Sunday, February 14, 2016

It's Valentine's Day!

"Let all that you do be done in love."   1 Corinthians 16:14


Valentine's Day Haters? They are, sadly, only-inside-the-average-box thinkers. Poor them.

Valentine's Day is for counting the myriad blessings of friendship, including the ways it encourages and lifts out heart above Earth's troubles and oh-hum-tedious-dullness.

And it's for thanking God and all who sweeten our life. For remembering that we can choose to live above crippling, blinding mediocrity.

Today may we all be yanked out of the Complaining Trap and set our feet firmly upon Gratitude and Rejoicing. And keep them there forever.

Happy Valentine's Day, a celebration of love (the most important thing), to all my readers!


Speaking of weather, I awoke at 6 a.m. to a dark stillness outside with only minus 12 degrees (!) One chilly way to begin this special day, indeed, the coldest I recall it being in a very long time.


All burrowed in our living room yesterday, Tom and I watched, via Netflix, our favorite kind of documentary: Famous Nathan. It's a film created by the grandson of the founder of Famous Nathan Frankfurters on Coney Island and it had everything: vintage film and photos, history, interviews with delightfully quirky folks and lots of lessons of how--and--how not to be. Tom and I found it fascinating.


But before that, we watched the movie, Max, about the dog who returns from the war. What was I thinking when I ordered this disc?! Must've been an insanity moment--animal films make me a nervous wreck, lest some defenseless animal dies and I spend days recovering. (Some people would hate me for not feeling the same angst about people in films, but oh well.)

Anyway, Tom adores these types of movies (and watches them covertly. heh.), but even he found this movie annoying and badly written. None of the characters were likable, except maybe the mom and Max, who constantly it seemed, veered close to being killed. Basically, I just wanted to fast-forward the whole miserable second half and get to the end.

So obviously, two thumbs down on that one!  :)


And ending on a lighter note, happy Valentine's Day--again-- to each of you whose readership I appreciate more than you realize.


"Blessed be the name of the Lord from this time forth and forevermore! From the rising of the sun to its setting, the name of the Lord is to be praised!"   ... From Psalm 113

"Life is what we make of it."   ... copied

Oooooo..... A perfect Valentine's Day song:  Love Comes Down.


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