Monday, February 14, 2011
Happy Valentine's Day - And A Little Reminder...
Happy Valentine's Day to all my Shopaholic friends and family!
Most of us put a lot of importance on Valentine's Day; just as Hallmark, Godiva, FTD and Tiffany would like! As you already know, I'm 40 years young and have been married for 16 years. Today I'd like to share two reminders about February 14.
1) If your spouse, loved one or significant other isn't as "into" Valentine's Day as you would like, it doesn't mean that he or she isn't "into" you. Some people just don't get it - despite hints, crying fits, threats, etc. It does not mean they care for you any less. Frankly, I want the DH to bring me flowers when he wants to - not when the date on the calendar says "he should". In a good, healthy relationship you should feel confident about someone's feelings all the time - not just on Valentine's Day.
2) Please take a moment today to think of those around you without anyone "special" in their lives. It could be a widowed co-worker, an aunt who never married or your BFF who doesn't currently have a boyfriend or girlfriend. Valentine's Day has a way of making people that are not in a relationship feel really bad about themselves, and quite frankly, more than a little sad. Reach out to someone today - it will make a world of difference to them.
All this being said, I hope you have a wonderful day! I hope it's filled with candy, flowers, a lovely dinner at your favorite restaurant and perhaps a beautifully wrapped box with the gift of your dreams!
Happy Valentine's Day!