We’ve been together a long time, so long in fact that Valentine’s Day wasn’t really a thing in Australia back when we met. Since then Hallmark and retailing have convinced us it’s something we need to spend our money on. A bit like Halloween. Aussies never celebrated that either until about five years ago either.
But back to Valentine’s Day Some years we do the full catastrophe Valentine’s Day…flowers, chocolates, dinner, slinky lingerie….other years it’s a card. and I am sure some years it has been forgotten completely. That’s fine. It’s the little things every day that count Like DH doing all the ironing.
However, that said it IS fun to get a card and to receive flowers. My eldest son is an impoverished student and it’s his first Valentine’s Day with his girlfriend. He’s been up early, picked some lovely Mr Lincoln roses from the garden…the scent is divine…and he’s put them in the fridge so they will be fresh and ready for tonight. A bit of forward planning! I think that sums up what Valentine’s Day is all about. Thinking about the one you love.
If you don’t have a partner in your life then phone a friend and tell them how much you appreciate them in your life. It will make you feel good. Honest, it will and it will make the person you’re telling float through the day.
Happy Valentine’s Day.