Happy Valentine’s Day folks! May this year shower lots of love and blessings on you and your loved ones.
So do you know how Valentine’s Day came into existence?
During the 3rd century, there was a king named Claudius in Rome who did not let his soldiers marry or love women for the fear that they might not join the army and fight. During the same period lived a priest name Valentine who kept conducting secret marriage services for couples in love. He was caught in the act and was put to death by the king on 14th of February. After that, every year, February 14th was celebrated as Valentine’s Day honoring the priest.
There you go. That was the story of St.Valentine. So let’s come back to our own story.
There are committed people, there are singles and there are these species who are not sure which category they belong to! For all of you out there, there is a single common person to fall in love this year. A person who is the most important reason for your very existence. A person without whom, everything is lost. A person whom you should love more than anything else in the world!
With all the hustle and bustle of today’s life style and the pressure and stress we undergo every day, there is very little or no time to spend for ourselves!
Think about it.
- When was the last time you took a holiday without logging into your official email ID atleast once a day?
- When was the last time your mobile phone was switched off when you spent intimate time with your family?
- When was the last time you hit the gym regularly without taking a break?
- When was the last time you sat and ate your food for atleast 20 minutes, chatting with your family and loving every bite?
- When did you visit your dentist/physician last for just a regular check up?
We keep running about madly, like in an asylum without a goal most times. We earn money, spend them and end of the day are left with neither satisfaction nor happiness! This is the reason most of us fall into mid life crisis during some point in life.
Yes I totally agree that money is very important. We absolutely need to earn in order to survive. The question here is, are you giving up your life to earn and then try to search for the same life with the earned money!
So what am I trying to say? Here you go. Earn money, but make sure you are healthy and happy the end of day to spend them. Do not ignore health issues until they turn very complicated. Have a healthy lifestyle. Spend equal time for work and for yourself! Exercise regularly; do not let stress beat you. Please bear in mind that you are not working for promotions and appraisals alone. You are working for the next 40-60 years in hand.
For those who are home makers, please understand that you need to be healthy in order to take care of your loved ones. Do not put everyone else ahead you.
Do not skip meals and eat junk food all day! Do not let diseases beat you! Do not lose yourself for anything in the world!
After all, if you do not love yourself enough, who will?
Love yourself. Love life. Happy Valentine’s Day.