So..things started off a little bit different at our home this morning. I’m getting ready to fix breakfast for the kids when my 2yr old announces: “I want to eat rice and efo and meat!”. My 4yr old chimes in – “I’d like some oatmeal!” Oatmeal I definitely get, but rice and efo, so early in the morning??? Hubby chuckles and goes about his daily routine. “Are you sure that’s what you want?” I ask. “Yes mummy, I want rice and efo and meat!”
I’m thinking, no problem… I’ll heat up a plate for you. (We had some leftover rice plus a pot of efo & egusi soup in the fridge). So I heat up a plate for him, and I fix a bowl of oatmeal for my 4yr old. Hubby comes out and we both laugh at my 2yr old:). He doesn’t even notice. So the boys both eat to their heart’s content…and as I am getting ready, I notice my little guy smacking his lips. He is reeeally enjoying his unusual breakfast. My tummy starts to rumble…and before I know it, I’m sitting at the table, smacking my lips too… eating… you guessed it, rice with efo and egusi and some delicious meat:)! We enjoyed our breakfast so much that we even went for another round. We then topped it off with some red grapes. Yum! I’m pretty sure we started our day off right lol…
This made me laugh and reminded me that it won’t hurt to do something different, unusual, and seemingly weird, if that’s what our mind is set on. We should stick to our guns, stick to our inspiration and our dreams and pay no mind when people laugh at us or ridicule us. We should of course consider advice, but if the only reason why someone is telling you not to do something is because “it’s just not done that way”..no valid reason… then hmmm… please, don’t listen! As long as you are convinced in your heart…You’ve sought God… Eat and enjoy your rice , efo, egusi and meat….enjoy…smack your lips…your fingers if necessary… you may end up becoming a pace setter before you know it:)! The same people that initially laughed at you may end up following in your footsteps.
And you know what, even if you don’t become a pace setter…. You’ll still have a big smile on your face, and your tummy will thank you too lol.
…Just wanted to share that with you!
Have a wonderful rest of the week everyone. And don’t be afraid to do something different:)!
Much Love & Blessings,
(I wrote this note on Oct 21, 2009). “Efo” is the Yoruba word for spinach. “Efo & Egusi” is a popular savory Yoruba/African stew, eaten with fufu type foods or with (usually plain) rice. It is usually eaten for dinner. Needless to say, it’s very yummy..!
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