Journey to the best health of my life (yes, the journey includes olives)

What does Valentine’s Day mean to you?


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.

Warm Fuzzy Zone

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.


Author: Foxy-O

I’m a 30-something female who’s striving to be the healthiest woman I can be through diet and exercise. In early 2013 I was introduced to the world of Paleo. I completed Whole30 and had fantastic results. I had finally found something that worked for me! My blog is a jumble of my thoughts as I take the journey through my life. Somewhere for me to unleash my views, my challenges, my failures and my successes (hopefully!).

13 thoughts on “What does Valentine’s Day mean to you?

  1. Hope you are feeling warm & fuzzy with this post!! Love you Foxy!!! Happy Valentine’s Day!! 🙂

  2. It’s more about the kids on valentine’s day. They’ll get something at school for a present. They know that any chocolates that my wife gets will probably end up in their mouths. 🙂 Have a happy Valentine’s day!

  3. Thank you for sharing the loves that you have in your life. Reflecting on the loves that we all have is a wonderful idea. It’s like Thanksgiving, except this is specifically about love. I like that! 😀 Anyway, I hope you have a warm and fuzzy Valentine’s Day!

  4. Yep – I’m the same… give me a smile and a thoughtful moment from my loved ones and I’m the happiest person under the sun…
    By the way – as I was reading your post, I realised that you are surrounded by people who adore and spoil you with attention… Well done Foxy-O, it takes a special breed of person to be that well loved.

    • You are so sweet – thank you! I feel fortunate to have so many wonderful people in my life. I have been hurt many times (like we all have) but rather than let that continue to eat away at me I try to focus on the amazing people that continue to choose to be a part of my life. I hope you had a happy day 🙂

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