Valentine’s Day, even though we’re married

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by Deb Evans

Let’s face it, Valentine’s Day means different things to different people. By different, I mean people who are dating, and people who are married.

After 25 years of marriage, the first thought that comes to my mind when I think of Valentine’s Day is … candy!

We’ve done the overbooked restaurant thing. The overpriced flowers thing (thank you dear). Now, I’m happy to just receive some tasty sweets. And for that matter, so is my husband. And while we’re on the subject of candy, I think we need to do a reality check with those candy hearts that have messages printed on them. I mean it’s pretty obvious that these messages were written by singles who are dating …

CandySingle

Well, for married people like us, I’d say the candy would be more truthful if it looked like this …

CandyMarried

Now, before you go thinking I’m being too negative, take a look at the single heart both photos have in common. It’s a simple philosophy. Smile and let your spouse know that the marriage is not all about you. In fact, if everyone was willing to give more grace, criticize less, and celebrate simple joys, life would be pretty sweet.

Happy Valentine’s Day everybody!

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