2020: Happy Valentine's Day

Happy Valentine's Day
Valentine's Day is the celebration of love, lust, admiration, and affection. Often dubbed as a "Hallmark holiday" this world-renowned honor of romance is observed by love birds all over the world. As many may not consider Valentine's Day a public holiday because of it's western influence and restrictions around the world, this day of passion isn't celebrated by everyone. However, despite this 24-hour celebration, it can be relatively stressful and exhausting if you are unprepared especially to those of us who celebrate it here in the United States. 

Most people honor their love with everything from red roses and chocolates to intimate dinners and wine to even 3-day trips in other countries and much more. But as amazing as these things are, there is a very melancholic story behind today. If you look at the history behind Valentine's Day (which a quick Google search can show you this) you will notice a depressing chronicle about a third-century saint named Valentine who was martyred on February 14, 296 AD for staying true to his beliefs. As a strong advocate for love and marriage, his beliefs were frowned upon during his time. Many theological theorists believe he is the real reason Valentine's Day exists today. 

As much as we want to celebrate love, as well as, acknowledge and honor those we do love, not all elucidates are created equal. According to European mythology, Valentine's Day represents a new dawn, a new day, a new eve, a new night, and a new life with the emergence of Spring. This folklore also embraces the conception of manifestation by encouraging light into every life form, giving us the gift of good health and a good environment. 
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In numerology, if you look at the number 02/14 you will notice quite a few things. Two always represents two things. It can represent two souls, as it can represent a comparison of something. Life and death, fire and water, fact and fiction, and light and dark are just some of the many comparison examples. The number one symbolizes creation, connection, and growth. The number four represents desire, salvation, and wealth. If you combine the two, evidently you have 14. What does 14 mean? This fascinating number connected to Valentine's Day means both love and growth, as well as, the love of growing and the growing of love. 

If you add 1 + 4 you get 5. Five symbolizes quite a few things, but it represents the senses here. When you combine this with twenty it means action and empowerment. Now, taking the number 2020 which has a spiritual meaning of peace and support--this is reassurance that everything in your life is happening for a reason. That if you try to change it, it will not change. All of the adversity you are enduring and the struggles you are facing, are just temporary and do not last forever. If you are happy, cherish this happiness as if it were your last. This is a reminder that you are in total control of your life and that nothing lasts forever except love. If we love ourselves and who we are, we can rely less on others to do so. 

Some of my favorite songs to listen to on Valentine's Day are At Last, Without You, I Will Always Love You, From This Moment On, The Reason, Open Arms, My Heart Will Go OnI Believe In You, Footprints In The SandLove Of A Lifetime, CryingGrenadeDidn't We Almost Have It All, I Believe In You And MeE.T., and Faithfully. I know I am leaving out like a million more. 


HappyValentinesDay
I know some of you are reading this and feeling sad because you feel like you don't have a reason nor desire to celebrate today. Well, guess what? Whether you are in a serious relationship, dating, married, engaged, widowed, or single--you can celebrate Valentine's Day simply because it is a day that allows you to cherish love from all aspects of life. This can be everything from giving chocolate to your best friend to having roses delivered to your mother's home to even making a memorable DIY gift for your sister. Valentine's Day exudes a romantic ardor, but it does not epitomize it. There are many layers of love, as not every love is created equal.Valentine's Day is a day I enjoy because I love to give back to those who I love. 

For all of you reading my blog today I want you to know that if you are celebrating, I wish you all of the best and if you are not, I hope your day is as wonderful as those who are. Remember you deserve only the greatest love and the best happiness. Do not think otherwise. Thank you for reading. Have an amazing day. From my home to your home--Happy Valentine's Day! 

Comments

Unknown said…
Happy Valentine's Day! I had no idea what the orgin was for this holiday, thanks for sharing and hope you have a great day!
Dave said…
Happy Valentine’s Day gorgeous. I hope it is a wonderful one for you. I’m celebrating with my wife. Took the day off and spent the day with the kids. Now the wife and I are going out.
Personally, I don't really celebrate Valentine's Day. It's great for those who do, but it's too commercial for me.
Emily Zielinski said…
Happy valentines day!! really interesting about the numerology!! I never knew that.
Melissa said…
Happy Valentine’s Day Sarah! You look stunning. Xoxo
Anonymous said…
I actually clicked on the link to those songs and OMG! You have an incredible voice. I honestly wasn’t expecting that. Wow.
Jessica said…
Well, I've always heard about the priests story. So it's nothing new for me. I always celebrate Valentine's Day like the day of day of love and friendship.
Stephen said…
Happy belated Valentine’s Day, loved this post, very uplifting 🙂 And now I have some more trivia to share with my colleagues

I had not known the origin of the holiday outside the regular Hallmark origin we always hear about. The numerology behind the day is fascinating but I'm not a true fan and neither is my wife (luckily). We should be loving our spouses, girlfriends/boyfriends on a daily basis and not just show it one day a year. I also feel bad for those who don't have someone on the holiday and worse that the holiday is so publicized that they are made to feel bad about themselves.
Dreams Abroad said…
Valentines day is all about love. I love that lipstick!
Britt K said…
Happy Valentine's Day! I love the fact you brought up the other forms of love, the other people in our life that show love outside of just the romantic love that generally comes to mind.
Anonymous said…
Valentine's day when the marketing geniuses have their way with roses, chocolates and restaurants doing amazing business. I knew a little about Valentine who was made a saint but you have written an amazing history and the background and the meaning of numbers is very impressive. Thanks for this lovely and wonderful post. Jerry Godinho
thegodinhoblog said…
Valentine's day when the marketing geniuses have their way with roses, chocolates and restaurants doing amazing business. I knew a little about Valentine who was made a saint but you have written an amazing history and the background and the meaning of numbers is very impressive. Thanks for this lovely and wonderful post. Jerry Godinho
Anonymous said…
Very informative!
Erika Ravnsborg said…
Happy Valentines day to you too. I loved your article. Very informative. I never really knew Valentines had so much history. Love the numerology too.
Chimnaza said…
Happy Valentine's Day to you. Thanks for refreshing my memory about the origin and yes you look gorgeous.
Anonymous said…
Oh finally I got to learn the history of this day :-) Very interesting, thank you for sharing! :-D
April said…
Happy Valentines To You and I am happy to read your post! Learn new things here and yes to 2020! I hope you had fun and an amazing celebration with your love ones.
Mandie said…
Happy Valentines day! Love learning the origin around this beautiful day ♥
Gala Serks said…
That was such a good read. I appreciate the though and effort you put around the subject matter. I personally enjoyed the numerology aspect. That was a delight. Thank you for sharing this!
Unknown said…
Thanks for sharing a little bit of Valentines History, I liked the number part too very interesting. I love that we have a dedicated day to show our love to the people around us. Although I try to treat everyday as a Valentines Day.
Manahil said…
Enjoyed Valentine's day a lot. Thanks for your sharing such a wonderful blog post
Happy Valentine's Day! Love makes everything better so it's a great day to embrace this love one way or another.
Carrie said…
Happy Valentine’s Day! Thank you for all of the info!
Prakhar Kasera said…
Wow! This is some insight that I have never been exposed to. Thanks to you, I have another positive way of looking at the day. Though being in a long distance relationship, this valentines day didn't had much for us but still, looking forward for more.
Lisa said…
Happy Valentine's Day! I love the explanation for numerology significant for V-Day!
JK said…
This was a very interesting post - lots of information that I never knew. I love that you gave some numerology insight too.
Joanna said…
Valentine's Day is just another commercial holiday created for businesses to profit. It it was to celebrate though, then we should think about love. Not couples only, but love as a concept. It can be parents, friendships, pets, self-love.
Melanie said…
Hey you, this is a great read and I wish you a very Happy Valentines day too...well belated one xx
Ashli Ferguson said…
awesome for sharing the origin story!! I never knew that!!
Ayishia said…
"There are many layers of love, as not every love is created equal." So true. I've been single for year but I still celebrate Valentine's Day every year with those closest to me.
thanks so much for this lovely yet informative sharing here, happy valentines day & I really enjoyed reading this. cheers, siennylovesdrawing
Rhea Mendezona said…
You got that right! Origins were from St. Valentine and nothing to do with romance and all these flowers and chocolates craze. Crazy how things evolve from its origins. Nevertheless hope you had a great celebration 😊
my perspective about valentine's has changed and became mature over the years. i no longer expect surprises. i am more into the giving side. to both the people I love and the animals, as well. <3 <3 spreaaad love!
Paula Schuck said…
Well I got chocolate and flowers and that makes me happy anyways. I am not hugely into Valentines Day. We have kids so I just don't have the time for it anymore.
aisasami said…
Happy Valentines Day! Since I don't much of a loved one since I am single, my take of Valentine's is always the same: love my students and love my parents.
Terri Steffes said…
My husband always cooks dinner at home and usually has a small surprise and a pretty card. We keep it low keyed and fun. We did some dance tutorials from YouTube, too.
amber faust said…
Happy Valentines Day! I'm not really a huge valentines person. But I do love halloween!
amber said…
Happy Valentines Day Sarah! This sounds amazing
so many don't know the origin of valentine's day. i'm glad it's a day of love now though. we celebrated it early as i had to have surgery. it was a fun early vday for us with dinner and then we exchanged gifts on the 14th.
mail4rosey said…
Got my tween a heart shaped pizza and called it a day. ;) My years for romance have long since passed me by and I'm okay with that. :)
remo said…
Happy Valentine's Day! My favourite day of the year. What a nice post. Really enjoyed it.
Travelwisesr said…
Hope you had a wonderful Valentine's day and a day you would love to remember again. My and my wife too spent some lovely time doing the things we love to do.
Emman Damian said…
Happy Belated Valentine's Day! It's a nice to celebrate! It's full of love and care!
Anonymous said…
You are a gorgeous woman. I love your hair like this. Flawless.