Ah, Valentine’s Day. Such a heartwarming holiday. Completely designed to “share our love” with the ones that we love the most. Anyone else feel like it’s just another holiday to spend money on people so that flower shops and the card companies can earn their money? I hope you know, that you are loved! You are more precious than priceless gems! You are here for a reason and you are making a difference in this world, so take care of yourself! Click to read more.

Feel Loved on Valentine’s Day

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Ah, Valentine’s Day. Such a heartwarming holiday. Completely designed to “share our love” with the ones that we love the most. Anyone else feel like it’s just another holiday to spend money on people so that flower shops and the card companies can earn their money? I hope you know, that you are loved! You are more precious than priceless gems! You are here for a reason and you are making a difference in this world, so take care of yourself! Click to read more.

Sending a big hug of thanks to my new blogger friend Chandra.  Thank you for the privilege of featuring your writing this Valentine’s on Lisa Designs Life. 

Chandra is the author of Journey to Bravery, a blog dedicated to sharing tips and suggestions for simplifying family life and openly discussing mental illnesses. Chandra and her husband Rick have four children.  They live in Utah in a small rural community surrounded by horses and cows. Chandra started her blog after her personal experience with depression, anxiety, and suicidal thoughts after extreme stress caused by her work environment.  She also has a child with anxiety, depression and OCD.  Her goal is to help others understand that they are not alone and she shares experiences that have helped her and her family. 

Ah, Valentine’s Day. Such a heartwarming holiday. Completely designed to “share our love” with the ones that we love the most. Anyone else feel like it’s just another holiday to spend money on people so that flower shops and the card companies can earn their money? I hope you know, that you are loved! You are more precious than priceless gems! You are here for a reason and you are making a difference in this world, so take care of yourself! Click to read more.

                                                               

Ah, Valentine’s Day. Such a heartwarming holiday. Completely designed to “share our love” with the ones that we love the most. Anyone else feel like it’s just another holiday to spend money on people so that flower shops and the card companies can earn their money? I hope you know, that you are loved! You are more precious than priceless gems! You are here for a reason and you are making a difference in this world, so take care of yourself! Click to read more.

 

Ah, Valentine’s Day. Such a heartwarming holiday. Completely designed to “share our love” with the ones that we love the most. Anyone else feel like it’s just another holiday to spend money on people so that flower shops and the card companies can earn their money? I don’t know about you, but I do. Hey, I’m all about getting flowers from the hubs, but, that’s about the extent of it.

Ah, Valentine’s Day. Such a heartwarming holiday. Completely designed to “share our love” with the ones that we love the most. Anyone else feel like it’s just another holiday to spend money on people so that flower shops and the card companies can earn their money? I hope you know, that you are loved! You are more precious than priceless gems! You are here for a reason and you are making a difference in this world, so take care of yourself! Click to read more.

I don’t need a holiday to feel loved by him.

I don’t expect him get me any flowers on Valentine’s either.

Ah, Valentine’s Day. Such a heartwarming holiday. Completely designed to “share our love” with the ones that we love the most. Anyone else feel like it’s just another holiday to spend money on people so that flower shops and the card companies can earn their money? I hope you know, that you are loved! You are more precious than priceless gems! You are here for a reason and you are making a difference in this world, so take care of yourself! Click to read more.
I Don’t Need All the Gifts

I know what you’re thinking, “Girl, you need to take advantage of Valentine’s and get some stuff from your man!” But, gifts are not my love language. If you’d like to understand what it means by a “love language,” I recommend reading this article. You can find out what your love language is by taking a quiz. 

Ah, Valentine’s Day. Such a heartwarming holiday. Completely designed to “share our love” with the ones that we love the most. Anyone else feel like it’s just another holiday to spend money on people so that flower shops and the card companies can earn their money? I hope you know, that you are loved! You are more precious than priceless gems! You are here for a reason and you are making a difference in this world, so take care of yourself! Click to read more.

I’m going to let you in on a little secret and help you understand what you need to know to feel loved on Valentine’s Day, especially if you struggle with your mental health.

 

Ah, Valentine’s Day. Such a heartwarming holiday. Completely designed to “share our love” with the ones that we love the most. Anyone else feel like it’s just another holiday to spend money on people so that flower shops and the card companies can earn their money? I hope you know, that you are loved! You are more precious than priceless gems! You are here for a reason and you are making a difference in this world, so take care of yourself! Click to read more.

 

Discover Your Love Language

One of the most important things about a relationship is understanding what love language you and your partner needs. When I was able to get in touch with understanding what my husband needs from me and what I need from him, our relationship was much stronger.

Ah, Valentine’s Day. Such a heartwarming holiday. Completely designed to “share our love” with the ones that we love the most. Anyone else feel like it’s just another holiday to spend money on people so that flower shops and the card companies can earn their money? I hope you know, that you are loved! You are more precious than priceless gems! You are here for a reason and you are making a difference in this world, so take care of yourself! Click to read more.

My husband and I have really had a very strong marriage since the beginning. But, what I didn’t understand was that there were still things that he needed that I wasn’t providing for him. My husband’s love language is acts of service. Very strongly acts of service! Mine is quality time and words of affirmation, equally.

Feel Loved In Your Situation

I know what you’re thinking, “But, Chandra, what if I’m not in a relationship? What if our relationship is rocky? What if our relationship just ended?” Stay with me, friends! I still feel that it’s important to understand your love language. You still have a relationship with yourself that is just as important, if not more, than your relationship with anyone else.

What do you need to feel loved? Do you need gifts?

Then go out and buy yourself something!

There’s no reason you can’t treat yourself to self-love!

 

Ah, Valentine’s Day. Such a heartwarming holiday. Completely designed to “share our love” with the ones that we love the most. Anyone else feel like it’s just another holiday to spend money on people so that flower shops and the card companies can earn their money? I hope you know, that you are loved! You are more precious than priceless gems! You are here for a reason and you are making a difference in this world, so take care of yourself! Click to read more.

Spread the Love

It can be so hard to get out there and share love with others. But, I want to encourage you to do your best to try to show others love and appreciation! Is there someone in your life that you want to know how much you appreciate them? Buy them something or send them a card telling them how you feel. Believe it or not, making someone else feel appreciated will lift your spirits and help you feel the love you’re trying to evoke. There’s nothing better than service! You can spread the love any day, not just at Valentine’s.

Ah, Valentine’s Day. Such a heartwarming holiday. Completely designed to “share our love” with the ones that we love the most. Anyone else feel like it’s just another holiday to spend money on people so that flower shops and the card companies can earn their money? I hope you know, that you are loved! You are more precious than priceless gems! You are here for a reason and you are making a difference in this world, so take care of yourself! Click to read more.

You ARE Loved on Valentine’s and Always!

I hope you also know, that you are loved! You are more precious than priceless gems! You did not come to this earth for nothing. You are here for a reason and you are making a difference in this world, whether you know it or not. Take care of yourself! Talk to others you trust to ask them to understand what you need. Share goodness with the people around you!

 

Ah, Valentine’s Day. Such a heartwarming holiday. Completely designed to “share our love” with the ones that we love the most. Anyone else feel like it’s just another holiday to spend money on people so that flower shops and the card companies can earn their money? I hope you know, that you are loved! You are more precious than priceless gems! You are here for a reason and you are making a difference in this world, so take care of yourself! Click to read more.

 

Thank you so much for letting me share with you! Happy Valentine’s Day, my friends! Stop by to say hi at www.journeytobravery.com, follow me on Instagram @journeytobravery, or follow me on facebook.

Ah, Valentine’s Day. Such a heartwarming holiday. Completely designed to “share our love” with the ones that we love the most. Anyone else feel like it’s just another holiday to spend money on people so that flower shops and the card companies can earn their money? I hope you know, that you are loved! You are more precious than priceless gems! You are here for a reason and you are making a difference in this world, so take care of yourself! Click to read more.

All the best, Chandra

Journey to Bravery

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Ah, Valentine’s Day. Such a heartwarming holiday. Completely designed to “share our love” with the ones that we love the most. Anyone else feel like it’s just another holiday to spend money on people so that flower shops and the card companies can earn their money? I hope you know, that you are loved! You are more precious than priceless gems! You are here for a reason and you are making a difference in this world, so take care of yourself! Click to read more.

 

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52 responses to “Feel Loved on Valentine’s Day

  1. I totally feel the same way, love should be given every day not just on one day of the year. This sounds like a cool book to read too.

  2. Love this! I totally agree about gifts not being your love language. My husband and I stopped doing gifts for Valentine’s Day because we realized we were just doing it because we felt like we should. Now we just go to dinner and plan some kind of experience together and that means so much more than a gift. Thank you for sharing!

  3. Thanks so much for reminding me about the love languages. My husband and I discovered our love languages years ago but we need to remind ourselves again and get back to loving more. Thank you for this post ❤️

  4. Great post! Love languages are so important to understand between partners. When you know what your partner needs from you and your partner knows what you need from him/her, it makes all the difference!

  5. This is such a great read! Love language is such an important thing that is so often forgotten. I love that you included the last bit about always being loved, everyone needs to hear that from time to time.

  6. What a positive message! I think it’s so important for us to understand what we need to feel loved, and to communicate that to the people that matter in our lives. Even if that’s not a romantic partner. We should be able to tell our friends and family what we need to feel appreciated and nurtured. And of course, also be able to treat ourselves occasionally too.

  7. Nice article!… it’s so true that we don’t need a holiday to feel loved, I too like getting flowers any time of the year not just on a holiday! I do like though that having a holiday gives us an excuse to make an evening just a little more special for each other, sometimes it’s easy to get stuck doing the same things all the time but a holiday almost bumps up the “should do” and makes us try just a little harder! Love your take though so many great points!!

  8. hey Lisa I love that you reposted this article. As I started to read it I thought gosh I’ve already read this, and then I realized when she said Chandra that I had. I actually read it on her website LOL . But it is a perfect post for the season and the more he gets out there and people read it then we’re good it’ll do. Thanks for sharing.

    • Hey, Jen! Chandra here. I just wanted to know which article you were referring to when you stated that it’s on my website. Since this is the only article I have posted for Lisa on her site. I certainly don’t want to be duplicating content.

    • Hey Chandra & Lisa,
      I was referring to a post I just recently read on the language of love, which I truly thought I had read on Chandra’s website, but apparently it was not.. I read a ton of blog posts via this comment group and others. I honestly thought it was Chandra’s post since Lisa had referenced you in the article. I do apologize for my mistake. The comment was really meant as a shout out to both of you for a job well done and getting the word out to the blogosphere.
      P.S. Clearly my dictation via my iPad for my above comment was not that great either causing even more confusion. Judging by the content of my comment, lol. Several words are left out, missing and incorrect. This one is actually hand typed as to not have “Siri” cause any further confusion.

  9. Know your own love language and your spouses love language can be powerful. Knowing ours has really helped my husband and me grow stronger. My love language is quality time and I can truly say I don’t care much about getting anything…I just want to spend time doing something together. This was a great read!

  10. I’ve always enjoyed Valentine’s Day because it’s something fun to celebrate. when I was younger I always used to use it as an excuse to bake something yummy and festive. My fiance and I don’t usually exchange gifts but we do celebrate with a nice dinner together. And even though I’m almost 30 my mom still buys me little gifts, for example she just had dinner at my house and gave me the cutest pair of socks with kitties and hearts to celebrate!

  11. I don’t usually want expensive gifts for Valentine’s day. A single red rose with a heartfelt “I love you” will do it for me.

  12. I simply love the Love Languages concept. I am an acts of service kind of girl and always have been. If someone cleans out my car, or goes and volunteers in my name I am so elated!! Great concept to talk about!

  13. Susannah

    I am the same way. I’m so grateful to have a deep relationship with my husband and the flexibility to spend a lot of time together, so Valentine’s Day doesn’t mean as much to us. I know that’s pretty special !

  14. I thought I was the only one who thought like that you should show love everyday and not just one day. If you really love someone would do it every single day.

  15. First off, I love the love languages book and mine isn’t gifts either. Mine is acts of service. Nothing like coming home to a clean kitchen. Valentine’s Day can be every day for me. Having me time sometimes also helps to recharge you and helps you be ready to spread love. Also, mental illness is a topic that is so relevant today. It’s great to share experiences with others.

  16. Valentine’s day is just another day like any other and I definitely do not need a special occasion to treat myself. I do it all the time 🙂 You are right about sharing that definitely spreads great vibes and adds so much positivity to your life 🙂

  17. Lovely post. My husband and I have not bought each other Valentine’s gifts since we were dating, almost 15 years ago… yet I feel loved every single day. I completely agree with you on sharing love… I recently got the hubs a bottle of his favourite whisky that he couldn’t find locally anymore, the joy on his face made it worth it.

  18. My birthdays on Valentines day! I think its one of the worst days in the year to have a birthday, especially if you’re single because all your non-single friends will spend it with their boyfriends and then I struggle to come up with plans! I really liked your section on “You’re loved” definitely needed to hear that hahah thank you

  19. I have always been very anti Valentines Day and more so when in relationships in fact. It’s just so commercial. I don’t want to be told when to be romantic as the point of romance is in part the spontaneous nature of it. Plus something to exclude those who need to feel loved the very most seems mean, A great post.

  20. Leigh

    I really agree with discovering one’s love language! My husband and I have completely different ones so it was so helpful to figure out what he really appreciated! Great tip!

    • It’s true Kyla and there are many kinds of love we can give and receive, love is not bound by romantic relationships. A simple act of kindness to a stranger is a form of love. I always say, “a smile can go a long way.
      ” and it doesn’t cost a thing!

  21. Ioana

    I loved you article and found myself in your words. I am the same, and find Valentines Day not an opportunity or occasion to buy/receive material things, but to spend time with your loved one, do something togeter.

  22. I love this! And it’s a great book!!. There are definitely different types of love languages…and it is so helpful to realize what yours and your partners are! I don’t need all the gifts either. I’m all about acts of service too. But I think loving yourself and remembering to take care of yourself has to be first and foremost…great reminder!!

  23. Erin

    This is a lovely post. It is important to give love everyday. I am so glad that I have a husband that never makes me feel like he doesn’t love me (except on V-Day). I completely agree about gifts not being the same as saying I love you. We don’t even do gifts that often anymore and that is ok with me. He spends the whole year buying me anything I want and I do the same for him. Also, your photos here are beautifully done.

    • Erin, so true, giving a gift anytime and just because means a lot more than getting something on Valentines Day. And a gift like a date night, anything that makes memories is far above a store-bought item. We have our memories for a lifetime but ‘stuff’ comes and goes!

  24. This is a great article! We love the 5 Love Languages in our house and it truly has helped our relationship as well as how we parent our kids and their specific love language too!

  25. I feel the same! I’m not big into gifts on valentine’s day. I will have to read up on love language. I think mine is also words of affirmation. Tell me I’m pretty and you need me forever. lol

    • Hi Angela, thanks for checking out this post and visiting my blog, I really appreciate all my readers. I would venture a guess that all woman like to hear they are loved, beautiful and needed, I know I do!