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Love is In the Air: What do You Want for Valentine’s Day?

The month of February, February 14th brings love in the form of Valentine’s Day.  For some, Valentine’s Day means flowers, candy, balloons, cards, cupcakes, expensive dinners, spa days, etc.   Valentine’s Day, for those who celebrate it, can be very commercial.   For some, especially women, Valentine’s Day can be a tough day if you do not have someone special to share it with.  Does the commercial stuff equate to love? This year, I ask the question, what do YOU want for Valentine’s Day?

Famous LOVE quotes.

LOVE never fails.

LOVE cannot do other than LOVE.

It is LOVE alone that gives worth to all things.

” I accepted that true serenity and happiness come from a connection to LOVE.” ~ Gabby Bernstein

“LOVE is that condition in which the happiness of another person is essential to your own.” ~ Robert A. Heinlein

“The truest form of LOVE is how you behave toward someone, not how you feel about them.”

“We accept the LOVE we think we deserve.” ~ Stephen Chobsky

“Learn to LOVE yourself first, instead of loving the idea of other people loving you.”

“Where there is love there is life.”  ~ Mahatma Gandhi.

“Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.”  ~  Holy Bible: New International Version.

What do I want for Valentine’s Day?

For me, Valentine’s Day is just one day.  Love, true love, is not and never has been commercial.  Love cannot be bought, sold, or traveled to.  Love should be celebrated every single day, not just on Valentine’s Day.    Love is not measured by what you receive, it is is in what you GIVE.  Love is not about what you say, its’ far more measured by actions, what you do, what you GIVE.    What I’ve learned is that everyone loves differently, and the love we have often changes and grows over time.    What looks like love for me, may be different for you, but it’s all good.  What I learned…. is that real love is not based on romance, candle light dinners, walks along the beach, how many times your partner/spouse/significant other says “I Love You”, or what your partner/spouse/significant other buys for you.  In fact, real love is based on CARE, COMPROMISE, RESPECT, TRUST, and COMMITMENT.

What do I want for Valentine’s Day?  To have and live in love every day, surrounded by family, friends, and the love of my life.   I really want to live life with my soul mate.  The one who loves me and accepts me, flaws and all, unconditionally.  What do YOU want for Valentine’s Day?  Would love to hear your feedback as we approach the season of LOVE.

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