Do you love me because I am beautiful or am I beautiful because you love me? Anonymous
It’s that time of year again – Valentine’s day. Do you think it is just a "Hall*mark Holiday" or is it a true holiday?
"The way to love anything is to realize that it might be lost." G.K. Chesterton
One of the things I am guilty of is not daily appreciating the ones who love me and those I love. "No regrets" is how I want to live. Yet, the dirty looks and sarcastic comments flow from me! Not as bad as it used to be but still there. It’s time to regret less. Hold me to that, will you? Make me accountable.
"You will find as you look back upon your life that the moments when you have really lived are the moments when you have done things in the spirit of love." Henry Drummond
"To love at all is to be vulnerable." C.S. Lewis
Vulnerability. Being able to trust someone with your inner being. A transparency that invites either total acceptance or partial or total rejection. How many people can you actually trust like that? I am blessed to have several. Still, at times, it is difficult to "put myself out there" and feel safe.
"Do not waste time bothering whether you "love" your neighbor; act as if you did. As soon as we do this we find one of the great secrets. When you are behaving as if you loved someone you will presently come to love him." C.S. Lewis
"Feelings" will mostly get you in trouble if you count on them exclusively to guide you. Mr. Lewis had a great point. Don’t believe it? Try it. Whole heartedly and I defy you to prove him, and me, wrong!
"This is how we know what love is: Jesus Christ Laid down His life for us. And we ought to lay down our lives for our brothers." 1John 3:16
Do you love anyone enough to lay down your life for them? (Not a Falderal question. No need to answer.)
Now, time for the Falderal:
Do you believe in love at first sight? Sometimes, when watching tv, my son will ask if I think a person is handsome or pretty. I tell him that I can’t know without knowing them. Sure, I appreciate a good looking person but if they are ugly on the inside it soon shows on the outside. No. I don’t believe in love at first sight.
How did you meet your honey or, if you don’t have a honey right now, your best friend? Actually, I was unemployed and Himself was the branch manager of a company I interviewed at. The rest, as they say, is history! I’ll blog about it some time in more detail.
Do you think Valentine’s Day is a Hall*Mark Holiday (made up for commercial gain)? Yes. However, it is a good reminder to appreciate those we love.
Do you believe that Valentine’s Day can exist without quality chocolate? Only in the most dire of cirumstances;)
Do you like receiving or giving flowers? Truthfully, I like the idea in theory but, in our particular situation, all I can of of is the cost for something that is going to make me sneeze and is going to die in a week!
How about you? Love to all, g