Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Celebrating Valentine's Day in a Different Way

This morning I was so encouraged!  I woke up to find comments on some of my blog posts, a couple of comments on Facebook, and a couple messages.  When someone takes the time to comment it really means a lot to me.  Thank you for reading.  Thank you for commenting.  Thank you so much for encouraging me.
 
Feeling inspired, I enjoyed doing my February Quests today.
 
Flossing
I know, I said I wasn't going to blog about flossing every day...and I'm not...but...I do have big news about this flossing Quest!  My awesome friend, Gourmet Hostess has decided to join me in this Quest!  This just tickles me.  So fun!
 
Exercise
Another great friend, the Fitness Expert, was so kind to message me with helpful advice and exercises to do to strengthen my knee.  It was so thoughtful and because she is a certified instructor, I listened to her advice and did those exercises today.  My knee is feeling better, so I am hopeful I will be able to walk on the treadmill tomorrow.  Thank you Fitness Expert!
 
Share Love
This evening I was thinking about the upcoming holiday.  I know there are some people out there who dread Valentine's Day.  Let's face it, it's just not as fun when you are a You and not an Us on that day.  I get that. 
 
However, I would really like to encourage those who struggle with Valentine's Day, to think about it another way.  It really doesn't have to be a big romantic day.  It can truly be a day to celebrate anyone in your life that you love. 
 
I have several single people in my life that I love and care about, I'm sure you do too.  My plan is to try to reach out to those who might be feeling a little left out on this day and share some love with them.  I plan to let them know they are special to me.
 
Hubby and I don't usually make Valentine's Day a big deal.  We don't buy elaborate gifts or do a big fancy anything.  We decided years ago that for us, it was just going to be a day to make each other feel loved.  We took big expectations off the table.  We might get each other a little something and go out to eat, but it's not a big planned event with dozens of roses dripping with diamonds. 
 
That's not to say we don't do romantic.  We do special things to celebrate Us throughout the year.  We often do romantic for our anniversary, but sometimes we plan something special just out of the blue when we decide we need some Us time. 
 
Of course, Hubby loves to say "Everyday is Valentine's Day around here."  While that may not be totally accurate, the idea is. We try to show each other we love and value each other every day.

Whether Valentine's Day is a big day in your world or one of the most dreaded, I encourage you to look at it a little differently this year.  Maybe while making your plans (or wishing you had some)...maybe you could think of a way to make that day special for someone else.  

1 comment:

  1. Something that I've been able to do for the past several years is to bless recent widows and widowers with a single rose and card that reads I know ( the husband or wife's name) would of wanted you to have a flower and feel loved today on Valentines day. I do not sign it....but was caught once and was given the biggest hug ever!

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