Dozen Roses? Check.
Wait? Are chocolates, roses and a card really the “keepsakes” girls want on Valentine’s Day?
These are the questions we ask ourselves as all of the craziness of Valentine’s Day approaches.
What if we decide what love is and redefine our own Valentine’s Day?
We ALL have someone special in our lives. We all are loved. We all deserve something sweet & nice, not only on February 14th, but any day of the week, month and YEAR. Let’s get away from the “norm” of chocolates & roses and treat ourselves and our loved ones with gifts that are symbolic of true love, appreciation and “charm.” You get to define this gift. What if it's just a simple, "thinking of you" note? What if it is washing your mom's car and vacuuming the inside? What if it just paying someone a nice compliment, just because. I can think of 101 million other things I could do for other people that mean a lot to me, besides write them a Valentine or give them chocolates and roses.
I know that for Valentine’s Day this year, I will be enjoying a nice dinner with my 3 very best friends at one of our favorite restaurants, Old Chicago. Not because it’s V-Day and we are neither rejecting nor accepting the declared "holiday", we are just going for the fun of it. Why not go out to eat? We haven’t been to a dinner together since Winter Quarter took over our lives. V-Day simply reminded us that we should enjoy the time we have together. We are getting older, taking on the challenge of life and who knows....., next year we all might have "Real Dates?" Nah.... :-)
“Love isn’t hard to find, it’s hard to keep”