Ahhhhh....Valentine's Day....day of love and chocolate and everything warm and fuzzy....
To be honest, V-Day isn't one of my faves. Well, at least not for the past 15 years or so. I suppose when I was little, it was good...giving and receiving valentines at school, getting a little treat from mom and dad...that was always fun. But as an adult, not so enjoyable. I think it has a lot to do with expectations, and those expectations not being met. See, I'm a girl. And girls have expectations (thank you Disney and Hallmark). And when the expectations aren't met, hopes and dreams are crushed and days are ruined. Really dumb, but totally true.
So I learned to stop expecting. I expect nothing, therefore, I'm not disappointed. And I go on in my happy little life expecting nothing and receiving very little and it's all good.
UNTIL....until the day I realized that I have incredible people in my life. Not that I didn't know that already, I promise. But you know that day when you wake up and look around and think, hey, maybe I can't count on this one person to do something a little extra, but I have so many other people who send me love every single day, no expectations, nothing wanted in return, just unconditional love and kindness. THAT is a reason to celebrate!
So I made a promise not to *hate* Valentine's Day anymore. And in fact, today is an awesome day! And I'm thankful that I am able to enjoy this day with the people who choose to be in my life! Thank you and I love you so very much!
Today and every day, celebrate the ones you love, and always remember....the gesture doesn't need to be grand, even the smallest thought can put a smile on someone's face!
Have amazing days friends!