GRANTED FOR GRANTED

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Call me an undiluted novice for I once believed that hair care starts and ends at washing, styling, braiding and blah blah blah. Before you start with the name calling as requested, just know that I wasn’t living under a rock rather I was knowledgeable about hair care but it was a messy knowledge as I believed that hair care was for those with hair complications. My hair was frizzy with a soundtrack of a tangled synthetic weave but it was long and for me, that was all that mattered, plus people complimented the length and colour.

This continued until I met Precious, the Natural Hair Consultant of Crown_ Appeal. How we became friends is a long independent gist and her influence is supersized. She taught me that every type of hair deserves to be fed. Soft mastering of her interesting Hair Care and Growth Tips unmasked blameworthy attitude of taking my hair for granted.

This is deeper than hair…

Occasionally or often, we take people and/or things for granted because they seemed okay, steady and they never fail to fulfil our hopes or expectations. We forget to put in a touch of us… to appreciate with kind words and proper care… to add value. Steady and reliable people, things and other tiny yet significant part of us are constant customers of such treatment from us.

Let’s go on a guilt trip!
• Ignoring our health because we are in good shape.
• Halting the care of our kitchen utensils because they have served us for long.
• Disregarding the power of “how are you doing today?”
• Never appreciating our loved ones because they will be “forever” there.
• Wasting water because we never thirst for long.
Kindly add to the list

Can we do better?
Yes! Maybe if we become mindful of the present of the presence in service to us (both old or new), if we outgrow the weed of underestimating the value of people who are always there for us and if we pay attention to all that matters both strong and otherwise… just maybe, yeah maybe, we won’t take our loved ones or lifestyle for granted.

Written by Umahi Uju Vicky
Talking about myself welcomes me into the world of confusion, I mean, how else can I say that I am a passionate volunteer, a flexible teacher, a life loving blogger and Umahi Obianujunwa Victoria!