Monday, February 13, 2012

Valentine’s Day

Once a year we celebrate the day of lover’s, called Valentine’s Day. We buy flowers, candy, lingerie, cards, go out to a romantic dinner and then in the blink of an eye, it’s over. Why should we limit our expression of love to just one day? If you truly love and care for someone, shouldn’t that love by showcased daily? Not saying that there is anything wrong with Valentine’s Day because it isn’t. I’m just stating the obvious. When you love and cherish someone you tend to what to do things for them whenever the notion strikes. Sure getting candy, teddy bears, flowers and dinner is exciting, but why not do that more than just one day out of the year? Think about it. If you are shopping and see something that your mate would love, why not just get it for them? If you in the grocery store and see the kind of cookies or juice your lover enjoys, just buy them. The smile and reaction you get when you give those items to them will warm your heart. It isn’t the amount of money spent. It’s merely the thought that counts and the little things. Anyone can go out a spend hundreds of dollars on nonsense, that the person doesn’t even want, but it truly takes a special kind of person to know exactly how to put a smile on their lover’s face with a piece of their favorite candy.

Red is said to mean fire, passion, desire and love. Valentine’s Day eludes this truth. Everything pertaining to this day is in red, with hearts, kisses, and love on display. The most important part of this all to me is with you each and every day. Giving someone your heart is serious, precious, and rare even. I wouldn’t want to be with someone who just waits until Valentine’s Day to show and express their love to me. I would question it intently. What happens the day after? Do they just stop spending and doing special things for you? Do you not see them again until days, weeks or months later? When the roses die, does the spark you had for them on that day die also?  Do you never hear the words “I love you” again until the next Valentine’s Day? Come on now, this is silly if you really think about it. After all, it’s only one day. There are 364 more days in the year to show, express and appreciate the love you have in your life, use those days to your advantage.

Wear red shoes while you cook dinner, while it’s just the two of you. Leave little love notes every Thursday someplace they will find them. Send sexy text messages. Buy lingerie all year round if that is what you feel like doing. Acknowledge the love you have each day, not just one day. Talk, listen and spend time together. Laugh, smile and get to know each other on every level to seal the bond between you two. You can never know too much about the person you love. There is always something to discover about them, which should only make you love them even more if you embark on that love daily. Remember when you first begin dating, how exciting, new and fun it was. It’s never too late. My grandmother used to say, “Baby, nothing gets old in a relationship but clothes and even they make a comeback at some point.”  Grow in love, grow from love, and see just how far your relationship will go. Don’t just start or stop with one day out of the year.

Now, I’m not saying to skip Valentine’s Day. Please enjoy the day and do what you feel to celebrate it. I am just saying to carry on beyond that. Let the sparks ignite, hearts soar and love journey into the unknown, have fun and enjoy the ride. If you are blessed to have found the love of your life, appreciate it, cherish it, admire it, desire it, but most of all treasure it. Love is a very powerful and beautiful thing. Shared with the right person, it can be priceless! To the lover’s in the world, have a great time together and a wonderful life. Happy Valentine’s Day and beyond!!! Until next time, be inspired, be encouraged, be blessed and be the best YOU, you can be!

Keke Chanel

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