Sunday Poser # 119

Welcome back to another Sunday Poser

This week my question is;

How do you show your love?

With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, I’d like to know how do you show your love and affection to your loved one.

Personally, I don’t celebrate Valentine’s Day seriously, or I should say ritualistically. If we go out for a meal, it’s fine. But it’s neither expected nor missed if nothing special is planned for this day. I believe we have all 365 days of the year to show our love and affection for each other and thinking that there’s only one special day for love is not how it should be.

The way I’d show my love for my husband, or my kids would be to show them how much I care for them all through the year. Being kind, understanding and helpful is my way of showing love.

How do you celebrate love? Do you make a big deal out of Valentine’s Day or is it an ongoing thing all the time?

Please share your thoughts in the comments section or you can write your own post and link it to this one so that I can find it.

As usual, thanks of visiting and reading.



64 thoughts on “Sunday Poser # 119

  1. I agree with the above comments, it’s not about what we do one day of the year, but how we treat people the other 364 days of the year. However, what I also got to thinking is whether love is also doing our best to look after ourselves too, so we’re not causing pain and worry to others because of our actions or inactions. We feel so much pain when we see out loved ones hueting and suffering- do we not also have an obligation to prevent that if its within our power?

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  2. In a sense, Valentines day makes a little bit of a feeling of obligation to do something a bit more than usual. Especially if ones love language is receiving/giving gifts. The other days of the year are more important to show consistent love, though.

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  3. I show love a lot with words of affirmation and acts of service. I love to “help” my students, my family, my community, and I think a positive word of encouragement is golden. I think giving love is a strength of mine, but receiving love is a weakness, in that I am not good at allow others to celebrate and show love to me. I continue to work on this important part of being loved, loving, and growing as a person. 💜

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  4. We went out once for Valentine’s Day before we were married. But it was so crowded my husband called it “amateur night.” Then our daughter was born on Feb. 12 so Valentine’s Day was overlooked. I agree that we should celebrate our loved ones all year long.

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    1. Even here where Valentine’s Day is a relatively newer thing, all restaurants are packed. Not a good way to eat in peace. Celebrating your daughter’s birthday is a wonderful way to celebrate love.

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  5. I used to by small chocolate heart boxes for the kids. Now nothing really. I downplay certain dates and if something is wanted or needed the rest of the year I try to give it. We send loving notes most days.

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  6. I do tend to make a small gift for my husband for Valentine’s but haven’t gotten around to it this year. Then again, he didn’t gift me anything either (we won’t be seeing each other this Tuesday). I definitely think love is a year-round thing.

    I’ll think on your question, but I think my main love languages are physical touch and understanding/supporting my husband on his journey of self-discovery when he most needs me to. For example, today he told me about stopping to believe in the Christian faith (for reasons that are too private to him for me to disclose online) and I was like, this is awesome, we can leave the faith behind together. He knows I’ve been struggling with it but I had no idea so was he.

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  7. We don’t celebrate it too seriously here but I’m planning to take my folks out as well as my maternal grandfather for dinner. It would likely be after Valentines to avoid the rush.

    My brothers and I are used to saying “I love you” as we were growing up as my mom and dad didn’t have that when they were children. They made sure to say it to us everyday, anywhere, as normally as you say please and thank you. So I guess you could say we show and say love on a daily basis.

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  8. I try to do a little something extra on Valentine’s Day but nothing big as everyday is an opportunity to share love. And it has always been about love in general, not just romance. Me and my ex used to give our daughter Valentines and I have been known to send them to friends too, just to let them know I care and am thinking of them. But Valentine’s is not the day for going out to eat, way too packed. In the past I have gone out sometime during that week usually.

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