Today I'm not going to quote a verse from the bible, my quote is from 'Things Fall Apart Part 2, Chapter 14' by Chinua Achebe. This man is so wise, his books has bags of advice only that we don't see it.
Here is the quote and I'm talking to anyone that thinks his/her life is over.
"You think you are the greatest sufferer in the world. Do you know that men are sometimes banished for life? Do you know that men sometimes lose all their yams and even their children? I had six wives once. I have none except that young girl who knows not her right from her left. Do you know how many children I have buried - children I begot in my youth and strength? Twenty-two. I did not hang myself, and I am still alive. If you think you are the greatest sufferer in the world ask my daughter, Akueni, how many twins she borne and thrown away. "
And this is from a fictional novel, how about me, I had a heart disease when the stroke happened, but I fought hard to get rid of it and 2 years after I am strong, the disease is gone, I have not regained 100% use of my right hand, I am going through something else that I won't mention that if you are going through it, everyday you will be crying and get depressed but here I am, strong, always smiling, hardworking, I have not hanged myself. Ok when I was in warri, I went to see my friend, she gave me the story of her former housemaid, that her younger sister of maybe 18 or 19 years had an accident and they had to cut one of her legs, terrible right? The housemaid is now staying with her sister, packing excreta because she has to poo where she is, she can't walk. That one is worse than my own o, I have my whole body together and I'm just working hard on my body but her own, she has only one leg, I'm sure she wishes she had a stroke instead of this.
My story and her story are true life stories, I don't know how they are taking it but I am taking mine easy. According to 'Uchendu' in the book 'I did not hang myself, and I am still alive'.
This is the word for today, think about it. God loves you no matter what.