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Which traditional Valentine’s Day gift would you rather receive: chocolates, flowers, or a card with a personal message? I love chocolate so it is a nice treat, even though I buy it so often that I almost ruin the “treat” part. Flowers are beautiful and always ping my heart. This year I asked for an orchid, which David got for me. I asked him to pick out a color for me and it is so beautiful. Cards are awesome because you can save “the words”. But…..Like I said, I buy chocolate a lot. Flowers not so much for myself. Cards are a bit pricy so I do feel guilt with that. So….If I had to pick one…I’d say surprise me, I’m not picky and I love them all if they are from someone who loves me.
Do you like romantic movies? It depends on if it is part of a good story. Pretty Woman for example. It is romantic but it is also funny and has a good story. I remember one of the first “romantic” movies I think I saw was On Golden Pond. I cried then and now that my father has alzheimer’s it has even more meaning. I haven’t seen the movie in so many years but I remember loving it.
Is Valentine’s Day only about romantic love? Or is it a good occasion to celebrate friendship as well? I don’t think of love as only romantic love. I think friendship falls under the occasion as does the feeling to celebrate children and family. I don’t really save my feelings for this day though so it seems like it is a day that I am reminded that it is the “social norm” to be about a lover.
How do you deal with unwanted romantic attention? I can’t recall this happening much. I’m trying to think back and the only time I can think of that this happened, maybe, is in college, but that would have been during parties and drinking so it sort of doesn’t count.
GRATITUDE SECTION (As always, optional)
Share one or two of your favorite memories of your special loved one if you’d like.
I am so thankful for David and all his love for me.
I am so thankful for my daughter and hope even though she lives so far away that she still feels my support.
I am so thankful for the close friends I have, and they know who they are.
I am also thankful for all I have. I am lucky. I am not rich but I don’t have to worry like so many people do nowadays. When I think of things “I need” I feel foolish sometimes. I think about little kids being hungry.