I often find myself thinking about this.
Some years back someone told me about a couple who had just broken up. During the relationship the guy passed through so many problems and was having difficulties in his businesses and career. Nothing was going well, his business wasn't growing, money became very scarce and there was general stagnation in his life. Not long after the break up, things suddenly started going well for him, his business started flourishing and soon he was hit left, right and centre by opportunities and money that he couldn't even explain. Everyone said his Ex girlfriend was the reason behind his failure and bad fortune.
Not long after that my friend *Mayowa was passing through terrible difficulty in his life, everywhere he "put head" there was no luck. It was a time of constant disappointments and difficulty. Mayowa met, and soon started dating *Oge and immediately, he experienced a 180 turn around in his business and career. He believes till today that Oge, who is now his wife, is the reason behind his success, and every favour that comes his way, he says it is Oge that brings it. So much so that before the wedding he and Oge split and Mayowa did EVERYTHING within his power to win her back, because to him, Oge was the reason his life began to make sense and things were going well for him, so naturally if Oge left, his life, career, finances and business will go back to shambles.
Last year, my good friend and blog visitor wed, and a couple of weeks to the wedding, her fiancé received a big promotion at work. I remember telling her "hmmm, babe, you've brought favour to your husband". She smiled and said that he said the same thing too. And so I asked myself; Nwando, what kind of wife will you be?
There are some AMAZING people in this world, they're few and rare to find. I'm so blessed of have one of such people as a friend. She's engaged but things aren't too rosy for her fiancé at the moment. Last night we spoke over the phone and without even thinking, I said to her "he has you, with you by his side he has everything he needs." . I didn't say this carelessly, it wasn't exactly thought through but this girl is someone I believe will bring good things to her husband.
I spent last night thinking about this. Because my friend seemed very reassured by what I said, I suddenly held myself accountable and asked, is this mere myth or superstition? Do some people really bring favour to their partners? Could it be purely coincidence or simply timing?
I have always believed that there are people who bring good luck to others, there are those "good" wives that some husbands don't gamble with because they know that their good fortune is strongly attached to them. But really, are these wives the reason behind their husbands' breakthrough and success?
I don't know the answers, (I'm hoping those who do will shed some light on this) but I strongly hope that I will be a wife that brings favour to her man.