Monday, February 14, 2011

Love in the Little Things

Yes is Valentine's Day. That wonderful "holiday" that people love to hate and hate to love. I myself was a skeptic many years ago. The good ole V-day would rear its nasty little head once a year during a month that, frankly...was already slightly depressing. Right?
And if your town looks anything like my town...
You have been bombarded with a schmorgasboard of vibrant red and heart filled signs in grocery stores, drugstores, and even street corners, trying to get you to spend half of your paycheck on a human sized stuffed teddy bear holding a pillow heart that says "Be Mine" and a single red know...for romantic effect.

I must admit, that this alone is a good excuse for skepticism.

However, putting all of Hallmark's money making antics aside...I have come to love this holiday. And is not because of the excessive amounts of sugar you are "allowed" to consume without justification.

A dear friend of mine taught me a few years back that Valentine's Day does not need to be hated on because it is a commercial holiday that often turns out cheesier than the quesadillas that my husband makes. Valentine's Day is a day for us to be reminded, and to remind others, that there is love in the little things. That a simple note or a sweet treat to cheer someone's day might be all they need to know that they are loved.

I'm not often a "communicate in fluffy love language" type person, but it isn't a bad idea to have one day a year that gives us a little nudge to say, "Hey, I love you" or "Hey, you really mean a lot to me."

Remember when you were a kid and you would spend all day, maybe even week, making homemade valentines for every person in your class? You weren't dating in the first grade (well...hopefully not) and there were not any pressures on you if you hadn't found the person of your dreams. It was a simple and pure act of.....LOVE.

So go on....

Make a Valentine today for someone that you just want to show some simple and pure love.

Let us not forget that today isn't just about cheesy poems and red roses.

It is about showing love in the little things.

1 comment:

  1. Oh you are so brings back lots of memories of heart shaped pink pancakes, red tablecloths, sour cherries with Hershey kisses, Crown Candy chocolates, and undies with hearts tucked into mini bags of sweets.....but best of all I do remember all those artistic and Hand made with love Valentines.....