Dear Youngster, Love is not a Babelian language! Unlike residents of Babel, we are not prone to expressing ourselves in one language. In Nigeria, there are over 50 languages. As languages and cultures differ, so do our expressions. In the same vein, there is no one way to love or to be loved. The fact that you are not been shown love in the way others around you are doesn’t make you unlovable.

In all you do, never give in to that thought of not being a part of the people entitled to love and tenderness. Never feel you do not deserve to be loved.

Whether you like it or not, whether you accept it or not, someone out there loves you. It could be your Dad, your Mum, your siblings, cousins, uncles, aunties, family members, or even your friend. 

The problem with our world is that we’ve preconditioned our outlook on love. We’ve determined how love must be expressed and often time we feel it’s a one-way traffic. 

If Dad doesn’t get me my flower dress, he doesn’t love me.

If Mum doesn’t send me that money I requested, then perhaps I’m not that important to her.

Bro Bade didn’t later buy me that phone. I always knew I was just a option he couldn’t do away with.

And on and on we go, many of us have affected the beautiful relationships in our life in this manner. We often feel people hurt us whereas we are the Babelian hurting them with our actions.

Love is not a Babelian language. It’s not a one-way expression. There are over a billion ways to be loved and to love as well. Hence, you do not have to box yourself in in your expectations of love.

As you go this week, reflect on how you’ve been hurting those around you with your babelian and change! 

See you next Sunday! 

Your week is fruitful!

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