2014, 2015, I hope you’re ready … that MI line always pops into my head nowadays when I think of 2014 in my head.
Back to the matter, 2014 has been good. 2013 was a year I moved on from an old, stable, good job to the great unknown and I must confess I have been blessed not to regret it.
My year started in earnest with new environments to grapple with, new friends to make, new bosses to impress and having to prove myself all over again. It was not as easy as I expected, but it isn’t as bad as some people had predicted.
All in all, it has been a good year and what I call a “dull” one. Isn’t it a dull one when you don’t have news of escaping accidents like I shared in my review here last year? LINK. Isn’t it a dull one when God has been good to you health wise and kept you and yours in one good piece? It certainly is, but you know what? I like how “dull” this year has been and I pray for many “dull” years like this to come.
It has been a year of answered prayers for me and my loved ones; my brother had a baby after several years of marriage and several other pieces of good news dotted the year. As the year winds down, I hope many more will be recounted in the days to come – It’s never too late. I was able to fulfill a small part of my goal for the year, which is to give more and more to the needy and for this I am really thankful. This brings me to a thought that has stuck with me for some time: Is it ok to give because of the empathy, or because God says you should give and that He’ll bless you in ten-fold? Isn’t that being selfish by being altruistic? Such an irony, but I wonder sometimes. I digress though and still hope I can do better at this giving thing come 2015.
One sad spot for me this year has been the spate of murder and wanton disregard for human life in my country Nigeria over the last one year. We as a people have even grown apathetic to news of bombings, kidnaps and wanton killings, such that it is met by the slightest of shrugs and sighs. It is a sad state of affairs that we find ourselves in now. Only one thing I ask of us in 2015, if I may, please do exercise your power at the polls. We can effect change and it starts from each individual in the society. I do not want to use this medium to campaign for anyone, but please let us all try to be better people and Nigerians in 2015. May God help us all.
In conclusion, did I already tell you I want my 2015 to be “dull”?
God bless us all.
Tayo, I’m really happy for you and your family. When God was arranging you, you might have sensed it wasn’t really you he was arranging but the people he has tied you to in life. Never stop giving. We give because that’s why we were given things in the first place. Why does the caged bird sing?
So we are about at the half way long in our review series. (We skipped day 6 due to technical issues, those posts will sneak in at midnight soon). Does it feel like you’ve read over 30 reviews so far? Is the month running for you like it is for me? Time for half time reflection 🙂