It starts off with something simple. The soft soothing breeze of Spring. The gentle touch of a hand on your arm. The sweet kiss on the neck (see above). The loving deep long look when your eyes meet. Or perhaps the quiet voice that calms your soul…
I know what you’re thinking. No, this isn’t a scene from the New Yorkie Times Best Seller: FIFTY WAYS OF PLAY. And no, I don’t write Romance Novels – for obvious reasons. Although maybe I’ll start – I may need a cold shower after that introduction.
Yes, it’s that time of the year again. The holiest day of the year. The day for best friends, young lovers, longtime partners, newlyweds, husbands and wives. You get the idea. Sure, it cost a bundle. Dinners are twice the price (and not so nice), flowers cost double (but may stave off trouble) what they normally are, and greeting card companies have hearts (or perhaps dollar signs) in their eyes. And yes, you may go temporarily diabetic from the chocolates (nothing like a good sugar rush, right?). But really, isn’t he or she worth it? That was a trick question, of course they are. At least one day a year, anyway.
Frankly, if it were popularly known that the Christian Saint Valentinus (for whom Valentine’s Day is named for) was executed in a Roman prison, it would probably kill the mood, if you know what I’m saying. But don’t let that weigh heavy on your mind.
As some of you may know, I always try to end my blogs with some free therapy advice. I mean really, it’s pretty much a bargain and you don’t have to worry about your insurance reimbursing you. So hear it is: Treat every day like it’s Valentine’s Day! You don’t have to buy flowers every day. But do it often – just because. Cards are nice and in your life may add some spice. Yes, I like rhymes. Is that wrong of me? Tell your special Valentine you love them – every day if you can. That NEVER gets old. Don’t wait for one day (even if it is the holiest day) of the year to express yourself. Why, you ask? Life is fragile. Time can be short. Sometimes we don’t get second chances to make our feelings known.
Here’s your homework: try to make every day your Valentine’s Day. You’ll thank me. But more importantly, those you love will thank you… And hopefully often!