Today is Valentine's Day, so Happy Valentine's Day to everyone. Everyone gets so worked up over this holiday and not sure why.
First when you think about St. Valentine we should think about just that the Saint. He is the Patron Saint of affianced couples, bee keepers, engaged couples, epilepsy, fainting, greeting happy marriages, love, lovers, plague, travelers, young people.
Here is some information on st. Valentine. Valentine was a holy priest in Rome, who, with St. Marius and his family, assisted the martyrs in the persecution under Claudius II. He was apprehended, and sent by the emperor to the prefect of Rome, who, on finding all his promises to make him renounce his faith in effectual, commended him to be beaten with clubs, and afterwards, to be beheaded, which was executed on February 14, about the year 270. Since he was caught marrying Christian couples and aiding any Christians who were being persecuted under Emperor Claudius in Rome [when helping them was considered a crime], Valentinus was arrested and imprisoned. Claudius took a liking to this prisoner -- until Valentinus made a strategic error: he tried to convert the Emperor -- whereupon this priest was condemned to death. He was beaten with clubs and stoned; when that didn't do it, he was beheaded outside the Flaminian Gate [circa 269].
Saints are not supposed to rest in peace; they're expected to keep busy: to perform miracles, to intercede. Being in jail or dead is no excuse for non-performance of the supernatural. One legend says, while awaiting his execution, Valentinus restored the sight of his jailer's blind daughter. Another legend says, on the eve of his death, he penned a farewell note to the jailer's daughter, signing it, "From your Valentine."
So my question is why do American companies take holy events and turn it into a big holiday to make money. That wasn't what St. Valentine stood for, he stood for love yes. Love that was everlasting and was shown everyday. Not just one day a year and we help these companies make millions. This morning I walked by a deli I pass everyday,last week 12 roses $9.00, today they are $20. As for buying boxes of candy, heck wait till tomorrow they will be half off. You can get two for the price of one!
Its so sad how many people take love for granted, mock it, or disrespect it. I hear of people getting married not because they love each other, its just because. For some its they feel they won't find anyone else to be with them. So they try to boost their ego up for its so low in their mind, they truly believe they are not attractive,to fat or skinny, teeth no teeth etc. So when the first person that they meet gives them the slightest attention they put their hooks into them. Soon they get married and within a few years are miserable and want out. Then you have the ones that meet people online, I am not saying you can't find love that way. Let's be real for a moment, you have these people who met via playing games like Mafia Wars on Facebook. They are so into the game, they talk about, do all sorts of things regarding it, they are in love. REALLY???? REALLY NOW!!! You've got to be kidding me!!! Plus I do a blog for a podcast show and I've had a few listeners email me, how they met a guy or gal via Mafia Wars or other Zynga games and told me, it doesn't work out. One couple was together for 2 years, thought they were so in love. Well they both stop playing Mafia Wars within 3 months they were over. They came to find out they had nothing in common. They spent their time at work, came home played online and on weekends were out with friends, they had no us time. When they did all went downhill, for when out with friends even then they hardly interacted, now had time and had to interact~~~ silence is all you heard. When things were good it was because they were mostly talking about what was going on with Mafia Wars, Facebook or other games they played together. That was the only thing they knew or had in common. For they did try to work it out and talked. Turned out he wanted children, she didn't. She wanted to move to another state, he wasn't leaving his family. She loves cats, he is allergic, he loves dogs, she can't stand them. I would laugh but its not funny. For here are two people who spent 2 years not really knowing their partner at all. Moved in together after a year so now one has to move and start over. NOW before the couples that are together come after me...I AM NOT SAYING THIS IS TRUE FOR ALL CASES. I am saying you should confirm you are in love and its just not the love for the game\games.
I even heard from someone about another couple that has no clue their relationship is over. Everyone else sees it but they don't. One partner is begin to resent their partner for all the time they spend on pc, having no time for anything else. Unless its something they want. Partner's says he\she is all about themselves and what they want out of life. Gets included just because they have no choice but to include them. So instead of talking to partner has opted to start talking to other people and no I don't mean friends. Guess they are on the hunt for their new game partner. Guess GAME OVER will be flashing soon for this couple.
Love is a wonderful thing, don't take it for granted. Show the one you love, that you love them everyday!!! Not just on a Valentine's Day! You don't need to spend money even, just a nice note or poem goes a long way. Just call and say I love you and care. Relationships are not perfect we all have our faults. Don't hold it against the person work through it. We all know when the relationship, person is no longer the one. We all hope they are but not everyone is the one. Sometimes the one is the one you haven't meet yet or the one you let get away. Either way find your true love and happiness. Don't be stuck in unhappy relationship it will slowly destroy who you are. This I know first hand!
I am a lucky woman for My Valentine calls me Mommy!! That's the best ever!!! Happy Valentine's Day!!!!! May Love Find You!!! ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥