The Most Valuable Lesson You’ve Learned This Year

The one thing that definitely kept reinforcing itself to me over and over again was this – things, people and situations are never as they seem. You’ve got to be on high alert and be discerning at all times so you can spot the fakes and the almost real. ⠀

Also with the whole #covid19 saga, it was definitely a reminder that life is short and we should not take any single day for granted because eyan le ku any effing time mhen. (Someone can die any effing time mhen)⠀

So live your best life and don’t let anybody tell you nonsense and be appreciative of your life every single day!⠀

Fam, what’s the most valuable lesson you’ve learned this year? ⠀

A Lesson I Learned From My Grandpa

My #Grandfather (maternal) of blessed memory was honestly the best thing since sliced bread. I spent quite a lot of time with my grandparents while I was growing up. They used to live in a small quiet town in Ondo State, #Nigeria called #Akure.

I learnt a lot from my #Grandpa while growing up consciously and subconsciously, however, one of the most significant and the most practical one he ever taught me was how to use a fork and knife while eating.

That’s right people; I know how to use a fork and knife not because of my own parents but because of the actions of one grandparent. #legend

This simple act had such a profound effect on me, I included it in the tribute I had to write when he died and when I saw this as the first topic for this writing challenge, it was the first thing that popped into my head to write about.

If my memory serves me correctly, I believe what I ate while he taught me how to do so happened to be my favourite food i.e. #yam. I may not remember what I ate while he taught me how to be all prim and proper with my fork and knife but I remember this particular lesson from my Grandpa.

Now I wonder, did I ask him to? Or did he just decide he wanted to teach me so I could always remember him even if it was by that one act? Or did he know I was going to grow up and love food eventually (I didn’t like to eat so much when I was a child) and I would need to learn how to dine the right way because one day I would dine with Kings and Queens? I wonder, I wonder, I wonder.

Either way, I’m grateful Grandpa, I love you and I can’t wait to see you again in #Heaven.

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