Saturday, February 14, 2009

My Kind of Valentine

I have always thought it a little silly to be someone’s Valentine only 1 day out of the year.  I feel someone should “Valentine” me all 365 days of the year (could be why I’m not married now) and not just “remember” me 1 day out of the year.

In the park behind my apartment, there are several benches all around the 2 mile loop.  This is the only one which is something other than a sturdy, wooden bench.  On it is a plaque…..

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It’s a bench set out to remember an individual and their dog.  What makes it even more special is this….

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There is a crepe myrtle planted next to the bench.  And it’s decorated for Valentine’s Day.

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This is the kind of Valentine I want to be to someone.  Everyday, in all kinds of weather, sturdy and offering a place of rest.  

17 comments:

  1. I love your philosophy on this, and hardily support it!

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  2. fantastic! I can see how wonderful this bench would be passing it and thinking of love each time!

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  3. a salvation...study and reliable
    :)

    happy valentines day

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  4. Happy Valentines day! :)


    *SOUL HUGS*

    Sarah

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  5. I see Valentine's Day as a reminder for the rest of the year. I hope your day is filled with lots of love. Did you decorate the tree? What a great idea to share the love.

    Thanks for coming out to play today.

    Happy Valentine's Day
    {soul hugs}
    k

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  6. Judy,
    What am lovely blog you're right Valentinshould be celebrated everyday. Happy Valentines today.
    Many blessing - Deann

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  7. Happy Valentine's Day, Judy. I agree it's beautiful to be all year long Valentine!

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  8. Happy Valentines all year round..I came across an alternative name for this day: Friend Day! and in Guatemala: Secret Friend Day1 I see over at Jeanne's blog that she does these 'guerrila valentines' and just leaves them for people to find. Reminds a bit of Amelie..anyhow..here is a big Hug from me to thee and it is also said that Valentine has his feet in Spring..so may it come soon!
    Blessings.
    LN

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  9. Beautiful observation; thank you!

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  10. Please keep taking & posting your photos ~ you've got a knack for it!

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  11. What a beautiful thought -- thank you for thinking beyond the day...

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  12. Happy Valentine's Day! I love the sentiment of the bush and bench...being there all year through anything and everything.

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  13. Beautiful sentiment, the bench and the tree decorated beside it. Beautiful thoughts, thank you for sharing them.

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  14. Interesting bench. Thanks for stopping by my blog Judy. Hope you had a nice Valentine's day.
    XOXO,
    Heather :)

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  15. What a lovely sentiment for Valentines Day, loved the story. Thanks for stopping by my blog - if I'd known you were coming, I'd of put some Starbucks coffee on for us!;o)

    Best Wishes

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  16. Such a sweet valentine sentiment. Thanks for sharing.

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