What does Valentine’s Day mean to you? Valentine’s Day is often celebrated with chocolate, dinner, roses, or even jewelry. These are just a few ways we show love to our significant other on this special day celebrating love.
For me, every day is Valentine’s Day! This may sound corny, however, love is constant every day of the year. I don’t think my husband and I have ever celebrated Valentine’s Day in the traditional way. Instead, we have stayed focused on our life as a couple throughout the year. Our sights have been on the ideal life we want to live together, so we don’t get caught up in the marketing hype of Valentine’s Day. Our long term goals and dreams have been more important than temporary material gestures. Most importantly, we have both agreed to this.
A few years ago on the week before Valentine’s Day, my husband and I went up to the mountains together to relax and enjoy the snow. I skied during the week and enjoyed short lift lines. We ice skated together on a Thursday afternoon with hardly anyone else on the pond. I thought to myself; ” This is the best Valentine’s Day gift my husband could possibly give me. What a wonderful and romantic way to spend quality time together”. Because of our focus on saving, not spending every time the wind blows, we have been able to create a life for ourselves that allows us to have moments like this. The freedom to take time, relax and enjoy each other is more valuable than roses, chocolates or even jewelry. It is truly priceless. True love is giving your significant other the life you both deserve to live.
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