My friend Precious
a.k.a. Mazi, shared this with me, and I thoroughly enjoyed it…maybe you
would. All we are today is a product of the inputs we receive from others;
learn to appreciate all around you.
A bus full of
passengers was traveling but suddenly the weather changed and there was a huge
downpour and lightening all around.
They noticed that
the lightening would appear to come towards the bus and then go elsewhere.
After 2 or 3 horrible instances of being saved from lightening, the driver
stopped the bus about 50 feet away from a tree and said – “We have somebody in the bus whose death is a certainty today ad because
of that person everybody else will also get killed today. Now listen carefully
to what I am saying. I want each person to come out of the bus one by one and
touch the tree trunk and come back. Whom so ever death is certain will get
caught up by the lightening and will die and everybody else will be saved “.
They had to force
the 1st person to go and touch the tree and come back. He reluctantly got down
from the bus and went and touched the tree.
His heart leaped
with joy when nothing happened and he was still alive. This continued for rest
of the passengers who were all relieved when they touched the tree and nothing
happened. When the last passenger’s turn came, everybody looked at him with
accusing eyes.
That passenger was
very afraid and reluctant since he was the only one left. Everybody forced him
to get down and go and touch the tree. With a 100% fear of death in mind, the
last passenger walked to the tree and touched it.
There was a huge
sound of thunder, and the lightening came down and hit the bus – yes the
lightening hit the bus, and killed each and every passenger inside the bus.
It was because of
the presence of this last passenger that, earlier, the entire bus was safe and
the lightening could not strike the bus.
At times, we try to
take credit for our present achievements, but this could also be because of a
person right next to us.
Look around you –
Probably someone is there around you, in the form of Your Parents, Your Spouse,
Your Children, Your Siblings, Your friends, Your Colleagues, etc, who are
saving you from harm..! Think About it…You will surely find that Person..!!
Beautiful Lines
Alone I can ‘Say’
but together we can ‘talk’.
Alone I can ‘Enjoy’
but together we can ‘celebrate’.
Alone I can ‘Smile’
but together we can ‘Laugh’.
That’s the BEAUTY
of Human Relations. We are nothing without each other.
About the Author
Here is what Andikan Inyang also known as ‘Sparks’ has to say about herself………………….

a Chemical Engineering graduate, former Immigration Officer and present
day banker…..and most importantly, a foodie, I hide behind my
pen…….therein lies my strength. I hope to pursue a career in writing
and explore the world of poetry. So help me God.

Oluwole Olusanya
Oluwole Olusanya is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of one of the fastest-growing lifestyle and entertainment website in the country. He is a banker, writer, blogger, public affairs analyst and a tax consultant. He anchors Trending Topics on SHEFFA where he shares his thoughts and opinions on trending issues. He is currently studying for a Master’s Degree in Business Administration at the University of South Wales, Wales, United Kingdom. He has diplomas in Banking and Finance, Investigative Journalism, Creative Writing, and Linguistics from Lagos State Polytechnic, Isolo, Lagos, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, Scotland and The Open University, Milton Keynes, United Kingdom.