February 13, 2013

Valentine Pressure

READY... "Anyone can catch your eye, but it takes someone special to catch your heart." ~ Unknown

AIM…  Hi.  My name is Lori.  And I’m a hopeless romantic.  I’m addicted to sappy love songs, hearts and flowers, romantic movies, love notes, small gestures of the heart, slow dances and happily ever afters.  Valentine’s Day really is just another day, right?  Wrong.  Commercialization has blown this simple sweet day to remember your loved one into an expectation of expensive roses, heart-shaped boxes of chocolates, sappy Hallmark cards and for what?  To compare your Valentine gifts to that of the person in the cubicle next to you?  Wow.  Has our society stooped so low that we can’t be the least bit creative on our own that we have to rely on the stores to be able to express our love to our mates?  The answer?  Yes.

The solution?  Create!  You read that correctly, create your OWN Valentine’s day treats.  Oh, but I don’t have time, Lori.  Hogwash!  We ALL have time if we WANT to make time to show our loved ones we care.  Perhaps you are in the middle of a difficult relationship right now.  All the more reason to reach out and create ways to show your mate you really DO love him or her. 

 But how?  Here are a couple extremely simple ways that will knock the socks off your mate’s feet and show him (or her) you REALLY love him. 

1      Write a love note.  Remember back in the day before texting when you had to write notes to each other to express your feelings? (Will you go with me?  Check YES or NO)  Yep, take just 5 minutes to write a love note expressing how much you love and appreciate your mate.  Tears are almost a guaranteed result.

2      Cook a special meal or dessert.  Comfort food usually works the trick for most men and  women, including anything chocolate which releases those good-feeling endorphins.  Not a chef?  Surprise her with carry out so she doesn’t have to cook, whew!  Add a few candles to that take-out treat and voila – instant relief and satisfaction.

3      Show up naked.  Yep.  Doesn’t take much more than that to express your true feelings about your mate.  Think I’m wrong?  Take the challenge!

Valentine’s Day is tomorrow!  I encourage you to be creative this year.  Forget the stores and all their expensive merriment, enjoy some old fashioned fun with love.  Perhaps you’ll start a few new traditions?

FIRE!   Choose at least one of the ideas above to put into action for Valentine’s Day.  Heck, if you’re really feeling the love…do all three!!  Hugs and Kisses to you.

Be Excellent!


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