Today is also Saturday. Most offices and workplaces have a half day of work. Today is also Valentine's day. So, the young office goers will get half of the day to celebrate V day with their family, friends or their beloved.
As for myself, I am fortunate that I have a beloved in the first place. Celebration comes much later or not at all.
Everybody who has a beloved child, sister, relative or a husband will know what I am saying. We have a valuable gift. And those who don't have anyone, we have to give them our love. By our kind words and beautiful gestures, we have to heal the world.
Last night, I was talking with my 65 year aunt over the telephone. She, who never married and has no child of her own, she, who lives alone away from me in a faraway place, it was her voice, her empathy and the kind words that she spoke to me over the telephone that reminded me of the power of love once again.
The power of love is that, love has the power to heal. No, not to heal that much, but to assure us that we are not alone in this universe. The power of love is that it allows us to belong somewhere...in someone's heart, in someone's home or in someone's thoughts...
The sense of belongingness that love gives, nothing can give. Love gives us the sense that we are not alone. That we are not left out. That we are accepted. And we are allowed into something...into the life of someone else and also allowed to be ourselves, I guess. No, not by someone's permission but by someone's kindness...the look of love says it all...it says, you are allowed into my life...but more importantly, you are allowed to be yourself.
Times are changing. The world is not what it used to be when I was young. But thank God, Love is. In this foreverchanging world, love is perhaps needed more than ever before.
Whenever you feel sad, down, or betrayed by life remember this :
We have the power of love to change the world. So, go out and reach out, even if it is a single soul, a single person or a single plant...give it a part of your soul ..who knows maybe it is the only thing that it was craving for so long....
I believe that imagination is stronger than knowledge.
That myth is more potent than history.
That dreams are more powerful than facts.
That hope always triumphs over experience.
That laughter is the only cure for grief.
And I believe that love is stronger than death.