THE VALUE OF 500NAIRA BILL
Take a look at this 500naira. Squeeze it in your hands, it remains 500naira. Crush it beneath your feet, it remains 500naira.
It never diminishes in value. Never becomes weaker.
You can’t say, “Oh, because it is rumpled and stained , it’s now worth 300naira.”
Never! A 500 Naira bill remains a 500naira bill.
Now, imagine you are this 500naira note. Life kicks you to the ground and grinds you beneath its heels. Get up, dust yourself and remain you and your VALUE unchanging.
When challenges come crashing. Punching your ribs and gripping your throat. Let your value remain unchanging.
Yet when hurdles come,tides rages and furnace burns; we tend to forget who we are. We become lesser. We walk two feet shorter. Shoulders drooping. Dead men walking in human forms.
But today, I bring you this nugget of wisdom. Be strong like that 500naira passing through dirty hands, enduring the stains and still retaining it’s true value.
Remind yourself of who you are today. Remember your value. Don’t let that boy’s opinion be your truth. Don’t let that failed business define your future. Don’t let the abuse trap you in a hole. Don’t let your present circumstances hinder your right to dream. Your future is bigger than you can ever conceive.
So, be you! Be big. Be tall. Be god. Be unstoppable.
Written by Chioma Ngaikedi.