Why Valentine’s? Part Two: The Up Side
Love is a many splendoured thing, as the song goes. I always thought it was splendid, but that’s my hearing for you. But having said that:
Splendour: the state or quality of being splendid
I was right anyway! I like the word splendid! It’s great! And according to the song there are many splendid aspects that make up the feelings of love. And all of those feelings feel good!
And I like to feel good!
Now, if Valentine’s was a celebration of love and the feelings associated to feeling good, I would be right at the front of the queue waiting for the door to open! You can never have too many feel good feelings or experiences that boost that feel good feeling. And the feelings are absolutely free as well! You may have to do a little work to switch the feelings on, but once they are switched on the work was more than worth it!
So, in helping with the feel good feelings, Valentine’s Day can be quite useful.
I wrote yesterday about the ‘wannabes’ sending cards to people who don’t know they exist. Actually, Bernard wrote that post – I allowed him to come to the front and type away (for those who do not know Bernard, he is my nagging inner voice – the one who says I am not good enough in whatever I do. I have to let him out sometimes because he just won’t shut up if I don’t!).
The wannabes are one side of the equation. The other side is the people who receive the anonymous Valentine’s cards. Those who may have very low self confidence or low self esteem. Those who’s Bernards have a louder voice than is necessary and generally don’t feel good about themselves. These people will receive a boost when receiving a Valentine’s; somebody actually does like them. Some may be intrigued as to who sent them the card, others may tell themselves that someone has sent it as a joke, but they will all feel good – for a brief moment at least – that they have been sent one.
So, the generation of good feelings is a splendid reason to be top of the list.
The music industry wouldn’t be where it is without love. Songs are written based on all of the feelings associated with love (from the negative side of the scale to the positive side), and coincidentally, most people love songs. Most love songs are ‘gushy’ and really touch the heart, but are generally nice to listen to. ‘Valentine’ by Jim Brickman and Martina McBride is a classic example of this, and is a song that has to be heard once. However, quite a lot of love songs are about breaking up, which touch on the negative aspects of love. The feel good feelings associated with these songs are release, freedom, new starts – and memories of the feelings when the romance first started. All good, apart from the break-up itself which may not be so. Things need to be kept in balance.
All in all, music is good for Valentine’s, and is number two on my splendid list.
Chocolates. Strawberries. Champagne. Pizza. A nice curry. Lemonade. Green tea with vanilla. Oysters. Food and drink that are associated with love and Valentine’s are as varied as the feelings can be extreme. I’ve never tried oysters, and probably never will – not even on a specially prepared Valentine’s meal that was made in my honour – but I’ll eat everything else on that list I have just provided. I’ll eat them at anytime, not only Valentine’s Day, so why do they appear more ‘special’ on Valentine’s Day? A strawberry is still a strawberry on a Tuesday as it is on Valentine’s Day, but they seem more ‘loved up’ on Valentine’s. You don’t tend to hear of people eating apples on Valentine’s, do you? Or grapes for that matter – however grapes tend to be for ill people. You should always have apples and grapes in. The grapes for after all of the other food has been eaten, and the apples to keep the doctor away.
Whatever the reason, Valentine’s food and drink have a different feel good feel to them than they normally do, so they have to be included on my splendid list at number three.
The final item on my splendid list is very general. Everything else! The setting, the weather, the poetry, the romance, the starlit sky, the roses, the magic, the aftershaves and perfumes, the clothes, the time, the memories and expectations and possibly the most important of all – the hair. They all matter, and when everything comes together ‘just right’ with the music, food and drink (and possibly a Valentine’s card) the moment is perfect. Everything merges together and becomes one complete feeling. One good feeling. One feeling of love. And if it all came together perfectly on Valentine’s Day, that feeling of love is magnified. Coincidentally.
Everything coming together in such a way really highlights the true power of the Law of Attraction. The Law that brings to us exactly what we are feeling. Feel love and receive love!
I’m off to get some strawberries now…
Coming in Part Three… Random Valentine’s!