Ah! Valentine’s Day. The only day in the year when long stemmed roses cost an arm and a leg. But then, if Cupid is to fly your special arrow into the heart of the one you love, to heck with the expense.
Valentine’s Day is seen as a day to celebrate romance, love and devotion. It is celebrated in honour of St. Valentine, a third-century Roman saint associated with love and togetherness.
The celebration of Valentine’s Day is often based on the expectations of the one you love. Maybe, it isn’t necessary to spend lavishly just to impress your partner.
You might just enjoy spending time together and enjoying each other’s company. Being with someone you are in love with and being loved by that someone in return, would be a beautiful way of celebrating together.
My favourite quote for Valentine’s Day comes from Judy Garland. She once said, “For it was not into my ear you whispered, but into my heart. It was not my lips you kissed, but my soul”.
Perhaps we could consider maintaining our love relationship by just doing little things for each other on a daily basis, without seeking to receive anything in return. This would let you both celebrate Valentine’s Day every day of the year instead of just on the 14th February.
I’m Peter Mack and that’s life.