A heart that loves is forever young
Friday, February 14, 2014 10:00 AM
Today is Valentine's Day, a day set aside each year to do what we should do every day of the year - no, not put down the TV remote and talk - but to let those important to us know how much we appreciate having them in our lives.
And, a small trinket or box of chocolates might make the day even better.
An Associated Press survey found only 17 percent of adults in committed relationships say they don't want a gift or are skipping the holiday.
Flowers and candy top the list of preferred gifts. But there are those who want something pricey like a car, jewelry or a vacation, and others who'd be fine with a teddy bear.
Those who really understand what makes a solid relationship say they'd most like to have intangibles such as time together, health or happiness.
For centuries, poets have written about love. Here are some thoughts - all from unknown authors - to share with your Valentine.
"Don't find love, let love find you. That's why it's called falling in love, because you don't force yourself to fall, you just fall."
"Lucky is the man who is the first love of a woman, but luckier is the woman who is the last love of a man."
"It takes a minute to have a crush on someone, an hour to like someone, and a day to love someone... but it takes a lifetime to forget someone."
"I believe that to truly love, is the ultimate expression of the will to live. A heart that truly loves is forever young."
"Love makes life so confusing, but without love would you really want to live?"
"Do you love me because I am beautiful or am I beautiful because I am loved?"
"To the world you may be just one person, but to one person you may be the world."
And, for the less romantic...
"A good marriage is like a casserole, only those responsible for it really know what goes in it."
We're a nation that embraces embracing. May you and all your loved ones enjoy a happy Valentine's Day.