When's the last time you wrote a love letter to your spouse or a note of appreciation to your parents or a friend?
When's the last time you took your spouse out on a date or took the time to sit down with a good friend over a cup of hot tea or coffee?
Whether you are married.... or not, young or old, Valentine's Day could be a great time to kick-off a year of intentional love, affection and appreciation.
At a loss for what to do? Here are a few ideas:
- Hand write a love letter - you can actually get a Love Letter kit from www.thinkmarriage.org
- Schedule time each day to actually talk with your spouse
- Take time to meet a friend for lunch
- Tell the people you love "I love you"
- Plan a creative date for your spouse - even if you can't afford a babysitter, plan an in-home date
- Recreate your favorite date from the past
- Purchase a bouquet or a romantic gift basket from Flower Fest and support the work of First Things First
- Take time to play with your children
- Give your spouse the day off and don't hold it over their head later
- Schedule a couple's massage
- Take a walk holding hands - research actually shows that a woman's blood pressure goes down when she is holding the hand of her spouse
- Do that thing that your spouse has been asking you to do for months
- Watch the Super Bowl with your spouse even if you don't like Football, you don't have to say a word, he'll enjoy just sitting should to should with you.