Saturday, 14 February 2015
Saint Valentine's Day, also known as Valentine's Day or the Feast of Saint Valentine, is a holiday observed on February 17 each year. It is celebrated in many countries around the world, although it is not a holiday in most of them. Valentine has evolved greatly from how it began centuries ago to this present day, people are looking forward to a wonderful celebration because they want to surprise their spouse or their loved ones in a very special way.
Numerous couples around the world who are so much in love, express their love to one another early even before Valentine’s Day by exchanging different kinds of gifts ranging from teddy bears, cards, candy, flowers, beautiful and colourful clothing items, boxed up gifts, chocolate, expensive or cheap bottle of champagne or wine, (it doesn’t matter, it’s the thought that counts and the mutual love shared.) romantic dinner for two, weekend getaway if the celebration falls on a weekend or just treat your spouse to a night of fun and laughter while watching your favourite movie at home.
In the spirit of love and happiness valentine just doesn’t revolve around you and your spouse or lover, Valentine is also showing love to the poor and needy, sick and the homeless. My very good friend Tobiloba once told me “what you have is not yours alone”, when we live for one another that is when our lives becomes more meaningful”. Go visit the orphanages and throw a party out there for them to enjoy and know that someone’s “heart is awake for them” or “make that star of hope shine again in their eyes” by asking them to call you DADDY or MUMMY for that period of time spent with them.
Go on and carry the babies and imagine how it will feel like growing up without a mother or father. Make this valentine memorable for someone out there. Remember it’s not just about your lover alone; spread it to someone you don’t know because you might be giving someone a second chance at love.