Hello Guys, hope we had a restful weekend. Mine was a mixture of different things, the most striking of all being the constant reflective thought in my mind of how i need to do more than i’ve been doing.
On Friday evening, towards the close of work, i got bad news that one of the most longstanding members of my church choir had passed on. It was a rude shock because i still saw her barely a week before then, she even led a song. She had a surgery which was successful but developed complications as a result of blood transfusion after the surgery. Was the blood not properly screened? That’s the topic for another day.
I thought about the news and my mind raced to different experiences and contacts i had with her in her life time and what she was remembered for were the things she did. She was extremely warm and humble, and very agreeable. In the corporate world, she had gone far but it didn’t get to her head.
I thought about my life and what i will be remembered for when am gone; and i discovered i was doing far less than i should. I’m challenging you as we start this new week, let’s live our lives impactfully. We can’t afford to be ordinary, we have to serve and add value as much as lies within our power. There’s so much we have that is more than money which can change people’s lives.
Yesterday, i stumbled on a documentary on TV and it was about TY Bello’s song titled, “Ekundayo” and i discovered it was in recognition of a woman close to her 90s who had spent a good part of her life taking in orphans in a village in Kogi State; she has devoted her time and resources to doing it, and during an interview, when she spoke about what she had been doing, her eyes lit up, the sense of satisfaction was there. And you know what, till date, she has personally taken in close to 500 orphans! It’s amazing…
How did TY Bello discover her? It was in her own search for abandoned and underfunded orphanages, she met the old woman, heard her story and dedicated the song to her, and later went over to shoot the video there. I’m sure the video will be out soon. When you see things like that, you’re super motivated.
Every time we hear the news of someone’s death, it’s a call to examine and realign ourselves. For Sis Nwuogo, she has fought the fight and the race is over, and she has joined the cloud of witnesses urging us to fight on and not give up. We will miss her, her death was a big blow but she has ceased from pain and worries and is resting. For us who are alive and remain, we have another opportunity to do what we can, when we can. Let’s live to leave a legacy. Life is short, and we need to make it count.
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