Today is Valentine’s Day, the day set aside each year to bolster Hallmark, floral and candy industries’ bottom lines. It’s also the day people tend to express their love.
Those with whom we have a romantic relationship – spouse, partner, boy/girlfriend – are the traditional recipients of such expressions.
Children give valentines to parents, classmates and teachers.
But on the one day of the year when expressing love is not just encouraged but expected, there is one group that probably doesn’t get much attention: friends.
No, they’re not the people we marry or give birth to – or who gave birth to us. But they’re important – sometimes more important than family.
Take a few minutes today and tell your friends how much you love them. ‘
But tell them.
What are you waiting for?
Wednesday – When ‘friend’ doesn’t say enough
Friday – “My Name is Alex”