With valentines day looming and everyone starting to stress about their plans. I want to put the break on "valentines" day. We usually hear an occasional "it's not about the day that matters" and then you have the others that will just go gun ho and buy every flower insight.
You want to show love? do it year around, not just February 14th. Show love with your actions. This is for the committed, the single, the daughter, the friend. The person standing behind you at starbucks. No I'm not saying to cat call someone, simply show and manifest love, you'd be surprised what normal people skills (often left at home) and a smile what they do to a person.
For your husband, do the little things or better yet learn his love language (if you have yet to read this book do it! 5 love languages) I think this is one investment in your marriage you'll get mileage on. It makes it easier to make him/her happy and feel loved!
Its says to enjoy life with your wife (husband) all the days. Take the time to invest in your relationship, rekindle and continually to repeat actions that work.
Your family members are the closest thing to you, honor them, show them respect buy doing something nice for them. Take your mom out for breakfast, buy your grandma her favorite flowers... spend time with your dad, go the extra mile in showing them that you care.
I love the idea of the date but hate the hype. Everyone running to buy expensive flowers, crowded restaurants and lets face it... stuffed animals that make us cringe. I always laugh when I see the couple waiting at cheese cake factory with a massive, I mean MASSIVE balloon. I mean really?! It's cute at some point but in a restaurant waiting 2 hours to be seated? haha I'm cracking up here. For the kids, not gonna lie I'm all in. this is a great opportunity to introduce the word and meaning to them. We are their examples so expressing it whenever we can at their level is key. I decorate an area the whole month of February and celebrate the day with them buy doing arts & crafts or cookies. The fact that she understands friendship and love, makes me happy.