Archive for February 12th, 2011

Yes, Valentine’s Day is almost here – Monday to be exact! I love the month of February, so many occasions to celebrate-birthdays (including mine 🙂 ), so much anticipation on many fronts. Valentine’s Day, probably the most popular occasion of this short month, is by many accounts a little overrated. I agree. There are advertisements everywhere for flowers, greeting cards, chocolates, restaurants, dating websites – that’s just to name a few. Oh, let’s not forget the “K-Y” ads everywhere. This is the commercial side of holidays. Companies want to appeal to your heartstrings (and libido) so you will share your money with them.

The real idea of Valentine’s Day is not to see how much you can spend but how special you can make someone feel. We all want to be remembered, loved, and thought of, so…      I challenge everyone (all that read this) to tell as many people how much they mean to you; how much you love or like them; how big of an impact they have on your life. Make as many people you know feel special-not cheesy like tagging 300 people-but sharing some real heartfelt thoughts. And, please remember those who have lost loved ones, significant others, and such. This is a very difficult time for them and even those who do not have a love interest in their life right now. Celebrate the love with as many people as you can. Let them know you care. I am doing that right now! Everyone who reads this blog is very special to me. Some I know, some I have met online and am in contact with, some I have not one clue, but I love each one of you because that’s the kind of person I am. 

So, to all of you, Happy Valentine’s Day! (just  a few days early) May your garden always be filled with loving hearts.

Note:  Sorry that I don’t have a quilted heart to show but the basket of Valentines is a cross-stitch project I made for my hubby many years ago.



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