I admit, about 30 years ago, I drank the Kool-Aid and got sucked into the commercialization of Valentine’s Day… buying gifts, going to dinner at fancy restaurants, and receiving overpriced flowers.
But a few years into my relationship with my now husband, we decided to be “anti-Valentine’s Day”. Note, he might have agreed to this so he can get off the hook for being romantic. But this was actually a welcomed relief for both of us. No longer did we feel pressured to HAVE TO do something on Valentine’s Day to “prove” our love to each other
Looking back, I realize that those materialistic gestures, though sweet and thoughtful, are not what truly matter in a relationship. What truly matters is the love and affection we show towards each other on a daily basis.
It’s the little things, like making coffee in the morning for the other person, leaving a slice of pie, texting a love note, asking how their day was, giving a hug, or even simply smiling, that hold much more value and significance. These small acts of love, when done consistently, create a deeper bond and make the love between partners stronger
So why limit celebrating love to just one day? Let’s make it a part of our daily routine. Your effort to show love and appreciation for your partner every day goes a lot further than doing one grand gesture one day a year.
Let’s create a lifetime of memories, filled with fondness and laughter, by showing love and affection every day, not just on February 14th. Happy Valentine’s Year!
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