February The month of Love: the month of Romance
Every magazine we open, every shop we walk into we are bombarded with hearts, cute teddy bears, red roses, chocolate shape hearts and a reminder that this particular date and day – the 14th, is the time for romance!
But what about the other 364 days we are in a relationship?
Romance is only one component of a relationship – yes an important part. It ignites the flowing warmth, good-vibes, thinking of the other person in this partnership and a reciprocal response if the couple is in harmony.
It reminds the two people why they were first attracted to each other – and we call this
What builds relationships, and what sustains relationships over time is that firstly:
We respect each other, we listen to each other, we spend time with each other, we give space and time for each to pursue personal interests and hobbies as well as working together on common interests and goals.
When we appreciate what each other brings to the relationship and let our partner know specifically what we are enjoying and appreciating – we are also thanking them for their presence in our life.
When we receive genuine appreciation from someone we love and appreciate, somehow our heart grows greater capacity to give more love and attention! Somehow this transforms the connection we feel towards the person we live with, sleep with, have children with, live life with!
NOW THIS IS WHAT SUSTAINS LOVE ROMANCE AND RELATIONSHIP
365 DAYS A YEAR!!
Love is little words, notes, suggestions and show of affection when your loved one does not expect it. Wrap them up and warm their hearts by showing respect, listen to them and love them every day like it is the
Neuroscience can explain how this works but for now its enough to enjoy the feelings that positively fuel and energies our relationships!
All you need to know about Valentines Day
Wearing your heart on your sleeve
In Roman mythology, Cupid is the son of Venus, the goddess of love and beauty, Medium reports. According to CNN, he’s often depicted with a bow and arrows to pierce hearts and cast a spell of love
In the Middle Ages, young men and women drew names to see who their Valentine would be. According to Smithsonian, they would wear the name pinned to their sleeve for one week so that everyone would know their supposed true feelings.
Candy heart were originally medical lozenges. In 1847, Boston pharmacist Oliver Chase invented a machine that simplified the lozenge production process, resulting in the first candy-making machine, according to The Oxford Encyclopedia of Food and Drink in America. After identifying an opportunity to revolutionize the candy business.
Cupids bow and arrow aren’t just for show.In Roman mythology, Cupid is the son of Venus, the goddess of love and beauty, Medium reports. According to CNN, he’s often depicted with a bow and arrows to pierce hearts and cast a spell of love
A Chocolate a day...
Many believe the X symbol became synonymous with the kiss in medieval times. People who couldn’t write their names signed in front of a witness with an X. The X was then kissed to show their sincerity.
Physicians of the 1800s commonly advised their patients to eat chocolate to calm their pining for lost love. Richard Cadbury produced the first box of chocolates for this holiday in the late 1800s.
Roses are Red...
It all started as sweet little love notes from Kim Grove to her future husband, Roberto Casali.
“Love is a precious and delicate thing. Those who are loved should be honored and those who can love are gifted.”
The red rose was the favorite flower of Venus, the Roman goddess of love.