Valentine’s Day again! The day seems to come around so quickly.
It occurred to me that a day like Valentine’s Day seems so wonderful for some people but so full of torment and pressure for others. What if you are single or in a relationship that is not going so well? This is a day to point out how awkward you are feeling. You may also dread the conversations or comparisons around what everyone else did or what they received on the day. What if you are in a relationship and you or your partner is disappointed with your efforts to buy each other that special Valentine’s gift.
Have we stopped to think about what a day like this should mean or do we just go blindly along with it because it is the thing to do? Also why do we scramble to buy the dozen over- priced roses, when the day before or after or any other day is so much cheaper? Are we constantly worried about how we will be judged by others if we don’t conform?
So much to live up to!
So I have an idea that we practice in my home. Instead we should celebrate the people we love every day of the year or at least as often as we can remember. I like the idea of “I love my husband day” or “I love my wife day” or “I love my kids day” and so on. Why not make a habit of always saying and doing special things for your partner rather than spoiling them on one commercialized day. Why not plan to do something unique on another day. Make it “your day”- on a day when you feel like celebrating; on a day when you feel inspired (and available); on a day when you just feel like it rather than because you have to.
This is a really nice way to show how much you love someone because it will truly come from your heart. You may even be surprised as to how much more fun you will have. And the best part is that it will mean so much more. xxx