It Starts with You!: The Journey to Happiness

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When the world throws mud at you, do you let it get you down or do you make a beautiful porcelain vase and put beautiful, nice-smelling flowers into it?

When they throw you tomatoes and eggs, do you get mad or make tomato omelet? And the cliché, when they throw you lime and lemon, do you grimace or smile and make lemonade?

Nigerians handle the above scenarios pretty well in a way that both excites and baffles most non-Nigerians. We’ve got what we call the Naija spirit. We excel at what we set our minds to do, and we’re ever-ready to let others know we’ve got it when we do! How do we do this? We celebrate success!

It doesn’t matter if your definition of success doesn’t tally with that of the average Nigerian. One thing I can tell you though; Nigerians don’t despise the days of little beginnings! They’re an appreciative group of people.

Even when the average Nigerian is still struggling to “make it” – make a breakthrough in life – he has this unquenchable fire of hope that “e go better”, things will look up some day, and very soon too!

Notwithstanding any obstacle that comes along the way, he still chooses to forge ahead towards his mark, assured he will celebrate at the end of the day.

You too can be happy, because you deserve to be!

You’re welcome to learn the “never-say-die” spirit of Naija that pushes the average Nigerian towards the path of progress and happiness!

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HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY TO ALL NIGERIANS!
MAY YOUR JOY NEVER TURN TO SORROW.
MAY YOUR SOURCE OF HAPPINESS NEVER RUN DRY.
NO MATTER WHAT WE MAY BE GOING THROUGH NOW,
WITH GOD ON OUR SIDE, WE SHALL PREVAIL.
LONG LIVE NIGERIA.

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About Biodun3

Biodun Samuel Adepetu lives in Lagos, Nigeria with his wife and friend of over twelve years, his multi-cultural neighbours, and their innocent but exciting children, in a simple African neighbourhood with everyday sounds, sights, and smell. He too has had his share of Western education, first at the University of Ife (now Obafemi Awolowo University), then at the University of Ado-Ekiti, both in Nigeria. He is also a professional member of the National Institute of Marketing of Nigeria, the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria, and the Project Management Institute, Pennsylvania, USA. He loves reading, writing, music, travelling, and photography.
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