Well the holiday has come and gone. All the decorations are put away. The gifts have been exchanged, opened, enjoyed, and the wrapping paper is in the trash. That highly anticipated thrill has peaked and diminished.
Now we have to wait for another year to enjoy this fabulous holiday once more. After all, Valentine's Day only comes round once a year.
What? You thought I was speaking of another holiday?
Why do we wait for Valentine's Day to come around before we demonstrate our love for our mate? Why does it take a holiday (man made by the way) for us to fork over foot rubs, flowers, candy, or some other nicety? Every day should be Valentine's Day in a truly good relationship.
If you think about it, there are real benefits from celebrating this national holiday. Why not enjoy those benefits all the time? Why wait for a whole year to enjoy?
Let's start a new tradition. Why not set aside a day a month to do something special for your spouse? Pick a day (preferably close tom payday) to do something for your mate that says, "Hey, I love you." See if you don't improve your relationship right away. You don't need to spend a lot of money. You don't need to make complicated plans or take complicated trips. Just do something that lets your spouse know that you are thinking about them in a special way. Do this for one year and evaluate the results. If I am wrong I will send you a box of candy! (With prepaid postage of course! What, do you think I am made of money?)