When I was a little girl, I have a very fond memory. It was the excitement of my dad coming home from work. How did I know he was on his way home? Well, my mom would go re-touch her lipstick and squirt on some yummy perfume. She was always so excited for him to come home. And when he walked in the door, as all 5 of us kids were hugging his leg excitedly, his eyes were on my mom. They would kiss each other as we embraced them. My dad would give my mom's buns a little squeeze and we would all say, "Ew Dad!" And then they would dance. It was the sweetest thing.
I am so lucky to be married to the man that I am. He brings so much laughter into our home. Cory always knows JUST the way to turn my day around. Sometimes I am in a "wo is me" state of mind, and he knows how to bring me out of my foolishness and laugh at myself. He always makes me feel beautiful and loved, even if I'm just in my pajamas.
I have been blessed with so much love in my life. I truly believe that the more love we give to others, the more we get back in return. Sometimes it might not be right away, and sometimes it might not be in the ways we'd expect. To me, Valentine's Day is not all about romancing, but it is about loving. We don't always have romance in our lives, but there can always be love. Love for our neighbors and friends, love for family members, love for strangers. Seriously, just think what this world would be like if all people ever did was gave love to each other. That would be the ultimate utopia!
So, for this Valentine's Day, I challenge all of you (and myself included) to make the simple things more meaningful. Just as my dad and my mom would dance a little each day. Or just like my husband makes me laugh each day. What is something you can do for someone else? The more you focus on doing things for others, the less you'll think about what ISN'T happening for you. I promise it will bring so much happiness! (I am not trying to tell you what to do...I am mainly reminding me of what I need to do better at.)
I hope you enjoy this kit: "Dance With Me"
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P.S. There is an element in here that has the 2 birds kissing in a tree. When I created that, I envisioned that you could type the name of a couple at the top, for instance, I would type "Cory & Summer" just like the image below...Oh, and the frame used in this layout is my baroque frame brush.