By Lucy Wanjiku
I was walking with a spring in town today with a huge grin on my face. Even when I heard blaring music as I passed clubs lined up on our busy streets of Nairobi, they somehow matched my mood making my feet dance and my heart grow wings. It sure felt like the stars had aligned in my favor. I got an email with some good, good news, stay tuned.
Just when I thought the day could not get any better, I receive a call from a mother who once took me in like her child and made life for me and my baby boy a little easier, may his soul rest in peace. She stood in the gap when the world had pushed me to the wall and on my knees. Her son, a sickle cell survivor who I had started a fundraising for, would undergo surgery at no cost!! Thank you Nairobi Hospital I don’t know how that happened but when you are good, good things happen.
Karma is real
Being good, soft hearted, generous, self-giving is mostly taken advantage of and this I know all too well but it also brings good tidings, yes it does. Being kind is free. And so I couldn’t wait to talk to a friend of mine who had made the largest contribution yet. It’s always such a gift speaking to her.
Isn’t it beautiful what the internet can do? We have never met yet she has been such an inspiration and joy as I watch her battle great wars and still emerge victorious. The thought of her makes me smile and yes, I have a tattoo to remind me how important joy and self-love is.
Although Facebook has broken relationships, it also does brew good ones. I have had a writers block for some time now, because some of the people I have close to my heart seem to all be in the season where we are not on the same lane. It is a hurtful process and gets me down at times; sometimes I can just stay in bed all day when I think about it. If only I could keep all friendships made in this lifetime and if they had to break it would be for understandable reasons that we would bridge that with ease.
If only wishes were horse
So messenger ensured that one friend brought back this small spark that I hope we can fan it together and bring back my flames. We will walk through my days together. They have everything in, I can inspire you to rise and I can make you sad to your tears, we can laugh together though I have a weird sense of humor, we will travel together because dreams are valid and so are destinations and we will love, I love..love..love.. fully. The journey of a girl who makes mistakes and will still make much more because they made her who she is.