What I am thankful for.

This was a thanksgiving note I put on my facebook, Just wanted to put it here too.

Although I knew how important it was to be thankful, I only learned a few days ago the significance of it. At first when I thought of writing the things I was thankful for, I thought I couldn't find two (especially when you are in a dark season of life). I challenged myself and, when I came to 50 things, I realized that I could keep on going! I learned a great lesson that day, and it was the beginning of changing my life too! I am going to be listing 50 things and people I am Thankful to God for in the year 2009. I challenge you too to start writing out 50 things that you are thankful for and look at them everyday for a while. It will change your life.

1. God: For his unconditional love ,Grace and favor.Without him I am nothing.

2. Jesus: who, when I see only one set of footprints, is carrying me through

3. Holy spirit: He is God's strength in me; He gives me strength through the Father to overcome
life's trials

4. My parents: I'm thankful to be the daughter of two very loving, supportive people. My parents enabled me to do and experience many things, regardless of how much they sometimes worried. They gave me everything they possibly could ... and even some things they probably couldn't.

5. My siblings: For being such a caring,loving and scolding brothers and sister,and just thinking of you each day keeps me alive

6. My beloved: You have been there for me through all,and you made sure I did things right and stuck to God,You encouraged me to be the best,You are more than just a friend,you are a brother

7. My best friend: You stuck by me even when odds told you to stop,you proved to me what friendship was about,you were not afraid to tell me when I looked my worse,you always wanted to know if I am still right with God.You are just like a brother.You are the best

8. My friends: If I named them all individually, from wonderful acquaintances to tried and true friends, I'd be writing a list of 100 right there. I don't have a large number of close friends, but I do know there are a lot of good people, near and far, who I can count on, who care about me, and who want only the best for me. I truly value my friends and will never have "enough" or too many.

9. The fellowship: with them its home far away from home.

10. Friends I've yet to make: I look forward to meeting them! Hmm, I wonder who they'll be.

11. Life: I love life, good and bad, each day is a gift

12. Laughter: It's just so healthy!

13. Faith: to persevere

14. Songs: the ones you hear that lift your spirit

15. My sight and hearing: so I can experience beauty around me

16. Clothes: to wear

17. Good health: Knock on wood. This should probably be way at the top of the list, but I'm really not writing this in any particular order. So far, I've never had any major--or really any--health issues. One can never know for sure what will happen in that regard, but I'm thankful that I've been blessed with good health.

18. Being debt-free: I don't owe anyone for anything, and that feels good.

19. Being financially secure: I am not rich (whatever that is, monetarily speaking), but I am comfortable and have what I need.

20. Accomplishing goals: To one degree or another, I tend to follow through on things. I thrive on having goals to strive for and am happy about the fact I've been able to achieve some of them. I like that I have "stick-to-itiveness."

21. Knowing when to quit: I like knowing that I'm able to walk away from things that don't make me happy or aren't satisfying. Sometimes it takes a while to come to terms with "quitting," but I'm glad I've had the guts to do it when it has really mattered

22. Being a Nigerian: Taking nothing away from any other country, I'm just being thankful for my own. It may not be perfect--what place is?--but I love it nonetheless.

23. Writing : The talent for writing God has blessed me with. I'm going to start picking up my pen more often; I want to write to glorify Him. I am not a professional but at least, when I really try I feel some joy in what I write. I'm happy I can express myself and my imagination that way. I may not be the best writer, and there's always plenty of room for improvement, but I do know I have some talent to build on.

24. Being a nice person: I'm hardly perfect, but it's good to know in my heart that I'm a kind person. I'd never intentionally hurt anyone. I don't believe in being mean. I hate to see anyone cry and love to see people smile. I may be a bit shy sometimes and not the best at socializing, but I genuinely appreciate and care about people and I am thankful for that.

25. The seasons: I love them all. Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter. There are so many wonderful, special things about each, no matter where I live or spend the time.

26. Hot showers: Need I explain? They're especially satisfying after a good workout

27. Chocolate: I love chocolate. Chocolate rules. I'm not picky.

28. Fridays: They always put a smile to your face after a whole week’s hard work

29. Facebook: I really never thought this would be on any list of things to be thankful for, but I truly am glad I joined. I've reconnected with old friends--some of whom are better friends now than ever before--and seen it bring together all this ,then I am thankful.

30. Teachers: Not an easy job for not enough pay. I'm especially thankful for some of the great ones I've had ... even though I can't remember all their names.

31. kindness of strangers: I love it when someone I don't know smiles at me or says or does something nice.

32. Memories: It's fun to reminisce.

33. My hair: Sometimes it doesn't cooperate, but I really do like it.

34. The bible: It really keeps me on track and molds my life.

35. Art: It doesn't matter if I personally like a piece of art or not. I'm just thankful that people create it. And when I do like it, it sure is nice to look at. Actually, art is worth looking at even if I don't like it.

36. The hard times: Because they've made me stronger and wiser, and the good times even better.

37. wonderful animals I've known: Besides my own special pets, I've had the pleasure of caring for and enjoying the company of many others. I'll never forget.

38. Great works of fiction: I really appreciate a good book that transports me to another world, even if the story takes place in the place I happen to be.

39. Free speech: Yes, I'm thankful for the Free Speech rights we still have remaining, because without them,many would have been arrested.

40. Ground: the one we walk on,I don think I can live with the thoughts of flying

41. Fresh snow: It's fun to wake up to blue skies after a blizzard, strap on my snowshoes, and walk on the white, frozen water. I love seeing all the critter prints and hearing nothing but the breeze, the birds and the sound of my own breathing.

42. Rainy days: I love knowing the world around me is getting watered. Rainy days are also a great excuse to curl up with a blanket and a good book.

43. Mother Nature: She's given us beautiful turquoise oceans, tumbling waterfalls, rainbows, rocky red cliffs and rolling, green fields. I'm still in awe whenever I catch a gorgeous sunset or come face-to-face with a snow-capped mountain. We all need to take better care of our planet.

44. The Internet: The Internet has opened so many doors for me in terms of my writing and meeting old friends

45. for the simple things in my life

46. A sense of humor

47. Today

48. Being me

49. For been able to give thanks

50. for inspiring me to make this list! That was fun and felt good, too.


I'm glad I was able to come up with 50 things. :)

My childhood misconceptions!!!

Just some moments ago I was thinking about my childhood and some silly misconceptions I had as a child..Pretty sure everyone has one of that. I had loads of them. Here are some I can still remember and I can't stop laughing at my self now that I'm all grown up.

For some reason, I thought that the toilets in airplanes would need to be emptied in the air because it wouldn't have anywhere else to go. So I always don't want to stand directly under an airplane when watching, also one sunny day I heard an airplane passing overhead, and I was watching it fly over. My dad saw me and assumed I was looking at the sun, and he said,"Don't look at that, it will make you go blind. For over a year after that, I'd run for my life anytime I heard an airplane approaching.

I thought drinking and driving meant you couldn't drink anything, even water.

I also thought traffic lights were a tiny school for a bunch of really stupid people who didn't remember primary colors.

When I used to see the sign "No Littering #50 Fine" I thought that meant you
couldn't litter unless you were throwing away #50. I would often look around the
sign to see if I could spot any money

I used to think that the people in the TV could see me and I refused to get changed in front of it.

When my parents told me not to accept food from strangers I took it VERY seriously. My first day of primary 1,my mum gave me lunch money, and I was super excited all morning (I thought I was going to puke I was so excited.) I get to the lunch line and then am totally horrified when I realize that the lunch lady is a STRANGER. I sat at the table for like 15 minutes and wouldn't touch my food. Finally one of the teachers came over and saw that I wasn't eating (and just crying) and since they weren't a stranger I explained the situation. She still had to have me talk to my mum before I ate.

I thought that the car somehow knew where my parents wanted to drive, so it activated its turn signal accordingly. I thought it even knew when they wanted to change lanes!

I used to think that ghosts only can come out at midnight and if you weren't asleep by then, they would come and get you. I also thought that my covers were enough to stop them.

I thought the toilet flushed using some sort of suction power. I thought if I stood too close to the toilet when it flushed that I would get sucked down the hole...Needless to say, I would run (bolt, actually) out of the bathroom after I flushed until I entered boarding school...Seriously.

I believed that Christ was crucified every year in time for Easter and would, every year, resurrect three days later.Church service was really confusing because I could not understand why they kept killing Jesus and then mourning his loss.

So much more that I can't remember ...lol...Little me.....Don't just read . Drop your own Childhood misconception too...I need a good laugh!!!

My Easter

Easter! Easter!! Easter!!!

When I checked my schedule last week , I was kind of thinking how I was going to use 4 whole days . But here it is all gone, and back to school like it never was there.

I enjoyed this break one way or the other. Though I ran low on cash I kept pushing on :) . But the most important thing is that I had the best Easter Sunday so far, I am positive I danced my legs off(Never mind I am still standing).

Many things are actually falling into place(I found my long lost green shirt!! glad to know it wasn't stolen or eaten). I just have a good feeling about so many things. God has been absolutely good.

There is one thing I sure ain't happy about...MY FRIDAYS!!! HOW COULD THEY? .It was a "ME DAY" but they probably wouldn't understand. How am I suppose to go two whole months with no lecture free day? And so much Pharmacology!!! I am not going to loose it.

Ok...Time to prepare for a new school week ,I am keeping my fingers crossed and hoping I can make it through 'cause all work and no play makes Dekky a :( girl.

Bad days

Bad days happen to the best of us. Days where you just wake up in a really bad mood. Where something (or nothing) has made you angry, sad, frustrated, disappointed, whatever. Days where you know up front that “GURL", this is it.

You still have to get up and go to school, but before you even get there, you’re already seething inside. You try to do your school work but somehow people have conspired to call you and complain on the same day – though you have no idea how they coordinated that little feat.

Everything your friends say to you sounds incredibly stupid. Everyone seems out to annoy you. The next person to open his mouth is likely to get his head ripped clean off.Not much fun, huh? Sometimes I wish I can do something about it.

Yeah I am having one of those bad days,the only thing that made me not loose it is the thought of the good things I appreciated yesterday, where I wasn't as annoyed. I’ve been in a bad mood before. It passed. So will this one. It’s no big deal.