I’m sorry I haven’t written anything lately. Between work and packing our house, I’ve been going flat out. I’ve had random thoughts, though, so you’ll get the benefit of those.
“Oh, you better not forget tomorrow. It’s Valentine’s Day,” a coworker teased another employee on February 13.
“I don’t celebrate Valentine’s Day. I don’t do anything for it,” he growled.
I took my piece of paper and slunk out of the room. I tried not to laugh, because he has strong opinions about many things, including ink pens. I understand the mentality about Valentine’s Day. I know it’s a made up holiday. I have my own issues about Administrative Professionals’ Day. He and I had talked about this before, the pressure of having to appreciate or show love to someone on one specific day.
“You should appreciate people all year long,” he said.
I agreed back then. I still do. The problem becomes if you don’t have a set day of some kind, you may never do it. You might let their birthday slip by. “Oh, I’ll catch up with them later and take them to lunch.” Christmas might get a pass, too. Your wedding anniversary escapes attention. The years roll on. Circumstances change. The people who brought joy to your everyday move on in their journey. You miss your chance to tell them they matter and thank them for their impact on you. You live with constant regret.
When do you give care if you don’t make a plan? The special people in our lives deserve to know how much they mean to us. Any day will do. Just pick one.
Dear friends, let us continue to love one another, for love comes from God. Anyone who loves is a child of God and knows God. – 1 John 4:7