Saturday, February 13, 2010

Sunday 2/14/10 - "LOVE ON VALENTINE'S DAY"


"LOVE ON VALENTINE'S DAY"



Eighteen and a half years ago my husband and I read "The Road Less Traveled" by M. Scott Peck to each other as we drove on our honeymoon. My parents watched my kids while Steve and I drove to Orlando where we stayed in my parents home and visited Disney World. We took a trip to Lake Wales, not far from Orlando, where we strolled the beautiful grounds of the Bok Tower Gardens. We went up to St. Augustine which is a quaint, beautiful, and historic city on the ocean. It was a lovely week I will never forget.

This book I obviously will never forget either. I have recently found myself thinking and talking about some of the ideas from that book. I think it is time to reread it. One idea that is playing in my mind has to do with the nature of true love. "....we are concerned for someone's spiritual growth..." (p. 118 of "The Road Less Traveled" by M. Scott Peck, M.D.)

Mature, healthy love is intimately concerned with the spiritual growth of the person loved. When this is mutual it is a powerful relationship. Yes! That sounds right to me. Love is a beautiful spiritual connection.

Happy Valentine's Day to all of you with love in your hearts for others. I consider all those I love to be my valentines. This includes my hubby, children, friends, and blogging friends.

HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY!


Prayer Girl
(Photo credit: Valentine's Heart - WP by Lilyas)

13 comments:

Garnet said...

I must admit being concerned for someone else's spiritual growth has been a trap for me.

Personally, I'm better off being concerned about my own growth, while simply enjoying the pleasure of another's company.

Audrinna said...

Happy valentine to u and Steve

Enchanted Oak said...

I believe, with you, that the spiritual connection shouldn't be underestimated in the longevity of a marriage. It's been 18 years for us too.

Kathy M. said...

Happy Valentines Day to you, too, PG. Hugs.

Just Be Real said...

Happy V-Day to you too dear one.

Brian Miller said...

i do believe that love is spiritual...hope you have a great valntines!

Madison said...

What a nice memory. No cell phones. No kids. Just you and Steve and moments you would remember for the rest of your life.

Kim A. said...

I am so glad I understand the difference today between being concerned or caring about another's spiritual journey and being responsible for another's journey. I am glad you have your Valentine!

Namaste

Jess Mistress of Mischief said...

Happy Valentines Day to you and Steve! You are both an inspiration to Spiritual Growth and a practical example of the programs in action.

Thank you!

Much love and prayers for many many continued blessings this day and all that follow.

Felicitas said...

Happy Valentine's Day to you to PG! Hope you and your husband enjoy the time together.

Lou said...

I feel a spiritual connection with you!

sarah said...

Hope your Valentines Day was beautiful...like you. Hugs. Sarah

Syd said...

Hope that your day was lovely. We have celebrated 32 years together.