In most of the countries, Valentine's Day
is not a holiday, yet couples meet up to spend
the day to be with each other. Valentine's Day is celebrated as a mark of
respect for Saint Valentine of Rome. Saint Valentine was imprisoned for
performing weddings for soldiers who were forbidden to marry. The most
difficult question everyone faces on a Valentine's Day is "How to buy the perfect
Valentine's Day gifts?" Gifting
ideas for Valentine's Day
depend on how well you know your partner.
Fancy gifts such as red hearts, box of chocolates, rings, pendants and soft
toys like teddy bear are the choices when your valentine has everything they
want. Unique gift ideas for Valentine's Day must be a highly-specific selection
of what your partner might enjoy. Personalization of gifts is the current
trend, where one can go for personal photographs and messages printed on
t-shirts, mugs and stationery.
Finding true love is not about chemistry, but rather
to find the right person who will be with you through thick and thin. A good
relationship is not about what looks right, what you think should be right or what
your friends and relatives think should be right. It is about the feeling of being right.
The beginning of any relationship can start with lack
of trust, suspicions and feelings of insecurity. Mutual attraction can pave way
to better understanding. Remember that first impressions are not always
reliable. Special days like Valentine's Day and the partners' birthdays can be
the right excuse for spending time together and building a stronger
lasts long and every day is a Valentine's Day once you
find the right person. The connection of heart is based on mutual respect,
trust, honesty, support, equality and a sense of fondness and affection for
each other. Personal space could be very little, yet this little space goes a
long way in maintaining the bond of love and friendship.
Nurturing a romantic relationship has to be done very
delicately. Investing time and effort into a relationship helps in
understanding each other. Find things you enjoy doing together and take
time-out from your busy schedule exclusively for those meetings.
Communication issues are of prime importance to make
any relationship work. Resolve any conflicts or misunderstandings by talking
out things quietly and clearly. The relationship can last long if you feel
comfortable expressing your own opinions, thoughts and feelings around your
partner. If you are genuinely interested and comfortable when your partner is
doing the same, the relationship is bound to go further.
Sam Keen, a noted American author, professor and
philosopher, once said, "You might come to love not by finding the perfect
person, but by seeing an imperfect person perfectly."
So, this Valentine's Day, go ahead to find the right
person and make every day of the rest of your life a Valentine's Day.
Tips to Heart-Healthy Valentine's Day:
A Valentine dinner is one of the most important events
of Valentine's Day. A few tips and some planning can help you get through the
big night without adding inches to your waistline during those intimate meals
and dissolute desserts.
- Choose nuts and dry fruits instead of a box of chocolates.
- Plan an active outing such as skating, trekking and collecting wood for a campfire.
- Cook a fancy dinner together at home. This will not only save the extra money and calories, but also ensure privacy.
- If you must go to a restaurant, choose healthy options. Choose crispy raw veggies instead of french fries. Avoid the extra buttery topping on the salad and keep away from alcohol and the breadbasket.
- Desserts are the most important part of a Valentine Dinner. Indulge in a moderate helping of truffles or cake without much of the butter-sugar toppings.