As Valentine’s Day approaches, many plan to lavish attention on loved ones, as it continues to be a holiday revolving around gift-giving. The emotional expectation on couples to show their love with material goods provides a sizeable surge for our economy, as retailers and restaurateurs are expected to enjoy the $13 billion spent by Americans. However, love is powerful and has value beyond the candy, flowers, cards, jewelry, meals, clothing, and other gifts purchased for the occasion.
The rise in revenues is a plus for our economy, but the true value and gain is the sharing of love as our greatest resource within society. We know that when we love, we trust, and these relationships become mutually beneficial. In the present era of distrust within our government, businesses, religious institutions, the list goes on…imagine a world where each society trusted the other. Imagine if this connection and trust could be felt between all of mankind.
Valentine’s Day is time to reflect on the love and admiration you have for those special loved ones in your life. But also remember to expand that love and admiration out into the world. If we can find more love and trust for our fellow citizens and mankind abroad, society as a whole will function better. As we expand the boundaries of faith and trust, we expand the boundaries of possibilities making us all more resilient, healthier and happier as human beings. We hope this Valentine’s Day will find you well loved in the company of family and friends.
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