Mao Zedong once said that "Woman is the other half of the sky".
I agree with it.
We have known it all along, whether we admit it or not.
We know that women have a special effect on us, but what we probably didn't know is the extent of that effect, where one that researchers are now calling a life-enhancing and possibly life-extending effect.
It's difficult for any guy not to recognize the power of a woman. Time and time again, we have seen how she impacts the life of her man and other men she comes in contact with. We know her strengths, her unparalleled resilience, her indomitable spirit, her uncanny ability to do so many things at on, and do them well.
While recognizing and appreciating all of that, now comes news that sheds new and dramatic light on a woman importance in a guy life, and if nothing else, it should make a guy think about how he treats her, how he views her, how he appreciates her, and how he loves and respects the woman who is a positive, motivating force in his life.
The presence of a woman in the household significantly contributes to better health for men.
This is not to imply or suggest in any way that women should give up their individuality or their hopes and dreams to totally devote themselves to the care of the man in their life. It simply points out that the time she's not around for him to lean on can have a tremendous effect on his well-being.
Traditionally, women are trained to take care of themselves and others. Men are trained to tough it out, trying to convince everyone that they're Superman strong. But in reality, that big "S" isn't always on a guy chest when he's at home.
We all know that there are many men who can't function properly without the help of a woman. For instance, when it comes to his health, many times she has to remind him to take his medication, encourage him to see a doctor about that nagging pain that won't go away and, in essence, she has to facilitate behavior that reduces his stress and promotes better health.
It is fitting during the month in which we observe Lover's Day that a new and important focus has been placed on women, and more specifically, the benefits that men experience because of the amazing power of love. (But keep in mind that this is not a one-sided thing; conversely, a guy love for his woman yields a number of benefits to enhance her life as well.)
What I can say is, perhaps more than anything else, is to strongly support earlier view that married men actually live longer, fuller lives than their bachelor counterparts, primarily, because of the love and continuous support system that a wife can provide.
Some single guy don't want to hear that and will dispute that, believing that they can get the same sense and degree of support from female companions even if they don't exchange wedding vows.
But despite their convictions, the numbers indicate that marriage as a healthy, satisfying marriage,does add years to a man's life.
There are exceptions to the case, but whatever the dispute, the common denominator is the power of love, and how it affects a guy life. There are all kinds of stories and examples that illustrate how a woman's love and devotion can dramatically change, even save, the life of a guy who might have a tendency to participate in some things that can be self-defeating and self-destructive.
Quite frankly, there's nothing quite like the amazing power of love.
It's what Smokey Robinson and Ronald White wrote about and the Temptations sang about in one of 5 the great (if not the greatest) love songs of all time, "My Girl."
"When you have sunshine on a cloudy day,"
That's the power of love!
"When it's cold outside and you've got the month of May,"
That's the power of love!
When you tell the woman in your life, or anybody else who will listen, that you don't need money, fortune or fame because you have all the riches (the relationship with her) one man can claim.
That's the power of love!
It has long been said that "you're nobody 'til somebody loves you," and by the time that we become teenagers, it's likely that all of us have experienced at least some degree of the power of love.
We find out early that it will make you do things that you wouldn't normally do. We realize that it will make you say things that you wouldn't normally say. And we know that it will make you feel things that you wouldn't normally feel.
When it comes to matters of the heart, there is so much that defies explanation and understanding. But if you're fortunate enough to find love, then you have to nurture that love, shape love, respect love and give love, and in the end you can enjoy the benefits of love.
So during this month when we set aside a day for lovers, one guy after another should take this opportunity to reassess the relationship with the woman in his life and place new focus on who she is and what she means to him.
It's a reassessment that should be addressed immediately, especially when you consider that to a degree in her hands is not only the quality of a guy life, but perhaps the length of it as well.
And as for me, I will continue my pursuit for happiness day and night until I meet someone who really love me so much and together it gonna be a groovy kind of love.
To you whom I haven't met yet, you are the other half of my sky. There is a different point of view of what I felt about woman, for me there are not just an art but they are more to an iconic specimen of God created to cheer up the life of a guy. I hope one day, I can meet you, and you come into my life like a shining stars. Maybe I am asking too much, or maybe it won't happen to me, but I will wait for you my love. It is amazing my love, the love in me, you took it with you and hopefully you appeared in my life one day. Until then, I want you to be happy.
By the way, isn't love supposed to be like this, mysterious yet unreasonable. People kept telling me that I am crazy because I LOVE SOMEONE WHOM I HAVEN'T MET YET, but I think it is worth to do it, because eventually when you read all my entry one day, I want you to know that I had fallen in love with you way before we knew each other.
Good night my mysterious love, this serenades is a dedication for you, the other half of my sky. :)