Thursday, January 23, 2014

Valentine's Day. It's Coming.

(From 2010, tho' some tweaking was involved.)

"Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others."   ... Philippians 2:4


Valentine's Day--it's coming!

Lots of (misguided) people believe they hate Valentine's Day, that it's just pushy, flagrant commercialism for the spineless gullible, meant to torture singles. But me? Always the quiet rebel, I love it. Next to my birthday, it may be my favorite time of the year.

Why? Because there's just something about sitting down and writing messages for friends on tiny Valentines (packs of blank message cards with cute pictures are fine, too), then slipping them into a mailbox. It's like being 8-years-old in a classroom all over again with glitter and red construction paper. And it's anticipating a friend's smile when she opens your Valentine miles and miles away, perhaps making her feel 8 again, as well. Doesn't that just make you shiver with delight?

Well, that's how I feel, anyway.

I hope you've bought your cute little cards and stickers or that your pens and glue sticks are all ready to create. Here's to hoping you will experience the childlike joy of making another heart glad on February 14th--or any day, of course! 'Anytime Valentine's' are always a joy to receive, too, and well, why not create your own holiday? Really, who says you can't?

(I'm certain when we reach Heaven we'll realize we could have been far and away more creative down here. Sad, but true.)

Love, appreciation and fun are always welcome gifts, you know, and February 14th! What a perfect day to celebrate friendship and love. And Life. And still having a creative child living inside you who treasures the friends God sent her.


"The greatest of these is love..." from 1 Corinthians 13

(I'm thinking God just may rather like Valentine's Day. It's about His favorite subject, after all.)


“Friendship is born at that moment when one man says to another: "What! You too? I thought that no one but myself . . ."”
C.S. Lewis, The Four Loves


Oh, and as I posted at Facebook this morning:

Oh joy. Postage stamps go up on Sunday to .49 cents(!) So I went over to the USPS website for more forever stamps and loved the two 'love stamp' choices--perfect for Valentine's Day! (My Valentine cards from already arrived so I'm nearly set.) Anyone else thinking about Valentine's Day yet?

The seed packet stamps are awesome, also!


My copy of We Keep a Light arrived yesterday. I thought it might be a fitting, timely book since it's about a family alone on an island with a lighthouse. You know, what with Tom being away and all. I'm enjoying the book as well as my own 'little island surrounded by snow'.  :)



Anonymous said...

Our first daughter, (our second child) was born on Feb. 9th...we always felt she was our very best valentine of all!!
Elizabeth in VA

Elizabeth said...

I am looking forward to Valentine's Day!