Did everyone have a wonderful Valentine’s Day last Friday? I had some technical difficulties over the weekend so it took me a while to write this.
But I didn’t want to let it go.
On Valentine’s Day, I spent the majority of the day apart from my family. Leading up to the big day, I helped my children make 50 Valentine’s Day cards for their friends and classmates.
50. Cards. From Scratch.
I do love my Cricut, but man, this was hard work. I’ve attached a picture, just so you can see what this looks like.
The first batch of cards had already been mailed out, so this isn’t even all of them!
As you can see, I had a lot of fun with food puns.
Anyway, come Friday, I was out of town. With work, and errands, this was just the best day to travel, and it happened to be Valentine’s… so no romance for me.
But that’s ok.
Why? First of all, it’s just a day, like any other. I like this day because it’s filled with chocolate, the colour pink, and, well, food puns.
This day, different from previous years, I woke up alone, in an empty room, with zero sounds, and had one unread text message on my phone.
The text was from Jim Kwik and it said: “If I asked you to list all the things you love, how long would it take you to say yourself?”
I’m going to pause here for dramatic effect.
Are You Saying You Love You?
How long would it take? Would you even list yourself?
As soon as I read this message, I emailed a close friend of mine posing that same question.
This friend oozes confidence. You’d think his answer would be “I’m top of my list” or something very near.
His honest response was “probably about halfway down the list.”
I didn’t ask how long his list was. I probably should have, but I was more impressed that he remembered to list himself.
I definitely wouldn’t have.
Realizing my mistake, I decided to spend the majority of the day pampering myself. Showing myself love. And not feeling guilt about the decisions made.
So chocolate was had. Lots of it. Specialty tea was drank.
I may have made myself a mimosa, but I’m not going to confess to the time of day this mimosa was consumed.
New jewelry was purchased… and worn with glory.
I put on a little makeup.
Eventually I made my way home, with chocolate brownies and a heart shaped vanilla cake as my valentine’s treats for the family.
During my 2.5 hour drive home, I listed all the things I’m grateful for, and all the things I cherish.
I remembered to list myself near the top.
How about you? How far up the list would you rank yourself in a list of things you love?