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Celebrate the Spirit of Valentine’s Day Year-Round!

By Emma Dickison

Happy Valentine's Day

Happy Valentine’s Day! For centuries, February 14th has been celebrated as the holiday of love – a special day on which people around the world, particularly couples, take time out of their hectic schedules to express their love and appreciation for one another by showering them with cards, flowers, candy and gifts.

One day a year dedicated to showing your loved ones how much you truly care … but one day isn’t nearly enough! In today’s fast-paced society, it’s easy to get caught up in the busyness and lose sight of what’s really important – spending precious time with those we hold dear.

Oftentimes, the most important people in our lives – family and friends – get pushed to the backburner in lieu of work, chores and social obligations. We get so focused on checking items off our never-ending to-do lists, that we neglect to nurture the most important relationships in our lives!

This Valentine’s Day, I encourage you to reach out to loved ones near and far, especially those you haven’t spoken to or seen in a while and those who recently lost a loved one of their own. Resolve to spend more time with your friends and family, and start celebrating the spirit of Valentine’s Day year-round!

Here are some fun, easy ways to show your loved ones you care. And I promise, you’ll feel rejuvenated and better able to tackle that to-do list tomorrow!

  • Date Night: Often reserved for couples, date night can be applied to everyone, from parents and siblings to work friends and neighbors. Once a month, meet at a restaurant or invite others over to your house to enjoy new recipes and good conversation.
  • Movie Night: Snuggle up on the couch with your family or invite your friends and neighbors over for some popcorn and a feel-good flick.
  • Community Project: Whether you’re volunteering at a local charity or lending your neighbor a hand with a house project, helping others is a sure-fire way to boost your spirits and give you a renewed sense of purpose. If you’re looking for a rewarding career in home care, Home Helpers is always looking for compassionate individuals to join our team! Simply provide some basic information, and the nearest office will be in touch to discuss the opportunities in your area.

Remember, the spirit of Valentine’s Day doesn’t have to be reserved for February 14th – celebrate your sweethearts and loved ones every day!