So last week while My friend and I were driving home after a long boring day at work, we got into our usual drive home chat and seat belt talk came up and she goes “This should be your next blog topic you know”. So here I am, talking about the importance of seat belt and telling all those who feel too big or feel it is a big deal having to strap that belt to start rethinking.

We talked at length of how it puzzles us when people make it a big deal strapping their self belts, We even mentioned a few people we know who had been involved in accidents but got saved from severe damage just because they had their seat belts on. I even remembered a family friend who died some years back from a car accident (May her soul continue to rest in peace. Amen), the force of the car hit had thrown her out of the car, if she was putting on her seat belt, maybe, just maybe she would have been alive today. 
 My friend started telling me about how she got into a bus one day and sat in front, while the bus was in motion she beckoned to the policeman to use his seat belt. Instead Mr policeman goes “Don’t worry, it doesn’t apply to us can’t you see my uniform”. At this, my friend couldn’t help but ask the man if death also didn’t apply to him, she was so disgusted by his excuse for not wanting to use his seat belt she found herself giving him a piece of her mind. Trust the other passengers to start laughing and pitching in. The police man didn’t have to be told again, he strapped up immediately. Sadly, lots of uniform people do this a lot, they feel because they are all dressed in their uniforms they don’t need to obey the highway rules. They forget that this particular rule is actually a protector from severe injuries during accidents. Let’s even forget about the uniform men, A lot of us are actually like these uniform men. When ever we see there’s no road safety official on the road or we feel where we’re going isn’t that far so why strap up. We fail to realize that, that singular act of strapping up whenever we enter a car can actually save our lives.
Earlier this year, a family friend was driving to work, he works on the mainland and stays on the island so has to use third mainland bridge everyday. So on this day, while approaching third mainland bridge, just before he would climb the bridge, he lost control and his car spanned till it hit the edge of the bridge and stopped. Thanks be to God, he came out without a scratch, although he went to the hospital to get checked properly and was given drugs to relieve any pain he might feel. Later that day, when he was over the shock, he told us how his seatbelt actually saved his life, while the car was spinning his seatbelt held him firm to the seat preventing him from being forcefully pulled out of the car.

So when I hear people complain about how it is so much stress putting the seatbelt, I can’t help but laugh and tell them how important it is cause truth be told, we never know when a car can decide to have a mind of it’s own and decide to play a quick one on us. I pray none of us every get to experience such but even at that, lets try to be careful and BUCKLE UP!!!


Growing up, we heard a lot of the first two by our parents, loved ones and close friends. It made us happy, it made us feel worthy and totally important. But along the way, a lot of us forgot these words, maturity set in, life struggles took over and we completely lost touch of our importance in life. We became destabilized and lost. But I just want to say these words to you all,

You are important.
You are loving and lovable.
You are capable of anything you want.
You are worthy of happiness and success.
Any time you feel depressed and out of place, remember these words. Decide to start feeling thus because the minute you let go of the negative energy and absorb the positive, to turn your life from a state of struggle and loneliness to a state of self-approval and self-acceptance, then will these words start to sink in better.

It isn’t a sin to be broke, ask Dangote if you ever meet him, he’ll tell you his been there before. 
We all make mistakes, no one is perfect, don’t let anyone fool you, we all have our different challenges and have all made our mistakes. Some are past it, some are still on the recovery journey so deal with your mistakes and move on. 
Not everyone can like you, there’s no need trying to please everyone, so stop the pleasing and start doing things that make you happy. 
It’s not a curse to be heart broken or go through a relationship or friendship breakup. Think deep, that experience just added to your knowledge about life and people so make good use of it.
I remember always thinking negative, There’s nothing you tell me you’ll do for me that I’ll believe, I just never wanted to believe I deserved anything good, even my relationships, I always kept believing there was someone else asides me. Yes! instincts are strong, but sometimes, we can actually change the story if we just look at the positive side of it. One day a friend snapped “Tracy can you for once stop the negative thought and start thinking positive gosh!”. That was all I needed to actually take me on the “How I’ve been thinking to “How I should be thinking”. There and then I decided to start loving my self more and doing things that made me happy, Believe in who ever I’m dating and trusting it’s just the both of us in the relationship and giving people the benefit of doubt to actually keep to their promise. Truth be told, I’m not were I would love to have been by now, but I’m definitely in a way better and happier place. Even my friends can testify to how I’ve changed and these was all possible by that snap..
The minute we all learn to imbibe the positive and accept that every situation has a closing date and no matter how bad things are today, tomorrow will be very productive then can we start to realize how important we are to the world.
Let me remind you again in case you have forgotten, YOU ARE……… VERY IMPORTANT AND YOU DESERVE HAPPINESS AND SUCCESS. So get that worthless thought out of your mind.