Love is in the air and this one must not pass us by.

Even little children, some not more than 12 years, are preparing for Valentine’s Day seriously.

What they were doing on Monday night will surely spur even the most rigid to action.

I was on my way back from work when I saw them - they had gathered around a woman selling cards and rose flowers at Abule Egba area of Lagos State, having a tough time trying to decide whether to pick a card or a flower,.

I waited a little, as they picked some and read the content. Sweet, they sounded, and I remembered Valentine’s Day was just around the corner.


There is so much happening in Nigeria now, but love surely covers all and this is just the right time to share and show love to at least one person.

There are few ways we can show love at this time of selfless sharing.

1.    Put A Smile On Someone’s Face.

Smiles are contagious and making someone smile each day of our lives returns the same feeling of joy back to us right inside our heart.

Smiling activates the release of neuropeptides that work toward fighting off stress.

Neuropeptides are tiny molecules that allow neurons to communicate. They facilitate messaging to the whole body when we are happy, sad, angry, depressed, excited. The feel good neurotransmitters are all released when a smile flashes across your face as well.

This not only relaxes your body, but it can lower your heart rate and blood pressure.

It is recommended that we make this a daily habit. Help your colleague at work to achieve a task, offer to help a friend that is in need if you can at that time and help the needy with the little you have.

2.    Show That Special One You Care

It is sometimes considered lovers’ day and it is not out of place to show the special one in your life – a lover, a wife or a husband – that you care so much.

There are several ways you can do this. A man can decide to offer breakfast in bed, offer a surprise engagement ring, offer to do cooking for the day if you are home, sneak out of bed very early to set the dining table with cards and gifts etc.

3.    The Home Ultimate Search

Now this is for those that are married.

When you buy a gift or gifts for your wife or husband, you can make him/her perform a little home ultimate search and this is what I recommend.

Begin with the mirror or anything in your home you know the person will surely go to before the day runs out.

Make a note of how much you love him/her and place it there, concluding with a call to action like; “I have left a gift for you where you keep your wrist watches."

You can play around with more cards with inscriptions that still directs him/her to other parts of your home until he/she finds the gift or all the gifts.

It is really awesome to make a video of him/her going from place to place searching and trying to solve the riddle.

4.    Surprise Movie Ticket Or Outing

Fashion a way to take him/her to a movie without an idea that you are going to see a movie.

This is just a way to make sure you spend time with him or her alone at a nice place.

5.    Schedule A Surprise Visit

Pay him/her a surprise visit at the office if you have the time to with a gift.

This really makes the individual know that you care so much.  

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6.    Buy That Item He/She Craves For

If you are not sure of a gift to buy, think of what your lover has been craving for that will aid him/her in their job, and buy it for him/her if you can afford it. 

It is a period to show love and a little love you show has a way of coming back to you.