What a month it has been! I’m thanking God for a good month and year so far, in particular:
- I’m thankful to all the readers who reach out, in their comments or through emails, to provide me with encouragement with regards to waiting for love. I can’t wait to share good news on that front one day!
- I thank God that my cousin in Nigeria received admission to school where we live. Now we’re praying that she will receive her visa as well.
- I’m thankful for the people who have offered their assistance during the Nigerian Blog Awards with no strings attached: Loy Okezie, Michael Olafusi, and my dear friend Ves.
- Last Wednesday, a tragedy occurred in the part of the city that I live in: a bus ran into a train. The driver of the bus and five other people died in a horrifying way, and more than 30 people had to go to the hospital for treatment, some for serious surgery. What was an ordinary day for so many ended in devastation. I’m still shaken by it a week later and I’m heartbroken for those who lost their lives, and for their families. The majority of the funerals are taking place today.
I’m incredibly thankful that I was not on the bus, especially because given the time and the bus’s location, I could have been. Taking the bus has been a part of my life for over 20 years so this tragedy touches me. And of course things like this serve to remind us that life is short and we cannot afford to waste time because we don’t know how much time we have on earth.
I hate to end on a somber note so let’s use this as a reminder to live the best lives that we can. Let’s not waste time in complacency or complaints; instead let’s strive to leave a legacy of positivity.
What are you thankful for this month?