10 Simple Things in Life

The focus for the 16th week (Apr. 24 – Apr. 30) of the 52 Weeks of Gratitude Challenge was:

Simple Things in Life

The simple things in life, are often taken for granted. But what are the simple things in life? Let me count a few, and see how many you take for granted.

1. The Rainbow

When sunlight passes through water droplets in the sky, it forms a rainbow. In other word, when it’s raining and the sun is shinning, chances are that there would be a rainbow.

But even as simple as this feels, it is one of the simple things in life that fascinates me every time I see one.

2. Showers

I’ve always said that on my list of pleasures in life, showers come right after sex. I do not care what anyone says or things, but a cold, invigorating shower always feels so damn good. The best part is that you can enjoy a cold shower at any time of the year.

3. Time

And by this, I mean the time you give to someone, like a friend. I still remember one night in the year 2006 when I needed some company. I needed someone to walk with me to the market that night, but everyone was busy.

When I thanked the only person who agreed to walk with me, she responded saying: it’s only five minutes of my life! That’s probably one of the most profound things anyone ever said to me.

4. Sunrise/Sunset

I’ve had the privilege of watching the sun rise, as well as set, with someone. Coincidentally, it was with the same person. If you’ve never watched the sun set or rise, please add that to your bucket list. Even better, do it with someone significant in your life.

5. Food

Even as essential as this one is, I something about food last year. Food is never something to fight over!

We all have houses to eat and drink in, so why get angry or offended if you don’t get served, in an outing or occasion? It’s not worth it, and we’re all grown ups. Even so, most of us take food for granted.

6. Language

Now it’s your turn… what’s so cool about you?

Please share in the comments section below.

7 things I was grateful for during the 16th week of this 52 weeks of gratitude challenge:

  1. Thank God I was able to claim my clothes from the tailor today, since Tuesday when I should have
  2. I’m grateful that I was able to withdraw some dollars today, because I wasn’t able to get some yesterday
  3. To all the friends that I lost over the years and for all the friendships that ended normally and abnormally, I am grateful. Thank you, for all the lessons
  4. I want to thank God for the life of my uncle who passed on to eternity today. I knew more about the man in his death, than when he was alive. Indeed, he lived a life. May his soul know peace!
  5. I’m thankful for the news of likely job offers in the near future. Whatever the outcome may be, I remain grateful
  6. Today, I realized that I am what’s wrong with my businesses! So I’m grateful for this realization


5 Cool Facts About Kheme

The focus for the 9th week (Feb. 06 – Mar. 12) of the 52 Weeks of Gratitude Challenge was:

List 5 Things You Like You About You

I actually started compiling this list around the middle of last year. Thank God for the focus of this week on the 52 Weeks of Gratitude Challenge, I finally get to publish it.

What you’re about to read is what I consider my own special powers. They are some of the things I like about myself. The list is not complete though, but it is a subset of “Weird & Cool Facts about me”. Still, some of you may find this list interesting, or cool. So, enjoy as you read.

1. Caffeine Resistance

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2 Reasons to Express Gratitude Regularly

I’m sure that there are many benefits to expressing gratitude. Even so, what I experienced during the 8th week of the 52 Weeks of Gratitude challenge I’m on, was a revelation.

An attitude of gratitude is important. The bible teaches so, even the successful teach us so, too. Yet, why has gratitude not yet caught up with the crowd? Continue reading 2 Reasons to Express Gratitude Regularly

The Feeling after Expressing Gratitude

The focus for the 9th week (Feb. 28 – Mar. 05) of the 52 Weeks of Gratitude Challenge was:

How Did You Do & Feel?

Expressing gratitude is not as easy as it sounds. It gets weird if the person you have to express gratitude to, it not exactly you friend. Well at least, that was my experience last week when I got to the 3rd person Continue reading The Feeling after Expressing Gratitude

Expressing Gratitude

The focus for the 8th week (Feb. 21 – Feb. 27) of the 52 Weeks of Gratitude Challenge was:

Express Gratitude to 3 People

It is always reassuring when someone expresses gratitude to me in one form or another. I know how it feels. I made me feel like doing more, you know. And the same happens to most people when we express our gratitude to them.

We read something during one morning devotion in Everyday with Jesus. He said we should express our gratitude to God for all that He has done. But we should also not forget to express gratitude to Continue reading Expressing Gratitude

How to Save the Naira in 2016

In the last 8 months, the value of the naira against the dollar, has dropped by almost 90%! The rate at which our naira is losing value is staggering. People are wondering: Why is the naira is crashing? And why now? Is there is any hope at saving the naira? Well I am no expert, but I have 3 suggestions on how we can save the naira. Continue reading How to Save the Naira in 2016

Everyone Needs a Raisa in their Lives

The focus for the 7th week (Feb. 14 – Feb. 20) of the 52 Weeks of Gratitude Challenge was:

A Friend 1

Each time I think of it, I keep asking myself the same question: what business did I have with a 13 year old, 9 years ago?

I do not remember how we met, but I know that it was Yahoo! Messenger that connected us. I met with a few other foreigners online during that time of my life, but somehow I remained friends with this one. Continue reading Everyone Needs a Raisa in their Lives

Why I Love Benin City

The focus for the 6th week (Feb. 07 – Feb. 13) of the 52 Weeks of Gratitude Challenge was:

The City You Live In

The first time I visited Abuja was in the year 2006. I stayed at Wuse II for 2 weeks, during which I applied for a Turkish visa before traveling to Cyprus. It was a nice experience for me, and the beginning of something I never knew I wanted. Continue reading Why I Love Benin City

Could generosity be the key to abundance?

The focus for the 5th week (Jan. 31 – Feb. 06) of the 52 Weeks of Gratitude Challenge was:

Something Someone Gave Me

Generosity is a lesson on giving what you have. Most people think that generosity only has to do with money. Hence some tend to ask questions like “How can I be generous when I have no money?” Or say things like like “I cannot be generous because I am not yet rich!”. Continue reading Could generosity be the key to abundance?