Upon arrival at the Executive Director Pastor Mrs Seinye O. B Lulu-Briggs birthday party last month, she captivated every one around her with her cheerfulness, even as she is blind, she didn’t carry an aura of sadness or pity.
What made her outstanding is the fact that she participated on all the prayers, hymns and jubilations, she was first to clap her hands, or nod her head in agreement to all that was said while wishing the Executive Director a Happy Birthday…
So we granted the Media persons there an interview with her, she was a delight to them all, as she answered their questions in simple English language… One of the reporters couldn’t help but ask her if she had an education, because she spoke well..
She laughed and replied : “My daughter, i did not attend any kind of school, I was a trader back then in the days, i travelled from Port-Harcourt to the North, and i picked up English”
She continued… “I am a blind old woman who has been given an opportunity by the High Chief O.B.Lulu-Briggs and his wife Pst Mrs Seinye O.B. Lulu-Briggs, i have been well taken care of and attended to and i owe them my gratitude and prayers”
She couldn’t help but asked for time to sing a song for the Founders of the Foundation in her native ijaw kalabari dialect …
Theres a quote by James M. Barrie that goes thus.. “Those who bring sunshine to the lives of others cannot keep it from themselves.”
This woman, exuded cheerfulness and happiness around her, she got the journalists smiling and struck a chord that would always make them remember her.
We hope you remember to bring happiness around you. ALWAYS.