I don’t know why we make a such a big deal out of Valentine’s.
Some of us act as if our relationship hinges on our partners ability to get the gift just right. And if they don’t then the entire evening is clouded in disappointment.
Some of us choose to go to another extreme and cop out by refusing to participate because we reason the holiday is just a huge conspiracy between Hallmark and florist shops everywhere.
Maybe it’s just something so much more simple. Maybe its just a once a year reminder of how we should be treating our partners EVERY DAY.
We do this with every holiday though don’t we?
We build up Christmas for weeks if not months before hand. Decorations, music, trees, lights, presents…when really, isn’t the celebration of Christmas just an opportunity to celebrate what God did for us? And that day isn’t just about that day. It should be just a reminder of how we should be celebrating God and his gift to us EVERY DAY.
We buy the biggest turkey we can find and load our tables up with the best comfort foods and go around the table and have everyone share one thing they are thankful for on Thanksgiving. Shouldn’t we be remembering everything that we have to be grateful for EVERY DAY? Thanksgiving isn’t the ONLY day we stop to remember what we’re thankful for and blessed with. Or is it? Boy, I’ve got to say, we’re missing out if it is.
And we are missing out in our marriages and relationships as well if we wait for Valentines to be THE DAY that we celebrate our love. We should be doing that EVERY DAY.
Consider Valentine’s a reminder. A catalyst for the rest of the year. An opportunity to, yes, specifically concentrate on your love and relationships for the day, but then…when the clock strikes 12 don’t go back to same old same old.
You know all those ideas that are all over that thing called the internet on ways to show your spouse you love them?
On great gift ideas for your spouse for Valentine’s? (Alecia gave ideas for men here, Clint gave ideas for women here.)
On budget friendly ways to go out on a date?
On ways to romance your spouse?
What if every day was Valentine’s?
What if every day you came up with at least one way to show your spouse how much they mean to you?
What if every day you showed your spouse appreciation?
What if every day you took initiative in the romance department?
What if everyday you chose to surprise your spouse with a little gift you knew they wanted?
What if every day you left your spouse a love note or sent them a sexy text?
What could that do for your marriage?
Maybe if we were treating every day like February 14th we wouldn’t put so much pressure on that one day.
Because, every day is a chance to make your spouse feel loved and special.
Every day has the potential to be Valentine’s.