It’s no secret that I love Valentine’s Day. Always have, always will!
I loved it when I was single and I love it now that I”m married.
Mainly, I just love celebrating LOVE.
There is so much negativity in the world and I’m glad we have one day each year that celebrates our relationships with others.
Of course, I don’t think Valentine’s Day necessarily has to be limited to celebrating romantic love (although, I do love my husband).
Last year I took February 14th as an opportunity to write little emails to my best friends and family members as a ‘thinking of you because you’re awesome’ type of thing. Do I do this sort of thing even when it’s not Valentine’s Day? Of course! But is there anything wrong with using this particular day as a special excuse to express love to one another? Absolutely not!
And I, for one, plan on using Valentine’s Day to celebrate some self-love by getting a good night’s sleep, eating well, exercising, praying, journaling, reading a good book, and actually spending some time on my appearance so I feel extra-great. I suppose if I have any time/energy after all of that, I may spend some time loving on the Husband, too!
Speaking of things I love… besides the important people (and dogs) in my life, here are a few other things I’m loving right now:
- The Olympics
- Anything hot pink
- Big snowflakes
- Hot chocolate
- Thinking of how we can decorate our new apartment (we move in 2 weeks!)
- Good hair days
- Long conversations with girlfriends
- Anthropologie candles
- Greeting cards
- Days when I can work from home
- Warm socks
- Watching Oz play in the snow
- Colorful lipgloss
- Answered prayers
What are you loving this week?! Are you celebrating Valentine’s Day tomorrow?