Miniature Gratitude: The Ridiculed Height

By Oluwatosin Oke Beauty, some say, is in the eye of the beholder. Beauty comes in many form but mostly unrefined, unrecognised and often unappreciated. So is my beautiful self and the astute peculiarities God blessed me with. I grew up in a society where average is the norm; your skin colour, your facial makeup,…

Miniature Gratitude -Thankful for “little things”

By Iremide Akinsola “In all things, give thanks.” 1 Thessalonians 5:18 “Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all His benefits” Psalm 103:2 February 2014. One evening, I went to the makeshift pitch beside the corpers’ lodge to play football. I can’t quite remember whether it was early in the game or late,…

Miniature Gratitude: The things before Me

By Oludara Ogunbowale When I see the colours of melons, and taste the spicy ginger in my cup of pineapple smoothie, I know without a doubt that there is a force higher than we humans can ever know. Being a foodie makes me wonder in awe as I pass by beautiful heaps of different colours…

Miniature Gratitude: Growth

By Adedayo Onabade I remember the days of no cares, and how all that mattered was to play and bask in the joy of childhood. The sand we cooked during our “Mummy and Daddy” drama using old, rusty Milo tins, pretending to eat afterwards was all we knew. We didn’t really eat them though, we…

IT WILL NEVER BE PERFECT

By Moyinoluwa Okunloye By now you already know that I overthink everything, and I don’t think about anything at all. Yeah, that’s the complication that I go through in my life. I don’t even understand it. I am usually the girl who never thinks anything is sufficient, especially when it comes to something that I…

Cheers to the smell of books!!!

By Moyinoluwa Okunloye I took on a new challenge. Although I had no idea how tedious and nerve – racking it will be, I took it on. And oh! It is not funny. Since I began this new phase three weeks ago, I have asked myself everyday why I always have to make everything complicated….

Miniature Gratitude: The Gift that my Boss is

By Moyinoluwa Okunloye You obviously already saw that today’s series is about what a gift my boss is to me. I want to express how much I adore the privilege to have a woman so graceful as my boss and friend. From the week I started working for her, few people in my office had…

Milk and Honey – Excerpts

Book by rupi kaur   ***I read this incredible book this week and I fell I love with it. I enjoyed the simplicity of the words and the depths of feelings that they bring. I enjoyed how sharp they expose the pains, yet soothes. I love how empowered I felt as a woman from the words…

Miniature Gratitude: My thoughtful names

By Moyinoluwa Okunloye Here in my part of the world, names are often given to children based on circumstances around the birth of the child or even, the feelings of the parents and family members at the time. But my names hardly gave anything away about the circumstances surrounding my birth. My names proved to…

“Don’t look farther than today”

By Moyinoluwa Okunloye A while ago, I was having a chat with my friend and we were going on and on about plans and the many things we had to do for the week. Just talking about it was so overwhelming that he had to acknowledge how packed the week was going to be. And…