Love’s first embers are relit
For another year!
I think that Valentine’s day is a necessary holiday. Yes, Valentine’s Day is by its very nature commercialized, as it is a day to express one’s affection for another through gifts. However, so often we get busy with life and we forget to say or do the things that keep love alive in relationships, mainly bcause are simply trying to make a living and provide for the mundane aspects of life.
So, a day that requires us to stop and really reflect on what that special person means to us is needed, to revive those feelings and remind us of why we fell in love with that person in the first place. It is a time to decide if love is still alive or, maybe, to ensure that it is, by showing that lovely one just how much you care.
I am reminded of seeing men rush into the store at the end of their work shifts, trying to get the last flowers or chocolates, and hearing one say that he didn’t want his lady to think she wasn’t appreciated. He had just forgot the day, until he was reminded of it.
Like all living things, and relationships are living and breathing entities that take much work to keep healthy and relevant, there have to be moments of rejuvenation. Valentine’s Day fits the bill each year.
We generally go to dinner a couple of days before Valentine’s Day, to avoid the crowds, but this year, we will stay in, cook dinner together, and watch a few epidodes of our favorite show, Death in Paradise! Viva Britbox!
Answer to Fandango’s Provocative Question #108:How do you feel about Valentine’s Day? Do you consider it to be a special day, one where you express your deep love and appreciation for your significant other? Or is it just a commercialized “Hallmark Holiday” where you feel pressured to spend money on cards, flowers, candy, jewelry, and/or expensive dinners in order to stay on the good side of the one you love? Either way, what, if anything, are your plans for Valentine’s Day this year?
Yes! Relationships require effort to thrive 💖💕
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