Valentine's Day dawns and with it love awakens, love embraces, love abounds.
Also on this Valentine's Day, tragedy strikes. A life ends upon the violent thrust of someone else's bad intentions.
Valentine's Day. A day like every other. A special day to celebrate love and most importantly, life. A day to be grateful for all I have. For all I feel. For all I am. For all I'm worth.
Valentine's Day. Some of us will go seeking for our love out there, somewhere, standing on a street corner waiting to be hit by Cupid's arrow. Anticipating the thrust, the push, the pull, the pulse of love's spark.
Some of us have found love. right here. Right now. In this moment.
For others, love will be the slow blooming of a rose unfurling beneath spring's rains, summer's heat. Love will blossom. The bloom may leave the rose, but the love will endure, rooted in the fertile soils of two people's commitment to love each other in sickness and health, in sorrow and joy.
Happy Valentine's Day my friends.
May your day blossom with laughter and joy. May love carry you through each moment with tender loving care.