Love everyday

I don’t get excited about Hallmark holidays like Valentine’s day. And being single seems like the perfect excuse for me to opt out of Valentine’s day participation. Or is it?

Whether you’re in or out of a relationship, Valentine’s day is not exclusive to romantic relationships. Every day is the perfect day to express your love for someone.

Here’s some ideas:

  • Touch everyone in your home with affection
  • Say “I love you” to everyone in your home, everyday
  • Tell someone what they mean to you
  • Give someone your undivided attention
  • Do something unexpected for someone you love

That’s what comes to mind this morning. There are millions of ways to show your love and most don’t cost a single thin dime.

Thanks to Aldra (of Consciously Frugal fame) for inspiring me to think beyond the consumer aspects of Valentine’s day. “Love is a gift that is celebrated daily.”

If you’re in a relationship… this free eBook posted at Serene Journey looks really good:  LOVEveryday

This week I also enjoyed Betsy Talbot’s Valentine post at Married with Luggage: “Lower your expectations for February 14 and raise your expectations for romance throughout the year.”

Practice deliberate acts of love

Happy Valentine’s Day

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6 thoughts on “Love everyday

  1. Expectations get us in trouble a lot, especially when we spike them on holidays. Keeping a consistent level of expectation (in love, diet, exercise, work, etc.) means a higher quality of life in general. I like the idea of telling people you love them…just not waiting for a marketer’s holiday to do it! :)

  2. Hubby and I have been together for 18 years and have never celebrated Valentines Day. We wish each other a Valentines day, but that’s as far as it goes. I know he loves me and that I love him, he gets me flowers off and on during the year, does things for me and leaves me notes just because. A Hallmark holiday should not remind people to be civil, or show love, or even say they’re loved. People should follow that rule every day of their life.

  3. Great post! I do agree that Valentines Day is highly over-rated.. I think it’s sad that so many hang their heart strings on one day like this. I gave me kidlets each a small chocolate treat and told them I loved them, hubby got the same! lol!

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