The anticipated sales (according to IBIS World) for this Valentine’s Day are $18.6 billion dollars. That’s billion…for one day!
Don’t get me wrong, I love LOVE. Whether it’s a friend, a lover, a partner, a spouse, a family member–when two people reach the stage where a soul connection is made and you can tell each other you love him or her, is simply amazing! I believe this is one of the most special moments in life…when we can say those words freely to another!
And once you say I Love You once, it needs to be said and shown all 365 days, not just one ridiculous holiday. One exorbitant, overpriced gift or meal does not make up for being lackadaisical the rest of the year.
I don’t know about you but I love post-it note messages, good morning texts (even if residing in the same house), a small bouquet of wild flowers (made even better if hand picked from a field), walks, wine and conversation, hugs that seem endless, a good make out session, laughing together watching corny movies, cooking together, candlelight and cuddles, a call or text when one gets home, get togethers with friends, game nights, lazy Sundays, the other takes a turn making the coffee, a text right before a big meeting…the ideas are endless.
In my opinion, these are the things that show how much another means to you. Wish me Happy Valentine’s Day or better yet Happy Love Day by all means. Just know it is and always will be the simple gifts that mean more than any fancy piece of jewelry, more than a dozen overpriced roses and more than a steak and seafood meal.
Show me and share with me you heart, your soul, your joys, your sorrows, your excitement, your fears, your vulnerability, your rawness; your authentic self. That is love!
If you love someone, no matter what the relationship, tell them often: not only today but everyday!
Be Love. Live in Love. Give Much Love!
With An Abundance of Love,