Valentine’s Day is a tough time for many people. But for those who are lucky enough to know true love, it is a joyous time. Our universal desire is to know and feel a deep love from another person.
My 13 year old daughter is currently in the state of LOVE that revolves around a borderline obsessive fantasy world in relation to famous boys. She enjoys knowing every detail about her favorite boy band(s) right now. She seems to have no desire to like any boys at her school or boys she knows in general and frankly as a mom, I am just fine with that!
By having grown up in the Midwest and having the same Tween desires, I can easily say that most times you can get away with saying to your daughter, "Great you go ahead and like those boys.“ Because we as parents know there is a very small chance your daughter will ever meet them before she grows out of the obsessive phase. So I have no worries. However, I am reminded that we live in the city that everyone wants to be in, the hub of entertainment- Hollywood. So the likely hood of her actually meeting these boys is higher, and yes, she has met them.
Thanks to social media "Twitter" and "Instagram" to be specific, these tech savvy boys tweet when they come to town and the investigative Twitter fans ALWAYS figure out where the boys are staying, where they are recording, or what movie theatre they are at! And now thanks to social media, they have what is called "meet ups"; a time when the fans meet in a public place to just talk about these boys. While at a “meet up” and while waiting outside their hotel, my daughter has managed to meet these boys she seems to feel she knows so well. Luckily, these boys are very appreciative of the time these girls put into supporting them and are very sweet. One band she adores actually showed up at one “meet up”, said hi, and took the time to take pictures with each fan. They even brought pizza to the fans that day. My daughter also got a shout out on Twitter for a cute gift she gave one of the boys.
So now even with already meeting these dream boys of hers and giving them gifts, and having conversations with them, she is still in love with the possibility that her favorite boy will fall madly in love with her just like something right out of a romantic movie. It is very sweet. Her desire to be in love and feel the euphoria is something we all start to look for at a young age.
My son, the 11 year old 5th grader, was recently asked by his long time crush to be her Valentine. It made him so happy. He was on cloud 9 for days. He then picked out a Valentine gift, card, and packaged it all just for her. He has since asked me, if it is strange that she asked that of him. He was looking for the ok from me to go along with the feelings he was having.
Then the cutest thing happened while in the car with his buddy the other day. They had been discussing Valentine’s Day and after a discussion about the gifts they were giving to their respective Valentines, there was a change in subject and a 15 minute delay and out of nowhere, so innocently and happily after clearly thinking about his valentine again, my son goes, "It’s great how LOVE just warms your heart."
Oh my goodness. He was so sincere and sweet I couldn’t help but just smile and giggle to myself.
And even the 2nd graders get some puppy love on this holiday focused on LOVE. Below you will see a video that was filmed at our elementary school in Burbank for the Ellen Show. Our adorable friend Dylan ends up as the focus after admitting who his crush is. It’s so innocent and cute. Enjoy.
In this lifetime, we all strive for the same thing - to feel loved. Our desire to find that passionate love and experience the euphoria that comes when you are truly in love with someone is the closest we can get to remembering the unmatched true love we had before we came to earth; that genuine unconditional heartwarming love from God.
We are subconsciously searching for that same LOVE while here on Earth. And I hope that you open yourself up enough to feel that love. Everyone deserves to remember the love from home.
God is Love.
It is to all our benefits that we remember we are God’s children and THAT love will never sway. No matter how much we may stray while here, God is not out to judge us. He is so proud of our courage, desire, and strength to want to be a part of this world. He should be looked at as a parent with open arms, willing to forgive and love without a second thought.
He is aware we all have it hard down here and we are fighting hard for the benefit of the human race. We are the explorers for the rest of the universe. We are doing our jobs and God would never deny us love because we make a mistake.
Love is a universal commonality. It is the core of ALL human desires, to find the joy that love gives. If love could be put at the forefront of all things, then conflict would end and peace would take hold. It is the answer to unity around you and in turn, around the world, one ripple at a time.
Love is spread from one person to another by many forms:
Be a friend.
Be a companion.
Be an ear to listen.
Be the only smile someone gets today.
Be the person who holds the door for a stranger.
Be bold enough to tell someone how much they mean to you.
Be the person who tells the universe the type of person you want to be with.
Much Love and More Love.