So, you are wondering what to get for your special human for Valentines but you are not inspired by the usual offerings? Love red roses but you want to do something different this year. What else could you do on Valentine’s Day…..especially as it is on a Sunday this year? Celebrant Susie Roberts from Grafton, NSW takes us through some quick, easy and relatively inexpensive ideas that could work for you both.
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What is love? The ancient Greeks called love “the madness of the gods.” Modern psychologists define it as it the strong desire for emotional union with another person. But what, actually, is love. It means so many different things to different people. Songwriters have described it, “Whenever you’re near, I hear a symphony.” Shakespeare said, “Love is blind and lovers cannot see.” Aristotle said, “Love is composed of a single soul inhabiting two bodies.” www.theanatomyoflove.com
In Australia, we look to the 14th of February, Valentine's Day as our day of love. We buy flowers and jewellry and chocolates; we take our loved ones out for dinner and buy cards that express our undying love, but what are the rest of the world doing?
cover photo by Lizzie51 @ deviantart.com
Here are 16 Love Festivals from around the world
Artist: Marie Muravski
Compiled by: Jessica Smith on boredpanda.com
No matter what we do for our respective days of love, it the same the world over that we do what we can to make our partner feel special.
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Are you in the midst of arranging a funeral? Are you feeling overwhelmed right now? There are so many details that must be attended to. So many decisions to be made, people to contact and this is while you are feel so raw from your loss.
Take a deep breath, slow down, – pause for a moment and then focus on what is important – honouring the person lost to you. Each of us is unique and special in our own ways and when planning a funeral it is important to honour that unique life and relate the impact that life had on family and friends.
So how do you do this?
Consider the unique life of the person who died.
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ASKACELEBRANT BLOG - Are you a bride or groom wondering about whether marriage is really for you? Marriage is a long term commitment. Even in a country where there is divorce, marriage carries thousands of years of expectations and hope that this is a relationship "for life".
So what questions do you ask yourself to figure out if you are ready to take that BIG step?
Here's an article that uses no religious arguments - yet would be very much at home in many religious faiths - and what's more it is written by a bloke!
Our thanks to Seth Adam Smith for sharing his personal experiences on marriage :