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CONTENT

So Davina Oriakhi’sContent” has been on replay and for some reason I can connect with it and I feel everyone should be able to too (click on “content” and listen or download, it’ll give you a better picture and understanding of this post).

I saw it in 3 dimensions: Content, Content and Content. The first one is the English word content, a noun that represents substance. It represents the amount a material or person contains. In my opinion, that signifies depth. What you are made of, what defines you, what comes out of you when people take a sneak peek. The second one is also the English word content, an adjective that represents satisfaction. Knowing what you have and being satisfied with it. Knowing who you are and not finding artificial ways to be someone else. Knowing your skills and leveraging on it. Then the final one is the French word Content which means happy.

One word, different pronunciations but same spelling means 3 things that are not farfetched from each other. Who you are is not defined by how you look or what you have. It is defined by substance (what you are made of). You will never be truly satisfied until you come to terms with who you are (what you are made of). It is the satisfaction you derive from your person and principles/values that propels the chance of improving what you have. If you are playful, use it to your advantage. If you love talking use it to your advantage. You have to leverage on who you are and it’ll deliver wealth to your doorstep. Be informed! Don’t be empty. True happiness comes from substance and satisfaction.

Life may not be perfect and there’ll always be challenges but as she said it’s the “little things that count”. When you are faced with difficult times, it shouldn’t steal your happiness because the little priceless things you hold on to that are so precious that can never be taken away from you (substance) are what make you happy. Many things make me happy and provokes smiles especially memories. I think of my time at university, I think of challenges that look like mountains in the beginning but ends up as infinitesimal as a grain of sand, I remember listening to Gabriel Esu speak about a lot of things, Abraham Etimbuk and his depth, taking pictures of the picture taker himself (an amazing photographer) Chidi Ashimole (The Lexash), Uwem, always listening to the sensible and senseless words pour out of my mouth, Bobby, Bukky, Ope, Ufuoma, Ima, amazing coursemates, CU friends, I remember Reflections Dance Ministry and the amazing souls I met there, I remember amazing dancers like Bilal, Davina, La Vic, Amune etc. I remember my public speaking experience with Dr. Olumuyiwa Oludayo and amazing souls like Ebisan Atsemudiara and Micheal Inyang. I remember my family and my friends and most importantly who I am. The lady that loves tough challenges and would fight them to the end and I smile.

I guess you have fond memories too and you can share them by tweeting them and adding the hashtag #3Content. And place a comment here too, so others can see.

Stay Happy.*playing Pharell William’s happy in my head”

Love,

Einsteinette.

THE LETTER

My sweet baby,
As this pen touches this paper, smiles takeover my face and heart. Overwhelming joy and warmth fills me. God chose me to be the shelter for you for nine months and I’m glad that he finally sent my own angel to me to cool me off in the midst of the fire of earth. My love, you are a blessing and I treasure you. You saved me from shape and restored my dark clouds. I’m sure you’re confused. Ids explain:
Your father and I were so in love. They say all men are the same but he was a unique breed, different from anyone I have ever met. If there was a word that could separate him from the human race, I think “Angel” would suit him perfectly. He had a big heart. We got married and lived happily until dark clouds rested on our roof. His family harassed me constantly because I couldn’t bear a child for their son. They never really accepted me into the family because I was poor. My mother died while giving birth to me. When I was 16 my father died of cancer because we didn’t have sufficient money for the hospital bills. My uncle took care of me till I met your father. He became everything to me in spite of his family’s opinion about me. He never loved me less, he didn’t cheat and he never left my side. He dried my tears and encouraged me. In the midst of our trips to the hospital to find a solution to my bareness, the doctor discovered I had an ovarian cancer. We decided to take the risk of operation.
It’s been 10years since I got married. The operation took place 8years ago and just when I was about giving up, you came my way. I am so happy that you are here with me now. I know everyday you’ll wonder where your father is, he died two months after we received the good news that I was finally pregnant in a car crash. Too bad he won’t witness your birth but I’m sure he’ll always look out for you from wherever he is.
Don’t be sad my child, you have me. I’d never leave your side. Anytime you need me I’d be there. I’d be your mother, father, sister, brother, playmate, best friend and anything you want if only you let me. I won’t let you slip into the wrong path because I care too much to lose you to the evil claws of “pampering”. I love you. Words are not enough to communicate how I feel about your presence in my life. Life has dealt with me but it handed me a precious gift to wipe away my sorrows, YOU. Remember never to give up on life. Don’t Quit! You are the ruler of your world and what becomes of it is determined by what you create in it. Never let challenges weigh you down. Depend totally on God because even when everyone leaves and everything fails, he’ll be there. Control your mind and you’ll be able to control your world. Never let people determine your path for you. Follow your passion. You are a brave child and you’ll succeed in all you do. I will always be here to support you whenever you need me, until God feels it’s time for me to go. I love you.
Yours forever,
Your Mum (would be any other thing for you).

Love,

Einsteinette.