Maybe it means nothing. I mean, lets face it, it’s a hugely commercial event that, just like any other holiday, wants to make us fatter. Corporations are not about helping you stay healthy – they are all about the money. Anyway, that’s a rant for another day!
Back to Valentine’s Day. My husband and I don’t celebrate Valentine’s day as a special day. In fact, this year we have a meeting with our Financial Advisor (riveting, I know!). My husband will randomly pick me up a gift, or remember to buy me something that I said I needed the week before. That means more to me than anything dinner/flowers/box of chocolates on Valentine’s Day. So really, it’s not about us.
To me, it’s a day of reflection – reflection for the love, friendship and “warm fuzzy feelings” in my life. Yes, warm fuzzy feelings.
Time flies too fast and most days we just keep going and going without thinking about the time passing by. I was in a meeting recently where we discussed events for Christmas. Wait. What?!
I’m fortunate to have so many people in my life that give me warm fuzzy feelings for different reasons. There’s my husband, my parents and brother – I adore them, and love them. There’s friends all over the world who make the effort to keep in touch. There’s my neighbours who mow a section of my lawn if they get to it before me. There’s the man in the grocery store line-up that let me go ahead of him because he knew I was in a rush. There’s the stranger on the street that handed me my scarf when I dropped it. There’s YOU – my “WordPress family” who share my journey and support me – people who are otherwise strangers, but quickly become friends and people I look forward to interacting with. You are all awesome!!
So, my friends that give me warm fuzzy feelings, Happy Valentine’s Day! Get your “warm fuzzy feeling” on and reflect on the love, friendship and random acts of kindness in your life.