I hope you had a lovely Valentines. This is the fifth year I haven’t been home for Valentines Day, which I’m okay with. It’s not a big day for us, but I like it’s concept. As someone who can be a Debbie Downer sometimes, I need to be reminded that love is what you make it. Everyone deserves love and it’s often up to you to make things better for your life and the lives around you. I try not to focus on the romantic hype of Valentines and instead focus on a theme of “Be good to others and do things out of love.”
It’s important to do things out of love as people move in and out of our lives. You want them to know that you appreciate them and you’re glad they are a part of your life. Hearing about Whitney Houston gave me the sads but it made more sad to see how quickly people became ugly. I’m not saying that I don’t judge, nor am I saying that I’m better than you. I’m likely worse than you. However, I recognize that I need to be better at showing love and I believe that most of us need improvement.
I love The Mister for many reasons, but many are wrapped reasons are combined into “he’s a good egg.” He’s typically more positive than me and he often encourages and challenges me. We created a $10.00 limit on each others Valentine’s Day gifts when we celebrate this weekend. This does not include our dinner out nor does it include the card. I would like to put on record that I voted for it to include the card. We’re exchanging our goods this weekend. I haven’t preplanned at all. I found two Tennessee souvenir plates (he has a collection of them) a few weeks ago but I already gave them to him. So, now, I have nothing but a few ideas. Any suggestions? Let’s keep in mind that I’m gone through Friday night and this has to be available Sunday.
Be good. Be safe. Be lovely.