We’re on a collision course with love. No, not you and me. I’m talking about all of us. We’ll soon run head first into Valentine’s Day. It will explode all over our lives, staining us in red, pink, and chocolate. Lots of chocolate! Some of us will go kicking and screaming, dateless and repulsed by the color pink. Caring husbands will gladly hand over a blank check to retail stores, as long as they can supply him with a gift that helps him express his love for his wife better than he can.
Somewhere out there, a slightly unstable lady will have two dozen roses delivered to herself at the office and address it from a secret admirer. For the Romeo’s of the world, Valentine’s Day is nothing less than the Super Bowl of love. Come February 14th, these guys will buy their gals human-sized teddy bears and boxes of chocolate the size of California King Mattresses.
My point is that we all express love uniquely, and folks tend to have varying opinions on the holiday. Love means different things to different people, and it’s hard to define the “L-word”. Surely, it’s a language that transcends cultures and breaks down barriers. Most of the world doesn’t speak the same language, but we all understand a hug. It’s hard to misinterpret a kiss. To hold someone’s hand is an act of kindness, whether you’re in Times Square or Thailand.
“Making love” is not just a term for having sex. It’s a phrase that means so much more, on so many levels. To “make love” means to make kindness; to create acts of compassion. To “make” something requires a conscious effort. Yet, merely creating love is not enough. We must also strive to give it away freely, asking nothing in return. If you can give away kindness like it’s candy at a parade, it’s a great way to ensure you’ll live a life of happiness. You see, love is a funny little thing. It’s kind of look a boomerang that always circles back to us.
The world provides us with countless opportunities to make more love. These little windows of opportunity are often overlooked by us as we go about our frantic lives. Yet, our lives are nothing more than a cumulation of little moments that add up to one big experience. Please make an effort to celebrate your love with your significant other every day of the year, not just in mid-February. If you’re currently single, you can direct your affection at your pets, co-workers, parents, and children. Let’s not forget strangers. A kind word or genuine smile can change someone’s day in profound ways.
One time, many years ago, I witnessed an older couple who were still making love work for them after so many years of marriage. I was having dinner at a crowded Mexican restaurant. A husband and wife who appeared to be in their early 80s were seated across the room. A slow and romantic song came over the restaurant speakers. The two love birds casually pulled their napkins off their laps and placed them on the table. Without attempting to draw any attention to themselves, they simply stood up and began to slow dance with each other. Right there, in the middle of the restaurant, they embraced each other and danced cheek to cheek. With a mouth full of enchiladas, I watched them dance with a smile on my face. They were obviously just as in love as they day they got married. Love is the most beautiful of all dances, and that couple could dance with the best of them.
Written by Andy Myers, Psychic Medium and Best-Selling Author