We all have fights with our nearest and dearest now and again. Whether a sibling dispute, a marital tiff, a spat with a best friend or a clash with the parents; whether it’s about a lie, a misunderstanding, relationships or the state of the kitchen, today it’s time to kiss and make up.
Learn about Kiss and Make Up Day
The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.
Sometimes a grudge gets held too long or we allow the little things that irritate us in a relationship to become bigger than they really are; Kiss and Make Up Day works to end those frosty silences, mood swings and critical comments. Instead, buy the person you love flowers, say sorry and tell them how much they mean to you, or if all else fails chocolate is usually a swift way to a person’s heart.
Today celebrates the fact that kissing and making up is the best part of an argument (especially where lovers are concerned), and sometimes even makes the fight worthwhile. Annoying habits and irritability aside, it’s good to have the people you love around you. So remember not to take loved ones for granted and appreciate the good stuff in your relationship. Top it all off with a big smooch and you’ve fully embraced the spirit of the day.
History of Kiss and Make Up Day
I think the first step is to understand that forgiveness does not exonerate the perpetrator. Forgiveness liberates the victim. It’s a gift you give yourself.
T. D. Jakes
We have Jacqueline Milgate to thank for Kiss and Make Up Day and the friendships and relationships that we mend on this important day. Of the Hilton, New York, Jacqueline Milton decided to create this day so that we had a dedicated period in our lives to focus on those relationships that have broken down, looking at different ways to repair them. If you are someone who often likes to bury their head in the sand instead of dealing with problems, this day gives you the opportunity to face issues head-on and resolve them once and for all so that you can move forward.
5 INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT MAKING UP
Forgiveness keeps you healthy
Not only does forgiveness lower the stress hormone cortisol, but it can also lower your blood pressure and reduce strain on your heart (once that stressful situation is forgiven and behind you).
Kissing helps you be more loving
Kissing releases oxytocin, the love hormone, and endorphins, which make you happy.
Forgiveness is empowering
Though emotions can often get in the way, choosing forgiveness means releasing anger and bitterness, and working to be a more loving person — remember, hating someone is like drinking poison and hoping the other person dies.
Kissing is a workout
Kissing enhances your metabolic rate and causes you to burn calories — it also uses as many as 134 muscles!
Forgiveness is an essential part of a relationship
It is said that a great relationship is composed of two great forgivers — arguments are a natural part of relationships and can be healthy in strict moderation, however, any good friend or partner knows that, at the end of the day, it’s essential to forgive and find common ground if you want the relationship to last.
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