The time of the year is coming up again – when the need to prove your love or affection to someone special in your life seems extremely important. Yes, Valentine’s Day is just around the corner of this week.
But the question is, why labour extra effort to prove your love on that day? Why not every single day?
It’s a special day of love.
Dictionary.com defines special as…
- being a particular one
- distinguished or different from what is ordinary or usual
- extraordinary; exceptional
- being such in an exceptional degree; particularly valued
So, how is it special when the whole world is expressing their love on that day?
Don’t get me wrong, I personally love to celebrate Valentine’s Day but I just want to remind you, lovers… that love is more than roses, diamonds and candlelight dinners.
Some lovers wait for special occasions like Valentine’s Day, Birthday or Anniversary, to show their love. But let me challenge you not to wait another day to show your love.
A childhood friend of mine, whose mother passed away from breast cancer last year, said, “Love like there’s no tomorrow…”
Jules mum passed away from a car accident last year. And for the past five years before her mum’s death, Jules, who was studying and working in Kuala Lumpur, only came home to visit three times a year – Chinese New Year, mum’s birthday and Christmas.
She said, “If I could turn back time, I wouldn’t wait for occasions to show my love to her. I’ll make sure she knows I love her every day.”
That year, Jules prepared her mum’s 50th golden birthday bash – booked a lavish restaurant at a 5-star hotel, invited relatives all over the country and planned to surprise her mum with the news that she would be relocated to Penang.
Four days before the Birthday Party, her mum met with an accident and passed away on the way to the hospital. After the accident, Jules never relocate to Penang.
“There’s nothing to come back to,” she would say. “My career is here, my life is here.”
Although Jules may seem strong outwardly, I see through her… a woman who is hell bent on carrying regrets. She would reminisce and imagine what the birthday party would have been like.
While this story is about love for parents, remember that occasions and special days will come, but the person you love may not be able to wait for that day.
Just as important as whispering I love you’s every day, action speaks a thousand words. It’s three days to Valentine’s Day, and if you haven’t already done so, I encourage you to show your love to your loved ones today. Because when you love someone, you love them every single day… not just on special occasions.
Enjoy this video by Rascal Flatts – This Everyday Love :-)
Do you agree that love should be expressed more than just on Valentine’s Day, Birthdays, Anniversaries or Christmas? Do share your comments with us… ;-)
Happy Love Everyday & Happy Valentine’s Day!
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