It would appear the creative streak responsible for the awesome titles (if I do say so myself) my posts usually enjoy has failed me today…. -__-
Oh well, this post shall not be lengthy and is designed to serve two purposes…
The first: it serves as an intro for a mini-series I’m having on here which begins tomorrow.
Seeing as the creative streak I talked about at the beginning of this post has refused to, well, streak and is still rather static at the moment, I may just end up using the (in my opinion) subpar title I have so far…
The Vocabulary Series
This may just change before tomorrow. Just may. I guess we’ll see…
Anyways The Vocabulary Series is for the next five days, going to focus on a word in my personal vocabulary that I particularly favour and which I’ve leart very valuable lessons on in the recent past. Each word shall be unveiled on each day of the series and I’ll then attempt to make my point.
Why the series? The whole point of the series is to share some of the lessons learnt from my experiences and hope that they edify someone who shall read them. The timing is also key. I’m not really one to make New Year Resolutions, if I believe something in my life needs to change badly enough, I try to effect it immediately, no matter what part of the year that is. For some people though, new year resolutions work and so, these series are my contribution to anyone who may want to work on any parts of their lives that the series may touch on. Doesn’t have to be for only new year resolutionists though. If you feel the need to take something from it, pls feel free.
The series will also be a sort of run up to my entry in the #30DayGuestBloggerChallenge presently going on on @HL_Blue’s blog. My entry comes up on the last day of 2011, 31st December, and is supposed to highlight my highs and lows of 2011, minus romance. I’m still a bit nervous about that and hope it turns out great, especially seeing as it rounds off the series, wouldn’t want to be an anti-climax to what has been a great run so far, would I?
Be sure to visit 19th Street to check out the amazing entries so far.
The second reason for this post: to extend my ‘christmas greetings’ (whatever that means) to all my loved ones without sending any broadcasts, putting up statuses that only few people will see or burning credit that I don’t have… and No, I am not a cheapskate, just a broke, proactive brutha who works for an organisation with inept management who have not paid staff their december wages as of christmas day… (Ok, just had to let that out #MiniRantOver).
Before I get to the ‘christmas wishes’, lemme just say that I share a few of @weird_oo’s sentiments on Day 25 I feel it’s become very perfunctory when we just greet people “Merry Christmas”. Greetings should me warm, thoughtful and impactful, especially considering the significance of what we are celebrating. It just seems so shallow to just leave it at “Merry Christmas”. After christmas nko? I believe words are really powerful and if those are the only gifts you’re going to share with someone during christmas, easter, sallah, birthdays (these especially)… celebrations generally, then they might as well be meaningful.
That said, here’s wishing everyone reading this divine joy, peace, favour and love which transcend the season and extend into the new year which shall be a prosperous one unto you and yours, in Jesus’ name.
ps Please subscribe to the blog to receive instant notification on each post in the series as it goes up. I shall not be tagging people individually on twitter in order not to spam others’ timelines unnecessarily
pps I shall be receiving christmas gifts in words as well as taking contributions for a new/better title for The Vocabulary Series in the comment section. Please give freely as it has been/shall be given unto you…