I Love You

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

Next week on February 14th, widely known as Valentine’s Day, is the busiest day of the year for the flower business. It seems that everyone suddenly remembers that there are people in our lives to whom we can express our love. What about the rest of the year?

Flowers grow year-round and candies come in forms other than heart-shaped red boxes. When I grew up in Riga, Latvia, we celebrated “Women’s Day” on March 8th. I remember being about 7 or 8 years young when I saved up 3 rubles, which was enough to buy my mom a chocolate bar (of my favorite brand of course) as an expression of my love.


Now that I’m a little bit older, I feel that every time I help someone get a new mortgage and save them a lot of money, or help someone move into their new home, is the greatest expression of my love to people with whom I rarely have the opportunity to be together with. I do not want to wait for the exact day on the calendar–I’m telling you today, “I LOVE YOU.”

My daughter, Tamar, who edits all my writing suggested to include“10 Things You Might Know About Love” article to this week’s newsletter.


In our culture, the word “love” is widely used. Brian Weiss wrote a very interesting book, “Only Love is Real”. This is actually a sequel to his first book, “Many Lives Many Masters”, which describes his encounters with reincarnation.

I am currently reading a book by Dr. Joe Vitale and Dr. Ihaleakala Hew Len titled “Zero Limits: The Hawaiian System for Wealth, Health, and More”. It describes an experience of Dr. Hew Len curing insane criminals by the process of cleansing and utilizing the words “Thank you, I am sorry, please forgive me, I love you”. In Hawaiian, this process is called “ho’oponopono”. One needs to read the book to realize the power of those four phrases. But just saying, “I love you”, to people you are surrounded by, can change the world.



I am back from Cuba and will give you a report next week. Meanwhile, I am giving my roses to you together with my love. Like people, all flowers are different. And like people, a little touch of love can create different feelings.


If you want to give someone a special gift or a nice flower arrangement, please call my friend Phil Wiseman from UPP. He is very creative and can satisfy any budget. He can be reached at (415) 817-1057. If your friends feel that they cannot afford his services, it means that they need to refinance their mortgage to free extra money to say, “I Love You” to someone very special. For a sample, please make sure to check out his specials here or visit his website for more information.

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Best Wishes,



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