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Tuesday, 5 April 2016

No Day is Normal!

Hey there! I'm sure you're as guilty of the 'My day was normal' reply as much as I am. Believe me, saying that is not normal. No pun intended.  (I'm actually hoping I'm not the only guilty person here). Describing my day as normal has never been disturbing until recently. No better time to write this than when I am down with malaria, cough and catarrh. I have also heard and seen different things this period that just keeps hammering the whole underrated concept of being fine and hearty.
It all started with seeing a lady get hit by a car. It was so bad that I thought I was going to pass out. Nollywood didn't prepare me for what I saw.
Not long after then, I heard about the death of two people. These people weren't sick or anything and they went, just like that. How ironic is it that we all know our date of birth and not the day we're going to die.
And then Malaria struck and not surprisingly, I found myself thinking and trying to remember what feeling fine and strong was like. Thinking about it made me realize how much I took days that went by without a glitch for granted. I realized also that I treated those days like they were my right and not a privilege.

Being sick makes me understand the 'You don't know the value of what you have till you lose it' thingy better. I'll fall sick and then start wishing for the normal days and while I'm busy wishing, I'd realize those days were actually never normal. I was merely experiencing some special kind of FAVOUR and GRACE.
After I got better, I basked in the euphoria of not having aches all over and gave myself a friendly reminder not to ever take the privilege for granted. It might not be easy but I'll do it.
This is to every other person that sees being hale and hearty as normal. No day is Normal. There's just someone up there who's continually guiding you.A day will never be anymore than you make it.
Treat each day as a gift and be exceptionally thankful for days that are mundane, boring, annoying, tiring and on and on...  xxx.
                  Love and Care.
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22 comments:

  1. Hahaha! I can relate to everything you've written here! Especially the "taking the normal (well, not so normal) days for granted". I had a swollen leg last month I practically made a promise to cherish everyday after that period of pain.
    Nice write up, dear. Don't mind Nollywood and please get well soon!
    Loves.

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    1. Lol. I'm sure you're really cherishing the no pain period. Nice to see you again Leo.

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  2. AWw, sorry about the cold. I hope you get better soon

    www.cassiedaves.com

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  3. I'm better now. Thanks for reading Cassie.

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  4. Great message. I was pretty sick last eek, and it came on suddenly. Honestly I felt miserable. I feel a lot better now, but I can't wait for the days when my prescription medicine has finished. It's a great feeling to NOT have to pop pills that aren't vitamins or supplements.

    Berry Dakara Blog

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  5. Great doesn't even describe it alone. Nice seeing your comment Berry.

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  6. Glad you feel better now. nice blog
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  7. Nice post..

    I'm fond of using my day was "NORMAL" as usual even if it is not, but right now i will start treating everyday as a gift as you said..

    Thumbs up.. ✌✌✌👊👊

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  8. Thanks for visiting my blog.
    I just realized recently that I am not as grateful as I thought I was.
    Sometimes we take some things for granted. I hope you feel better soon!

    Thanks for visiting my blog. Love what you are doing over here!

    www.funmiwrites.com

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    1. Thanks for stopping by too. I'm very much better now. Thank you Funmi.

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  9. Reminds me of the saying...enjoy what you have because someone else is wishing for what you have. Goes to show that we should never take any day for granted. Being alive is a blessing.

    xoxo

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    1. That's deep. *writes it down*. Being alive is truly a blessing. Thank you.

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  10. I'm so late in this,but thank youuu for visiting my blog and thank God for your health.

    Loved the line about knowing our birth date and not knowing when we'd die. That was powerful! Great post

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    1. Thanks dear. Make sure you write it down. Lol

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  11. This is so true, we tend to forget the gift that each day is to us.
    Thanks for the reminder. Nice post!

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  12. Everyday is truly a gift! I thought of this the other day and it helped me live better.
    Seeing someone being hit by a car can send a wave of shocking emotions through one's spine.
    Thanks for reminding me not to take things for granted. It is so easy to forget our blessings.
    Lovely blog, Olaa!

    www.preciouscore.com

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  13. This is so inspirstional. I once was down with a terrible cough for weeks and really, I tried to imagine what life was before the predicament but couldn't quite get my mind around it. We always should be thankful for what we have because it is no right: someone somewhere needs that and doesn't have it. Thanks a lot for this. Loving your blog already.

    CherishExpress

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    1. Thank youuu
      for reading and
      the love. Lol
      Hope to see
      more of you
      dear

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