Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Happy Heart's Day

I was never a fan of Valentine's Day due to a long, sad history of feeling ugly and unloved on such a smoochy day. [Insert your own pity party memory here...or just roll your eyes at my constant victim status.]

I'm an old, WISE woman now and realize that love is better given away than waited for. I'm a slow learner but I usually get it..eventually...sometimes.

To commemorate new affection for the day of hearts and CANDY, here's a list of 14 things that I love to do (three days late).

1. EAT breakfast food.

2. SPEND TIME with my family.

3. HEAR:
"Wow, you look skinny."
"Thank you."
"You're smart."
"I thought you were a lot younger than that."
"You're beautiful."

4. LAUGH.

5. RUN.

6. SMELL lemon or bleach. Mmmmmm clean.

7. WATCH a great movie.

8. SEW.

9. READ a beautiful quote.

10. MAKE someone's day.

11. BEGIN and FINISH something I've been putting off.

12. FIND something I've been looking for.

13. CRY...just get it all out...preferably in privacy.

14. REMEMBER what's important and what is not.

7 comments:

Kristen Gregson said...

We have a lot in common...I love to do all those things too (minus the sewing!)

Lynette said...

Yay...Rita is back!!! I am with ya 100 percent about VDay!!! And I love your list too!!!

You are GREAT!!
And Smart
And Skinny
And Beautiful!!!

And LOVED!!!

Debbie said...

What a great list. Love all of them. Hope you had a fun Valentines Day. You are right about changing the focus to giving rather than receiving love.

I just read your comment on Ben's post. We haven't found great "back-up wives" for Ben since that Northview ward. You're still at the top of my list :-) We were such goof-balls. What can I say?

Amy and Brad said...

Great list!

Colett's Corner said...

Rita,
I just wanted you to know that the last time I saw you I thought you looked like a beautiful, smart, skinny, 27 year old!!! By the way THANKS for caring about me....it made my day a little easier.

Erin said...

Great list! I LOVE reading your blog.

Jenny said...

I enjoyed the day all to much by eating to much sweets.