Valentine like no other

February 19, 2007 at 3:39 pm (Uncategorized)

I have, I realise, a very romantic soul. I’ve always thought of myself as a pragmatic, no-nonsense type of person so it comes as a bit of surprise that deep down I can also feel the jelly-knees-butterfly-tummy feelings of the Hallmark card variety.

Don’t get me wrong – I still think Valentine’s Day is a money-making scheme. But it’s rather touching when you receive something nice from your partner. All the more so because it’s not just on that day that it happens. It’s just one of many days where you receive little gifts or gesture for no other reason than because your partner loves you and wants to make you happy.

Whether it’s making the bed or doing the dishes. Whether it’s going shopping because they hate buying milk and bread. Whether it’s a song so cheesy it makes you laugh and love that person just a little bit more. Whether it’s a box of Lindt chocolates or a book you’ve been eyeing for a long time. When your partner gives you something or does something for you, you should appreciate it – even on Valentine’s Day.

It doesn’t matter how big or small, when your partner does something nice you must say thank you and give them as much (and more) in return. And Valentine’s Day is no exception. Just because you find the commercialism a bit fake it doesn’t mean your partner’s intentions are.

So in that spirit I’ve now decided I will do something nice for my partner. Valentine’s Day may have come and gone but it doesn’t matter – because every day for us is Valentine’s Day. And now that I’ve embraced my inner romantic, every day is going to be a Hallmark day…

1 Comment

  1. Norway said,

    My job on this earth is done. I always knew you had it in you.

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