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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
What if I use this day to show as much love as
I can to as many people as possible?
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?

* This post was shared at the Be.You.tiful link party


  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.

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

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

  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

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

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

    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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