Gratitude on Valentine’s Day

Gratitude-HeartsHave you realized that Valentine’s day is all about expressing your gratitude? It certainly is!

Sure, the media and card companies have a vested interest in making February 14th another socio-economic, materialistic, chocolate eating day. More heart-shaped boxes are sold for Valentine’s Day than any other day. On a side note, I remember all the years that my father would buy my mom a nice big box of chocolates for Valentine’s Day. Of course, he was the one who would eat all the chocolates! And then he would sneeze his head off since he was allergic to it! But I digress…

Today is the day when you are supposed to express your gratitude towards the one you love. Everyday should be Valentine’s Day! You should never take anyone for granted! Ever. The opposite of gratitude is taking someone for granted.

If you want to give the stereotypically flowers and chocolates, take the time to reflect what it is that you appreciate about the person receiving your gifts. Don’t do it just because, ‘it is the day to do so’; do it because you want to express your gratitude. Celebrate everyday (just like Thanksgiving should be celebrated everyday)!

One last thing to mention… Feel free to share your love on all levels with all people. Spread the love.

Be Well.
Paul.
The Gratitude Guru

5 Comments

  1. Menka on February 14, 2011 at 8:14 am

    Reading it “Gratitude on Valentine‚Äôs Day” is Valentine itself. Love it.

  2. Kim on February 14, 2011 at 9:47 am

    Happy Anniversary Baby!
    I’m so grateful for our 9 years of bliss. All my love forever…Kim

  3. Laurence Hansen on February 14, 2011 at 2:57 pm

    Thanks for acknowledging that everyday should be treated like Valentine’s day. A good daily burst of gratitude will do wonders for everyone.

  4. debbie katz on February 14, 2011 at 4:36 pm

    Hey Paul
    I’m very lucky because everyday IS like Valentine’s Day. I wish everyone was so lucky, but it also takes some effort. Not because it’s difficult, but because you just have to be aware. I’m very grateful for my hubby, and blessed to have him as my partner. I finally got it right.
    Hope you have a good one with your sweetie!

  5. Menka on February 14, 2011 at 10:30 pm

    Hoping that our Gratitude Guru is having happy Valentine day.

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