Hello beautiful people!
This post is actually to share with you all a project my sisters and I carried out last week but let me just quickly take a detour because the title here is stirring up something in me. You know how you can sing a song for years but not really know all the lyrics? Yeah that’s how I’ve always sang the ‘Lean on Me’ song.
Sometimes in our lives,
we all have pain, we all have sorrow.
But if we are wise,
we know that there’s always tomorrow.
Lean on me when you’re not strong
I’ll be your friend, I’ll help you carry on
For it won’t be long
‘til I’m gonna need somebody to lean on.
Please swallow your pride, if I have things you need to borrow
For no one can fill those of your needs, that you won’t let show.
You just call on me, brother, when you need a hand
We all need somebody to lean on.
I just might have a problem that you’ll understand,
We all need somebody to lean on.
If there is a load, you have to bear
That you can’t carry
I’m right up the road
I’ll share your load
If you just call me.
Call me if you need a friend…
Aaah what a beautiful song! I’m really taking a look at the lyrics right now and realizing just how deep and touching it is. If we would practice what we sing, we would make the world such a better place with everyone looking out for one another. Unfortunately, we are mostly so insensitive and intolerant and it always breaks my heart to see the kind of things we do to one another. Many times I’ve asked God why He gave me such a big heart that cares so much but I’ve come to understand that it is for a purpose. You know how some people say not to bother telling others about your problems because no one cares anyway? Yeah that’s a lie, I’m the one who cares. In such a fast paced world where everyone is looking out for themselves only, I’m the one who is trying to look out for and be there for everyone because that’s just me and I actually enjoy doing that, so do call me when you need a friend.
Alright, now to the main story. So a few months ago, some of my sisters from high school (St. Mary’s Senior High) and myself came together to plan a mentoring and counseling program dubbed ‘A shoulder to lean on’, through which the present students of the school (mentees) can be connected to influential past students (mentors), past students can visit and share their life experiences with the younger girls as a form of encouragement and motivation and also spend quality time with them discussing various life issues and the most suitable ways to handle them. By God’s grace, the maiden edition came off last Friday and it was amazing! We had a lovely time with our younger sisters talking to them about various topics such as how to achieve academic excellence, having a relationship with God, career goals and achieving them, relationships with guys, self-worth and self-respect. It was so wonderful to be back there and to have the opportunity to impact the lives of our younger sisters positively. I’m so grateful to the all ladies who came together to make this a success, may God bless us all.
Here are some of the photos from the event, enjoy!
From L-R (behind): Mr Zivor, Miss Pamela Addy, Miss Joana Bempong, Miss Sedita Mensah, Miss Edna Odame, Miss Kafui Agbodjah and front row from L-R: My honorable self, Miss Christolite Kpani & Mrs Barbara Ouedraogo.
Meet my very special friend, also called Sharon, who is in the same house & same dorm room that I was in when I was there. How cool is that?! I just had to get a photo.
I’m right here if you need a friend, call on me: firstname.lastname@example.org