February 14, 2013
Something Special Today?
Love the day, hate it, don't care at all - it doesn't really matter. If your spouse is kind and loving most of the other 364 days of the year, a little reluctance to participate today takes nothing away from that reality. If your lover is an inconsiderate oaf who neglects you the rest of the time, sacrificial roses and some gift-wrapped bling today won't improve the quality of your relationship.
Real romance is not created by occasional extravagant gestures. It is the product of small, consistent acts of love over time. Love is strengthened in fleeting moments of connection and reconnection, the daily rituals and personal traditions that reinforce our sense of belonging together, and the way we treat each other on ordinary days so that ordinary days become special.
And if you want to do something extra today for someone you love, that's good, too.