This week I’m thanking God for:
- allowing the three people closest to me who needed to get the swine flu vaccine to get them, and in two of the three cases it really was a case of divine favour. I was seriously saying “Thank God!” when I heard how it came about.
- Favoured Girl, and the way she regularly inspires me. We don’t talk often but every time we do I leave the conversation feeling so pumped and capable of doing anything. You can tell that God is at the centre of her life, and it’s great to see. She has a way of turning anything negative that I mention into stepping stones for a better me! Slowly but surely I’ll start thinking that way all on my own. I can’t wait!
- phone cards. I have been using them in alarming quantity lately and it’s far more economical than using my cell phone.
- sales on Halloween candy. Um, not that I bought any or anything.
- being able to take advantage of Oprah’s Payless offer where for a period of almost 48 hours, everything in the store was 50% off. I bought 5 wallets/clutches (some will be gifts when I go to Nigeria next), six pairs of shoes, two pairs of earrings and a necklace and it was all half of the original price! The best part is that if it wasn’t for twitter I would have missed the whole thing: one of my tweetie pies was talking about being in line at the shoe store and I followed that tweet until I found the starting point and discovered the coupon and the rest was history! I managed to hit three locations of the store in an hour and 15 minutes…woman on a mission.
- my new oga, who was recently promoted to this role. She seems to genuinely care about me, and sometimes our conversations are so casual and relaxed that I have to remind myself that she’s still my boss. Anyway, I really thing things are going to work out well.
Check out this video, shared with me by mineexclusively. Ko le baje is the name of the song, which is Yoruba for um…
“It will not go bad?” “It won’t spoil?” “It won’t be destroyed”, and it’s referring to God’s work in our lives. I seriously think music is one of the best way to preach or share about God with anyone, and it’s great that there are artists out there that are singing about God with such joy in their voices. Anyway, the song is a great reminder for anyone who is feeling like their efforts so far in this life have been fruitless, and that there’s no chance of that changing. If you have been comparing your accomplishments to those of family, friends, colleagues or stars on tv and coming up short, stop it! You aren’t in competition with them, and your own time to shine will come; just keep working toward it (PS I’m totally preaching to myself here!).
I dare you to not get the chorus in your head!