Thursday, February 16, 2012

Public Displays of Affection

I hope everyone had a wonderful Valentine's Day. My family spent ours shopping at H&M in Salt Lake and then a fun night at the Lady Antebellum concert. We had so much fun! It was fun to see all of the super cheesy couples at the concert though with all of their public displays of affection. I mean get a room if you are going to make out like that in public :). I have never been one for public display. I think it is cute when I see a lady put her head on her man's shoulder or I see them hold hands as they walk down the street. I just think that a lot of those outwardly public displays really have less to do with how the people feel about each other and more to do with what they want to portray to others. For example, the man who feels the need to deliver flowers or rather large bouquets of balloons to their woman at her work or school says to me that he is trying to make more of a statement to everyone else rather than to her. It's the quiet little post it note that simply says "I Love You" or the phone message that simply says "I wanted you to know that I love you" that says more to me about people's relationships rather than the huge public display of balloons, candy, and flowers. I think of a friend of mine who had the flu on Valentine's Day and her husband stayed up all night with her to support her in her illness or my brother in law who really didn't want to go shopping with a bunch of women and then to a country concert, but did it because my sister wanted him to and because he loves her. To me, those kinds of acts and those displays of affection speak so much more than any flowers, balloons, or candy ever would. It is the simple and sweet things that people do that make all the difference. Those normal day to day things that let someone know they are special and are cared about. The public stuff can seem fake or that people are trying to convince others or themselves that they are happy when the reality might be the opposite. I think more people should focus on the little things and those quiet little acts that let them know they are loved everyday rather than the big public displays and declarations. Just my opinion and a little food for thought. Let me know what you think about it.

1 comment:

  1. I totally agree with all of those things, the little everyday things mean a lot more to me :)