Don’t Buy It!

Valentines-Day CandleFebruary 14th is St. Valentine’s Day.

According to CNN, last year’s Valentine’s Day spending total for Americans was:
$ 18,600,000,000.00

BIG BUSINESS!

All for a day which honors a third Century Roman Martyr who was beaten, stoned, and then decapitated under the Emperor CLAUDIUS II, for marrying young Christian Couples in secret at a time when it was believed that single men made better soldiers (Less timid in battle; Less responsibilities — More fearless… Not dissimilar to today’s recruiting policies…)

How did this turn into 18.6 Billion Dollars in Spending?

St Valentine

Feel bad?
Unacknowledged?
Do you feel sad that no one is spending 18.6 Billion Dollars on You or that you have no one on whom to spend 18.6 Billion Dollars?

Don’t Buy It!!!

Heart

Details on MR. VALENTINE’s life are sketchy,
as details are wont to be over 1,800 years.
His story is believed to be an amalgam of the stories of three different Martyrs.
And we have seen how the Catholic Church can be when doling out those Sainthoods…
Dispensing with the Requirements for certain recent Popes…
Therefore
Let us Dispense with the Requirements to Celebrate St. Valentine’s Day in any Particular Way.
Let us Grant Ourselves the Right to Make this Holiday
ANYTHING we WANT it To BE.

Walk Hearts

Let’s Declare it ACTS OF KINDNESS DAY!

Let’s take our $139.97 dollars (average spending per person) and give a hundred dollars to a Homeless Person and come home and tell our SweetHeart what we did, leaving $39.97 for groceries to make dinner together at home!

Don’t have a SweetHeart?
Let’s Declare it SELF LOVE DAY!

self-love Hug
Take a Yoga Class!
Meditate!
Trade a Massage with a Friend — even if it’s just a hand massage or foot massage!
Run a Bubble Bath and sit in it for hours
…while savoring a box of SEE’s chocolates or Fresh StrawBerries!
Call Your Mother!
Call Your GrandMother!
Visit an Elderly Shut-in, and bring that person Dinner!
Build a Snowman!
PLAY!
DELIGHT YOUR SELF!
DELIGHT OTHERS!
Forgive Someone!
Forgive Yourself!
Read a Favorite Story by CandleLight!
Play your Favorite Music All Day Long…

Self Love List

Whatever you do, Don’t beat, stone and decapitate anyone!
And Don’t Buy into the Myth that you need to spend a lot of money to Feel Good about Yourself or About Your Relationship!

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Want to Celebrate?
Don’t Buy into the Commercial Ruse!
Spend some time this St. Valentine’s Weekend doing some Act of Service for someone you Love — Could be Anyone…
A Child,
A Neighbor,
Even a Stranger in Need…
Do something Caring…

Celebrate ACTS OF KINDNESS DAY…

Self Love Light

You are a BEAUTIFUL LOVING HUMAN BEING!
Celebrate YOURSELF Today!
Celebrate Your BEAUTY!
Celebrate Your HUMANITY!
And Your Extraordinary Capacity for LOVE…

LoveYourself

In Honor of Self Love Day, Please Click the Play Button Below:

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3 Comments

  1. Janet

     /  February 12, 2014

    Yes! Let’s Live This!

    Reply
  2. Absolutely beautiful, my friend. Happy Valentines Day to you!

    Reply

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