There is a song by the Nigerian musician, Lagbaja, that I like. It encourages me to ‘dance, move, and shake body’. When was the last time you danced? Or laughed, or had sex, or did something warm and fun that you had kept postponing?
Nobody says you have to spend all your money because you live only once. You don’t need money to dance. You don’t need money to go to your friend’s house and laugh. You don’t need money to go to the public beaches in Lagos – when it is safe to do so – and feel something bigger than yourself. You don’t need money to enjoy some of life’s bigger pleasure.
You don’t need money to attend the naming ceremony of a neighbour you love and just be refreshed by the sight of a newborn baby. You don’t need money to move and shake your body to the sound of music for no reason first thing in the morning.
This ‘life no balance’ as they say, but yet some people manage to ride even without balance, to laugh, to smile, to hug, to embrace, and to love. Let’s try no matter how difficult, to find the spaces for everyday pleasures because life is going, whether you like it or not.
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Michael is a dynamic writer who is still exploring the nuances of life and being human. When I’m not writing, I’m out with friends or spending nice time alone watching movies or TV Shows.
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