Be My Valentine
We do not celebrate Valentine’s Day, but it’s not like we hate love. It’s sort of like Arbor Day — we don’t celebrate Arbor Day, either, but it’s not like we hate trees. (Arbor Day is for celebrating trees, right?) We don’t do anything to mark the day, though I can’t really tell you why. It isn’t a protest. It isn’t a putting our foot down. It just isn’t, and we just don’t.
But if Josh decided he felt like giving me a back rub tonight, I wouldn’t say no.
I really do like an idea I’ve seen echoed around the Internet this week about declaring it a day of self love. Taking a half hour to do something you really enjoy, or buying yourself a particularly good piece of chocolate. THAT is something within your control. You can choose to take a small amount of time for yourself. It can be five minutes. It can be thirty seconds of deep breaths. But it’s yours, and no one can stop it from happening.
I am a big fan of things within my control these days.
So I am going to have a piece of chocolate. I am going to read a chapter in my book. And I am probably going to end up with a new game from the app store. Because damn it, I’m worth it.
Happy Valentine’s Day. What are you going to do to show yourself a little love?