How to make Valentine’s Day mean more than just a card and some flowers

Okay, this may be a little touchy-feely, but it’s worth thinking about this Valentine’s Day. Let’s face it, in some ways the holiday is all about buying a card, a bouquet of roses, and heart-shaped box of chocolates, and calling it good. Nothing wrong with all of that . . . . but maybe there’s a way to think a little bigger on Valentine’s Day, and expand your expression of love beyond your husband, wife, or significant other.

Here’s what it says in a Huffington Post story:

Valentine’s Day does not have to be about your one and only — that’s the traditional way, but it’s limited. What if Valentine’s Day was a time to celebrate LOVE and the many ways it can show up? Here are seven easy ideas to expand the feeling of love. How many can you take on?

A few of their suggestions: Do something nice for yourself. Remember someone far away. Express love to a pet. Practice Guerrilla love. Give some love to where you are. Love your life wholeheartedly.

What exactly are they talking about? Check out the whole story (it’s a quick read) here.


About John Fisher

John is a Midwest native who started his Northwest radio career in 1992 after moving to Seattle from Chicago. He’s an avid cyclist, painter, traveler, foodie, and dog lover (Hazel and Gizmo, both shelter dogs.) He’s worked with various animal organizations including PAWS, Seattle Humane Society and Seattle Animal Shelter. John got a late start on fatherhood – he and his wife have a 5-year-old son named Dawson who already has a crush on Katy Perry.