Happy weekend of love! I don't know about you, but for me, Valentine's Day has never really been a huge deal. I have always been under the impression that if my significant other is good to me year round, it doesn't matter if he buys me an embarrassing display of flowers, and/or a tiny box of chocolates in the shape of a heart.
For me, those things mean nothing. So, what does mean something? Love -- the kind that lasts all year. The kind that sends me stupid selfie videos of him dancing with his new hair cut. The kind that spends an hour on Saturdays doing the massive mountain of dishes we build up during our busy weeks. The kind that holds my hand while I'm having a panic attack on my mother's first death anniversary. The kind that forgives me for ignoring him during the worst year of my life. The kind that willingly chooses to just see a movie with me every Valentine's Day instead of trudging through the masses of people at restaurants.
(Special Note: This year we're going to see Pretty in Pink, because how awesome is it that it's back in theaters for it's 30th anniversary?!!)
So, for Valentine's Day, instead of telling you all the awesome things or dates you could waste money on, I took to TED, and found you some fantastic talks about finding love, marriage, and how to keep that desire for the long haul.
Enjoy, and Happy Valentine's Weekend! I hope you're able to keep your expectations low, and your hearts open.
+++ Let me know which talk was your favorite, and/or what you thought of their messages in the comments. Also, feel free to share with your friends or loved ones!