Oh what a day to just feel the LOVE … folks have been standing in front of racks and racks of those Hallmark cards for days, weeks as they looked and looked for the just right sayings and thoughts to mirror their very own sentiments and feelings to share with their special loved one on this day. People have searched and searched for the off the hook special event, restaurant, or thing that will just fill the heart and mind of the one that makes their heart sing each day of the year to share on this day of Hearts and love and magic. Kids have been busy in schools and at home creating Valentines’ to share at school and with their friends and “BFF’s” today. It is a busy day, a day dedicated to LOVE. And the Valentine business industry is betting it will be sucessful as well. I’ve seen those on the streets of US 19 here set up for a week now with buckets of flowers at local gas stations and just shake my head wondering how they will plan to keep those flowers fresh, who provides the fresh cut to them so that they keep taking water, who changes the water for them and keeps them safe from the hard rains of yesterday and even wondered if they pay someone to babysit them over night. But I doubt if anyone will get roses that are not already blown by today or after work tonight to give to that special someone!
And in those shops that have to pay rent, and employ others; those folks in flower shops have been up for days preparing the roses, trying to get the orders in, to condition, de-thorn, remove the packing pedals, keep the water fresh and clean and have to make room for roses and other magnificent flowers while having them look their best… Up all night and day arranging them to look just right as they hire those drivers and arrange those tickets to then have folks on the roads and on route to offices and homes with the grandest of the grande! As they work hard to ensure fresh flowers delivered to customers and then exhausted they know the unhappy customers will ultimately call with complaints of what was received and even say things like, “he/she knows I don’t like white roses, I wanted orange/red/mixed colors and at least two dozen!”
And oh boy we cannot forget the candy, the chocolates that will be bought from the candy stores, from Walmart, from Godiva, and the joys and sugar highs and then tomorrows fine half price sales that will last a couple of weeks as St. Patricks Day sales pick up and folks just are giddy by it all as they hit the gyms to try and lose what today’s indulgences bring!
Oh yes we must give props to the restaurants for tonight the lovers will gather for meals to grand to even entertain, as the music entertains and the champagne flows, and love fills the air… It is a magical and most wonderful day, love is in the air indeed.
From the little ones who are crafting cardboard cards of I LOVE YOU to moms and to classmates, to best friends who are sharing the love and good times, to boyfriends and girlfriends out on the town and vowing to love forever and to those who have committed to each other to be there in the good the bad and the ugly, and to those who will use this day to remember. It is a day that the message is resounding: A day to focus on LOVE, and its message could be used to change our state each day of our lives if we would only choose it.
A day to also watch out for that little cherub as well: Imagine if you will having an arrow hit you by someone like this?
- Valentine’s Day 2013 Flower Buying Guide by Color, Meaning and Style (prweb.com)
- Hearts and Roses for Valentine’s Day (florafocus.wordpress.com)
- Valentine’s Day Means Big Business For Local Flower & Gift Shops (witn.com)