Graceful Perseverance: The Romantic Holiday

Welcome back everyone! This was a special week, a holiday week for sweethearts, lovers, and also for anyone who desires to extend their love and affection to the special valentine in their lives.

February 14, Valentine’s Day, is also known as The Feast of Saint Valentine, which is celebrated worldwide, Бокалы шампанского и подарочная коробкаeven though it’s not officially considered a holiday on other countries’ calendars. The Feast of Saint Valentine is observed by many spiritual, Christian and Non-Denominational churches by sending greeting cards and gifts, and hosting services in churches such as:

  • Anglican Communion
  • Eastern Orthodox Churches
  • Lutheran Churches
  • Catholic Churches
  • Non-Denominational Churches

Here are some historical, fun facts many of you may not know. Christian martyrs were named “Valentine.” Examples included: the Valentine of Rome (Valentinus presb. m. Romae) and the Valentine of Terni (Valentinus ep. Interamnensis m. Romae). Saint Valentine baptizing Saint Lucilla Jacopo BassanoValentine of Rome was a priest in Rome who was martyred about AD 496 and was buried on the Via Flaminia. Another relic was Valentine of Terni from Dublin, Ireland, who was from the Carmelite Church. This man became a bishop around AD 197 and is said to have been martyred during the persecution under Emperor Aurelian. Both Valentines were buried on the Via Flaminia.

220px-St-valentine_110921-01Valentine legends are fascinating. The first was The Golden Legend, which, according to Henry Ansgar Kelly, was told centuries after it happened, and widely repeated. On the evening before Valentine was to be executed, he wrote the first “valentine” card himself and addressed it to the daughter of his jailer, Asterius. The card was signed “Your Valentine.” The expression “From your Valentine” was later adopted by modern Valentine letters. This legend has since been used by both American Greetings and The History Channel.

240px-Antique_Valentine_1909_01Another legend I didn’t know about was that Saint Valentine supposedly wore a purple amethyst ring with an image of Cupid engraved on it. The ring was customarily worn on the hands of Christian bishops. Cupid was a recognizable symbol associated with love that was legal under the Roman Empire; Roman soldiers would recognize the ring and ask these bishops to perform a marriage ceremony for them. More than likely, due to the association with Saint Valentine, the amethyst, which is thought to attract love, then became the birthstone for February.

This romantic holiday, the Feast of Saint Valentine, is observed in other countries like: China, Finland, Estonia, France, Greece, India, Iran, Israel, Japan, Latin America, the Philippines, Portugal, Romania, Saudi Arabia, Scandinavia, Singapore, South Korea, Spain, Taiwan and Wales, although their customs and celebrations are more limited in marketing efforts compared to the US.

I’d like to wish everyone worldwide a Happy Valentine’s Day or Happy Feast of Saint Valentine! May everyone extend love and affection around the world on this day and beyond!

From Your Valentine,
Debra M. Pauli

Two birds in love

* References from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia






About Debra Pauli

Debra Pauli, the Authority on Entrepreneurial and Corporate Ingenuity Transforming and reinventing Corporate America is an extremely challenging task in today’s economic and rapidly changing technology driven environment. Debra Pauli, who is an author or numerous books, is blessed with an extraordinary mind coupled with a unique set of skills, and has gone viral with a proven track record of unparalleled success when it comes to transforming the way employees of your organization think, feel and perform. Honor the past, but live for the future with willingness, eagerness, desire and flexibility. Listen and learn. Growth and change are the passions that rule her life, which she passes down as principles to her numerous clients who increase their profitability through her various seminars and techniques. With 24 years of experience, Debra Pauli transforms the “Mindset” of Corporate America’s workforce, and not just in the U.S., but Worldwide. Her genuine passion and powerful messages leave the audience craving a new addiction: Her Think/Feel/Do Lifestyle in their personal and professional lives. She increases her client’s productivity by teaching their staff various behavioral techniques, such as how to turn difficult or even traumatic experiences into triumph, growth and a positive self-image; how to break through and become an unstoppable, irresistible and deliberate creator, which she has experienced in her own life. Her extraordinary story made her an expert in understanding the workings of the mind, the sensitivity of the soul, the power of thinking, the science of the brain, and how to bring the ultimate potential out of those who are willing to listen has made her one of the most dynamic, sought-after professional speakers in the business world. She delivers a one day intensive workshop called: “Break THROUGH”: How to become an unstoppable, irresistible, deliberate creator!
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