I just want to quickly breeze in about friendship and leveraging on relationships.
A dear friend, Makinde (that’s her surname) seemingly asked on my class group chat about who worked on a particular topic while we were in school. Someone mentioned I did and she entered my DM. I affirmed and she asked me to check it out for her because she needs it. I promised to get back to her and to also remind me later that evening. She did and I looked for it till my system died.
This project was done while we were in year 3 and I apparently didn’t save it well or it wasn’t just in my system. I promised to check again. Babe legit kept checking in. I asked her what she needed it for cos mehnnn she was on my neck. She told me about a friend at that level who had the same topic. It left me wondering the level of friendship and love she has for this friend.
And because we are emotionally and mentally invested in each other, I took it upon myself to diligently search. I even searched for copies I usually make in school. Unfortunately, I couldn’t find the project on my system and only the first page of that project on my bookshelf.
Reflectively, I was going through the happenings of the past few days and that scene jumped at me. I learnt a couple of things that I would love to share with you.
First, the power of persistence. Makinde was really persistent about getting what she wanted that I had to thoroughly go through my books. In life, you have to keep pushing until you win. It’s either you win or you learn. You don’t lose. Of course, you need to know when to give up on a dead end. So don’t give up on that business. Don’t give up on that writing or podcast. Life rewards those that have a persistent spirit.
Secondly, the power of friendship and giving value. I believe Makinde wouldn’t have gone through that length of calling and reminding me of the project if her friend is not dear to her. And Makinde has really been helpful and a sweet soul to me that it’s just natural for me to help her friend. Are you giving value to your friends? What do you help your friends with? Do you wonder why people don’t come through for you? Think about it. Be the friend you want others to be for you.
Sadly, I couldn’t find the assignment but let me quickly chip in the importance of keeping documents. I remember seeing a mismatch in my test script and lecturer’s record while in school. Because I had kept it, I was able to provide it as evidence to have my marks upgraded. As much as I believe in decluttering; do keep documents and vital things safe and at the appropriate place for future reference. You that tear up marked script after seeing them, be ‘kiaful’ o.
What else did you learn? What do you think I didn’t mention in the lessons from that episode? Got questions? I would love to hear from you in the comments section.
Do stay safe!
With Love and Light,