“Possessions, outward success, publicity, luxury - to me these have always been contemptible. I believe that a simple and unassuming manner of life is best for everyone, best for both the body and the mind.”
Albert Einstein

Sunday 9 February 2014

Happy Value Day

Here it comes February 14th.... Valentines Day, you either love it hate it or you might even ignore it. Everyone has different feelings about it. 

I personally like how it acts as a little push for some people to show some extra love to one another. If there was a day dedicated to eating seafood or drinking wine I would like it too!

However there are some downfalls to Valentines Day. Think about all the cards, wrapping paper, soft toys and then chocolate we don't need.

So my advice (if you choose to take it) is to be more minimal this Valentines Day and think about what each other may value and appreciate more and give something that isn't given or experienced often, rather than something that costs too much money or will be thrown out.

Some of my giving ideas this VALUE day.

A real plant rather than flowers, it's better for the environment and lasts as long as you can keep it alive for. 
A long walk and picnic. This is one of my favourites. It's a great chance to talk with no distractions and get fresh air outdoors. 
A bike ride or ice skating. Tricks you into exercise which is good for the heart in lots of ways.
A song or poem. This really depends how skilled you are and how romantic you are, it could even be quite comical too. It won't be forgotten. 
A day where one partner may clean the entire house. No one likes cleaning and a chance to have a clean house without lifting a finger is great.
A favourite home cooked meal with candles and music. This is intimate and will also end very intimately.
Printed photos in a frame or local artwork. It will make the home brighter and more sentimental.

This is my idea. It's simple easy and very cute.

Stay simple this Value Day


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