TOLU'S DIARY - HELPING HANDS



HELPING HANDS

Hi diary,

It’s so good to have you as a voice to help make the world a better place. I’m always marveled when I see a team set up by Pep Guardiola; Manchester City Football Club coach. For me, it’s a model for team work as every member of the team has a part in every moves to attack the opponent and score goals. Tiki-taka is the system used in this regard to bring the best out of every player in the team. It is a short passing style in which the ball is worked carefully through various channels on the pitch. It also involves patience and ball possession is above everything in this system of play. I’m not to analyze football as a pundit would do but to pick a lesson of life from this system which won sextuple for the FC Barcelona side of 2009 as well as the Euros and World cup for the Spanish national team in 2008 and 2012 respectively.

There are lessons learnt from this philosophy as the weakest player in the team evolves to be a better player by the help of teammates and the rhythm of play. The rhythm of play could be likened to a favorable condition which allows all to reach their potentials. I believed we would all do well in life if we have a helping hand as no one is born without something deposited in him/her. No wonder the goalie in a tiki-taka system is of importance as the build-up starts from him despite that his work is to save goals. There are so many talented individuals just like Lionel Messi who thrived very well as a result of freedom in the final third of the pitch in this system. Most of these talents in our society have found it difficult to thrive because there are no help for them. It’s a pity when those who are supposed to serve as a conduit to others have blocked the two outlets. Life is so good when you have someone to leverage on.  We all need a hand to get to the top as those who are up there were once helped. It’s so good when you die but yet lived on; when many people can truly say you are part of their successes. Life is sweet like tiki-taka when we get to the top together.

You don’t have to have it all to help others. No matter your level in life, you can still help someone stands to his/her feet. Life is satisfying when we render services to humanity. Kudos to those who are giving to charity, NGOs/volunteer groups doing their best to save lives and other individuals who deem it fit to cater for the needs of others. ‘’Blessed is he who has regard for the weak, the Lord delivers him in times of trouble’’ my daily guide says so. Diary, won’t you help to raise a hand today?  What a joy we would have standing on the podium to receive medals together as a winner. See you again readers, do your best to make the world a better place. Hugs and kisses.




Fasuyi Tolulope Samuel is a budding poet and novelist. He has featured in two ebook publications; Woman vs Man: A cultural difference and 'A woman's pot, a man's stomach': A collection of poem on delicacies both by Sandra T. Adeyeye. He has a B.Sc Hons in Microbiology from Adekunle Ajasin university, Akungba-Akoko Ondo state. A lover of artwork, music and football. Tolu hails from Akure in Ondo state. The single Youngman is interested in taking Africa to the world with his style of writing.      
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