LIVING JOYOUSLY (INTRO)

What makes you happy? The fancy clothes you have? Or those beautiful shoes? Is your happiness found in the quality of your phone or the type of car you have, if you have one? Could it be your constant academic performance or the amount of public recognition you get? What about in the beauty of your physical appearance……

Cultivating Wholeness

  “Every time I look in the mirror I see a lady staring back at me, with eyes of sadness, beautiful on the outside, yet the pains cannot be hidden. I see my foundation clearly laid to conceal my wrinkled face. My eye liner has been carefully drawn to enhance my eyes, my mascara to…

Tagged in Red

  Playing in the rain, Emily let her hair loose from it’s yellow rubber band. She knew the house supervisor wouldn’t be thrilled with her for getting wet, but that didn’t matter at the moment. To play without a care in the world, to run into the embrace of loving parents, to know that she…

The Father’s Love

Minutes in the sea, they were few meters away from danger zone, they didn’t see the black horn approaching…girls laughing and screaming in excitement…on lookers screaming as well, but in panic. In a twinkle of an eye Lola saw the worried look on her mother’s face and saw other swimmers heading for the shores. She knew it was danger. She looked behind her, and saw the horn few meters away and screamed “Yadi!…Run!!…Shark!!!” as she headed for the shore. Yadi was terrified, she wasn’t as good as Lola in swimming and for a moment was transfixed in fear.

UNKIND HATRED

  Somewhere in the midst of the crowd was a student who hated her guts. He wondered what made her smile excitedly as she addressed the assembly on ‘Discovering Life’s Purpose.’ He could hear his classmates sitting around him muttering words in agreement to all she was saying. He wondered what was so special about…

What’s in your Travel Bag?

Growing up as a child, I enjoyed watching geographic channels and programs on survival strategies. Whenever I watched people going camping in the wild, I noticed they always took a particular Swiss knife. This knife contained different instruments, ranging from a pocket knife, to scissors, to can opener, nail cutter, and a host of other…

Glances from beyond

Anchor: ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls…we have a winner…hold on..its a new winner…oh my, the 2-Time champion has been defeated…please, a standing ovation for the student with the most outstanding essay, the winner of the Proprietor’s  ‘Green ways to Life’ Essay competition 2017, Miss Sharon Adebosun. Screams of happiness and wild applause filled the…

Friends in Cold War

It had been a long day. Jade couldn’t wait for the closing bell so she could go back to the hostel, away from a bunch of ‘nosy’ teachers who just wouldn’t leave her alone. She knew they were trying to help, but their approach was plain annoying. They didn’t even bother to know why she…