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Last Saturday, Steve gave me a box of chocolates and a Valentine’s Day card that said …
“Enjoy the next seven days. Say YES and know that you deserve to be treated like a Queen. I love you so much, and I’m so proud of you. Happy Valentine’s Day. One day is just not enough to celebrate the love I have for you! Love Steve.”
Every day since Steve has given me small, sweet gifts to commemorate Valentine’s. New travel pajamas, a berry scone and coffee from a local shop, a massage, roses, etc.
Truthfully, the gifts mattered less than the thoughtful action he put into choosing them. Once my pajamas old and frayed, the roses are brown and tossed into the dumpster, once I eat the scone, Valentine’s Week 2020 will still melt my heart because of Steve’s thoughtful chosen actions.
We throw around the word love so much that we don’t really consider what it means. Love isn’t hollow, but too often, we say the word “love” without putting action behind it.
Love is a noun and a verb. Love in action is mighty powerful.
Valentine’s day suggests that we make love a verb. The good news! Love is a moment to moment choice we can throughout the year.
You choose love by patiently waiting as an elderly person holds up the grocery line to count out exact change from their coin purse.
You choose love by allowing a car to merge ahead of you on a busy street.
You choose love when you stop your busyness and give complete attention to your child’s story.
You choose love when you listen to someone with an opposite view, and try to understand where they are coming from, instead of dismissing them.
Valentine’s Day and every day is an opportunity to put love into action!