The new year has begun, resolutions are in place, decorations from the holidays put up, and the next holiday on the calendar is Valentine's Day. This is the day that most people shower the people they love with gifts. This has will be a remarkable tradition in the United States, yet love is not designed for one day out of the year. Love is an affection that is on display every day that you commit to an individual through marriage or a dating relationship. This type of relationship is holistic and because of the hustle and bustle of our society it is sometimes difficult to remember that your partner needs to be showered with affection every day.
The word holistic is described as the whole being greater than the sum of its parts. This is absolutely the way that we should see LOVE. Our partner should complete us, make us whole, and be that person that when everything else in life is falling apart you can look to and know that this life is wonderful just because of him/her.
This type of love is sometimes difficult to see in the world today. Divorce rates are at an all-time high, the millennials are not getting married as their parents did after they complete their college education. As a matter of fact, in recent studies most millennials prefer to stay single and work on their careers. The “Greatest Generation”, the ones who we grew up watching as they showed that undying affection for each other are getting older and leaving us.
So, the question is how we bring back that daily affection for the person we love and put it on display for the world to see? How do we not get caught up in the mundane tasks of the day-to-day life and forget that a person, human being, that we love is much more important than our career, the house being cleaned or if the children get to bed on time?
We do this by being intentional. Go to bed every night intentionally thinking about that person you love, wake up every morning doing the same thing. Always put your partners feelings and dreams ahead of your own. Some say well “If I do that then who is going to take care of my dreams?” Your partner will. We define love as when someone else’s feelings are more important than your own. If you practice that daily with your partner and your partner does the same thing then you will always have 100 percent success in your loving relationship. Men be intentional in treating their partner like the queen she is, and queens make sure you take care of that king. Men need constant affirmation that they are doing a great job so make sure he knows daily what a great job he is doing for you.
Love Is an emotion nurtured daily. Make sure that you are nurturing your love and your relationship and then you will be the new example for the world.