TLR Coaching Monthly Newsletter
Did you know that each year on February 14th, many people exchange cards, candy, gifts or flowers with their special “valentine.” The day of romance we call Valentine’s Day is actually named for a Christian martyr and dates back to the 5th century, but has origins in the Roman holiday Lupercalia.
Fun Valentine’s Facts
Red roses are a national symbol for love and affection. It might be due to the fact that roses are the favorite flower of Venus, who is the Roman goddess of love. So you can only guess what type of flowers tend to sell out at the speed of light on Valentine’s Day! In fact, 189 million roses are sold just in the US on this national holiday.
Back in the 1800s doctors commonly advised their patients to eat chocolate to get over a broken heart. They claimed that it would soothe their pain and calm their longing for their first love. It is really funny, because to this day women find comfort in chocolate whenever heartbreak comes about!
Cupid is now seen as a cute little baby in a diaper that holds a bow and arrow that he uses to make couples fall in love. In Roman mythology, Cupid is the son of Venus, the goddess of love and beauty. However, in ancient Greece, Cupid was known as Eros, the young son of Aphrodite, the goddess of love and beauty.
If you don't like the candy hearts that your crush gives you this year, you don't have to worry. You can give them to someone else next year, because they have a shelf life of five years. They never go old.
Richard Cadbury introduced the first box of Valentine's Day chocolates all the way back in 1868. That means that they've been around for way longer than you or your parents have been born. It's a tradition!
TEACHERS GET THE MOST LOVE
In order of popularity, Valentine's Day cards are given to teachers, children, mothers, wives, sweethearts and then pets. So if you're looking to get a little love, you might want to become a teacher. They get more cards than anybody else!
AMOUNT OF CARDS
150 million cards are exchanged every Valentine's Day, making it the second-most popular greeting-card-giving occasion (the first is Christmas). However, the majority of the cards are purchased only a week before the holiday, so don't get too mad at your man for waiting until the last second to get your gift.
As we continue this new journey of lifestyle resolutions here are some encouraging quotes.
“All you need is love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn't hurt.”~ Charles M. Schultz
“If you have only one smile in you give it to the people you love.”~ Maya Angelou
“A friendship that like love is warm: A love like friendship, steady.” ~ Thomas Moore
As your coach I have two questions to ask:
- How are you demonstrating love; to yourself and others?
- How can you increase your capacity to love?
John 15:13 Says,
‘Greater love has no one than this, than to lay down one’s life for his friends.” Aren’t you glad that you don’t have to lay down your life for your friends. Our good friend Jesus, did just that, for you and me. Now that is LOVE!
Coming soon my brand new coaching program on Communications. It’s called: Say it! Hear it!, The Power of Effective Communications.
Have a GREAT month,
Your Life Coach
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