Saturday, February 14, 2009

Happy Valentine's Day!

It's Valentine's Day today. I'm on an island off the coast of Hong Kong; there are no vehicles allowed on this island, and I feel pretty much detached from the world. In fact, I would have completely forgotten that it was Valentine's Day except for my traveling buddy, Amber, who left me a peach iced tea and 8 Hershey kisses on my bed. It was happiness. It's the little things that make these holidays special. If you have a close friend, a spouse, a mentor, find that little thing that you can do to tell them you love them today.

When I think of Valentine's Day, I think of that one special year back when I was a freshman in High School. I received a very romantic, meaningful present, ...but from the wrong guy. It was from a guy in my class who had had a crush on me for a few years. I think he liked me because we were both short:) The gift was some chocolate, a balloon, and a gushy card. Again, a very great gift but not from someone I was interested in. I felt special and kind of disturbed all at once.

Here are some gifts that I think girls would really like to receive on Valentine's Day: home-made anything (especially food)
a poem or short story dedicated to the girl
jewelry or perfume
flowers (especially wild ones that you picked out in the field)
pastries (yum)
heart shaped pizza (again that you made)
Women who are reading this, can you think of anything else that you would really enjoy receiving on Valentine's Day?


Ruth said...

-A handwritten note
-A surprise like an unexpected date to an ordinary event like a concert, a ballgame, even the gym or the grocery store
-a walk together
-all your favorite snacks :)

I think sharing the little things with a friend is the best expression of love.

Anonymous said...

How about a set of three flashlights! One with 2 D size batteries, and two with 2 double A size. You never know when you might need a flashlight in the middle of the night while you are sleeping...