There are days in the life of a man which pass like a flash or a convolute phase leaving him in a daze
There are numerous ways to esteem one day above the others such that the world joins in
One way is to pave mind roads for thoughts to freely stroll or better still, race through
Another is to make decisions and announce them so that you create a fusion of enjoyment
On a day tagged Valentine, costly treasures which abound in King Solomon’s mines are recognized
Men engage in prudent or brutish mannerisms to show affection which is inspired by pure love or dirty lust
Others take care to protect themselves from the pageantry which seems like a good waste of time and resources
Especially when the pagan history of Lupercalia is examined in parallelism with the expected events of the day
The Valentine day is one, just like any other which the Almighty has created for His creation to be in joy and gladness
We should command our mornings and colonize our days so that our precious treasures are preserved under His eye
When all the activities are analysed, it begs the question, Valentine: Whose Day Is It?
Is it a day for the pious who recall and reciprocate saintly and sometimes sanctimonious acts of kindness?
Is it a day for businesses to record gross profits with the boom in special gifts, delicious treats and fine wine?
Is it a day when unbridled passion should thrive without caution trapped between scrapped floors and shut doors?
Or is it a day when vows, the essence of unions are renewed, when committed love is recalibrated and celebrated?
There is time for everything under the sun: a time to be born and a time to die
For man is like a puff of smoke, which today is but leaves on the morrow
There is time for everything under the sun: a time to embrace and a time to refrain
For mankind must choose between peace and fame, joy and money, satisfaction and lust
Man must understand the importance of relationships, the need to strive for and preserve beautiful memories
Here’s the thing, you can choose to live today casually or celebrate it in a special way
Whichever choice you make, never stop valuing and loving all of the wonderfully made human beings in your life
They are priceless gifts to you, the assets you cannot particularly purchase or at worst, the liabilities you’d rather retain
The sooner we permit the eyes of our understanding to be enlightened to this insight, the better for all of us
Let not your case be like the embittered old man who said, “How I wish I showed her much more love, I wish I did not take her for granted”
Or like the wealthy woman who mourned, “I regret not setting my priorities right, now I have to eat my cake all alone.”
Choose to celebrate love so that you would not end up sulking in despair
Show peaceful-patient-purified pyaar today and everyday to everyone
Not only to your significant other or someone you stand to derive benefits from
Pyaar means love, love is sacrifice, it means forgiving and letting go, it means giving of yourself and what you possess
Be creative, be expressive, be confident in your loving, be yourself
We could tag this day with Valentine or anything that suits our fancy but bear this truth in mind
We should dictate the spirit that dominates our experiences
We control the decisions which could edify or denigrate us
What exactly am I getting at?
Today is yours, deal with it as you desire but know and note that tomorrow may not be yours
So live this day and every other to the glory of the Creator and the good of His created
Be deliberate to leave a pure mark in the hearts of others
I love Love and because love is generous, I have just given to you a piece of my mind.
Top of the morning!