Love is in the Air

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

The celebration of love is here--Valentine's day is this Saturday. Are you ready to show some love?!

As you may or may not know, I am all for LOVE!  Last year, I wrote more extensively on my thoughts regarding the meaning of Valentines day and you can read it here.  

When it comes to your spouse or significant other, it is so important to know their love language (Words, Time, Acts, Gifts, and/or Touch), and once you get that down, include handwritten letters, be silly & laugh together, spend quality time (just the two of you or family time), and most importantly KISS OFTEN! 

This article on How Hugging, Kissing And More Displays Of Affection Help Your Health says kissing has shown to affect oxytocin and cortisol levels, and, just like hugging and cuddling, can reduce stress. I hope this is more than enough proof for all of you to get your hugging and smooching on!

This Love season should not only be about your significant other. It is also a time to pay a little more attention to the other people in your life who show you love. 

On a day like Valentine's Day, I always think of my parents.  They are not perfect, but in my eyes they are the epitome of love and marriage.  During this time, it is great to acknowledge the ones that first taught you love.  

Of course, do not forget about your children.  Yes, they may drive you bonkers sometimes, but the love they have for you is like no other.  Now is the perfect time to give them some extra hugs and kisses--even if they fight you off!

And what about your friends! You know the friend(s) who are there when you need them. In Spanish, Valentine's Day translates to El Dia del Amor y la Amistad aka Day of Love & Friendship. So get to it--Show your friends some love too!

Lastly, don't be a love scrooge.  Remember love comes to those that give love even during hard times. Do something nice, be kind and smile.

Wishing you all a love-filled Valentine's day season! 


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