Valentine’s Day year-round

Valentine's Day a main topic of discussion for this week's Hammertime.

Another usually sizzling and sassy Feb. 14 Valentine’s Day has been and gone, and hopefully many hearts are still all a-flutter because of all the special attention that he or she received from their full-time or wanna-be sweethearts?

In whatever generation we may have achieved, we should be sure to celebrate Valentine’s Day in our own unique and special way. Hopefully, no matter what impression or thrills and chills that those great gifts, cards, flowers, and all the kind thoughts, wishes and super secret surprises may have been made on behalf of our significant others last Tuesday, we can now have a whole lot of fun making sure that the same romantic and caring spirit can be encouraged to glow and grow for the rest of the year, but just one day at a time.

How about some lasting love notes for everyone

In the aftermath of the usual Feb. 14 Valentines’ Day frenzy when the chocolates go on sale for 50 per cent off, here are a few sweet messages, quotes, and good humour that we all may be able to test and enjoy during what promises to be a bustling and prosperous adventure for the rest of 2017, especially on the political front.

Roses will always be the language of love on Valentine’s Day as well as for many other special romantic occasions along the way. We must all strive to make sure that the special message of love, joy and hope that they carry will last long after those magnificent flowers have wilted away.

Love is like swallowing hot chocolate before it has cooled off. It takes you by surprise at first, but keeps you warm for a long time, especially if it is stirred gently and savoured with care to the very last drop. Always remember that women will spend more time wondering what men are thinking than men spend thinking.

Love is a matter of not counting the years but making those years count together to the fullest. When love is not madness it is not love. All you need is love, but a little chocolate once in a while makes it even sweeter.

True love should be an ongoing happiness given back and forth, as well as a hard rock between two people that can’t be torn apart. Love is the only thing we get more for by giving it away. They invented hugs to let people know that you love them without saying anything.

If love is blind then why is lingerie so popular? Her saddest Valentine’s Day moment came when she realized that her milk had a Feb. 14 date but she didn’t. For those young lovers with deep crushes and good intentions, if Cupid’s arrow did not make a very good impression last week, just reload and try to give it a sweeter effort, and if that doesn’t work maybe it’s time to look for another target?

There is no doubt that all of us have tripped head over heels in love, but there will always be those occasional times when we will fall and skin our knees and must never be afraid to reach out for a Band Aid to help with the healing.

For all the love affairs that have been created throughout the ages and hopefully will carry until we are old and gray, Adam certainly was able to utter the easiest and most truthful answer when Eve asked him one day in the garden: “Adam, do you love me?” and he replied, “Who else?”

It’s time for us to ignore what the Ground Hog saw, start thinking spring, and have a great week, all of you.