Sunday, February 13, 2011

... taking care of your heart ...





If you find yourself in a time and place where no one will be sending you valentine's wishes, what can YOU do to make YOUR HEART feel acknowledged and appreciated?

While receiving a valentine's day card can lift our spirit and gladden our heart, let's keep it all in perspective.  It is, after all, a hyped holiday driven mainly by merchants of flowers, chocolates, cards, jewellery, etc.  What happens on this day is hardly a measure of any one's lovability or worth.





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11 comments:

  1. Well said. It's really just another merchandising event.

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  2. nope. if you save it all for one day you are way missing out...

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  3. So true Bonnie. Thank-you so much!

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  4. There is a town in Russia somewhere- Valentines day is forbidden. If christmas is forbidden also I might consider a move!

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  5. I'm glad I bought that red rose in the shop last night, though. Otherwise my life wouldn't have been worth living!

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  6. It can be very painful to someone who is lonely, the way Christmas and New Year's can be as well. Society has a dreadful way of making everyone feel that they need someone else to make them happy.

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  7. You are so right, Bonnie, but Happy Valentine's day nonetheless because every day deserves to be celebrated, of only because we are vertical and breathing. I absolutely love that image you have created!

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  8. So true about a person's lovability every day. Your images are absolutely beautiful.

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  9. Oh, I agree and it is one more holiday I refuse to succumb to. although when my kids were little I always gave them valentines but they were always home-made. and when they were in school, they had to make any valentines they wanted to give. no store bought allowed. it was always more fun that way. we'd get to play with paper, doilies, glitter. what a mess!

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  10. Oh so very true, Bonnie! What commercialism has done to the innocence of love. My man and I celebrate Valentine's everyday because it's the little things on a daily basis that matter to us. Who needs an ad to tell us when to love??

    I do have to admit that I am enjoying the Valentine cupcakes I picked up for ME at the bakery...

    Love the colors in your beautiful photo :)

    Gwynnie

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  11. It's the EVERY day that is the holiday, not the 14th. I much prefer a guy who cleans toilets... how's that for romantic? :)

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