Everyone knows what today is (the candy companies, florists and card makers won’t let us forget.) It’s Valentine’s Day. It’s a day focused on love and hearts. For some, it’s a special night out on the town or a special delivery at the office. For others, it’s a reminder of the pain or loneliness caused by a failed relationship.
How about instead of focusing on the word love, this year let’s focus on the actions of love. Love is not just what you say, it’s what you do.
Checking on an elderly neighbor. Buying breakfast for the car behind you in the drive thru. Saying thank you to a co-worker or classmate. Reminding your loved one to wear their seat belt or text you when they get home. Picking up the dirty laundry. Emptying the dishwasher. Reading a bedtime story to your child.
All of these are acts of love. Too many of my friends (probably yours too) over the years have focused on “the L word” rather than the actions associated with love. We “love” a certain restaurant. We “love” that outfit. We “love” watching our favorite tv show. We’ve all used the word in that way, haven’t we? Let’s change that this year.
SHOW someone you love them today. And tomorrow. And the next day. I’m certain you’ll get an abundance of love in return.
Let me know how this experiment works for you. I “love” hearing back from you!