"Where there is love there is life." - Mahatma Gandhi
After reviewing a basic history of Valentine's Day, and pondering the above quote, I have a great life. I've spent the past 15 years experiencing life with the one I love. I've spent the past 7 years growing that love with the children we've been blessed with. I believe I'm very fortunate and try to remember that both during the fun loving times, and the tough ones during bedtimes, etc.
While the commercial side to Valentine's Day (Christmas, St. Patrick's, Groundhog, etc.) are always fun, let us try to remember the every day stuff. I've wandered the eStreets of other blogs and sites that all point to significant other's wanting more than that one special day. Let this day be one of a quick highlight, or summary of a lifetime of appreciation. My grandparents exemplified this in their marriage of 70 years, in that they lived every day like it was Valentine's Day. That's what I'm needing to replicate in my own life.
So load up the cards, chocolate, flowers, and dinner reservations.Then spend the next 364 making your wife (or hubby) feel like their special, loved, appreciated, needed, and so on. It'll make next year's Valentine's Day and actual holiday to celebrate, not make up for a year of "I'll get to it."
Happy Valentine's Day.