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For ever, Valentine

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Ever seen the delightful music video of Shania Twain’s song Forever and for Always? Probably one of the very best depictions of Valentines’ Day. Such an inspiration to see how the friendship between the little boy and girl growing up together, turn into romance and a love for ever and for always. It inspires to believe in true love once again.

Over the years, a huge treasure chest of love songs from the most brilliant songwriters and singers were collected by humankind. What better way to celebrate the beauty of love on this joyous holiday, than with a few love songs? Without music, the world would be unimaginably poor. And of course, every couple has their very own special song. It is such a significant part of it all, isn’t it?


Almost every single quarter of the year, and more, has some or other special day or holiday to celebrate. And then, what happens? It gets commercially blown up to something just a little short from “cheap”! It all turns into a convenient way to make money. Well, there might be nothing wrong with that, unless it takes the emphasis away from the real meaning. Christmas isn’t about the lights and trimmings and Easter is neither the bunny, nor the egg. After all, as they say: all that glitters is not gold. Well, the chocolates, red hearts, roses and the greeting cards are very much part of the Valentines’ Day vibe!

On the flipside of this “coin”, life is busy and things are sometimes forgotten in the midst of life’s storms. All the hype about these big days serves as convenient reminders. The pretty Valentines’ Day trimmings help put you in the mood and are an important part of the excitement.


Why wait for the next special big day to show you care? Life will be quite something else if we start living every day as if it is Valentines-, Christmas-, Mothers- or Fathers Day, you name it. Let’s show our love, affection and appreciation every single day, forever and for always.


Confusius – 6th century BC Chinese Philosopher shared these wise words with us. Let us take it to heart, forever and for always:

“When the heart is set right, then the personal life is cultivated

When the personal life is cultivated, the home life is regulated.

When the home life is regulated, then the national life is orderly

When the national life is orderly, then the world is at peace.”


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 Love your Funny Valentine

“Laughter flows where my lovely one goes”

Life is cussed. Things often do not work out the way we imagine. It is often hard for the romantics among us to accept that there is a gap between reality and our dreams. With maturity comes the insight to accept what we cannot perfect. The risk is that one can become cynical if one has too many disappointments. Do NOT let that happen!

The gift of humour

My favourite Valentine’s Day story started off badly but ended well. The participants both had a sense of humour and a gift for having a good time. To this day they share much laughter, and can see humour in many situations that would spoil times … and eventually relationships, for other people.

A friend met her husband while they were both on a flight from Europe to New Zealand.  It happened to be Valentine’s Day and the airline served complimentary champagne to everybody. She started chatting to the Greek gentleman who was seated next to her, who confessed that it was also his birthday. She asked him what he did, what his career was, and whether he was traveling for work or pleasure. He said that he owned a sheep, and was on his way to New Zealand because he wanted to buy another sheep. She thought that he was a poor man, a struggling sheep farmer who owned only one animal, desperately wanting to get hold of another one with a good pedigree, traveling alone on his birthday. She generously ordered the most expensive bottle of champagne they had on board, and toasted him. They exchanged addresses and before she knew what had hit her, he was courting her. It turned out that his accent and his destination, New Zealand, obscured the sense of their conversation: He owned a SHIP, not a sheep, and was in the process of acquiring a second ship. He is a very wealthy shipping magnate. They have been married for 40 years, and on every Valentine’s Day she gives him a small statue or painting of a sheep, and he gives her an ornament or painting of a ship. They stare into each other’s eyes and grin like teenagers.