Ah, February. The month when you can purchase a massive teddy bear and an oversize box of chocolates shaped like a heart from your local grocery store. Sure, Valentine's Day has turned into a consumer holiday fueled by Hallmark, but honestly, who cares? Valentine's Day is about celebrating that special someone in your life.
You don't need dinner reservations at a fancy restaurant or extravagant gifts. You just need the one whom you love. Last year, the Choctawk brought a blog about what couples can do together on Valentine's Day, so this year I'm going to give some non-date advice.
Uplift. Tell your partner what you love about him/her. After all, they've taken time to invest in your life, and that's no small task. Words of encouragement and kindness are never wasted.
Support. Life never stops for holidays. Your significant other may have a crazy week coming up, so having a huge, time consuming Valentine's Day may not be possible. This is okay! Don't let life keep you from supporting your partner and his/her goals and duties.
Treat. No, I don't mean flying him/her to Rome for the weekend. Rather, surprise him/her to a midday snack or their favorite dessert. Simplicity is sweet.
Write. Give a handwritten note of your affection. Whether it's a cheesy card or a long romantic letter, your partner will love it.
Love. Maybe you have a grand Valentine's Day planned, and if so, that's wonderful. Maybe you've planned a low-key date, and if so, that's wonderful as well. Whatever you have planned for that special someone in your life, do it in love. Love your partner well and constantly.