February is the love month all because of Valentine’s Day. I know many are already anticipating the day, wondering what their loved ones will do for them. It is normal I guess, but a word of caution; do not count the chicks before they hatch lest you be disappointed.
Nonetheless, the love is already filled in the air and I would like to mention here that love should not always look at what it gets. Instead, it can also look at what it can give. Many times we ignore planning around what we can give, forgetting that there are those around us that are waiting for al little show of love.
Every Woman recently carried an article: Why women make a big deal out of Valentine’s Day which observed that women mostly make a big deal out of the day and all for selfish reasons. I agree. I am one of them who shall expect something, but how many of us have devised a plan to do something for those we love? Am sure the majority are silent and murmuring why it should be necessary for them to do anything at all. Well, after reading this article, you should plan out something.
A love treat does not have to be elaborate or showy. It does not have to be only to the so-called boo or bae. We have many loves in our lives and reaching out to them with an adorable text message, phone call, lollipop, simple lunch or even a freshly plucked garden flower speaks volumes than to sulk over being ignored when we get nothing. Again, complaining about that inexpensive gift brings about stress and frustrations instead of appreciating the value of the gift from the meaning of being remembered.
This coming Valentine’s Day, let’s do something for someone just to demonstrate love. We still have nine days to make someone happy. Think about that card that you can make or buy if you can afford. Think about those flowers, dinner, that gift, smile or hug to offer to those around you. It can go a mile in bringing warmth. Yes, even our parents and children, sisters and brothers want to be wished well on this day.
For the lovers, yes, it becomes a day to renew those emotions or simply remind each other about why we fell for each other. However, the day becomes futile in spite of that expensive gift if there is no connection to cement a relationship. Small thing we do to each other every day are what translate to the true meaning of Valentine’s Day rather than a one off thing that lasts just hours. What have you done to her/him lately to make him/her look forward to the day or the gift or give you one? In essence, love should be felt and given every day not when and as we feel. Once we commit to loving someone, it becomes a project to sustain it and it is all dependent of what we do or say to each other.
I wish you all lovers the best in this year’s Valentine’s Day. I dedicate this edition to love way ahead of the day so nobody had an excuse about not doing anything about it. Keep the love burning and it starts early in the year if it is to continue all the way to December.