Sunday 2 April 2023



I was thinking this morning..... I was at a Conference early last week in Port-Harcourt, when a lady and her colleague approached me saying, 'Hello sir. I am sure you don't remember me.' As I looked on lost, she continued. 'About seven years ago at a Conference in Lagos, you came to our exhibition stand and liked one of our products. Without us asking, you went out of your way to get your colleagues and manager to our stand and introduced our product to them. The journey started that day and late last year after about 7 years, we got our first contract based on that introduction.'

As I smiled, she concluded thus, 'I usually don't remember faces until multiple encounters, but after that chance encounter with you, I will never forget your face.'

Wow! Her closing statement got me thinking. Many times we do things without knowing the impact it will have on people. Some are subtle and ordinary while others are big opportunities. Whichever way you act leaves an impression that will make someone to remember your face for good or for bad.

Until March 18th 2023, not many in Nigeria recognised the face of Prof Nnenna Oti, the Vice Chancellor of Federal University of Technology, Owerri (FUTO). She had the opportunity of being the Abia State INEC Returning Officer in the last elections. She resisted offers of bribe and threats to manipulate the results. Today she is the people's hero making headlines daily. She did her job but to Alex Otti and many Abians, they will never forget her face.

The truth is, no man is anonymous. Someone will remember your face, but for what reason? The greatest tragedy is to miss an opportunity to show kindness or make a good impression. As you meet people daily, smile, say something nice or do something good because you never know the impact it will have.

Just like some Greeks came to Philip in John 12:20 - 22 saying 'We would like to see Jesus,' people will come your way daily. How you treat them matters. You can either leave them better or worse. Whichever it is, is what they will remember your face by?

Stay hopeful. God's got our back.

Happy Sunday!

......Just the thoughts of a certain Wey Mey

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