i love valentine’s day…and, i love making tiny little bits of love to share. i know the holiday has become too commercialized, but i still love it. maybe it is the child in me remembering how special the day was. a party at school and a bag filled with love…candy and cards from our special friends. as a grown up, i love the beautiful colors, the sayings of love, giving to others, and the feeling that spring is just around the corner. one of my new year’s resolutions for 2012 is to get back into doing the things i really, really love…things i used to do before i had little ones and life got so busy. and, this would mean actually blocking out time on my calendar to do these types of things. as i sat and made homemade valentines for max and grace’s classes i felt a bit guilty…”i have so many things i really “need” to be doing right now,” i thought. but, then they were done and i looked down at them and my heart smiled. my kids will surely not appreciate these the way i do and that is okay. because we moms don’t take enough time for ourselves…doing things that make us feel warm inside. this is the nature of a mother, but i have come to realize that i need to nourish my own heart too even if this means cutting out heart shaped papers and tying a pretty ribbon on top.:) because i love doing these types of things…happy valentine’s day everyone. nourish your heart today and count all of the blessings of love in your life.