Sunday, February 14, 2010

Happy Valentine's Day!

It is the beginning of a new week! Back on track with diet and exercise. My head is back in the game and I'm ready to make great strides.

Today is Valentine's Day. Many people will say that it is a made-up holiday. That the greeting card and jewelry industry came up with a holiday to sell more stuff to gullible people. It is true that the holiday has become overly commercialized, just like Christmas and Halloween, but that does not mean that it was completely made up for that purpose.

Like many Christian holidays, Valentine's day was taken from a pagan holiday. It has been celebrated as a Christian holiday since around 270 AD. The Pope made it the feast day of Saint Valentine in 498 AD. That is way before commercialization.

Whether you celebrate the day as a religious holiday or as a commercialized day, it is a day to celebrate love. Celebrate in the way that makes you and your loved ones feel all warm and tingly inside.

Happy Valentine's Day!

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