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Happy Valentine's Day!!

Thursday, February 14, 2013

OK, it's not about the romance with a capital R.

Or the gifts. (Flowers and chocolate pretty much always on offer at my place . . . ).

Or the cards (although it was a nice surprise this morning to come down to two handmade cards from our DD).

It's just taking a minute to think about all the special people in my life. Some I love, some I like, and some who just make life more pleasant all the time.

My immediate family. The great people I work with. Friends. Friendly acquaintances at places like my gym or the drug store or the lilbrary or the convenience store who greet me warmly.

And Charlie the wonder dog too.

I like Valentine's Day more than Christmas, more than my birthday. Lower expectations maybe, and higher rewards??

Don't know. But I had my bright red cowboy boots on today for work (under a pant suit). And a spring in my step!!

Wish I had enough Spark Points to send individual Valentines to all my great Spark Friends: but Valentine's greetings anyhow! You brighten my life, thank you!!

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Member Comments About This Blog Post:
IMAGINE_IT 2/15/2013 3:09PM

    ..And you have brightened my Life for sure emoticon I am glad you had a lovely Valentines Day emoticon

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KALIGIRL 2/15/2013 12:11PM

    Lovely! emoticon

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CRYSTALJEM 2/15/2013 11:35AM

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NANCY- 2/15/2013 8:34AM

    I can just picture you in those boots!
You also brighten my day!
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DEBRA0818 2/15/2013 6:48AM

    I like it a lot too, Ellen, and I wish that I could feel the gratitude for all the love that has come my way every day, but, being human, I sometimes get too focused on myself. This annual reminder that "it's all about love," is a wonderful way to spend a day.


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TRYINGHARD1948 2/15/2013 6:03AM

    ... And you brighten our lives too Ellen. emoticon

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NUOVAELLE 2/15/2013 2:41AM

    I hope your Valentine's Day was as beautiful as this blog!
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_LINDA 2/15/2013 1:47AM

    Happy Valentine's Day to you too! I wore a tie dyed T-Shirt that had red in it as I had simply nothing else. I took red foil covered chocolate hearts to the club for the 99er's to enjoy and gave them red entries to fill out, they enjoyed it! A few had dressed up in red, but most had forgotten what day it was lol, hope their spouses remember lol.
Thank you for being the awesome Spark friend that you are! Love that you mentioned your fur baby too :) Where would we be without our beloved pets?

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PHEBESS 2/15/2013 1:18AM

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BOOKAPHILE 2/14/2013 9:28PM

    I hope it was a wonderful day for you!

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_RAMONA 2/14/2013 9:02PM

    I'm with you... now I gotta go find me a pair of red boots!

{{{{{{{{{ HUGS }}}}}}}}}}

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LESLIE2561 2/14/2013 8:54PM

    Who needs flowers and candy when you can have a FitBit instead. That's what I got, but I did ask for it. Anyway, It means more to me to spend time remembering my loved ones also. emoticon

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TRAVELGRRL 2/14/2013 8:52PM

    I read the average consumer spends $132 on Valentine's Day. Sorry, I'm a cynic!! But ANY day is a good day to appreciate the people in our lives we love and depend on!!

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DONNACFIT 2/14/2013 7:42PM

    I love Valentine's Day too!! Have a great Valentine's Day!!

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SLENDERELLA61 2/14/2013 7:16PM

    Thanks, Ellen! I can just picture you in those red boots -- beautiful! So appropriate for Valentine's Day, I bet everyone who saw you smiled!! Hope you received those higher rewards on your favorite holiday!!

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ONEKIDSMOM 2/14/2013 7:12PM

    With an attitude like that, how can one NOT wish you the happiest valentine's day ever! Rock those boots!

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