Friday, February 14, 2014

Happy Valentine's Day

Whether you have a sweetheart or not, take time today and tell the people that are precious in your life that you love them.  Don't be afraid to shower those you love with affection, even if they're grumpy old curmudgen's who gripe and complain about how stupid this holiday is.  They'll get over it.

I don't care if it's stupid, I'm going to always tell those that are important in my life how much I love them.  We should always celebrate love and express it as often as we can.  You never know when you might not get the chance to say it again.  There are too many people I've lost in my life that I wish I could have just one more chance to shower them with love.

I'm one of those that don't particularly care for the commercialism of this holiday, and I hate even more the demanding expectations that are placed on sweethearts.  In my opinion, that's no more than manipulation.  In a perfect world, we'd shower each other with love and affection all the time, but we are imperfect beings and sometimes need a reminder. 

I'm a hopeless romantic.  I also know I am a fool, because I still believe in love, though I see very little of it in my life. I know it exists and someday I'll find it, because I've recently found it in me. I believe in a great, passionate love.  I believe in a deep, moving love.  I believe in a faithful, enduring love.  I believe in God's love.  I believe in mankind's potential to love one another.  I believe love is the most important thing in this world, because it is what inspires us to see one another, care for one, to help one another.  It is our lack of love that kills us all.

Happy Valentine's Day,
~T.L. Gray

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