Day 2 of 14 Days of Valentines

2 Feb

Date of the Day: Snuggle at home with some hot cocoa. Watch a romantic movie while cuddling and sipping. Some good ones: Sleepless in Seattle, If Only, Phantom of the Opera, Love Actually… http://allwomenstalk.com/10-most-romantic-movies/

Gift of the Day: Hershey Kisses. Bonus points if you strew them around your lover’s room and write a note saying “Now that I’ve kissed the ground you walk on, be my Valentine.”

Quote of the Day:

“It was a million tiny little things that, when you added them all up, they meant we were supposed to be together … and I knew it. I knew it the very first time I touched her. It was like coming home. .. only to no home I’d ever known … I was just taking her hand to help her out of a car and I knew. It was like … magic.”

—Sam (Tom Hanks)

Sleepless in Seattle.

Tip of the Day: Fireplaces are a wonderful place to get romantic. Toast marshmallows, feed eachother chocolate, cuddle together and watch the hypnotic flames. Very sensual and romantic.

Photo of the Day:

Video of the Day:

Original Youtube video removed. I’ve replaced it.

Love letter of the Day:

After the two delightful evenings spent yesterday and the day before, I shall certainly not go out tonight, but will sit here at home and write to you.

Besides, my Adele, my adorable and adored Adele, what have I not to tell you?

O, God! for two days, I have been asking myself every moment if such happiness is not a dream.

It seems to me that what I feel is not of earth. I cannot yet comprehend this cloudless heaven.

You do not yet know, Adele, to what I had resigned myself. Alas, do I know it myself?

Because I was weak, I fancied I was calm; because I was preparing myself for all the mad follies of despair, I thought I was courageous and resigned.

Ah! let me cast myself humbly at your feet, you who are so grand, so tender and strong!

I had been thinking that the utmost limit of my devotion could only be the sacrifice of my life; but you, my generous love, were ready to sacrifice for me the repose of yours.

You have been privileged to receive every gift from nature, you have both fortitude and tears.

Oh, Adele, do not mistake these words for blind enthusiasm – enthusiasm for you has lasted all my life, and increased day by day.

My whole soul is yours.

If my entire existence had not been yours, the harmony of my being would have been lost, and I must have died — died inevitably.

These were my meditations, Adele, when the letter that was to bring me hope of else despair arrived.

If you love me, you know what must have been my joy. What I know you may have felt, I will not describe.

My Adele, why is there no word for this but joy? Is it because there is no power in human speech to express such happiness?

The sudden bound from mournful resignation to infinite felicity seemed to upset me. Even now I am still beside myself and sometimes I tremble lest I should suddenly awaken from this dream divine.

Oh, now you are mine! At last you are mine! Soon — in a few months, perhaps, my angel will sleep in my arms, will awaken in my arms, will live there.

All your thoughts at all moments, all your looks will be for me; all my thoughts, all my moments, all my looks, will be for you!

My Adele!

Adieu, my angel, my beloved Adele! Adieu!

I will kiss your hair and go to bed.

Still I am far from you, but I can dream of you.

Soon perhaps you will be at my side.

Adieu; pardon the delirium of your husband who embraces you, and who adores you, both for this life and another.

Victor Hugo to Adele Foucher

March 15, 1822

Poem of the Day:

On Valentine’s Day we think of those
Who make our lives worthwhile,
Those gracious, friendly people who
We think of with a smile.

I am fortunate to know you,
That’s why I want to say,
To a rare and special person:
Happy Valentine’s Day!

Joanna Fuchs

Valentine’s Day Story:

I actually had a midterm on Valentines day! I thought it would ruin the whole evening. Then my boyfriend showed up at the door of the classroom with a stuffed animal puppy and a big hug. I never loved him more.

Happy Valentine’s Day!

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