Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Be Mine.

"I love love. I love being in love. I don't care what it does to me"
-The Format

Well, its here... Valentine's Day.
The day that single people hate, that girls have ridiculous expectations for, and that boys dread.

To me, it's more than flowers and chocolates and hearts and red and pink and x's and o's.

It's a feeling.

It's the feeling you get when you're with the ones you care the most about.

The feeling of comfort you find laughing with friends, eating a home cooked meal with family, curled up watching a movie in your PJs with your sweetie.

That, to me, is what love is and what Valentine's Day represents.

It's not mass produced in a factory, it's not shoved down our throats as soon as the calender reads "February". It's every day. It's every minute. It's the good morning text that makes you smile. The inside joke tweet from your best friend that makes you laugh. The warmth you feel when you think of that someone special. To me, every day is Valentine's Day. Cliche yes, but true none the less. We need to spend every day loving the ones we love, not just that one day in the middle of February.
Here are just some of the people{and pets} that I {do my best to} spend every day loving...




 




With that I leave you with two of my favorite love quotes...

"Later that day I got to thinking about relationships. There are those that open you up to something new and exotic, those that are old and familiar, those that bring up lots of questions, those that bring you somewhere unexpected, those that bring you far from where you started, and those that bring you back. But the most exciting, challenging and significant relationship of all is the one you have with yourself. And if you can find someone to love the you you love, well, that's just fabulous."
-Carrie Bradshaw (Sex and the City)

"Whenever I get gloomy with the state of the world, I think about the arrivals gate at Heathrow 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 the Twin 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"
-Hugh Grant (Love Actually)

Have a happy day and try to spend every day loving as much as you're told to today...
xoxo,
shea

1 comment:

Stefana said...

Even though it's cliche.... I love you... Happy Valentine's Day!