When I would wish my Mom a Happy Mother’s Day (on that designated Sunday), she would tell me “everyday is Mother’s day.” I assumed this meant that she is a mom every day and acknowledging that fact one day a year isn’t going to cut it! Her words give me pause. Which brings me to Valentine’s Day.
It’s wonderful to have a holiday celebrating love, as people need to be told, assured, and shown that they are loved. Holidays make things special, separate, and exciting. Who doesn’t want a heart shaped box of delicious chocolates, long stemmed red roses, or any romantic gesture. In my work with women at Maze, feeling “beloved” is essential to a relationship. I am not proposing chocolate and flowers everyday, but how about:
*a daily dose of hugs and kisses;
*telling your special someone that you are nuts about them ;
*telling your partner how you appreciate something you just noticed about them;
*sharing quiet time together;
*complimenting each other ;
*asking how their day is going ;
*writing a love letter ;
*helping with the house or car;
*taking a walk together ;
*saying thank you ;
*saying “I love the way you ………”!
This way you will have a bit of Valentine’s Day everyday!