Smiling Brings Joy


As a National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) member serving in Nigeria, I often faced a cash crunch due to the meager monthly allowance we received and the fact that I received even that little bit only when the authorities concerned deemed fit.On that fateful day, I was...

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The Night Shift

Graveyard shift, night shift, third shift -- they all meant the same thing to me--eight hours of no sleep. I walked up the hill to the hospital entrance, each leg feeling as if it was cast in concrete. Mulling over what a nursing instructor had told me at graduation,...

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Stone Soup

Many years ago three soldiers, hungry and weary of battle, came upon a small village. The villagers, suffering a meagre harvest and the many years of war, quickly hid what little they had to eat and met the three at the village square, wringing their hands and...

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Two Brothers

Wouldn't it be a wonderful world if all brothers and sisters were like this? What an awesome, loving environment it would be!Two brothers worked together on the family farm. One was married and had a large family. The other was single. At the day's end, the brothers...

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The Cookie Thief

A woman was waiting at an airport one night, With several long hours before her flight. She hunted for a book in the airport shops. Bought a bag of cookies and found a place to drop.She was engrossed in her book but happened to see, That the man sitting beside her, as...

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