Let all that you do be done in love. Corinthians 16:14
While we all can get caught up in the over-commercialized, forced nature of today’s holiday, I ask you to dive a little deeper. Today does not have to be the “Marketers Holiday,” that I so often hear people describe it as. Coming from a professional marketers mindset, we are successful when capitalizing on emotion. That is how we (us, Marketers) sell and get you to buy. So, understanding that, know that today is what it has become because of the root of today… love. The emotion. It was and always has been an easy sell.
I have never been one to believe that today must only be celebrated if you are “in love.” While, having a honey bunny helps, I think love comes in many forms. We can love our co-workers, our parents, our nieces and nephews, our siblings, our grandparents, our spouse, our children, you get my drift. Love comes in many forms, has many layers, has many feels and really has no boundaries.
I don’t think a Valentine’s Day has gone by where I have not at least called my Grandmother to tell her “I loved her,” or sent my mother some flowers or chocolates. And, those are all people who exist outside the walls of my own home.
Spreading love is to spread happiness and cheer. So, today, to you, my sweet Blog readers, because you know I am so very passionate about this little corner of the web I call my own and I feel all gushy for you. I send my love and gratitude for being a part of this blogging journey.
And, my funny little Valentine and I have one request. Don’t look at Valentine’s Day as a holiday exclusive to those who have a ring on their finger or a new love interest on speed dial. And, equally, don’t try to get gratification from today from only your significant other. Today is about loving all and being happy. While many people get frustrated today even exists, I get frustrtaed that we only use today as a platform for what we should be doing everyday.
So, go forth and buy the person behind you their coffee, say “Happy Valentine’s Day” to a stranger, call your grandma, call up an old friend and treat yourself, too! Because to give love is to also love you.
Happy Valentine’s Day! Sorry this is short and sweet but some chocolate and coffee and a sweet little baby in red funny glasses is calling my name!