Amidst this complex situation, my aunt has still managed to maintain her composure. She told me that she'd already entrusted everything to the medical doctors and above all to the Almighty. She's not 'taking the fact to her own heart' that Valentine's Day is coming, and that Uncle Bert's 'centre of love' could be slightly mutilated and would eventually affect his emotions on February 14.
-February 12, 2008
Undeniably, there are men and women out there whose hearts are relatively healthy yet their love is severely and acutely ill! I believe I don’t need to explain further about this because most (if not all) of us know what a broken heart means.
A Valentine's card through the Post, a Valentine greeting via SMS, a Valentine chat using the internet, a Valentine dinner in a cozy restaurant, or a Valentine gift will surely fill the land, the air, and the seas in the next couple of days.
...and what can we expect from February 15, 2009 to February 13, 2010?
How I wish I could hold the spirit of Valentine’s Day in my heart every single day. I pray that every day I could show my love to those who love (or even to those who never love) and care for me. With this, I don’t think I still need to bother myself about catching the perfume sale, waiting in queue to buy blocks of chocolates, finding despite the limited supply of the best red roses or enduring the discomfort of dialling my mobile phone amidst the busy network during the so-called Valentine’s Day.
I believe that throughout the year it is worthwhile to take the best care not only of my own heart but of my loved ones’ hearts, as well. Aside from eating a balanced diet and having a regular exercise to maintain a healthy anatomical and physiological heart, a daily nurturing of each other’s emotional and figurative heart is equally very important. After all, our heart’s health is our real wealth.
Three days ago, I sent an SMS to Auntie Chris in Queensland asking how Uncle Bert with his artificial cardiac pacemaker is doing. She replied:
“...so far, so good! The pacemaker has been performing very well. The next regular check-up will be on October this year. Thanks God!”
Well, it’s so nice to know that for exactly a year today the artificial cardiac pacemaker has been working effectively for Uncle Bert; and I believe their love for each other has been getting stronger!
Love, indeed, isn’t just all about how it started; it is how we keep it healthy and above all, it is how we sustain it until the ‘end...’
Happy Valentine’s Day to all!
-February 12, 2009
The normal average heartbeat of a chicken is 282 every minute; chicks have 400 heartbeats per minute, and humans only have 60-100 heartbeats in a minute!