14 February 2011

The Best Valentine's Day Ever

Several years ago, when my daughter and my best friend lived with me, we three single gals had a spontaneous and wonderful Valentine’s Day. 

Often, Valentine’s Day (or VD as we like to call it), can have a sour note for the singletons.  Nobody to shower all of that love and affection on, nobody to shower you back.  But, it doesn’t have to be that way!

Instead of pissing and moaning, we three decided ~ independently of each other ~ to spread a little VD love around our household.  When we were all three home from work and school, Lisa said, “I have a little something for you girls.”  At which point Zoe and I looked at each other, eyebrows raised, and said, “Hang on, me too!”

We all trotted upstairs and came down with our offerings.  It was better than the Gift of the Magi! 

Lisa bought each of us a heart-shaped pin; three of them, all matching.  Zoe bought each of us a small, heart-shaped box of chocolates.  I bought each of us a bouquet of flowers.  We arrived back in the living room and laughed and laughed.  Each of us had candy, flowers and jewelry! 

We may have been short of lovers that year, but we weren’t short of love.


8thdayplanner said...

The sentiments and stuff I receive from friends and my children are always better than from lovers. Maybe because it is not expected.

Happy Valentine's Day to you and T(a tad late)

Anonymous said...

I love this! Love can come from everywhere--showing ALL the people you love that you love them is a great way to celebrate VD or any day.

Good for the 3 of you!! You rock!


Maria said...

What a wonderful way to spend the day. Valentine's Day is not high on our list and my partner, Bing, unfortunately has a long memory and vivid recall of me forgetting that it was Valentine's Day, not once...but twice.

Yeah, I am just THAT romantic.

the only daughter said...

Independent, random acts of kindess and love (on VD or no) are so, so sweet and loverly. :-)