Humming this morning a song “In pidgin language ( native to Africa)
“One Sunday morning ,I wake up from sleep.. I go kitchen I no see food 🥘..
I put on my dress I go one canteen, dem gimme two Loi-loi, one meat..
I chop am no pay.. dem pour me egusi soup, I Dey take style Dey lick am cause the soup was so sweet..
P:S If you know this song we should have a physical office for family meeting ✌️
Meaning of song : One Sunday morning after waking up,I checked on some food in the kitchen to no avail. I dressed up,stepped out to a canteen,placed an order: Two fufu(Loi-loi as is called is cassava starch like eba “) one meat( beef or whatever ..lol) in Egusi ( melon ) soup.
Knowing fully well there was no money to pay I ate and waited to be asked for payment and they*The canteen owners” poured soup on me” as punishment (their point of view) and I licked the soup poured on my body because it was so sweet. ( the songwriters point of view)
How insanely ridiculous is that ?!
That was a very popular song during my childhood around my aunties for some weird reason😒. I believe it has a relevance to what I call “The food chain of how we behave as human beings”. We are programmed to kind of wait till things get terribly bad/sour.. before we do what we’ve always known we would do and that is what brings about Shame,anxiety/depression etc.
According to Paul Coelho” Going after a dream has a price.
It may mean abandoning our habits, it may make us go through hardships, or it may lead us to disappointment.
But however costly, it’s never as high as the price paid by people who live in their comfort zone.
A dream doesn’t have to be a career, marriage, PHD or even traveling the world.It could be a very important decision to be made that may seemingly be irrelevant to you now because *YOU THINK YOU STILL HAVE TOMORROW.. sigh
How hungry are you ?
Every dream REQUIRES SACRIFICE!!
“As you all know by now my weird sense of humor is here thinking .. (according to the song/poem “at the beginning..” )whoever created that song made a seemingly stupid sacrifice to feed” but she did it anyway so she could eat.”
P:s .. I’m sure she could have begged to eat, but she chose what she thought was her “only choice”
It’s all about “PERSPECTIVE”
Anyway back at it:
Keyword : SACRIFICE”
It may mean abandoning your choices/habits or even leaving your family. It may make us go through the dark rabbit hole. Still…
How hungry are you ??? What are you willing to let go to receive?
No guts to glory !
How bad do you want it ?
Till next read❤️