To All That Made me Who I am, Thank You

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It’s been two months since I last sat down and wrote something. I must admit that sometimes the journey gets so involving that we fail to create time even for ourselves. It’s a tragedy not to be your own priority but when all is done and said, we convince our senses that in the end everything matters since service to humanity is service to God.

I have carried a burden in my heart for the longest period possible but today I find it wise to breathe in and share it out. I am indebted to a million persons who in one way or another have shaped me and my take on life.  To some, my character has stood the test of time while others have breathed life in me in ways I cannot start to describe here. From friends to foes, family to strangers, mentors to mentees, tutors to classmates and all caliber of people I have learnt best. My heart is heavy with gratitude.

In a nutshell, I will mention a few as I take back the words of Ralph Waldo Emerson who once said that ‘The purpose of life is not to be happy, it is to be useful, to be honorable, to be compassionate …to make some differences that you have lived and lived well.’

To my high school English teacher, thank you for nurturing my then broken English and poor grammar. You believed in my abilities even when I couldn’t find it possible. I write because you taught me right and asked me to go forth and follow my dreams.

I am indebted to that ex-boyfriend whom in one of my writings which I had shared with him told me later that he did not read it because that was not his line of interest.  Thank you for letting me know that sometimes those that you hold so highly in your circle, will at times pull you down unapologetically. I appreciate the fact that your statement made me realize that no one should never date someone who degrades their passion for whatever reasons whatsoever.

To that one adventurous girl who stood by me when I had nothing, thank you for proving that friendship is an opportunity that should be embraced unconditionally. To nights that I questioned my self-worth and dreams, thank you for standing in the gap while telling it to my eyes that I was worth more than a billion bucks. It made all the difference.

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  • Aduma Mutiva

    I don’t understand the stupidity of some bosses. What’s in a lunch with ladies really? Anyway, I find this kind of integrity rare in our days. Thumbs up Nderitu!