February is the month to celebrate love. I’m going to be honest here, I use to despise Valentine’s Day. Except as a kid. Because, who doesn’t love to get yum yums, cards and special treats?
These are a few things I use to say:
“Why celebrate Valentine’s Day? Every day is a day to celebrate love.”
“We always show love to each other.”
“Valentine’s Day is just another Hallmark holiday to make us buy more stuff, we don’t need.”
“V-Day is over rated.”
Well, some of it may be true, but my view point has changed. I have learned a few things, since becoming a momma and grown up a bit.
Yes, we do show love every day. But, life is too short not to celebrate Valentine’s Day.
Why not, show the people in your life how much you love them?
Why not, shower your kiddos, friends + family with love?
It doesn’t mean we have to spend a lot of money, or break the bank. It just takes a little intentionality to make people feel special.
We are surrounded by a sea of love 😉 Look around. Creation + Nature is a way for God to tell us He loves us. He cherishes us. He cares for us. Even when our world is crashing like waves against the rocks, when life seems hard to handle, and we don’t have all the answers, we have to look around and see the love that surrounds us.
I thank my late mother in law for giving me this gift of love + intentionallity. She loved to celebrate each and every holiday. She always decorated her house, gave cards and little gifts to make her family + friends feel special. If you were blessed enough to know her, you would have received a little something special too.
It doesn’t take much. It just takes some thoughtful time to make people feel loved.
Take time to write a little note, cook a special meal, squeeze your kiddos and shower them with hugs + kisses. Let them know how much they mean to you. Tell them they are special and they matter.
Whether you make or buy something, it’s thoughtful and shows you care about the people in your life. Yes, Valentine’s Day is a reason to celebrate.
You are alive today. Each day is a gift. Let’s not turn our hearts away from love. Instead, take the time to celebrate this month. Open your hearts + minds and find a way to make the people you care about feel loved.