One life!


This post was inspired by something I read on Yankeenaijababe's blog.

Truly, we only have one life. Life has taught me that. I have lost people to death and all of them, not some, hardly fulfilled one quarter of their dreams. Guess what? One thing I have learnt to do is learn from mistakes of others before me and around me. This is not just for learning sake, it is to ensure that I don't make the same mistake(s).

Really, life is made simpler If one adopts this approach, at least you won't blame YOURSELF If anything untoward happens. Let me give you a good example. I took the decision to stop drinking a few years ago and I have no regrets at all. I don't miss drinking in the least. Friends thought I took the decision because I had become "born again". I don't bother to correct them. The truth is that I decided to stop drinking simply because my dad died of a drinking-related ailment. i watched him suffer for 4 whole months on his sick bed.He was a very good man, almost perfect, but drinking and smoking were his only flaws. Guess what? He'd quit both drinking and smoking 5 years before the ailment started taking its toll!

If there is one thing we all wish for now, it is to have my father back. He contributed to everybody's life- a model man who could hardly be faulted. We need such people in our depraved world. But we lost him to a habit...need I say more? If there is anything I wish for now, it is to have my father around to talk to...to have him around to partake of our memorable occasions. I got my writing skills from him just by reading what he wrote...I got the little virtues I possess just by observing him...everyone wishes he was still around to love them...

You have only one life, live it to the fullest...you know what it means to live life to the fullest if you read between these lines...

2 comments

Oluwaseun Akintola said...

this has ministered to me big time. thanks

Seun Idowu said...

@Seun...I'm glad it did, that's the whole essence...hug your dad for long next time you see him...he'll be surprised but glad

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