Wednesday, 22 August 2012

Funmi Lawal: Well done Naija!!!


Tonight’s traffic on the island was exhausting but it also got me thinking. Didn't have a companion to talk or complain to except for God. He didn't clear the road but He granted me the best gifts; peace and a safe trip home.
Anyways, a friend of mine sent out a broadcast on Black Berry on the #savefunmilawal cause. She said "about 6 million naira has been raised for Funmi. Thank You Naija, regardless of the hard times, you rose to help Funmi. She needs your prayers now". I agree with my friend, Funmi need prayers now. 
I believe in the power of social media, in its power to work for the common good. Everyone was aware of Funmi’s case and rose to help her in their own little way. For some, we knew how much they donated towards her cause; others were 'silent' about their good deeds, but still helped all the same.
Again I say well done Naija...
I just want to add that, helping others should be a way of life. Maybe, we don't have the money (after all money isn't everything), but at least we have hearts that can plead to God on behalf of our neighbor’s, we are strong enough to volunteer our services for a cause, we are inspired enough to teach little ones the importance of virtues and spreading positivity, we are quick enough to hug and flash a smile to a little kid that isn't ours. We can give our clothes to the naked ones and help feed the hungry. We can respect the elderly and offer kind words to a stranger.
Do we cast away the kids at Obalende and term them 'touts'? Have you taken off your judgmental glasses and taken time off to hear their story?
Do we see a burning house and move on, shaking our head in pity and saying how careless the residents of the house is while assuming that someone has called the firemen? Or do you disregard those 'thoughts' and help anyway?
Little things count. Money or no money.
Tell others story if you have the opportunity. It would help raise awareness for that woman who takes care of the ‘lunatic’; it would help that young man who takes pictures of the homeless.
Seek ways to help your neighbor, neglecting thoughts of a reward. Love because you want to. 
Helping others should be a way of life.

Again I say, well done 'Naija'.

A lot of ‘saving’ needs to be done. So brace up, we would surmount all challenges and keep saving humanity any way we can.

Thank You For Reading J Hugs!!!!

"I believe in the spirit of sharing and I believe we are what we are because of those around us." "I am what I am because of other people and they are what they are because of me being around." "One hand cannot clap on its own but it needs the other hand to make a clap." "Many hands make light work.” – Maasai Tribe Saying