Show your appreciation

Happy Valentine’s Day to all of you romantics.

My wife and I have a tradition of sorts, which is that on any significant day , such as birthdays, our wedding anniversary, Valentine’s Day, etc, that we write each other a letter. There is no set format or required content, but typically it’s a reminder of the things we appreciate about each other, and a look back over the period of time since our last letter.

Even if you are not in a significant relationship, writing to a close friend or family member to tell them how much you appreciate them is something I highly recommend. It doesn’t have to be hand written letter either. An email or text message may even be better, since it can be recalled later on.

There are a billion Valentine’s Day quotes out there, and this is the one I’ve most enjoyed today:

They invented hugs to let people know you love them without saying anything.