Thursday, 16 February 2012

Memories And Souvenirs

By Coach Cj Swaby

Valentines Day is a commercial day. Love is sold in a box of chocolates, accompanied by red roses and a candle lit dinner for two (or three if you are into that kind of thing). I might sound a bit cynical, however I agree with the principle that it is important to show your loved one that they are precious to you (but why not do that every day of the year).

For myself, valentines day holds a slightly different meaning. In the early hours of the morning in 2006, on Valentines Day my brother died. It is without a doubt one of the defining moments of my life. While this may have been a life changing event for me and my family, it meant little or nothing to the vast majority of people. Such is life.

This year I was fortunate enough to spend Valentines with my beautiful family and a very special lady. She doesn't quite get the full extent and the depth my brothers death altered my very being. At times I'm not the easiest person to understand and can be challenging. But I'm working on it.

What you hold dear, what you love, and what you cherish may hold little significance for others, but if they are important to you, and they hold a special place in your heart let them know.

Now I'm not talking just one day of the year like valentines day, I mean every opportunity that is available to you. Show them, make sure they feel it with every part of their being, so that they know it deep down inside, because one day (if you are lucky) all you will have is memories and souvenirs.

Happy Valentines Day Lynden David Hall. R.I.P

1 comment:

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