I’m finally drawing the curtains down on the lessons that could be derived from the KeniKodjo Story. I must admit, it’s been fun chronicling these lessons.
The final lesson that could be learned from the kenikodjo story is, We all need each other to survive. As I scrolled through her blog, I found something interesting. Keni shows love and appreciation to all her readers.
In some posts, she tells them she loves them. Sometimes she expresses how much she misses them. The intriguing thing about it is that you can feel it when she says she loves or misses them. She got me smiling as I scrolled through her blog. As a result of the love and appreciation she accords her readers, they reciprocated by nominating and voting for her massively to win. Two of her readers went to the extent of staying up late just to design a banner with voting information for her.
We live in a world where genuine love for humanity is diminishing. Selfishness is the order of the day. We end up loving things at the expense of people rather than vice versa. We are so busy with our lives to the extent that we fail to notice what’s going wrong in the lives of others. We fail to realize that our progress in life is dependent on each other. Without the farmer, the buyer won’t get food to eat and without the buyer, the farmer won’t get money to cater for his/her family, the lawyer needs the teacher to teach his/her wards. The teacher also needs the lawyer to defend him/her in court etc.
Imagine if Keni hadn’t shown appreciation and love towards her readers, could she have been able to garner enough votes to win two awards? Let’s learn to love and appreciate each other irrespective of status, religious affiliation etc.
The final lesson that could be learned from the kenikodjo story is “A man’s gift maketh room for him, and bringeth him before great men.” (Proverbs 18:16). Allow me to introduce to you a verse in 1 Samuel 16:23. “And it came to pass, when the evil spirit from God was upon saul, that David took an harp, and played with his hand: so saul was refreshed, and as well, and the evil spirit departed from him”
One can deduce from this verse that, David had a talent of playing the harp. He was so good at it that it made the king refreshed and made the evil spirit depart from him. This talent distinguished David from the rest and brought him before a King. If God, who created David embedded the talent of playing the harp in him and that same God created us, it means we also have talents. Unfortunately, most of us think it is the courses we offer in school that’d make us outstanding in life. Talent is what propels an individual to greater heights and makes one stand out in life. Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo are well known and celebrated for their footballing talent. Celine Dion and Beyonce are well known and celebrated for their impeccable voice and melodious music. Leonardo Di Caprio is well known and celebrated for his acting skills.
The talent of story telling is what has made Keni win the Best Blog Of The Year Award. She went to school, offered courses she might not have liked. She later graduated with a University degree looking for a job without getting one. Few years later, she is now celebrated for her story telling ability. I’m pretty sure by now some reputable entities are going after her for her services which she now has a choice to either “brown” them or accede to their request.
The fact is, the world appreciates talent and it pays a lot. What talent do you have? Take that bold step and showcase it to the world beause the world can’t wait to reward you.