Fairy Tale Thursday: The Sweetest Day

HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY!

Princesses Valentines Day

Here’s a little history on the sweetest day of the year.

The early tradition of Valentine’s Day was that it was the date that birds began to choose their mates, only later did the romance extend to the human population. The first reference in print to Valentine’s Day is found in Geoffrey Chaucer’s The parlement of foules [The Parliament of Fowls], circa 1381:

For this was on seynt Volantynys day Whan euery bryd comyth there to chese his make.

[For this was Saint Valentine’s day, when every bird of every kind comes to this place to choose his mate.]

From Phrases UK

Spring is upon us, and that’s when all of God’s little creatures meet up to make their match. I have heard many people say that Valentine’s Day is a single person’s worse nightmare. They believe that this day sets them up to be lonely and bitter. There are countless tv show episodes and movies based on this negative ideal.

Even though I realize the modern economy has blown this very basic holiday into a commercial day of high fructose corn syrup and mass-produced cardboard valentines, I find it still a very intimate day to cherish those you love, whether that’s your sweetheart, your parent, a friend, or your child. Today is a day to breathe love into your heart. Just take five seconds and imagine your inhale filling your chest with love. When you do this, your exhales then bring good to those in your path. And we all know that our universe needs as much LOVE as it can get. So, I want to wish you a HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY!

 We still have more love to give, check out our Previous Posts on Valentine’s Day

My Princess: Happy Valentine’s Day 2010

Fighting the Some Day My Prince Will Come Mentality 2012

Homemade Vintage Valentine Garland 2012

Just Write For Me: Pencils for Valentine’s Day 2012

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