16 Responses to “I Love You. I Love You Not.”

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  1. :)

    I’m always moved by great acts of love…Taj Majal, “Yellow” and I saw this yesterday…

    a man went outside of a restaurant where we were sitting, tapped on the window, we raised the blinds.

    He pointed to his girl, and held up waiter’s paper. It said-

    HEY! —>

    Will you/
    BE My/
    Valentine?

    piece by piece. Every person at the table melted, and declared “That guy” to be the sweetest, most romantic dude ever, and his girl went outside and smothered him with kisses. :)

  2. Dark and spicy chocolate, best paired with dark and spicy wine. Cannot beat that combination.

    I think Valentines day is just another “excuse” day, like New Years. We make resolutions on New Years, and profess our love on Valentines Day. Once you move past those excuses in your daily life, you realize that these days are just arbitrary excuses for people who cannot make changes/resolutions at any other time for the year, or need an excuse to tell their significant other that they love them.

    Great list, I definitely agree. I wanted to add to both of the lists though, Flowers. They can make a woman’s day, no matter the day, even if they are priced up 10-20% around this time of year, it still is something to not pass up.

    And yes, my wife has no clue she is getting flowers at work today :)

  3. Courtney,

    I fully agree to expanding Valentine’s Day to include every day of the year. While we’re at it, why don’t we expand the idea of love to include everyone, not just a select few!

    I love this mantra, “More love, less stuff.” Great ideas here. I too have always loved the simple, homemade gifts and cards from my husband. We’ve rarely done any of the traditional Valentine stuff.

    • Courtney Carver

      Sandra, I also like having a special day designated to love. If it brings awareness to some so they are more loving all year…all the better.

  4. We have felt pressure in year’s past to do the *right* things at Valentine’s Day. This year we are at a different place, a slower, much more peaceful pace. We show each other love and consideration on a regular basis and don’t feel the need to make up for our inadequacy on Valentine’s Day.
    Great post Courtney!
    Bernice
    Is multitasking the key to productivity?

  5. Margaret in Wales

    Yesterday in church a woman in her 70′s recounted how she had been in a big supermarket the day before. She was approached by a younger, very well dressed man, a stranger to her. He told her how he loved Valentines Day but that his wife had left him (I’m sure there is a story there) and proceeded to give her the bunch of roses that he would have given his wife. It made my friends day!!

  6. Love should definitely be an everyday thing! And love is for everyone, not just couples. [if only my single girlfriends could understand] Instead of doing the regular fancy dinner out on Valentine’s, this year my bf and I decided to make our own chocolate truffles (started them yesterday), and will be making our own dinner with champagne tonight. It’ll be a collective creation, to celebrate the special love we share.

    I agree with Justin, I have a weak spot for flowers!

  7. A little story about the many different kinds of love..and about the quest for self-love above all else:
    http://visionandverb.com/2011/02/imagining-wishes/

  8. Janis

    As an elementary school counselor, my Valentine’s Day was made when students came to give me a valentine card.

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