Next Tuesday, one week from today, is Valentine's Day. I have mixed feelings about this day. I think it is a great day to remind all of those you love just how important they are to you. I also think that this should be done much more often than once a year. I also think that it should focus on love more than romance. Love is forever and Romance is fleeting. Love can involve multiple people who make each and every day of your life a little better. Love can also just be for yourself. I think we often forget just how special we are and that we deserve to be pampered a little bit.
So, this year, if you find yourself alone; pour a glass of bubbly, draw a nice warm bath, sink in and enjoy spending time with a wonderful person. Should you be lucky enough to find yourself surrounded by toddlers and tweens romping about the house; bake them up some special treats, put in a copy of Lady and the Tramp and enjoy a night of love. Just you and your hubby or significant other? Why not forget about fighting the crowds and waiting for a table? Light some candles, pour some wine, break a loaf of bread, cut up some cheese, put out some fruit and spend a quiet evening recalling all the things that made you decide that this was the person with whom you were going to spend the rest of your life.