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Day 4 – TTC 2019


It’s another beautiful day and I’m thankful to be alive! Also, I’m thankful it’s the 4th day of our Think-Thank Challenge 2019!!!

Shift your focus from things that aren’t working to the things that are. Look closely and see those things God has done for you this year. When you begin to think deeply, you’ll find reasons to be thankful.

Let’s get to it! Continue reading “Day 4 – TTC 2019”

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Day 3 – TTC 2019

It’s day 3 of the Think-Thank Challenge 2019!!! I know sometimes it’s hard to think about things to be grateful for. But hey, what we see as normal is just the mercies of God. It’s not ‘normal’ to go out and come back without being harmed. It’s not ‘normal’ to have your food digested with ease. It’s not ‘normal’ to have all the basic things you have. So why not count your blessings and name them one by one? 😀

If you’re not yet following this challenge, please do!

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Day 2 – TTC 2019

Hey guys!

It’s Day 2 of the Think-Thank Challenge!!!!💃🏽💃🏽💃🏽

If you’re not yet following this challenge, please do!

What are you thankful for that starts with B? 

Remember you could:

  • Post your list of five items in the comment section
  • Or tweet at @writersbrain with the five things you’re thankful for
  • Or post on the Facebook page Dainty M  the things you’re thankful for
  • Or reblog on your blog and make your own list for other followers to join in.

Here we go!

My Thanksgiving List for Letter B 

    I’m thankful for BREAD and tea! My all time favorite food. And for every BREAKFAST food! 😍
    I’m thankful for my BIRTHDAY and all the love and gifts I received.
    I’m thankful for my friend BUKKY who got married this year.
    I’m thankful for my BLOG, which celebrated 5 years this year!
    I’m thankful for all the BUS rides I’ve taken this year and how safe they’ve been (despite all the drama of commuting in Lagos).

Lots of blessings to be thankful for! But you wouldn’t know until you start counting them. Let’s hear yours!

We can always find something to be thankful for, no matter what may be the burden of our wants, or the special subject of our petitions. – Albert Barnes

Yasss! Day 2 down! 24 to go!

You can still join in! 🤗



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Think Thank Challenge 2019

Hello guys!

It’s that time of the year!!!! I’m tempted to refer to Christmas, but not this time. It’s our annual Think-Thank Challenge!!!!

So, what is the Think-Thank Challenge?

Simple! It’s a fun way of giving thanks using all the alphabets in the English language. The idea is to think about all that happened through the year (good, bad, ugly) and thank God using the A-Z thanksgiving format. Things may not have turned out the way we planned, but hey, it could have been worse.

Think-Thank Challenge 2019 (#TTC2019) kickstarts from the 6th through to the 31st of December 2019!!!! I’m so excited about this year and I hope to have all of you join in!

I would be posting the 5 things I’m thankful for each day using the alphabet for the day. E.g. for letter A, I’m thankful I’m ALIVE.

How to follow the Challenge:

You can comment with your thanksgiving list on each blog post for the duration of the challenge.

    You can tweet @writersbrain with the things you are thankful for each day of the challenge.
    You can post your thanksgiving list on the Facebook page Dainty M each day of the challenge.
    If you’re an interested blogger, you can carry out the challenge on your blog and drop your link in the comment box for us to follow.

Rules of the Challenge:

  1. Post at least five (5) items you’re thankful for using each letter of the alphabet.
  2. For social media posts, please use the hashtag #TTC2019 or #TTC
  3. You don’t have to post on all channels. Use either twitter or Facebook or just comment on the blog.
  4. Consistency pays! (He who endures to the end shall obtain a prize!) Happy to announce a giveaway for the most consistent person(s)!

Quick Tip:

You can compile a complete A-Z thanksgiving list and just copy and paste in the comment section each day of the challenge as it applies.

*Please feel free to ask any questions! *

I officially nominate you for the Think-Thank Challenge 2019!

Let’s get started!!

My Thanksgiving List for Letter ‘A’

  1. I’m thankful for the AIR I breathe (without having to pay for it.
  2. I’m thankful for days when I haven’t had to deal with ANXIETY this year.
  3. I’m thankful for the ADVENTURES I went on this year!
  4. I’m thankful that God didn’t ABANDON me. Even in times when I felt He had, He never did.
  5. I’m thankful for ANSWERED prayers, even for the minutest requests I asked.

There’s so much to be thankful for! What are you thankful for that starts with an A? 

© Mfon Etuk, 2019

Reflect upon your present blessings, of which every man has plenty; not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some.

– Charles Dickens

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The Night the Clouds Shed Tears

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The stars all ran to hide,

The moon took cover,

Darkness enveloped the once bright sky,

Silent whispers of a love forbidden,

One no one could speak about.

The clouds exploded in pain,

Akin to labour pains,

For lo, it had held on too long,

What was once good had turned into poison,

Vapors turned to droplets,

Then came the torrents! Continue reading “The Night the Clouds Shed Tears”

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The Girl Who Almost Killed Herself

It was my second day in the ward. I could see all the distressed faces— my mom, my dad, and even my brothers looked sad. I shut my eyes hard, trying to picture myself in another place. A peaceful place. A quiet place. Where is that white light they say people see when they’re about to crossover?

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