As I’ve ranted about in previous blogs, this day forces men to show their love in the form of a $100 flower arrangement (which in many cases still isn’t “enough”). Couples desperately make reservations and fight crowds to eat an expensive meal at fancy restaurant. And many-a-single ladies cry themselves to sleep because “nobody loves them”.
What are your plans for Valentine’s Day? I challenge you to switch it up a bit and show a little love a different way this year. Shovel just a little too far to your neighbor’s side. Pick up an extra cup of coffee for a co-worker. Pay for the random stranger behind you in the drive-thru (not that you’d go through a drive-thru on such a sacred holiday). Or, avoid fighting crowds and put that cash towards something a bit more meaningful. If you haven’t heard about Giving Hearts Day, I urge you to look into that.
That’s the kind of love we could use more of.
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