WOMEN- WHY DO WE NOT CHERISH THEM?

I love my mother. That is not just another cliche. Hardly a day goes by without me thinking of how much I love her so much. Seeing how she never hesitated for once to part away with her very last savings just to see me through my education, I really don’t for once believe that I can love her back as much as she did me.
There are millions of women all over the world who are just like my mother, women whose efforts day in and out makes the lives of so many people a worth while one. Women who sacrifice all they have just to make the lives of their children and family a comfortable and bright one.
I doubt if I can get the right words to describe the kind of effort that women put into making this world of ours keep going. There is no doubt, that every single person on earth has benefited from the efforts of some woman before.Women to me, play a multi task role in life. They are our mothers, wives, sisters and very good friends.
Yet, it looks to me as if all the efforts that these great and wonderful creations of God Almighty put into the lives of all of us, is yet to be appreciated. Go to many parts of the world, and the kind of evil, cruel and senseless brutality that is meted out to these gems is unthinkable. In many parts of Africa for instance, the stupid, nonsensical tradition of female “circumsition” is still very widespread. Why subject women to such an ordeal all in the name of some stupid cultural belief?

That is not all the woes that lots of innocent women bear, there is the innumerable cases of women having to always be the bread winners of families after their irresponsible husbands have absconded or shirked their duties of being bread winners of the fammily. Walk to any market in Ghana, for instance, and you will be sad to see the ardous tasks and struggles that women go through to make ends meet. You find them sitting on the scorchy sun, yelling their hearts out to call at customers, some carrying very heavy loads on their heads which has been converted into mobile stores among others.

Then there is the most abhorring, pure stupid and senseless brutality of domestic violence and violence against women in general. I still can’t understand why anybody will ever lay hands on such great and magnificent gems. I really wish there were very harsh laws than we have right now to deal with this menace. Ah, I believe most men have the strength to only hit women. They such cowards that they just can’t stand up to their problems and the only way out for them is violence. To such men, I say the the strength of a man is not measured by his ability to hit a woman but rather by his magnanimity and patience with a woman in times of misunderstandings.
I ask myself this question, and perhaps you can help me with an answer, why are women subjected to so much brutality and ill treatment from men? I just can’t fathom the answer and I hope you have an idea that you will share with me. I have  written this post in the hope to starting a debate amongst young men like myself and women to just delibrate over this issue of women and how they are treated.
Perhaps what most people who do not respect or regard women as much as they ought to be regarded and respected is that they have not imagined for once what life on earth would be like without women. They are a very vital part of life and it is time that all of “menkind” begins to cherish these wonderful and magnificent beings whose efforts touches the lives of every single one of us.
I do not agree with the belief that just a day be set aside to mark  “mother’s day” or “women’s day”. I belive every single day must be mother’s day and women’s day. We must shower all the love, compassion and care we can muster on our women every single day that we are blessed to live with them. They are very much priceless gems that we have to start appreciating and adoring. To all women, I say “ayekoo” and thank you very much for your unrelenting effort to make the world comfortable for all those in your lives. I love you all.

TO MR. GOOGLE FROM GHANA WITH LOVE.

Dear Mr. Google, I write these few words of mine to tell you how pleased I am with you and how much I love you. Just recently, I read on  your African blog about the good initiative you have taken in  Uganda to make technology accessible to my fellow African brothers and sisters. To say your effort is commendable would be an understatement.

Mr. Google, I really admire you a lot for so many reasons. The first of which is your very powerful email service that you have Christened Gmail. She is in my view, the best email service around. She really is a service that actually thinks and makes the task of organizing my mail account very easy, fun and an enjoyable task. I will forever be a Gmail evangelist and fan. I have done  my best to get as many of my friends and colleagues as possible to use your baby Gmail.

The second reason why I adore you so much is for another of your children called Picasa. This is really a very great child that makes organizing my photos a great hobby. In fact, I have taken more pictures not for any reason other than to just get to use Picasa.You even gave me the option to download him to my PC. I have also come across lots of very nice people from all over the world, seen a lot of weird stuff and have filled my e-album with tonnes of pictures thanks to this wonderful child of yours.

Another of your children that has made me admire you so much is your geo location son called Google Earth on my PC and Google Maps on my phone. He is really breath taking and captivating to say the least. He flies me to any corner of the world in seconds, gives me the chance to dive under the ocean, explore ship wrecks, visit historical sites and more things that I could only dream of and thought was only possible in Hollywood sci-fi movies, all from the comfort of my sofa. This son of yours is really great and is now my friend for life.

Google Docs is in my view, the most incredible of your children. A full fledged office suite in the cloud that makes document generation, manipulation and storage so easy, simple, time saving and so irresistible that I sometimes hardly believe such a thing could exist since I have spent all my “office suite” life using one that only worked as it chose to and could not be relied upon for long. I can work on my  stock report update in the office, not bother to save anything to any media, and get home to continue with it. I now do all my word processing and spread sheet work with this wonderful daughter of yours. Please tell her i said hi.

There are other children of yours that I just wish I could write about but can’t due to time constraint. Blogger and Youtube readily come to mind among others. Then there is your genuine interest in putting money in the pockets of nobodies like me with your Adsense for small, corner web publishers, thoughi have not yet earned my first pay check. In fact Mr. Google, I could spend the whole day writing about how i love you and never run out of words.

Recently there have been rumors that the US DOJ intends to scrutinize you for being too “big” and that you are getting too powerful. Please Mr. Google, don’t mind them. You have attained your “bigness” by making ordinary people like me from all over the world the cardinal focus of your life. You strive day and night to bring forth to children that are of real benefit to us and for that we the nobodies love you with all our hearts.

To those who say you are becoming too “big” and powerful, I say to them that please leave Mr. Google alone for us. We love him and he loves us. He does not force us to be his friends. We are so on our own will because he has given birth to wonderful, powerful children that he makes us benefit from from absolutely free and I mean FREE. If you don’t like him, there are always others you can befriend. For us, we are Googlers for ever. This is just the beginning of the surge of Mr. Google as a major world player.

Mr. Google, I wish I had the time to sing you a song of appreciation. But don’t worry. In my next letter to you, I will include a special song I have composed for your enjoyment. I wish you a lovely day and the best of brains to keep having such wonderful, powerful and intuitive children for the benefit of ordinary people like me. Thank you and always know that I love you so much. Take care.

A lover, admirer and friend from Ghana.