The festive mood is high in the air with Christmas and New Year celebrations. Naturally, adrenaline is released in large amounts. This is the time some people will get pregnant, robbed, infected with various illnesses, lose jobs, marriages, lives, relationships, add a few pounds; and yet some get hitched, find partners, get born again or put on the extra gear to be careful. This is the time many sample restaurants and food they would otherwise forgo as part of the momentum and memories. The resultants of such celebrations can be dependent on one’s state of mind, peer pressure, amounts of money or sheer recklessness. But hey, I am not here to judge. Make merry while you still can and expose the gluttony.
Some of us move houses to appease trophy girlfriends, friends, relatives and total strangers; after all, most have the seasonal capability in form of money.
However, nobody should be surprised three months down the line at the growth of a baby bump accompanied with all the nauseating hormonal changes. The shortage of teeth in some mouths the morning after must not be cause for alarm. That wretched vehicle must serve as memory of our escapades elsewhere without attributing it to deliberate amnesia to escape responsibility. If we contract diseases, let that be dealt with maturely and should we wake up in a police cell, simply request a police bail without much ado about nothing or finger pointing. Should we become broke, let us be prepared to face reality.
All I am saying is; whatever we do; good or bad, whatever repercussions or consequences, let us take full responsibility of our actions without the blame game. We should go into any indulgence with open minds and ‘gladly’ embrace outcomes.
For all minors, please, every guardian or parent should ensure they are well secured and protected from actions whose consequences they may not fully know. Let us make their whereabouts, company, state of mind and modus operandi our business as outcomes reflect directly on us. They are our responsibility.
For those going to church for overnight prayers, let us attend these with the genuine thirst to seek the face of God, not faces of those brethren bowing their heads in prayer so we can steal from them. Churches should be the last place to rob from. Again, nobody should lay in wait for those going to such services, to attack for money. You will be amazed all they carry to synagogues are mere Bibles and a little offering to God that will only add salt to the injury of a foiled robbery.
Otherwise, Happy New Year to y’all.