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A little something sweet …

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Today’s Valentine’s Day and unless you’ve been sequestered with your TV/radio off, it would be difficult not to know about it.  Commercials – point-of-purchase displays – even the gas station is set up to make sure we don’t forget our sweethearts!  Millions will be spent today on roses, candy, teddy bears and more yet later tonight, retail employees will mark down all the Valentine’s stuff to make way for … Easter!   Good-bye Necco sweethearts, hello Peeps!

Put aside the romantic connotations (and pressures) of today and know that it’s actually a perfect opportunity to do something sweet for yourself.  There’s an abundance of good things and warm feelings around anyways, why not roll in it? A few ideas:

  • Indulge in that special coffee-house drink you love so much. Monday morning commutes are so much better with a tasty treat.
  • Build yourself the ultimate healthy salad at lunch and, if possible, sit in the sunshine to eat it.
  • Double up on the amount of water you drink today; your circulation will thank you.
  • Treat yourself to a workout that leaves your skin glowing.
  • Leave the dishes in the sink and instead, sink into the book or movie you’ve been eyeing.
  • Buy one special piece of candy/chocolate/whatever and savor it slowly.
  • Bottom line: do one decadent thing today that leaves you feeling spoiled. Because when you feel that way, when you’re happy and satisfied and included, you’re more likely to share your best with others.    Including your sweetheart.

Love is all around us … how are you celebrating Valentine’s Day?    

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9 thoughts on “A little something sweet …

  1. My husband and I made a fire in the fire pit out back and grilled mako shark steaks for our supper last night. We decided to celebrate one day early. The actual day isn’t important is it? We watched a circus on TV called, The Grammys and enjoyed the first warmish evening in Texas in quite a while. Happy Heart Day everyone!

    • Sounds wonderful Lissa … we ate leftovers, sat by the fire, sang along to some 70s classics and smooched at midnight. Date nights – on Valentine’s – and ordinary nights – keep our relationship fresh and young. Cheers! MJ

  2. cooper

    working…my, how romantic….but your suggestions are on the money.

    • Cooper, my 80 year old mother (who was married 52 years to her sweetheart) would tell you, “love is groceries.” Someone’s gotta bring home the bacon, and to me, it’s what you do with it once you get home that matters. Have a great Valentine’s Day! 🙂 MJ

  3. Sheila Gibson

    Great ideas…I could use a little pampering!

    Sheila

    • Yep, sometimes we have to be the one initiating the pampering. I deliberately saved a Christmas gift from the hubbs for this week – a massage gift certificate. Used it last night after being back at work full time for a month + and it was just what I needed. Happy day! MJ.

  4. ..Giving the right kind of chocolate for Valentines Day requires some effort and know-how. To be sure that you wow your loved one on Valentines Day with the perfect chocolates here are some important tips to remember …. ..For over a hundred years the New England Confectionery Company NECCO have helped lovers sweetly say I love you with their These tiny candied hearts have been a Valentines Day tradition since the early 1800s and to this day the company still produces 8 billion colored hearts each Valentines Day…..Originally were known as Motto Hearts.

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