My weekly trip to the store was sabotaged today. Oversized stuffed animals. A cacophony of pink and red drenching every aisle. Overpriced elixir of love (chocolate) in perfect dainty packages. And of course the sappy jewelry adds….. I’ve never been one to really appreciate the “Obligatory Day of Love”. And besides, it’s still JANUARY! But as I walked through the store I had an enlightening conversation with myself that went something like this..
“Valentine’s day candy is the worst. Where are those Reese’s hearts? That’s the one good thing this holiday has to offer. Whose idea was this silly holiday anyways? My husband knows I love him every day! Not just on one “cupid” day of the year. I mean, I spontaneously do extra nice things for my husband all the time to show him I love him. Like just recently when I…. well I thought I…. maybe that was a while ago… was it really last Valentine’s Day?! Ugh.”
As much as that conversation was a slap in the face, it made me realize that I need to.. MAKE A CHANGE! Thank goodness it still is January! I have all year to be better. And to start things off right- I’m doing something extra special for him today! I’m also adding a repeating reminder to my phone so that hopefully this time next year, I don’t have the same pre-cupid’s day conversation with myself.
And….As much as I don’t want to admit it. Maybe I do need Valentine’s Day. Maybe I do need that obnoxious reminder to: