The Dreams of Our Today.

Barry
Posted November 24, 2020 from Nigeria

     

    First and foremost, I would love to thank this community, " The World Pulse Team" for such a warm welcome. I look forward to working with you in any area where my help may be needed.

    For some time now, precisely since I turned sixteen, I have been looking for a way to impact my community. To be very honest, I have been feeling empty like there's a part of me that needs to be filled. I felt like I needed to be somewhere, any place where I could show the world what I stand for. As we all know this year has been a gruesome one, persons all over the world have suffered dearly for one cause or another. Many have lost their lives too, my heart goes out to those families that had to withstand such circumstances, everyday. Before I go on, I want to urge you to be more than you sisters or your brothers keeper, in these times everyone needs someone they could fall back on. Check up on your friends and families regularly, they need you now more than ever.

      As an eighteen year old Nigerian girl born and bred in Lagos. I have come to know that I now have a lot of responsibilities concerning my community and my county at large. I have also understood fully now that the dreams of our today affects our tomorrow. I have always pictured a better tomorrow, where the standard of living on average is balanced, where less children and youths are seen hawking and begging on the dusty streets of Lagos. I have never for once doubted this vision.

        A few months back, I had the opportunity of asking my local government chairman what exactly they were doing concerning some of the problems the youths were facing at that time and he provided me with some of the solutions that the government were putting into consideration to help the local community. I also collaborated with my school to donate quite a lot of school equipment to a public school that lacked most of these things and I felt honored to uplift and make life easier for the students of that school.

    You see I've realized something... "The brighter tomorrow we see today would never be ours if we  do nothing but dream of it, we need to plan the path to achieving it, set it and believe in it TOGETHER".. United we conquer always. To whoever needs to hear this, it is said that the sky is your limit but I say it is  your stepping stone to greatness!!! You are capable of doing more than you have ever imagined.

      Lots of love,

       Barakat.

 

 

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Karen Quiñones-Axalan
Nov 25, 2020
Nov 25, 2020

Welcome to World Pulse, Barakat! It's a joy to have a new voice from Nigeria joining us and rising up!

I'm amazed at how solution-oriented you are at such a young age. There is hope for Nigeria because of women like you. You're a great leader. I hope you get connected with mentors and founders from Nigeria and other parts of the world here, dear sister. Their stories could inspire you and give you guidance as you pursue your advocacy.

Please continue writing your stories. We love to know you more.

Welcome again to our growing sisterhood!

Barry
Nov 25, 2020
Nov 25, 2020

Thank you so much Karen. We need more people like you in this world, people that continue to motivate and uplift the spirits of others. I truly appreciate.

Karen Quiñones-Axalan
Nov 26, 2020
Nov 26, 2020

You're welcome, dear sister. I hope you can join us at our Encourager Party tomorrow so you can meet the rest of encouragers. :D

Jennifer Zeng
Nov 25, 2020
Nov 25, 2020

Dear Barakat,
Thank you for sharing your story. It is great to see a young girl like you taking actions and driving impacts in your community. Well done!

Barry
Nov 26, 2020
Nov 26, 2020

Thank you so much Jennifer. I believe it is my sole responsibility to impact my community. We are the leaders of tomorrow, whatever we do now affects our future. Welcome to the team!

maeann
Nov 26, 2020
Nov 26, 2020

Welcome to World Pulse Barakat :) Your story is your power.

Oh wow! I like what you said and I quote "the sky is your limit but I say it is your stepping stone to greatness" We need to have our first step, to achieve our goals.

Thank you for sharing, let's continue to dream, with action :)

Barry
Nov 26, 2020
Nov 26, 2020

Thank you so much Maeann, You are definitely right when you said "We need to have our first step, to achieve our goals" . This is my own first step. I truly appreciate your support.

Hajiya1
Nov 26, 2020
Nov 26, 2020

This is a beautiful story Barakat. I am glad you are setting your goals and achieving them at such a young age. Like you said and I quote "The sky is your stepping stone to greatness" Goodluck and welcome.

Nini Mappo
Nov 27, 2020
Nov 27, 2020

Hello Barry,
I did wonder about your name, now it makes perfect sense ;-)
Welcome to World Pulse! You have entered with gusto in your powerful post on not merely dreaming, but actioning our dreams to whatever capacity we can manage, one step at a time.
Good on you for all you are doing in pulling others into your vision and dream of better tomorrow.
Cheers ,
Nini

Barry
Nov 27, 2020
Nov 27, 2020

Thank you so much Nini, I look forward to doing more to impact my community , that way I inspire others to do the same and more. I truly appreciate.