Valentine’s  Day — the most romantic day of the year. This day has been very anticipated by everyone every year and millions of heart-shaped presents are sold across the globe.

In the spirit of the season, people are spending millions to a billion amount on roses, candy, jewelry, and other expensive gifts.

However, if your loved one is putting a fight against terminal disease such as cancer, you might want to think the best option that you can give as a valentine’s present.

Can you guess?

Time is the greatest gift you can give to your loved one. Photo by Sonja Langford on Unsplash.
Time is the greatest gift you can give to your loved one. Photo by Sonja Langford on Unsplash.

Yes, the greatest gift you can give someone is your time. When you give your time you are giving a portion of your life that you will never get back.

Despite our best intentions to give the right gift, we do still struggle ‘what if’ the gift is not the appropriate one to give. While you just simply want to give your time to your sick loved one, here are some simple and practical ways of spending your time with a loved one:

  • Lend your ear.
    Just be there. If you listen more than you talk, you might be even provided clues about what the sick loved one needs.
  • Share kind words by word of mouth.
    Leave some loving notes, send thoughtful text messages or give a pep talk. In this way, the person will feel loved by accepting loving and encouraging words from you!
  • Present your physical touch.
    Unless you have an intimate relationship with someone or a loved one is a close family member, a hug is simply enough to give if you cannot utter any words of encouragement.

When presenting a gift to your sick loved one, do put the time in – spending quality time together is totally free and priceless. Never overthink what else you would like to give, the important thing is you showed how much you care.

Invest in things that last a lifetime. Go spread the love!



Cielo Superticioso, is the author of The Cancer Voice Asia created last August 2017. Cielo focuses on the remarkable benefits of sharing her story and uses her own journey as a means to help you with yours.

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