Grocery stores packed with eager lovers buying gifts for the sweet expression of love.
Love being my all time favorite subject just aligns with the main reason Why I SOOOO Love Valentine’s Day!!
As a child it was fun receiving candy from my classmates on Valentine’s Day, I also enjoyed giving away candy.
In my teen years I have to admit Valentine’s Day was dreadful.
No more mandatory class participation with cards and candy, which resulted no more gifts if you were not a couple.
But dating was not on my agenda, sure I had very strong likes to people. However no legitimate dating.
One year I took a stance and decided to make Valentine’s Day MY FESTIVE LOVE day! I really enjoy giving gifts but rarely gave to myself so instead of waiting for some dude to do right by me, I decided to be my own Valentine.
So, I bought myself this cute little white and red teddy bear holding a red heart that said I love you along with a small plastic flower for my new teddy bear to hold. For my friends and teachers I bought them some flowers and candy. It was so delightful giving away tokens of love to my friends and teachers!!!
I was hooked. It dawned on me that I could be my loving self and blame it on Valentine’s Day!!!
Another year I can remember walking to each class with a gallon water container with flowers in it. I wanted the flowers to last as long as possible. It tickled me that even Random people would ask for a flower.
For the most part Valentine’s Day for me was about celebrating the people I love and not just my romantic interest, it is the gift giving part of Christmas to me. Now my meaning on Christmas is a whole other story because there are different ways that Christmas celebration has come about, but how are we honoring Jesus by buying gifts for one another on Christmas. When honoring Jesus with his teachings of love, forgiveness and brotherhood doesn’t that equate to more than just black Friday electronics and doodads. Are not his teachings a heart centered virtue for kindness, harmony and consideration for one another everyday of the year? Not just Christmas, Easter or Sundays? Okay, Okay back to Valentine’s Day!!!!
In my Love Expression on Valentine’s Day I have even been know to cook an Italian dinner from scratch either fettuccine Alfredo a recipe I learned from my Dad or Lasagna from scratch topped with chocolate chip cookies and/or brownies also from scratch shared with the people I adore.
Other joys I experienced for Valentine’s was placing candy bags on my Co-works desk before they arrived.
And one year when I was serving at Church, I gave several gifts and one young lady that attended the youth center bought me a red and white puppy holding a heart. I made sure to give her a huge hug for my gift!!
This year was the 1st year I was blessed with this pleasant surprise of a goody bag at my desk! I am fairly new to my position and team but one of my co-works invested energy and giving a team of 19 people a Valentine’s goody bag!! It put a huge smile on my face when I arrived at my desk!!
Also this year I was thankful to share Valentine’s Day with such an amazing person!! Our 1st Valentine’s Day together.
He showered me with Love and gave me gifts to increase my health and well being!!
But He in all manners has a way of making everyday feel like Valentine’s Day!!
I hope that you had a wonderful Valentine’s Day too!!
May goodness be with you!! Air Hug!!
Songstress of Dreams