I’ve being planning to write this post for like ever. Inspiration comes while I am in the bathroom and goes when I rush off for class with the law textbooks till 4pm and of course I just have to steal some sleep after that before group meeting at 6pm and reading again….You know how it goes….bla bla bla… Anyhoos, how have you guys been? I am presuming you all are splendidly awesome because that makes me feel better…. Ehen, I heard Valentine’s Day is this Friday o, hian!
Val’s day 2013
The matter ehn, I haven’t been on BBM but I know that Facebook has been awash with the boyfriend/girlfriend and this gift and that, including the plans to break up…
I spoke to a friend recently about something I am working on for February 15th. In the course of our discussion she told me her mum died when she was 3years old and she had been through a lot because of that and the wheels in my head just started turning: do you know that so many like her abound? Not only in orphanages but maybe even that your neighbour’s house girl you see each day on your way to work, that little girl you buy bottled water from at the shop down the road… You see them every day but have you stopped for a second to imagine the joy these people will derive from as little as a smile from your lips? Your mum helped you get your first bra and got you pads when aunty flo came for the first time and you take it for granted… do you know that others practically weep for want of that ‘luxury’ you take for granted? You’ve already booked a flight ticket and reserved a table at a fab restaurant for your darling and yourself but do you know that there are others who’ll break an arm and leg in appreciation to you for just 500 naira you give to them?
We see ourselves almost every day, worship in the same church but are we really going to spend the day of love ONLY within ourselves? Shouldn’t the light from us spread farther than our ‘the one’? Wouldn’t it be better if along with your hot date night you also plan a visit to the hospital to see the sick together, to give, pray and spend time with others in need of those smiles you share only between yourselves? That doesn’t stop you from having your date night like you planned(that’s what I would do if I were with my the one)…
Oh ye single lady planning to just have sex with Chike on February 14th because you are lonely, take heed so the below doesn’t happen to you o.
Instead of pinning and crying for your ‘the one’ to arrive, don’t you think lots of the less privileged would be gratefullll to receive a fraction of the love you are currently saving for only him/her’?
Well well,, I promised to share what valentine means to me and by God, the above is how I feel it should be spent-at least a greater part of it…Can we all dare to celebrate Valentine’s day and indeed this month of love a little different from what we are used to? Can we please let the love transcend beyond us and our ‘the ones’ to others direly in need of it? Can we?
And if you are still confused as to what to do, here’s an inkling, I and my friends/people interested from NLS Lagos will be spending February 15th at Modupe Cole home for kids with low IQ at Yaba opposite Pako bus top and more than the contributions, we are trusting God that our presence will make a difference and touch lives for good. I actually wanted to do it like a Law School students thing but if you are led to, you can join us or contribute if you can, of course my email is up there on my ‘about me page’, hit me up and let’s talk… but more than this, you can do same wherever you are, you may not go to an orphanage/old people’s home/hospital/prisons/slums but just spread forth the love to others other than your better half, look around you, look at that little boy with a tray of pure water on his head while his mates are at school, look at that madam akara you patronize every night, look at those that will kneel and prostrate for just a little show of kindness from you, they abound.
God bless us all as we strive to not just let His love shine through us for February 14th and this month alone but may His love come to stay in our hearts, spreading to others around us forever…
And yes! I’ve not forgotten o, my first blog giveaway!!! I am not all deep thinker ish o, I do like the normal ‘the one’ love too so after the many brain cracking as to what my giveaway question will be, I thought it should be one that lets you guys know that I have blood flowing through my veins and I can like/love one guy too and dispel all thoughts of Margaret Thatcher ish going on in the minds of my friends…hehehe (surprised?)(I do love Margaret Thatcher though but I digress)
So, the question is how old was I when I had my verrrry first crush/when the thought entered my head that “wait o, I have emotions and I can love oo”…You know when I had my very first contact with this thing called love (according to my small brain then). Simply put,, how old was I when I fell in love for the first time??? Let the answers start rolling in! The giveaway is a ticket to see a movie in Silverbird cinema if you are in Lagos, or its equivalent in recharge card if you aren’t in Lagos/ if you prefer that and you can also enter for it if you aren’t in Nigeria(like yours truly) I will send it to any relative or friend that you want… Only two persons can win sha o. I am pained that it’s just going to be two winners but greater things ahead yeah? Yes!
Oya please comment with your answer and kindly share this post on twitter, Facebook et al, I want everyone who’s ever read even just one post on my blog to get a chance at this ‘small’ giveaway. I mega appreciate you all. Thank you o, please hit the share button….
Have a love filled week/month that will transcend beyond the love you show to ONLY your ‘the one’.
With plentyyyyy love, Frances.
From NLS with love…