//update// thank you so much for all the blog post love!
Valentine’s Day for me, at least for the past three years… has been about remembering my wonderfully lovely grandmother, Antonia Sanger Pestaño. She passed on Valentine’s Day of 2009, and although some may see that as unfortunate, I only saw it as appropriate. She was love- personified, in every way possible, and thinking of her on Valentine’s Day only reminds me to love more.
Here she is, circa mid 1930s (my guess):
Anyway, I know a lot of people get all grumpy pants about Valentine’s Day… because it’s a “hallmark holiday,” merely a way for businesses to make more money, because it commercializes love and turns relationships into some showy gift-giving contest… BUT if you can take some time to step away from the negativity that others bring on this day, what it really comes down to is LOVE. And as cheesy as that sounds, how bad would it be to just take that to heart?
So today, tell someone you love them :) Tomorrow, tell someone you love them. EVERY day, tell someone you love them. Instead of saying Valentine’s Day shouldn’t exist, how about we say that EVERYDAY should be like Valentine’s Day?