Thursday, February 14, 2008

Happy Valentine's/Self-Love Day!

Hilly has organized a great way to celebrate this day dedicated to love: Self-Love Day. Here are the (very simple) rules...

1.) You're gonna grab yourself a banner. If you don't like the one I've used in this post, you can find another one here.

2.) You're gonna post that banner and with it tell us all something that you really love about yourself (thus, the "self-love" portion of our program).

3.) Ask or beg your readers to post one thing that they too love about you!!! If your blog friends are nice, you shouldn't have to beg...much.

4.) Enjoy yourself and spread the love by doing this on your blog! You can optionally stop by and let me know you did it

OK, Step 1 is accomplished, so let's move on to Step 2. I love the way that a clever turn of phrase will randomly drop into my head. It's as though there's this awesome writer who lives just above me and, every once in a while, the paper from his/her typewriter separates itself from the rest and drifts gently into my head. I really have no idea where they come from and I'm always wishing I could find a way to share them (hence this site)...it's a great way to live.

As to Step 3, it's totally optional and I'm not sure I have the right to ask for anything given the spottiness of my recent posting (not to mention any readers left to ask), so do what you think is best. Step 4 isn't optional, however, so go forth and spread the self-love, people!

In more mundane Valentine's news, I received beautiful red roses from my husband yesterday. I get flowers on the 13th of every month for our anniversary, so this is a two-fer. More importantly, I got about 30 seconds of a phone conversation with him before the satellite connection died. Who knew that 30 seconds was more than enough time to tell your Valentine everything she needs to know? ("I love you. I miss you. I wish I were there. Be kind to yourself because you deserve it.") If you're fortunate enough to have more than 30 seconds of phone contact with your sweetheart today, please savor it for me, too.

Finally, from me to you...much love and happiness today and always.

9 comments:

Lys said...

Denise, one thing I adore about you and think is a phenom quality is your way of giving so much of yourself - to Alcott, to TCB, to the Junior League, to work, to your charity work, etc. etc. etc. You are an amazing woman and, while you are going through alot with everything you have facing you, even when you trip, much like a Phoenix you pick yourself up and rise again to face new challenges. Happy Valentines Day!

Hilly said...

I love that you are willing to do almost anything to push past your fears, even if it is uncomfortable. What ad admirable quality!

muttonfish said...

What I love about you is that I've been reading about your life for over a year now, and I keep reading because you fight the same fight I fight -- the all-or-nothing, "do it perfectly, or not at all" thinking. I've watched you bravely chronicle your efforts to better yourself, even when you haven't always been thrilled with your results. It makes you human, loveable, and (along with your wonderful quirky sense of humor) immensely readable.

Happy Valentine's Day, Denise!!

sirenity said...

I love that you inspired me today - thank you!

I passed on your idea on my blog too!

Jenniy said...

I was going to say the same thing as Lys - you're incredibly giving of yourself and you obviously care a lot about Alcott. He's very lucky to have you in his life!

Argy said...

I love the way you dote on the simple things. The true and real. SO earthy and special my sweet friend :)

M@rla said...

I'm skipping right to #3: I love how much you care about other people, Denise. You're an incredibly giving person!

Gingernut said...

Wahh! I only just read this so I hope I'm not too late :) There are many things I love about you, Denise, but I think number one has to be your bravery in facing aspects of your life that you want to change, not just once but again and again. You are an inspiration to me.

Sarah xxx

Mae said...

You're just amazing. Plain and simple. You make me smile, you support and encourage, in a gentle way that never seems pushy, and yet pushes because of that gentle nature.