Saturday, February 13, 2010

Everyday Is Valentine's Day

Across the country, people are shopping for candy, toys, bears, cards, and engagement rings for their loved ones.  What is the occasion?  It is Valentine's Day.  This is the day of candlelight dinners, carriage-rides, creative proposals, and going to the movies to watch sappy love stories.  It is the day of love.

In a relationship, forgetting a birthday or perhaps an anniversary is less severe than forgetting Valentine's Day.  Whether you are in a man or a woman, in a same-sex relationship, or simply dating, forgetting the most romantic day of the year is unacceptable.  If you forget or do not live up to the expectations of V-Day, then you may be in the doghouse.  But is that what love is really all about?

I believe that Valentine's Day should be an everyday occasion.  If you are in a relationship, dating, or have a loved one, you should show that love each and everyday.  February 14th should not be the only romantic date of the year.  Though I love the pink and red bears and receiving roses, every woman or man should be shown love everyday.  

I want you to ask yourself the following questions: 
Do you have romance only during holidays?
Did you receive a rose, flowers, or candy on any other day other then Feb. 14th?
Do you hear the words, "I Love You", so often that its like second nature?
Do you go out on a date (does not include hotel/motel) regularly?
Do you feel that you are loved (not lust, there's a difference)?

Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails.