Tuesday, 31 December 2013

Push-ups for 2014



Let’s think about push-ups, for a moment, before we get involved in the next year.

If you got down on the floor, right now, how many push-ups could you do? Six, ten, twelve. Let’s say you can do ten. Then, wait two weeks and try it again. How many? Probably ten, again.

But, if you do ten today, and try again, tomorrow, and the next, how many do you think you could be doing after two weeks? Probably thirty, forty, or more. Why? Because the muscles in your shoulders and your arms become stronger with each day’s attempt. You are conditioning them to respond to a greater challenge each day and the daily increase in the number of push-ups you can do is only a small example of what you can accomplish in a specific period of time which, today, seems almost impossible.

Monday, 16 December 2013

In Case You Missed It


Fámúyîdé Oláwálé @famuyideolawale "Even if you miss the target, you will still hit something"

That tweet summarises my evaluation of my life in 2013.

I believe dreams, visions, and ideas are all things that drive us as individuals. We set goals, we make plans on how to go about our various goals, investing time, money and energy, cultivating this our goal, nourishing it daily. We hope that it will be the breakthrough, the big break. We give up personal comfort, sacrificing lots of things because we believe that this goal/target must work.

Sunday, 10 November 2013

Unwanted Realities....


There are times when all things seem off, boring and uninspiring. When the motivation to move on is lacking. Believe me, roses have torns, and no, I am not seeing the cup as half empty. It is just the reality. Some try so hard to be positive that they deny reality and focus only on the positive. Being fearful to accept the negative reality does not mean that the negativity will disappear. It simply means that you are acknowledging the fact that there is a problem that needs to be solved.

Thursday, 3 October 2013

Imagination: A Super Creature


The future lies in ideas ~ Tomisin Ajiboye

It was in the early hours on a Tuesday and my imagination was trudging once again. I consider my imagination as my easiest and fastest escape to anywhere in and out of this world. In fact I refer to myself as an imaginative traveler. If I find myself lost in my imagination, I could just build my kingdom there and make myself the king. Yes, it could be that good. Let us save my imaginative tips for another day.

Saturday, 21 September 2013

The Gift Called Sorry


Do you find it hard to apologize? Do you think saying sorry brings you down? Apologizing never has been easy, and it never will be. Admitting when you're wrong can be one of the most difficult things you'll ever have to do.

"Sorry is hardest to say when it matters most.”― Ebehi Iyoha

Saturday, 14 September 2013

Tope Aigba: Variety is the Spice of Life; You are an Original.

Some days back during a conversation with a close friend and brother, Uncle D (@temensa on twitter) , we discussed on the phrase “variety is the spice of life”. The context of which people think and act on this phrase has been one sided and stereotyped into the male-female relationship.

In whatever way you look and think about this saying, variety is indeed the spice of life.

No man (male and female) created by God is the same. In our composition and make-up, is the originality and special attribute that makes each one of us different from the other. Even in the case of Siamese twins, they are still very different from each other in attributes.

Sunday, 8 September 2013

The Epistle of Learner to the People of the world by Ayobami Sholola

The Epistle of Learner to the People of the World  Chapter 1 vs 1 - 30

1. Brethren, I bring you warm greetings from everyone here in the school of Pure and Applied Wisdom. It is with great pleasure to write to you

2. As thou knoweth that Learning is a treasure that follows its owner (the learner) everywhere and through this wonderful adventure, I have been led into some truths which have eventually set me free.

3. Therefore, I bring you these truths in the name of the first Learner, whose knowledge can be compared to none and experience - immeasurable.

Saturday, 24 August 2013

Don't be a Bottleneck

"The best way to get things done is to do it yourself"- Unknown

Some people have come to believe the above quote so well that, they literally do most of the "jobs". Getting a job done....done well is the target, but should we wear ourselves thin because of that? Do we have to stretch ourselves till we are no longer fit to get the job done? Do you have to shatter yourself mentally and physically so as to get something done by doing it yourself? Are we so credit starved that instead of sharing responsibility, we stick our neck into job so as to be sole beneficiary of the credits? Are we too scared to allow our subordinate to outshine us?  

Wednesday, 21 August 2013

The Business Gospel




A reading according to Tomisin Chapter 1: Verses1-10

1And thy spirit of business came upon me and said to me “Take this words I have given thou today and share it among thy readers’ I tell thou most solemnly, none of these words shall be useful unless well managed and applied.

2When the time came for me to show you income, no one can stop me but your attitude and your nonchalant approach to dealing with me. Verily I say unto you, no entrepreneur shall earn a long time profit except it comes through creativity and following my words cautiously. 3Pursue the creation of income… Not wealth. The world I created is full of majority of people who reach old age near the poverty level. If thou do not begin doing what few people who get it right are doing, you will become a very sad statistic.4The truth is thy research and thy application can take thou where thou desire to go. Please do not let the devil deceive you otherwise.

Sunday, 18 August 2013

Tope Aigba : Are We Our Brothers' Keeper?

Some months ago, we woke up to the news of losing one of our prominent daughters Ewa, a make-up artist, during child birth.

Last week, Iyke @judgeiyke and Opeyemi @flofash's conversations on twitter brought it up again. It was in the course of following their conversation that I knew that Nigeria ranked 2nd in the global index of maternal deaths.

One begins to wonder why this should be so in a country that is so rich and blessed!

Tuesday, 13 August 2013

The Amazing Miracle



It was on a Friday; 29th of October, 1982 inside a blue coloured Peugeot 505 at around 1:35am in the morning. I was born. Yes, I was born inside the car just three blocks from the State hospital. Oh, and the car wasn't my parents'. It was neighbours'.

I made my amazing entrance inside a car. The amazing miracle couldn't wait to make his entrance. I wanted to see the world as soon as possible. I wanted to breathe fresh air, feel touch, smile and laugh.
I remembered my mum telling me that I ran to meet her the first day I walked. Impatient as ever to get things done, I didn’t even wait to crawl too. She also said that I brought out four milk teeth at once! What a child!
Being the first child, I had to grow a little fast. I had to be responsible for my younger ones. I had to take care of them, feed them and generally be their Voltron.

Saturday, 10 August 2013

Beautiful Past


Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards. Søren

How many times have we heard the phrase about forgetting the past. Letting go of the past so as to enjoy the present and focus on the future. Well if you haven't heard that before, which I seriously doubt, here is what Buddha says about the past. "Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment." It's really cool huh? Yes it is. Don't dwell on the past, forget the past and move on. That statement is so true and holds some truth in itself, but...

Sunday, 4 August 2013

Surround Yourself With Positive People

We all have a purpose in this world; something that we were meant to do to make a difference and help make the world a better place. Each and every one of us has a special gift inside of us that makes us unique, and it’s only a matter of time before we realize what that special gift is, how to open it up, and how to share it with the world. After all, the world won’t know what you are capable of until you show them. Right? Tapping into this power requires a combination of things (i.e. Being optimistic about life, having a strong desire to positively impact the lives of others, and surrounding yourself with positive people.

Tuesday, 30 July 2013

A million word

I am in no mood to munch up words today. Let us just accept randomness and flip through. After all, pictures speak a million word.

Accentuate the positive. Find the basic truth about your idea and dramatize it.


You Should oh
Few moments when we have options out what we do not have
I ditched this out of my favourite picture collections.
shhhhh!
Honestly, this truth hit me always.
Holds laugh!
I made this a valentine's day 2010
This wasn't mine. Femi was practicing with PS. Jobless right?
Before I begin posting what I shouldn't, I will stop here.
We can't keep ruminating words all the time. Just chillax and leave a comment below. Daalu.

I am @tomisinajiboye 

Saturday, 27 July 2013

Genesis; Discpline


Hello, did you miss the first part of the gist? check it Here

I actually thought of writing about Competition/Comparison after reading some back and forth argument on a tech site but later changed my mind. And because Ayobami Sholola has written a little bit about Comparison.

Thursday, 25 July 2013

Tope Aigba: Beyond The Petitions To Save The Girl Child, Lets Move To Second Gear


The #ChildNotBride Campaign: What it is all about.

On Friday 19th July 2013, the frenzy move for the #girlchild began after the failure of the Senate to expunge S.29 (4B) of the CFRN that was undergoing amendment.

So as not to be misrepresented, I’ll explain what transpired and why we took the stand we did. 

Thursday, 11 July 2013

OPEYEMI FASHETAN - The Need and Case for Feminism

This is What a Feminist Looks Like
 Feminism seeks to achieve equal social, political, and all other rights of women equal to those of men.Simple, but that sums up an entire world of rhetoric as seen in the modern world. The misconceptions and ignorance of that word and how it works deserves several conferences, research teams, white papers and interviews; and it still will not be enough.

I have come to understand that the word ‘Feminism’ is associated with a lot of misgivings. Some men take to their heels at the sound of the word. Some people say feminists are anti-men in all respects. My friend, Niyi Abiri, thinks feminists are afraid of being female. Another friend, ayoSholola, thinks I shouldn't be associated with such word. I understand all the emotions, feelings, and thoughts on feminism, but I am unapologetically a feminist.

Over the years, there have been issues that affect women, men and the society in general. I have heard people label them women issues, when it comes to rape, family planning, maternal mortality, sexual harassment, fistula, FGM – Female Genital Mutilation, equality, and oppression. But the truth is this: it is everyone’s business. No society would thrive in the midst of women oppression. We have basically tried to justify some of these things by entwining culture and religion. Culture should not be a source of sadness or used as a tool to justify unfair treatment of anyone. So also is religion.

Monday, 8 July 2013

Genesis: Handling A New Beginning

"Nothing so difficult as a beginning"

Do you remember when you thought up that idea? Or when you were offered that amazing job? Or the thrill of the admission? You could not wait to start out, you were all happy about the opportunity to do something new, to start a new thing. You’re consuming every book and material you could lay your hands on, asking different authorities about your dream idea or job.
But alas... having started for some times now, those thrills now seem ancient, frustration and difficulties are all staring at you in the face. The jolly journey is slowly becoming a nightmare.

Monday, 1 July 2013

TOPE AIGBA: DO YOU LOVE ME TO HURT ME? PART 3

The journey into DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AND ABUSE started about two weeks ago, where we discussed about what it was. We went on to enumerate and explain the forms of domestic violence and abuse which comprises of Physical abuse, Sexual abuse, Emotional or Psychological abuse and Economic abuse. More of this can be seen here in Part 1.

In the second series, we discussed the causes of domestic violence and abuse. What is the rationale behind forcefully and deliberately hurting another person? Some reasons and counter reasons were given but I summarized it all into 4 via;

Ø  Observation
Ø  Culture, tradition and institution
Ø  Technological advancement and
Ø  No legal back up.

The fact that domestic violence is learnt by observation and through other areas means that the perpetrator’s behavior can be corrected and change effected and that is what we are embarking on now.

Saturday, 29 June 2013

As smart as Sony Xperia z














                                                                                                                                                                     
I haven’t really been a huge fan of smartphones until I encountered and had this divine connection with my new Xperia Z; I happened to get hold of it a month after it was released in the UK. It isn't  the best smart phone in the market and for sure it might not be the best looking phone in carphone warehouse, but I’m in love with it anyways. The instant I opened the case, me and my Xperia Z connected and we jelled like jelly beans. Don’t be jealous of our relationship but I’m pretty sure you have your connection with your iPhone, blackberry; whatever phone you have with you that connects you to the world.

Sunday, 23 June 2013

DO YOU LOVE ME TO HURT ME? PART 2

WHAT ARE THE CAUSES OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE & ABUSE?

Last week, I wrote on a very sensitive issue in our society that has eaten deep into the fabrics of our lives, DOMESTIC VIOLENCE. After reading and re-reading it, My Brother Ayobami opined that the article is not complete unless I delve deeper into the causes of domestic violence and subsequently how it can be eradicated or at the most, reduced to the barest minimum.

What are the causes of domestic violence? What will make a man/woman/parent/child abuse that person you profess to love? Why would you want to hurt someone you love?

Saturday, 22 June 2013

Into The Unknown

"If you are not willing to risk the unusual, you will have to settle for the ordinary" – Jim Rohn

Everyone loves a good  life. Where everything seems to be perfect and working out according to the script. We hope for perfection, we shy away from pain and tear, when things that cause us pains occur, we feel that the world is definitely upside down. We love our comfort zone. It seems we've created this line of thought that "if we expect too much, then we are likely to experience disappointment." Our lives seem perfect, we have "perfect" jobs, family and everything.

Wednesday, 19 June 2013

#LearnersDiary: Lesson 3 - Acts of Movin'On

Learning is a treasure that will follow its owner (the Learner) everywhere - Chinese proverbs

My act of learning in the past few years has continued to broaden my thinking horizon. Serious questions has been raised from deep within, and immeasurable time has been invested to find answers. As you should know, effective learning situations require time for thinking and studying. I tried to learn more so i can do less to succeed. Meanwhile, as I continue to learn, I felt so uncomfortable not sharing what I have learned and this is what lead me into this LearnersDiary series, and with the feedbacks i have received in the past few weeks, I am motivated to continue and today I present to you, #LearnersDiary: Lesson 3.

Saturday, 15 June 2013

Tope Aigba: Do You Love Me to Hurt Me?

On Friday 14th June, my brother Ayobami Sholola @ayosholola and I were chatting when he said something about “life issues & perspectives” and it struck a chord in me and the word “Women Battering” flashed through my mind. On getting back to my office, I began to think and ruminate on the thought. I consulted a friend @ameh_arome that have an ongoing advocacy against every form of domestic violence & rape and he was of great help.

Studying and researching revealed that writing on “Women battering” is narrowing the issue down to just an aspect of the matter whereas the wider and more encompassing matter is on DOMESTIC VIOLENCE.

Monday, 10 June 2013

#Dazzall

As I sat down to write this article, I’m at a loss for how to start it. I sat like this for a little while – procrastinating, checking Pings and Twitter simutaneouly, pouring a glass of water. I decided to get up and soak some Garri ganished with groundnut and sugar. Maybe something will come to me.

… and BANG – there it is. Almost as soon as I walk away from the keyboard, the idea hits me that I should start by writing about what I do to find the words or the ideas I need.

When I’m stuck for an idea, I get up, call Sugar-baby, gist with her, walk… whatever I need to do to shift the need to create something from the forefront of my mind. In my research into creativity I have found my instinctive way of opening myself to ideas is quite common.

My approach to overcoming a mental block is affirmed by Jonah Lehrer in his book Imagine: the science of creativity (a must read for all). He writes that it is often after we’ve stopped searching for it that an answer arrives. He explains that while our conscious mind is preoccupied with a routine activity, a part of our unconscious mind is directed inwards toward a stream of consciousness emanating from the right hemisphere of our brain that enable us to the join the dots that lead to new insights. In contrast, focusing attention on solving a problem can actually prevent our brain from making the connections necessary for insight.

Saturday, 8 June 2013

The In-Between

Watching a HBO series titled Veep, season 2 episode 3, a character named Kent said a statement that rang a bell in me. He said "Waiting is not doing nothing". I wrote it down immediately. I decided to think about the word of that statement.

Patience is Waiting Without Complaints.
Life is about precision and timing, its about striking at the right moment. Patience may be a virtue, but it isn't always easy to wait when you're anticipating an important event or something you really want. Let me use the example of Lions. Whenever a pride of lions are hunting, they don't just attack their prey, they patiently "stalk" it. They take their time to study its movement, without raising any suspicion. Now during the waiting movement, we can't say that " oh those lions are not doing anything," infact a high percentage of the hunting is done while the wait. They will lie low waiting for the prey to get as close as possible.

Monday, 3 June 2013

Adesewa Olarewaju - WORK IN PROGRESS











So many questions has been left unanswered in life, recently I got so bothered about few, especially the ones that relates to our personal life, our engagement, what we venture in, family and so on. I decided to focus on those that concerns me most - job, work or whatever we may call it.

 "Where do you work? what's your job like? How many hours do you work? Is it a flexible job? " 

Thursday, 30 May 2013

The Strength of Weakness



Acceptance is not convincing yourself that something is right when it is wrong. Acceptance is a life long process that we need to revisit every now and again.  Do you know your strengths and weaknesses? It seems like a simple enough question — pretty straightforward. We all know where we excel and where we come up short. We put on a brave face, but deep inside chide ourselves, “If I could just get better, everything would be different.”

Monday, 27 May 2013

Children's Day Special - Poem

Smiles as pure as the springs
Trust, joy, hope beyond things
Dreams cracking the doubt of reality
these I carry to share with humanity

To the dawn of each day
I build dreams
While the sun and moon war for dawn
I war for my dreams to fly

Today I plead for a world
Vague of dearth, safe for me to grow
I have a dream... save it
I see fear... kill it
I abhor doubt... swallow it
My smile is threatened
Child labour, rape, violence, gender inequality...
I need a world to spread my wings in possibilities
Save tomorrow by saving me! 


Olajumoke Rasaq

Aladeloba Babatunde - Are they still children?



Recently, I was caught in between the audacity shown by a teenage boy to hit his mother and the shock expressed by the aged woman. Details of the happening i wasn't interested in, because no reason I thought should justify such courage. Its the 21st century and I can gladly say that a lot of transformations have taken place, all to benefit humanity, the continuous innovations in science has birthed advanced technology; we now have smart phones that will connect us to all parts of the world,  ‘posh cars’ for comfort while driving and even our governmental system has escaped from the predatory autocracy (military) to democracy, but one change has saddened my heart and that is LOSS OF MORALITY especially; children, they have lost their innocence.

Tuesday, 21 May 2013

#LearnersDiary: Lesson 2 - Self Evaluation


I guess I don’t need any more introductions; everyone now calls me a Learner. The last time on twitter, @Questionnaire asked people to copy (or mention) a learner they know, I was so surprised, more than 50 tweeps including that “slim taller than thou boy” called Demola (@OccupyNaija) copied (or mentioned) me *SMH*. It’s amazing how people learn so fast when it comes to name calling.

Okay, thank God I made it back again, this is not a remix though; it’s another lesson from my diary. Two weeks ago I started with Comparison and I appreciate all your comments. On this one too, I urge you to please enlighten me more with your contributions and comments.

So what have I learned?

Saturday, 18 May 2013

Some things Do last Forever


Nothing lasts forever, they say. Life will definitely come to an end, a popular belief. So what do people mean when they talk of an "indelible mark", a "lasting impact", "leaving marks on the sands of time". If nothing truly lasts forever, why should I care about things like these remarks. I thought about this and realized that everything material fades away and ultimately loses meaning.

 We all want the best things in life, we want to have it all, we spend and are being spent so as to have all the good things life can offer. We are busy running from pole to pole. We get up at 4am and retire at 12am on the average. Don't get me wrong, I want to have the best of everything and I certainly think you also want the same. I know  that it's better to cry in an Audi A8L 3.OT than in a "keke napep". Life offers goodies that we daily pursue, we all want these goodies. My point is we all want to be comfortable and this isn't a crime.

Tuesday, 14 May 2013

Rejoinder: Greatness does not come by obsession, it comes by Grace!


I am suppose to publish the Lesson 2 of my new #LearnersDairy series which I started last week and am sure a lot of you will be surprised why I didn’t do so. Well am so sorry, some things need to be given more serious urgent attention. I guess I changed course earlier this week to loud what I have been thinking for the past two weeks on Famuyide Olawale's assertion of greatness being a product of obsession, if you have not read it, then please don’t continue this, you will get confused. Greatness comes with obsession can be found here

I have read this article so many times and I must confess it was quite inspiring and very motivational. I love the way he drove the concept of obsession as the needed catalyst for greatness but the real me didn't agree with this fact and that is the prime essence of this article.

Thursday, 9 May 2013

Just like a Superman


You may be wondering why I chose to write on this topic today, it should have been my first introductory topic considering the depth I have travelled already. I have a major weakness, I assume intelligence a lot but it has served as my strength many more times too, so I was never worried about working on it as a weakness but rather manage it, to continually transform it to strength in dealing with people.

I was at a business breakfast in Lagos Business School this last Saturday and it was an awesome networking moment and a great tweeting moment too. I could not totally say that I wasted my time and energy because I met great minds and it is the cause of this write up. Starting from the beginning of the business meeting through to the end, the three speakers didn't impress me a bit with their witty-wash talks and shabby dressing. Hey, I am not the “know-it-all” type; I always want to learn more every day. In fact, it was learning more that took me there in the first place; you think I like to waste my time intentionally? Duh! Anyway, let us get down to the full gist and stop wasting precious time 

Tuesday, 7 May 2013

Randomness




"MY NAME IS BANKOLE,AND I CAN DO MANY THINGS" - via Lordbanks


Some people have the gift of randomness. The ability to move through things and glean from all and also make use of it all. They also have a lot of fun and give a new meaning to the word spontaneous. They are not easily defined, they are fluid that take the shape of their containing vessels. They can easily pick up new skills and adapt with ease. This is what I call the Beauty of Randomness.

"True randomness is like true perfection: Without a correlation in reality" - The Atomic Clock

Wednesday, 1 May 2013

#LearnersDiary: Lesson I - Comparison


Learning is a treasure that will follow its owner (the Learner) everywhere - Chinese proverbs

Everyone knows am a learner, some don't understand why I adopted the name, some does without asking questions, I guess those ones understands life  and the need for growth and unlimited knowledge.

Some preferred to be called an earner instead of a learner, I guess they don't understand the gravity of their wish because when you stop learning, you get stuck; you won't earn more than you are getting already.

Am an earner too, considering my annual take home, but apart from that, I have learnt to nourish my inner self which in the long run  has helped my outward appearance. I  also believe the more I learn, the more I earn,  the more I give.

Tuesday, 30 April 2013

The Pain of Rejection


"There's nothing like rejection to make you do an inventory of yourself" - James Lee Burke,

Ok. I hope this won't be too personal for me. Have you ever felt like the door is slammed on your face? The thought of throwing in the towel after series of let-downs. Rejection, it hurts. No matter what the size or severity, rejection is one of the biggest challenges to self-love. I have been there, in fact I lived through it, breathed and dined with rejection.If you read my piece  "In search of me" you will have seen the traces and scars of rejection I experienced. I don't think there is anyone who has not faced rejection and some are facing it right now as you are reading this. Is rejection part of our journey in life?

Tuesday, 23 April 2013

Greatness Comes With Obsession


As usual, I came on twitter to see what is happening around me, since twitter has become my news and learning app. Then, I saw these tweets from @omojuwa and they got me thinking.


" Hard not to get what you daily obsess about if your obsession is backed with effort" - Omojuwa

" Sir Alex Ferguson keeps winning because he is obsessed with winning. Greatness comes with its obsessions" -Omojuwa

" Arsene Wenger only needs to be obsessed with winning a trophy as he is with getting a top 4 finish" - Omojuwa


What readily comes to your mind when you hear the word OBSESSION? Is it the image of a guy who can get enough of a lady? A higher percentage of people believe that obsession is an evil, dirty vice. Obsession is a powerful force that gives focus and clarity.

Sunday, 14 April 2013

DO SOMETHING BIG!


In the long run, we’re all fertilizer, that’s a guarantee.

But what about the other long run effects?

In the long run, we all learn that…

happiness is a gift we give ourselves.

being nice and kindhearted wins out.

going the extra mile pays off.

simplicity is the key to good life.

time is more important than money.

the best things in life are free.

Saturday, 6 April 2013

A Peak Into The Future


June 21, 2041

Dear Son,

Congratulations on your baby-to-be! I remember the feeling your mom and I had when we discovered you would be born, way back in 2014. I know, I know—it was a very long time ago. But I remember the anticipation and the angst we felt knowing we were about to introduce another child into this world.

I’ve intended to say something to you for a long time but never found the words. I guess it’s easier for me to write them than to say them to your face. I know it sounds cliché, but you’ll be raising your child in such a different world than the one you grew up in. Everything’s changed. In your early years, life seemed so easy; you were on top of the world. We hovered over you, intending to pave the way for your education and your career. We wanted you to know we believed in you; that you were special and could do anything you set your mind to. We wanted your self-esteem and self-confidence to be rock solid.

Thursday, 4 April 2013

Fear Can Be A Good Thing!


Courage is not the absence of fear, Courage is the mastery of fear - Mark Twain

You might have heard the popular saying ‘Fear = False Events Appearing Real’, Because I have. Many times People tell you not to be scared, not to panic, that all will be well. Yes, all will definitely be well, but I say, please be fearful!!!

Fear is an emotion designed to keep us alive. In our primitive days it kept us aware of our surroundings, suspicious of harmful situations and weary of unknown territory. Ask yourself, ‘Would you rather play it safe to not risk failure or would you rather risk failure to really live and do what your heart tells you that you should do?’

Fear helps us learn empathy and protects us from danger. But fearlessness, brain research suggests, is linked to lack of morality and hence, violent and criminal behavior - Unknown

Wednesday, 3 April 2013

Adesewa Olarewaju: THE TEA CUP & THE POTTER

I'm not sure if you are familiar with the teacup story; I have heard it several times, in fact in different versions.  Recently, I was listening to Joel Osteen’s sermon, and he told the story again, I guess it resurfaced at a good time…. So I thought I should retell the story to you; to the best of my ability.

There was a couple that loves to go shopping for antiques. One day they were in a small country store. Up on the shelve they saw the most stunning tea cup they had ever seen; it was magnificent, irresistible to the eye. As they stood there admiring it. Suddenly the tea cup began to talk. It said….

TEACUP:  “You know I have not always looked like this; there was a time that nobody wanted me. I wasn't attractive; I was just a hard lump of clay, gathering dust. Then this potter came along, took me, dust off some of the dirt off me and began to shape me and mould me. And I said “hey!  What are you doing?