So I thought I would do something a little different for this week’s Margarita Monday and again if you are not familiar with what that means, please go HERE and HERE for the last couple of Margarita Monday posts. I’m not sure if it is all of the huge lines in target waiting behind all the massive amounts of people buying out every dumb Valentine box of chocolates or that silly dancing monkey that really tops it all off. All I know is it is definitely that time of year where some use it as an excuse to eat tons of chocolate and make paper heart cut outs and send those singing telegrams or to tell your loved ones that you love them.
Don’t get me wrong Valentines day is probably my favorite holiday of the year only because I’m giddy about love and all that it is, SOooo I fall into the category of those long lines and silly dancing monkeys, and giant chocolate hearts, what?! HA!
I make this day as an excuse to embarrass both of my babies with little heart shaped sandwiches and love notes in their lunch box’s and did heart shaped everything!! I am a sucker for love, more like a sucker for the love that I am constantly surrounded by on a daily basis! I just see this day as another day that I can tell my husband how much I adore him or give my children that extra smooch on the noggin and letting them know how much I love them.
I know this is also a tough day for some out there, and I want to let you know that loving yourself is just as important as loving someone else. Loving myself has been a struggle for a while, and I made a new pact as of a month ago to start really taking care of myself and having more “me” days. I found that by loving yourself and making sure YOU are taken care of is so very important, whether that is getting on a new exercise routine, eating better, buying yourself something, starting a journal, writing out your goals, make yourself those heart shaped sandwiches and putting them in your lunch box whatever it may be, start now and trust me, it feels really good to take care of you.
I wanted to quote one of my favorite love letters from Beethoven |
“Beethoven – Love Letters of Great Men
Good morning, on July 7
Though still in bed, my thoughts go out to you, my Immortal Beloved, now and then joyfully, then sadly, waiting to learn whether or not fate will hear us – I can live only wholly with you or not at all – Yes, I am resolved to wander so long away from you until I can fly to your arms and say that I am really at home with you, and can send my soul enwrapped in you into the land of spirits – Yes, unhappily it must be so – You will be the more contained since you know my fidelity to you. No one else can ever possess my heart – never – never – Oh God, why must one be parted from one whom one so loves. And yet my life in V is now a wretched life – Your love makes me at once the happiest and the unhappiest of men – At my age I need a steady, quiet life – can that be so in our connection? My angel, I have just been told that the mailcoach goes every day – therefore I must close at once so that you may receive the letter at once – Be calm, only by a calm consideration of our existence can we achieve our purpose to live together – Be calm – love me – today – yesterday – what tearful longings for you – you – you – my life – my all – farewell. Oh continue to love me – never misjudge the most faithful heart of your beloved.
Now time to show you some of the 5 minute photo shoot set up with my own babies! Have a fabulous day today!