Hey People! We're getting close to wrapping up 2020.
I bet most of you, like me, have already started the count down. It's barely 3 days to go!
Are you ready? Or should we give you some extra 24 hours to wrap up and join our 2021 train?
Hahaha. Just kidding though, you know time waits for no one. Yep! So we move!
Well, a number of you who have religiously followed my #31daysofgratitude challenge have wondered if I would really do have 31 things I am grateful for. The answer is Yes!
If you know me very well, you will know that I am not only passionate about storytelling and writing, I am an Igbo woman who loves money too. Hello, money is important, please. That's one of the reasons I also do business to boost my finance.
And I won't lie, in the pandemic year, I experienced a level of growth in my business. Not like I have finally blown o, we are getting there gradually but steadily. I witnessed recognition of my business and there was a high demand for my product this year so yes, I enjoyed a level of improvement.
I will be writing the details of that in my review of 2020. You don't want to miss that.
Dear God, I am grateful for my Business.
For my career, I haven't gotten to where I aim to be but I am glad for the level of growth I witnessed in 2020. I never believed that I would be able to manage this blog, handle some of the ghostwriting jobs I did. Wow! I am super proud of myself. You won't believe how many books and articles I have written for clients in the midst of the COVID-19 crisis!
Okay, I refuse to be a proud peacock, so let me stop here.
Dear God, I am grateful for my Career.
They say experience is the best teacher, do you agree? I do. I have shared with y'all the story of my life and like I said there, I have no regrets. Not of my mistakes or wrong choices because there are lessons I have learnt from them all.
I believe that all I have been through were for a reason. That's one of the purposes of this blog in the first place. 'Learning lessons from life's experiences.
Dear God, I am grateful for my Experiences.
Have I told you that I love my job? Okay, I think I have said it before. But there's nothing wrong with saying it again. I Love My Job! You can read about my work experience here
Dear God, I thank you for my Job.
Now this one is special. If you have not witnessed my witty side please raise your hand. Oya come to the front let everybody see you. Good. In the name of God, I beg you, how did you know me? Haba! Please drop your account number in the comment section, I owe wallahi!
Kindly stop and read this ASAP 5 crazy things I have done
See, for me, humor is life! Humor has been my therapy since 1777. It has helped me stay sane in the midst of challenges.
Dear God, I am grateful for Humor.
There's no long talk about this, I have a roof over my head dazzol! Do you know how many people sleep under the bridge or by the wayside? You really don't want to know.
Dear God, I grateful for my Accommodation.
Skill is one's ability to do something well, it can be referred to also as expertise. I don't think you can live an impactful life on earth if you do not have something that you are skilled in. As an individual, you MUST have something to offer. Even plants and animals have something to offer.
This can be acquired through training, experience, or observation, after which it is left for you to continuously practice to harness your skill to help you be of profitable service. With me, there is never a dull moment especially because I am not content with mediocrity. I always want to know, learn, and acquire more. I shared a post about skill some time ago, you can read it up here.
I never went to a catering school but I learnt to cook and bake from my mum and this pays my bills now. Read up here.
Dear God, I am grateful for my Skill.
20. FRUITS AND VEGETABLES:
How can I not mention one of God's blessings to mankind? How? The importance of these cannot be overemphasized. They help boost your immune system, keep you looking fresh, rejuvenate your body, and aid digestion. Need I say more?
Dear God, I am grateful for Fruits and Vegetables.
Okay, I can't help but mention this. Yes, I love Food and I am saying it with my full chest. I am a shameless foodie, come and beat me! Have you read 10 things you didn't know about me? Read and thank me later.
Dear God, I am grateful for Food.
Hey, did you enjoy this? Does it remind you of something you should be grateful for? Please drop it in the comment section. I would be wrapping up this challenge shortly with the remaining 10 things I am grateful for.
See you in the comment. I love you plenty!
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