How many songs, poems, novels have been written about love? I don’t know the answer, but it is a lot. We all feel love, we all look to be loved and yet for each of us love is a unique emotion.
This week is Valentine’s Day, a day for couples to celebrate that special love that exists between them.
But Valentine’s Day isn’t just for lovers, love is everywhere and felt by everyone. We have love for our families, for our friends, for our pets. We love so much and in so many ways.
Romantic love is wonderful, it can be an all-consuming happiness, a love that makes the sky look bluer, and the sunshine brighter. But non-romantic love is equally wonderful, that feeling of adoration, a fondness that wraps you in a warm blanket and makes you feel content and secure.
All of us have love in our lives, and we have been celebrating this love all week. We began by making some beautiful Valentine decorations to display around our home. We had a fantastic time arranging flowers on wreaths, cutting out paper hearts and creating floral centrepieces for the dining room. It took us a while to get everything finished but we enjoyed every minute of it and the decorations looked fabulous.
On Monday we were treated to a special Valentine’s lunch, with delicious food and sparkling wine and on Tuesday we watched romantic films and listened to love songs, and we spent a blissful afternoon reminiscing about our great loves and sharing our own stories. What a wonderful week we are having.