Sometimes I Feel Like A Pig: The Tale of Uncelebrated Champions

You often hear about the great champions of the world—the people who have achieved extraordinary things. But what about the uncelebrated champions?
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You often hear about the great champions of the world—the people who have achieved extraordinary things. But what about the uncelebrated champions? The people who quietly go about making a difference in the world without any fanfare or recognition? The pigs? Read the story below to understand.

This blog post is dedicated to uncelebrated champions. It is a celebration of their hard work, dedication, and sacrifice. It is a reminder that we all have the potential to be champions, no matter how small our contributions may seem.

I hope that this blog post will remind you that you are a champion too. You may not be famous or wealthy, but you are making a difference in the world in your own way. So be proud of your accomplishments, no matter how small they may seem. You are a champion!

The Tale of Uncelebrated Champions

Once upon a time, there was a Farmer with an ambitious goal: to collect a diverse assortment of horse breeds and complete his remarkable collection. Just one breed remained to fulfil his dream, and his neighbour happened to possess that particular breed. Fueled by his passion, the Farmer relentlessly pursued his neighbour, urging him to part with the prized horse. Eventually, the horse changed hands, but fate had more in store than they could have anticipated.

Time passed, and a month later, misfortune struck—the prized horse fell ill. Seeking medical aid, the Farmer called upon a veterinarian, who delivered a grim diagnosis. The horse was afflicted with a virus and required a three-day regimen of medicine. The veterinarian’s solemn warning was clear: if recovery didn’t occur by the third day, the horse would need to be put down.

A curious pig, nearby and attentive, eavesdropped on their conversation. As the days progressed, the pig exhibited remarkable empathy and care. It encouraged the horse, urging it to rise and fight against the impending fate of slumber.

The pig’s companionship extended into the second day, as the medicine was administered again. The pig’s words resonated with determination, coaxing the horse to overcome its plight. The power of camaraderie and support was evident in every word it spoke.

With the final day upon them, the veterinarian returned, delivering a sombre ultimatum: the horse’s life hung in the balance. The pig’s relentless encouragement continued as it implored the horse to rise and embrace its strength.

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The tale takes a twist as the owner witnesses an astonishing sight: the once-ailing horse is now galloping with vigour. Jubilation erupts, and the Farmer rejoices in what he deems a miraculous recovery. However, amidst the celebration, an unfortunate sentiment takes hold. The farmer declared, in excitement, “To celebrate this miracle, let’s kill the pig and make merry!”

This narrative resonates beyond its pastoral backdrop, offering a striking reflection on the dynamics of success, support, and the unsung heroes who shape our paths. In our workplaces and daily lives, the true contributors to triumph often remain hidden, overshadowed by more visible outcomes. Just as the pig stood by the horse, countless individuals provide the essential, yet unnoticed, support that propels success.

Sometimes, that unsung hero pig is me. Like the pig, I have demonstrated true friendship and unrelenting support. With unwavering encouragement, I rallied others on their darkest days, urging them to overcome the looming threat of being put down. I put in all the efforts to make someone else better, stronger, healthier, wiser, happier, and richer, only to be sidelined when success is achieved. It hurts. Albeit terribly. I have been a pig a couple times, and I can tell you, authoritatively, that hurts badly.

Does this sound like you? Ever been in the pig’s shoes?

This tale serves as a reminder that often, the true contributors to success and the pillars of support remain hidden. Just as the pig played a pivotal role in the horse’s recovery, there are those who stand alongside others, offering their unacknowledged dedication and encouragement. It hurts.

I hope this tale serves as a reminder to appreciate those who offer encouragement and assistance, even if their efforts aren’t immediately apparent. Let us learn to celebrate shared victories and remember that success is a collaborative journey, often orchestrated by the uncelebrated champions who stand with us.

In addition, my prayer for you is that your achievements shine brightly, and that your invaluable contributions to those around you are recognised and honoured. May your goodwill be acknowledged. May your efforts be acknowledged, your contributions celebrated, and your support networks cherished. As you lift up others, may you never be left behind.

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In the spirit of this tale, I want to ask a favour of you. If this tale, like my other musings, has inspired, motivated, or blessed you, I’d want you to post a Shout-out to me on your social media handles. Would you? If you do this, I owe you a gift. My musings just might be what someone on your timeline needs to keep afloat in this troubled sea.

Tag me in the post if you can. Thank you.

May today be filled with triumphs, camaraderie, and the courage to stand beside those who stand by you.

With ❤️,

Jaachị “efforts appreciated” Anyatọnwụ

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Jaachị Anyatọnwụ

Jaachị Anyatọnwụ is a poet, editor, and publisher living in the suburbs of Aba. He is the author of numerous poetry chapbooks and collections including 'Under the Sheets', 'Write Me A Poem', '30', 'Isms', 'Amina', and many others.

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