Happy Valentine’s Day!
I’d like to start off by saying that I actually love Valentine’s Day. The concept of it is wonderful – A day dedicated to showing your love and affection to the important people in your life.
Although it’s also a great time to buy overpriced chocolates, flowers and an excuse to go out for a crowded dinner, I still love this holiday.
So V, what’s with the title of this post?
I feel we rely on days like this as a repentance of our misses and wrong doings over the year. “I’ve been a jerk all year – I’d better buy some flowers” OMG – Really!!
I think that if you really love someone, you should know when they need a little something extra at any time of the year. Those are the moments that you should be doing something special for them. We are all busy in this hectic life, but we rely on days like Valentines day to make things better. I say boo to that. I’m not saying to cancel Valentine’s day. I’m saying the absolutely the opposite. Having the day in our calendars is good to put us back on course, but we should celebrate love, friendship and companionship when it is needed most. Like when they’ve had a bad day, or when they are sick, or better yet, when there is no reason at all, except to say that this person means a lot to you. In this self-centered world we live in, with selfies and social media being all about you, it’s important to step out of that every once in a while and do something that truly shows you care.
So I challenge everyone to celebrate Valentine’s day in a big way, but celebrate the other days in an even bigger day. Maybe by going out for dinner or bringing home flowers – just because. Or even more importantly, doing things that require no money at all, like leaving a note to say you love them or making a handmade card or craft or sending a random, out of the blue text message saying just how much they mean to you. There are so many ways to show how much you care and respect them. The amount you spend is not important, but do it often.
So yes, I did buy G some chocolates and gifts with a funny romantic card and I bought the kids some chocolates and treats this year, not only because it was Valentine’s day, but because I probably would have done it anyways. And heck, the heart shaped boxes are really cute this time of year. And I will continue to do these things, regardless of the day.
Stay safe, Love hard – Make the days count.