This last week ended nicely for me. I was productive most of the time, and I didn’t enter those gloomy moods that I didn’t even know te reason for.
My favorite thing about this last week though, would be the encouragement I got from friends and family concerninging my writing.
Besides my usual visitors who I love and appreciate, Semi, Feyisayo, Nifemi and her mum sent me encouraging texts concerning the relevance of what I was doing and the value I was providing.
Not only that, but my uncle Jackson called as well to let me know he’d been reading and telling me to keep on writing. He even proffered some advice on how I could up my game which was gladly taken!
I remember how I felt when I got their messages. I was grateful, that they took the time to read through, excited, that people found my work relevant and gladdened that they or across to me to tell me so.
And I got the idea.
Do you know someone who’s working at or for something? No matter how big or small I might be? Do you know someone sincerely putting effort into something? Academic, talent, skill or otherwise?
Why not send him/her a message. Let him/her know his work or her effort are noticed and being valued.
Thanks to technology, you don’t have to be face to face to do this neither would it take much of your time and resources.
Rather than use ask fm or subdeliveryman to deliver hateful messages, why not send something encouraging to that person.
I know from experience, that that’s enough to turn someone’s day around for good. It’s such encouraging messages, that enable us close our eyes to the difficulties that come along and just do it!
It’s been said, that a kind word can warm three winter months. What better time to send such messages than now as the harmattan starts?