So it’s a Hallmark Holiday. No kidding. The commercialization of love, romance and all that stuff. Makes you feel like you have to do something, or someone else will think you not worthy. Special lunches, dinners, flowers, candy…the list goes on and on. You certainly don’t feel like doing it, right? Who would?
Although the other person on the receiving end of those cards, gifts or dinner, might just feel differently and you might want to keep that in mind as well. Give and get back many times over. Remember that, it might make it easier.
Then again, suppose you were already were doing those things. Suppose Valentine’s Day was not the only day of the year you chose to do something special for someone else. Suppose those types of thoughts and actions were habits, or at least part of your schedule every week, or every month. Just suppose.
Then maybe it’s not a chore, or a last minute hustle, hurdle or hassle. Maybe you’re not almost forgetting to do it because the date crept up on you, the thought of what the day really means escapes you, or worse, it’s so far out of your realm of thinking, emotions, or feelings it just makes you regretful every year.
Valentine’s Day doesn’t have to be like that and for you, maybe it’s not. I’ve seen it posted all over the place today, every social media and mass media site you can think of. Share the love. Appreciation for who is in your life. Gratitude for those special people. Nice that there is a day to focus on that… but wouldn’t it be cool if it wasn’t just one day? Maybe, every day?
It literally takes a few seconds a day to tell the people in your life you love them. And it takes just a few minutes a day to think of why you are grateful for them and what they do to enrich your life. It’s never perfect, it’s not supposed to be. But if you turn your attention to those things every day… a few seconds, a few minutes, it’s amazing what can happen. Suddenly it’s no longer a once-a-year chore, it’s part of the fabric of your life. And every thread of that fabric makes a difference. It’s not that hard.
A little love every day goes a long, long way.
Think not? Here’s the inside of the card pictured above: “Daddy, happy valentine’s day! You are so amazing and make me smile every day. You spoil me so much and I’m so thankful that you are my dad. I love you. From your Valentine, Emily”
Until next time, thanks for taking the time.