Valentines day….. I’d be lying if I said this is not a greatly anticipated day;
pressure for the men,
expectation for the women,
business for the flower vendors, hotels all over the country, jewelers, boutiques…
The day of Love….. One day that might change everything in a relationship, for better or worse, a lot is determined on this one day.
One day…. When all excuses are reason for one to believe you don’t prioritize the relationship, even if honestly, you can’t make it. That if this man creates time for you, gets you a gift, fancy dinner, drops you home or you opt to go back to his and have a memorable night, you are loved, his loyal to you….. This one day holds so much weight on the progress of a relationship.
One day…..when a man somewhere would rather count rocks, stand at the stage and admire matatus, wait for the final day to register as a voter, perfect coincidence, anything really to avoid his seven so-called-girlfriends whose time his been wasting. Of course his phone is off, and he will have a perfectly good excuse, for all seven of them….
One day…..when a beautiful female will sit opposite her handsome man in a classy restaurant as they have their dinner, they’ve been together six months now, and he did not disappoint. Everything was as she would have dreamed it, he picked her up, on time, took her to favorite restaurant, good food, lovely conversation. At the end of the meal, he hands her a rectangular shaped box. She opens it, it is a beautiful gold necklace, she’s supper excited gets up to hug him and give him a kiss. He shares her joy. She goes back to her seat, she has nothing to give him, not that he asked but really, nothing…. not even a tie or card, it’s a day of Love, not your birthday, he went all out, and you got him nothing, love huh?!
One day…..when someone somewhere wants to beat themselves up over an ex, their past, kill the mood with memories of how good last year was, how valentines was special, think of what would have been if they were still together, walk around all negative and bitter….. For what though, live and learn but never stay stuck, it’s your past, bury it!!!!
One day…..when all both of you want is each others company, spend time together, do something you both enjoy, it’s not over the top, it’s not just a one day affair. Why?! Because you both value and love each on a daily, regardless of the day or date. For both of you everyday is a day of Love.
One day….. That’s an anniversary for some- Happy anniversary, birthday for others – Happy birthday, just a normal Tuesday for others – Happy Tuesday, a loved one passed away on this date – may they forever rest in peace, celebrate their life…. A day of Love, who said it has to be a spouse, it’s love, whether the significant other, family, friends, everyone you love, let them know it.
My parents will forever be my fave couple, they are friends first, they’ve been together too long but the love is still there, I see it. To them, my entire family, my friends and all of you loyal loyal reader, happy one day……. Happy Valentines