In a few days time our world with be swamped in red, pink and purple. Flowers are being bought by the dozen, red envelopes fill the postman’s bag and boxes of chocolates are flying of the supermarket shelves.
On Valentine’s day the whole world celebrates couplely love, and some do seem to feel a little smug when carrying their bouquets or floating heart-shaped balloons when leaving the office or getting on a bus.
For many this day and week is a reminder of their single status, which some aren’t too happy about. But maybe they should just see this red-rose-day as a a celebration of people who are special to you, if they happen to be your partner -wonderful – but if they are your friend or family, celebrate that too! After all love comes in all shapes and sizes and we don’t celebrate it often enough.
With that in mind I challenge you to send a card to someone other than the man or woman you wake up next to every morning. If you are more generous maybe even buy a flower, a chocolaty treat or maybe a cup coffee and to show them that you care.
As singers/songwriters Hal David and Burt Bacharach said so well in their song:
What the world needs now is love, sweet love
It’s the only thing that there’s just too little of