It’s really just another regular day. Why wait until February 14th to show love and friendship? Wait! I remember—so the stores can sell flowers and gifts! For businesses, it’s one more special day of sales. It’s a bit like living like a devil all week and heading to church on Sunday. You’re not fooling anyone! There’s surely nothing wrong with buying a loved one flowers or a card, but one day a year means little compared to the other 364 days.
When I had a valentine, we showed each other love every day. It happened with the little things. A kiss at breakfast, a phone call on break and chatting over coffee before bed. We had love and respect every day. How many couples can say that?
Sometimes I hear a woman refer to her partner in a derogatory way. My take on that? Well, honey, you chose to be with him! I remember once in the store, this lady was nearly screaming at her husband in the baby aisle. My man and I exchanged an incredulous look when we heard that. The look we shared said it all. We’d never treat each other that way because we had a foundation of friendship and respect underneath the love we shared.
Why not show your valentine love every day? You don’t need a special day set aside for love and friendship. You may be wondering why I add “friendship” to the mix. In Mexico, Valentine’s Day is referred to as the Day of Love and Friendship (amor y amistad). Adding friendship is better than forced affection and desperation for lack of a valentine, right?