It’s our favorite time of the year here at Kelleher International. Valentine’s Day! The holiday of love and affection, that has been celebrated for centuries. People exchange gifts, cards, and flowers to show their love for one another, and go above and beyond to wow their partners. What’s more romantic than that? “It gets pretty exciting around here”, says Jill Kelleher, founder of Kelleher International matchmaking services. “Every year there’s usually at least one marraige proposal with one of our clients on Valentine’s Day.”
“Nobody has ever measured, not even poets, how much the heart can hold.”~ Zelda Fitzgerald
Love, in all its forms, has been a topic of discussion and fascination throughout history. From the ancient Greeks to the poets of the Renaissance, people have been captivated by the power of love. But what exactly is love? Is it a feeling, an action, a combination of both? Is it a force that can conquer all, or is it just a fleeting emotion that fades with time?
Love, like the holiday that celebrates it, is many things to many people.
For some, it is a deep and abiding affection that lasts a lifetime. For others, it is a passionate, all-consuming fire that burns bright but quickly burns out. Love can be a source of immense happiness, but it can also bring pain and heartache. But despite its complexities, love is a force that drives us forward. It gives us the courage to face our fears, the strength to endure hardships, and the comfort to weather life’s storms. Love is what makes life worth living. It is the light that shines in the darkness and the hope that keeps us going when all seems lost.
On this day, we celebrate the power of love, in all its forms. We celebrate the love between partners, the love between friends, and the love between family members. We celebrate the love that brings us together and the love that gives us strength.
Valentine’s Day has become a day mostly for couples, a time for chocolates and flowers and romantic dinners. However, the holiday has not always been a celebration of love. In the days of the Roman Empire, it was a pagan festival of fertility and renewal. The Christian church later adopted the holiday as a celebration of Saint Valentine, a martyr who was executed for secretly marrying couples in defiance of the emperor’s ban on marriage.
For those who are single on Valentine’s Day, it can be a difficult time. And if you are single this year, let us help you find your future Valentine. It’s what we do! But there are ways to celebrate even if you aren’t in a relationship. Love comes in many forms, and a romantic relationship is just one of them. The love we have for our friends and family, the love we have for ourselves, and the love we have for the world around us are just as important.
“To be perfectly honest, it’s sort of Valentine’s Day around here every day of the year. We love transforming lives through purposeful connection and love”, says Amber Kelleher-Andrews, CEO of Kelleher International. “There’s no better job, it’s just so gratifying.”
Valentine’s Day is a reminder that love is a powerful and transformative force, but it is also a time for reflection.
It’s the perfect time to think about the love we have in our lives and to appreciate the people who bring joy and happiness to our lives. It has the power to heal wounds, to bring us closer together, and to help us grow and change. Love is not just a feeling, it is a choice. It is a decision we make to open our hearts and let someone in.
So, to all you lovers out there, Happy Valentine’s Day from Kelleher International!