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Thursday, February 12, 2015

Are You In It for the Long Haul?

If someone interviewed you on camera, what would YOU say about your partner?

cupidHow will you express your feelings this Valentine’s Day and the many other days of the year? How’s your “spark?!”

Read: “The History of Valentine’s Day

Cupid, another symbol of Valentine’s Day, became associated with it because he was the son of Venus, the Roman god of love and beauty. Cupid often appears on Valentine cards. Be sure to read” “The Story of Cupid.”

BONUS Article: Romantic Ideas to Make it Valentine’s Day All Year Long!
Little Known Facts About Valentine’s Day!
The Economics of Valentine’s Day

CLoveLOGOCopyright © 2015 – Larry James. This idea is adapted from Larry’s books, “How to Really Love the One You’re With: Affirmative Guidelines for a Healthy Love Relationship,” “LoveNotes for Lovers: Words That Make Music for Two Hearts Dancing” and “Red Hot LoveNotes for Lovers.” Larry James is a professional speaker, author, relationship coach and an award winning nondenominational Wedding Officiant. He performs the most “Romantic” wedding ceremony you will find anywhere. Something NEW about relationships is posted every 4th day on this Relationships BLOG.

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Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Yes, You CAN Write a Valentine’s Day Letter!

Filed under: Love Letters,Valentine's Day — Larry James @ 6:30 am
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It’s a few days until Valentine’s Day, enough time to transform your relationship!

How? With a heartfelt Valentine’s Day letter of appreciation! Unsure what to include in your letter? I’m here to help—read on.

LoveLetter1. Plan ~ Get quiet and think of the person you’re writing to. Think what you’d like to tell that special someone to help them know they’ve made a positive difference, and how. Jot down a few positive words that best describe the person you’re writing to; if you can, recall examples of those positive qualities in action.

2. Write a draft that includes these components ~

• A story; a reminiscence. The easy one, for a romantic letter, is to describe how you first met. But if you’re writing to a friend, family member, or other relative, just someone else, just recount a shared, treasured memory that will bring a smile.

• The person’s lovable or admirable qualities. You already have the words and notes about how you’ve seen those positive traits in action; just write them up.

• Acknowledgment that the person has made a positive difference.
Everyone wants to know they’ve made a difference, but unless they’re told, they may not know they have. So tell how this person has made a positive difference–whether in your own life, in the life of someone you know, in the community, or in the world.

• An expression of thanks and love.
This can be brief – “Thank you” or “I love you so much for all you are.”

• Complimentary close and your signature. Use the expression most appropriate and natural for the circumstance and the person you’re writing to, whether it’s “In gratitude,” “All my love,” or “Your friend always,” and below that, sign your name.

3. Let your draft rest for 24 hours and then reread ~ Refine what you’ve written so it will read smoothly and contain no errors. Get a friend to read it also, if you can; fresh eyes see more!

4. Rewrite from your corrected draft ~ Use good stationery for this. For a romantic letter in particular, use handwriting or hand-printing; another type of letter can be printed on the computer, if you wish, in a nice, readable font—especially if it is likely to be framed.

5. Present your letter appropriately ~ A romantic handwritten letter can be presented, with or without an envelope, during a special dinner or other intimate moment. A non-romantic heartfelt letter can be presented in person while sharing a meal or a drink together. Keep that letter flat, if you can, with or without an envelope, or mounted in a certificate holder, or else framed. If you can’t present the letter personally, use an appropriate-sized envelope (large, flat envelope marked “Do Not Bend” is best). If the letter is framed, package it carefully to prevent damage in transit, and mark it “Fragile.”

6. Know the joys of a forever-enhanced relationship ~ Enjoy your Valentine’s Day,

LynetteSmithCopyright © 2015 Lynette M. Smith. Lynette M. Smith owns and operates All My Best Copyediting and Heartfelt Publishing and is the author of the award-winning comprehensive reference book, How to Write Heartfelt Letters to Treasure: For Special Occasions and Occasions Made Special. For more information, visit: http://www.GoodWaysToWrite.com

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Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Little Known Facts About Valentine’s Day!

Filed under: InfoGraphic,Valentine's Day — Larry James @ 7:30 am
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Love and romance are in the air; Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. Every February 14th, we celebrate relationships, old and new, with candy hearts, chocolates and roses. But who was St. Valentine and where did we get some of our modern-day traditions? Snuggle up with your sweetie and find some of the answers here in our Valentine’s Day infographic presented by Overstock.com.

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Copyright © 2014 – Overstock.com.

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commentSubscribe to Larry’s FREE monthly “LoveNotes for Lovers” eZINE. Contact: CelebrateLove.com, P.O. Box 12695, Scottsdale, AZ 85267-2695. – CelebrateLove.com and CelebrateIntimateWeddings.com

NOTE: All articles and “LoveNotes” listed in this BLOG – written by Larry James – are available for reprint in magazines, periodicals, newsletters, newspapers, eZINEs, on the Internet or on your own Website. Click here for details.

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