Happy Valentine’s Day…Everyday
Today, February 14th, 2022 is the infamous Hallmark Holiday, Valentines Day. It is a day to profess your love and adoration to that special someone in your life. Special dinners, flowers, poems, gifts, are all showered upon the love of your life on this one day to show them that you sincerely love and appreciate them.
I’m not a fan.
Dislike me, call me Chief Dark Cloud, and never read another Daily Inspiration if that offends you. I’m really sorry, however, my challenge with Valentine’s Day is why in the world would anyone choose only ONE DAY of the year to have a special occasion to show their significant other that they loved and appreciated them? What happened to doing that every day?
Not too long ago while traveling I happened upon a jewelry store and stopped in to surprise the love of my life Stephanie with a gift. It wasn’t expensive, gaudy, and shouted, “look at me world”. It was a small token of my appreciation for all that she had brought and continues to bring to my life. When I decided to purchase the gift, the salesperson asked me this question,
“What is the occasion for the gift? Birthday, Anniversary, etc.,” she said.
“No occasion, just because,” I replied.
“Wow, who does that?” she said.
Which brings up my point exactly. Why does it take a special occasion to let those you love know how much you value them in your life?
Over 26 years ago, I lost both my mother and father only 31 days apart. Though it was a challenging experience for me at that time, I was prepared for it because of the lessons my mother taught me as a young boy. I recall during one of my relatives’ funerals being sad and despondent when she shared with me these words of wisdom that I carry with me today. She said, “Brett, see all the flowers that are around the coffin today? Make sure that you give those you love flowers while they are here rather than lie them on their grave when they’re not.”
I never forgot that.
You never know when that day will come when you or someone you love will no longer be around physically to share all the wonderful emotions and experiences of life with. So rather than wait until February 14th every year to do so, why don’t you show and express your love for them and give them flowers every day, just because? Do what you want; this is just my humble opinion…AND I want all of you to know (especially my wife Stephanie, daughter Mikayla and framily) that you are sincerely loved, appreciated, and I wish you a Happy Monday; AKA Valentine’s Day!