Happy Valentine’s Day…

It’s that time of year again… Where everyone feels pressure to have a significant other or to express love for the one that they have by their side forever and always. It’s funny really. I remember being single and kind of wanting a valentine, but I really just wanted to have someone to share my life with. I mean isn’t that the goal, really? To have someone to annoy for the rest of your life? To share secrets with, laugh with, make fun of freely…? Nobody really wants to be alone, on any holiday. This holiday however is the big one. This is for lovers. Well, I call BULLSHIT!!! Valentine’s Day should not solely for lovers or for couples. It should be for anyone who loves someone. For a mother who loves her child, a father who loves his son, best friends who NEVER let each other down, even the deep and meaningful relationship you may have with Mr. Ben and Jerry should count. Ok, maybe not the last one but you get where I am going with this. Valentine’s Day has been bogarted by those of us who are in romantic relationships and it should not be that way.

Love is love. No matter who you have it with. I love my husband to pieces but I also love my kids and I like to share this day with them too. But I do have a best friend who has been here for me though my best times and sad times and both my kids. I can’t imagine life without her, and she lives across the country! So, why can’t I share this day with her too? There are too many people in my life that I love that I would like to share a day with if I could. So, for all the single people out there, you are not alone. Why? Because you have a best friend, a sister, a brother, someone who loves you and you love in return to share this day with. So, get out there. Spread the love.

Which brings me to my choice in music selection for this week. I chose “Love Someone”- By Jason Mraz. I have loved each album he has put out since “Waiting for my rocket to come”. He is such a happy, loving dude. He recently got married, congrats to him, which I think has inspired more love songs from him on his last two albums. “Love Someone” is off the album “Yes!” his latest album and his 5th studio album. In the first line of the lyrics he says, “Love is a funny thing, whenever I give it, it comes back to me. And it’s wonderful to be, giving with my whole heart, as my heart receives, your love.” That is a great way to describe love. How we give it and how we receive it. Because we always get it back. Sometimes 10 fold. I also like in the lyrics where he says, “Shining stars all seem to congregate around your face, when you love someone, it comes back to you”. This line reminds me of the feeling I have when I first looked at my children. Holding them for the first time, when I see them smile so wholeheartedly, so happily. Or when I watch them sleep so soundly, and I know they are safe and happy. There is an overwhelming happiness I feel when I look at them and this line in the song describes it perfectly, shining stars congregate around their faces. The other line I like reminds me of my husband, it says, “ Oh ain’t it nice this life, we’ve got each other, and I’m right beside you, more than just a partner or a lover, I’m your friend”. No truer words have been said. We are more than partners or lovers, we are friends. Forever and always. We laugh together and cry together. We move heaven and earth for one another, the only thing that comes close to how much we love each other is how much love we have for our children. But we already talked about that…

So, thank you Mr. Mraz for this labor of love. It’s a great piece for Valentine’s Day. Everyone has that special someone out there that they can share this song with. Because love is universal, you love people, not just a significant other. So, I wish everyone a great Valentine’s Day and as always, have a very merry un-birthday to you!

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Love Someone

By Jason Mraz

Love is a funny thing
Whenever I give it, it comes back to me
And it’s wonderful to be
Giving with my whole heart
As my heart receives
Your love

Oh, ain’t it nice tonight we’ve got each other
And I am right beside you
More than just a partner or a lover
I’m your friend

When you love someone
Your heartbeat beats so loud
When you love someone
Your feet can’t feel the ground

Shining stars all seem
To congregate around your face
When you love someone
It comes back to you

And love is a funny thing
It’s making my blood flow with energy
And it’s like an awakened dream
As what I’ve been wishing for, is happening
And it’s right on time

Oh ain’t it nice this life, we’ve got each other
And I am right beside you
More than just a partner or a lover
I’m your friend

When you love someone
Your heartbeat beats so loud
When you love someone
Your feet can’t feel the ground

Shining stars all seem
To congregate around your face
When you love someone
When you love someone

We’re gonna give ourselves to love tonight
Lifting up to touch the starlight
And we will savor every second
We suspend together
You and I will
You and I will
You and I will

When you love someone
Your heartbeat beats so loud
When you love someone
Your feet can’t feel the ground

Shining stars all seem
To congregate around your face
When you love someone
It comes back to you

 

 

 

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