TGIT - Thank God it's Thursday!!!!
Why? Because I am Thrifty, I have come to make your Thursday thoughtful and tinted with a better tortology of what it means to be a woman doing it "all alone"
At first I thought I could write a storm on this subject but then it occurred to me that many of you would simply shut down your computers thinking "what in the world is this" but then the right part of my brain spoke to me this morning and said what if you did this and many of them go on their knees asking for forgiveness instead? Forgiveness for what? Good question! Forgiveness for taking more things for granted than you should ever do or dare to do.
When I came on facebook today thinking what in the world can I share? I saw a friend's status and it was simple, it was short but it spoke to me. It reads: "A loaf of bread, a container of milk and a stick of butter." Whoa, shut down your computer, let's all go home, this is bloody THRILLING!!!
A woman doing it all alone has a loaf of bread. She has herself and perhaps some friends and colleagues to keep her fluffy even when she is lean on the inside. But God is the container of milk, He is rich, white as snow with no sin, no blemish, no stain just as he wants us to be and He says "Come, drink and be full" and the stick of butter......well, what do I do with this one? How about I just put it on the bread and drink the milk. Wow, I told you this was genius, right?
But how many of you have been to a girlfriend's house, gisted, watched movies, kicked back, relaxed your feet, cried because you laughed so hard that you got up to get a drink in her refrigerator and all you found was a loaf of bread, a container of milk and a stick of butter? Yes, there are many women out here on these streets looking good but don't have nothing but that in their refrigerator. Thankfully, you don't have to even let it cross your mind, my refrigerator is full and yours maybe too.
But as smart stewards, we should be smarter than to think it's all about us. As we go about slashing the bills, saving in a CD, investing in stocks, buying the lesser priced PRADA, and shopping for bargains for Christmas and stocking up our deep freezers with months supply of beef, chicken, fish, and vegetables. Think about picking up one loaf of bread, a container of milk and a stick of butter along with some other food items and dropping it off for that woman you pass by or the market woman with five kids at home who you just paid less to buy what you would have bought at Shop Rite (Lagos) or Shoppers (US) or Sainsbury's (London), think of her and drop it off for her next time.
This to me is what Thrifty Thursday will be like once a month and every month in 2016. I will go OUT of my way to FIND and to bless a woman once a month, every Thursday!
I didn't come on here to tell you how TOUGH my life has been since I got divorced in 2010 or how I got to where I am having been through the days of having nothing in my refrigerator but LESS than bread, milk and butter. I think I have had just ketchup, mustard and water. What do you do with that? But for EVERY challenge......God has given me a CHANNEL to be a blessing. Stop wasting money on frivolous things Smart woman, you don't need another pair of black shoes, you don't need more bags, you don't need more gold and you definitely have no business buying brazilian hair when your neighbour has nothing but a loaf of bread, container of milk and a stick of butter in her house.
I leave you with this, "if anyone will do unto the least of you, consider that she has done it unto me." - I am sorry, I gotta go make that bread (money) I am headed to work. Some of you in Lagos and London are at work waiting for this write up - sorry for the delay, it's 6.08am here and I am just leaving to start my day at work. I hope that you are blessed and consider being a GREATER blessing this Thursday!
Governor Seyi Hopewell
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