Monday, February 14, 2011


two hearts

I am a romantic at heart. But somehow I just am not completely behind Hallmark's holiday, Valentine's Day. Sure, I love a wonderful, mouth-watering, chocolaty piece of dark confection, but gushing over $5 pre-written cards, or flowers from out front of the local grocery store is just not my style.

Even though Mr. R and I have been together for close to a third of a century, I never expect FTD, or Tiffany's to pull up to my house on February 14th. I guess my cynical side must be just as prominent as my romantic side.

But here's the thing. There is so much pain and misery on our small planet. So much sadness that people have to deal with on a daily basis. I think that any holiday that is all about love and sharing really can't be all that bad. I mean, it's a good thing to focus on the people you love most, because I know for me, it's too easy to take those people for granted.

So, no more bah humbug Valentine's Days for me. I'm going to celebrate loving and sharing with my  friends and family. I'll give someone a hug today, and then go get myself a piece of my favorite chocolate, too. After all, life and love can only gets better with chocolate.

Wishing you all a very happy Valentine's Day.


  1. I'm not a fan of Hallmark's holidays, either.

    I am totally into happy hearts today, always and forever! And chocolate (unfortunately)

  2. Amen, Carey! I am not a fan of Hallmark Holidays either, maybe as a result of 18 years pushing Hallmark cards. But I'm with you, any holiday, real or created, that encourages a little bit of love and thoughtfulness is ok after all!

  3. lovely... and your banner pic is amazing!

    cheers, jenn