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This is Valentine’s Day.  I know there are a million or more thoughts about this day.  Some love the ‘love day’; some loathe it, and the rest don’t care.  I want to say that love comes in so many forms, types, and ideas.  One common factor is the same:  the feelings.  Whomever or whatever you love, your dear soul feels it in the same way.  I love animals, and no truer words were spoken that the same love we have for a person is the same love we have for our furry and feathered creatures, bless them.

I know some of you have partners and some do not.  Please remember this:  to give love into the world and truly, and I mean truly do this every day, is a priceless gift that you give yourself.  It does come back to you in all kinds of ways.  Herein lies the catch:  you must be aware of it.  It doesn’t have to be romantic love; it can be the love of books, the love of a sunset, the love of helping others.  If we can spend our energy to focus on that which is right in front of us, the feelings that the Universe has for us in a multitude of forms will show up.  In fact, it already has.  You simply have to embrace it.

Now that I have dowsed you with some of my love lessons, I would LOVE to provide you with a little slice of Valentine’s Day from the deep dish world:

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Ah, the Chicago deep dish pizza avec heart!

Happy Valentine’s Day, from my the bottom of my pizza heart to yours! xoxo

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29 thoughts on “Happy Valentine’s Day!!

  1. Lovely, lovely words, Cher, thank you.

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    1. seaangel4444 says:

      Awh, bless you for that! Thank YOU and a very Happy Valentine’s Day! Big hugs, Cher xo

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    2. seaangel4444 says:

      Thank you so much, my dear!! I know I have a blog that shows my silly sense of ha ha, but I am so glad you liked the words from my spiritual side as well! Bless you, and Happy Valentine’s Day!!! Big hugs, Cher xo

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    3. susie says:

      Wonderful thoughts to share. You have a lovely spirit and are a sweetheart to us all.

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      1. seaangel4444 says:

        Ah, bless you, Susie! Right back at you my dear! Big hugs, Cher xo

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  2. nofrillswrapping says:

    Happy Valentine’s Day to you too!

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    1. seaangel4444 says:

      Thank you so much, my dear! I’m sending big hugs to you!! Cher xo

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      1. nofrillswrapping says:

        Great! I can use all the hugs I can get! And I’m hugging you right back!

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      2. seaangel4444 says:

        The hugs are always here, my dear!!! Cher xo

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      3. nofrillswrapping says:

        (smiling)

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  3. Dr. Rex says:

    Really lovely! Well said ….. Love!!

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    1. seaangel4444 says:

      Awh, thank you so much, dear Dr. Rex! Big hugs to you!! Cher xo

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      1. Dr. Rex says:

        Hugs back at you!! 🙂 …. Cher!!

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  4. Thank you for sharing your wise and loving heart with us here in this amazing post Cher! I especially appreciate how you’ve made a post for us all – married, single, love ‘the love day’ or loathe it. Today I also took care to share an inclusive post for I have a special place in my heart for those who are single but would like NOT to be… this day can generate loneliness. But it doesn’t have to, as you so beautifully remind us here. This is especially awesome: “It doesn’t have to be romantic love; it can be the love of books, the love of a sunset, the love of helping others.” Well done! Oh and I’ll be right over for some of that pizza with you! (I wish)
    Big hugs of loving friendship to you on this day of Love, and always, xo Gina

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    1. seaangel4444 says:

      Thank you so much, my friend! I really want people to realize there is so much love out there in so many forms. Thank you for your wonderful words as always, dear Gina! By the way, I’m holding hope that one day you will find yourself in this magnificent city and I will be honored to share that pizza with you; we know the best place of course! *LOL* Big hugs of loving friendship always to you too!!! Cher xo

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  5. Poetsmith says:

    Have a beautiful Valentine’s Day. Indeed the more fortunate can show love to the less fortunate, Good thoughts on love, Cher. Keep smiling … 🙂 Love and hugs

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    1. seaangel4444 says:

      And to you as well, my dear!! Yes, I think we need to show love to the less fortunate; it truly can make a world of difference! I think sometimes even more than we will ever know. With big hugs and love, Cher xo

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      1. Poetsmith says:

        Thanks. Did have a lovely evening for Valentine’s. Iris 😉

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      2. seaangel4444 says:

        Iris, that is excellent to hear!!! Cher xo

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  6. sunshinebright says:

    Cher, Happy Valentine wishes to you and yours. Speaking about Chicago’s deep dish pizza, I’m reminded of when I used to live in a condo complex in the next county south of where I am now in South Florida. There was a couple there who had moved from Chicago. A lovely couple and my husband and I would spend some very pleasant time with them, playing cards, and going out to eat – PIZZA! Of course, the pizza we ate was as close as the restaurant could get it to mimicking the pizza from BROOKLYN, which, in my opinion, was the BEST! And the couple would always say, “Oh, it isn’t as good as our deep dish pizza from Chicago!” We would tease each other about our “favorite” pizzas. Since my husband was from New Jersey, he would always say that the pizza from New Jersey was best! So, we had a three-way meeting of the minds, you might say. It was fun. Nice memories to think of on this day celebrating LOVE. Carol 🙂

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    1. seaangel4444 says:

      I absolutely love your description! Isn’t that funny, because that is the way Chicagoans really are when it comes to pizza! I must say though, that as a Canadian living in Chicago, I honestly find the pizza the BEST I have had anywhere. It is magnificent! I do understand that those on the East Coast really have an entirely different perspective on the subject! *LOL* Awh, thanks, Carol! I think it is so important for all of us to realize that love in and of itself is really the same no matter who or what we choose to focus our love towards. With big hugs my dear, Cher xo

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  7. beadlove says:

    Thank you for this love-ly post!

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  8. seeker says:

    Happy Valentine’s Day, Cher. Do you mind putting anchovy on my pizza, to go, please. Thank you.

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    1. seaangel4444 says:

      And the Happiest of Valentine’s Day to you, dear seeker! Yes, I shall do that!! *LOL* Cher xo

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  9. Drooling here! ah deep dish i love you so but you don;t love me back! instant tummy troubles! you are so correct that the world needs more love.

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    1. seaangel4444 says:

      *Biggest grin* Ah yes my dear, I do in fact join you in the tummy troubles! Let’s just say I would be eating these delectable delights more often it not for my tummy conundrum as well! And the world most definitely needs more love; we’ll just ‘dish it up’ whenever we can! With big hugs to you, Shelley! Cher xo

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  10. rbachholzer says:

    Must be Monday. I’ve managed to stumble my way on to your delightful offering and so glad I did. Very true, Cher. Well put. By the by, this Enigma Wolf Black character. What to say about him. Apart from you are most welcome on his behalf for the comment he left on Brett Lockwood’s blog because it’s me! Put it down to split personality. Thanks for your continuing support, Cher. From me and Wolfie! Best as always. Rosie x.

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    1. seaangel4444 says:

      Ah my dear Rosie! An Enigma indeed! Well I owe you plenty of thanks for that wonderful comment on Brett’s blog. Thank you so much! I hope you and Wolfie are having a brilliant day, my dears!!! *grin* Cher xo

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