I did promise to write about what the season means to me and belated though it is, I still have to make good on that promise, no?
Christmas and this season was full with all the “senge-menge” you can imagine and I ate it all here too (to the detriment of my weight loss goals.*sigh*)
Yeah,yeah, the food made so much sense, but that wasn’t all there was to it.
I didn’t just eat, I also had lots of time to reflect on a lot of things…
Whose life have I touched with the privilege of the knowledge that Christ was born?
Was I letting the fact that the word was made flesh go to waste in my life?
Was I living in ZOE?
Was I spreading the love of Christ?
And in light of the above, I bundled my small self, my small wherewithal and my awesome friends andwe spent boxing day opening our small boxes in Orem Orphanage in Ughelli, Delta State.
The smiles on the kids faces? Priceless!
and the director’s prayers for us? Heavenly!
It showed me what I am meant to do with Christ’s light in me.
And that’s what the season should be all about.
And beyond the season, it showed me what I am meant to do ALL THE TIME with Christ’s light in me.
Let’s all take stock of our lives for a minute, and this isn’t about visiting an orphanage. Let’s answer these questions using the normal seemingly mundane activities in our lives…
Whose life did you touch for good in 2013?
Who did you encourage?
Who did you spur on to be the best they can be?
Who did you make their lips lift up in a smile?
Who did you lend a helping hand?
Who did you build mansions in their hearts?
You see those clothes you wore on March 29th 2013? No one remembers what they were exactly, but I bet you, if you did a good deed for someone that day, something as seemingly small as uplifting their spirits on a gloomy day, that they will remember.
I read of a lady who passed away this year, (may she RIp). When she was alive she could lend a helping hand to souls she didn’t know, even bring them into her home to live with her, she was that good.
I imagine those lives she touched for good remember her with a smile today, they remember her with fondness for the legacy she left.
And that is exactly what I want to leave behind in this world.
That is what we should live for.
Not for the aldo shoes or the hermes bag, not for the samsung galaxy/other smart phones, not for the sprawling mansion in Banana Island, not just for your immediate family, but for letting the light in you shine unto as many lives as you can.
For building mansions in the hearts of others – that kind of legacy never fades.
Take stock of 2013 and make changes as you deem fit.
Let your light to shine to others.
Let others smile at the thought of your memory.
This is what I live for.
This is what I want to live for.
This is what I hope to continue to live for.
This is what we should all live for.
P.S – This is officially saying thank you to Nwose Onome, Mojaye Lilian, Ologe Aaron, and Nwose Victory. You guys were all of awesome.
Thank you for responding even when I called in less that a week, God bless you dearies.
Let’s do this in many more years to come yeah?
And y’all pls watch out for my December 31st post tomorrow, would be dishing out the thank you’s for 2013.
Oh,twene twene, the year don dey go, Oghene Doh!!!
Hastalavista Dearies 😀
tenderoniiDecember 30, 2013 at 7:13 pm
aww..”That’s wat we should all live for”. I;m excited about your future Frances. God has made you a Light indeed. May the Peace of God be unto you, your friends and family, smallie Victory and the children of the Orphanage. I love you all
imperfectlyperfectDecember 30, 2013 at 8:12 pm
Awwww Hannah *wiping tears* *plenty hugs*
Much love dear..
UjestaDecember 30, 2013 at 10:52 pm
Oh yeah!…as children of God we are called to be a blessing to the people we meet…that has been in my head for some months now…what would people remember me for? A blessing! Or a curse….
Thanks for sharing dear
imperfectlyperfectDecember 30, 2013 at 11:16 pm
Thanks for stopping by also Ujesta.
I pray we’ll be remembered for being a blessing to all where ever we step our feet into,amen.
JustPorshJanuary 1, 2014 at 9:38 am
This year was a great one.
Happy New Year!
imperfectlyperfectJanuary 1, 2014 at 11:52 am
Thank you so much just porsh, twas a good year indeed.
Cheers to an even greater 2014!
I appreciate your stopping by.*e hugs*
Aaronne Ologe, national P.R.O. Catholic Law Students Association of Nigeria.January 3, 2014 at 4:06 am
Meee trouble maker?…#chuckles#
Frances, u r blessing to all of us frm God.
I pray 4 enlargement n open heaven, so dah
more work cu b done.#tisjustdebeginnin.com
imperfectlyperfectJanuary 3, 2014 at 6:16 am
Ah Aaron,not you o,our guy in red shirt in the pics.
Thank you soooo much dear,Amen and amen to your prayers.
And I am so stealing the #tisjustdbeginning.com, wow,yes itz indeed just the beginning,God will let His light shine through us in an even bigger way in years to come,amen.
Thanks again dear
Aaron OlogeApril 28, 2017 at 8:54 am
F Okoro, you have stayed strong all these years. I reiterate that this is going to get very far. More grace
Frances OkoroApril 28, 2017 at 2:29 pm
Its all God Aaron, thank God for grace to stay steadfast…
Frances OkoroJune 5, 2017 at 9:41 pm
Amen and amen.
Thank you Aaron! God bless you!