I’m not usually a Valentine’s Day fan, but I’ve decided to make a bit more of an effort this year. I think it is something to do with trying to slow life down a little in 2018, to spend more time focusing on the important things which are the people I love and the things I love to do.
I don’t disagree that Valentine’s Day feels a bit contrived – Matt thinks it was all invented by the greeting card industry to convince us to buy expensive flowers, cards and chocolates, but I think this is kinda missing the point.
Valentine’s Day is about love.
I like the idea of having a day to remind us to be kind, to be nice, to love the important human beings in our life, especially in today’s times of busy, busy, busy, where making a bit of extra effort often gets forgotten, or put on the too hard/too tired pile.
I think a little TLC goes a long way. I also think that it takes effort to make marriages and family work and I’m going to use Valentine’s Day as a reminder to put some oomph in. Continue reading