Did you know today’s holiday became popular during Chaucer’s time? The real “Valentine” is obscured in legend, based on the lives of two Catholic saints, although the stories of neither hint at romance. But the world loves lovers, and in the 14th century, historical facts were stretched and altered. Now, of course, we celebrate romance on February 14th and don’t look closely at the reason why.
All of us have loved someone. The luckier we are, the more people we have loved and been loved by. Have you thought about why you love someone in your life? What traits, qualities, strengths or even weaknesses attract you? Spouse, parent, child, friend?
Anyone who adds an item to the list by commenting on this post or any “list” post this month will be entered in a drawing for an autographed novel. No religion, politics or snarkiness allowed–at least nothing too snarky.
Just follow the topic and speak from the “heart.” My list is dedicated to my husband, but yours can be dedicated to anybody past or present. Please feel free to tell or not tell whom your comments honor.
I Love You Because:
1–Because you refuse to stop taking silly pictures of us everywhere we go
2–Because you aren’t ashamed to get excited about life
3–Because you stand up for unpopular causes
4–Because you love our grandchildren as much as I do
5–Because you love everything I cook, even the failures
Celebrate love with us today and share your own list. And while you’re at it? Don’t forget to comment on Mollie Cox Bryan’s interview for a chance to win a scrapbooker’s “brag book” from Mollie. Random.org will choose a winner late tonight.