Having enjoyed the festive season responsibly…

For the very religious, this festive season has been a time to renew the acquaintance with God to remember the birth of Jesus Christ. For some, the majority of Rwandans, this season has just been a holiday, a cultural affair, a time to have fun. Mixed fortunes would be a rather kind and charitable verdict of our pockets after so much merry making. The right word ought to be crisis! Most of the country’s people are broke per se.

For the very religious, this festive season has been a time to renew the acquaintance with God to remember the birth of Jesus Christ. For some, the majority of Rwandans, this season has just been a holiday, a cultural affair, a time to have fun.

Mixed fortunes would be a rather kind and charitable verdict of our pockets after so much merry making. The right word ought to be crisis! Most of the country’s people are broke per se.

I do not think there is more in going out to make merry in this month than it was last month. It is good few succumbed to the most notorious killer on the road, accidents. Instead, all roads led to the hotels and motels which these days are becoming all about resort living, more luxury, ever pampering and ever more exclusive service.

Classy and idyllic are how I would describe the dinners on most happy peoples’ tables last festive season. In the supermarkets and restaurants, the colorful lights filled up all corners enticing young kids, especially those who are as stubborn as mules to demand all the luxury from their parents.

I am not even that surprised to see BBC business reporters snort that most firms upped their sales last month, and this tremendously contributed to their growth. Working for everything this year, right from this month is what is on each and everyone’s mind.

For many of the risk-takers, egos will have to be down sized because all the stakes are up for grabs is what we know.

Though work in the offices can be sweaty at times, cranking open the window to allow in some good fresh air would do some good.

Thus, some of the stresses that come along with suffering from brokenness will be weighed down and thinking merger would be the next do.

Like in the ultra-rich economies, like the United States of America or the United Kingdom, thinking merger is what has put them up where they are. My take is that these ‘wazungus’ are encouraged to think like this due to the frigid conditions during which most of the goals are achieved.

When it is that cold, all work is done faster like a warm up and people can settle and think themselves out of enduring situations. Whereas in hot climatic conditions, it’s quite uncomfortable to settle down in one place and think or work manually.

The big question is; how does one think merger in such a crisis? With mouths to feed, fees to pay and house bills to pay, I mean what else could bail you out other than spirited hard work and good connections with people who can help and can be trusted? Tim, an auditor, is one I usually trust in such situations.

I have tried his tricks of saving money to be on a surplus but my lavish family needs always put me on a test of breaking my promise not to touch that cash.

He sure knows that I am no good in treachery and will pay in time with good interest. Maybe that could work for you to keep the life moving with changes for the better of your family’s life rather than for the worse (poverty!).

Isn’t it best if we had enough offering to take to church every Sunday (or Saturday)? Go ahead; ask earnestly for that support though it may sound bizarre, but you will achieve the best results!  

benjis07@yahoo.co.uk

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