Monday, 5 October 2015


This is not all about me. I believe I’m a bit considerate when it comes to tagging some days been ‘ special’ day. Well let me not bore you all, if you ‘ve  been saving some of your expensive shoes, clothes, jewelries etc  for special day,  I bet this piece is for you.

These words by Chikamso Ekeh  should make you sit up and think , yes think!  ‘’my brother –in-law opened  the bottom drawer of my sister’s  bureau and lifted out a package. In it , was an exquisite india material slip, with the price tag still fresh on it. Lisa had bought it the first she went to Dubai, about 3 or 4 years ago. She never wore it before; she said she was saving it for a special occasion. 
Well, I guess this is the special  occasion’’.

He put the slip on the bed, with the others we were taking to the funeral home. Suddenly he slammed the drawer shut in tears, turned to me and said,  “Valentine , don’t ever save anything for a special occasion. Every day  you live is a special occasion!”.    Those words changed my life completely ; I’m not saving  anything   any  more.  Now I wear for every occasion …like visiting friends, going to an event , taking a walk at the park, or the mall. ‘some day’ and ‘one  of these days’  are losing their grip on my vocabulary . if it’s worth  seeing, hearing, or doing , I want to do it now!  I’m trying  very hard not to put off, hold back, or save anything that would add laughter or luster to my life. Every morning when I  open my eyes, I tell myself today is special.

Makes you think, doesn’t it? Make you want to drain the last  once of joy out of everyday and break free from the concrete of procrastination that whispers, “you can do it later”. Wise-up; forgive that  brother or sister!  Tell  she or he  you love them!   Take that trip! Go back to school!  Decide  now to do the things you have been putting off, for that special day you ‘’ve been waiting for  I tell you, now is the time.  For tomorrow  may never    come!  

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