How do I love thee? Let me count the ways.
-Elizabeth Barrett Browning
I know I am ahead of the Holiday a tiny bit, but I have some really wonderful Farmgirls from Mary Janes Connection that I want to make & send cards and since I signed up for the Valentines Card Exchange. I thought I had better get busy, I drug out all my crafting supplies so there is no reason for me to lag behind. I think it's nice to receive something nice in the mailbox besides bills and unsolisited junkmail & flyers. Valentines Day comes at a perfect time to lift our spirits from thinking of days & days of snow, rain, and cold , wet and dreary. It is another time to think about others to make them feel special . A simple show of acknowledgement and appreciation need not be extravegant or pricey. A simple heart drawn on a piece of paper or remember how we as kids made heart pictures on a steamed up windows with arrows drawn through them ? I think those the 3 simple words "I love you" we often forget to say to our loved ones.
Although there are many Valentine Day poems & quotes that I am aware of sometimes those words just don't say what I feel. Some are too sappy and some just don't say enough. I think it might be better to throw myself into action and speak of how I feel about my friends & family throughout the year. I think first I will dig out my heart shaped cake pan and make my loved one a sugar free chocolate cake. That would definately be a nice thing to do. You better get busy you only have 34 days to think of a nice way to show your loved ones how much you care about them and wouldn't they like to get a Valentine in the mail?