Valentine’s Day in my opinion is a marketing strategy for big shops to get you into their doors. They know you will feel guilty if you do not buy something pricey for your significant other. They run television ads to form expectations, and once you watch these commercials over and over, they have you hooked and looking forward to go ‘shop’ for your date. Celebrating love should be a constant thing for couples and not an annual event. Nonetheless, Valentine’s Day is real and it is this weekend. What are you planning to do?
7 things to avoid this valentine
- Stress out because you do not have a ‘valentine’ – It is not the best scenario, but if this happens to you, look for positive and memorable things to do.
- Pretend to forget about it. – Even if you do not like the idea of valentine, your significant other may have expectations for the day; at least meet the expectations.
- Offering the same gift you bought last year. – In other words, be creative this weekend. (For husbands, put dinner on your list)
- Falling for marketing hype – The commercials are geared to make you spend, and spend more.
- Get into debt – This weekend, seek to do those things that adds value to your relationship; and debt is not one of those.
- Lack of a plan – next big mistake to forgetting valentine’s day, is lack of a plan. If you cannot pull anything off your head, search on Google for ideas, or even ask your date what they would like you to do for valentine.
- Practicing perfection – while you should do your homework and plan right, give yourself and your date a room to ‘breath’.
Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, and always perseveres. Love never fails. (1 Corinthians 13:4-8 NIV)