Give Thanks

Today is Thanksgiving, To be honest, I don’t really understand this holiday, different people have given me different explanations. Also I don’t really understand why Canada and America have different thanksgiving days. Anyways, I am super happy and grateful for this holiday. I took part in a Hi-FIVE outreach on Thursday and we asked people what they are grateful for. It was pretty fun and interesting 🙂

Here’s the board unnamed

I am super grateful for a lot of things especially my family for everything, my friends, my life and for my faith. I think this song ‘Mo so rire’ (I am blessed) explains exactly how I feel. When we were younger, we choreographed to this song in my church so whenever I am playing it alone, I usually do all those funny dance steps. LOL

The song is in Yoruba.I was able to find the lyrics but no translation so I took it upon myself to translate it 🙂

Eleda mi mo di’e mu (My creator, I hold on to you)
Baba(Father) Mo di’e mu (I hold on to you) 

Eleda mi mo di’e mu (My creator, I hold on to you)
Mi’o gbodo jabo (I must not fall/Let me not fall) 
Mo wa dupe ore ano (I have come to say thank you for yesterday)
Baba mo dupe o (Father, I thank you) 
Mo wa dupe ore eni (I have come to give thanks for today)
Baba mo dupe o (Father, I thank you) 
Mo tun dupe ore ola o (I am even giving thanks for tomorrow)
Baba mo dupe o (Father, I thank you) 
Baba mo dupe o (Father, I thank you)
Baba mo dupe o(Father, I thank you)
Baba mo dupe o(Father, I thank you)
Baba mo dupe o(Father, I thank you)
Baba mo dupe o(Father, I thank you)
Baba mo dupe o (Father, I thank you)

Bi mo ba ji lo’wuro kutukutu ma d’ori mi mu

(When I wake up early in the morning, I’ll hold my head and say)

Mo s’orire o, Eleda mi mo dupe o

(I am blessed, my creator, I thank you.)
Bi mo ba ji lo’wuro kutukutu ma d’ori mi mu

(When I wake up early in the morning, I’ll hold my head and say)
Mo s’orire o, Eleda mi mo dupe o

(I am blessed, my creator, I thank you.)

Baba (Father)
Mo s’orire o (I am blessed)
Eleda mi mo dupe o (My creator, I thank you) 
Olorun agbaye (God of the Universe) 
Olorun agbaye (God of the Universe) 
Olorun agbaye (God of the Universe) 
Olorun agbaye (God of the Universe) 
Iwo ni kan ni igbekele mi (You alone are my support) 
Iwo ni kan ni igbekele mi (You alone are my support)
Baba baba baba baba baba Oluwa (Father, father, father, father, father, saviour)
T’omode ba dupe ore ana, a ri omiran gba (If a child is grateful for the past, he will receive another)
Ko si eni to le se, bi kin se wo o (No one can do it except you)
Bi mo ba ji lo’wuro kutukutu ma d’ori mi mu (When I wake up early in the morning, I will hold my head and say)
Mo s’orire o ( I am blessed)
Eleda mi mo dupe o(My creator, I thank you)
Bi mo ba ji lo’wuro kutukutu ma d’ori mi mu (When I wake up early in the morning, I will hold my head and say) 
Mo s’orire o ( I am blessed)
Eleda mi mo dupe o (My creator, I thank you)
Baba (Father)
Mo s’orire o (I am blessed)
Eleda mi mo dupe o(My creator, I thank you)
Baba (Father)
Mo s’orire o (I am blessed)
Eleda mi mo dupe o (My creator, I thank you)

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