Valentine’s Day is a funny day. In my younger years I hated it. Every Freddie Prinze Jr. movie made me believe I would be swept off my feet by a boy I’d been pining over. But year after year that didn’t happen. The closest I got was being taken to see the movie Daredevil the year Valentine’s Day happened to fall on the coldest day of the year. Suffice to say the temperature of my heart adjusted to match that of the outdoors.
As I got a little older I just acted like it wasn’t for me likely to avoid another disastrous date involving a Ben and Jen movie. Eventually I legitimately stopped caring about it.
As time went on, I met The Husband, adopted the fur-baby and continued into a life of love with someone by my side.
In a home of two people who were “meh” to this day, it’s just never become a thing. Sure we share cards and a dietary appropriate treat (FYI: Love means not wanting to ruin someone’s digestive tract) but that’s about it.
This year though with so much garbage in the news and so much hurt and hate, I’ve been trying to focus on the good things in my life, mainly love.
Of all the things I worry about on any given day, love is not one of them. I love love. I love the feeling of love. Not just romantic love, but the love you share with friends, family, random puppies you see on the street, etc…
The feeling of a happy heart that has become that way because of a multitude of people. Am I IN love? Absolutely. And I consider myself insanely lucky for that. Outside of The Husband do I have love? You bet.
So on a day that I don’t really love all that much, I did want to send a little love note into the world for the people who have touched my heart and let me feel loved, and who let me love them in return.
Isn’t that what this is all about anyway? This isn’t singles awareness day for those who aren’t in a romantic relationship, it’s a moment for all of us, paired or not to feel love.
So to the people in my corner that have warmed my heart, make me laugh, build me up when I’m down, listen to my silly ideas, send random notes even if we haven’t talked in a while, know that you’re loved. And thanks for loving me.