his parents were murdered, his passion for football was never killed. He played football for his school and later for a local Tandrige League club until Crystal Palace FC approached him. From that point, his career progressed in leaps and bounds.
This player played for England's under 16, 17, 19 and 21 teams between 2005 and 2010 scoring 11 goals for England during this period. He later moved to Wigan Athletic and now he plays for Chelsea. This footballer is called VICTOR MOSES.
His story is a touching one, I share his pains. I also share his courage. He had a choice not to step into Nigeria again but he didn't take that option. When the call to serve his fatherland came, Moses dumped England and embraced Nigeria... That is patriotism!
Today, we see a Victor Moses bringing joy to every Nigerian including those who may have inspired his parent's death... That is Love!
Moses would stand for the National Anthem and pledge allegiance to a country that couldn't defend his parents... That is faith!
Moses with others deliverered the "African Cup of Nations" trophy to Nigeria not minding what had happened in the past... That is forgiveness!
Moses rose through bitterness and despair to the limelight of hope and courage.
He never gave up on his country. He persevered... That is purpose!
If someone like Victor Moses, despite the bitter past, never gave up on Nigeria, then why should we....! ONE NIGERIA

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Monday, 18 March 2013

Naija for Life!

Things you hardly know about Our beloved country. The Good, Bad and the Ugly. LOL!!!
·         An Ibo man hustles from Jan 2nd to Dec 24th, only to spend it all in the village in 1 week.
·         Nigeria’s President has the highest vehicle convoy in the world.
·         90% of people who are indigenes of Ibadan, the capital of Oyo state have gaps between their teeth.
·         Only 18 people out of 18000 who registered passed NECO and WAEC in Gombe state.
·         Females from Imo state Nigeria have more hair on their chest than the males.
·         The cost of living in Abuja is more expensive than the cost of living in London.
·         Nigeria has the highest rate of twin births in the world.
·         Nigeria has the highest number of musicians in the world.
·         Abuja girls are materialistic, expensive but cheap.
·         Areas surrounding Calabar, Cross River State, contain the world's largest diversity of butterflies.
·         Portuguese were the first Europeans to reach Nigeria (1472).
·         Maiduguri girls have the longest hair.
·         Fulani girls have the longest tongue.
·         There’s a place called Sabo in every state in Nigeria.
·         Gwagwalada is the hottest place in Nigeria.
·         Osun state has the highest number of yahoo boys in the country.
·         4 out of every 5 Edo girls has connection in Italy.
·         Calabar girls don’t want your money; all they need is your energy.
·         China’s best market is Nigeria.
·         An average Ibo man can smell money that is 100 meters away.
·         Nigerians are the highest users of slangs in Africa, 2nd only to USA in the world.
·         The most spoken phrase in Nigeria is “How far?”.
·         Only in naija u hear words like, borrow borrow, tif tif, bye bye,talk talk, boy boy.
·         Nigeria is d only country that sells what they need & buys what they dont need. Eg soldiers on peace-  keeping & crude oil.
·         The drill monkey is only found in the wild in Southeast Nigeria and neighboring Cameroon.
·         Igbo people value money more than their lives, Hausa girls love attending weeding rather than going 2 school , Yorubas are d most educated but they sabi do jazz ehn!.
·         Nigerians use the word “as in” for shakara rather than what its meant for which is giving examples.
·         Do u know that Benue state has d highest number of prostitute in Africa?
·         Do u also know that Nigeria is d highest consumer of cassava in d world?
·         When people invite them to a party and only them, they would bring a whole football team with them. Mogbo mo branch.

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Wednesday, 6 March 2013

In all situation, Give thanks

One day, the father of a very wealthy family took his son on a trip to the country with the express purpose of showing him how poor people live.

They spent a couple of days and nights on the farm of what would be considered a very poor family.

On their return from their trip, the father asked his son, "How was the trip?"

"It was great, Dad."

"Did you see how poor people live?" the father asked.

"Oh yeah," said the son.

"So, tell me, what did you learn from the trip?" asked the father.

The son answered: "I saw that we have one dog and they had four. We have a pool that reaches to the middle of our garden and they have a creek that has no end. We have imported lanterns in our garden and they have the stars at night. Our patio reaches to the front yard and they have the whole horizon.

"We have a small piece of land to live on and they have fields that go beyond our sight.

"We have servants who serve us, but they serve others. We buy our food, but they grow theirs.

"We have walls around our property to protect us, they have friends to protect them."

The boy's father was speechless.

Then his son added, "Thanks Dad for showing me how poor we are."

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Tuesday, 5 March 2013

Now you can have your PC in your Pocket

 Look closely and guess what they could be…

Looks like pens with hidden cams , right?

 Nope, wrong

Any wild guesses ?? No?? Well it’s hard to tell, I know, but it’s worth trying to guess – it could be anything, right?? Some of the smallest technology always gives away the biggest secrets! Whether you’re looking at Iphone 4 deals or an LCD keyboard without knowing it has LCD capabilities, you’re always going to get a big shock!! So what could this be?

You’ve just seen something that will replace your Personal_computer PC in the near future.

You’ve just seen the future of the Laptop. In the revolution of miniature computers, the scientists are ahead with Bluetooth technology.
This is the forthcoming computers you can carry within your pockets.This ‘pen sort of instrument’ produces both the monitor as well as the keyboard on any flat surfaces from where you can carry out functions you would normally do on your desktop computer.

This technology has been out for years though, but hasn’t caught on because it was not created for personal use until now.

I can barely keep up with my pens now… I don’t really like the idea that I just lost my monitor when I lose my next pen. LOL

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Thursday, 28 February 2013

A Little Story (Success)

The businessman was at the pier of a small coastal Mexican village when a small boat with just one fisherman docked. Inside the small boat were several large yellow fin tuna. The businessman complimented the Mexican on the quality of his fish and asked how long it took to catch them. The Mexican replied only a little while.

The businessman then asked why he didn't stay out longer and catch more fish. The Mexican said he had enough to support his family's immediate needs. The businessman then asked, but what do you do with the rest of your time? The Mexican fisherman said, "I sleep late, fish a little, play with my children, take a siesta with my wife, Maria, stroll into the village each evening where I sip wine and play guitar with my amigos; I have a full and busy life, señor."
 The businessman scoffed, "I am a Harvard MBA and I could help you. You should spend more time fishing and with the proceeds buy a bigger boat. With the proceeds from the bigger boat you could buy several boats; eventually you would have a fleet of fishing boats. Instead of selling your catch to a middleman, you would sell directly to the processor and eventually open your own cannery. You would control the product, processing and distribution. You would need to leave this small coastal fishing village and move to Mexico City, then LA and eventually New York City where you would run your expanding enterprise."
The Mexican fisherman asked, "But señor, how long will this all take?" To which the businessman replied, "15-20 years." "But what then, señor?" The businessman laughed and said, "That's the best part! When the time is right you would announce an IPO and sell your company stock to the public and become very rich. You would make millions." "Millions, señor? Then what?" The businessman said, "Then you would retire. Move to a small coastal fishing village where you would sleep late, fish a little, play with your kids, take a siesta with your wife, stroll to the village in the evenings where you could sip wine and play your guitar with your amigos."

The fisherman, still smiling, looked up and said, "Isn't that what I'm doing right now?"

We live in a world in which being successful is everything. Success is measured by power, popularity, control, achievement, and winning. Having more and being more is success. The businessman measured success by the accumulation of wealth and by living a plush life. 
                              "The person with the most toys wins" is a fitting motto.

The businessman encouraged the fisherman to accumulate "toys," too. "Buy a bigger boat," then "buy several boats," and eventually buy a "fleet of fishing boats." The businessman claimed all this would lead to power and status when "you would sell directly to the processor and eventually open your own cannery." 
 Patiently the fisherman listened and then asked an intelligent question, "how long will this all take?" To which the businessman replied, "15-20 years." There’s danger in waiting to live the life that you really want to live. Like the businessman, we can easily spend forty years climbing to the top of the financial ladder only to find it is leaning against the wrong wall. We didn’t address life issues about faith, contribution, success, suffering, or love.

Possessions and wealth are not enough. While comforting, wealth cannot fulfill. Benjamin Franklin was of the opinion, "Money never made a man happy yet, nor will it. The more a man has, the more he wants. Instead of filling a vacuum, it makes one." Wealth may momentarily help us to escape emptiness; it cannot cure it.
 The fisherman had a specific view of a life well lived. "I sleep late, fish a little, play with my children, take a siesta with my wife, Maria, stroll into the village each evening where I sip wine and play guitar with my amigos." To be as specific as possible helps to succeed in living a good life. His little way made, for the Mexican fisherman, a "full and busy life."
 The businessman accumulated money to support his retirement. It was wise to plan for the future. Yet, what sort of life was he living in the present? The businessman was so future-oriented he hadn’t taken sufficient time to question what the future looked like. The businessman was living for what the Mexican already enjoyed—a simple life well lived.
 Ralph Waldo Emerson defined success in a simple life well lived as:

"To laugh often and much; to win the respect of
intelligent people and affection of children; to learn the
appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of
false friends; to appreciate beauty; to find the best in
others; to leave the world a little bit better, whether by
a healthy child, a garden patch, or a redeemed social
condition; to know even one life has breathed easier
because you have lived. This is to have succeeded."
People have different opinions when it comes to Success . Happiness or riches? but who says you can't have both? Happiness is ultimate, Bread is very important but above all, Trust God.