I completely get why so many folks what to forego Valentine’s Day. It is crazy over-commercialized. I’m tired of seeing so much pink & frilly things lining the aisles of every store. The pressure to be romantic, especially if this isn’t an area of strength, it just too much.
But, what marriage couldn’t use a little romance, right?
What is so wrong with embracing a day that celebrates marriage, love and romance? I already ranted about this last year, when I posted “Take Back Valentine’s Day”.
In that post, I outlined some alternatives for ways to honor Valentine’s Day, like blessing a newlywed or struggling couple, or recognizing and thanking a couple whose marriage has inspired you.
Let me take this opportunity once again to encourage all of you married ones out there….not that those dating or engaged couples aren’t important, but y’all probably naturally have the romance running strong.
Take the day as an opportunity to spark a little extra romance into your married life!
“I don’t need a holiday on the calendar to show love to my spouse” Sure. I get it. We should be loving our spouse everyday. And we do, in many ways.
But, I’m talking about romance! Something a little flirty. Something fun. Something a bit naughty even. 🙂
Think back to the small gestures you alwasy found romantic early in your relationship. Did you used to send emails back and forth? Write a new one or pull up an old favorite and resend. Remember how you used to flirt? Bring back a little of that!! Be creative. And be simple. Be you.
And if Thursday isn’t a good day, then do it on Friday, or Wednesday, or whenever.
Just do it. This week. That is my challenge to you.
And come back and share!! (Just leave out the TMI okay?)
Wishing all of your marriages a renewal of romance and a Happy Valentine’s Day!
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