Valentine’s Day is supposedly a celebration of love and it is an opportunity for us to truly reconnect with the real meaning of this day. It is about LOVE, sharing and giving.
Love is the most amazing thing in our lives. It is what makes us human, what makes life worth living. Nothing else truly matters. The size of our homes, bank balances, the beauty of our partner, the speed of our car – all those things pale into insignificance when we face the splendor of what it is that makes us tick.
Believe it or not it is also possible to be happy even if you are single. Ignore all the media hype at this time of the year and simply go and have a ball!
Instead of worrying about falling in love, try creating love or reconnecting with that special person in your life, as it takes more than one day a year to maintain a happy love filled relationship.
1. Be kind
Be kind and considerate to him/her at all times. After all, you are building a life together.
Kindness should show up in the little things you do for each other and not just the big things.
Empathize and really listen to their words and the feelings behind them. Empathize and sympathize as appropriate.
3. Create a Shared Vision
Create a vision together for the type of life you want to be living, both now and in the future.
4. Share their Hopes and Aspirations
At the same time, support your partner in pursuing and fulfilling their own desires and dreams.
5. Be Understanding and Forgiving
Never hold grudges against your partner and never go to sleep with an unresolved argument. Be willing to forgive, forget and let go.
6. Make Time for Each Other
You must spend quality time together, doing things you both enjoy or even doing nothing.
Even if it is simply a walk, it will do wonders for your bonding.
7. Give Them Space
At the same time, give them space and time to pursue their own hobbies and leisure activities. It will make both your lives richer and more interesting.
8. Accept Their Friends
Accept and understand their friends, even though at times you may wonder what your loved one sees in them! They are a part of his/her previous life and they have shared histories.
9. Have the Occasional Flare-Up!
It may sound a bit strange that you should have the occasional disagreement and fallout, but it is okay to have differing viewpoints, as long as this is over minor points.
10. Cook and Eat Together
Preparing, cooking and eating together is possibly the ultimate secret of creating love and allowing it to grow.
11. Laugh alot Together
Finally, one of the most important keys to creating love is to laugh alot together. So take every opportunity to have fun together and laugh till your sides hurt!
Go and Create Love!
So there you have it, in my eyes it shouldn't take valentines day for you to show your partner you love him/her.
And instead of worrying about love or the expectations of what this one day represents, nurture your relationship and strengthen the love you have...!
Love Diamond xx