Its certainly important you know the right people. It is very wonderful to be around people you care about and complete the circle of happiness.
Today is Tuesday.
This week has been a mixed grill. I went to Church this Sunday after over two weeks of being absent. Calm the thoughts; I have not backslidden, its work related. So after a wonderful message in Church, I made use of my rare free time to visit a beautiful family – Mr & Mrs. Arkorful.
As I got home,I was welcomed with a love packed hug, my love metre broke. Nostalgic moments of her impact during my secondary school days flashed through my mind. Some got stuck, others went into the red room of my mind, and came out as stable pictures. I had not seen her for 8 years.
I so loved the Arkorful’s that I chose to spend one of my Secondary school holidays in their house at Adesoye College, Offa. It was a memorable time.
It was in this mood that I got a call from a brother I respect. “ Ope , where in Akure are you?”, he asked. Before I could answer, the called ended. Already worried, I looked through my phone to see a ping from my Fake writing project , Samantha( We are supposed to have produced her book since, but I don’t know….and I was doing it for free. I definitely would charge my next client). They were involved in some issues and were being driven to Akure; a City none of them had ever been in.
They were a group of friends,coming back from a wonderful marriage of another Great friend,Emmanuel.Moses( My brother and inspiration), Samantha- One of the ladies with the best of minds currently alive,Ilodi- A new friend and Victor- A fellow billionaire that I got to know more during this two days of stress, fun and love.
In my pastor’s words “They have brought your people to you in another way”. They were victims of the consequences of the corrupt system. To cut the long story short, the car they were travelling in was seized (By whom? Na another gist be that jare) and brought to the command’s office in Akure.
I called and called. We made calls, talking to somebody who knew somebody… Thought and thought. Praying, we prayed. At last, after paying a tangible sum of money (Which is a blessed sum, considering the Buhari Economy), the car was home. Then we were relived and we made the best use of the time.We went out to play.
This week showed me something, happiness is people. Have the right people around, be equipped with the needed means; you will be happy. Anytime you have to spend with excellent people, make use of it. Build a network of excellent people. This is my best Monday this year, and it came after my most stressful Sunday. The people made the difference.
On the Nigerian issue, the country needs to strengthen its systems to deal with corruption through digitalizing the process. A lot of Nigerians innocently suffer for things that could have been avoided with a strong system. We will get there.
Thank you Moses, I was already indebted to you, I cherish and value your friendship. Samantha, I am grateful to God for allowing me know her, she has a breathtaking mind. Ilodi, my new friend- I am already preparing to attend your wedding. Victor, hmmm.
I miss them already!