“I was smiling yesterday,I am smiling today and I will smile tomorrow. Simply because life is too short to cry for anything.” ~ Santosh Kalwar, Quote Me Everyday
First, as I think I have probably said every year since I've had this blog, Valentine's Day always makes me think of my sweet friend First Valentine. He was quite the gift giver circa 1995 and the 5th grade. I mean candy and teddy bears and a homemade card (that I still keep and is seriously one of my most treasured items from grade school). Plus he always wrote me notes in class and held my hand on the playground. He set this girl's expectations pretty high even in the 5th grade. You've read before about how those are still my favorite memories of Valentine's Day. He would have been 29 a couple of weeks ago, so February always makes me think of the great memories that I have of him. I sure do miss that kid.
Second, I'm going back to my soapbox from last year about how instead of being all depressed and whining about not having a boyfriend, single girls should spend today appreciating the love that they do have in their lives. Last year, I deemed this Love in My Life Awareness Day. I'm sticking with that today, and I am beyond grateful for all of the people who love me.
Third, in keeping with my single lady tradition, I bought myself a Valentine's Day gift. For the last couple of years, said gift has been a fun pair of shoes. You know...zebra stilletos or bright red pumps. But this year I changed it up a big and got myself a decorative sign to hang in my kitchen. I saw this last week at my friend's house and seriously freaked out. I rushed home and had this baby headed to my own kitchen within an hour. What is it, you ask?
Is that not the funniest thing that you've ever seen? I just love it....Happy Valentine's Day to me! And to First Valentine in Heaven. And to all of you!