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Two days ago, I went to get a bag of satchet water and as I sat down waiting for my change and water from the seller, I observed he was agitated.

Upon collecting both items, I throw in a big smile and asked Oga Viko, as we call him, why you dey vex na? He answered saying, 'na one of my friend dey vex me jor! wetin dey pain me say I go still forgive her', by this, he meant that he is pissed with her but just have to bring himself to forgive her.

I asked him, what her offense was? He replied I have known imabong for over 18years, and the only time she calls me is when she needs a favor, and I will agree to help most times because I know if I don't help her, God will surely raise another person to meet the need; so why not do it.

I sighed and walked back to my abode while digesting how my day panned out, these insights were opened to me and I thought to share with you:

1. Yes, we are to Treasure people no matter how close or far in strengths they are to you.

2.  Why? for that which you overlook might be what you would look for in the course of time.

3. Attitude! Just because they are always there for you, don't abuse them.

4. Maintain a level of cordiality. Take out time to call, text and when you can, spend them with them one on one.

5. Always show Gratitude, people are moved to do more when you appreciate their little deeds.

6. You always have people like this in your friend's list, know when to let them know of their attitude, and when they are unrepentant, delete them; for like John Obidi always say " Lean on me no mean say to make you press me"

8. God is a rewarder of God deeds, but don't let religiosity psyche into emotionally punishing yourself; The Bible says "Love your neighbor as yourself".

I know there are bridges you cant just burn, but be reminded we are all pilgrims in a foreign land; be kind to make the journey light for one another.

@Pics: My twine since 1999, I treasure you Elizabeth Agim

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Hosanna Oyibo


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