Russia is undertaking another wise step in revival its former values by establishing a new annual celebraiton – THE DAY OF LOVE, FAMILY AND FAITHFULNESS on 8 July. It sounds like a beautiful alternative to the famous Valentine`s Day to me. A celebration of a happy marriage filled with love and faithulness looks much more attractive than the one of the romantic “falling in love” (which mostly ends up unfortunate).
The idea of establishing the Day of Love on 8 July was born in Murom, a rich on traditions old Russian town where the Holy Spouses Prince Pyotr and Princess Fevronia has been celebrated since the Tsar times . The wife of the Russian President, Svetlana Medvedevahas now taken the patronage over the celebration. Upon her initiative, the symbol of the new annual Day of Love will be a daisy flower. The next year the celebration may get a status of an official Russian holiday.
I believe that a sound family is crucial for any society. Was it Lenin who said ” A family is a cell of society” ( I wonder if this phrase is known in the West)? It is quite obvious from what I see around that the people from broken homes have more difficulties with creating a happy family life themselves. Not only that – I see so many young and not any more that young people in Europe who are generally afraid of any long-time relationships (there is a special word for that in German “Bindungsangst”). I find it very sad. People are looking for love, but they are afraid of that! They want the warmth of a close relationship, but they don`t know how to give this love and how to enjoy it 😦 The single-life is being propagated as the coolest life style (!).
I believe that there are things that we “owe” to our country, to the society, to the Earth finally. If everyone will lead a carefree and unhappy single life – who will give birth to the new generation? Who will bring up the children? Who will sustain and bring forwards the human race? If we look at our lives – how much did we get from the outside world? I would say – much! I guess most of my readers have got a family, education and a good job. Why not give something back – something more than the discussions about how bad everything is…
I believe that a single happy family can give a lot to the society. A family is a great power if it is based on Mutual Love and Faithfulness, Philanthropy towards family and society, Empathy and Concern for the common good. People love to have happy friends, happy colleagues. A single happy couple in love radiates so much positive energy and joy! Imagine if we will have many?
I believe we will.