Valentine’s Day is the one day of the year dedicated to telling the people in your life how much they mean to you and to celebrating love in all its purest forms. Many people go with buying flowers, chocolates, jewerly and dinner out to a favorite restaruant. These are nice gestures to show your affection towards your loved one, but I’m moved to share my love with words.
My hubby’s birthday is Valentine’s Day and we celebrate his birthday and shower each other with affection throughout the year. We’ve been together for seventeen years and I knew that Valentine’s day would not be the traditional Hallmark holiday for me any longer and I am completely 150% okay with this. I think we should celebrate love every day – shout it from the roof-tops how much you love your spouse, yourself, family, friends, whoever, love needs to be celebrated every chance we get. I am a classic romantic at heart. I love all the cheesy sentiments and romantic movies. Now let’s talk about love letters. I love the art of writing a letter, but love letters, even better. It doesn’t have to be Valentine’s Day to sit down and share how much you love your partner in life. Let the words come from your heart and go with the flow. Here are a few snippets from some famous love letters:
“I can’t say how every time I ever put my arms around you I felt that I was home,” Ernest Hemmingway wrote to Marlene Dietrich
“Since I left you, I have been constantly depressed. My happiness is to be near you. Incessantly I live over in my memory your caresses, your tears, your affectionate solicitude.” Napoleon to Joséphine
“I composed a beautiful letter to you in the sleepless nightmare hours of the night, and it has all gone: I just miss you, in a quite simple desperate human way.” Vita Sackville-West to Virginia Woolf
I love these intense feelings on the page. No one knows how much you love them as much as you do. I wrote love letters to my husband over the years and now I voice my love for him. I love you. I love when we make breakfast together, I love the way you are so dedicated to yourself, us, our life. I can not think of my life without you. You are the one I dreamed of and now you are here. When we are apart I miss you more than I have experienced, the rawness of my fear of not being with you shivers up my neck and paralizies my whole being. I love you.
I encourage you to write a love letter. Start with a letter to yourself. The letters I have written to myself are filled with fears, joy and then as I write, my true self shows up and tells me, ‘take it easy on yourself, you are doing the best in this very moment. I love you, Marion Ann, you are an amazing human being and offer love, joy and peace.’ I feel the love pouring through me.
Have you written a love letter? How did it make you feel? Was it recieved the way you imagined? Where your expectations met? Do you continue to write love letters? I would love to hear from you, maybe we can put togther a book of modern love letters. I think the world needs a little more love.
Thank you for being here with me today.
Until Next Time, Keep on Typing…