I like Valentine's day. I am not one of those people that feels annoyed by it, or thinks it's cliche. No one thinks it is cliche that we pick a day to celebrate Christ's birth, or death. No one thinks it is cliche to pick a day to celebrate soldiers or past Presidents. Just because we have a day set aside to show our love for the people around us doesn't mean we don't love them all the other days. I for one like celebrating, and any excuse to be a little more romantic than usual is fine by me. What I don't like about the holiday is the tendency to be completely self centered about it. The holiday is about Love. It shouldn't be a day that we sit around and try to count the people who love us, but rather a day we make an effort to let those around us know they matter to us. I have a lot of people in my life that I love and a lot of people I am grateful for. I had plans about how I was going to show them I care but this Valentine's day however, I am sick and although I tried the whole make cards with bug, I just ended up pounding my head and locking the 3 of us in the kids room, where they could do the least damage while I zoned out on a chair. Last night Jones and I discussed the possibility of him bringing me home chocolate but I told him it was ok cause I had already bought some for us. I told him I was going to fill his truck with something fun and festive, but then I got sick so it just wasn't going to happen. We laughed said our I love you's and went to bed. I feel guilty about the way I have been lately and not because today is Valentine's day but because I have just not been myself all week. How do you show those around you that you love them when all you want to do is sleep. All the time. I can't be too hard on myself after all I did make a heart on the kids cereal out of chocolate syrup this morning. :) breakfast of champions. I am going to put Toblerone down for a nap and maybe take one myself.
Happy Valentines day, and if you are healthy and capable of doing more than chocolate syrup hearts,take advantage of it, share the love.