NAS: Valentine’s Day!

What are your thoughts about Valentine’s Day? Do you enjoy it? Loathe it? Not even realize it’s a special day? Do you celebrate it in any way?

Linking up over at Jen’s!

I love Valentine’s Day! Growing up we always made valentines for each other and would sneak out late at night or early in the morning to put them at the dining room table. When we woke up we’d be greeted by notes from our parents and siblings at our place. And candy too 🙂 Since coming to college I still send valentines home to the family and they still send them to me. And they’re all up on my wall!

This year I initiated a valentine-making spree here at school. It was a stroke of Pinterest creativeness, or procrastination. I can’t remember which 😉 We made one of these for each of the suites of ladies in my dorm (20 I think) and hung them on the doors:

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On the back we wrote something like: “To the beautiful ladies of Suite X: Happy Valentine’s Day! You are loved! ❤ Suite Y”. It was fun to spread the love.

My evening involved movie watching and chocolate, which was fun. I haven’t been staying up very late on Fridays anymore since I go sidewalk counseling early on Saturdays. They had a single ladies dinner on campus that guys hosted, but I didn’t go. I don’t feel like I need to cry over my relationship status because I know I am loved by the people around me. If a significant other is someday added to that group of people, then so be it. Awesome. Everything happens in God’s timing. And this year it was time for chocolate 🙂 But let’s face it, everyday is chocolate day, right? Kidding!

What I don’t like about Valentine’s day is the humongous teddy bears and crazy balloons and all that jazz. Why? Because I don’t think you need a holiday to show people you love them. You should be doing nice stuff for people all the time. I’m certainly not a pro at that and am working on appreciating people more, but come on people. Do surprise nice things! Don’t wait for holidays!

I do appreciate when people use the opportunity to celebrate the goodness in their lives and the world.  That’s nice to see. I appreciate nice notes. And you know what? Taking time to do the same for other people rocks too.

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