If you do blog rounds as often as some people *side eye, then you probably would have noticed there’s a blog fest going on. It’s called the A – Z challenge. If you join in the fest, you’re expected to put up posts using the alphabets of the English language in chronological order. When you’re done, you’d have put up 26 posts... impressive huh? Yes, and it’s all for the month of April.
Thumbs up to Myne Whitman and Great 9ja Man. They’ve been consistent thus far – a round of applause for them please... *Oya, you two, take a bow and pose for the cameras!
Okay, Okay, enough of the paparazzi...
While trying to keep up with them as they take this challenge, I wonder if they realise it’s also a test and if they complete it within the time frame, they would have proven to us how consistent and dedicated to a cause they can be.
In life, it’s usually not the achievements that come with prices and plaques that bring the greatest fulfilment, but the ones that impact the lives of others and bring joys that cannot be fully described by mere spoken words.
For some reason also, I’ve patiently waited for some letters, namely, Q and X. Not because there aren’t words starting with them but because they have reduced frequency of usage.
Thus far, while I await the post with X, I’ve been impressed by Q.
The lesson in this for me is that, in life, some characters would be passive; this is not enough reason to underestimate their value. By characters, I mean people, skills/abilities and talents.
There would be that one classmate/colleague/neighbour that isn’t exactly the most eloquent or outspoken in the group. Slow down, be patient and find out what makes them special, you’ll never know what you can learn. While at it, discretion is needed so you do not end up befriending the neighbourhood psycho or even infringing on the person’s private space.
Finally, if you look within yourself, there’s that talent, an innate ability you carry around untapped. It might just be the link to that big breakthrough you’ve been praying for and in the end you’ll find out it’s been in you all along.
ü I wonder what’s going on with ROC NAIJA. I know he stopped blogging a long time ago but he still did his blog rounds until recently. I miss his comments.
ü I miss QMONEY too, I guess taking care of a baby is a full time job.
ü For a compilation of pidgin proverbs, if you haven’t already, please visit NAIJAMUM.