Valentine’s day is a wonderful opportunity to express your gratitude to that person in your life who gives you love and support. While the focus of displaying such admiration is predominantly demonstrated on February 14th, We should have the spirit of Valentines day in our hearts every day of the year.
Legend has it that St. Valentine was a priest who served during third century Rome. There was an Emperor at that time by the name of Claudius II. Emperor Claudius II decided that single men made better soldiers than those that were married. With this thought in mind he outlawed marriage for young men in hopes of building a stronger military base. Supposedly, Valentine, decided this decree just wasn’t fair and chose to marry young couples secretly. When Emperor Claudius II found out about Valentine’s actions he had him put to death. He was buried on February 14th.
Nothing can overcome the power of love! It is the elixir of life that is more powerful than man or armies. It provokes deep intense feelings of every nature, and dangerous ones if we aren’t careful to nurture it’s sensitive and delicate nature. It should always be our purpose through life to not merely show our affections once a year, but to make sure that our loved ones are empowered by the strength of our love always.
The proof is in the details. It’s the little things we do that can make a huge difference in our lives. Sometimes all we need to do is listen to our partner. Let them vent after a tough day at work. Run the bath for them, help them unwind and relax. Take the kids out and give space and a little piece of mind. Make breakfast in bed, why not cook your own gourmet dinner instead of eating out? Help with anything and everything that makes life easier, and happier. Don’t wait to be asked. Just do it. If you do, your gratitude will be returned to you in equally wonderful ways.
You can’t say, “I love you” nearly enough. These powerful words are so important to the well-being, and positive energy of your relationship. Tell them you love them with your words of sincerity. Tell them you love them with the things you do. Let all your being resonate the goodness that resides deep inside you, and do it with an eternal optimism that builds foundations in your life, and creates opportunities for the both of you.
We should never take our love for granted, or assume it will last forever. In a split second everything can change. But by doing everything the things that you should do, you can guarantee that the love you take, is equal to the love you make.
About the Author: Elliot Zovighian is a Certified Coach Practitioner and author of the book, "Enough is Enough: Get Off Your @$% and Make It Happen!" from Toronto, Canada. He is president and founder of EZLifestyles, a motivation and development company providing custom presentations, seminars, and keynote speeches, for corporations, organizations, schools, and private groups.