Stripping away the rose colored glasses of denial concerning my reality. Getting in touch with truth. Reaching out to others in empathy concerning their reality and their walk to truth.

Sunday, February 1, 2015

February Love Month ~ really?













February is often called the love month. Yet It would seem, one day (the 14th) defines the entire mood of February, but does it? And don't you dare be single on that day, somehow avoiding the demand of commercialism that you must participate. You must have someone to give to, or you must have someone to give to you, lest you be thought of as "problematic." Ooh, there's a word. 

Let's talk about those who try to participate. Oh my, don't you know how to show love? Commercialism is there to assist with your every need, and don't be fooled - size counts. What says love more than a box of candy or some flowers. Commercialism reminds us: not just any candy, it must be Chocolate, and not just any flowers, but the glorious ROSE!  We're even told that if we dare miss the day - our loved one's disappointment or anger, is validated by Commercialism's warning of, "Told you so." We have no one to blame but ourselves. 

I think every day is an opportunity to give our love to our partner, our family, and our friends. And when so inclined, the real "rise to the occasion" is giving love to strangers. With that said, I hope to announce my new place of volunteer service soon. A place where I can give back to a broken world. I hope  being a volunteer is something you'll consider this year. There are so many areas of need.

I must admit that I always seem blow right past the 14th... why? (why not). Instead, at the end of the month, I descend upon the candy aisle with it's 90% discount. No one knows better than me, how to treat me. Of course I could also pick up some for you (smile).

But for those of you who like getting caught in the trap of the 14th... a video and the lyrics!

"Paying The Price Of Love"

How did you find there was somebody
More than you want me
I never understood
Maybe I have never had you
I have been lonely for you lately
I can't wait another day
And when you let me get you close to me
You run and leave me

Paying the price of love
The start of my end over you
When you're doin' it for someone
Who'll never be free
Now is all there will ever be

No more to live without you
All the nights I dream about you

Deep in the dark of the night
I'm a man on a mission
But safer with you home
Never would I make you sorry
You are the only drug I crave
And I've been saving everyday
I held it all inside, I pray
You don't forget you got me

Paying the price of love
My heart in my hands over you
But the battle is just not fair
You'll never be free
That emotion is always replaying

You know the strongest heart
Is broken when it falls
You turn and walk away
And let it die
I got this picture in my head
Of you in someone else's bed
And I am torn apart
I'm torn apart inside

I'll build my world around you
I was nothing when I found you
Paying the price of love

Paying the price of love
The start of my end over you
When you're doing it for someone
Who'll never be free
Now is all there will ever be

Paying the price of love
My heart in my hands over you
But the battle is just not fair
You'll never be free
That emotion is always replaying

14 comments:

  1. I've never got anything from anyone at Valentines LOL

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    1. There are many days in which to show love. (smile)

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  2. I love the photo of the chocolate hearts and the (presumably chocolate) froggy on your sidebar! Any plan to bite Prince Charming's head off, LOL?

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    1. That baby is dark, milk, and white chocolate. A FB friend sent him to me. I've plans to nibble around the bottom(smile), as I love white chocolate. LOL

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  3. What memories that sound brings up. I loved these guys when I was a kid. Wow.

    I agree about the commercialism of Valentines day - all the holidays actually. Everything is an excuse to spend money. Like saying I love you every day has no value to the ones you love. I believe in treating someone special occasionally, but I don't need a calendar and checkbook to remind me.

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    1. I hear that and today, you can drool and dream over the brothers GIBB free!
      Miss those guys.

      Hey, I've got to come play your battle!! On the way...

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  4. Among many things, America is certainly the land of discounts. 90% off on candy? And they call us the lucky country ;)

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    1. Michael - 90% off of the good stuff - chocolate!! I'll wait - I love me.;P

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  5. When I was young, a Valentine's card was sent to the person you loved (as a potential partner) only and not to your aunt, grandma, mother or anyone else you loved as family.

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    1. Jo - The craziness of today really baffles me.

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  6. Every day is Valentine's day with Willy Dunne Wooters. He's a sweetheart.

    Love,
    Janie

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    1. We have read so and therefore 'tis true. Don't forget sweet Franklin. (smile)

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  7. I remember in grade school, we would decorate a shoebox for Valentine's Day and the classmates would secretly slip a Valentine in, if they liked you. Honestly, I recall how it hurt when I found that someone I liked didn't like me back. Oh well...that was his/her loss, right? lol Oh I can laugh about it now, but then? Not so much! I was the ugly duckling. That's the way I saw myself. Thankfully, the ugly duckling grew into a beautiful swan (inside). Okay, I'm not dog ugly I will admit, but I have grown to like me and because of that I feel pretty regardless if the world thinks I am or not. I get loads of re-enforcement from DH that I'm more than pretty on the inside and that's nice to hear. As for the discounted candy, I try to stir clear of it. I. Do. Not. Need. Anymore. Candy!!!

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    1. Oh yes, I remember one teacher doing the shoebox valentines. My Mom did not like that idea at all. If there 28 kids, there should be 28 valentines - instead she made cupcakes for my class.

      Not to worry - all of that lovely candy I purchased, will find homes soon!

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