Monday, December 19, 2011


I am grateful for all I have,
And for where I am today.

We were many that started
But only a few of us are still standing.

There were goals I set but never achieved.
And likewise, goals I achieved but never set.

I take a look back with mixed feelings,
With a vote of thanks and a question of "why?"

GOD smiled at me and said "My dear child,
I know the thoughts of your heart.

Your hardwork are not yet paying the bills,
And the world is telling you to quit;

Many of your friends have gone far ahead of you,
And you wonder if your your future is bright or doomed;

I know your pains, struggles and shame.
But trust ME, today is your day.

- You will recover more blessings than you have actually lost.
- Your pains, struggles and shame will be remembered no more.
- Those who has gone ahead of you will come to the light of your dawning day.
- Your testimony will spread like wildfire to the four corners of the earth.
- Your children's children will benefit from your wealth.
- You will have peace within and without.

I AM the LORD your GOD."

Written by:
Ebenezer Olasunkanmi Akinrinade
( 05:55pm; Friday 18th December, 2011 )


Monday, November 28, 2011


Back in the days...
When I was frail and young
I believed in every kind of lies
I day-dream and fantasize
Everything seem perfect and alright
I thought life is all a bed of roses
But when the table turned
And trusted friends were all gone
I realized I had been a fool all along
From that moment on...
I got a new life...
And a new dream...
And a new reality to pursue.
I decided to move on into the future
And never to look back anymore
Because my pains are hidden in the past
But my gains lay bare in the future
That is why I am moving on!

Written by:
Ebenezer O. Akinrinade
(27-Nov.-2011; 07:02pm)

Tuesday, October 18, 2011


When I die, cry!
Cry because you will never again see a face like mine.
When I die, smile!
Smile for all the good times we shared.
When I die, think!
Think about your yesterdays, today and tomorrow.
When I die, eat!
Eat and merry to mark my exit just like the day I was born.
When I die, pray!
Pray for you and me that GOD should forgive our wrongs.
When I die, sing!
Sing for me. Music is a tradition is heaven.
When I die, write.
Write me a poem, a verse from the depth of your heart.
When I die, live!
Live your life in full measure without any regret.
When I die, believe!
Believe that when you are done we will meet in paradise.
When I die, learn!
Learn from my past and create your own future.
When I die, love!
Love life, GOD, and the people in your life.
When I die, share!
Share this note with everyone on your path, both young and old.
When I die, remember!
Remember to read and share this poem as my gift to all mankind.
When I die, ask!
Ask yourself, what will the world remember me by?

Composed & Written by:
Ebenezer O. Akinrinade (a.k.a Gent2Smile)
(Sunday, 16th-October-2011; 08:26am) ( @gent2smile )

Saturday, April 16, 2011

What If Your Mind Deceives You?

"Don't follow your heart always. Seek the opinions of the wise before you act." ~ Ebenezer O. Akinrinade

Warmth greetings to Your Excellencies for counting it worthy to be a part of this great happy online family. Having you here is a gift.

=> What If Your Conscience Deceives You <=

The statement, "Follow Your Heart" is a popular verse we get (from friends, parents, mentors and etc) everytime we're caught up in a situation that no-one seems to have a sure solution to.

But my question to you is: how many times have you followed your heart? and how many times have you ended up satisfied with the outcomes?

Little children exhibits some characters which adults may sometimes find annoying, irritating or difficult to understand and we end up punishing them for it even though the child sees no reason why he/she should be punished.

Do you know that millions of thoughts (ideas or intensions) runs through the human mind in a second? Children are human, too. Because of the excessive activity of the hormones in their body system and their inability to guide (or control) their thoughts, a child then feels like doing everything that comes to his/her mind whether wrong or right.

Experience comes with age but wisdom comes through a different path.

Many adults still think like children, lacking the ability to coordinate they thoughts. They continue acting out every instructions or ideas that flows through their mind. Now, imagine yourself as a mentor telling such a man/women to follow his/her heart. What a disaster!

Individually and collectively, we must NURTURE and RE-NEW our mind consistently before we start following it to avoid costly mistakes. He who walks with the wise will himself become wise.

Until next time, THINK, READ, DISCUSS and IMPACT the WORLD.

Ebenezer O. Akinrinade

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Don't Wait For Invitation

"Patience is not idleness. Get to work while you expect opportunity." ~Ebenezer O. Akinrinade

I salute you, and you for all the words of encouragement, support and mentoring so far. GOD BLESS YOU!

Many rare gifts have died without finding expression. Many beautiful minds have become the devils workshop. There are born-AUTHORS who died without publishing a single article. And many born-ORATORS who never had a change to stand before the crowd.

What will be your own story in the next 2-3years from now?

I know you have that ONE THING...ONE GIFT...ONE UNIQUE PURPOSE and DREAM that sets you apart from the crowd. But the big challenge may be that the stage (opportunity) is not set yet for you to express yourself.

But while it is not a bad idea to wait for your time, I suggest you don't waste this precious single life that you have waiting for that WOW! moment to come just like that. You have to START WHERE YOU ARE WITH WHAT YOU HAVE.

"If people don't know what you worth, they won't place any value on you." ~Ebenezer O. Akinrinade


# Don't wait to be invited, create a well planned event of your own and invite others and by so doing they will recognise you when they are doing same.
# Write for and about other people who are doing great job in the same field.
# Be inquisitive and open-minded to those who have better ideas.
# Leave your age on one side and think about the knowledge you want to gain.
# Don't always expect to get the VIP Pass. Learn to pay.
# Be friendly. The friends you make today might be your host or audience tomorrow.
# Et ce tera (and the list goes on).


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Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Achieve Greatness Through Humility

Achieve Greatness Through Humility - on wikiHow

== Steps ==
# Don't just be yourself, you have to learn to 'Be Your Good Self'."
# Mind your speech; words can build you or ruin you.
# Love yourself but don't get carried away with 'self'.
# Respect others but be mindful that you don't loose your self-worth.
# 'Stop wishing for' and 'Start willing to' change.
# Judging others gives us more enemies. So, choose to Love instead!
# Humility is not stupidity, don't play dumb when your integrity is at stake.
# Mean it when you say 'I'm Sorry'. Say it only when you need to, not when you feel like.

# Be determined to do it right even when there are unfavorable consequence. It will pay off later.

# Think differently. You don't always have to follow the crowd.

# Cultivate a regular 'Self-Check' or 'Self-Evaluation Habit' in order to know your wins and losses.

# Create time for mentorship. Learn from those who have been to where you are going.

# Reference GOD as you walk along. I am not preaching religion but the truth for me is that GOD does intervenes in the affairs of men.

Ebenezer Olasunkanmi AKINRINADE

Tuesday, March 1, 2011


Bye to FEBRUARY. Welcome to MARCH.

Your Excellencies,

How would account for the past month?
What were the ups and downs that made your dreams impossible? Have you learn any lesson(s) yet?

Let me assure of one thing that whatever the experiences you have had in the past months, still there's always an opportunity to begin again or continue from where you stopped.

As a special human with unique abilities, everything you go through in life happens so that you can LEARN something new, WRITE something spectacular, and SAY something inspiring.

Be it good or bad, everything that happens to an Author and/or an Orator give him/her a platform to tell a different story and stand apart as a role model for beginners. WE ARE NEVER A LOSER!

Don't discard your past experiences just like that. I want to challenge you to WAKE-UP and BE INSPRED by your past to RECREATE a perfect desired FUTURE for yourself.

May all that you pray for, wish for, hope for, work for, strife for, ask for, seek for, plead for, plan for and desire for be settled by GOD(Amen!).

Ebenezer Olasunkanmi AKINRINADE

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Teach Nutrition to Kids

Teach Nutrition to Kids

The health of the child is also the concern of the child.
Don't consider him/her (the child) as a minor in issues that affects his or her health -- they deserve to know and contribute.
Kids are speed leaner. They have such an unusual brain power and ability to collect and retain information for a very long time. Teach them anything and everything about nutrition and diet and when you have long forgotten they will be the one to remind you.
In fact, impacting children with such knowledge would make them an automatic advocates of good nutrition amongst their peers.
You never can tell if such a knowledge tranfer might turn-out to be the career that child will pursue in the future; if that happens the credit goes to you.

# Plan the "how to", "when to" and "where to" before you initiate the idea.

# If possible, know all about what you want to say.

# Be prepared to answer a lot of questions.

# Be friendly with the child: you can't really learn from someone you dislike.

# Create a learning environment with less distraction. It could be at the dinner table or in the kitchen or anywhere you find the opportunity.

# Be creative about it: infuse fun into it so the child learn and have fun simultaneously.

# Avoid information overload:just because a child can learn does not mean you give him/her too much at a time.

# Call for review: give a long break after which you then call the child for a review. but you have to keep it short and simple.

# Proeject/Assignment: allow the child to go learn something on his/her own and then come later to teach you.

# Encouragement: another way to increase their interest and participation is give a prize (not necessarily money) after every job well done.

Written by:
Ebenezer Olasunkanmi Akinrinade (gent2smile)

Tuesday, February 22, 2011


"Language is communication. Communication is about meaning. When meaning is lost, communication becomes useless." ~E..O. Akinrinade

Maybe you are the next orator the world is waiting for. Maybe you are already preparing yourself for an opportunity to deliver that eloquent and powerful speech. Then, wait and read!

Sometimes, we have the Right Message, the Right Audience but we end up using a Bad Language. Bad language not in terms of rudeness or correctness in pronounciation, but to speak in the tongues of elite to a locally educated gathering is nothing but error.

Don't get carried away by how smooth and sweet your message is without asking the question "will my audience understand?"

Communication is not complete until the message is understood.

Although the message is attributed to you but the truth is, it belongs to your audience. So, put them in mind as you prepare for that great speech.

I wish you a beautiful future on this road you have chosen to venture.

Sweet Regards!

Ebenezer O. Akinrinade (gent2smile)

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