My Version of Valentine's Day By Lorraine Penn

Saint Valentine’s Day, commonly know as ‘Valentine’s Day’ or Feast of Saint Valentine, is celebrated in many countries around the world on 14th February.

The most popular martyr logy associated with Saint Valentine was that he was imprisoned and eventually executed for performing weddings for soldiers who were forbidden to marry and for ministering to Christians, who where persecuted under the Roman Empire.

During his imprisonment, it is said that he healed the daughter of his jailer Asterious and before his execution he wrote “from your Valentine” as a farewell to her.

For one to be able to say Happy Valentine’s Day to the one they love, you must have someone in your life to say this too!

Why do you need to only say this on the 14th February, you should be able say this when and wherever you feel the need too?

Valentine’s Day is too commercial now and has lost its true meaning.

For the community who do not have anyone in their life as a partner to love this can be a lonely time.

Why not say “Happy Valentine’s” to a family member, friend or even your dog or cat.

I love my husband, but on Valentine’s Day this year I will be flying to Sydney to attend a business workshop, “how romantic is that?” he said:

I guess that I can leave a message on my e-ticket to my husband saying: “love from your missing Valentine”.

And of course bring him back something nice ME!

in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia


Born in Kogarah, NSW semi-retired on the North Coast where I am giving back to the community as a mentor, board director, former president of Coffs Harbour Writers Group & turning my life into a book.

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