Here we are again at our weekly pond of sharing with one another. It is a delight to be your host on this platform. I hope you are not getting tired of me neither am I clogging your box?
Today is the 5th day in the 5th month of the year. I pray that you will rejoice in this new week and you will not disappoint God and humanity. May your good deeds this week evoke great remembrance for you always.
As a young man who left the University in his early twenties, I have had a mind of my own as regards who I should be five years after graduation. Unfortunately, not all of these dreams have been fulfilled. However, I had the opportunity of discussing this with my grandfather and he told me there is a difference between College Fantasies and Out of College Realities. I hereby share with you, the two sides of expectations which are Fantasies and Realities.
Fantasies can be defined as “Alice in the Wonderland”. A land where everything is smooth and there is no hassle. A land where one will transit into abundance with no pain. A season of abundance with no lack. Fantasies can be likened to a dream, fantasies can be likened to an expectation and lastly, fantasies are imaginary anticipations.
Realities are the actual occurrence of all events. Realities are hard facts. Realities are the real life experiences. Realities make more people come alive; it gives them the opportunity to handle situations that they cannot imagine prior to that time. Realities give birth to responsibilities. Realities shake off “baby fat”. Realities make people adjust.
Realities are the season of modifications for many people; they would have been living in a world of fantasies but once realities dawn on them, they sit up and brace up for the challenges at hand. Realities had led people to committing suicide because they lost the zeal to continue the journey. Realities make people know that there are confrontations.
Get prepared for realities beyond your fantasies. Men have their fair share of the season of realities. However, note that the realities of a man might be different from that of a woman; the realities of siblings could differ; the realities of colleagues could vary. In all realities exist.
Whatever be your realities, just ensure that you stand to the task; do not give you. Your fantasies (dreams) will soon materialize. All you have to do is to endure and enjoy today’s realities (challenges) which have a way of modifying you as you journey to your fantasies.
Enjoy your week.
(c)Olutayo IRAN-TIOLA, Lagos, Nigeria