Valentine’s Day, albeit a totally commercialized day, does have an interesting history. Here is a quick overview:
St. Valentine’s Day began as a liturgical celebration and was first associated with romantic love in the circle of Geoffrey Chaucer in the High Middle Ages, when the tradition of courtly love flourished. In 18th-century England, it evolved into an occasion in which lovers expressed their love for each other by presenting flowers, offering confectionery, and sending greeting cards (known as “valentines”).
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All You Need Is Love
In all honesty, I’m no good when it comes to these types of days. I always seem to forget to get the flowers or the card and, when I remember, it’s usually too late and lame. So this year, I’m celebrating Valentine’s Day with a public notice of the love and affection I have for the four most important people in my life – my wife Heather and my wonderful kids Sebastien, Cecilia and Stella.
I love you all so very much. In fact, those simple three words don’t seem like they are enough. Each of you, in your own personal way, brighten my day and put a smile on my face. I am a better person because of you. In my opinion, John Lennon and Paul McCartney had it right when they penned the lyrics to their now famous song. When all is said, all I need is love – to be more precise, all I need is the love from my family.
So, on this Valentine’s Day, there is only one things to say to Heather, Sebastien, Cecilia and Stella:
I love you more today than I did yesterday, but not as much as I will love you tomorrow.
Happy Valentine’s Day everyone.
Be well and make it a great day!