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You Gave Me Too Much Change

You Gave Me Too Much Change

When I was growing up, I was taught that if you went to a store to buy something and you were given excess change, you returned it. In the same vein, if you overpaid, an honest cashier would return the extra to you. Honesty wasn’t something you rationalised. It...
Chat Connections

Chat Connections

When I meet someone online, I either connect with them immediately or after some time. I almost always begin with chat. It helps me to gauge whether they can carry on a conversation and express themselves with words. In the first week, I make an effort to feel people...
Preemptive Friendship

Preemptive Friendship

I learnt something a few days ago – never wait to be asked, to demonstrate friendship to friends. Just be there for them. You don’t need a special occasion. If they come to mind, pray for them. If they want to talk, call them. If they need you to be there,...
Forget Me Not, Dear Friend

Forget Me Not, Dear Friend

In the Book of Proverbs, King Solomon cautions, “Do not forsake your own friend or your father’s friend.” The maxim brings to mind a conversation I once had with a friend. (I belong to a group of friends who have collaborated on many NGO projects in...
Of Old & New Things

Of Old & New Things

I have an abiding love for crunchy granola that I cannot fully put into words. I’ve also eaten Nasco Cornflakes topped with granola for years. My love for some types of food is consistent. It mirrors the way I love people. If I love someone or something, my love...