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The History Of Valentine Day

Valentine’s Day started in the time of the Roman Empire. In ancient Rome, February 14th was a holiday to honour Juno. Juno was the Queen of the Roman Gods and Goddesses. The Romans also knew her as the Goddess of women and marriage. The following day, February 15th, began the Feast of Lupercalia.

The lives of young boys and girls were strictly separate. However, one of the customs of the young people was name drawing. On the eve of the festival of Lupercalia the names of Roman girls were written on slips of paper and placed into jars. Each young man would draw a girl’s name from the jar and would then be partners for the duration of the festival with the girl whom he chose. Sometimes the pairing of the children lasted an entire year, and often, they would fall in love and would later marry.

Under the rule of Emperor Claudius II Rome was involved in many bloody and unpopular campaigns. Claudius the Cruel was having a difficult time getting soldiers to join his military leagues. He believed that the reason was that roman men did not want to leave their loves or families. As a result, Claudius cancelled all marriages and engagements in Rome.

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The good Saint Valentine was a priest at Rome in the days of Claudius II. He and Saint Marius aided the Christian martyrs and secretly married couples, and for this kind deed Saint Valentine was apprehended and dragged before the Prefect of Rome, who condemned him to be beaten to death with clubs and to have his head cut off. He suffered martyrdom on the 14th day of February, about the year 270. At that time it was the custom in Rome, a very ancient custom, indeed, to celebrate in the month of February the Lupercalia, feasts in honour of a heathen god. On these occasions, amidst a variety of pagan ceremonies, the names of young women were placed in a box, from which they were drawn by the men as chance directed.

The pastors of the early Christian Church in Rome endeavoured to do away with the pagan element in these feasts by substituting the names of saints for those of maidens. And as the Lupercalia began about the middle of February, the pastors appear to have chosen Saint Valentine’s Day for the celebration of this new feaSt. So it seems that the custom of young men choosing maidens for valentines, or saints as patrons for the coming year, arose in this way.

Selfless Love – Change your terms for your beloved ones

My wife called, ‘How long will you be with that newspaper? Will you come here and make your darling daughter eat her food?

I tossed the paper away and rushed to the scene. My only daughter, Sindu, looked frightened; tears were welling up in her eyes. In front of her was a bowl filled to its brim with curd rice. Sindu is a nice child, quite intelligent for her age.

I cleared my throat and picked up the bowl. ‘Sindu, darling, why don’t you take a few mouthful of this curd rice? Just for Dad’s sake, dear’.

Sindu softened a bit and wiped her tears with the back of her hands. ‘Ok, Dad. I will eat – not just a few mouthfuls, but the whole lot of this. But, you should…’ Sindu hesitated. ‘Dad, if I eat this entire curd Rice, will you give me whatever I ask for?’

‘Promise’. I covered the pink soft hand extended by my daughter with mine, and clinched the deal. Now I became a bit anxious. ‘Sindu, dear, you shouldn’t insist on getting a computer or any such expensive items. Dad does not have that kind of money right now. Ok?’

‘No, Dad. I do not want anything expensive’. Slowly and painfully, she finished eating the whole quantity. I was silently angry with my wife and my mother for forcing my child to eat something that she detested. After the ordeal was through, Sindu came to me with her eyes wide with expectation. All our attention was on her. ‘Dad, I want to have my head shaved off, this Sunday!’ was her demand.

‘Atrocious!’ shouted my wife, ‘A girl child having her head shaved off? Impossible!’

‘Never in our family!’ My mother rasped. ‘She has been watching too much of television. Our culture is getting totally spoiled with these TV programs!’

‘Sindu, darling, why don’t you ask for something else? We will be sad seeing you with a clean-shaven head.’

‘Please, Sindu, why don’t you try to understand our feelings?’ I tried to plead with her.

‘Dad, you saw how difficult it was for me to eat that Curd Rice’. Sindu was in tears. ‘And you promised to grant me whatever I ask for. Now, you are going back on your words. Was it not you who told me the story of King Harishchandra, and its moral that we should honor our promises no matter what?’

It was time for me to call the shots. ‘Our promise must be kept.’

‘Are you out of your mind?’ chorused my mother and wife.

‘No. If we go back on ourpromises, she will never learn to honour her own. Sindu, your wish will be fulfilled.’

With her head clean-shaven, Sindu had a round-face, and her eyes looked big and beautiful.

On Monday morning, I dropped her at her school. It was a sight to watch my hairless Sindu walking towards her classroom. She turned around and waved. I waved back with a smile. Just then, a boy alighted from a car, and shouted, ‘Sinduja, please wait for me!’ What struck me was the hairless head of that boy. ‘May be, that is the in-stuff’, I thought.

‘Sir, your daughter Sinduja is great indeed!’ Without introducing herself, a lady got out of the car, and continued, ‘that boy who is walking along with your daughter is my son Harish. He is suffering from… leukemia’. She paused to muffle her sobs. ‘Harish could not attend the school for the whole of the last month. He lost all his hair due to the side effects of the chemotherapy. He refused to come back to school fearing the unintentional but cruel teasing of the schoolmates. Sinduja visited him last week, and promised him that she will take care of the teasing issue. But, I never imagined she would sacrifice her lovely hair for the sake of my son!

Sir, you and your wife are blessed to have such a noble soul as your daughter.’

I stood transfixed and then, I wept. ‘My little Angel, you are teaching me how selfless real love is!’


The happiest people on this planet are not those who live on their own terms but are those who change their terms for the ones whom they love !!

Ack : Pragya Kumari

I just want to see you happy

she shuts her eyes
he says good-bye
she steps into the storm

she’s leaving home
he’s all alone
she can’t take anymore, she closes the door.

if i could let her in she’d see
but there are words that i can’t speak.

i know we can see it through
i’d give anything to you
i just want to see you happy.

i’d trade tomorrow for today
i’d even give up yesterday
i just want to see you happy, i just want to see you happy.

he chokes down his tears
she hides her fears
there are things they’ll never say

he’ll grow old by himself
she’ll find someone else
to ease all her pain, to take her away.

i can’t be what he wants me to be
but if he’d listen he would see

i know we can see it through
i’d give anything to you
i just want to see you happy.

i’d trade tomorrow for today
i’d even give up yesterday
i just want to see you happy, i just want to see you happy

of all the things i still regret
it’s the love i’ve left unsaid

i know we can see it through
i’d give anything to you
i just want to see you happy.

i’d trade tomorrow for today
i’d even give up yesterday
i just want to see you happy.

and if i lived a thousand years
I would cry a million tears just to see you happy.

i’d trade tomorrow for today
i’d even give up yesterday
i just want to see you happy,

Ack : Doug Mattingly

I LOVE YOU! and to give our loved ones the time that they deserve

A forward email, states what does I love you means and that too how important it is to give our loved ones the time that they deserve and that too at right time.

After 21 years of marriage, my wife wanted me to take another woman out to dinner and a movie. She said I love you but I know this other woman loves you and would love to spend some time with you.

The other woman that my wife wanted me to visit was my MOTHER, who has been a widow for 19 years, but the demands of my work and my three children had made it possible to visit her only occasionally.

That night I called to invite her to go out for dinner and a movie.

‘What’s wrong, are you well,’ she asked? My mother is the type of woman who suspects that a late night call or a surprise invitation is a sign of bad news.

‘I thought that it would be pleasant to be with you,’ I responded. ‘Just the two of us.’

She thought about it for a moment, and then said, ‘I would like that very much.’

That Friday after work, as I drove over to pick her up I was a bit nervous.

When I arrived at her house, I noticed that she, too, seemed to be nervous about our date. She waited in the door with her coat on. She had curled her hair and was wearing the dress that she had worn to celebrate her last wedding anniversary.

She smiled from a face that was as radiant as an angel’s.

‘I told my friends that I was going to go out with my son, and they were impressed, ‘she said, as she got into the car.. ‘They can’t wait to hear about our meeting’. We went to a restaurant that, although not elegant, was very nice and cozy. My mother took my arm as if she were the First Lady.

After we sat down, I had to read the menu. Large print. Half way through the entries, I lifted my eyes and saw Mom sitting there staring at me. A nostalgic smile was on her lips.

‘It was I who used to have to read the menu when you were small,’ she said. ‘Then it’s time that you relax and let me return the favor,’ I responded.

During the dinner, we had an agreeable conversation – nothing extraordinary, but catching up on recent events of each other’s life..

We talked so much that we missed the movie.

As we arrived at her house later, she said, ‘I’ll go out with you again, but only if you let me invite you.’ I agreed.

‘How was your dinner date?’ asked my wife when I got home. ‘Very nice.

Much more so than I could have imagined,’ I answered.

A few days later, my mother died of a massive heart attack. It happened so suddenly that I didn’t have time to do anything for her.
Some time later, I received an envelope with a copy of a restaurant receipt from the same place mother and I had dined.

An attached note said:
‘I paid this bill in advance. I wasn’t sure that I could be there; but nevertheless, I paid for two plates – one for you and the other for your wife.. You will never know what that night meant for me. I love you, son.’

At that moment, I understood the importance of saying in time: ‘I LOVE YOU!’ and to give our loved ones the time that they deserve. Nothing in life is more important than God and your family. Give them the time they deserve, because these things cannot be put off till ‘some other time.’

Things are to be used and people are to be loved

While a man was polishing his new car, his 4 yr old son picked stone & scratched lines on the side of the car.

In anger, the man took the child’s hand & hit it many times, not realizing he was using a wrench.

At the hospital, the child lost all his fingers due to multiple fractures. When the child saw his father….
with painful eyes he asked ‘Dad when will my fingers grow back?’

Man was so hurt and speechless. He went back to car and kicked it a lot of times.
Devastated by his own actions…… sitting in front of that car he looked at the scratches, child had written ‘LOVE YOU DAD’.
The next day that man committed suicide. . .

Anger and Love have no limits, Choose the later to have a beautiful & lovely life….

Things are to be used and people are to be loved,
But the problem in todays world is that,People are used and things are loved

Carry on flirting

Ack :- Nisha Samson

The reason why I smile all the time and be happy is because i carry on flirting :)


YOU
look in his direction and lower your eyes just as he catches your gaze. You then give him a shy smile. He in turn looks at you and runs his fingers through his hair, giving you a slight smile.

This is flirting at its subtle best. Light-hearted flirting is not only good for your ego but also good for your health!

It is important to remember that flirting may not be as open or as accepted in India as compared to the western countries.

Flirt Away

Flirting good for your health you wonder? Yes it is.

Psychologist and relationship counsellor Dr. Tushar Guha says, “Remember flirting cannot be generalised. Traditional and conservative people will never consider flirting. Having said that, there are quite a lot of open-minded, modern men and women who do resort to flirting.”

You need to know what kind of flirting you want to resort to and what the purpose of your flirting is. After all, you don’t want it to end at the end of the night, do you?

When you are flirting for fun you need to send out the right signals and let the other person know through your actions that you are just flirting for fun.

For example, you are at a fast-food joint and manage to make eye contact with a guy. You just make eye contact all through your respective meals and leave it at that. You leave once you are done, taking it no further. This is a form of very subtle light-hearted flirting. This is flirting for fun.

Light-hearted flirting is an effective ice-breaker between two people. In fact, some couples began their relationship with light-hearted flirting.
Send the Right Signals

So you want to start flirting; begin with the right body language.

For example, picture a man on the opposite table at a coffee house throwing a few appreciative glances in your direction. Your body just tightens up and you do not even smile when he looks at you (even though you may want to). The man may think that you are not interested and will not push it.

However, if you throw him a few appreciative glances in return and give him a slight smile, he may even come and talk to you.

Here are a body signals that convey more than words:

The eyes say it all

Dr. Guha says, “Eye flirting or eye contact is one of the most common ways of flirting.”

You can look at him and meet his gaze. Hold that look for about 30 seconds and then go back to what you are doing. Wait for another 30 seconds and give him another look with a small smile.

In all probability he will smile back and who knows where it will go from there.

It is important to remember that only you can and should decide how far you want the flirting to go.

Face off

Like your eyes, your face too conveys more messages than you know. A sweet, small smile, a tilt of the head, or even running your fingers gently at the edge of your hair are all signs of interest.

And your body says…

Your body language includes hand gestures and the signals that your body gives out.

If your gestures are inviting (like you may place your hand on his if you two get talking) and your body is relaxed when meeting his gaze, he will know that you are interested and comfortable flirting with him.

Also when looking at him and your body is at ease with flirting with him, he will know that you are at ease and will reciprocate your flirtatious behaviour too.

Touchy, touchy

So now that he is at your table and you are talking to him, you could inadvertently lay your hand gently over his in course of conversation.

You could also gently tap his forearm when you are laughing.

The important thing to remember here is that you need to know how to touch and where to touch him.

Remember, do this only if you are comfortable. If you are not the touchy kind of person, please do not resort to touching.

Who are you flirting with?

Who you flirt with is another very important aspect to the flirting game. Sometimes, in all haste you may end up flirting with the wrong person.

A good idea would be to observe the person you intend to flirt with very subtly. And while you may not be able to establish his character through the course of your observation, you can confer his mannerisms like the way he is talking to his friends, or the way he talks on his phone and the way he deals with people around him.

Before you flirt with anyone, you must be prepared that he could be taken aback by what he could confer as bold behaviour on your part.

All said and done, Indian women are still considered to be conservative and traditional, so if you get a surprised or cold response from a man, do not lose heart.

Look for someone who is a lot more laid-back and will view flirting just the way it should be viewed… as simple harmless fun.

Floor him!

Now that you know all there is to know about flirting, go ahead and floor the man. Just make sure that you do only what you are comfortable doing.

Flirting with your partner is good even when you are in a steady relationship or marriage. This will help you rediscover the spark in your relationship and marriage.

It will knock your partner off his feet…just the way he wants.

So flirting with your partner is okay, but if you are married or in a steady relationship, flirting with another person is not a good idea.

Even light-hearted flirting with another person, if you are married or in a steady relationship, just could lead onto something more serious.

India calling

Remember that flirting is looked down upon in our country. But, as mentioned above if the person, place and environment permits it, go ahead and flirt.

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August Rush(2007) – Music – All you have to do… is listen

Music, a word a line a paragraph unwritten on paper, written directly to hearts is called sound of life. This movie draws you to start loving music and feel the opera of music all around you.

Music is a new world where in heart too beats as per the chords or musical instruments. Truly a damn good movie to be watched and to learn the life of music.

August Rush

Plot Summary
This is a story of a music prodigy. Lyla is a renowned and beautiful cellist and Louis is a bass player in club. Lyla and Louis falls in love once they meet each other following the music. Since they have different life, they have to separate without seeing each other once again. However, Lyla has had their baby-Evan, a prodigy born to music. Lyla has an accident and bears the baby but Lyla’s father gives the baby to an orphanage but does not tell her this in case of affecting her career. After that, both Louis and Lyla give up the music career. Eleven years later, the poor little Evan believes that their parents are waiting for him and goes to New York to find his parents. In New York, his music gift leads him to success but also gives him some trouble. A monger uses Evan to make money and prevents him from success. He escapes and runs into a church and people there are surprised by his gift and send him to the best music school, Juilliard. In the Juilliard school, he receive the normal education but his genius makes him brilliant and created his composition–August Rhapsody in C major. At the same time, Lyla and Louis both begin to play music again and Louis has been in New York. Because of his perfect performance, Evan is granted an opportunity to play his music in the central park in front of thousands of people. There are totally three composers and he is feathered last, in fact, his mother is the second one. As Evan is directing the orchestra to play his rhapsody, Lyla and Louis come to the concert following the music again. The family get together finally!

Memorable Quotes
Wizard: You know what music is? God’s little reminder that there’s something else besides us in this universe, a harmonic connection between all living beings, every where, even the stars.

August Rush :The music is all around you, all you have to do is listen.

Louis Connelly: [Louis explaining not giving up music to August] You never quit on your music. No matter what happens. Cuz anytime something bad happens to you, that’s the one place you can escape to and just let it go. I learned it the hard way. And anyway, look at me. Nothing bad’s gonna happen. You gotta have a little faith.

August Rush: [opening voice-over] Listen. Can you hear it? The music. I can hear it everywhere. In the wind… in the air… in the light. It’s all around us. All you have to do is open yourself up. All you have to do… is listen.

Quit Playing Games with my Heart(Lyrics n Video) – Backstreet Boys

Never be a diplomat with your love! Quit Playing games with beloved heart as heartbeats are not at all prone to games

Lyrics
Baby, oh

Even in my heart I see
You’re not bein’ true to me
Deep within my soul I feel
Nothing’s like it used to be

Sometimes I wish I could turn back time
Impossible as it may seem
But I wish I could so bad, baby
Quit playin’ games with my heart

Chorus:
Quit playin’ games with my heart
Before you tear us apart (my heart)
Quit playin’ games with my heart
I should’ve known from the start
You know you got to stop (from my heart)
You’re tearing us apart (my heart)
Quit playin’ games with my heart

I live my life the way
To keep you comin’ back to me
Everything I do is for you
So what is it that you can’t see

Sometimes I wish I could turn back time
Impossible as it may seem
But I wish I could so bad, baby
You better quit playin’ games with my heart

Chorus:
Quit playin’ games with my heart
Before you tear us apart (my heart)
Quit playin’ games with my heart
I should’ve known from the start
You know you got to stop (from my heart)
You’re tearing us apart (my heart)
Quit playin’ games

Bridge:
Baby, baby the love that we had was so strong
Don’t leave me hangin’ here forever
Oh baby, baby this is not right, let’s stop this tonight

Baby, (oh) quit playin’ games
na,na,na,na,na,na,na,na
na,na,na,na,na,na, baby
na,na,na,na,na,na

Sometimes I wish I could
Turn back time, impossible as it may seem
But I wish I could so bad, baby
Quit playin’ games with my heart

Chorus:
Quit playin’ games with my heart
Before you tear us apart (my heart)
Quit playin’ games with my heart
I should’ve known from the start
You know you got to stop (from my heart)
You’re tearing us apart (my heart)
Quit playin’ games with my heart

Quit playin’ games with my heart
na,na,na,na,na,na,na,na
na,na,na,na,na,na, baby
na,na,na,na,na,na

Quit playin’ games with my heart
na,na,na,na,na,na,na,na (my heart)
na,na,na,na,na,na, baby (my heart)

With my heart

As long as u LOVE me(Lyrics n Video) – Back Street Boys

As Long as she loves me, I hate to see anything else about her !! As her love for me is my world and i am least worried about things outside world

Lyrics
Although loneliness has always been a friend of mine
I’m leaving my life in your hands
People say I’m crazy and that I am blind
Risking it all in a glance
How you got me blind is still a mystery
I can’t get you out of my head
Don’t care what is written in you history
As long as you’re here with me

I don’t care who you are
Where you’re from
What you did
As long as you love me
Who you are
Where you’re from
Don’t care what you did
As long as you love me

Every little thing
That you have said and done
Feels like it’s deep within me
Doesn’t really matter
If you’re on the run
It seems like we’re meant to be

I’ve tried to hide it so that no one knows
But I guess it shows
When you look in to my eyes
What you did and where you’re comin from
I don’t care, as long as you love me, baby.