Love is Beautiful. Styled Floral Hearts by Shay Cochrane.

Love (or ‘luv’, as we say in the north). Every year on Valentine’s Day we are all encouraged to show love for the special people in our lives – our partners, family and friends. I also love my cats (as I do all animals), who give and receive an awful lot of love too, every day in our house. 

Then there are things that it’s easy to forget about. Words, for example. Where would we be without them? I know I’m not alone in loving them – it would be pretty hard to be a writer if I didn’t.

You don’t have to be a writer to appreciate their importance; they do so much for us all. Words are their own entities; they are mysterious, magical, and carry energy that we can all feel.

It’s possible to express love without words, of course, but words help messages spread, and save time. Like people, words are often under-appreciated, yet prefer to be treated with kindness and respect.

They deserve our reverence. After all, they’ve been around much longer than we have and will live on long after we’re gone.

This Valentine’s Day, spare a thought for them as you write your card, or tell your loved one how you feel. Thank the words. The messages they carry can make all the difference to those we love (or luv).