As a mother, I would like to say that majority of mothers who either call their babies such names by reason of intuition or love for their babies (not saying that kids who grow up without such pet names from their mothers weren’t loved by them). Before I digress too much, I was going to share a little with us how parenting has made mothers super-experienced at listening to their child, either when they coo or cry. We see that mothers are almost always available to attend to the needs of their child. Be it at night or during the day.
Where am I really going with an intro like this? With each passing day, even as adults, we are beginning to see the need to be at alert in our environment… I know some job applications often ask that the applicant explain how they pay attention to detail in the job they are seeking. This also applies to the current situation that we as a nation are faced with. When people see things going on around them, many a times we tend to pull off that ‘it is not my business’ attitude. And this should really not be so.
In the wake of the bombing incident at Nyanya Motor Park in Abuja, Nigeria, that claimed over a hundred lives and left about 70 injured people (May their souls rest in peace), I began asking myself what really happened with the bombers’ relatives. Didn’t they have friends and/or neighbours? Did any of those friends/neighbours/relatives get wind of anything before that evil day? If so, why didn’t anybody come forward to tell anybody? I mean like seriously. I still believe that a lot would have been done to avert the unfortunate tragedy.
While we cannot entirely turn back the hands of time, I implore everyone/anyone reading this post today never to ignore the need to always be attentive.
Permit me to leave you with this anonymous quote I picked up a few years ago
“It is not because things are difficult that we do not dare.
It is because we do not dare that things are difficult.”