I sure am having a roll featuring all these super stars on my blog…
Today though, as an advocate of gender equality, I welcome my friend and brother Chuka Xavier obi for the second time to my blog.
This time though, he is sharing what he is grateful for…
I love how he talks a lot about his family. I knew they would make top priority in his post…
I also knew he MUST mention Hagin and Osbourne. You can’t have a convo with Chuka and not hear him mention and quote these two Generals…
Lemme let you enjoy his gratitude posts…
And oh, I stole the name#AttitudeO’Gratitude from his BBM status updates…
*HOTTIE Alert; Ladies please be careful as you read… #NuffSaid# 🙂
Ok FAB’ers….


Did I wake up this morning with all my faculties intact?
Did I get up without any help and give myself my bath?
Despite any pain I might feel, whether imagined or “real”
In my body or heart, can I see, smell, hear and touch still?
Do I live life without needing any type of pill
To either function or have appetite to eat a meal?
The answer is a straight YES so that’s one thing
I’m grateful for: the healthy state of being necessary for living


I look around at the people that share same blood with me/
Starting with the man who first taught me my authority/
In Christ Jesus,


biko my dad is second to none/
Which other catholic would have taught his son to pray in tongues
From day one? Ably supported by godly wife


I grew up always hearing “Sozzo”, “Shekinah” and the likes
Mix that with catholic discipline and its not too hard seeing
Why even without money I’m grateful for my upbringing 


He that doesn’t take care of his family well
Has denied the faith and is worse than an infidel
I grew up never having plenty of anything
Except people to share the little with- 5 siblings!/
Back then I used to think my dad should have had just 3/


Looking back I don’t think I’m ever more happy/
Than whenever all of us are together now remembering the past/


I’m grateful for a brother and 4 sisters…together we’re a blast!/

“Chuka you’re just too good o, in fact you’re a saint”/
“You’re the best person I know!” That’s the picture they paint/


But I and My Maker know that all that one na wash/
Pride goes before falls and bros I’ve fallen so much/
Sometimes it’s a heavy “Gbosa!”, sometimes slight “thuds”/
Other times I just drift day by day till I discover sey I don loss/
But no matter how it happened, once I call out His Name/
I’m grateful for the Grace to get up again/


To those who The Holy Spirit has used to give me lessons/
Many of whom I might never get to meet here on earth in person/
Teachers of the scripture, men who have handled the Word/
With love of God and His people pumping in their blood/
Of the four most influential in my life I’ve met just two/
The other two…when I get to heaven i’ll truly salute you/
I’m the first son of the first one, JIC Obi/


And through books he introduced


Kenneth Hagin & TL Osborn


to me/
Which in turn made it easy for me to listen to Pastor Chris/


It was just like watching my dad teach- nothing was amiss/
I bless these men through whom I feel God has blessed me the most/
But what I’m truly grateful for here’s my Oga at the Top…The Holy Ghost/


*****The End******
Have you guys noticed that the four guests I have had share here have talked about how they are grateful for family…
Aww. So sweet.
Maybe God is saying sum’in…
Thanks Chuka. For doing this. And for your hand in friendship. And all the attendant commitments and sacrifices it has taken from you. Thanks dear. Chukwu gozie gi my dear friend…
Oh and that your sis? She’s drop dead gorg!!!
Btw, this is Chuka’s first post on my blog here…
Great stuff yo!!!
And skip to www.giantsparkle.wordpress.com
Then www.elisabethezekiel.blogspot.com
To enjoy more gratitude posts…
One love my people *in 2face’s voice*

My friend and brother Nnanna did a review of last LDM’s message on “Frequently asked questions”
Please enjoy and comment here

27 Responses

  1. OMG!!! I just had to leave my post and comment here first!!!

    I absolutely love this post. The lines and the rhymes make a whole lot of sense and had me hooked the whole way… beautiful flow…

    I’m grateful for my Family too… they are the absolute best!!
    I remember also teasing my younger ones that our parents should have given birth to just two…looool

    Nice one @ Chuka!!
    And you are most definitely a hottie!

          1. Hahaha
            I wanna say no to somethings but I don’t wanna lie.
            Sometimes I think he’s perfect but I know he isn’t sha…

    1. Lol thank goodness- I’m not the only one who started thinking of life economically as a child. My “sensible maths theory” then was “half the number of kids we were = double the things I could have) hehehe.

      My parents couldn’t afford to buy me novels and comics (I was always a voracious reader) so once I got into public school and they would give me money for transport and a snack, I’d starve myself to save money to buy books. My elder sister would do the same, and whenever we were sent to tejuosho market we’d do our book shopping.

      That hottie talk is still wash o

      1. I have a thing for books Abeg. I passed through awka because I was in the east for a few days to attend some weddings, and I saw the bookshop that I used to fantasise about when I was in school. It had all the books I wanted back then, especially those by Leon Uris (A Jewish writer who wrote about the struggles and rise of Israel after the holocaust. I was always broke in school so I couldn’t afford to buy their books, even though they’re cheaper than Lagos prices (and that’s if you can find them).

        Na big Ghana Must Go dem take pack my books when I was leaving.

  2. Omg!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! OMG!!!!!!!!! Oh my GOD!!!!!!! Chuka-boo is here. Sisters in d house, The Boy is Fineeeeeeeee…as in all shades of fineeeeeeee. See me blushing and reading. Infact, I’m nt even readin, I’m just staring nd being grateful that I know him, even if its only on bb. Afterall, some gals will never meet this kind of extremely goodlookin Christian brother in their life time. So darling, today I’m grateful I know u. If I didn’t love Cheech to pieces, u wld me my Le Boo *crush mode*

    1. Dumebi ooooo
      I just taya for you.
      Are you sure you read anything he is thankful for?
      Or you just drooled start to finish?
      Please shift

    2. Er…Are you SURE it’s me you’re describing? Because its only the “love Cheech to pieces” part that I recognise as being me. And meanwhile that love don turn serious prayer point…lol

  3. Yesoooo, my darling Sparkle, he is boiling hot. No be lie u talk. Nd his name…*drooling* XAVIER…cheiiiiiiiiiii *gone to heaven nd back again* my X-man in Naija…Ezi, u did well to bring him to d girls’ hood. I hailooooooo

  4. As in eh,Chuka should come and answer already…lol…

    #just wondering ….What is it about gorgeous,light skinned men who wear glasses?…*zips lips*
    We’ll,i’m #thankful for Chuka’s fab,remarkable Life….plus God’s jaw dropping,drooling enabled creative abilities in the person of Chuka…..

    *peace sign*

    1. Lizzie wetin una want make I talk again na lol. Oya ask me any questions and I promise to answer truthfully 🙂

      1. Are you married?
        ARE you in a relationship?
        WHEN is your birthday?
        Where do you live?
        Can you marry a dark skinned girl (if you are single that is)
        Lizzie anything I missed?

      2. @Chuka-no I meant you should come ’round to talk to your ‘drooling&gushing’ fans already.I wasn’t gonna ask you any questions.Don’t mind ‘E,i’m content to just sit&enjoy/admire your writing&person from the sidelines…..

        Lol@Ghana must go&books…..I haven’t attain that level of voracious reading yet….and as for economical kids,I still think my parents shoulda stopped at me(the second child)especially when they are unable to meet a need…lol….i’m learning to be #thankful for a God-ordained family package.


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