Happy Valentine's Day

Happy Valentine's Day you guys! Some of you are probably sick at the thought of your parents kissing, exchanging flowers, and sharing chocolates. But if you're married, you've probably been stocking candies and confections and carnations and hiding them wherever your spouse won't see. (My suggestion, carnations don't do well in closets.)
Well, hopefully you kids get to eat some chocolate. I'm personally dreaming of chocolate covered strawberries on this very special day.
Anyway, as much as we really don't want to think about lovey-dovey kissy-sissy stuff, we have to endure at least 16-20 hours of it. (My suggestion, get a blindfold). But there's more to this holiday than most of you realize.
According to Wikipedia (which most schools don't recommend as a credible source, fyi) this is the true story of Valentine's day.

Valentine's Day, also called Saint Valentine's Day or the Feast of Saint Valentine,[1] is an annual holiday celebrated on February 14. It originated as a Western Christian liturgical feast day honoring one or more early saints named Valentinus, and is recognized as a significant cultural and commercial celebration in many regions around the world, although it is not a public holiday in any country.
Several martyrdom stories associated with the various Valentines that were connected to February 14 were added to later martyrologies,[2]including a popular hagiographical account of Saint Valentine of Rome which indicated he was imprisoned for performing weddings for soldiers who were forbidden to marry and for ministering to Christians, who were persecuted under the Roman Empire.[3] According to legend, during his imprisonment, Saint Valentine healed the daughter of his jailer, Asterius,[4] and before his execution, he wrote her a letter signed "Your Valentine" as a farewell.[5]
The day first became associated with romantic love within the circle of Geoffrey Chaucer in the 14th century, when the tradition of courtly love flourished. In 18th-century England, it evolved into an occasion in which lovers expressed their love for each other by presenting flowers, offering confectionery, and sending greeting cards (known as "valentines"). In Europe, Saint Valentine's Keys are given to lovers "as a romantic symbol and an invitation to unlock the giver’s heart", as well as to children, in order to ward off epilepsy (called Saint Valentine's Malady).[6] Valentine's Day symbols that are used today include the heart-shaped outline, doves, and the figure of the winged Cupid. Since the 19th century, handwritten valentines have given way to mass-produced greeting cards.
You can check out the mass of links if you like....I only checked out one. And got bored.
The coolest part about this story is the love that Saint Valentine showed to everyone, even his persecutors. He healed his jailers daughter, even though that same man killed him. He gave his all to show the love God shows us. Pretty neat, huh?
Happy Valentine's Day, and I hope you are reminded about how much you're loved throughout this entire day.
Bye for now!

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