Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Everybody Wants a Valentine

St Valentine's Day card, embossed and printed ...Image via Wikipedia

February is Creative Romance Month. It peaks in the middle with Valentines Day, the day when lovers express their love for each other. Everyone wants to be loved. In fact, it has been scientifically proven we actually need love, and there are many reasons why we love. At this time of year, due largely to seasonal commercialism, everybody wants a valentine.

Remember in elementary school when you took a card for everyone in your class and you knew everyone in class would give you a card, too? You still took special pains to select just the right card for that one special classmate. And then you went through the cards hoping your chosen person did the same thing for you. Valentines Day - when lovers express their love, when children express crushes with little cards. I remember one year, however, the teacher suggested we give valentines to just that special classmate. My mother said, "No, give one to each of your classmates." I was glad she did, because I remember a few classmates held only my valentine. My mother taught me generosity and compassion. Everybody wants a valentine, don't they?

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