This is my face, lol.
A pleasant friend and colleague in the writing ministry sent me an awestruck note about me.
Forget the accolades and just read along. You are allowed to laugh at me because he did a bit of yabbing…lol. Maybe you can get to know a bit me.
The lessons should speak to you and change your orientation about friendships.
By Deji Adeyemi (conversation series)
Let me tell you about an old new friend I made some months ago. I’ll call her Teddy (real name or not, the ones who know knows) and she’s a writer. I met her through another friend who wanted to help my single ministry. She gave me her number, and I continued from there.
Fast forward to October (we’re still in October, right), I’ve realised Teddy is special in her right. I got to discover she has a penchant and ministry for Christian writing (I understand it more now that I work with a Christian organisation into Christian education). What’s special about Teddy, you might be wondering already?
Okay, Teddy is not the exactly the type you call drop-dead gorgeous. In fact, she has an opelenge body with no real fillings (you know what that means, right? #runningaway). And to make it worse, she has no brows! Yes, you heard me right, Teddy has no eye brows! As in, for real?! (Will you come back here! Did I ask you to go check the picture again?!) Which human being has no eye brows! Of all the things not to have, I know right?!
But wait a minute, Teddy has a ministry! She has an anointing. Teddy has a gift. No, I don’t mean she can sing (but of course, she does that beautifully well with her opelenge voice). Well yeah, she’s got an eye for scenes and happiness and is a badass photographer with just a mobile phone and little editing (on phone still) but that’s not why she’s special.
“Why is she special then?” I said it already, durrhhh! She has a ministry. A ministry to reach out to the abyss of the hearts of young ladies and guys, bringing out a part of our fears, and turning them into creative lessons we all can really relate with. All the same, yet making them so easy to deal with.
I’ve read a couple of her writings (although I’m waiting for the day I’ll get a mention – yeah, she’s that proud) and I can say she has a message. After all, what’s a ministry without a minister? And what’s a minister without a message? For this, I’m proud of her.
She has a blog I want to introduce you to – www.faithwrites.com. But wait, if you’re not into Christian writing, please come with your church mind still (you know what I mean? #winks).
Finally, Teddy was my new friend and she turned out to be special. Let’s not mind the fact that she can call (everybody is a fish to her), she’s special still.
But don’t get it twisted, not all the new friends you make are special. Not all the new things you do are special. They might be just different.
A pit we all always fall into is believing something new is special. No, it’s not. You change from a cloth into another doesn’t make a new you, though it can make you feel special. Truth is, you only feel different. Yet, you do something old and it indeed becomes a special bond.
Don’t ask me how my story of Teddy who is new and special relate with my thesis of not everything being new is special.
You know what? Not every experience you share has to be negative to teach a positive lesson or vice versa.
Many people reveal in their sorrows and mistakes as strong reasons for good stories. It doesn’t always have to be so.
Don’t even get me started on new friends I’ve made recently from my change of environment. But in all, I’ve learnt that new isn’t always special, it’s just different.
By the way, shout out to Teddy. You are doing great and I need you know I know and I appreciate you for it.
Now, can I go?
PS: Now you can feast on the attached picture, looking for brows.😃.
Written by Deji Adeyemi (conversation series).
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