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Monday, 13 February 2012

Sonia Cullington say's "Love your Life!"

On your marks, get set…It’s “LOVE” this month… Whether the love lasts a week, a month, a year, or beyond, love is the most desired commodity in society today, which is why there is so much said about the subject, so here is my contribution to the subject…which is close to my heart or as others say the ‘key’ to their heart.


Firstly, I am addicted to motivational words and phrases, some have stopped me dead in my tracks and had me pondering about their context for hours, they pack so much WOW –WordsOf Wisdom in a few (sometimes crazy) words… I get energy from words. I glance at them, read them, repeat them and they charm and channel my thoughts in a positive way. It’s also a great way to keep you motivated with your fitness.  
We create our lives with our thoughts and feelings. Love is good for your confidence, wellbeing and even your health. Love is essential for Life… whether it’s through our relationships with family, friends, work, partners, fitness, lovers etc, it is a fundamental feature of our existence. The feeling of love makes us feel happier, more relaxed, sensual and, dare I say … sexier. Let’s face it, a bit of loving with body confidence does us all the world of good and what better way to give ourselves a boost than with a bit of subtle loving.

‘If you want to be loved, be lovable’
Ovid
February 14th is Valentines’s Day, I Looooove this day…Love is all around… Rose petals may be scattered in our bath-tubs or on our beds, anonymous cards may be left through our letter boxes, or maybe strange missives may pop up in our inbox’s? But whatever we receive or give, I am a true believer that wishes can come true.  At this precise moment writing this article, I have the dvd on called “Love Actually” it explores the ups and downs of relationships, between boyfriends and girlfriends, husband and wives, fathers and sons and employer and manager. The jist of the movie is – “because if you look hard enough you will find love actually IS around…”


WOW Fun Fact - according to folk law if a girl watch’s a bird on Valentine’s Day it predicts her future husband. E.g, a Sparrow tells she will meet a poor man. If she sees an Owl, she will remain single. A Bluebird predicts she will find a happy man. A Blackbird tells her he will be a priest or a clergyman. If you see a Goldfinch you will marry a millionaire. Should the bird be a Robin, you will marry a policeman.

A flock of doves is the luckiest of all for you will have a happy and peaceful marriage. Other superstitions say, if an apple is cut in half and the number of seeds inside the fruit are counted, it will indicate how many children you would have. (Hmmm, ladies, well we are known as ‘birds’ to the male species hahahaha…the birds I always take note of are Magpie’s, 1 for sorrow, 2 for joy, 3 for a girl, 4 for a boy etc etc if I see one I salute it 3 times, fellow drivers must think I am totally mad…I actually do this every day)

If you are lucky enough to be awoken by a kiss on Valentine’s Day, this is considered to be lucky.  (Well if I don’t get a kiss in the morning at least by text, email etc I will be most upset! Ha!)

In the middle ages, young men and women drew names from a bowl to see who their valentines would be. They would wear these names on their sleeves for a full week. To wear your heart on your sleeve now means it’s easy for others to know how you are feeling.


WOW even Funnier Fact - On February 14th, the first man’s name you read in the paper or hear on TV or radio will be the name of the man you will marry. To see a squirrel on Valentine Day, you will marry a tightwad who will take all your money from you......
 
"L
ove is a canvas furnished by nature and embroidered by imagination." Voltaire

I wish you all a “Happy Valentine’s Day” and may all your dreams come true…


February 29 is a date that usually occurs every four years, and is called leap day. This day is added to the calendar in leap years as a corrective measure, because the earth does not orbit around the sun in precisely 365 days.
Women can propose to men (WOW, a Hand & Some guy may be Lucky, Lucky, Lucky!)
According to an old Irish legend, or possibly history, St Bridget struck a deal with St Patrick to allow women to propose to men – and not just the other way around – every 4 years. This is believed to have been introduced to balance the traditional roles of men and women in a similar way to how Leap Day balances the calendar.
In some places, Leap Day has been known as “Bachelors’ Day” for the same reason. A man was expected to pay a penalty, such as a gown or money, if he refused a marriage proposal from a woman on Leap Day. During the middle ages there were laws governing this tradition.
WOW Fun Fact -In many European countries, especially in the upper classes of society, tradition dictates that any man who refuses a woman's proposal on February 29 has to buy her 12 pairs of gloves. The intention is that the woman can wear the gloves to hide the embarrassment of not having an engagement ring.
I truly believe, whatever you want more of, you have to give away. If you desire love, you have to love others; if it's more money, then give some away. Same with patience: if you want more of it, give someone your time. If you want to be fitter, FIT Fitness IN! This sets up a vibration of positive energy in the direction of where YOU want to go! YOU are responsible for what shows up in your life, including relationships. Everything YOU experience in a partnership (work, love, health etc) is to teach YOU something. Tune in to how YOU relate to others and vice versa - this really will tell YOU a great deal... It is through your relationships with others and the outside world that you get to find out who YOU are, what YOU want and what's important to YOU!


  Enjoy the rest of February, I would love to hear your comments on Love.
Sonia Cullington / Founder WOW Fitness



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