February 14 marks a special day for couples all around the world. It’s Valentine’s Day! It is a day where couples everywhere celebrate their love for one another in the form of chocolates, flowers and hearts.
But is that all there is to it?
Here I present to you 4 truths about love and being in a relationship.
Love isn’t a sacred thing
It can be found everywhere and at any time. Love isn’t only limited to the relationship between a man and a woman, it also encompasses the love you share between family and friends.
Love isn’t bounded by affectionate acts like kissing or saying “I love you” to each other
Love is what we humans use to express our devotion and gratitude to person we hold so dearly in our hearts. We don’t need to do extravagant things just to convey the message that we love a person. Sometimes, a subtle eye contact or a soft smile is more than enough to tell someone you care about them.
Love can’t be bought
by money. That’s all there is to it
So what if you gift your wife an expensive piece from Tiffany and Co.? So what if your wife buys you a Ferrari? Buying your wife a thousand roses doesn’t show how much you love her if you didn’t care about her before. It just shows that you’re guilty about not investing enough time and effort in the relationship and feel that money can solve everything, however temporarily. It’s ultimately the heart’s intent that matters the most.
Love requires time and effort
Just saying “I love you” once in any kind of relationship isn’t enough. We as human beings are emotional creatures, we crave affection from others. No matter how sweet you make your Valentine’s day out to be, so long as you don’t keep spending your time and effort into the relationship throughout the year, even a strongest of relationships can crumble like an under baked cookie.
Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. — 1 Corinthians 13:4
Happy Valentine’s Day especially to all the couples, singles, spouses, bachelors and widowers out there! 💕