Valentine's day can get lost on me us sometimes. Hoping for flowers or an over the top romantic gesture. This morning when I woke up and there wasn't a rose petal path to a puppy with a ribbon, I was disappointed. It took a bit and then I realized, this day isn't about rose petals that wouldeventuallystain my carpet and a puppy that would do the same; it is about loving life. Loving the ones closest to you. Now I am the worst offender at this. I took a deep breath today, and thought about:

Walking into work and realizing, I am so lucky. I love my co-workers.

G sent me a goofy and adorable potted plant with a "love bug" and it made me giggle in the best way (after I got over the lack of puppies.)

A text from my mom made me smile.

A friend at work who received flowers from her best friend, because they are best friends.

A sweet comment from a new blog friend that without a doubt makes me smile every time.

So while risking sounding mushy and also absurd for notinitiallyloving the adorable plant and my first reaction being "a plant? what is this??"...try and think beyond cards,chocolatesand heart decorations. I did and it changed my entire mood. I hope you all have a all type of love filled day.

"Whenever I get gloomy with the state of the world, I think about the arrivals gate atHeathrow Airport. General opinion's starting to make out that we live in a world of hatred and greed, but I don't see that. It seems to me that love is everywhere. Often, it's not particularly dignified or newsworthy, but it's always there - fathers and sons, mothers and daughters, husbands and wives, boyfriends, girlfriends, old friends. When the planes hit theTwin Towers, as far as I know, none of the phone calls from the people on board were messages of hate or revenge - they were all messages of love. If you look for it, I've got a sneaking suspicion... love actually is all around."--Love Actually






happy love day my loves! xx