2017 in a flash series (II)

….continued from previous post.

Despite trying to hide, Joseph stuck to me till I decided to step out. We were asked to dance first, which I managed to do, then it got more interesting!😂 We were given gele to tie!

Without previous warning, without a mirror, we were to tie the gele on our own head. There were 4 of us, guys and we were to do tie our own gele. Lol.

As per #Baba4dGirls na, I started tying or knotting (insert appropriate English🙊) the gele. As a smart somebody, I used my shadow as a make shift mirror.

By the time it was time up, I had ended up with what you see there. But it didn’t end there!! We were to catwalk!


Cat what?! See my destiny o…

In the presence of over 100children, teenagers and adults, a grown up man like me, with beards and my shoe size is supposed to be catwalking!!!

Several things ran through my mind, I am going to ‘disgrace’ myself because of some game? I can refuse this and still play it out funny without anyone taking offense. But as I looked at Joseph’s face, my decision was made.

After we were brought out, the MC had asked the children to tell us their uncles ‘Don’t disappoint me o’ and I had responded positively. I had repeatedly assured Joseph that I was not going to disappoint him. I had made up my mind I was going to win whatever game it was to ensure Joseph got the prize.

I had decided this even without knowing the price to pay for the prize

The look on Joseph’s face told me I was going to go through it. The young man was meeting me for the first time, but he seemed to believe in me to get him the price. I wasn’t going to let him down!

I braced myself for the catwalk. I was the third person to go, and I prepared myself body soul and spirit.

And well, I catwalked!

With the whole gang of beards. I catwalked before the laughing kids, the teenagers that were cheering me on and the adults that were just having fun at my expense, I catwalked.

One thing was in my mind..or rather two things, Joseph’s prize and enjoying the process.

I was going to get Joseph that prize and I was going to enjoy doing it.

And yeah, I won!

I won the gele tying and catwalking contest!!

I got Joseph his prize and thought the young man did not remember to say ‘thank you’, it was a bother as I enjoyed winning him the gift. I enjoyed the process.

I am reminded of a scripture,

“Let’s not pretend this is easier than it really is. If you want to live a morally pure life, here’s what you have to do: You have to blind your right eye the moment you catch it in a lustful leer. You have to choose to live one-eyed or else be dumped on a moral trash pile. And you have to chop off your right hand the moment you notice it raised threateningly. Better a bloody stump than your entire being discarded for good in the dump.” Matthew 5:29‭-‬30 MSG

How bad do you want that thing you are pursuing?

What are the things that spurs you on?

For me, it was about being a blessing to Joseph, what is driving your whole life?

Thank you for reading.

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