The Art Of Saying, "I Love You" From A to Z on Valentine's Day

It's February and love is in the air! History points us to the immortal stories of St. Valentine. Social networking sites like the HubPages are in hot trail toward making people know how they plan to celebrate Valentine's Day with their love ones in many special ways.

How does one say "I Love You" on this special occasion? Maybe a good husband takes his wife on a romantic date somewhere alone by themselves. Or some loving parents celebrate it with their young kids at home or outside in a famous eatery. Romantic pairs may find themselves in  a secluded place to relive their love for each other. Friends may enjoy their friends' company partying- singing, dancing, eating, etc.

I'm offering here some practical ways to say "I Love You " from A to Z to your partner, whether you are blissfully wedded, or are  still on the process of courtship. They aren't just the fleeting  expressions  of love. They can't just be said or done in passing. They are done with art., orally, and through actions. If you can relate to each idea with success, everyday of your life will be a Valentine's Day, full of the meaning of love. Who can exactly define love, anyway? Surely it's people who experience joy and peace-  loving and being loved.

Let's start, guys! There's no chronological order here. Do only as necessary for the welfare of both.

A - Accept

When you love someone, isn't it that you love him for what he is? You find him for the first time to fit your dreams. His ways may not conform with the others, like your family and circle of friends, but still you accept all of him. You aren't bothered by their negativity towards him because you are love-struck, starry-eyed with a big heart to accommodate his potentials as well as his limitations.That's a good start, acceptance from the heart will lead you to the right perspective. And most importantly, the feeling is mutual and you're both happy. See? Acceptance is an art.

B- Believe

You believe that he is your man and you are meant for each other. Then be ready to make your relationship work. Give your best shot through thick and thin. You strongly believe in each other's capability  to make the other  happy. Always believe in what both of you can do for each other. Believing must be coupled with action. This artful way of saying that you love each other must not only be in the mind.

C- Concentrate

Target the areas of possible adjustments, never forgetting to be flexible.  Both must be aware of this. Concentrate on each other. Nobody must come between you except God the Father. Prevent distractions. You'll discover many pleasurable experiences while you make adjustments. One such discovery would likely be that  you begin to respect each other and appreciate each others efforts as you exchange notes about this and that to make your times together enjoyable and full of  "I Love You's".

D- Dream

Dreams are for free and without limits.  Dreams are meant to be good. Grab this opportunity but always be smart because not all dreams will come true. Allow space for having your feet on the ground so that when your high hopes and wishes  don't happen, they don't hurt you. Dream together, anyway. It's an art!

E- Evaluate

Evaluate your priorities for growth. You must know that you and your love one are two unique  people with different personalities.  Evaluate each other's character. Don't take it against him when somehow, sometime, you find peculiarities in him that you didn't know was there the first time you met. Your target is to make your relationship work despite these odds. Evaluation is a never-ending art when you are in love.

F- Flourish

The love between you, two, must be nurtured. It must flourish on the good  you gain. Never harp on the bad past, because there's no such, but what is there are the trials that you haggled with together that make you stronger. Let love shine and conquer all the challenges.

G- Grow

Yes, grow in love daily. Have a chart of this growth. Your focus is on a God-centered relationship. True love doesn't hurt, it doesn't count your backsteps, it uses these as steps of the ladder to your true happiness. Let God be a friend who is only a prayer away when things go wrong.

H- Heal

There can be no true love that doesn't experience pain. Be ready for this eventuality. When there comes pain in your relationship, be the first to find ways to treat it and fast. Don't let a day pass without properly addressing your problems. These problems are real, not just perceived and without bases and to ignore them is dangerous to your relationship. Healing is a slow process, so smart lovers avoid as much as possible the pains.

I- Innovate

Master the art of discovery of new avenues for growth. Don't be trusting in your gains. The longer you do, the faster they dissipate. You don't want to wake up one day that you have stagnated. Rediscover,  reinvent ways you feel have lost their magic on each other for the good of both. This art offers plenty of areas to make your partner feel he is important because he sees your untiring concern to make your relationship shine in many healthy ways.

J- Join

Whether he is happy or sad, feel with him, commiserate with him and ease his burden. His shoes are big enough to fit both your feet when the sailing is rocky, the journey tough and bumpy. Join him in his failure and success. Help him work out his burdens. There's no problem too big to solve when there are the two of you to face them. Isn't  this better than just saying, "I Love You"?

K- Know

Know the art of making love, not just on the carnal side of it. Most importantly, establish reciprocal love, one that admires, supports, respects and endures. Know the line between passion and lust. You will be on the right track for happiness, both body and soul.

L- Laugh

Never underestimate the value of laughter. It keeps the body and mind healthy. It inspires you to live with a happy disposition, one that will propel your relationship on a lighter way, not giving undue pressures to your loving heart. Laugh and the world laughs with you, cry and cry alone.

M- Motivate

Don't just stand and wait for your partner to do things for both of you. Motivate yourself to think, and work out what you think. Your efforts must combine because the strength of two is better than one. His contribution in the process must be viewed by its merits. The demerits  that you may find, as it is always a possibility, can be worked out later after careful analysis.

N- Nip

At the first sign of threats to your relationship, either caused by one or the other, or worse if by a third party,  nip  it  in the bud. And no trace of the ugly worm must spoil your toils. There's no reason for any of you to dwell on negatives. They have no place in a situation that is continually nurtured for growth. This is an art that comes naturally for two people trusting and  loving each other with unconditional love. I won't say try it, but guys, it's a challenge and you can do it.

O- Overcome

Obstacles don't just happen, they have their causes. There's no fire where there's no smoke, so they say. Overcome right away as early as possible any event that shows smoke and you'll be saved from a smoldering fire. Imagine this situation of a raging fire and you'll surely believe in the importance of overcoming problems in the relationship.

P- Pray

Pray, and pray you always must. But don't pray for miracles, they won't happen. A God-centered relationship will be safe from harm. Talk to God not only when you need help. Talk to Him to appraise Him of your good works for this relationship. Ask for guidance that He'll lead you to your dreams. Then dreams almost always happen. Good luck!

Q- Quench

We drink water to quench our thirst. Water is life. Love is life. When was the last time you felt you were thirsting for his love? Did you work it out to drink love's flowing water, or you just let it pass you by? Think about this point in your relationship, and think hard and fast. Your own longing must be making a toll in your relationship. Be true to yourself. Tell your partner you need the most important thing in  this relationship- you need love. And there's plenty of this when you claim for it honestly. Come on, don't be shy. You don't want to end up like a dry land, a desert of longings, do you?

R- Respect

There's love where there's respect, or whichever comes first. These two are inseparable. But respect doesn't manifest by itself,  it is to be worked out from the start. This art is simple- treat each other like a fragile vase where you plan to put all your life's investments. You can do this by handling this vase with great care- and with respect.

S- Secure

Secure all your investments in your relationship for the best interest of not just one, but for both.Be wise never to brag around that your good relationship is due to your own efforts. Like a treasure, both partners must guard against any who will attempt to take that treasure away from them.

T- Trust

Trust in the Lord that He'll always hold you up. Trust each other as well that nothing  wrong can happen because both of you are working hard to keep your relationship better and better each day. When evil thoughts do come, don't entertain. Your trust for each other will surely vanish the evil. God will always be at your side. Trust me!

U- Unplug

Anything in excess is sure to come your way. In love, passion may result to lust. A little  dishonesty may result to big lies. Negative sentiments may end up in undesired anger. And prolonged anger-  to destructive  depression. Unplug- before these negatives burn you out. Refrain from  issues that will threaten your relationships. Unplug to save you from the electrifying aftermath of negative thoughts or acts.

V- Vote

Cast your precious vote on every issue. Do it with care as there's only the two of you to decide and the issue will always have 2 sides- agree or disagree. Beware of employing a third party. I believe that when you arrive at the level of seeking help from outside, the issue must have come to a point of no control. Always, another party will only cause more trouble. The issue ends up muddled more than solved. It's only the 2 of you who have access to the demerits of an issue. Make intelligent decisions by yourselves.

W- Wait 

Time element is important. When you set your eyes on your dream partner, don't rush- wait. There are a lot of things to consider first before you exchange "I Do's". As you go along, there are volumes and volumes of events that require you to wait before you act on them. Wait for your turn, may be a good reminder when you find dissenting issues. There's art in just waiting for issues to calm down.

X- Xerox

When two people decide to be together, live together for life, they have forged an original relationship,  all their own, not a xerox copy of their parents', nor of any of their couple friends., no matter how good those relationships are. Any attempt to copy is unhealthy. It puts pressure on your relationship that you are building together. But you have a lifetime to xerox your good works for others to consider- to emulate. Keep those xerox of your life, because they are the best things that you had done.

Y- Yield

Imagine yourself motoring and you reach a bend in a busy road. You read this sign- Yield. The sign tells you to give way when you find a traffic jam that will hinder you to go on driving. If you ignore the sign and anything happens, who is to blame but you? In a relationship, there are such bends we must be alert of.  Don't insist when you come upon a bend,  yield. Yield because it 's safer than to  insist upon your will. The jam will open up and you can go your way anyway.  When one is angry, don't cross his path, you'll be jammed there.

Z- Zest

Always desire for an exciting quality of life together. Put more zest into everything you do. You must always be ready for action. Treat life like a wide playground for you to enjoy each other's company. Maintain good health, by eating  healthy. Put Christ in your life and be spiritually healthy.  Young partners can do this. I see them hold hands jumping with joy.  Old partners can do it, too. I see them hold hands with the gait of the young, madly in love, in their rocking chairs, as they savor their investments in life with zest, exchanging softly, "Happy Valentine's Day, my Dearest". Isn't that great ?

Look at me guys, I can still say, "Happy Valentine's, Dad!"- to the Boy I'd Loved Before- always! Happy Valentine's to all!

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drbj 5 years ago from south Florida

Very clever, Lita, thank you. Happy Valentine's Day to you, too!


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CMCastro 5 years ago from Baltimore,MD USA

You have done the best job at these ABC's to Love. Everyone should be practicing each one everyday. Great hub!


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De Greek 5 years ago from UK

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You are such a clever and sweet girl, Lita. Welldone with this intersting, loving but difficult project. FIVE STARS!!! :-)))


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bingskee 5 years ago from Quezon City, Philippines

very nice, lita. :-) as to acceptance, there are limitations, i believe. there are certain levels where a woman can accept her man. it is understandable that he has different views from one's family but it is not understandable to accept neglect or abuse.


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Lita C. Malicdem 5 years ago from Philippines Author

drbj,

Happy Valentine's Day everyday to you! I pray that my ABC's of love may find a place in your relationships with your love ones, too. Thanks for coming around again.


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Lita C. Malicdem 5 years ago from Philippines Author

CMCastro,

Howdy all there guys? I'm on vacation until end of February. It's very difficult to even moderate comments as I'm doing this on a borrowed laptop of my daughter. The broadband is too slow. And in a little while she'll be away to work with these gadgets. Oh my!

Thank you, CM! You can always give these ABC's of love a try. The pleasure of having something to do everyday to nurture your relationships with your husband, parents, kids, friends, and with everybody can be great!


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Lita C. Malicdem 5 years ago from Philippines Author

bingskee,

As I said, acceptance is an art and I see clearly your artful way of accepting your man- with care. Yes, your opinion about acceptance is a good rejoinder here. Thank you.


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Lita C. Malicdem 5 years ago from Philippines Author

De Greek,

Thank you for the award! You seem not to run out of sweet comments I always look forward to. Take care!


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110211 5 years ago from United Kingdom

Very wise words


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orlansison 5 years ago from Pangasinan Philippines

I tried to find the best a-z way of expressing my love yet find it hard (hirap kasing magmahal). By the way Mother Lita it was a very interesting hub I really like it. God bless mother (fr. orlan v. sison, of Aplaya Pangapisan North Lingayen, Pangasinan)


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Lita C. Malicdem 5 years ago from Philippines Author

110211,

Yes, my friend and comments like yours compel me to strive better. Thank you.


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henry1robertson 5 years ago from Los Angeles, CA 90013

Really nice post you cover all letter..


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Lita C. Malicdem 5 years ago from Philippines Author

orlansison,

What a small world! We're neighbors! I'm from Pangapisan Sur! Haha! Then try my A-Z ways, they might make you feel better about loving and being loved afterwards. Thank you. Let's keep each other posted!


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prasannastudies 5 years ago from USA

great hub page. voting up.


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Lita C. Malicdem 5 years ago from Philippines Author

prasannastudies,

Thanks for supporting my hubs. And welcome to HubPages!


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Lita C. Malicdem 5 years ago from Philippines Author

henry1robertson,

HP is a never-ending challenge. Here, it's my self-imposed duty to focus on articles that will benefit my readers in any way. Thank you for the appreciation.


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Money Glitch 5 years ago from Texas

Wow, great hub! I'm bookmarking it for future reference. Keep up the good work. :)


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Lita C. Malicdem 5 years ago from Philippines Author

I'm honoured about the bookmark! Thank you. You really inspire me to strive for the better.


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sunny24m 5 years ago

Hey this is such a lovely hub..It's really very touching


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daffodil2010 5 years ago

oh my god, this is awesome! thanks for sharing! :) clicking on you


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Lita C. Malicdem 5 years ago from Philippines Author

sunny24m,

Yes, it is indeed! May the magic of love penetrate the deepest core of our hearts and share it with art. Thank you.


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Lita C. Malicdem 5 years ago from Philippines Author

daffodil2010,

Oh, how sweet of you! I pray that love in its numerous wonderful ways surrounds you all your life. Love and Peace!


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Pollyannalana 5 years ago from US

Well I missed you in for Val. Day but you probably know my feelings are much like yours. Very good. Where would we be without love?


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Lita C. Malicdem 5 years ago from Philippines Author

Pollyannalana,

Without love, you couldn't probably be here, I'm sure of that! It's nice to know we have mutual feelings when it comes to the subject- love. Love and God Bless.


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daffodil2010 5 years ago

i will need it :)


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Lita C. Malicdem 5 years ago from Philippines Author

daffodil2010,

I'm glad you like my ideas here about love. Now I'll say this is for all seasons- not only for Valentine's Day. Love and Peace!


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mdlawyer 5 years ago

Lita, Marvelous! It is a workshop on love. VOTED UP! Rated AWESOME!!


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Lita C. Malicdem 5 years ago from Philippines Author

mdlawyer,

That's a wholesome comment, very encouraging, too. Thank you for voting and rating it up. Love and light!


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laine harrison 5 years ago

i really love this, i kept on reading it!


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Lita C. Malicdem 5 years ago from Philippines Author

laine harrison,

I'm humbled by your reaction. I played with words to come up with a work of art and I love it, too. Thank you.


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sunny24m 5 years ago

Wow! What a love dictionary this is! I think this will glad the all loving couples and encourage them to make their relationship more stronger.


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Lita C. Malicdem 5 years ago from Philippines Author

sunny24am,

Love dictionary, I love that! Yes, I wish every couple, either madly in love or falling out of love, will try to work out these tips in the name of love and be stronger in their relationship. Thank you and Good luck!


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Arian Rey 5 years ago from Pearl of the Orient Seas (PHILIPPINES)

What a broad understanding regarding LOVE. Thanks, Madam!!!


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Lita C. Malicdem 5 years ago from Philippines Author

Arian Rey,

When you have true love in your heart and want to share it, nothing is impossible. Thank you!


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sunny24m 5 years ago

But still it's not as easy as you have made it. Hats off to you mam..


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Lita C. Malicdem 5 years ago from Philippines Author

sunny,

Thank you! How wonderful of you to say that! I'm elated!


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mrpopo 5 years ago from Canada

Beautiful Hub on a beautiful subject. I loved it, well done Lita!


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Lita C. Malicdem 5 years ago from Philippines Author

mrpopo,

Thank you. That's a very encouraging comment from another fine writer here at HP. Let's keep in touch!


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epigramman 5 years ago

.....no one here at hubpages say I love you better than you and this is such an hubawesome display of your art and creativity .....I must post this on my Facebook page with a direct link back here so you can get more people hopefully to share in this most wonderful hub of yours - and so very lovely to see you again my friend - that really made my night to hear from you - please stay well and keep thinking those happy thoughts ....


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Lita C. Malicdem 5 years ago from Philippines Author

epi,

You're an angel! I'm flattered. Thank you. I'm trying to do my best to be around more often, but I'm having hard time posting in my new environment. If I'm here at home, I take time to say hello to all my valued friends like you. I'll be off again on Monday after my monthly check up. But this is for sure, I'll always be around. I love hubpages and everyone in here. Take care, my friend. God bless and keep you well,always!


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Jaspals 5 years ago from India / Australia

Really wonderful. You have added all colors and completed beautiful picture of Love. I loved it. Jaspal


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Lita C. Malicdem 5 years ago from Philippines Author

Jaspals,

Love never have to be ugly! And if your heart is full of love, you can do many things to manipulate it to good use tyo share with others. I just did! Thanks, Jaspals!


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Sun-Girl 5 years ago from Nigeria

Funny but very useful hub which is well shared.


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Lita C. Malicdem 5 years ago from Philippines Author

Sun-Girl,

Glad you find it entertaining. I'm giving you a blanket authority to share it, too, with others. Thank you!


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Lita C. Malicdem 5 years ago from Philippines Author

saleheensblog,

That's cute! Hope the waiting won't be for long. Thank you!


pastella13 5 years ago

You've put such a lot of thought and wisdom in to writing this hub. It's so very true too, and there's so much here to think about. Love is the greatest feeling. Thank you.


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Lita C. Malicdem 5 years ago from Philippines Author

pastella,

Love conquers all, from A to Z, the way I have conquered you, LOL! How sweet, pastella. Thank you for your kind thoughts about this article. Let love glow forever in your heart. God Bless!


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sunkentreasure 5 years ago

SECRETS OF LOVE By BERNARD LEVINE

Make your love one feel special everyday.

Do not allow your lives to become routine -

prepare lots of different activities to enjoy.

Never take your loved one for granted.

Keep your love forever precious,

sacred and beautiful.

What you put into your love

is what you will get out of your love.

Enrich your lives with prayer.

Always be your partners best friend.

© Bernard Levine


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Lita C. Malicdem 5 years ago from Philippines Author

sunkentreasure,

Nice of you to bring out to use Bernard Levine's inspiring quotes about love. Thank you for sharing this.


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hoteltravel 4 years ago from Thailand

Once more February is coming and the hub is all the more relevant. Your A-Z for Valentine Day holds good for any day of the year, if you want a healthy relationship. I believe, A for Accept is the best advice among the lot. Thanks for sharing!


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Lita C. Malicdem 4 years ago from Philippines Author

hoteltravel,

I, myself often refer to this hub, too, as my reminder when things go sour with those I love. Since Love Month is around the corner, I hope that its relevance will hold high. Thank you for your supportive comment.


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Funom Makama 3 4 years ago from Europe

this is simply remarkable and beyond words... a lovely and well crafted piece. will definitely save and share this... Nice work litacmalicdem..


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Lita C. Malicdem 4 years ago from Philippines Author

Funom Makama,

Bless your good heart to have found hubpages where you can share your wonderful thoughts about life. I read your works and they're just as amazing as you are as a commenter. Let love and sharing shine by your good works! Thank you!

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