Valentine's Day is typically a wonderful time for those who are dating, engaged, or married. The days leading up to it are often full of anticipation. But, what about the days and weeks after Valentine's Day? It's been a week, or more depending on when you're reading this post, since Valentine's Day. So, how are you feeling? Is the love and excitement still there? Or, if you[re like I used to be, you might be thinking: "Thank goodness that's over. I won't have to deal with that for another year." I used to feel so much pressure to try to express my appreciation, to make Valentine's Day special. I've learned that every day is an opportunity to express my appreciation for my wife, my Valentine. These days I don't feel as much pressure to make Valentine's Day special because I try to put more emphasis on appreciating her on the regular days. Today my appreciation for her was in the form of picking up dinner so she didn't have to think about what to fix for us, and taking the kids outside to play so she didn't have to deal with mommy guilt about the kids being inside all day. So, beyond Valentine's Day is today and tomorrow. Have you expressed your appreciation for the one you love today? How will you express your appreciation and love tomorrow?
Dr. Simon Whittaker