In a neighbourhood lies a block of six flats, six parlours and eighteen bedrooms all with one kitchen, one bathroom and one toilet. It is quite funny that I do not need to go outside of my shade to give thanks to God (for those of us who believe there is God). We should know, today, that He preaches Himself to us in His own way by exemplifying to us with the things that are right around us, because, no matter how worse your situation is, there is someone somewhere ( even around you) that wishes to have your shoes just for a moment. In this block, looking at the breeds and diversity of sorts, it is evident that it is not by choice but by fate that they (the tenants) have become neighbours, even though they all (or some of them) wish for a better neighbour: for now, that situation cannot be helped.

 

In this same neighbourhood, we have a woman of about 50 years of age with no husband, no child (ren) to call her own and no relative whatsoever. She has been there for over 20 years (or so I heard). Ironically, you do not need to step too far to find someone who, although, does not need a child (not because she does not want one, but more because for her, the timing is not just right), she already has one. She is 18 years old and sure is not even able to feed herself well what with a retired father and a mother who has no job. What a life! Why will the old woman not wonder why she cannot be blessed with a child? However, such is life, everyone with this it question, “WHY?” She (the 18-year old girl) has a pretty son and a young guy who deems it fit to be responsible for them both (but then I ask myself, with what money and for how long?). Hmm, on the other hand is another ‘lady’ who is a dropout and is close to 30 years of age. She is just there without a job, ‘life’, and not even a boyfriend. All she depends on are her parent’s earnings and is not trying, in anyway, to make a meaningful life for herself. What will the older woman think of such a lifeless young lady after watching hers waste with time and who should the 18-year old look up to in the midst of all this?

 

Tragically, in this same neighbourhood also is a single father of 5 whose wife left with the kids on issues no one understands. The only things that are his companion now are music (which he usually turns up to the loudest volume), and Indian hemp (which he smokes locked up in his flat). I do not completely blame him though, at least the young lady has parents to look up to, and the 18-year old has a child to make her smile, while the old woman has a life full of graces and achievements. Of what use is he with no job and no family and is barely left with a couple of months to leave the apartment. However, I am of the opinion that when there is life, there is hope…and what about a mother of 4 whose husband works abroad to sustain the family and provide them with a good life (at least that’s what I heard). Strange it is to notice though that she is all alone when the kids are in school. She pays all the bills, and caters for the immediate and extended family all by herself. (Is fate trying to merge her with the single man? Lol! ) …

Then there is another funny one. A family with a mother of two husbands (yea, 2! I and we all see ‘em come and go).  And the man of several wives? Tell me if there is not a case you see here that will not give you a reason to thank God…

 

Did you lose? Did you fail? Are you scared? Are you alone? Are you young and scared of the future? Are you with an unwanted pregnancy? Do you think you are boring/barren? Have you been searching for admission/job? Did your wife or husband leave you?…Herein are realistic examples that lift my soul. [READ IT, DIGEST IT AND THINK IT THROUGH…IS IT WORTH CURSING GOD?]

 

I AM NOT A SAINT, BUT AS A SCIENTIST AND REALIST, I KNOW AND HAVE EXPERIENCED THAT NO EVENT WHATSOEVER OCCURS WITHOUT AN ALTERNATIVE CAUSE AND YEA, THAT IS WHAT KEEPS THE WORLD MOVING!

HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND!

…we are all MADE 🙂

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