It takes hands to build a house, but only hearts can build a home.

Author Unknown

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Chapter 2, Page 14, Book 13

Roses are red, violets are blue,
  May the language of love be heard by you. 

 Today's word:


having, compelled by, or ruled by intense emotion or strong feeling;

 Passion ignites love and keeps it alive. Lasting passion does not come through physical attraction alone, it comes from deep commitment, enthusiasm, interest and excitement. Passion can be recreated by recreating past experiences when you felt passionate. Spontaneity and surprises produce passion. The essence of love and happiness are the same; all we need to do is to live each day with passion. 

Valentine’s Day isn’t just a celebration of romance. It is a celebration of love. And as a celebration of love, Valentine’s Day can and should include the entire family.  It doesn't matter whether you are a single parent or part of a couple or a widow like me. 

 Did you know that in the late Middle Ages, there was a custom of wearing love knots on Saint Valentines's Day?  They were golden pins shaped like sideways figure-8s, a symbol of infinity, to suggest that love is without end, eternal. The love knots were made of gold, which never tarnishes, never loses it perfection, and were given to one's sweetheart.

For some weeks now, I’ve been writing to you about the awesome power of our words. Our words shape our destiny. Remember that our words bring down blessing or bring down curse. Live today with PASSION.

Happy Valentines Day!


linda m said...

I will try! God bless you.

betty said...

I didn't know this about the love knots, Ma; very interesting! Definitely a good thing to do to live one's life with passion (and compassion :)


jack69 said...

How sweet is that? Passion on Valentine's day. And yes, it includes entire families Love has no boundaries, even reaches back into your memory banks...

A nice day here, we are back up the road, and watching gas prices climb, but it does not diminish a love for the road.

Chatty Crone said...

Words are critical creatures. Happy Belated Valentine's Day! ♥