Valentine’s is not an Artificial Holiday

Feb 11th, 2010 | By | Category: Senior Moments Blog

While it may seem overdone and overblown, Valentine’s Day is an enormously significant one.  It is an occasion for renewing commitment.  Oh, I know its more than that and other than that and is abused and misused, but it is a critical day for being sure your relationship, married or not, is given new energy.  How anyone goes about doing that is their choice and, when it is met with similar feelings it can become a mutually delicious moment.

Last minute purchases of 3 dozen roses won’t make up for the sincerity of doing something as ordinary as “taking her or him out to breakfast.”  Simple expressions often speak more intimately about a couple than grandiose ones.  Leave that for anniversaries.  Finding ways to communicate your love in simple and ordinary ways will be like whispering “I love you” in the ear. 

I think, in a sense, everyday should be Valentine’s Day for you and your partner.  Celebrating your love in special ways on a daily basis is the foundation for a lasting and loving marriage relationship, even for those who choose not to have the legal document.  My wife and I thrive on telling each other “I love you” every day; we enjoy holding hands whether walking or sitting at the breakfast table; we embrace several times a day, knowing our spirits soar when we feel the other’s arms holding tightly and tenderly.

So this year, don’t rush about looking for something that expresses too loudly your affection.  Look for a bottle of wine, two glasses and take her/him to a spot that has long been identified with your romance.  Gaze at the stars, sip the wine, with just a taste of it on your lips hold and kiss each other in a way that says ‘Forever, darling!”  And don’t wait until February 14, 2011 to do it again.

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