Don’t feel like you have to give into the pressure of the calendar.
You don’t have to buy flowers, candy, or a romantic gift because it’s February 14th. And you don’t need dinner reservations or to make a fancy meal because of the date. You don’t have to say or write pretty words about your spouse because it’s Valentine’s Day.
It doesn’t matter if you don’t do these things today. Today doesn’t matter, not all on its own.
But it does matter if you want to on any other given day. If you feel that love on a daily basis. If you show it often.
To see a gift that makes you think of your spouse, one you know will make them smile, and buy it on a random Wednesday just because.
Or to do something kind because you appreciate your spouse and know they need a break or that a small gesture will make their day.
To want to spend time together. Whether it’s out on a date or relaxing at home together. Making someone a priority speaks volumes.
Saying I love you, expressing love and respect and admiration means something. Means even more when you’re showing it because you genuinely feel it and want your spouse to know, to feel it too.
None of this needs to be done on a certain day. Or in a public way for all to hear or see.
It’s the little things, done because you want to, because you love your spouse.
If you have that, Valentine’s Day can be just another day. Maybe you celebrate, maybe you don’t. As long as you want to celebrate each other even when the calendar isn’t pressuring you to.
Give me 364 other days of knowing we love each other and we can ignore today entirely.