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A VALENTINE FOR ANYONE WHO MAY HAVE FORGOTTEN

Feb 14th, 2013 | By Dr Jerry D Elrod | Category: Senior Moments Blog

For any seniors who may have forgotten, today is Valentine’s Day. An appropriate gift for any who may have overlooked this special occasion is forgiveness. As a matter of fact, a card, given on this day, when it has dawned that you had missed such an important occasion, that asks forgiveness and offers a blanket act of forgiveness might just be an appropriate consideration.

None of us is so thorough in all our attentions to others that we don’t miss an enormously special observation now and again. It is then that we appreciate forgiveness for our oversight. It is then that we need to compensate for our unintended failure. Forgiveness feels good when we know that our slight has caused at least a mild disappointment. Sharing each other’s awareness of how special we find the other to be is one of the benefits of deeply held affection.



A VALENTINE TO GABBY AND MARK

Feb 10th, 2013 | By Dr Jerry D Elrod | Category: Senior Moments Blog

It isn’t often seniors choose to reach very far outside our own circle of romance. Comes Valentine’s Day and we think of those who are especially close to us. They are the ones to whom we extend our greetings of love, our symbols of affection, like candy and flowers and sentimental cards. When it is a serious message we send, it may include a piece of jewelery or an item especially desired by the recipient.

But there are others who are especially deserving of our messages of deep down affection, respect, honor and tribute. Gabby Giffords and Mark Kelly rank among those deserving of such recognition. Following on the tragic attack in a grocery store parking lot on an ordinary Saturday morning, they have chosen for their lives to be dedicated to espousing sanity and safety in the gun control issue.



SENIORS KEEP THE SPARK OF ROMANCE BURNING

Feb 14th, 2012 | By Dr Jerry D Elrod | Category: Senior Moments Blog

Happy Valentine’s Day, 2012. No matter where you are on the scale of years spent with a partner, today offers the occasion for affirmation of that relationship and all it has nurtured over the time of your being together.

Nurturing a relationship is essential to its vitality and posterity. Never slipping into the doldrums of indifference, but discovering and rediscovering ways to affirm one another is the priority agenda of a healthy and fully romantic companionship. This does not mean that “shmaltz” becomes the order of the day, but sincere, deeply felt emotional reinforcement does. Roses, a box of chocolates, a corsage, maybe a sparkly pendant or ring all are nice, but what’s nicer are the feelings that stir and come from the depths of one’s long time intimacy.

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