In this world that we live in, lots and tons of things conspire to drive us off the path we choose. Work, events and other things that are either important or not. They conspire and try their best to derail us. Depending on the individual and prevailing situations, these phenomena succeed or fail. I have been at the receiving end of this conspiracy in the past few weeks, and that has encouraged my writing this week.
A lot has happened in the past few weeks. When I say a lot, I mean just that. Personally, officially, emotionally, locally, nationally and of course internationally. I cannot say which of the matters is currently the ‘hottest’ but I know one way or the other, the remnants still have their effects on my daily life.
Some days ago, I asked myself what I represent to people. It was in an effort aimed at seeing if I lived the actual way I want to, a way that makes me fulfilled. I get to try my best to take stock of my day before drifting off into dreamland every day, and that question came as a result of the mental exercise. I therefore thought to share this in a manner that will be beneficial to everyone.
We lead our lives in different ways, ways that add or take away something from fellow humans. The major thing that has always been on my mind is how to live the kind of life that brings sunshine to as many lives as I come in contact with. I may not be living that to the fullest just yet, but I will in every way try to be that man, that guy, that individual, who represents sunshine to people.
I daily see people- well-dressed lads, radiant looking lasses, comfortable and happy looking men and women. Truth however is that not all these people have sunshine in their lives. Their lives inside may not be as radiant and colorful as it looks on the outside. It may be due to their fault or not. That is not my concern, the thing I am after is to add sunshine to someone’s life every day.
It is a difficult thing to do I admit. I will still try my best to bring sunshine to the lives I come in contact with. This is what I also want people to do as from today. The first question you should ask yourself is what you bring to people’s lives daily. I work in a place where there are reasons to want to mix with some people and ignore others, but the truth is I always want to be on shift with some folks. This is because they add value and sunshine to my work and make it seem so simple.
I may be wrong, but watch it when folks do not want to be where you are, it is possibly because you are not adding what they need to them. You are possibly not adding enough value and sunshine to them. The words we speak, our actions and inactions, our behavior and comportment, all have this impact that we do not know which could in some instances be encouraging or devastating, as the case may be.
I therefore seek to appeal to your sensibility, that you do your ‘things’ in a way that brings sunshine to that dull place, that adds sunshine to that dark situation. You should be the reason someone is smiling, giggling and of course by extension, laughing.
Closing this week, I want to say a very happy birthday to Fisayo Adetoye. You have been my friend, brother, confidant, encourager and more than I can ever say. I am so happy to be associated with you, you bring sunshine to my life and I love you a whole lot brother. Emi gigun ati Alafia paddy mi. God bless you.
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