Ok, readers I’m going to reveal the rather silly girly side of myself in this post. (I just lost all the male readers….poof! ha!) I haven’t been inspired about anything spiritual for a week now so that is why I did not get a post written this past weekend. Just one of those times. I know we all have them.
But this morning I consciously realized that Valentine’s Day is my 3rd favorite holiday of the year. The order of favs is Christmas, Thanksgiving and then Valentine’s Day. I suppose my birthday will be 4th!! Anyway, rather than get all down and out because I don’t have “A” Valentine (never have, probably never will!! This is not a pity party at all; just stating the fun facts!) I am going to celebrate all week the things about this holiday that I love. This is where the silly girly side of me comes out.
What I love about Valentine’s Day is…..
- The colors; pink, red, and white
- The heart decorations
- A white cake decorated with fluffy pink frosting and coconut
- Cupcakes decorated with fluffy pink frosting and coconut
- Making Valentine cards
- Getting Valentine cards
- Red and pink roses
So, even though I won’t be getting a dozen red roses from a significant other or some beautiful new jewelry, or even a yummy box of chocolate, I am going to wear pink, red and white all week, wear my heart shaped necklace, red or pink earrings, buy myself some chocolate, bake and decorate cupcakes to take to work, head to Pier One after work to see if I can buy two red or pink dinner plates and some napkins so I can fix a yummy dinner Friday night for my niece who is coming to visit, listen to upbeat fun music all week, and just have a great week!!
Before this morning when this new revelation of how my week was going to play out came to me, I was in the February blahs and I just needed something to get excited about. Now I have it! I need something to be pumped about now and then, even if it is something silly and basically shallow. But it does wonders for me and trust me, I needed it.
Because, to be honest, all the self talk about all the things I have to be thankful for, and uplifting Scripture and songs, just weren’t cutting it the last few days. But a simple holiday and having something to “do” this week other than work, come home, watch the Olympics, go to bed and get up and do it all over again, was just what I needed.
The cool part is I realized this morning as I was driving to work was that I KNEW 100% that God was excited for me this morning. He takes pleasure in the small things too and he’s happy when He sees one of his children excited about life, about beauty, about simple pleasures, about pretty things, about love. After all, He IS the lover of our souls, He IS the original Hallmark Valentine, there is no one more romantic or loving or giving than Him. He is LOVE.
So, Happy Valentine’s Day/Week Readers! I wish I knew who you all are; many of you are hiding in the shadows I know, but I know why too.