Personally, I think I am one of the luckiest guys out there! I married a wonderful women who doesn’t care about Valentines Day. In fact my Valentines Day Gift to her each year is NOT to do anything on Valentines Day. She finds the holiday way too commercial for her liking, and also believes that we should show love to the ones we care about all year long. This is a principle taught to me by my mentor Darren Hardy. In a recent blog article Darren wrote the following…
“One of the most valuable personal development principles I was ever taught was: Don’t want what you want. That will only create more want. Instead: Give what you want. That will ignite the process of creating it.
What do you want?
Confidence? Bolster the confidence of someone else.
Courage? Encourage to someone else.
Hope? Provide hope to someone else.
Money? Give money to support someone/something else.
Belief? Instill belief in someone else.
Love? Give love to someone else.”
This was a lesson I learned from being with my wife for almost 12 years. Love is not something we should only show on special occasions or holidays. Love is shown in the small little things we do for each other each and every single day. Doing the dishes without being asked, and not asking for recognition. Truly listening to a story the other person is telling and taking full interest in what they are saying. Reading a book to your spouse at night as she falls asleep. Giving your man a massage after a hard day of working.
By giving love you, create love and it will return to you stronger and fuller then you can possibly imagine!