one love

Happy Valentine’s Day

confession: I’m not the biggest fan of Valentine’s Day; however, I am a fan of showing your love for everyone every day.

I titled this as “one love” as in this is an explanation of ONE of my many loves, but one of my important ones.

My family is alright about showing love for each other, but they never really do anything outrageous. It’s potentially because when someone does something outrageous we get a little timid and frustrated because we are “outdone.” Honestly, I really don’t know why receiving is so hard. So, it brings me to today.. being the receiver, but throwing the ball back.

Last night, I received this exact link ( from my father.

I don’t know what it’s like to be a parent (and will not know anytime soon), but I do know what it is like to be loved by my two wonderful parents. It’s just a little funny because I think back to so many of my cantankerous days and my parents got the brunt of it all. I feel bad about that, I cannot lie. But on those days, they were the ones who made me happy or at least made me think about where this frustration or anger was coming from and how to deal. How to look on the bright side of life. While it seems quite obvious that parents would show their children how much they love them, it’s not always like that and I can’t imagine not having these “teachers” in my life.

Cheers to the two that taught me how to walk and to talk, who taught me how to love unconditionally, who taught me how to cook, who taught me that passion and happiness are so much more important then your paycheck and social status, who taught me that no one can take your education and experiences from you, and that no matter how big you “screw up” you are still a very beautiful and successful person.

be love


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