I was reading an article about the effect of darkness on the body and brain when I got inspired to write this article.

It was evening and the weather was cool and kind, the air was gently blowing in my face so I took advantage of it and basked in it. Chuckles! Sometimes, you do too, right? Yes!

I was on my way home from a hangout with a friend, it was dark and the stars could be dimly seen coming out of their hiding place. 
I was revelling under the dark sky with a friend as we strolled through the neighborhood; happily reminiscing on the memories of the hangout we’d been to when we came across a man who needed direction.

And like the amiable young men we are, my friend and I waited to listen to what he had to say and we were not surprised when all he did was to ask for direction to an exit gate - one we had just passed some few minutes ago, what do you think we did? We politely gave him direction and continued on our way, but what amazed my friend and I after he had passed was the power of direction. 

If he hadn’t asked, he wouldn’t have known which path to tread, and the destination to which he is heading is not far away….

I am sure we have all been in that position where we are literally lost in the dark and we need a guiding hand to show us the way.

What do I mean?

We live in a world where vulnerability goes a long way in helping us find our purpose, place and space in this realm called earth. We live in a world where a lot of people want to be anonymous or want to do life alone. I believe life is made easy when we enjoy it with others. What about you?

The stranger might have walked in a circle without finding his path or it might have taken him longer if he had decided to walk the path and not ask questions. Yes! I know the world has become more dangerous as the day passes, but life comes with its risk and our ability to apply wisdom in all situations is our redemption to come out stronger.

So, friend don’t live life alone, life is not meant to be lived alone or in isolation. Life is meant to be enjoyed. We are not meant to be independent, but dependent on each other. When we live in isolation, we live in darkness and not in the light.

When we enjoy life with others, we would joyfully look forward to each and every day.

In God’s Love,
Okunola Peace.