Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Just Three Words


Happy Valentine’s Day to all those who choose to celebrate the day.

To those who abhor the hoopla surrounding Cupid and his arrow — who view it as an example of crass commercialism and as a money-maker for Hallmark et al — lighten up.

It’s just one day out of 365 where you’re reminded to say the words, “I love you.” Sadly, some people need reminding.

And you don’t have to succumb to the commercialism. A simple “Happy Valentine’s Day” and those three special words will suffice.

Lucky me. I hear those words frequently. And I received a box of chocolates…

As I’ve pointed out to my husband on more than one occasion, “Today is a no-brainer — you’re married to a chocolaholic!"

And I too take the time to say those three words — today and throughout the year. So simple to do and the benefits and rewards are priceless. (Absolutely no commercialism involved.)

Lucky us.


15 comments:

The Guy Who Writes This said...

I have cards at my blog today.

ted said...

Happy Valentines Day Mom! Love you!

Beth said...

guy: You sure do. (I checked them out.) A (sick) sense of humour is a fine and wonderful thing...

ted: Right back at ya, kiddo. (You said it in two words!)

Trish said...

Did someone say chocolate?

"I love you" is something we say to each other regularily...to our kids and to each other. We are lucky indeed.

The excuse for chocolate is nice too.

Beth said...

trish: Hope you get some chocolate along with all that love!

patricia said...

Ok, yeah, I'll admit it, I'm one of those ones who gripes a bit about the commercialism of this day. But I still celebrate it, don't I?

I can do without the chocolate, but not without the love.

St Jude said...

Happy valentines day sweetie. I'm with you those three words are free but mean so much.

Beth said...

patricia: Love but no chocolate? I have to think about that. Okay, I've finished thinking. (Didn't take long.)
I need the love, I crave the chocolate. And the one need not exclude the other. Thank God.

st jude: A precious gift and (at times) an awesome responsibility.
Happy Valentine's Day to you, as well.

Mom of Three said...

Three words. Huh.

"Fix the car?"
"Finish the hall?"
"Paint the stairs?"
"Get me tea?"

OH, THOSE three words.

Funny because we never said them in my household growing up. My parents barely ever touched us except to hit us, but in this house, we're dropping "I love you's" left and right and you have to watch out, because you could be hugged at any time.

Beth said...

mof3: How wonderful that you found love and the ability to express it despite your own childhood. And that your three little ones are now growing up in a home full of love and hugs.
(Hugs are special - I know!)

oreneta said...

I agree, so important to say it all year around.

Chocolate year round might be good too....

Beth said...

I think it's highly over rated, but I DID get chocolate! Gotta love that man!

Beth said...

oreneta: Every opportunity - for both love and chocolate...

beth: Chocolate AND a card of your own choosing - life just doesn't get any better!

Coffee Mom said...

I feel the same way you do, just a simple "I Love You" is more than enough. Sure, nice and shinny new things would be nice to flaunt around, but "I Love You" means so much more.

Beth said...

coffee mom: Simple - but definitely a lot more meaningful than those shiny things...