A life and a mission: A personal reflection at 60


By Tunji Olaopa

 


“We often take for granted the very things that most     deserve our gratitude” – Cynthia Ozick

“When it comes to life, the critical thing is whether you take things for granted or take them with gratitude”. – G.K. Chesterton


At 60, I cannot but remember a crowd of people who have played various roles in my becoming who I am today. These are people who inspired me and some of who are still around and continue to encourage me on the journey of life that has become obvious to me today as God pre-ordained. Starting with my late parents who sacrificed immensely for me to realise my potential and who actually saw these potentials before I did. In spite of their financial challenges, they ensured that I got the right kind of education both formal and informal which started me well in life and helps me on life journey. To this class of people belong my siblings and other members of my family. Today this group has increased to include my immediate family:…



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