Happy Valentine’s Day, everyone. One of the most prevalent ‘Hallmark Holidays’ of the year has arrived and I have a few thoughts about this day that I’d like to share.
Love the One You’re With
Contrary to popular belief, the grass is NOT always greener. I think that this concept gets forgotten, when things get tough or when the romance starts to wane out of a long-term relationship. Remember that romance is not the real whoo hoo factor in a relationship. The real importance is the knowledge that you are loved, you are safe, and you are respected by the one you chose and who in turn chose you.
Flowers fade, chocolates get eaten and cards get recycled- TIME is forever
To sound very cliché for a moment, the gift of time is the best gift of all. Anyone can buy their partners gifts of chocolates, flowers, diamonds, etc. But how much time does such an exchange take? A few moments, or a half hour at most? Not everyone is thoughtful enough to plan a day with their partner; an entire day of time and new memories that will last forever. The gesture of gifts is nice- but consider the ‘time’ of the gift and understand – perhaps the gift is actually time itself.
Valentine’s Day is not just for couples
Valentine’s Day is often touted as a holiday for couples – and as such, single people get left behind. Not so. The day is a day of thanks and gratefulness to those you love; romantically and otherwise. So remember that you are blessed to have special people in your life, whom you love and who love you. Take the time to remind your family, friends, and people who you care about that today, and everyday, they are loved.
To everyone reading this; Happy Valentine’s Day. I hope you get the time you need and the reminders you deserve to know you are valued.