It is not unusual to hear some people refer to days like Valentine, Birthdays and Anniversaries as just another day. I think differently, first of all, every day is a blessing in my world. Another chance to do right, live better and do more.
Special days are even more important as they mark the start of something new. Each recurrence presents an opportunity to evaluate how well you have done, applaud yourself or course correct.
The thought of an applause worthy Special day gives me an adrenaline rush since I get to give myself a treat for a job well done.
O well, you can say I love celebrations in whatever form, after all we only get to live once. So when our tenth anniversary came knocking, we could not resist the urge to celebrate.
As I dreamed up ways to make this more than just a day, an amazing Black Friday Deal too good to be true popped up on my screen. You can call it a coincidence, I will choose miraculous. I watched my dream escape to the island of Cape Verde become a reality; the right price and an irresistible deal and Voila, Project Verde was activated.
Four hours later, we touched down on the beautiful island of Cape Verde somewhere off the West African coast surrounded by the Atlantic ocean. Blue beaches, lovely resorts, great foods, beautiful sunset and world class hospitality.
A well deserved celebration of ten awesome years of growing and learning together. As we celebrated, we are reminded that we are better today because yesterday we chose tomorrow together. We believed, we worked and now the project continues.
Life is a project with milestones along the way, so think of today as a milestone in the ‘Love’ department. Even though, some folks say ‘love don’t cost a thing’, love does cost something, it is in the action and the sacrifice. It is never idle, it is always doing. So whenever an opportunity presents itself for love to be expressed, sound the alarm and make it loud and clear that you love and you love for real. Don’t just sit back and watch today go by, find a box of chocolate or whatever tickles you and take sometime out to celebrate love and friendship.
Because love is a beautiful thing, make this Valentine more than just a day…………
Happy Valentine Day!!!
Thanks for the eye opening, before now I do play with special days after reading this definitely i will do better.
Aww 😍. Love it. Bookmarking this for whenever the love of my life (wherever he is forming agbaya baby boy) decides to finally have sense and show up
Go girl!! This is good
…we are better today because yesterday we chose tomorrow…I love this especially as I always say ‘tomorrow starts today’. Very interesting and inspiring…keep them coming and may your bond grow stronger in Jesus name
This is amazing, I will read this every day of my life
Hmmmmmmm. Very resonating.
I didn’t think of 14th February as a day different from other days. Yeah, I still would have made it a special day for the sake of the one I love, but now I understand better on reasons why it should be taken seriously.
Someone in the comment section wrote and I paraphrase, “others celebrate your birthday and death, so, won’t it be wise to make sure you celebrate every other remarkable events in your life?”.
Thanks to you sir and ma (Mr and Mrs Mbang).
Thanks to the person that shared the above thoughts.
Great piece! Well done ⭐
Wonderful piece, so inspiring! Thanks for sharing this Pastor I’d and my Wonderful Mama Thelma. I love that part “Love is work” it’s just the reality of it. Indeed it’s never idle,it put meaning to the WORLD, without it our existence is meaningless. Let’s continue to live the World with Love. Congratulations on your Tenths anniversary and Happy Val.
This is very interesting. Your words are so encouraging. Congratulations on your 10th Anniversary. God will continue to guide and strengthen you two in Jesus name Amen.
Love is in the action and sacrifice… It may not be convenient, but we must sacrifice. I have to start taking “special” occasions special. Thanks ma and sir
Love is in the action and it’s intentional. Thanks for this great piece
Thank you Tope
You can’t express love when you’re with the wrong person. Love is a beautiful thing. Thanks Ido & Thelma
Find love in the right person and it is usually worth it
Beautiful and Creative post. Thanks Thelma and Ido.
Love is Divine!!
I’ve always thought of it as just another day …but this just reminded me that it is a day full of love and joy
Wonderful piece, so inspiring! Thanks for sharing this Pastor and my Wonderful Mama Thelma. I love that part “Love is work” it’s just the reality of it. Indeed it’s never idle,it put meaning to the WORLD, without it our existence is meaningless. Let’s continue to live the World with Love. Congratulations on your Tenths anniversary and Happy Val.
” love does cost something, it is in the action and the sacrifice. It is never idle, it is always doing. So whenever an opportunity presents itself for love to be expressed, sound the alarm and make it loud and clear that you love” This is my sound bite for today 14th feb 2020.
Best part of the write up “Love is never idle, it’s always doing”. Welldone for the reminder.😁👍👍
Every opportunity to celebrate Love should be embraced …for love is the greatest of all…
Happy Valentine’s Day fam! ❤️
I am married to a man who thinks it’s ‘just another day ‘. He is spontaneous and gives gifts and treats on ordinary days without me expecting it. However, I loooooooooooove special occasions and still make a big deal about it. He is starting to come around grudgingly. Lol. Thanks for this piece.
From the ABS: LOVE IS WORK!!!
We like this part of the write up “love is never idle”. Love is work! Every day we’re telling each other ” I love you “. Thanks very much Pastor ID and Mama Thelma. God bless you for reminding us that we’ve got to show love all the time. Remain blessed always.
Thank God that love is work with good pay….keep Loving
Very lovely and inspiring piece. Congratulations! 10yrs already, feels like yesterday. I’m pumped to go do something special today. Thanks!
Great story. Keep them coming. The day you were born was celebrated by others. So is the day you will leave this planet. You will be mourned by others. The only days you celebrate yourself are birthdays, Valentines graduations, wedding and promotions. Leverage on these giant strides in your life and give yourself a treat no matter how small. Happy Val all.