Don't let Valentine's day leave you feeling Blue.

Not being the greatest fan of Valentine's day myself for obvious reasons...the expectations, the pressure, putting the popular girls & boy's in the limelight, the ugly ducklings in the dumps!

Although I do think that in recent years people have become more sensitive, changing the perspective to sharing gifts and love with all...

Candlelit dinners for two, roses, chocolates and teddy bears clutching hearts is what come to mind as we approach the most   celebrated day of the year..the day of love...

Which can be a blue day rather than a red day for those who don't have their own true love or their lover has flown away...

The origins of Valentine's day is still shrouded in mystery, intrigue, romance and blood as the legend goes... St Valentine was the first to send the message..."From your Valentine" to his young lover before his execution. The sympathetic, heroic, romantic figure that brought the poetry and celebration of love into our world. 

There is also the Catholic Imagination filtering in, bringing with it mystery, passion, opulence, faith, love and intent, as the St Valentine's feast was introduced in the month of February to replace the Pagan celebration Lupecalia which was a fertility festival...    love ruling out love.

However in was Pope Gelasius who finally declared the 14th of February St Valentine's day in memory of the Saint, as time went by the day became associated with passion and love, helping people to express their feelings and emotions. Not a bad thing after all.

So in view of the mystery, the romance and drama associated with the one day dedicated to love. I think we should embrace it by creating and sharing an atmosphere of love ...