Relationships with people close to us can get pricey on the holidays. You know, Christmas, birthdays, Valentine’s Day, Mother’s and Father’s days are times that usually cost us big bucks.
Sometimes, what drives the price up on a particular holiday is what we perceive as the current status of the particular relationship. So, if we think we haven’t been as nice recently as we should have, Valentine’s Day can get financially out of control. It is usually us guys who are trying to buy ourselves back into the good graces of our sweethearts.
If we wanted to try and put a price tag on love and relationship, we might think of these kinds of things. As if we were looking at the person and saying, “How much are you going to cost me?” But if Christmas presents, Mother’s day gifts and birthday benevolences are the measure of our love for one another, we should be embarrassed by the measure of these pittances. And yet we continually go in debt, knowing that these trivial trinkets are not an adequate measure of our love. More than likely, it is a better measure of our guilt.
Love is going to cost something, but not in the way we are used to thinking. Love, if it is real love, will cost us everything.