A blessing is literally something that helps you or brings you happiness. If we want to then be religious or spiritual about it, it’s anything good that God has given you through grace. Today, I am supposed to write about five of these things.
My family is a blessing to me and even to themselves. When I was a kid, I used to see other rich families and wish that maybe one day one of their parents would come and identify me as their long lost daughter who got missing or exchanged during birth. (Don’t judge, we all did it). As I grew up, I began to realise that there was always more to the smiley faces, perfect family portraits and matching outfits. I realised that every family had their unique struggles, I realised that some families weren’t even families in the true sense. I realised what I had. I had and felt love in its crudest and purest form: unreserved, unconditional and clean. My family is a blessing to me and the lessons they have thought me are actually what is getting me through life as it is.
A lot of times when people meet me and discover the things I can do, they accuse me of emulating the foolish servant in the bible who buried his own talents in the ground and returned it to his master the same way. I am multi-talented and it is very confusing. In fact, it is a blessing and a curse at the same time because, I usually end up confused when I try to think about what to do with what I have. To be honest, I am surprised at how I strongly decided to become an Architect because there are a lot of things I could have chosen to be at that point in my life, even now. Of all my talents and gifts which include creativity, the one I most appreciate and value is the ability to learn. I am a very teachable human being. Seems very insignificant right? One of the greatest gifts I have is my “teachability”. I am a learner. I learn by looking, listening and even feeling.
During Christmas a few years back, a family friend came to visit and our parents asked us all to come and greet them in the living room. I wasn’t quite ready to see them, so all my siblings had gone before I went to greet them. When I entered the living room to greet her she asked and I quote: “I have not seen you before, are you a day student or a boarding student?”. Ladies and gentlemen I am sure that at that point, I am sure I was either in my final year in the university or my entry level in my postgraduate programme. It’s safe to say that I am the second smallest person in my family and the smallest is my 8 year-old brother. I am the first child out of five (four girls and one boy) and I am 7 years older than the last girl but you cannot tell. Not to toot my own horn but join me as I sing Jay Z’s Forever Young. Forrrreevverrr youuuunnggggg
I have been blessed with very few good friends who are unique in their different ways but have stood by me and made me happy in their own ways as well. I am a natural helper and hijacker of people’s problems but these set of people have helped the helper in many ways than none. The funny thing is that I am not even a good friend to these people and I don’t deserve their friendships but they are there for me when I need them. They listen to my many banters and encourage me how they can. God bless them for me.
Yup, you read right. There’s not much to say, I am blessed to have me. I am awesome, I am beautiful, I will be great and when I become great, I will be there to witness it all.
That’s all for Day 12 guys.
See you on Day 13