“We mistakenly assume that if our partners love us they will react and behave in certain ways – the ways we react and behave when we love someone.”
With the recent passing of Valentine’s Day this quote could strike a close cord. With such a broadcasted holiday it’s easy to expect extravagantness in our celebration, and for those who don’t receive it they could be left spiteful, hurt, or angry. We constantly see commercials, movies, and read articles that tell us how a truly romantic evening should be spent. In reality these are just suggestions. Every relationship is different and shouldn’t be held to the same standards.
Love between two people is a special bond between themselves and should be celebrated as such. If you wanted flowers delivered to work and only got taken out to dinner instead, focus on what you did receive instead of what you didn’t. Be grateful for the small things in life because they are what’s going to imprint a long lasting memory in your mind not the extravagant Valentine’s Day celebration just because that’s what everyone is doing. A homemade card is more meaningful than all the roses in the world. Remember that just because we love someone doesn’t mean they have to act a certain way. They are still their own person with their own opinions and ideas. You never know…if instead of being mad next time you embrace the moment you could surprise yourself by having the time of your life.