Every Day Should Be Devoted To Love

Happy Day Of Crass Commercialism Devoted To Making You Feel Compelled To Spend Money You May Not Have To Demonstrate Your Love For Someone Who Should Already Be Aware Of Your Love That A Corporation Named After A Third Rate Saint! Granted that is a little long to put on a card and my apologies to St. Valentine. I really have no idea if there is some sort of hierarchy of saints which would make my assessment of third rate accurate.

I have always been bothered by Valentine’s Day or Valentime’s Day as some are wont to say. (I don’t get to use wont nearly enough.) And it’s not just me. Most people say they don’t like the commercialized sentimentalism and yet it persists and seems to get more commercially crass and less sentimental each year.

What bothers me is the idea that just one day of the year is devoted to expressions of love. I think every day is a day we should allow our hearts to be open to love and not in a Jane Seymour designed jewelry kind of way. Just imagine how different the world would be if each day, each of us decided to share the love within us and make the day better for each person we encountered. It can be as simple as a warm heartfelt smile, a compliment and yes, if you look hard enough there is always something to compliment, or just a helping hand when needed.

Each of us has within us the capacity for unconditional love, but we tend to attach conditions to love. Let go of those conditions. Untether your soul and embrace the love and inner light that dwells within you and share it with those around you. Let love be your religion. It will change your life forever.

Heart of the Milky Way by photographer Julien Girard from Wikimedia Commons. The heart was made by shining a keychain flashlight at the camera for a 25 second tripod exposure. Very cool!

Heart of the Milky Way by photographer Julien Girard from Wikimedia Commons. The heart was made by shining a keychain flashlight at the camera for a 25 second tripod exposure and the photograph was taken in northern Chile at the ESO Paranal Observatory. Very cool!

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22 thoughts on “Every Day Should Be Devoted To Love

    • Happy Thursday to you, too! Not too sure about shouting from the rooftops as I have a thing about heights, but I can shout out the window like those mad as hell people in Network.

  1. Hear Hear Sandy!

    I have a single friend who wants a few of us to go out to dinner tonight as a Valentine’s treat. I treat myself all the time, so I don’t need to 🙂

  2. Valentines Day like you say has become a “done that. Check off the affectionate display box – and next?” All the hype only ends up leaving so many sad. Not the goal.
    Quietly done everyday is better.
    Nicely written!

  3. Oh, you’re so right, Sandy. And I love this line — “not in a Jane Seymour designed jewelry kind of way” God, that jewelry is tacky!

  4. I think there is a purpose to Valentine’s Day – for those idiots who don’t show their appreciation for their loved ones throughout the year thereby making it mandatory they do it at least once a year. I agree with your sentiment but unfortunately, there are still those people out there who take their relationships for granted & need a day to make them feel guilty.

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