Do you celebrate Valentine’s Day? I actually like this “greeting card holiday” and try to make it a little special. When our kids were growing up, I’d make heart-shaped pancakes for breakfast and something sweet and pink for dessert that night. Sometimes we’d bake pizzas in the shape of hearts, too, or we’d eat pasta and watch Lady and the Tramp or some other “romantic” Disney movie. But even with the kids gone, I like to make Valentine’s Day sweet and lighthearted. Maybe that’s my way of keeping the focus on others instead of building up romantic expectations that are somewhat unrealistic and self-centered. At any rate, I thought you might like to get ready for Valentine’s Day with me!
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I like to wear something pretty and Valentine-y on February 14th. Yeah, I’ll even wear hearts and red and pink. I do try to keep from over-doing it on the theme related clothing. But a little bit can be sweet and fun.
It can also be fun to put some Valentine cards in the mail to friends and family. And of course, I like to get James a card. He probably doesn’t care if I do or not, but I like cards, so I get him one. And then, rather than going out to dinner on Valentine’s Day, we usually do something festive at home. He may grill steaks or I may make pasta. And we usually indulge in something sweet afterwards.
But the biggest problem for me with Valentine’s Day is simply that it sneaks up on me. So this year I’m going to be ready. Which means today is the day to order those cards, get something pretty to wear, buy a gift or two and plan that special meal. I’ve got everything you and I will need to get ready for Valentine’s Day below.
This year Valentine’s Day is on a Monday. So think about what your day will hold. Will you be meeting with friends for your weekly Bible study, going to work, taking care of grandkids, volunteering somewhere or just going about your day at home? Then plan how you can dress a little festive for your day. Purchase any cards or gifts you might want to send to grandkids, friends, parents or other loved ones. I’ve even got stamps for you!
Thanks so much for dropping in today. If you enjoy celebrating Valentine’s Day, I hope today’s post has at least helped you start thinking about your celebration so that you’re ready to make the day fun and enjoyable for others in your life. Have a lovely day!
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Blessed for My Day
Are you struggling with a decision or challenge? I guess most of us have some pretty heavy things on our minds most days. Every day presents us with new challenges and concerns. And if we’re not careful to do otherwise, we can take those things on and try to carry them ourselves.
But the Bible urges us as God for wisdom. Rather than try to figure things out, navigate the situations on our own and advise others accordingly, let’s remember to take our concerns to the Lord. Let’s ask Him to help us stay quiet and still, waiting for His direction, rather than just doing the best we can. Let’s allow Him to guide us so that make wise decisions and share godly wisdom with others, too.
If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God, who gives generously to all without reproach, and it will be given him. ~ James 1:5