I’m sure you have heard it said: that Valentine’s Day is silly, that you should show love all the time, not just on one day. This is absolutely true, but do we really? Do we show our love, by arriving with a flower, or a favourite box of cookies, or doing the dishes when it’s not our… uhm… turn, on regular “not Valentine’s Day” days?
So is it really so bad to have a time of the year that reminds us to show the love we should have been showing all along? And this isn’t just romantic love. It can be an extra hug for your child while whispering, “I’m proud of you.” It can be taking 30 minutes out of your day for yourself doing something you love – to show yourself you love you – reading a book, taking a walk, watching a favourite TV show. And yes, it can be romantic love as well, having a picnic just for two or snuggling on the couch talking about your day.
So yes, a rose on Valentine’s Day is not enough if you forget about love the rest of the year. But it is a decent start.