Just Because

With Valentine’s Day around the corner and the bombardment of all things red, heart-shaped, and love-inspired, I was thinking about what love means to me.

I don’t need or want a diamond bracelet or a trip to Paris or a 5-course dinner that will set us back a few hundred dollars.

I don’t need the grand gesture. I love the just because…

Just because I was thinking of you and what you like, let’s stop by Barnes & Noble and see if any new books are out that you want.

Just because I saw a purple sweater that made me think of you.

Or my favorite! I was running errands and saw your car at your writer’s meeting so I put a bouquet of roses on your front seat…just because.

Not for a birthday, an anniversary, or holiday. Just because.

As the beautiful quote says, paraphrasing here, it isn’t the moments that take your breath away, it is the moments that make you catch your breath.

Jill James, a true romantic at heart…every day of my life.


About Jill James

Jill is a self-published author with The Lake Willowbee Series and numerous other books in paranormal romance and zompoc romance. She enjoys reading just as much as writing. You can follow her on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/Jill.James.author and Twitter @jill_james
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8 Responses to Just Because

  1. E. Ayers says:

    Just because is a great way to show affection. In our family, we had happy unbirthday days. Because kids don’t need to wait for Christmas to enjoy a special gift just because.

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  2. susanrhughes says:

    I’ll take the trip to Paris if you don’t want it! LOL

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  3. Jude Knight says:

    Yes.My mother used to say ‘I don’t need a special day; you should love me all year’. I say, ‘Love me all year, with all those little touches, but celebrate with me on special days as well.’

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  4. Carol says:

    We do the just because gestures also. Because “It’s the Little Things.”


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