DAY 11: Obehi

I present the most troublesome person I’ve ever met since my existence on planet earth! Enjoy!
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Shouldn’t I be thankful?

I’m asking myself why I shouldn’t be thankful. Shouldn’t I be thankful for being alive? Shouldn’t I be thankful for having a family that loves me? Shouldn’t I be thankful that I and my mother are still fighting each other because I refused to take an offer that puts me on world stage? Shouldn’t I be thankful for a mother that wants to give me all that she can, things she never got? Shouldn’t I be thankful for a mother that works so hard to fight me so much for not wanting to take the world now that I’m so young? Shouldn’t I be thankful for the industry that allows people like me, people different from others have a space and get paid? Shouldn’t I be thankful for always having something to do as I wait for that perfect placing? Shouldn’t I be thankful for friends I met this year? Shouldn’t I be thankful for the great women I met in the BAT room? Shouldn’t I be thankful for always giving my best on everything I do? Shouldn’t I be thankful that I know when to leave an assignment? Shouldn’t I be thankful that I still have the opportunity to look at 400 teenagers and carry them in my heart? Shouldn’t I be thankful that August came this year and there was no event in my family? Shouldn’t I be thankful that my mother is perfectly well? Shouldn’t I be thankful that my boss is asking me to stay with him and not move on? Shouldn’t I be thankful that I have the greatest sisters in the world? Shouldn’t I be thankful that I have a grandfather to always argue with? Shouldn’t I be thankful that I still have the same young lady in my head after four years? Shouldn’t I be thankful that I have a kid sister I’m so in love with? Shouldn’t I be thankful that I had a baby this year? Shouldn’t I be thankful that I’m always failing but God had been unwaveringly faithful? Shouldn’t I be thankful that even without my prayers and supplications, God is still God and doesn’t need my input to be God? Shouldn’t I be thankful that I have not lost my unserious ways? Shouldn’t I be thankful for Joan Samson, Fehintoluwa Adebanjo, and Titilayo Akinrinola? Shouldn’t I be thankful for all the love I had from friends and family? Shouldn’t I be thankful for Oluwakayode Adigun? Shouldn’t I be thankful for people who know me so well that I can’t hide from them? Shouldn’t I be thankful? I’m still asking questions.

I enjoyed myself in 2013. It might not look like it on the outside but those who know me very well know I enjoyed myself in 2013. The people God brought into my life; the people that left me; the people I walked away from; the assignments I took and didn’t take; the opportunities I missed, utilized and walked away from; what else can I say? I enjoyed 2013 and God was indeed my heritage. He made all things possible for me.

I will always have the bad times, it’s the way life is served to us all as a meal but I will continually be unserious about it and make every minute of that not so good season be valuable lessons for my life.

I want to be unserious the more. I want to be better at what I do every minute and Love the Lord my God with all of my heart and strength.

I wish I could write something for you all to understand but the deepest things in my heart are best served this way.

I hope I made sense of why I need to be more thankful in 2014.

It’s a new day,

Obehi……2014

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16 Comments

  1. Lol… You should be thankful. I thought it was a questionnaire post at first with all the questions but now I know better. Have a blissful 2014 🙂

  2. Lol! One of the bestphilosopical pieces I’ve read based on proper understanding of the writer. You spoke my heart… I am indeed thankful for all things.

  3. 9ce piece! It’s funny how we preoccupy ourselves with the BIG issues of life that we strive to achieve of our own, forgetting that those supposed “little” things which are free are actually the most valuable and best things in life. A spouse that adjusts your tie, a child that welcomes you back home, a baby that messes up your dress and giggles, a family member that calls and corrects, a friend that taps your shoulder, etc are actually those things that keep life going but are FREE. We MUST be grateful for EVERYTHING, even those things we consider little. Merry Christmas……… Pa Kay

  4. I am so grateful to God for the things he did and for the ones he is doing,though sometimes these things look so LITTLE but the fact is when we gather these little “things”as we call them,they add up to a lot and much more…I thank God for this year can’t wait for 2014..nicely written obehi.

  5. Indeed, we ought to be grateful to God bcos one of the signs of the endtime is that men will become “ungrateful”…. We must at all times show to God,family,friends,colleauguesand sundry how blessed we are to have them and what great impact they have on our lives.
    Merry Christmas from Ibukunoluwapo

  6. I guess we all have something to be thankful for. I just wish it would become a lifestyle and not that event on special occasions that we make thanksgiving out to be

  7. It’s amazing how complicated we make life sound… I like this. ‘Shouldn’t I be thankful that I have not lost my unserious ways?’. That’s my favourite line here :D. I for one I’m grateful for that! Thank you for this, Obehi.

  8. Bravo!
    Hummm! Perry’s Tots, nice! Now that was sincere! I initially started reading and assumed it must be one of those forwarded lousy write ups but my bad! Thanks for sharing. I’ve got more reasons to be thankful! Merry Christmas to y’all and a fulfilling 2014! Cheers

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