“The consciousness of loving and being loved brings a warmth and richness to life that nothing else can bring. ” — Oscar Wilde (1854-1900) Irish Dramatist and Poet
“The world is our school for spiritual discovery.” — Paul Brunton
1. Write a love letter. Yes, an “old fashioned” love letter straight from the heart and in your own handwriting.
2. Instead of cut flowers give a plant. A nice potted miniature rose will last for years to come (hopefully) reminding your loved one of you. Remember ladies, men also like to receive flowers.
3. Start your loved one’s car on a cold winter morning. Nothing says love more than getting outside on a cold winter morning to scrape the windshield.
4. Write love notes on the steamy bathroom mirror.
5. Lend an ear when your loved one needs to talk. People need to feel that they are being heard.
6. A handmade card or gift. Know the recipient here. Some people love handmade, others don’t.
7. A back, shoulder, or foot rub. Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhh.
8. Hold hands while walking. This isn’t just for teenagers. “Old folks” like Bob and I still hold hands — in public even.
9. Write a love poem. Serious, silly, something only the two of you understand, it doesn’t really matter. It’s the thought that counts.
10. Say thank you. The two most important words in the English language yet we never say them enough.
“The day of my spiritual awakening was the day I saw–and knew I saw–
all things in God, and God in all things.” —Mechtild of Magdeburg (1210-1285)
“Love is an act of endless forgiveness, a tender look which becomes a habit.” ~Peter Ustinov
“Love one another and you will be happy. It’s as simple and as
difficult as that.” ~Michael Leunig
Instead of a dozen long stem roses or other cut flowers consider giving your loved one a live plant this Valentine’s Day.
Take a minute to consider the symbolism with me. When you give cut flowers they will wither and die within a few days. Why? Because they are cut off from their source.
A live plant will last much longer especially if it is nurtured, cared for and stays firmly rooted. Isn’t this a better symbol of lasting and enduring love?