Friday, February 13, 2009

FAITH FORWARD FRIDAY: HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY!

I know February 14th conjures up all kinds of emotions for folks. From absolute hatred to sheer delight. There are some who will opine about the commercialism of it all. Others will lament that love ought to be celebrated every day and still others just don't get it at all. I concur that they are ALL RIGHT! But so what?

My experience of Valentine's Day is commercial, and corny and sappy and emotion filled and celebrated everyday! See I have come to know that I get to have the experience of the day any way that I want. St. Valentine's Day is special to me. It has always been so. Even before my marriage, and even after it's demise. I love the energy of this day. I love going out and seeing men sweating to find a dozen roses. I love being in the pharmacy and some young man asks me if I like the card he picked for his mother.

The day is about taking a breath and exhaling LOVE! It is thinking of someone far and dear. Yes we can certainly do that any day of the week in any month. That's not the point. The point is as I see it, we just pause and extend ourselves all at once. One big collective I LOVE YOU! Surely that changes the world even if for that one day. And that is why this day is so special to me. It has far reaching effects. Many are focused on this day whether joyously or not they can't help but whisper, speak, rattle-off, smirk, sing LOVE! That's it! A collective love thought going around the world.

Enjoy the day. Let it be for you whatever your heart desires. LET LOVE RULE!

Michael Henderson & Jean Carn "Valentine Love"
This is one of MY FAVORITE SONGS EVER!

8 comments:

Torrance Stephens - All-Mi-T said...

somebody gotta celebrate it

Cunning_Linguist said...

I was seriously expecting Let Love Rule from Lenny Kravitz and not that link. tsk.....

Mizrepresent said...

One big hug to you Lovebabz...Happy Valentimes Day...and you know what...Miz loves you!

Lovebabz said...

Torrance
and I am just the womsn for it! LOL! Happy V day Babe!

Cunning Linquist
Well you should seriously buy the CD...Lenny Kravits. I play what I like on my blog.

MIZ!
I feel your love and I am always renewed!

Aunt Jackie said...

i lost a dear friend on valentine's day which made it almost impossible for me to celebrate for years, however now it's another day that I can share love....

my daddy is always my valentines, just like my mom! i have my little brother with me in NYC today and he's wearing a red sweater and love is all around!

lyfesimplified said...

I knew I could come here and get some LOVE...((lovely post)).

I'm chilling and entertaining friends which I love to do by the way.

At this very moment I'm listening to Soul's on Fire by Anthony Hamilton.

So it's going good so far. Hey Babz I was wondering if you would considering brigthening up your spot! ((girl I'm also blogging from the bathroom floor)). Maybe it's the love in the air that would have liked to see a bright white azz page with pink hearts or some shyt. LOL

Okay that's all you enjoy I will even though I'll be with other single friends.

xoxoxoxoxoxo

Go B.

Moanerplicity said...

Yes! EXACTLY! "Exhaling LOVE!" That's the real & essential message in the day, and this should & can be put into practice on the daily.

And yes, I would be HONORED if you read my poem on your show. Color me appreciative.


Happy Heart's Day, Sista Lo!

Snatch JOY!


One.

Lin

clnmike said...

Lol, I am surprised about how many people out there have a beef with this holiday.

A lot of people out there need hugs.