For a few weeks of every year, our culture is inundated with love. Everywhere we go we see hearts, roses, chocolates, Cupid and his arrows, and Valentine’s Day cards. The world is a swirl of pink and red. Then Valentine’s Day comes, and we can definitely feel the love! But what about February 15th? Or the 22nd? Or March 19? Do we still feel the love then? Even more importantly, are we still sharing our love then?
It is easy to focus on making sure our family feels loved on that one special day, Valentine’s Day. It is appropriate for us to celebrate our loved ones and declare our love for them! But why stop at just Valentine’s Day? Our family members should be at the top of our “I want you to know that I love you” list: not just on February 14, but all year long!
The purpose of this post is to encourage each of us to continue to let our family members know that we love them, even on “ordinary” days. We searched and found many ideas of ways to do just that. We are sharing a few of the ideas in hopes that some will strike a chord with each of us and ignite in us a new determination to warm our family members with our love. If we do so, even when all the roses have wilted, the chocolates have been eaten, and the Valentine’s Day cards have been read, our family members will get the message: “I love you, and I always will.”
Print some little love notes in to tuck in lunches: https://www.faithfilledfoodformoms.com/encouraging-lunch-box-notes-for-kids/
Love your children by better loving your spouse. Perhaps some of these ideas will inspire you: https://shelivesfree.com/2015/02/26-simple-ways-connect-spouse.html/
Here is a great list of 100 more ways to show your kids that you love them: https://totallythebomb.com/100-ways-show-kids-love
(Credit: Orthodox Christian Parenting)