With Valentine's Day quickly approaching, the talk of love, hearts, cupids, and romance is rampant! I know some people don't like to acknowledge Valentine's Day and think it's just another unnecessary, silly, and commercialized day for couples to spend too much money on each other, but I think it's sweet.
For me, Valentines is a day to celebrate love for one another and it shouldn't just be geared towards married people or couples. Single people, families, and children especially, should rejoice and enjoy in the day devoted to LOVE!! This became so apparent to me today when my two sons brought home gobs of heart shaped candies, chocolates, various Valentines cards from classmates, and homemade glitter frames they made in celebration of VDay. ( A photo of some of their class projects shown up top, which inspired this non-makeup blog!) Who doesn't love glitter and pink hearts??! They were both so excited to show me everything they had received and created and my 4 year old told me how much he "loooved" his teacher and his buddies in his class...
Seeeee, love doesn't just have to be between married people. And who better to teach that lesson to us than young children who love blindly??!
I think the older I am getting and my children are getting, the more I am appreciating Valentine's Day and any other holiday for that matter, as a reason to celebrate something!! To love one another, whether you're married to them or not, is one of the most fulfilling emotions God gave us. Not only do I love my husband and children, but I love my parents, my dog, my neighbors, my best friends, I can even love the snow because I know how psyched my kids will be when they wake up from their naps to see if covering the ground. That's me below in awe of the fact we're seeing snow here in Georgia! It'd be like seeing a palm tree growing in Chicago, it just doesn't happen.
So you don't have to love something tangible this Sunday to be able to celebrate Valentine's Day, just love something. I promise your heart will thank you for trying;-)