|That’s me at the top of the stairs.
Wearing a crazy headband.
Throwing up the peace sign.
Rocking out my PIPE jeans for “husky” girls.
PRAISE JESUS, lice free another year.
It wasn’t my holiday. I never got a heart shaped box of candy, even though I begged and pleaded that I would. Just once. Or even a small teddy bear that said, “I LOVE YOU VALENTINE!” or “YOU’RE ONE SEXY VALENTINE!”
Do I think that Valentine’s Day is a national holiday that is overrated and makes chubby fifth graders sad? Yes.
But, do I think that it’s important to have a day that reminds us all to celebrate our love for someone? Yes.
AND I would like to add, that you shouldn’t just celebrate the love you have of your significant other. I know some extremely happy single people who celebrate the love of their friends and family.
And what is the biggest lesson I’ve learned about Valentine’s Day now that I’m older? You shouldn’t limit yourself to only showing someone how much you love on one day.
You should celebrate love daily.
- Send a cute card for no reason at all (I’m looking at you, Sarah Frey)!
- Buy someone a cute pair of earrings just because you know they’d rock em’ so well (I’m looking at you, Meggie)!
- Buy someone Starbucks and leave a cute message on their cup.
- Drop off cupcakes as a sweet reminder that you care about them.
- Write a letter to someone…and send it in the mail like they used to do in the “old days.”
- Compliment a complete stranger on their glasses, shoes, smile, beautiful eyes, outfit, purse or even hair style. You’d be surprised how ONE small compliment can change a person’s entire day around…I’m living proof.
- Smile, at every single person you meet.
I’m ending this blog post with a special picture + message to my everyday Valentine: