to Do On Valentines Day?
By Barrington H.
Brennen, 2005, 2018
February 14th--This is the day for loversĖValentine's Day.
I also like to call it "Loving Day." This allows everyone to
participate, not only romantic partners. However, this article
is for romantic partners. What are you
planning to do today? On this February day, in most Western countries, flowers
and gifts are exchanged all in the name of love. "One legend has it that
Valentine was a priest who served during the third century in Rome. When
Emperor Claudius II decided that single men made better soldiers than those
with wives and families, he outlawed marriage for young men--his crop of
potential soldiers. Valentine, realizing the injustice of the decree, defied
Claudius and continued to perform marriages for young lovers in secret. When
Valentine's actions were discovered, Claudius ordered that he be put to
For centuries now, February 14 has been known as a day for
lovers to show mutual appreciation. Although couples should really show their
appreciation for each other daily, it is great to designate a special day to
do so. It may be Valentine's Day, the wedding anniversary, or another day.
- FOURTEEN SUGGESTIONS
- What are you going to do today to show appreciation for your lover? If
you havenít planned anything yet, it is not too late. If you cannot do
anything today, plan for tomorrow. Just tell your lover that you love
him/her every day of the year not just on Valentine's Day, and express
your love tomorrow in a unique way.
Here are fourteen suggestions:
Write a poem to your lover, using pen and paper
(You can send it via email or WhatApp, however the old-fashioned way of
actual paper is more special and significant). This
simple expression of love goes a long way.
Get home early and sprinkle the bedroom or another
special room with rose petals. Sprinkle the petals on the floor, bed,
everywhere possible. Leave a love note or card and make sure the room is
Ask a singing friend or a
professional/Singing Telegram Service to go to your loverís
place of work to to deliver a "Singing Card/Sing-A-Gram." The friend will
sing one or two love songs and deliver a sweet message and card in your
Have a florist deliver eleven roses or flowers to your
lover at work. Send a note with the flowers stating, "Honey, here are
a dozen flowers/roses to express my love for your today. You only received
eleven of them because I will personally deliver the twelfth one when you
Have someone deliver a hot meal to your loverís place
of work with a Valentine's card.
Close the house windows and dance privately with your
spouse in the semi-nude or fully nude. This will certainly turn the juices on.
Have a candlelight dinner with soft romantic music
playing in the background.
Make something with your own hands, even it is out of
plain paper, as a special gift for your lover.
Go to a favorite restaurant for lunch or dinner.
Go parasailing together, kissing as you soar in the
Have a long, passionate,
wet kiss when you get home from
Record a love note to
your partner on a smart phone, iPad, etc., and email it or give it to
Spend the entire evening cuddling on the living room
Call your lover at work every hour today. Make the
calls short. Each time you call, share a sweet thought or portions of a
poem or song.
- NO LOVE
- Dear lover, make sure you show your appreciation for your lover today
and every day of the year. If you are hurting because of lack of love in
your relationship, then seek professional help. It is possible to
rekindle the once-lost love. Remember, love is a verb. It is an action
word. It is a choice. You can choose to love because you know it is
right. The lack of love is no reason to end a relationship. Donít
throw away your relationship simply because you have never loved, or
your love has faded. There are some who cannot find faults with their
spouse, but still decide to end the relationship on the grounds of lack
of love. Remember the sacred vows you made to each other and the
sacredness of marriage itself. Let this day begin a new day in your life
by making a choice to love again. You may have to "act" as if
you love until it becomes real. Start somewhere.
stated earlier in this article I like to refer to Valentines Day as Loving
Day. It focuses beyond romance and marriage. This allows
everyone, including business, schools, etc. to participate. On
loving day I encourage the showing or expressing of appreciation and love to
everyone you see or work with, or go to church with.
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