IF YOU WANT TO APPRECIATE SUCCESS, FAIL. IF YOU WANT TO APPRECIATE LIFE, FAINT.

I was a stupid senior secondary school two student on this particular day. I had been on streptomycin injection for three days prior to this fateful day and the last injection was on this particular Thursday. I had always eaten before I go for the injection for the first three days but on this day, I didn’t eat and I lied to the nurse that I had eaten. As she injected the streptomycin into my system, I noticed that I started having strange sounds in my ears as if mosquitos were having classical music session. The last thing I remembered was the strange sound in my ears. I was gone.

I do not want to bore you with the details but when I woke up, I saw a lot of women around me all crying and disturbed. As I saw these women, I simply shed tears unconsciously. I appreciated life more on that spot. So don’t ask me why I don’t use my life like a cooking pot, I simply discovered how precious life is.

Isn’t it funny that the things that makes us appreciate something better are things that threatens to show us what it’s like not to have that thing. I never really appreciated the importance of food in the body until I fasted for three days for the first time.

Thank you

Oluwaseun David ADEPOJU

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