Mr Snail and I don’t ‘do’ Valentine’s Day… as he said to me the other day ‘but I love you all year, I don’t need a special day to tell you’. Very sweet and very true – I don’t want hearts and flowers on 14 February, I want a partner who cares for me all the time.
So, we won’t be exchanging gifts specially for Valentines day – although Mr Snail sometimes brings me a little gift when he arrives back from his week working. Similarly, I am in the process of making him a gift, but I would be making it for him whatever the date. Just like resolutions, I don’t feel that showing love should be confined to a particular time of the year; and I don’t think that love should be measured on the gift scale.
So, let’s show our loved ones that we care for them every day of the year; AND let’s expand that to people we don’t know AND to the planet. If you want to do something special for Valentine’s day – do it for someone you wouldn’t normally think of. I like this idea:
… but let’s make every day ‘Generosity Day’!