Chocolate Valentines Day

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“No, I don’t think I will kiss you, although you need kissing, badly. That’s what’s wrong with you. You should be kissed and often, and by someone who knows how.” – Rhett Buttler, Gone with the Wind 

“Don’t forget I’m just a girl, standing in front of a boy, asking him to love her.” – Anna Scott, Notting Hill 

There are great many love story moments in movie history, and corny love lines in movies you watch when you are in high school and even in college. And then life settles in, and love becomes reality. Not quite the same as the movies. 

Though movies are pretty romantically wonderful, nothing has ever compared to the love I felt when my daughter said, with her little hand in mine, “I love you Daddy” … or seeing my father walk hand-in-hand with my 5-year-old son, oh so many years ago. 

It explains a lot to me, why my Dad would give flowers to all the women in his life on Valentine's Day, not just to my Mom. 

"Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage.” — Lao Tzu 

And then there is the most important love there is … 

"Your love is better than ice cream.” — Sarah McLachlan 

“The best way to mend a broken heart is time and girlfriends.” – Gwyneth Paltrow (I am pretty sure she meant chocolate and girlfriends) 

"All you need is chocolate!” misquoting the Beatles 

"You know you're in love when you can't fall asleep because the chocolate is finally better than your dreams.” — misquoting Dr Seuss 

"Life is the flower for which love is the chocolate. — misquoting Victor Hugo 

“Don’t forget I’m just a girl, standing in front of a boy, asking him to share his chocolate.” — misquoting Julia Roberts as Anna Scott 

Valentine's Day is not necessarily a day belonging to Hallmark, you can make it true to the heart, and full of chocolate! Give, share or keep - chocolate is always love.