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February 14, 2011

The V Day Hot Love

Sometimes something inspires me to write a post; a graphic, a sentence, a memory. A Valentines Day post comes naturally and does not need special assistance from outside influences.

Since I feel the same way each day of the year, the one day set aside in this country for the big Love Fest is pretty much routine for me. That does not mean it is not special; each day is.

Loving someone for me does not mean hanging on so tightly that my lover can barely breathe. It would take so much energy to keep squeezing that the generous kind of love in me would be smothered.

Valentines Day can be a fun day as long as it doesn't set someone up for a letdown like other holidays. Remember when we were kids and how important it was to get some Valentines cards from school mates? I didn't think of it at the time, but how horrible to be a kid who no one gave a card to. I always made my own cards and would customize each card to the recipient's personality. The class clown got a clown card. The brainiac got a gold star and A plus. The shy person got a curtain of material I sewed to the front of the card and when the curtain lifted there was a small mirror.

When I got to high school I did not participate in any extra curricular activities. Partly because I attended four different high schools and did not know that many people. The one thing that I disliked in high school was realizing the encouragement the "in" crowd received from teachers and each other. The popular people never paid attention to the shy people, the misfits, or the geeky people (the reason for the pic in this post). I would wonder if the people wanting to be in the popular crowd were the ones who did not receive Valentine cards when they were younger.

Love is not a romantic head in the clouds Hollywood movie response to the attention we receive from others. Love is genuinely caring and sincerely appreciating the small things between people. A person not in a romantic relationship is still loved. Is still worthy of a gigantic Valentine and a huge heart box of chocolates.

When I say "I love you", believe it. Happy Valentines Day no matter what is going on in your life right now. Do something for someone else, think of others today, pour some sincere love into the world on this Valentines Day, and enjoy when love is returned to you tenfold.

Happy Valentines Day.

39 comments:

Rock Chef said...

Excellent post!

Have a great day!

Betty said...

Such a great post. So true, your words. Something to think about, when we meet shy people. I love that you made cards to match the persons character. Shows how thoughtful you are.
Happy Valentine´s day!

Brian Miller said...

happy valentines techno...i totally agree...love does not hinge on today...but i would love for everyoneto feel loved...

Andrew said...

Happy Valentines Day Technobabe!

beth said...

happy "you have such a big heart" day to you :)

DJan said...

I think that is an adorable picture. How can a simple thing like piece of tape make me smile? But you did, with that picture and with this post. You are a treasured friend, and I will do as you say, be extra kind to others today, smile a lot, and cherish the open hearts around me! Happy Valentine's Day!

Lori said...

Amen! I completely agree. The desire of my heart is for all people to know they are loved.I am thankful that at school the kids give to each person in their class so no one is left out.

blueviolet said...

You really put so much care into those cards. That's very touching! I'm glad every day is a day full of love for you. :)

Ina in Alaska said...

what a nice day today is....Happy Valentine's Day to you and your Hubby.... xoxo

TALON said...

Hope your Valentine's Day is a lovely one, TechnoBabe!

Scarlet Blue said...

Happy Valentine's Day!!
I was in the geeky group at school, but we had so much fun in the end that we didn't take any notice of the popular kids.
Strength in numbers!
Sx

Hilary said...

A lovely post, TB. I think it's so sweet that you made your own cards and personalized them to suit the recipient. That says so much about the child that you were.. and the adult you've become. I hope your day is wonderful. I know it will be.

LL Cool Joe said...

I couldn't agree more! Happy Valentines day!

Stickup Artist said...

Happy Valentine's Day TechnoBabe! That sweet and thoughtful child making her personalized VDay cards is alive and well in the adult woman!

Kristina P. said...

I totally agree with all of this.

Happy VD!

lisleman said...

Happy Valentine's Day too.
I very much relate to your High School views. I wish there was someway (like the Charles Dickens Christmas Carol character) to temporarily transport teens into the future so they could see how unimportant much of the stupid things in High School are. I have a few good memories of High School but some just suck.

Vinny "Bond" Marini said...

Yup...we are on the same page here

Have a wonderful Valentine's Day with your lover...

Nezzy said...

This was a wonderfully written Valentine Post. You are the 'bomb'!

God bless ya and have a marvelous Valentine's Day sweetie!!!

Jillsy Girl said...

Great post and so true! Have a sweet day!

Margie said...

I loved this post!
Happy Valentine's day to someone very special!

Margie

Unknown Mami said...

Happy VD!

Anne H said...

Hearts and hugs!

Dave King said...

I do hope you had a really great Valentine's Day. A splendid post.

Mama Zen said...

Beautifully said. Hope that your Valentine's Day was wonderful!

KleinsteMotte said...

Glad to hear that love rules in your world. :)

Lola Sharp said...

Oh how I love and adore this post! *hugs and squeezes*

Those last 2 paragraphs are sublime, truth, lovely.

Thanks for being you.

I heart you!
Love,
Lola

Robert the Skeptic said...

I totally love Valentines Day, my favorite holiday. I don't send out Christmas cards but I do send valentines to my kids and grand kids. I hand the one to my wife.. I save .44 cents that way.

Jen said...

I'm glad I'm no longer in elementary school. I was one of the geeky kids.

terri said...

You are so wise. You really get what Valentine's Day (and every day) should be all about. Thank you for the reminder to let others know they are important, noticed and appreciated.

heartinsanfrancisco said...

What a really nice post! You are a very wise woman, and I'm glad I know you. Happy Valentine's Day to you, all year.

slommler said...

So true sweetie!! Wonderful post and congrats on your POTW award!! Well deserved!
Hugs
SueAnn

Snappy Di said...

Congratulations on your POTW over at The Smitten Image!!

Enjoy your Wednesday.

Di

Lori said...

Stopping back to say congratulations on POTW at Hilary's...this lovely post is so deserving!

Suldog said...

Tremendously well-put, T-Babe. Very worthy of the POTW listing at Hilary's. Well done!

Big Dave T said...

I do remember those tiny Valentine's Day cards that we passed out in grade school. What happened in high school for Valentine's Day I don't recall. High school was pretty much a blur for me. I know I enjoyed college much more.

Good post. I think you categorized the high school pecking order appropriately.

Joanna Jenkins said...

Hi Techno, I'm late for Valentine's Day but still related to this post A LOT. Well said.
xoxo jj

Out on the prairie said...

3 billion dollars spent for the one day. I am with you, I pay tribute all year long to those I love.Plus I eat candy all year long as well.Wait I was the one who didn't get one this year.Ratz

Syd said...

I so agree. If love is given, it is generally received.

Marla said...

I agree with every word written here. What a wonderful, encouraging post, my friend.