Saturday, October 1, 2011

Baton for a New Race




ATTENTION!                               ATTENTION!!                              ATTENTION!!!




Please poke all those who went to bed singing Green Day's hit... wake them up, September has ended!


In case you're wondering; while you slept, we cried, played, sowed, talked, loved and hoped a little more.


Its October 1, the first day of the rest of our lives, a day we celebrate the beginning of the next 50 years as a nation. 50 years that once again present the options to either push for greatness or turn up the volume on complaint speakers!


As we begin the last lap in 2011, we remember our tears - over the loss of dear ones, over unfulfilled dreams, over the failures of a potentially great nation, over the many stumbling blocks we face on the pathway to prosperity.


We shed tears because our hearts feel pain but I invite you to come with me into the rain, let it wash away your grief, depression and disappointments. Let it wash away every cloud hindering you from seeing the way forward. Let it not just be rain, let it be SHOWERS OF BLESSINGS!


·         Pray with faith that victory is near.
·         Enjoy the gifts in your possession (life and loved ones).
·         Activate the CAN - DO spirit.
·         Cultivate the habit of praise.
·         Encourage others by doing the right thing first.


Be at PEACE with yourself, that's the only way you can help the nation pursue peace.


92 more days to the New Year. It’s enough time to get a new job, make a major breakthrough in your business, conceive an award winning idea, sow a seed of kindness, seek for forgiveness from the one(s) you've hurt, forgive the one(s) who've hurt you, fall in love, propose/accept a proposal to/from the one you love.


POSSIBILITIES... Endless possibilities abound. Tap into it for a brighter, better and befitting future or wait on the side line, murmuring and complaining of the things that have gone wrong. It’s your CHOICE, the FUTURE begins now.


Receive the baton of a new day, a new grace, a new path; take off into EXCELLENCE.


Happy Independence Day Nigeria (ns)!!!

 

24 comments:

Blessing said...

*thumbs up*

Myne Whitman said...

I can't believe we have so little time till next year. Wow...

HoneyDame said...

Well said, PET..I receive that baton with the strength of a better tomorow and the grace for a significant positive impact

'Lara said...

Happy New Month...thank you for this inspiring post.

@ilola said...

Thanks for the wake up call, gurl. In the remaining 92 days, I choose to do the exploits I have not done through out this year

o25 said...

Nice piece, inspiring...see you in d rain..

stelzz said...

thanks dear for this encouragement. we need more like it

Chizy K said...

Very inspiring and wonderfully written. keep it up....chizy-spyware.blogspot.com

aeWHYoh said...

A very apt reminder indeed. Very encouraging, especially at a time we are supposed to be passing blames around about how horrible the state of the country is. But yeah, there is Hope, and it begins with MOI. Thanks.

Okeoghene said...

Good job with this post. I enjoyed it and I have picked up my baton

Anonymous said...

Absolutely loved the opening bit bout green day's wake me up when september ends...!
T.Notes

kitkat said...

I hate that song! September is my month so why shld people sleep through it?lol :(
I cant wait for 2012 :D

dayor said...

I'm loving this...very inspiring and so on point.
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aloted said...

well said!

happy new month!

Toinlicious said...

*grabs baton and speeds off into excellence* thanx for the heads-up.

Natural Nigerian said...

"Endless possibilities abound"....that is so true.

Ginger said...

Bolting with mine. God bless and thank you.

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rethots said...

"We shed tears because our hearts feel pain but...come....into the rain, (and)let it wash away your grief,...."

Nigeria, our 'home' and so, we will "Receive the baton of a new day,....(and)take off into EXCELLENCE." for we cannot allow the generation coming after us to shed tears again.

It starts with 'us' as individuals.

*Michael Onobote* said...

"We shed tears because our hearts feel pain but I invite you to come with me into the rain"...I loved this particular line.

92 days? wow. I can still do more. Thanks for sharing dear.

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MsNana_ said...

great post x

Rhapsody B. said...

Amen
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mstizzle said...

God bless you for this.