Well, here we are with the yearly tribute to Hallmark, the candy industry and the little cartoon creature running around in a funny little red suit with an arrow promising to lance your love interest and head them in your direction ~ oh, it’s all in the name of good fun ~ Cupid-with-Arrowand $$ if you’re a retailer!

Last year I posted a tribute to St. Valentine, the man this loving holiday is in honor of who was . . .

“beheaded and then named a martyr by the Church because he gave up his life to perform the sacrament of marriage: for love of love and love of God.”

The year before that I posted about being unable to choose between two loves and so I chose to love them both and discovered (not surprisingly) that there simply was no love like this kind of love.

This year I thought I would honor LOVE in another way – music. There’s all kinds of love and there’s all kinds of music. So let’s share with each other a favorite Love Song ~ whether that love is the love of a child, romantic love, a parent, a friend, whomever and whatever. Let’s put together a Love Song Track List for Valentine’s Day so everyone gets to fill their hearts and heads, their ears and their immediate surroundings with the sounds of Love.

If asked, I’m not sure I could choose a “favorite” love song. There’s certainly a myriad of musical melodies that touch that sentiment in so many ways. But today I’d like to share a more recent compilation by a phenomenal group that honors love. The lyric in this story is quite unique. I’m a word junkie and I think that’s why this one moved me so much. Then again, it could also be the gorgeous harmonies this group is known for. Whatever it is, it’s simply breathtaking and I share it here with you !

Happy Valentine’s Day

Enjoy . . .

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Little Big Town – Sober

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Some things need neither introduction nor explanation.

This is one of them.

Truly one of the most moving moments I’ve experienced in a long time.

Without words. With the mere whisper of music, this mini movie captures and captivates the most powerful human emotion – love – quenching our thirst yet leaving us salivating for more.

What did you experience after watching this one-minute blockbuster?

Budweiser Super Bowl XLVIII Commercial – Puppy Love

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at the time of this posting the Super Bowl had not yet aired
yet there were close to 34 million views to this commercial

I’m guessing THIS will be the WINNER of the Super Bowl Commercials !

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I-Love-BostonBoston – it’s been an indescribable week. There’s no getting around that fact. The events that unfolded at the finish line of the Boston Marathon on Monday, April 15, 2013 were the beginning of a week of horror.

There’s no need to “recap” the events. I don’t think there’s a place on the planet that didn’t become aware of the going ons. Yes, indeed, the Boston Marathon Bombings had a “ripple” effect across the planet. It was a horrible ripple that actually built and built and built like a Tsunami wave – a Tsunami wave of humanity.

But let’s “recap” the effects:

  • The Boston Marathon Bombings sent a shock wave across a City, a State and the World
  • Runners and bystanders reached out immediately to assist injured victims
  • Businesses opened up their doors to take stranded, injured and terrified runners and visitors in
  • People opened up their homes to take stranded, injured and terrified runners and visitors in
  • Two Emerson college students created the “Boston Strong” logo and tee-shirt out of a need to feel as though they were doing something to help – a sincere gesture which has gone on to raise millions of dollars which the victims of the bombing will receive.
  • Support, prayers and donations came in in a variety of different ways
  • Prejudice was put down as man instantly became one entity realizing they needed each other to get through this

All in all, this horrific event brought to the forefront the magnitude of what can be accomplished when we join in and support each other, love each other and are simply there for each other in whatever way we can be, big or small. It all matters as was evidenced in this past week in Boston and around the world.

So let’s take one very strong lesson from this horrific tragedy.

Don’t let it end …

This song is one of my all time favorite songs ever. It is sure to send chills down your spine. It sums it up eloquently. Listen, heed and share!

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P.S. Normally, the writer-researcher in me would have “linked” above to all the accounts mentioned. But that’s not what this article was about. The only thing I seek to do here is to share the “Power of Love” and how not letting it end is the answer!

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valentines_day_comment_graphic_13“beheaded and then named a martyr by the Church because he gave up his life to perform the sacrament of marriage: for love of love and love of God.”

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If nobody else, the card, candy, flower and jewelry industry love St. Valentine. Luckily for us, we won’t be “beheaded” for expressing our love. But as you venture out to buy that special something for that special someone, why not pay the man of sacrifice some loving tribute and read a little bit about how the holiday of (St.) Valentine’s Day came about . . .

And to those I love, here’s the song that I made my singing debut with … it’s a testament . . . it’s “For You” and “You” know who you are !

Happy Valentine’s Day to all . . .

Be sure to read some interesting facts about St. Valentine HERE ! and …

share in comments some of your Valentine’s Day memories, traditions, thoughts and feelings ! I’d LOVE to hear all about your feelings of this day of LOVE.

My “loving” tribute to those “I LOVE” !!!

All You Need Is Love  ~ The Beatles !