COVID -19LockdownChronicles: The gift that keeps on giving

By Moyinoluwa Okunloye The most precious gift that I have got is family. They are the treasure that I would not have selected by myself but the ones that truly suits me. They are not all shiny. Some of them cause more pain than the joy they are meant to give. They can be the…

COVID19LockdownChronicles: Gratitude

By Moyinoluwa Okunloye This year is already spent. We’ve had a whole 12 months only in three months. We’ve been through it all and still going through it. And now, it feels like the apocalypse. I am sitting on my bed, exercising by taking walks from my room to the sitting room and back, for…

Miniature Gratitude, Massive Obligation

By Oluwatoyin Adeleye Psst! Attention! Okay, no need to be dramatic. I would just like to draw your attention to one thing. This will be brief, don’t worry. Have you ever been in a situation where you prayed for something so hard, because you needed it, and you were certain you may not get it,…

My pain, my process; the journey of my life

By Temitope Omogbolagun Receiving the invite from Moyinoluwa, I wondered what exactly I would write my gratitude on from the numerous things happening in my life. Right before my eyes, my life has continued to amaze me, in fact, I am dazed at the dawning of each day about the wonders that ooze out of…

Miniature Gratitude: Life and Light

By Damola Morenikeji It’s 6pm and I had just hugged my new friend, Fritz, as he left for an appointment. The hug was warm and humane. It warmed my heart and prepared me for the night. We had just talked about how we may improve the learning experience and culture of an international organization we…

Miniature Gratitude: Joy

By Joy Igbinedion Flash back to a few years ago, in my cream coloured, short-sleeved blouse, and my navy blue, sleeveless dress… Oh yes, I just attempted to describe my secondary school uniform with fancy words; we all hated it! Back to the flash back; As I walked along the corridor tapping my fingers lightly…

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: 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…

Miniature Gratitude: Early Bus rides

By Moyinoluwa Okunloye Before I came to Lagos, I have heard tales of how rough living here would be. One of the highlights of what I was told was how people had to chase buses to enter and alight from them because the buses are always on the move. There was no way I could…