Can I just say how much I love Valentines Day? Ok, so it wasn't always my most favorite of holidays, in fact I use to despise it. But there's something a lil sad about being bitter on a day that celebrates love. For a long time I didn't have someone to really enjoy on the day, but I wanted to enjoy the day anyways. I've come to learn that it's really just a day to celebrate love--for everyone and everything. Just because I didn't have someone special in my life didn't mean that I had to forget all the great and wonderful people that I did have. Last year, my then 10 year old niece, was starting to become a lil sad about the day. I didn't want her to start having a bad taste in her mouth about this particular holiday. I "heart attacked" her living room the night before Vday, so it would be a nice lil surprise for her in the morning. I'm glad it perked her up! This year, she's already mentioned doing that for me when I awake on Vday morning. Have I mentioned how endearingly sweet my niece is? She really is the best!
Perhaps I'm even more jazzed about this year's Valentines Day because I have someone so special to share it with. But I haven't forgotten about all the other things that make Valentines Day special--it's having family and friends to love, and being loved in return. Isn't that something worth celebrating?! Especially on Valentines Day...and all throughout the month of February? I think so!