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.

We so much devote all our energy to these material things that we sometimes forget the little acts of "looking out for our neighbors". We are so much focused on what we can do for ourselves that we forget what we can do for others. I believe the best way to help ourselves is to help people around us, help them raise the bar. Everyday we pass by people in need. It may not be material help and believe me most of the time it's not. Most of us just need you to encourage us, stand by us during the difficult moments.

In life, you are above some people and beneath some, why not lend down a helping hand to those below you and push up those above you. We ought to learn how to do something greater than us- something that helps someone to be happy or experience pain less.

Everyone values the gift of unexpected assistance and those who supply it. A smile goes a long way. Most times it isn't the gift but the heart/hand behind the gift. Being kind is a way of living that we keep giving, long after the kind thoughts, words, and actions have taken place.

Brian Tracy wrote that "successful people are always looking for opportunity to help others. Unsuccessful people  are always asking, 'what's in it for me?'

Lots of people are screaming for help, because behind the facade and charade of that pretty face, there is an hurting person. There are tears behind those smiles to hide some of the hurt.
Will you today, get out of your own way and lend a helping hand? Will you today, pause and think about that girl/boy that needs a word of encouragement.

Something you do to help others actually do last forever.

I dedicate this post to  Uncle Tunde Omopariola (Baba nice),  Afolashade Lawal, Nwakaego Abuah ,Afeniforo Olabode, Olukemi Ogunro and Abiola Asake Oyeniran whose lives are MY case study on Helping People.

I am Famuyide Olawale
I am a reader not a Writer.

14 comments:

  1. You are far too kind, sir.
    We all indeed would do better with kind words which is most needed in our low points in life's journey.
    I personally know how far encouraging words/actions and constructive criticism (also needed too) have taken me. The 'burden' seemed lighter. :)
    Thank you for sharing.

    Ego.

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  2. Its such a nice writeup and I see a lot of sense in it that what you do to help others goes a long way and such deeds is been appreciated and remembered forever.its a gOod thing to help those in need and reward shouldn't be expected in return from such person but from God our creator.keep up the good work Master Famuyide.........by Adedoja Bayode

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  3. So I am a firm believer in the fact that everyone deserve a chance at a better and a easier life. So whatever you can offer (it may be a kind/encouraging word, a smile, hug, a pat on the back, listening hear) to make someone's life easier pls don't ever hestitate to give it. We reallly need a world with a little less of hatred and more love. A gift you give with love lasts forever. Thank you Olawale for reminding us.

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  4. Many times, the good you do to others waits for you down the road. Famuyide, thanks for the encouragement!

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