Today is the 1st of December and I love today for so many reasons. Firstly, it reminds me of FGGC Ipetumodu and the annual candle light procession morning that takes place on the day. We all wake up very early in the morning, assemble in front of one of the classroom buildings, light candles and go round the school singing Christmas carol songs (I can't remember now but I think we used to go to town). After the procession normal school activities resume then by 12noon we stop all school activities because it's World's AIDS day.
This is another reason I love the day. The patrons of the club come from Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU) to give us talks about HIV/AIDS. But I think what excites me more about the day is that two weeks from then, the term ends because it's CHRISTMAS break!
This year my term ended since September and it ended on a happy note and every day since then has been a happy one for me. I'm excited today because I look back at the year and it has been a fruitful one. I've made new and awesome friends, I've become wiser and more independent (this is serious), I've learnt to love and let go, I've learnt a lot about myself and others too. I'm more enlightened and I've had another feather added to my Education cap! So on this note I conclude by saying: HAPPY NEW MONTH everyone and MERRY CHRISTMAS. May this month bring you Joy, Peace, Laughter and the remaining Blessings you wished, hoped and prayed for this year. May the blessings of Christ be yours this season and the rest of your years. I say this prayer not just for you but for all that is yours.
As you read this,remember Christ is the reason for Christmas and make room in your heart for him. Also, I will like you to join me in praying for those living with HIV/AIDS (and where possible do something for them). Pray for places in the world where there is chaos, war and disaster, pray for our leaders that they may continually have wisdom and peace. Most importantly, do something today that will make another happy and don't forget to have yourself a MERRY CHRISTMAS because GOD LOVES YOU and YOU ARE SPECIAL ENOUGH TO DESERVE IT!
Loughborough Christmas light switch on event (30/11/2014 taken by Me, yeah I'm not a very good photographer)
(My happy face at the event)
My name is Temilade and I am a huge Christmas Fan!