To be honest, I always feel very uncomfortable about apologising for the same thing repeatedly. When I’m in a situation that calls for apologies that closely follow each other, the temptation is very strong to pretend like nothing happened and just carry on with the programme. My mind plays with thoughts like, “surely no one wants to hear an apology for the same thing time and time again, right?” and “I apologised the last time, they should know that I’m just as sorry this time around.” That said, I’ll do the right thing and apologise for being absent without leave. Life was happening really fast, people, I’m sorry, I’m back. And I hope my next post won’t begin with an apology. 🙂
So, how have you been? I really would love to know. Leave a comment and let me know, will you?
Amaka nominated me for a gratitude challenge. If you haven’t checked out her blog, you really should. She has a beautiful, creative mind, and her blog is a joy to read.
She says that I’m to write five things I’m grateful for, display a picture of gratitude – a picture of something simple that makes me smile in a day and then nominate 5 other people for the challenge. I’m really fascinated by the idea of a picture of gratitude. In Amaka’s words “It is not an opportunity to show off how rich you are. Let it be something that is simple (and inexpensive) yet a blessing.” Interesting, innit? 🙂
Gratitude is a big part of my life. I think this has a lot to do with the way I was brought up. I come from a background where nothing is taken for granted. Where people say thank you on the spot and still say “e se ana*” later on. Come to think of it, my first post was on gratitude. I’ve seen that when it comes to expressing gratitude to God, we need to be intentional about it, lest we get comfortable and slack off. A few years ago my uncle suggested that we should start keeping “gratitude books”. The idea was to write entries of things we were grateful to God for each single day, and so keep track of God’s goodness. I did start but I fell off the wagon a few months down the line. Its something I’ll definitely start doing again. Anybody want to join me?
Ok, so here are the five things I’m currently especially grateful for:
Honestly people, God literally blows my mind. His faithfulness, His love, His mercy, the sheer amount of power He possesses!! Ah! I can’t keep calm when I think about Him. I am simply unable to can. Watching His grace play out in my life and seeing the way He always works things out for my good, I can’t but be in awe. I don’t fully understand Him or the way He works but He is the only thing that makes sense to me.
They are my strongest human support system. Ever ready to guide me and give me godly counsel. And every single issue of mine, they carry on their head. I never cease to be amazed at how ready they are to sacrifice to ensure my comfort. I’m so heart grateful to God for them.
Amaka and Frances
These two ladies have been a huge source of inspiration and encouragement to me in the past few months. I’ve never met either of them but they relate to me like we’ve known each other for a span. Their passion and love for God just shines through their work. They really bless my heart, these two.
Yes, YOU. I’m so grateful for each person who takes time to read the posts here, leave a comment, and give me some form of feedback. Guys, you have no idea how much warmth you bring to my heart.
Good health & safety
These are two blessings that I believe go hand in hand. I do not take them for granted, especially in light of the many heartbreaking and frightful reports one hears daily.
Here’s my picture of gratitude:
Two of my friends gave me this a few months ago. I brighten up a bit every time I see it. You see, I love my name, guys. My full name is OreofeOluwa. It means “grace of the Lord”. It definitely makes me smile on a daily basis, especially as I see how God’s grace constantly plays out in my life.
I nominate the following bloggers for the challenge:
Frances of Imperfectly Perfect Lives
Uju of Life’s Treasury
D’dream of The Dream
Temitope of Life God and Love
Dr N of Dr N’s Musings
So that’s that! Please leave a comment and share what you’re grateful for.
*Yoruba for – Thank you for yesterday/earlier