Iâve 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 againâ¦.You know how it goesâ¦.bla bla blaâ¦ Anyhoos, how have you guys been? I am presuming you all are splendidly awesome because that makes me feel betterâ¦. Ehen, I heard Valentineâs Day is this Friday o, hian!
Val’s day 2013
The matter ehn, I havenât 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 andÂ the wheels in my head just started turning: do you knowÂ that so many like her abound? Not only in orphanages but maybe even that your neighbourâs house girl you see each day on your way to work, that little girl you buy bottled water from at the shop down the roadâ¦ 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 grantedâ¦ do you know that others practically weep for want of that âluxuryâ you take for granted? Youâve 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 whoâll break an arm and leg in appreciation to you for justÂ 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? Shouldnât the light from us spread farther than our âthe oneâ? Wouldnât 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 doesnât stop you from having your date night like you planned(thatâs what I would do if I were with my the one)â¦
Oh ye single lady planning to just have sex with Chike on February 14th because you are lonely, take heed so the below doesnât happen to you o.
Instead of pinning and crying for your âthe oneâ to arrive, donât you think lots of the less privileged would be gratefullll to receive a fraction of the love you are currently saving for only him/herâ?
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 itâ¦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, hereâs 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,Â 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 âabout me pageâ, hit me up and letâs talkâ¦ but more than this, you can do same wherever you are, you may not go to an orphanage/old peopleâs 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 Â 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,Â my first blog giveaway!!! I am not all deep thinker ish o, I do like the normal âthe oneâ 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 friendsâ¦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 headÂ that âwait o, I have emotions and I can love ooâ…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 equivalentÂ in recharge card if you arenât in Lagos/ if you prefer that and you can also enter for it if you arenât in Nigeria(like yours truly) I will send it to any relative or friend that you wantâ¦ OnlyÂ two persons can win sha o. I am pained that itâs just going to beÂ two winners but greater things ahead yeah? Yes!
Oya pleaseÂ comment withÂ your answer and kindly share this post on twitter, Facebook et al, I want everyone whoâs 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 buttonâ¦.
Have a love filled week/month that will transcend beyond the love you show to ONLY your âthe oneâ.
With plentyyyyy love, Frances.
From NLS with love…