I haven’t been this excited since the last time I was excited. Lately, I have been feeling unappreciated, underrated and underestimated. I have been let down, sad and emotionally drained; then, my phone rang.
‘Dear Henrietta, you have been selected to give a talk on public speaking in Lagos’. Wow! Me of all people! Me that people looked down on! Me that someone said I will not amount to anything… called to Lagos!
It is not as if I have never been to Lagos, it is that feeling of importance; being recognized as someone who can impact lives.
The week to the trip, I could barely sleep. Days to the trip, you can imagine how I was.
I made my way to the airport and went through all the process; even smiling at the ever hostile airport workers because I cared not for them that day.
The flight was scheduled for 2:30pm. 1:45pm, still excited. 1:50pm, couldn’t keep calm so I started pacing. 2:00pm, expecting a boarding call. 2:15pm…nothing. 2:20pm…NOTHING. 2:30pm…NOTHING!!! 3:00pm, a lady announces the cancellation of the flight. My heart fell to my toes; I took a seat, unable to speak.
As I made my way home that day, I reflected on all the events. Yes, I was disappointed but, I was still happy that someone remembered me and found me worthy to address people.
We may have setbacks on the road to success, we may not even see the road or unsure, which path to take. There could be delays and tough times but it never stays the night.
The length of night is relative and may not be counted in minutes nor days; it could be months or years BUT, it will pass.
THE SUN MUST SHINE
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