I’m not a big fan of Valentine’s Day. I think it was created to sell greeting cards, like a few other holidays that we celebrate…..
I think celebrating love and relationships/friendship is GREAT, but do we really need a separate day for this? Shouldn’t it be something you do everyday? Do we really want to make single people feel like they are almost not worthy because they ARE single? That they must be in a relationship to be happy? Ya know, its all about couples.....
I know, just speaking of my marriage, had we put love first and celebrated it more often, things might have been different. Maybe not, but that was really my one complaint in my marriage. I didn’t feel like he was into me, like I meant anything to him, he didn’t make me feel like I was an important part of his life.
It is from this lesson that I have grown though. I try to make sure that I tell people “I value you. It means a lot having you in my life.” People aren’t mind readers (okay some give the illusion of mind reading) so you have to tell them and not just tell them but show them! I have said it before and I will surely say it again, Actions Speak Louder than WORDS! Words are great because it just gives confirmation of the actions but actions, baby, actions are the key. Anybody can give lip service, but not everyone can actually do the action. Walk the walk AND talk the talk. Not one or the other but both!
So I just give this advice to anyone reading, celebrate your relationships and friendships everyday. Make those people in your life, no matter how big or a small a role they play, know you value them. Use your actions AND words.
Happy Valentine’s Day, all.