Thursday, February 14, 2013

Valentine's Day- a Day for Lovers

Valentine's Day is the day for celebrating love, be it for your partner, your parents or anyone else. It is the time to make all those people who matter in your life, feel special. Valentine's Day celebrations comprise of the various ways, through which you convey your feelings to your loved ones.

Love is the most beautiful feelings in this world, the feeling that makes everything around you seem much more beautiful that it really is. Though love should be celebrated each and every moment of your life, the hectic schedule of today's world hardly leaves time for that. Probably, this is why Valentine's Day came into being, a day which we devote to the people we love. Though this day has specifically been related to the 'better half' of your life, it does not mean that you cannot celebrate it with your 'other' loved ones. In fact, Valentine's Day is the day for expressing your feeling towards all those you love, be it your partner, parents, sibling or friends.

Valentine's Day is a holiday celebrated on February 14. It is the traditional day on which lovers express their love for each other; sending Valentine's cards, or gifting candy. It is very common to present flowers on Valentine's Day. The holiday is named after two among the numerous Early Christian martyrs named Valentine. The day became associated with romantic love in the circle of Geoffrey Chaucer in High Middle Ages, when the tradition of courtly love flourished.

When we think of Valentine’s Day, we often think of red roses, candy in heart- shaped boxes, mushy valentines, and winged cherubs flying about shooting starry-eyed lovers with arrows.

But did you know that the origin of Valentine’s Day, or Saint Valentine’s Day, comes from the life and death of a Christian martyr? Even though the names and the date were changed, the emphasis continued to be on love.

Will you be God’s valentine? It is your choice. Say yes and give to God the love He desires. And when you do, remember the first Valentine and how he gave everything, including his life, to the God he loved.

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