I know Valentine’s Day isn’t a favorite holiday for some BUT!! We all love to feel appreciated, and we all love to be told “Thank you”, don’t we? That’s what you are saying when you take the time to do something special for the one you love. So, no matter how you may feel about the holiday, make it a point to go out of your way to do something special for them just because you love them, and you want to show your appreciation for all they do everyday for you and your family.
For most people, it doesn’t take a lot of money to show someone that you care, it just takes a little imagination. It can be as simple as a quiet moment together where you make a declaration of your love or a promise to be more mindful of them, a card with a heart felt message, a romantic candle lite dinner at home (you get to skip all the crowds, the waiting and the expense). If you can’t cook, get take out and dress it up at home. You know, set the table with plates, wine glasses, folded napkins, silverware, some candles and turn on some soft music, that’s it!! You can get all of that from a “Dollar store” if you don’t have it already!! Get your flowers from the grocery store, they are much cheaper and you don’t have to worry about delivery on Sunday.
My husband buys me flowers because he knows that’s what I like, and I usually cook him a special dinner because I know that’s what he likes. I don’t always expect anything and I know he’s not crazy about how expensive things get around these special calendar days, but he does it for me not for himself. My point is that you know your spouse, your girl or your guy, and if you sit down and give it just a little thought, I’m sure you’ll come up with something just right for them, something that they will appreciate. You still have time! Valentine’s Day is Sunday.
Now, if you didn’t know already, they will be asked, “What did you get for Valentine’s Day” or “What did you do for Valentine’s Day”? Make it your goal to give them a wonderful response to that question come Monday.
Love is not selfish, it is always giving, protecting, thoughtful, considerate, patient, kind……
1 Corinthians 13:4-8 “Love never fails”
Happy Valentines to all of you, and thank you