RT @BruceVH “The past is behind, Learn from it. The future is ahead, Prepare for it. The present is here, Live it. – @OolaLife”
I just read this blog (http://gbonjubolasanni.wordpress.com/2013/11/13/lets-learn-to-live-and-bless-others/) from a good teacher and I think you can make a difference too. Yes YOU 🙂 .
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Its about spending wisely during the coming holiday season and one of the things that struck me is that we need to get to a level where our lives is not all about us anymore. Even though we have needs, we need to be aware that some people have more pressing needs. Some of us are thinking of the caliber of people we want our kids to school with while some can’t even afford to send their own children to any type of school. Some of us are thinking of balanced diet when some can’t even boast of a meal in a day. Some of us think of designer clothes while some children don’t even have any decent covering for their bodies. We think of living in a better and more serene environment while some kids can’t boast of a proper shelter.
All of these are not bad in themselves as life should continue to get better and better for us all but we need to remember to show love to those who are less privileged for whatever reasons. How else can we do this without giving? Doesn’t the scripture also say it’s more blessed to give than to receive.
I’m a part of an initiative “A thousand smiles” to support an orphanage (Jesus Children Mission Home, Ibadan) that’s been privately run by a family with no regular substantial support before now.
As at today, there are 95 kids in the orphanage with 50 others in people’s homes (adopted, sponsored, etc). This year alone, four of the children gained admission into University of Ibadan, Ibadan and Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife with scores over 250 in the Joint Admissions Matriculation Board exams. They also cleared all their papers in the West African Examination Council exams. It’s amazing!! As a group, we’ve been to the orphanage 3 times and thus observed that they need the following:
1. A coaster bus to take them to/fro schools
2. A building of their own and before then house rents for the home and school buildings for the younger kids
3. Increased cost of feeding to enable well-balanced diets for the growing children
4. Educational scholarships from primary – university education
Our dream is to raise N20 million before December 2013 ends to support the above in a Thanksgiving Variety Show/Special Fund Raising Event on 8 December 2013 where the beautiful talents of the kids in the home will be showcased.
You might not be able to make the event but you can join this cause by making a donation as God gives you the grace.
Like I mentioned to some friends, it’s not actually the amount you’re able to give that matters. It’s more of the spirit behind the giving. N20 million looks like a big feat but if 20,000 of us decide to give N1,000 each, we are there already. If 8,000 of us give N2,500 each, we have it. If 4,000 of us give N5,000 each, we
have it. If 2,000 of us give N10,000 each, we have it and if 1,000 of us give N20,000 each, we have it. Let me not bore you with that, I’m just showing you that it’s possible. I believe you can give something that will put smiles on the faces of these kids who will in turn be able to live life with more vigor.
If you’re interested in being a part of this, kindly send me an email via firstname.lastname@example.org. As you open doors for others, more doors of great opportunities will be opened to you too.
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Part 3 of 3
“Go to school, get a good grade, if you can do well, you will get a good job and hence live a successful life”. With due respect to everyone, this is insane advice with recourse to the everyday reality of our world. Going to school so that you could become successful is a fallacy and has been for as long as I can remember in the history of the world. History has always recorded people performing extraordinary feats outside the confines of the established system of the day. Jesus at 12 years was already more knowledgeable than the temple teachers; Mark Zukerberg dropped out of Harvard to build a world-class institution in less than 10 years; limbless folk are richer than able-bodied folk; dead people are making more money than the living. Point is, there is more than enough evidence to show that if you want to make a mark…
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Part 2 of 3
If you haven’t read the first part of this post, click here:
Of the 1%, that are financially free, it is sure they didn’t get there by mistake. Putting it into numbers, we can clearly say that if we round up the population of the USA to be 350 million people, then 1% = 3.5 million people. That means 3.5 million people in America generate enough passive income to take care of all their living expenses. The others are lost somewhere between that and poverty. I personally find this instructive; as an individual who wants to win at the business of life, I am curious. What did they do? Or what are they doing? I am of the persuasion that nothing just happens. As I said in the first part of this post yesterday, only weeds grow without wetting.
From further studies, it was determined that about 75% of…
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I found this three part posts insightful. What do you think?
A research/survey was carried in the most powerful nation on earth, 100 people were profiled and studied from the age of 25 when they started working until they retired at 65. The results were surprising, alarming and instructive.
After 40years of working and then retiring, the following statistics were discovered:
54% of them were still DEPENDENT – this simply meant that at retirement, they still needed the help of the government to subsist, they needed their children, church, mosque, charity, etc to sustain them from day to day. Unbelievable, right? What do you think the percentage is in Nigeria? #okBye
24% of them were STILL WORKING; invariably, they retired as principals and HAD to take up a job as a headmaster, or they retired from a company and regularly go back to ask their former co-workers for small contracts to supply toiletries, etc so they can sustain themselves. It…
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