Remember, Valentine’s Day isn’t a “get out of jail free” card. It’s not a box of grocery store candy, a “must buy something shiny,” or a BuyFlowersOrDie.com experience. How do you feel about that person the rest of the year? You still love and care for them, right? Well why not demonstrate that appreciation and love every day; all year long? Do you need a calendar (or a greeting card company) to remind you to show gratitude and thankfulness? Does it take a big red heart circling a single day to prompt an expression of love from you?
Consider: Christians commonly celebrate the birth of Christ on December 25th, but continue to pray throughout the year, attending and participating in organized services and otherwise giving special thanks for the wonderful things in life. For Christians, December 25th is a symbol of something celebrated throughout the year. As is Valentine’s Day.
So go ahead, celebrate the day. Just remember to celebrate the rest of the year as well. See, it isn’t February 14th that’s special. It’s what February 14th signifies that’s special. The other 364 days are just as singular.
Happy Valentine’s Day,