Since we have the opportunity this week to participate in what has been turned into a “Hallmark” holiday, we thought we could share some thoughts about Valentine’s Day in this edition of MTC.
In Roman times, young men and women drew names to see who their Valentine would be. They would wear the name pinned to their sleeve for one week so that everyone would know their supposed true feelings, hence the term, "Wearing your heart on your sleeve." -Smithsonian, February 14, 2013
"You know you're in love when you can't fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams." -Dr. Seuss
"Love isn't soft like those poets say. Love has teeth that bite and the wounds never close.” -Stephen King
I don't understand why Cupid was chosen to represent Valentine's Day. When I think about romance, the last thing on my mind is a short, chubby toddler coming at me with a weapon. -Anonymous
While some of these ideas are cute, warm, and fuzzy, they do help us remember that it’s hard to go wrong when you act first out of love. Let’s not forget what W.S.Gilbert, the 19th century poet and illustrator, said: “It’s love that makes the world go round.” Or, maybe the quote from Philadelphia-based reporter and humorist, Franklin P. Jones, speaks more to you: “Love doesn't make the world go 'round. Love is what makes the ride worthwhile.” Either way…don’t you agree that the world could use more love?!?
Make it a great week!