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On Perspective

Happy New Year!!! 🥳💜🎉

Dear reader, I want to say thank you from the depths of my heart. I hadn’t published in 7 months and when I came back, I was excited but really nervous. Thank you for welcoming me back like I wasn’t absent and thank you for sticking with me. I can’t wait to do this year with you.

You’re manifesting everything you desire this year, you know that right?


On Persepective

People can be quick to call someone an idiot because the person has a different opinion than theirs. They forget that people see things differently and just because a person’s perspective doesn’t align with theirs, it doesn’t make them wrong.

Some things are black and white to some people while others see those things in patches or in different shades of grey. I mean, a coin has two sides but what about the edges? Are they not part of the coin too?

What I’m saying is that we should try to accommodate people’s points of view. There are times when what is wrong is wrong and when what is right is right – no dispute there but there are other times when you’re required to be a walking confession booth, where you just listen without judging.

Allow people to show you how they see things. You don’t necessarily have to agree with what they’ve said but the fact that you’ve listened to them shows that you respect them. Not everyone conventionally sees things and it’s fine. If you must disagree, do so respectfully.

So, let’s kill the idea that there’s only one way to look at things. More often than not, it’s not true. Be open to other people’s opinions, without allowing them to influence you if you don’t want to be influenced and who knows, you may learn a thing or two.

Love,

‘Ruona ❤️

P.S:

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Posted in Random

Christmas, Chicken, and Vibes!

Crown me “Best in Multitasking” because I’m frying chicken, singing, dancing, and writing this. No, I’m not lying.

Currently listening to The Spirituals.

Merry Christmas, loves!! 🎉 It is with joy and gladness in my heart that I announce that today is my daddy’s birthday and I’m his favorite child so I’m receiving gifts 😌.

For the record, Dr. Asak’s birthday is in April. It’s Jesus, my sky daddy we’re celebrating today.

I didn’t think that I’d be happy today, considering the fact that I’m alone in Gombe and I miss my family. My friends traveled and I’ve just been chilling on my own. I’m even going to the radio station later today for a programme. Who works on Christmas day?

Chicken stew don ready.

Anyway, I woke up happy and so far, the highlight of my day is that my Muslim neighbour bought a lot of chicken for us to celebrate with. I got drinks so we’re just going to have a feast. I’m not expecting visitors and I don’t think he is either. We move! 😂

So, quick one yeah? This isn’t supposed to be a motivational speech. We’re just talking okay? Some of us have a lot of reasons to be angry, sad or frustrated this period and it’s easy to allow all the negativity consume you but the truth is, no matter how frustrated you are or how much you frown or complain, whatever issues you have will not magically disappear.

There’s absolutely nothing wrong with optimism. Nobody is saying that you shouldn’t be realistic but what use is anger and complaints when it won’t change anything? You’re just wasting your time. Instead, lets take one day at a time. This is what I’ve slowly begun to learn and tbh, there’s a lot to be grateful for. Anytime I start thinking that I’m broke or stressed, I remember that there are hungry children on the street but I have a roof over my head, I have an education and I can give to people. That’s a lot to be grateful for.

I almost burned the rice.

So, in our festivities, let’s remember to be happy because problem no dey finish. Let’s also give back to people if we can. We’ll be fine eventually.

Time to gbedu. Ed Sheeran made this song his own!

I’m almost done cooking. I still don’t get the concept of cooking for over 2 hours just to eat for 10-20 minutes. Come on! Anyway, it’s Christmas.

Merry Christmas, again. Don’t forget that Jesus is the reason for the season. I love you and there’s nothing you can do about it.

Love,

‘Ruona ❤️

P.S:

The featured image above is of my beautiful friend Lauren, captured by my other friend, Dennis (Dennography).

How are you spending Christmassss?

What do you think of this Peru remix with Ed Sheeran?

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