Did you know that there is no definite starting point or reasoning to Valentine’s day? Just a lot of ideas around it. Since that is the case, I think it’s time we stop putting pressure on it to be a day of romance & instead make it a day of love.
Love is equal & good & beautiful; so a full day of it means every person would be reminded of their value.
My favorite Valentine’s day memory has nothing to do with roses and romantic dates; it has to do with my sweet mother making it a day of showing her family the love she has for them.
Every year, we came downstairs on Valentine’s Day to a decorated kitchen. The table set with a little heart shaped chocolate box at each of our places, she would stick little notes buy our cereal bowls telling us that she loved us. And after dinner we always devoured the heart shaped cake she had baked us.
Valentine’s Day in our house was simply a day to love a little extra. It was magic. I owe so much much of that to my Mom (Who, as I type this, has texted all us kids to say “Happy Valentine’s Day”).
What I’m getting at is, find a way to “decorate someone’s kitchen” this Valentine’s day. Bake cookies for your neighbor, make a card for your roommate, volunteer at a homeless shelter, reach out to your family and tell them you love them.
Love is too good to keep to just romance! Get creative & spread it around in any way you can.
“Dear friends, since God so loved us, we also ought to love one another.” ~ 1 John 4:11
Happy Valentine’s Day! You are loved.