Tracey Martins was just a five year old blue eyed girl with long blond hair residing with her grandpa in their country home at Duke Town, a country side in Nigeria. She is very humble, intelligent and committed but can be temperamental and scared of nothing. It was to her, a mystery, when her teacher taught her that a giant tree is but a product of a single seed. So she determined to plant a seed to see how it begets a tree. This she does with the help of her grandpa.
Two hours after planting the seed, the young girl was already anxiously waiting for the tree to surface. Noticing her anxiety, her grandpa suggested she leaves the seed for a while. Guess what? Just three days of post planting, fearless and temperamental Tracey Martins excavated the seed and took it to grandpa, accusing her teacher of being incompetent and playing hide and seek with her intellect because the seed didn’t beget a tree after all.
Her grandpa insisted that she planted same seed again, this time, rather than digging it out, should water it every morning before leaving for school and that by the time she makes it to high school, the tree must have been taller than her. So she obediently did and the tree finally grows and blossom beyond her wildest imagination.
Most people are like little Tracey. The moment they read or hear about quality relationships/marriages, they are enthused to philosophize and experiment it with immediate alacrity. Then one/two years into it, they already want out. Perhaps, because their high expectations are cut short. Base on egocentricism, intolerance, ignorance and pride, like our little Tracey Martins, most people attempt to, and/or undo a healthy relationship/marriage that would have paid off in the long run. With their mouths, they spell their doom and with their unfounded ill hearts towards each other, they make a caricature of the very life they lead and a mockery of each breath. Unfortunately for some, they never had the second chance to right the wrongs. What a poor life that is…
TAKE A CLOSER LOOK AT YOUR RELATIONSHIP/MARRIAGE. ARE YOU FORCING IT TO BEAR FRUITS EVEN BEFORE YOU WORK IT OUT? WHO ARE YOU BLAMING FOR THE MISFORTUNE ON YOUR RELATIONSHIP/MARITAL LIFE? YOUR SPOUSE, IN-LAWS, OR FRIEND(S)? WHO DO YOU LOOK UP TO WHEN YOU ARE NOT SURE OF EVENTS? “GRANDPA”, BEER BOTTLE, COMMITTEE OF FRIENDS OR GOD?
How cluttered is your marital terrain? How unhealthy has your relationship been with your family, fiancé/fiancée, and friends? The good news is… You CAN revamp it if you so desire on the one condition that they are still alive. LIFE IS BUT A SHORT JOURNEY TO THE UNKNOWN! GO… MAKE HASTE… GO MAKE PEACE IN YOUR MARRIAGE/FAMILY. SPEND TIME AND ENERGY WATERING IT SO IT CAN BLOSSOM IN DUE SEASON. BEST WISHES.