It’s hard to believe that we are already in February. We all know what this month means to us? That’s right – Valentines Day!
Do we actually know how St Valentine came about? How did it become one of the most major holidays in the U.S.
Some may think that it started with the Cupid? I don’t think so. To my surprise St. Valentine has been around since 269 A.D. There is great history in all this, but I’ll just get to the point.
Valentine’s Day, as we see it today, is about Romance, Love, Sweethearts, and perhaps even going to the Chapel of Love and saying those two words that become one and that show the love between two people – “I DO”
I see Valentine’s as little similar to Christmas when the shopping and planning begin all over again. This time, it has a special meaning for couples.
Which brings me to this little story that I thought was so sweet, I was visiting this jewelry store and in walks this older man with a shopping bag, and tells the sales man that he has already done his shopping for his Valentine Sweetheart, and can you believe we were still in January!
My eyes became watery, and all I could think of was – what a lucky lady to have someone who was excited to have done his shopping for the one he Loves. He did it early, on time and did not wait to the last minute. I found that to be a Blessing.
Valentines is when we should reach out and tell that special someone in our life how much they really mean to us, and how blessed we are to have one another and to appreciate each other.
Sure, we women love Roses, Romantic Dinners, Lingerie, Chocolate covered strawberry’s, and just to be pampered on that One Special night, but this is all materialistic.
To me, and I hope to you, it is the words that people share, words full of pure love – this is what we should treasure and hold close to our heart. The rest, and I repeat, is materialistic.
But don’t get me wrong I won’t turn down the gifts. I am not that crazy!
Thought I’d add a little Humor. But seriously Ladies, just like we wonder what kind of special evening our significant other has planned for us, they wonder the same.
You would be surprise how men expect a romantic evening, and please don’t forget their gift. Trust me I know!
I find Valentine’s Day to be very exciting, I enjoy watching everyone at the store looking for that special card with those perfect words.
We know that every Flower shop is busy trying to make those deliveries on time, and the restaurants are preparing for the right setting to add that special romantic touch for every couple.
So with all this said and done I want to say to all you Love Birds: “The way you embrace each other today and especially tonight there is one thing you may want to remember – that Valentines Day does not have to end at midnight.”
Keep that flame burning and Cupid’s arrows flying; continue to embrace each other and tell each other everyday those three special words: “I Love You!”
Have a Blessed Day and Happy Valentines To each and every one of You!
Till next time, support each other and most of all, Respect each other.
From My Heart filled with LOVE:
Brandy Lopez – “I Walk By Faith and Not by Sight!”