Valentine's Day when you are single is a tricky thing. I've had years where I've felt angry and cheated. I've had years when I ignored the holiday. This year, I'm single and I'm celebrating how much love is in my life! I'm surrounded by love and shown love by so many amazing people. That's the love I celebrate today!
I celebrate the love shown to me by my friends.
The time spent talking and listening. The dinners out. The quick hugs and coffee chats. Life is busy and my friends are so important to me, so we often find any time we can to touch base and talk. My friends add so much to my life and I'm grateful for their love and laughter and the wisdom and joy they bring to my life!
I celebrate the love from my family!
I celebrate love from my students! Yesterday in class we worked hard on revising our writing. I had Valentine's Day stickers for them...but they are sixth graders, so I didn't know how it would be received. They LOVED the stickers. Watching these otherwise "cool" students put the stickers on their shirt or their hand or their foreheads reminded me that we all need to be shown love. I'm so lucky that I get to spend time with these thoughtful and kind students.
I celebrate the memory of Valentine's Day as a kid.
My dad always made sure that we (me and my sister) got a card and some chocolates or flowers! Dad showed us such love all the time, not only on Valentine's Day.
Today, I'm going to spend the day making cards for people I love. (I know, I should've already mailed the cards, but better late than never!) I'm also going to make sure I have an ice cream sundae to remember my dad. Wishing you a Valentine's Day filled with all kinds of love!