The Dream Of A Slum Boy

Michael Abdullahi
Posted August 23, 2019 from Nigeria
Faces of excited Youths from Nigeria

Meet My Hero Of The Week (Sunny  Omale)  

 

Earlier today I met this two Young Minds 

 

As I watch them play 

I was intrigued with the energy and Alot of positivity they put into the game. 

For the few moments I watched them play, it was like nothing else mattered to them, their interest became their obsession, Hunger left, the fear of been spanked by their parents left, every kick they made on that little ball was a kick of fulfillment and those little kick brought the best out of them, brought out the true leadership in them because I watched how they both carefully guided their end not to loose.

 

Every step was carefully taken 

I saw undiluted Joy 

The sense of been in control of their happiness was ultimately determined by the fact that they loved the game and as I watched, I couldn't but smile and went close to introduce myself to them and had a little chat with them. 

 

So during the course of our chat, I asked what would they love to become when they grow up. Your guess is as good as mine... 

 

The name of the youngest of this boy's is Sunny.

Sunny is just a little above 6 year's of age and he's currently in primary 2, he responded and said, " I want to become like Messi" so I asked why? He said "I wants to be Happy and be famous too because whenever I play football, it makes me happy".

 

Sunny is not afraid to dream

Though small and possibly from a humble background but he has refused to be limited by his environment and he's daring to take on the world by dreaming Big. 

 

 

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Jill Langhus
Aug 23
Aug 23

Hi Michael,

Thanks for sharing your inspiring post about Sunny. I hope he's able to realize his dream some day.

Michael Abdullahi
Aug 23
Aug 23

yeah with the right support and environment, he certainly will.

Jill Langhus
Aug 23
Aug 23

Awesome, and I agree:-)

Hello, Michael,

It's great that you listen to children's dreams. Sometimes children need an adult to listen and affirmed them. Great job! Thanks for sharing!

Michael Abdullahi
Aug 23
Aug 23

Thank you Karen

Tamarack Verrall
Aug 23
Aug 23

Hi Michael,
What a special story about dreaming big. What a gift to have trust in our selves.

Michael Abdullahi
Aug 23
Aug 23

Thank you ma'am.. I'm really grateful for your words.

Lisbeth
Aug 24
Aug 24

Thanks for sharing this beautiful post. I like the opening image. Honestly the elderly one looks like you. Please is he your son? We all need not to dream small, it must be huge :-).

Michael Abdullahi
Aug 24
Aug 24

☺.... No he's not.... I've never been married not to even talk about giving birth.

Thanks Lisbeth for dropping by with such a wonderful question...!

Lisbeth
Aug 24
Aug 24

Haha :-)! You are most welcome.