|Mum and the children|
|At the airport in Uyo|
|Going to the Cinema|
1: Learn to make allowances for others and do not be hasty in your judgement of them, because you could make the same mistakes.
2: The world will not stop simply because you experienced tragedy; life continues, so dust your boots and learn to live again.
3: Life is full of variables. God remains the only constant.
4: Wean yourself from unrealistic expectations of others and you will not be disappointed.
5: No matter how well you treat the next person, there’s no guarantee that they would reciprocate. The people you helped along in life, are not necessarily the ones that will extend help to you when you need it. So, be kind and helpful to everyone, but do not expect them to pay you back in kind and do not be angry if they do not.
6: Live your life to please God and do not fret about “what people will say.” It does not matter what people say, but it does matter what God says.
7: The people you thought would move the earth for you, rarely do. Support usually comes from unexpected quarters, so do not place your hope in anyone.
8: Appreciate your loved ones and let them know it. Show your siblings, spouse, parents, children and friends, care. Give them no reason to doubt your love for them. You may not have them for as long as you thought, and even if you do, it is not wise to take them for granted.
9: Some people would not forgive your perceived mistakes even in death, while some derive a sort of perverse joy in one’s death as if they would never die.
10: The fact that one was born with a silver spoon is no guarantee that the spoon will always be there. Life is full of unexpected twists and turns and one who is celebrated today, may be scorned tomorrow. Do not rest on your oars and expect to ride on past glory to make it in life. Work hard for yourself, and trust God for the best.
11. The pauper, who is despised today and scorned, could be a celebrated prince tomorrow, if God favors him. Never look down on anyone, nor judge them based on the present. Tomorrow always unravels surprises.
To be continued....