Happy Saint Valentines Day!
I hope your day is full of joy and love!
This is one of my favorite holidays! Because I love love!
I love this day because it is about celebrating all forms of love in your life. I think you have to be brave to love - and today is about yelling from the rooftops and letting the ones you love know: a crush, a friend or your pet, your sister or grandmother, your boyfriend or girlfriend! And don't forget to take a moment to do something special for yourself, to honor your heart and the love you give to yourself as well as to others.
If thou must love me, let it be for naught
Except for love's sake only. Do not say
'I love her for her smile - her look - her way
Of speaking gently - for a trick of thought
That falls in well with mine, and certes brought
A sense of pleasant ease on such a day' -
For these things in themselves, Beloved, may
Be changed, or change for thee, - and love, so wrought,
May be unwrought so. Neither love me for
Thine own dear pity's wiping my cheeks dry, -
A creature might forget to weep, who bore
Thy comfort long, and lose thy love thereby!
But love me for love's sake, that ever more
Thou mayst love on, through love's eternity.
- Elizabeth Barrett Browning -