Just for a little while let’s try and forget about the cold weather, the nine million dollar election campaign, income taxes, stock markets, and all the rest and turn our thoughts to love, old and new, as St. Valentine’s Day approaches. Of course on Thursday, Feb. 14th there will be the usual romantic rush of flowers, chocolates, exotic trips, candlelight dinners, and all sorts of other mushy messages exchanged between love struck sweethearts of all ages.
I was always somewhat of a hopeless romantic, and still try to be; but just for harmony and fun here is my magic formula for keeping Cupid’s arrow in flight all year round. I will call it True love is. and I know for sure that all of you will have a few more to keep the sparks flying in your relationship?
*True love is having coffee together in the morning, and going grocery shopping together, me with the cart and her in the lead with the list.
*True love is when either/or can admit that maybe, just maybe we were wrong or that the little misunderstanding was their fault; and then all can be forgiven.
*True love is more good moods than grumpy ones.
*True love is giving each other a little space; but always striving to share the good times, the bad times, the memories, the laughs, the tears, the chores, the precious moments, and trying to find the joy in each and every day.
*True love is family…. that most treasured of units that we have work so hard to try to keep together, to love, to forgive, and to cherish and understand that most stressful but wonderful transition from tots, to teens, to adults. As we grow older we can only hope that they will have continued success in their lives, but will come home to the nest once in a while with their soul mate or grandchildren in tow.
*True love is what we sometimes take for granted, but don’t really appreciate until a crisis arrives.
*True love is a little give and take and pampering that doesn’t always come out even, but usually pays off big dividends in the long run.
*True love is finding many special ways to repair feelings that have been hurt and never being afraid to say I am sorry.
*True love is not making excuses about forgetting anniversaries, birthdays, or whatever; but making sure that we can still enjoy a belated celebration whenever the occasion arrives or is finally remembered.
*True love is the enjoyment and appreciation of each and every meal; even though it might be a little late, slightly burnt, on the run, take out, not always our favorite, or that age old recipe that has been passed on for generations.
*In true love a hug or a cuddle at the right time is worth a thousand words.
*True love is always trying to be ourselves with someone else in mind.
*True love is to be willing to change plans at the last minute to please someone else.
*True love is being proud, but humble, all in the same moment.
*True love is just a little compromise, patience, and understanding when it comes to such tasks as: changing diapers, doing dishes, running errands, driving your son to the rink or a daughter to dance class at 7 a.m., getting along with the in-laws, not making excuses, and on and on and on.
Just a few love notes.
Love is like a cabbage.
My love is like a cabbage, divided into two;
The leaves I give to others, the heart I give to you.
You may not ‘carrot’ all for me the way I care for you.
You may “turnip” your nose when if plead with you.
But if your “heart” should “beet” with mine forever “lettuce” hope;
There is no reason in the world why we two “cantaloupe”.
Valentine, O, Valentine,
I’ll be your love and you’ll be mine.
We’ll care for each other, rain or fine,
And in 90 years we’ll still be together at 99?
Plenty of love.
Plenty of love,
Tons of Kisses,
Hope some day,
To be your Mrs..
The Kangaroos’ courtship.
“Oh will you be my wallaby?”
Asked Mr. Kangaroo.
“For we could find so very many jumping things to do.”
I have a pocket two feet wide, and deep inside, my dear you’d ride….
O come and be my bouncing bride, My Valentine, my side-by-side.
Its not always wedded bliss.
*A man is incomplete until he is married. After that, he is finished.
*The honeymoon is usually over when the husband calls home to say that he’ll be late for dinner and the answering machine says it is in the microwave.
*Love is blind but marriage is a real eye-opener.
*A little boy asked his father, “Daddy how much does it cost to get married?” And the father replied, “I don’t know, son, I’m still paying for it.
*Men who have pierced ears are better prepared for marriage. They’ve experienced pain and bought jewelry. Have a great week, all of you.