The descriptions are a broad stroke of generality, but accurate to some extent. If love is new, you probably fit into these categories fairly accurately. If love has matured, the feelings may have dimmed, but everyone wants to feel special on a holiday set aside for love.
Then there are those individuals still waiting for cupid to throw the arrow and Valentine’s Day is met with hope or depression.
It’s an emotionally volatile holiday and that got me to thinking. Is love reserved for that ONE someone special? Or, is love a greater emotion meant to spread to all those around you, all year long?
I’ve experienced all the emotions described above. I’m sailing with my one true love. The meaning of the holiday has shifted throughout the years.
There’s nothing like the thrill of receiving your first dozen long stem red roses or the ring that says, “I’ll love you for a lifetime.” After the initial thrill wears off and your love matures, do you still get a thrill from the one you pledged your lifetime?
I’ll suggest this February, no matter what stage of significant love you have, you consider a wider spectrum of people in your life that may need a shower of love sent their way. Life is made more special when someone looks beyond the new and mature love to those without. This sharing is made more special when it becomes a life time commitment of sharing. You never know how much love will come back to you until you give it a try.
Who needs a bit of love this February in your life? Do you spread the love all year long?