Tuesday, February 14

A Change of Heart for Valentine's Day

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Have you ever noticed that 
Stupid Cupid 
Valentine's Day 
is one of those occasions that seems to push people's buttons?

I used to have so many expectations about 
THE Perfect Romantic Day
filled with diamonds gifts & a quiet dinner for two
{cooked by someone ELSE besides me}.

Then . . . in between all the jewelry commercials I had a
CHANGE OF HEART.
What if I use this day to show as much love as
I can to as many people as possible?
COOL!
Here are ways I've had fun 
celebrating the day of hearts.
  • Cook a Romantic Dinner . . . FOR FIVE! - When the kids were little, we ALL sat down to a special dinner {complete with balloons, decorations & lots of pink food} together - much better than competing with all the other couples for a table at a restaurant.
  • Play Secret Admirer - It's fun to anonymously surprise people with an unexpected gift {especially if they don't have a Sweetie of their own}. 

  • Visit Someone Who Needs You - This year, my friend & I are taking a special dinner to a friend who is ill. What's worse than being sick? Being sick on Valentine's Day!
  • Send a Sweet Text - I received a "Happy Valentine's Day - thinking of you" text from a girlfriend & it brought a smile to my face.
  • Pay It Forward - I believe one of the best ways to return God's love is to go out into the world with an open heart & "FEED HIS SHEEP".  If you encounter a rude driver, immediately forgive him them {they're probably distracted because they just found out they have cancer}, if an elderly lady is struggling to get her groceries in her car, stop to help & then return her cart for her, etc, etc, etc!
In summary, I found out it's
way more fun to think about other people
than myself!

Do you have unconventional ways of celebrating 
the day of hearts?

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8 comments:

  1. So agree! I think it's a fun day to show all those that you love how much you care. We also are having a romantic dinner for 5 at our house. I pretty much do all the gift buying at our house, except for V-day and then it's all my hubby. He writes each kid a card and buys flowers for the girls and candy for the boys. Someday, when the kids are grown, it may be a little more romantic, but for now I'm good w/ sharing it w/ my babies.

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    1. BRILLIANT! Thanks for sharing. And you're right, the time when the kids are small goes by SO quickly.

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  2. Michelle, you are so cute, it hurts (in a great way!) Always an inspiration....Happy Valentines xoxo
    ~Laura

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  3. As usual, wonderful thoughts and inspiration. We too, always include the kids in our Valentine's Day. I let them pick a yummy dessert for me to make ... this year it was Ooey, Gooey Butter Cake. We try to find ways to show "I love you" every day of the year; I'm not gonna let Hallmark make me just stop at one!
    We have a friend who is most likely spending his last Valentine's Day with his family. Cancer doesn't take holiday breaks. This year we took them a fun meal... makes you stop and think about each and every day God gives you. MAKE THE MOST OF EACH ONE!!! xoxo Jules

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  4. just now getting around to reading this post - you are such a good girl! love your heart :)

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  5. You are darling. Thanks so much for these cute ideas - you're my favorite!

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    1. Thank you, Kaylyn! You are such a sweet daughter. *Wink* Let's get together! I would love to see you.

      Love, M

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