Love – the excitement of Valentine’s Day. Take a moment and reflect on all the things your loved one did when you were young to make Valentine’s Day special. How many “things” come to mind as gifts for Valentine’s Day? Flowers, chocolates, jewelry, cards… Can you remember anything specifically? I know all of these gifts are welcome but as we age, we do not really need things but much prefer time.
The time with your loved one will never be lost and will always be remembered. How will that time look? A time of patience and desire to truly spend quality as well as quantity time with them? Or will it be just another appointment on your packed calendar you are obligated to fulfill? Whether you are caring for your loved one in your home, their home, an assisted living home or a nursing home this month of Love, give them the gift of your time!