Buy Love: The Best Valentine's Day in review

Valentine’s Day is a holiday to celebrate love. So why is it a holiday so fraught with anxiety and disappointment? Men feel that no matter what they buy or do, it won’t be enough. Women look at his purchase or plans as a symbol of his love and not surprisingly women don’t feel loved enough.

But what would be enough?

Is there any amount of money that can buy love? Whether you receive a small or large gift, isn’t the sentiment behind it more important?

The worst part of this holiday is perhaps how we criticize and compare ourselves to others. There is no other holiday or event where everyone is so concerned with who purchased or received what. Nobody cares what my partner gave me for Christmas, but I'm sure a lot of people will want to know what we got and did for Valentine's Day.

Ever wondered why?

This is just one of many things that we were talking about in a recent episode about Valentine’s Day & Co - check it out, what are you waiting for?

This week’s blogs are about love and gratitude, not only romantic love. Valentine's Day does not have to be a stressful holiday. You might get wrapped up in finding the ideal present, or you can think about how we as a culture decided to create a special day for love.

Isn't it cool?

I hope you take advantage of this opportunity to practice appreciation and gratitude. Who are the individuals in your life? What effect did they have on your life? When was the last time you expressed your gratitude and love? I'm not only talking about your lover; I'm talking about everyone in your life. When was the last time you thanked your boss, mother, or mailman?

I hope you will take advantage of this season of love. A kind word or a considerate act can make someone's day or life better.

Have you checked out this week’s episode on Valentine's Day? It’s about Love, Chocolate, Drugs, and Co. Click here to listen to it now and get inspired by it.

Here’s my recommended read:

My favorite book on the subject of love is “How To Love” by Thich Nhat Hanh.

This small book of brief passages has been my roadmap to love. I recommend reading a passage or two a day.

Reading it with someone you love can be life changing.

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