Itâ€™s Valentineâ€™s Day 2014. I have never been a big fan of Valentineâ€™s Day. I donâ€™t like the idea that on this day you have to have someone in your life who loves you and you have to give/receive elaborate gifts of love.
If you are single and not dating, it is a day on the calendar where your status stands out
If you have a â€˜significant otherâ€™ you are watched and hounded â€œwhat did he/she get youâ€ and â€œwhat did you get for him/herâ€ ?
There are so many ways to show someone you love them. I believe quality time and kind words are a wonderful expression of love.
Many times I prefer that over a material gift. Try telling someone in answer to the â€˜what did he give youâ€™ question that â€˜he sat with me holding my hand watching a movieâ€™. It just doesnâ€™t fit what the holiday has become and movies have taught us.
One way I express love is with homemade items: baked, sewn, knit, crocheted. Recently there was a photo going around facebook with a picture of crocheted items and the words
â€œAll I got from her was a crocheted hat and scarf. Jeez.â€
Fact: That gift of love cost your friend a minimum of $12 to make (each skein of yarn being approximately $5-$6, nowadays), and about the same number of hours to create. And, while she worked on that gift for you, she thought about you. <3
If I make something for you, it is because I care about you and I want to give to you a part of me.
God gave us a special gift: His Son, Jesus Christ. Many have declared that John 3:16 is Godâ€™s valentine to us.
God tells us every day He loves us. He doesnâ€™t need a special day on the calendar. He doesnâ€™t need a celebration. He is reaching out to you with His love. Have you accepted it?
Even though I have not crocheted something for each of you, I wish each you a Happy Valentineâ€™s Day.