Valentine’s Gift To A Sick Loved One

Valentine's Gift To A Sick Loved One. Photo by Clem Onojeghuo on Unsplash.

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!



My name is Cielo, the author of “The Cancer Voice Asia”, a blog that aims to support and inspire anyone who is facing cancer. I know how it feels to be diagnosed with a rare and aggressive type of cancer, Leiomyosarcoma, at the age of 29. I know the challenges, the fears, the hopes, and the joys of living with cancer. I want to share my story with you and connect you with others who understand what you are going through. Together, we can empower ourselves and fight against the disease. Join me on this platform and let’s make our healing journey a meaningful one.

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